Monthly Archives: June 2015

Microsoft stopping metro apps, Skype first

Just received an email from Skype:

“… We’re simplifying your experience down to one app that you can use either with your mouse and keyboard or with touch. Going forward you’ll only need to use the Skype for Windows desktop app. … Note: From 7 July, 2015 you’ll no longer be able to sign into the Skype for modern Windows app.”

Windows 10 will merge the look and feel of metro and desktop apps. Everything will be a “desktop” app which will be automatically maximized on tablets or when you remove (turn back) the keyboard from the 2-in-1 models like Microsoft Surface.

I wonder now: will Microsoft soon decide that all Windows applications should be made available through the “Store” app (like Google Play for Android)?

Skype for “modern windows” app is still available though (, alongside with the desktop application (


Right to vote and democracy

Luxembourg refused to give right to vote to 46% of its population (now or when they achieve 18years old).

This mean that a “majority” in Luxembourg to do a “democratic” decision will continue to be 27% of the people that live in the country.

In Switzerland it is almost a quarter of the population which cannot count for the “democracy”. In most of other countries this value is smaller.

I regret that countries that need foreign people to help to build and improve their state, do not retribute to include them in the democracy system they claim to be.

Hopefully sometime soon this will change and democracy will include all the population that contribute to a state and not just those who have a passport with the flag of that same country.