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Is It Windows 7, Or KDE 4?

LunarCrisis Re:eye candy (559 comments)

This is off-topic, but apparently you never dug Mac OS X keyboard preferences. Mac OS X is much much more keyboard friendly then any Windows ever was (probably with exception of Win 3.x which still tried to follow the aforementioned UI guidelines).

That was actually surprising to myself - when I first started with Mac OS X 10.3

I'm actually a Linux user, though I do remember Windows being pretty annoying when it came to keyboard navigation. I will say that one of the things I love about the mac is spotlight, I wish I could find something like it.

After Googling for 0.5s - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343 and also google for "Full Keyboard Access".

Ah, thanks for the information! It hadn't even occurred to me that something like this would be configurable. Is there a reason it's disabled by default? It seems the only people who wouldn't want it enabled would be those who don't use keyboard shortcuts, and it wouldn't impact them in any case.

more than 5 years ago
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Is It Windows 7, Or KDE 4?

LunarCrisis Re:eye candy (559 comments)

One thing that's always bothered my about OS X is that the user interface is often not keyboard-friendly. In Firefox, for example, keyboard form navigation is broken: someone decided that it would be a good idea for tab to skip checkboxes, radio buttons, drop-downs. . . and so you have to move back to the mouse just to move to the next form element. . .

more than 5 years ago
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Italian Red Lights Rigged With Short Yellow Light

LunarCrisis Re:Technically it shouldn't... (353 comments)

In this case I guess it's more dangerous because people are used to having a longer yellow light, so it turns red before they expect it to.

I wonder whether it would still be more dangerous if they made every yellow light shorter. Would people actually start to stop for them?

more than 5 years ago
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CNN Uses P2P Video & Adds Terrible EULA

LunarCrisis Re:good luck with that (254 comments)

Cool, didn't know that. Thanks for correcting me!

I wonder if Canada has a similar exception. =)

more than 5 years ago
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CNN Uses P2P Video & Adds Terrible EULA

LunarCrisis Re:good luck with that (254 comments)

A copyright owner doesn't have the right to issue terms of use, at least not in the US. The only thing you, as a copyright holder, can do is to keep me from making and distributing copies.

Such as the copy you make in installing it to your computer? Copyright law is strange. . .

more than 5 years ago
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CNN Uses P2P Video & Adds Terrible EULA

LunarCrisis Re:good luck with that (254 comments)

Oh no. Is my computer broadcasting an IP address again?

Seriously, that's all the personally identifying info it should be sending out.

At the very least, you also have information on what content they are downloading.

more than 5 years ago
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DC CTO Vivek Kundra Named To Top Federal IT Job

LunarCrisis They're going to announce it! (105 comments)

The administration could announce Kundra's appointment as soon as Thursday.

I'd better get ready to find out then!

more than 5 years ago
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Torvalds Rejects One-Size-Fits-All Linux

LunarCrisis Re:We don't need the desktop (791 comments)

You're responding to things I never said.

I was disagreeing with the GP's statement: "We don't need the desktop."

more than 5 years ago
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Torvalds Rejects One-Size-Fits-All Linux

LunarCrisis Re:We don't need the desktop (791 comments)

Larger market share means more chance of official support from hardware manufacturers and game developers. That's pretty compelling from my point of view.

more than 5 years ago
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Could Fake Phishing Emails Help Fight Spam?

LunarCrisis oblig (296 comments)

Spam is like XML, if it doesn't solve the problem, use more.

more than 5 years ago
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White House Exempts YouTube From Web Privacy Rules

LunarCrisis Re:This is disturbing... (235 comments)

Well, that's probably why his version didn't make the summary.

more than 5 years ago
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South Carolina Seeking To Outlaw Profanity

LunarCrisis Re:Now THIS is obscene: (849 comments)

It's sillier if you look at the before and after:

Before:
(3) publishes, exhibits, or otherwise makes available anything obscene to any group or individual; or
After:
(3) publishes orally or in writing, exhibits, or otherwise makes available anything obscene to a group or individual; or

more than 5 years ago
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iTunes DRM-Free Files Contain Personal Info

LunarCrisis Re:Seriously... (693 comments)

Wow, 7000 dollars for 4 m of cable! I think I will start my own Super Super HiFi equipment company!

Looking at the picture, I think you're paying for the pear.

more than 5 years ago
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New Google Favicon Deja Vu All Over Again?

LunarCrisis Re:I'm not really seeing the similarity (227 comments)

Today's episode of /. is brought to you by the letter g

Fixed that for you. Remember, URLs are case sensitive!

more than 5 years ago
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Storm Worm Botnet "Cracked Wide Open"

LunarCrisis Re:WWBD? (301 comments)

Forget Batman! What would Yagami Light do?

He would probably patch and take over the botnet for his own purposes.

more than 5 years ago
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Chrome On the Way For Mac and Linux

LunarCrisis Re:Why is it taking so long? (308 comments)

Because they want Chrome to be fast. While python is fast for a scripting language, it is not up to the task of delivering the fastest browser known to man.

To be fair, if you're using native libraries for rendering and UI, it's not likely to make a huge difference what language you're using; for the most part you're not lifting the heavy weight.

more than 5 years ago
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Git Adoption Soaring; Are There Good Migration Strategies?

LunarCrisis Girl Adoption? (346 comments)

Anyone else read that as "Girl Adoption Soaring; Are There Good Migration Strategies?"?

*goes hunting for coffee*

more than 5 years ago
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Rare Venomous Mammal Filmed

LunarCrisis Re:I love how... (233 comments)

[...] We caught the animal in a trap as part of a very large effort and only kept it for a few hours while we measured it and collected samples [...] then picked it up to bring it back to the exact spot where we found it. [...]

And to think that people don't believe in UFOs!

more than 5 years ago

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