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Ballmer Slams Android As Cheap and Overcomplicated

blai Re:"you don't need to be a computer scientist" (645 comments)

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?

more than 2 years ago

Theoretical Shoe Inserts Could Power Your Gadgets

blai Will work (210 comments)

Just put these inserts between fault lines

about 3 years ago

Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce

blai Re:He's not the only one (835 comments)

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.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Says Reinstall Overkill In Removing Rootkit

blai Re:Yesterday (203 comments)

Viruses mutate. Get over it.

more than 3 years ago

Can Ubuntu Linux Consume Less Power Than Windows?

blai Of course it "can" (225 comments)

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.

more than 3 years ago

Another Windows 8 Pre-Beta Surfaces

blai Re:Shit gets shittier (534 comments)

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).

more than 3 years ago

Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

blai Re:Ronald Reagan (2288 comments)

Switch your system locale. is smart enough to start using centimetres when I did that.

more than 3 years ago

New Chili Is World's Hottest

blai Re:COME ON ICE CREAM!!! (201 comments)

College, everyone's drunk, you add some of this to their chasers, ???, profit

more than 3 years ago

Sony CEO Lets Slip That iPhone 5 Will Have 8MP Camera

blai Re:Yeah, but.. (176 comments)

Underwear manufacturers?

In other news, April 3rd was declared national Nocturnal Emission Day for some reason.

more than 3 years ago

MySpace Loses Ten Million Users In One Month

blai Re:QQ (336 comments)

"Tencent was founded in Shenzhen, China"

more than 3 years ago

A Game Played In the URL Bar

blai Re:History (156 comments)

You, as a slashdot user, keep browser history?

That changes everything.

more than 3 years ago

Python 3.2 Released

blai Re:News for nerds? (164 comments)

print requires brackets now.

more than 3 years ago

Employer Demands Facebook Login From Job Applicants

blai Re:This is why I don't use facebook (434 comments)

The last guy I know who was hired by facebook, did not have a facebook account. It was crazy, but now I know why.

more than 3 years ago

19-Year-Old Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray

blai Re:Stay in School (317 comments)

This is what the US education system let's you watch safely over a projector. Get out of school kids!

more than 3 years ago


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