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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

ModernGeek Re: Screenshots (361 comments)

I hate that now we're left with a bunch of icons that don't match each other, as if they used two or zero user interface guidelines to build this thing.

It's like we have two platforms that were smashed together with a sledgehammer, and they're not able to fully separate them. They should talk to the scientists that unboiled the eggâ¦

They either need to redesign all the icons or revert back to the Windows 7 ones. I could live with Windows with those registry changes, I would hope for Microsoft that those be controlled with toggle switches and not removed.


Ask Slashdot: Are Any Certifications Worth Going For?

ModernGeek Betteridge's law (317 comments)


Also, you seem to have squandered all of your time at the current company you're at by not engaging in continual professional development to better yourself while working. You've been milking the job you've been working at without taking a real interest in the work you're doing, and without thinking of ways to better yourself or your company; and it appears that you have gotten what you deserved.

Leave Information Systems and change your career, everyone will be better off for it, including you. Go back to watching football, hanging out with your friends, and eating wings on Tuesday nights; the rest of us are working.

about a month and a half ago

Chrome 39 Launches With 64-bit Version For Mac OS X and New Developer Features

ModernGeek Re:Any reason? (67 comments)

Safari now does this in Mac OS X Yosemite 10.01, each website has it's down process named after it that shows up in the Operating System's activity monitor.

about 2 months ago

SpaceShipTwo Pilot Named; Branson Vows To 'Move Forward Together'

ModernGeek Need a video (112 comments)

I wish he would release a video of him speaking in the Mojave with the wind going through his hair, somber but uplifting music in the background, and kind words to those who have died for space.

about 3 months ago

Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

ModernGeek Re:Politics (384 comments)

Simpsons Did It. Anyone remember the Bear Patrol?

about 3 months ago

Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

ModernGeek I am not going to convert (245 comments)

I might do it for some things, but right now the ability to only checkout a subdirectory[source] is paramount in the way we use svn around here. Nestled with the fact that there are so many git solutions that are third-party hosted only, and so many hostable open source subversion options available, I'll stick with svn.

Moving everything to the cloud, which is marketing speak for someone else's servers, for increased functionality is not an acceptable solution. Sure, you can host your own git repository, but the functionality in the available F/OSS solutions blows.

about 3 months ago

Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

ModernGeek Re: I don't follow (370 comments)

I'm sure that Apple knows what is best for our future and I intend to make these changes at work as soon as possible.

about 3 months ago

HBO To Offer Online Streaming Without TV Subscription

ModernGeek Re: I am not alone when I say.... (139 comments)

Does chromecast work on my television that only has VGA or Component? What about my raspberry pi driven LCD mounted next to my bed? They will never touch the lucrative market of Free Open Source Software users until they remove the DRM and start accepting DogeCoin without having to use a third party to accept said coins. I can live with giving them a throwaway email address, but some of us still value our privacy as well.

about 3 months ago

A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

ModernGeek Re:No. Just no. (203 comments)

A solution in need of a problem. We have airplanes, we have cars, and we have the information superhighway.

We don't need flying cars, we just need a different kind of software.

about 4 months ago

A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

ModernGeek Elon Musk had nothing to do with this (174 comments)

The only purpose for putting Elon Musk's name in this is to grab the attention of the reader by dropping a popular name, I'm sure that he isn't proud of this truck; the article doesn't even mention his name. I'm sure that the "editor" that put this up didn't even realize they weren't talking about Elon Musk, they just skimmed through, saw "Tesla Co-Founder" and assumed said article was about Musk... I want to even say that the two aren't even on good terms anymore for some reason, something the "editors" should have looked into.. I'm with Steve Jobs on this one, Bloggers are not Journalists.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

ModernGeek Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

It would still be a problem because Apple shouldn't allow the upgrade to be installed on a device which can't run it properly.

Yeah, and if they didn't allow you to upgrade the OS on an older phone, everyone would be complaining and saying that Apple should leave that choice to the end users...

about 4 months ago

Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

ModernGeek Re:CDC guilty of correlation == causation (291 comments)

We're also modest, which you can see by the parent comment's "Funny" moderation.

Slashdot: Modest, smartest, and best-looking.

about 5 months ago

Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

ModernGeek Re: Where are these photos? (336 comments)

When will people reach out to the public and let them know the benefits of F/OSS? Had they been running OpenBSD this would have never been an issue as they would have never gotten the camera to mount.

about 5 months ago

IBM Gearing Up Mega Power 8 Servers For October Launch

ModernGeek Re:Workstations ? (113 comments)

Yeah, while the demand may be high right now because of large, existing customers, the ones working out of their homes, working out of small labs, and running small businesses (think of apple's roots) will eventually be the ones moving on to the larger challenges, and start working with medium-sized and then fortune-500 businesses.

Unless IBM thinks that people that come from big money, big data, and big education (think of uber) will be the ones to contend in this area.

This is classic IBM, and it will probably never go anywhere. If it does, it will be replaced by someone with the same vision as them, a tall wall between small and enterprise-grade businesses, people, education, and money. Who can blame them? It's very profitable.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

ModernGeek Re:I don't know how they pay (509 comments)

$500 / hr to the contractor with all of the equipment, $12 / hr to the illegal immigrant they put through the classes.

You're right, it does pay well!

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

ModernGeek Re: Murphy says no. (265 comments)

This guy probably is the tech but is wanting to spend more time with his family or something.

Probably settled down too fast and can't get a better job now. My advice: don't settle down and quit using your wife and children as excuses for your career failures because they'll grow to hate you for it.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

ModernGeek Schedule some days as offset days (265 comments)

You just need to schedule some of your days as offset days. Work from 4pm to midnight some days so that you can get some work done when others aren't around. Some days require you being around people, some days command you be alone.

Or you can just work 16hour days like the rest of us and wear it with a badge of honor.

If you are your own boss and do this, you can earn enough money to take random weeks off from work with little to no notice so that you can travel the world, and do some recruiting while doing it so that you can write the expenses off on the company.

about 7 months ago

My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

ModernGeek Re:Incandescent will be best for the environment. (278 comments)

I agree about the mercury in CFLs but how do you think most solar cells are made? ... They are made using "dirty semiconductor fabs." So what would you rather make with the dirty semiconductor fab, a little square mm LEDs or square meters of solar cells? Also, no one uses lead anymore.

and the alternative to the solar panels on the roof are nuclear reactors, coal power plants, or hydroelectric dams. You tell me which is going to impact the environment the most when you look at the total cost of operation from afar like that.

about 7 months ago

$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

ModernGeek Re:so how is Kickstarter not liable? (448 comments)

3.5 Pass the bar exam.

You still have to sit through law school pretty much everywhere now. No more passing the bar and becoming an attorney. I've looked at this, changing it would be hard. Considering sitting through law school, but I'd rather not if it could be avoided. Just remember, if your small business is incorporated, it is a person, and you can't represent another person in court. One lawsuit could ruin your company and you'd be stuck watching the ship go down, trying to fight for it would be futile as you'd just be thrown out of the courtroom.

about 7 months ago

Credit Card Breach At P.F. Chang's

ModernGeek Re:Cash and checks (117 comments)

Checks are more insecure than credit cards...

about 8 months ago


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