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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

ArcadeMan Re:Monochrome, Yes (247 comments)

And yellow can be replaced by blinking. Hell, the speed of blinking could even be a better indicator of how much time is left before it turns "red". Epileptic people would love it.

12 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

ArcadeMan Re:This looks familiar (247 comments)

But power users are exactly the kind of users who can dig around to find the setting they're looking for.

New users are totally lost if there's no logic to the structure and organisation in the control panel.

yesterday
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

ArcadeMan Re:This looks familiar (247 comments)

I don't recall any design from the past 50 years that looked as plain and boring as OS X Yosemite and Windows 8/10.

yesterday
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

ArcadeMan This looks familiar (247 comments)

As a Mac user, I find the "zPC Settings" categories quite similar to what Apple uses in OS X.

It's not about "dumbing down" features, it's about having clear categories at the first level. If Microsoft hides settings from level 2 and up, then it does become a problem.

Also, I find the look of those GUIs horrible, even more so than OS X Yosemite. Where did the latest GUI designers graduate from? Both OS X and Microsoft look more plain than twenty-five years ago, surely that can't be a coincidence. Are they preparing us to go back to monochrome displays?

yesterday
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Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud

ArcadeMan Re:Lesson learned (80 comments)

Just like the gamers!

yesterday
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

ArcadeMan How does that work? (148 comments)

Inbox is invite-only right now, and you can email inbox@google.com to request an invite.

I'm sending an email right now to cutegirlfriend@google.com

yesterday
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

ArcadeMan Some people here have no idea (565 comments)

Some people say they're going to "avoid FTDI chips in the future". Good luck with that because FTDI makes the most reliable Serial-to-USB ICs on the planet. Going with anything else is just asking for trouble.

yesterday
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

ArcadeMan Re:On the other hand... (565 comments)

It is, but in this case USB stands for Ultra Sensitive Bits.

yesterday
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

ArcadeMan Re:South Park? (476 comments)

COMBO BREAKER!

I'm sorry but "man" is not a proper word for this sequence.

yesterday
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Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

ArcadeMan Re:DOS version? (99 comments)

Maybe I'm missing something, but how are we supposed to run their DOS executable on a Mac?

2 days ago
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Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

ArcadeMan Re:Wonder what brand is best now... Intel? (99 comments)

I'd rather go with stable than EXTREME, so I go with Intel. It might not be the fastest around, but we rarely hear about Intel SSD problems.

Available soon below my post, someone with a story about failed Intel SSDs.

2 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

ArcadeMan Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (724 comments)

We don't hear about the lack of women on construction sites, etc.

It's a non-problem that people who are too hung up on being politically correct and equality want to fix for the sake of appearances.

Some types of people don't like the same things as some other types of people. Deal with it.

2 days ago

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