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Why Microsoft Killed the Windows Start Button

Kippesoep Re:stopped using it? (857 comments)

Even better? It does a heck of a job interrupting my workflow even better. At least the Start Menu covers only a relatively small part of the screen and I can just type what I want without looking at it. I keep looking at whatever I'm working on. Start screen? Blam! In my face. Highly intrusive. Makes me want to strangle whoever came up with it every single time it pops up.

about 2 years ago

Firefox 7.0 Beta Released

Kippesoep Re:Aw c'mon (237 comments)

Firefox 4.0 was not a feature release. It was a major release that included changes in the core.

Yet another arbitrary distinction... especially when most people here complain that 4.0 should actually be called 3.7.

You just showed that version numbers aren't just a number but carry meaning with them. Mozilla using them arbitrarily distorts their meaning, and this is what people are complaining about.

They don't carry meaning other than what we assign to them. What I showed is that they broke their own rules before, in a small way, pointing out the inconsistency does not mean that I think those "rules" are important. Are they doing it arbitrarily now? Nope, just differently. Bugfixes etc: small number, features added and major functionality changes: first number. It's not confusing to me, nor is the old system. And I don't care if a user says he has a problem on 4.3.5 or 7.0. The only thing that I find annoying about the change in version numbers is the addons needlessly expiring, but that situation already seems to be improving. How those numbers increase isn't very important, as long as we have an easy way of determining which is which. Their removing the number from the about box does have me worried though.

more than 2 years ago

Firefox 7.0 Beta Released

Kippesoep Re:Aw c'mon (237 comments)

Now, you have no clue if 7 represents a major change or just a bugfix without actually testing it.

Really? What about 5.0.1 and 4.0.1? Bugfix releases still can and do happen. 7 is a feature release, as were 6, 5 and 4 before it. Perhaps the features added aren't alway major news or huge visible changes, I agree. But at least they're coming available much quicker now and can be refined sooner as well.

Hence, frustration for developers.

As a web developer, I am not frustrated by the jump in version numbers. It is, after all, just a number. If anything, it makes it easier to know when new functionality becomes available, even if it comes in bite-sized chunks, rather than wondering whether a point release is just a collection of bugfixes or actually expands functionality. If anything, I thought that they shouldn't have done the out-of-process plugins in the small numerical step from 3.6.3 to 3.6.4... that alone warranted calling it 3.7, imho.

more than 2 years ago

Dutch Government To Tax Drivers Based On Car Use

Kippesoep Re:They never stop do they? (500 comments)

Depends on what you call "recently". The tax on fuel was already getting long in the tooth slightly before the dawn of time. Today's fuel prices are â1.682 per litre. That's â6.367 per gallon or $9.07 in fake money. Don't think for a moment that the price of petrol will drop when this "rekeningrijden" is truly introduced. They'll probably find ways to keep the "wegenbelasting" too, taxing both ownersnip and use based on distance and use fuel consumption.

more than 2 years ago

Scientists Breeding Super Bees

Kippesoep Re:What's the problem? (248 comments)

I'm sure somebody will figure a way to blame it on gay marriage.

about 3 years ago

Facebook Offers Easy Commenting Alternative

Kippesoep Re:"Anviled"? (132 comments)

I think it has to do with what you feel like when it gets dropped on you.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Kills AutoRun In Windows

Kippesoep Still available for CDs and DVDs. (340 comments)

This is only for things like USB sticks etc. It's not like every CD-ROM that John W. Clueless has ever bought is suddenly going to stop auto-running. From the original source: this update does not turn off the feature entirely. For example, it does not impact "shiny media" such as CDs or DVDs that contain Autorun files.

I for one think this is a sensible thing to do.

more than 3 years ago

Operation Titstorm Hits the Streets

Kippesoep Re:Question (458 comments)

What makes you think they're not heterosexuals already? Paedophilia exists regardless of sexual orientation.

more than 4 years ago

Unfinished Windows 7 Hotspot Feature Exploited

Kippesoep Re:Can someone please tell me.. (234 comments)

Or maybe they're just ahead of their time. This feature is obviously intended for Windows 8 only.

more than 4 years ago

Firefox 3.5 Beta Boosts Open Video Standard

Kippesoep Re:Linux? (281 comments)

That's just plain Flash though.

more than 5 years ago

IE Losing 10% Market Share Every Two Years

Kippesoep Re:A big surprise for me today... (345 comments)

I hope you were in kindergarten because you work there... Interesting that it was the assistant's sister, rather than brother, who was giving the advice.

more than 5 years ago

Apple May Loosen Restrictions With iPhone 3.0

Kippesoep Re:The Holy Bible is pure (178 comments)

I agree... It appears most Americans are more easily offended by even mild nudity than by horrible acts of violence. The Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" springs to mind. In this country such a thing would be pretty much completely ignored (maybe a small message on the third-to-last page of the papers). This behaviour has long puzzled me. We're all born naked. I can understand not wanting (ones kids to) see explicit porn, but nudity does not mean porn per se. I get the feeling Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" would be censored in the US. On the other hand it seems perfectly ok to show violence in cartoons and games to kids. The dichotomy is what's interesting. Maybe the whole 2nd amendment thing has something to do with it. Personally, I could care less about the effects of nudity and violence, but only if paid to do so. Well, actually, I prefer kids to grow up into people running around (semi-)naked than into people who think violence solves anything.

more than 5 years ago

Tool Shows the Arguments Behind Wikipedia Entries

Kippesoep Re:It's a wait, it's not (115 comments)

And set up a wiki for that comparison, just to see how much argument is behind it...

more than 5 years ago

Solving Obama's BlackBerry Dilemma

Kippesoep Re:research in motion (374 comments)

Didn't they try something like that in 1812 already? Didn't they set fire to the White House? Didn't the Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie make a wonderful song about that?

more than 5 years ago

Study Confirms Mobile Phones Distract Drivers

Kippesoep Re:well duh... (439 comments)

People need tech support with that?

more than 5 years ago

Study Confirms Mobile Phones Distract Drivers

Kippesoep Re:Cell Phone law dangerous. (439 comments)

It makes the drivers even more dangerous. We should put all those people in a destruction derby while they're on the phone. If they're also the people rebelling against wearing a seat belt that'll solve two problems in one go while providing entertainment for the masses.

more than 5 years ago

18% of Consumers Can't Tell HD From SD

Kippesoep Re:Are they nuts? (603 comments)

Free of intelligence? Free of math skills?

more than 5 years ago

Man Attempts To Cross English Channel With Jet Wing

Kippesoep Re:Damn!! (175 comments)

Oh dear. Your poor wife.

more than 5 years ago



DOSBox 0.73 released

Kippesoep Kippesoep writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Kippesoep (712796) writes "Almost two years after the previous version 0.72, the popular open source DOS emulator DOSBox has been granted a new release. Version 0.73 is out now. The increase in version number may be small, but a tremendous amount of development has happened. Check out the changelog for a small sampling of the most important changes."


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