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Ubuntu Unity: The Great Divider

Handlarn Re:unity (729 comments)

The problem is that the UI designers are changing focus from desktops and laptops to touch screen devices and such when the majority of users are still using a mouse and keyboard setup to navigate.

No matter how outdated the mouse/keyboard setup might be, it's still the most prevalent means of computer UI navigation available, and many of us are still very comfortable with that setup.

The difference between this situation and your car analogy is that the mouse/keyboard setup still works very well for the majority of computers. A better analogy would be if they would remove the physical steering wheel, shift stick and everything for your car and replace those with a giant touch screen interface.

more than 3 years ago

Some Windows Apps Make GRUB 2 Unbootable

Handlarn This happened to me. (429 comments)

I dual booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04 (or 9.10, I don't remember), because I work with Adobe products often so I need Windows but I also like to dabble in Linux from time to time and running either OS in a virtual machine doesn't cut it.

Ubuntu/Windows fucked up my GRUB and/or ext3 partition and I couldn't really find a way to fix it either. I'm not a beginner Linux-user but I am no sysadmin either. I could never get into my Ubuntu system again.
Ubuntu/Windows also messed with the head of scandisk/chkdsk in Windows 7 that it "repaired" my files regularly at reboot which eventually lead to a huge loss of data. (Most of which I got back, fortunately.)

Since then I don't dare to run Linux/Windows dual boot anymore. It's a shame, because I like them both.

about 4 years ago

Microsoft Claims Google Chrome Steals Your Privacy

Handlarn Re:Correct (522 comments)

What type of dumbass moderators are at work here? I got moderated down as Troll when I obviously just answered the parent's post with accurate info.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Claims Google Chrome Steals Your Privacy

Handlarn Re:Correct (522 comments)

Except that they filter out any user data and passwords when they publish the search terms. Any other situation would have generated a huge outcry by now. Try finding any login information this way yourself and you'll notice it can't be found.

more than 4 years ago

New Dating Sites Match People Through DNA Tests

Handlarn Re:Hmm... (278 comments)

It's OK, the media will inform the voters. The media always report the unbiased truth!

more than 4 years ago

Fixing Bugs, But Bypassing the Source Code

Handlarn Re:No Silver Bullet (234 comments)

Then you'd just have added another programming layer since you'd still have to tell the computer exactly what type of software you want it to write. Really not that different from a compiler.

more than 4 years ago

Hacking Hi-Def Graphics and Camerawork Into 4Kb

Handlarn Re:I assume the SOURCE fits into 4 kb (255 comments)

Maybe you just shouldn't use a word like "source" to mean "executable" when you're talking about software. It's just bound to create confusion.

On a side note, kilobyte is abbreviated kB, not KB or kb.

more than 5 years ago

Memristor Minds, the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Handlarn Re:I'm always taken back by this (184 comments)

Why wouldn't consciousness be fit to be made into an algorithm? You think somehow consciousness doesn't follow the same rules of physics as everything else in the universe?

more than 5 years ago

Defining an Interactive Physical MMO For the iPhone

Handlarn Re:Virtual mirror world you say? (124 comments)

This forum is made up of several people, so there can sometimes be what would seem to you as conflicting opinions.

more than 5 years ago

AMD Demos DirectX 11-Capable ATI Graphics Card

Handlarn Re:Will programmers be able to utilize? (107 comments)

That would produce some bad looking results, as the driver wouldn't know the difference between a model that is intentionally polygonal and one that is not.

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Hard Drive and SSD Performance Analyzed

Handlarn Re:So? (248 comments)

Why would you even run 64-bit Firefox if not everything works with it? I can't imagine there are any noticable performance gains to be made from surfing the web in a 64-bit application. Placebo effect?

more than 5 years ago

Repairman Steals Hard Drive And Charges To Reinstall It

Handlarn Phase 4... (181 comments)

Phase 4: ???

Phase 5: PROFIT!

more than 5 years ago

Swedish Pirate Party Gains 3000 Members In 7 Hours

Handlarn Re:Wow.... (410 comments)

It has everything to do with linking people and information, since hyperlinking copyrighted material is not considered a crime in Sweden.

Until now, because torrents are technically not much more than a file with links.

Of course there's an outrage. Linking copyrighted material is LEGAL in Sweden. Hosting copyrighted material for unlawful distribution is illegal. It is obvious that The Pirate Bay have not been involved in the latter.

They got a one-year prison sentence and 30 million SEK in fines for something that is legal.

more than 5 years ago

Flying Car Passes First Flight Test

Handlarn I don't know if this is actually such a great idea (273 comments)

This sounds like a great invention.

I mean, who wouldn't like to drive around with their mini-airplane, potentially bumping into cars, trees, mailboxes or senior citizens, or have it suffer some other unnecessary wear and tear, or have their cars messed with while parked only to find out that something vital has been broken while in mid flight?

more than 5 years ago

French President Busted For Copyright Violation

Handlarn Re:Smart move (317 comments)


They were hardly protesting against having their music spread to the big masses. They obviously intented to point out that the most influential politician/pro-copyright spokesman of France is a hypocritical asshole.

It's incredible how anyone could miss the point.

more than 5 years ago

Game Technology To Watch In 2009

Handlarn Re:2009 will be... (123 comments)

When's the "-1, Enough Already" moderation option coming?

more than 5 years ago

Fallout 3 Gets Leaked, Goes Gold

Handlarn Re:Some Fallout (249 comments)

The truly hardcore gamers won't play it but they can likely find a use for it during the long sessions of bashing the game on forums for not being in isometric view.

more than 5 years ago


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