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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

Stormwatch Re:The problem is the interface (106 comments)

No. Chrome's style only saves a pittance of screen space, and in exchange it makes the menu's functions insanely clumsy to use.

6 hours ago
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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

Stormwatch Re: The problem is the interface (106 comments)

What is not standard in it?

It lacks TITLE BAR and MENU BAR. Look at the pic of QupZilla again.

6 hours ago
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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

Stormwatch Re:The problem is the interface (106 comments)

It feels like the 90s again. I love that!

7 hours ago
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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

Stormwatch The problem is the interface (106 comments)

I can't stand Chrome and IE, and Spartan seems to have the same problem: they all have non-standard interfaces, and that's infuriating.

Compare these pictures: GOOD versus SHIT. See the difference? One has proper title and menu bars. It follows the system's standards. It has good usability. It looks like all programs are supposed to look. The other uses its own blue alien interface that doesn't match anything else in the system.

Fuck Chrome, fuck IE, fuck Spartan, and fuck every developer who doesn't obey the system's HIG.

9 hours ago
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The Fixes Sony's DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

Stormwatch Re:They say a picture is worth a thousand words... (59 comments)

Regardless of who came first, Sony's design is objectively worse.

What are the most used elements to control a game? Left analog stick and face buttons. Therefore, they should get the "sweet spots" of the controller, to be more accessible, more reachable. Sony's design fucks up by making the d-pad more prominent, to detriment of the left stick.

This only made sense as a quick and cheap way to add analog sticks to a controller that wasn't originally planned for that. But after the first version, Sony was just stubborn or lazy to insist on that clearly inferior arrangement.

And about the letters, that's the way the Dreamcast had them, and that's the best console ever. So there.

about a week ago
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FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

Stormwatch Re:Fuck You (382 comments)

Then you're violating copyrights, and that is worse than murder!

about a week ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

Stormwatch Re:Porting (241 comments)

Meego/Maemo failed mostly because it was available mostly on one particular device from one particular manufacturer.

And that manufacturer's CEO had sabotaged that device in every way he could, such as not having it released in most relevant markets, and publicly stating that no other MeeGo device would be made, no matter how well-received it happened to be (reviews at the time were very positive, but always with the caveat that MeeGo was a "dead man walking" system).

There is no doubt in my mind that Stephen Elop is one of the nastiest white-collar criminals ever. Everything he did was to serve Microsoft's interests, without concern for the harm caused to Nokia. A very clear case of breach of fiduciary duty.

about a week ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

Stormwatch Re:Nope (241 comments)

MeeGo actually had a chance... if only the M$ trojan hadn't entered Nokia!

about a week ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

Stormwatch Re: a better question (589 comments)

Look at the GPUs... the iMac is laptop hardware on desktop format.

about a week ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Stormwatch Re:One mile? (779 comments)

football

You mean handegg.

about two weeks ago
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Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

Stormwatch I wouldn't get it (74 comments)

I wouldn't get a Samsung smartphone anyway, not until they give up on that cancer called TouchWiz.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

Stormwatch Re:The whine of the flyback transformer (790 comments)

I agree that early LCDs were a serious step backwards (especially when playing classic consoles, CRT TVs do wonders to low-res pictures), but IPS and PLS panels have much better color quality and view angle than the old/cheap TN panels.

about two weeks ago
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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

Stormwatch Re:Phrasing (245 comments)

Of course it can -- make them where they don't exist yet.

But then, what HAS to be fixed first is corrupt governments that take the money for themselves instead of building necessary infrastructure.

about three weeks ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

Stormwatch Re:Eh (681 comments)

But still, never forgiving him for Pluto. Next time pick on a planet big enough to fight back, tough guy.

But if Pluto was bigger, it would actually be a planet.

about a month ago
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Kodak-Branded Smartphones On the Way

Stormwatch Re:Kodak is dead (94 comments)

In contrast, some Chinese companies are doing the wise thing for the long run: sell quality stuff at fair prices and actually build a reputation. OnePlus and Xiaomi are good examples of that.

about 1 month ago

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Stormwatch Stormwatch writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Stormwatch writes "Like we hadn't enough reasons to hate Sony... Lik-Sang.com, possibly world's best-renowned online videogame store, has gone out of business after multiple legal actions by electronics behemoth Sony. This sets a very dangerous precedent for import retailers everywhere."

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