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The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought

azav With this dark matter thing (111 comments)

Is it possible that other stars are just hidden behind other stars and that contributes to a large portion of the missing mass?

yesterday
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

azav Re: Such a Waste (147 comments)

Stupid ass facial hair and braided eyebrows because Hollywood.

yesterday
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

azav Re:Such a Waste (147 comments)

Director's* cut Directors = more than one Director Come on. Learn this plural vs. possessive thing.

yesterday
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

azav Re:That has to be the most garbled summary.... (147 comments)

Making the powerful dwarves goofy characters with outlandish facial hair relegated them to comic relief was completely disgusting.

yesterday
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

azav Suddenly? (505 comments)

Someone wasn't there during the mid '90s dot com boom. It was simply part of life during those days.

2 days ago
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One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far

azav Re:One trillion becquerels (190 comments)

It's bad simply that it has entered the food web and living things.

5 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

azav Re:Congress has its (collective) head buried... (292 comments)

Few people type on their computer at parties. Your remark is a trite attempt at humor and/or insult, when he's actually correct and providing clarifying information on the topic.

5 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

azav Re:Didn't you Know? (292 comments)

These scientists*

scientist = one person
scientists = more than one person

The word "these" is used only on a plural. "Scientist" is singular. How do you not know the difference between singular and plural and know how to operate a computer?

5 days ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

azav Re:New UI? (165 comments)

Whaaat? Please spell check. I have no idea what you are trying to say.

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

azav Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

Meh.

It's visually appalling crap.

Deference and Clarity lose all the time over the Visual Context that is gained by clearly defined controls with moderate depth, shadow and lighting.

And their color scheme of garish and overly luminous colors that clash with each other? Just how is this a good thing? It isn't.

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

azav Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

I have them. Email me at zav - at - mac - dot - com

I LOVE 10.6.8. I use it on all my home macs.

In the office, I have to use 10.8.5. It's the least visually sucky of them post Snow Leopard.

Install an SSD and Max out your RAM and stick with 10.6.8 or leave the platform like I will be doing.

Sucks that Ive's touch is destroying the Mac and iOS interface. Really sucks, but these new versions are too ugly to use.

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

azav Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

Overly luminous colors that look like an art student's bad project? Yes. It has those.

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

azav Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

No, it doesn't. The glassy look is all prerendered into bitmaps that are stored as PNG files.

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

azav Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

I KNOW!

You CAN'T TELL if a UI element is a clickable element element if #1, it looks just the same as everything else, #2, isn't displayed on the screen until you mouseover it!

Xcode actually REMOVED the damn disclosure arrows from hierarchical controls so that you had NO IDEA that you could click on them until you tried it.

OMF! Infuriating. Someone thought that was a good idea? Why do they still have jobs?!

What's even worse is that in some areas, the clickable items are INVISIBLE until you mouse over them. Holy crap!!

Buttons need to look like fucking BUTTONS so you can eyeball the screen and know what everything on the screen does without needing to interact with each element!

How does the "professional" design team at Apple not know this???

Flat UI design REMOVES valuable context from the user that HELPS the user figure out how the interface behaves without having to manually hunt and peck through the interface!

Ive needs to never touch a human user interface EVER.

The iOS and Mac interfaces have only gotten worse since Ive's started touching them. It's seriously tragic.

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

azav Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

I agree 10,000 percent. Someone needs to fire Ive or whomever is pushing this bullshit.

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

azav Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

I hate it with the burning passion of a thousand suns. Fuck these designers who have no idea how to make a good UI, but sure know how to destroy one. The last good Mac UI was in Snow Leopard.

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

azav Re:Windows 8 (165 comments)

No shit. Sucks ass, doesn't it?

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

azav Re:Yeesh (165 comments)

Pisses me the fuck off too. Xcode 6 with its BLUE BLUE BLUE ELECTRIC BLUE highlights actually angers me.

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

azav Re:Who is this aimed at? (165 comments)

Yes. Yes it does. Bouncing rubber banding scroll views in Safari and the Finder if you use the Magic Mouse. Who the HELL needs this? Kill it. Kill it with fire. Windows and alerts that pop open in your face just like from iOS. So many iOS conventions that simply suck on a desktop. Full screen use on my 30 inch display is counterproductive. Full screen on a multi monitor system with a 30 inch display is a joke.

about a week ago

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Sarah Palin, Candidate, Spammer?

azav azav writes  |  more than 5 years ago

azav (469988) writes "From a recent NYT report (login required): Yet recent controversy has marred Ms. Palin's reform credentials. In addition to the trooper investigation, lawmakers in April accused her of improperly culling thousands of e-mail addresses from a state database for a mass mailing to rally support for a policy initiative. While Ms. Palin took office promising a more open government, her administration has battled to keep information secret. Her inner circle discussed the benefit of using private e-mail addresses. An assistant told her it appeared that such e-mail messages sent to a private address on a "personal device" like a BlackBerry "would be confidential and not subject to subpoena." Ms. Palin and aides use their private e-mail addresses for state business. A campaign spokesman said the governor copied e-mail messages to her state account "when there was significant state business.""
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azav azav writes  |  more than 7 years ago

azav (469988) writes "This morning I woke up after falling asleep to Braveheart on a newly purchased DVD to my Mac's fan spinning at full blast and the spinning watch cursor. I noticed that my background screen had changed from the standard mac blue to one featuring "you can run but you can't hide" with notices from the MPA (not MPAA) and the GVM (German federation against copyright theft). Additionally, my entire music directory was deleted containing DJ sets, copies of my personal CDs, recordings from myself, other DJs and friends, and favorite online shows and sets. My documents folder, downloads and favorites were also placed into the trash, probably to be emptied, before my mac spun with the spinning technicolor wheel of death. Also, two empty folders appeared on my desktop stating "is your bad activity", "the police come" and a file called "illegal_download.jpg". Nice to have your violations documented with empty folders while having your archives deleted. Sweet. Now, I run MAMP on this machine to preview videos to my clients so there is a web server on it but in a completely other directory. The "illegal_download.jpg" document stated that my "website had been closed on the behalf of the GVM and the MPAA". This is great since my website is for clients only and is in a completely different location than the material that was deleted. Of course, I find this rather confusing and it seems like there is either a hack, a tresspass OR Braveheart or Under the Tuscan Sun has spyware on it. Has anyone else seen or experienced anything like this? Merry merry."

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