Ballmer Slams Android As Cheap and Overcomplicated
He's a competitor's CEO. He *needs* to criticise competitor in front of the public.
I find Android itself to be intuitive, but your example is an interesting one. How intuitive does your mother find moving files among directories on Android?
GNOME 3.2 Released
Yeah. If your left hand is free, you can also use alt+tab.
Theoretical Shoe Inserts Could Power Your Gadgets
Just put these inserts between fault lines
China Cracks Down On Fake Apple Stores
China doesn't execute people for these relatively tiny sins. 50k yuan in the judge's pocket will get these people out in a week.
Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce
The problem here might have been that they actually *are* listening to the user base, but the user base doesn't know that it wants. "I want it easier to use", oh "let's make something something more prominent" and here's what you get.
Instead of just listening, I think developers need some sort of intelligence of their own, too.
Microsoft Says Reinstall Overkill In Removing Rootkit
Viruses mutate. Get over it.
Can Ubuntu Linux Consume Less Power Than Windows?
It just hardly ever "did", at least for me. For example, the Asus 1001p was advertised with an 11-hour battery because it shipped with Windows. If shipped with Ubuntu, it can only be advertised as having a 6-hour battery.
Another Windows 8 Pre-Beta Surfaces
I don't see why you hate the ribbon so much. It is collapsible (double click any tab), has all items visible in appropriately sized icons (bigger icons are more commonly used) to the user on a single click, and the user may customise locations of icons as well as the availability of shortcut keys, quick access bars and graphical tooltips, just in case you still don't know what clicking on a giant "paste" button does.
Yes, we know some like menus, but as screen resolutions grow, ribbons are the definite way to go. If you don't have a large screen, you will notice collapsing your ribbon will save you about 10 vertical pixels, while the number of clicks to get somewhere remains the same (1~2).
Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?
Switch your system locale. OpenOffice.org is smart enough to start using centimetres when I did that.
A 9V Battery To Your Brain Can Improve Your Gaming
Is that the preferred way of saying percentages in the US?
New Chili Is World's Hottest
College, everyone's drunk, you add some of this to their chasers, ???, profit
Sony CEO Lets Slip That iPhone 5 Will Have 8MP Camera
In other news, April 3rd was declared national Nocturnal Emission Day for some reason.
MySpace Loses Ten Million Users In One Month
"Tencent was founded in Shenzhen, China"
A Game Played In the URL Bar
You, as a slashdot user, keep browser history?
That changes everything.
Python 3.2 Released
print requires brackets now.
Employer Demands Facebook Login From Job Applicants
The last guy I know who was hired by facebook, did not have a facebook account. It was crazy, but now I know why.
19-Year-Old Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray
This is what the US education system let's you watch safely over a projector. Get out of school kids!
Teachers Back Away From Evolution In Class
It's America's policy, and Obama gave us incentives for this. See http://vodpod.com/watch/2213097-ted-barry-schwartz-our-loss-of-wisdom.