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Microsoft Killed the Start Menu Because No One Uses It

MahJongKong Re:Except for when you need it (862 comments)

The point is that an all graphical interface can be quite useful for a lot of people. The current start menu (post xp design) is barely usable, but it can be worked out, you don't seem to realize that the "one hand on the keyboard and one hand on the mouse" thing is just what we do to use a broken GUI. I do it too but I'm OP and I are just not happy with it. If you are good for you but let us point out the weaknesses.

more than 2 years ago
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Paris Launches World's First Electric Car Share Program

MahJongKong Baidu Sim-City like map (136 comments)

Check the chinese sim-city view, it's amazing to browse : - map.baidu.com - zoom in, then click on the top right corner on the second button ("3d view", with the number three as the first character, three horizontal strokes)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Going Beyond Comment Threads?

MahJongKong Re:The Slashdot system seems to work pretty well (393 comments)

No it's not easier because the metric system was designed to avoid all these fractions. Just write the numbers then the comma. Beware one spot on the right and you're 10x shorter!

more than 3 years ago
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Leaked Doc May Have Forced US To Speed Up Bin Laden Raid

MahJongKong Re:The first confirmed kill by Wikileaks is Osama? (632 comments)

It doesn't work like that.

So if the first kill from Wikileaks is OBL, shouldn't we be giving them a medal, rather than complaining about them? Apparently, the US knew where he was for the past 3 years and did nothing until Wikileaks pointed out

How could you know what was exactly going on these last three years?

Where's the line between cautious and negligent? Or have we been tracking him accurately for that long without his knowledge and using that knowledge to dismantle the organization? Though if we were doing that with any efficiency, we should have had much better results than we have had so far.

You sound like an expert at worldwide military and intelligence operations.

more than 3 years ago
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Leaked Doc May Have Forced US To Speed Up Bin Laden Raid

MahJongKong Re:Isn't WL supposed to redact.... (632 comments)

Well that's a common criticism. However there will always be free speech zealots (and I'm not saying censorship is a good thing)

more than 3 years ago
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Japanese Government Will Censor Fukushima "Illegal Information"

MahJongKong Re:You free speech defenders (411 comments)

You don't realize that the smarter people can snap off in case of emergency. In the same fashion you do realize that at any point a country can elect a new Constituent assembly and shove the former Constitution to the bin?

more than 3 years ago
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How the Social Tech Bubble Is Different

MahJongKong Re:Disturbing Trend? (388 comments)

Exactly! '...to combine this feeling for social responsibilities with a ruthless determination to prune away all excrescences which are incapable of being improved'. James Murphy' translation -

more than 3 years ago
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Google Videos Going Offline; Time To Grab What You Want

MahJongKong Re:The cloud. (131 comments)

You can't expect a free service to stay online forever.

more than 3 years ago
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Threatening YouTube Video Lands Man In Prison

MahJongKong Re:special treatment of politicians needs to end (243 comments)

Working for the government (whatever level) is different than being a regular engineer, accountant or furniture salesman, and it is supposed to be different. That may be why.

more than 3 years ago
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Threatening YouTube Video Lands Man In Prison

MahJongKong Re:Breaking news... (243 comments)

I am not familiar with guns but we agree that everyone is entitled to the same care from the outside world. Being self sufficient is another debate but I was just amazed that 's4m7' replied so vividly.

more than 3 years ago
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Threatening YouTube Video Lands Man In Prison

MahJongKong Re:Breaking news... (243 comments)

Focusing on popularity or fame is really not the right thing to do here. Killing/assaulting a world famous singer or an elected official is not the same either and I am not rating them as human beings. All lives must be treated equally but anyone who is facing a credible threat must be provided with better security.

more than 3 years ago
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Threatening YouTube Video Lands Man In Prison

MahJongKong Re:Breaking news... (243 comments)

I am not saying that the police should pay more attention to celebrities or the richest part of the population. Not doing enough for the general population's safety is not acceptable. I was just saying that an elected official is not a random citizen.

more than 3 years ago
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Threatening YouTube Video Lands Man In Prison

MahJongKong Re:Breaking news... (243 comments)

A congressman is not by any mean an everyday citizen. They are right to care more.

more than 3 years ago
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How has your opinion on the safety of nuclear power changed after the events in Japan?

MahJongKong Re:About sums it up... (1148 comments)

WItty but the whole point is that we could not build the tank in the first place, or at least suggest not to build more.

more than 3 years ago
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Kinect Creators To Make PC Controller

MahJongKong Re:Room size (96 comments)

They don't expect the users to stand in front of their 22" screen, they'll just keep the stupid wave of the hand and air slapping to browse the virtual libraries.

more than 3 years ago
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Technological Genius Is Timeliness, Not Inspiration

MahJongKong Duh (255 comments)

Thank you Captain Obvious

more than 3 years ago
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Robots To Clear the Baltic Seafloor of WW-II Mines

MahJongKong Good news! (286 comments)

I hope that around 2050 we'll take care of Afghanistan, once Rwanda is done around 2035.

more than 4 years ago
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If Windows 7 Fails, Citrix (Not Linux) Wins

MahJongKong Re:What exactly is the problem with XP? (638 comments)

Why ? Maybe because they need to sell new products ? he need to replace Xp is irrelevant regarding the decision of making an new OS.

more than 4 years ago
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IBM Wins Most Patents In a Single Year For 2008

MahJongKong Re:Doesn't maintaining patents cost money? (99 comments)

Sounds good in theory but it's impossible to implement: nobody could get even close a decent estimate.

more than 5 years ago

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