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Nathan Myhrvold's $500 Cookbook Now an $80 iPhone App

danielk1982 INSANE PRICE!!! (193 comments)

$80 for software?!?! What is this, 2005? ....

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is the User Experience Too Good?

danielk1982 You're just wrong ... (397 comments)

I can create an application that displays a big red button on the desktop which, when pressed, will completely wipe the hard drive without an annoying modal confirmation dialog box. Sure it'll give great "user experience" to those that would like to wipe their drive but is that reason enough to install and use something like this on a daily basis?

Giving users easy access to something destructive is not good UX design. It's the definition of bad UX design.

about a year ago
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Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Arrives For Android

danielk1982 Re:Quite impressive, but still fundamentally flawe (273 comments)

>flash doesn't belong on phones

By your reasoning, neither does HTML 5 canvas and video because they have the exact same (if not worse) issues.

more than 4 years ago
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Windows 7 "Not Much Faster" Than Vista

danielk1982 Windows 7 being equivalent to Windows Vista in ... (821 comments)

performance is not a bad thing. By the time Windows 7 is released, 3 years would have elapsed since Vista's release. Computers are better and cheaper. Discount brands give you at least a dual-core cpu with 2Gb of RAM. Windows 7 won't have the issue of being pre-installed on hardware that can't give it reasonable performance.

more than 5 years ago
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Rosetta Disk Designed For 2,000 Years Archive

danielk1982 Re:Well that's embarassing (659 comments)

>I'm sure they picked bible passages because the translations were mostly done for them already but I'm a little embarrassed that future generations are going to think how amazingly superstitious we were.

I don't think any less of the ancient Greeks for their mythology.

more than 6 years ago

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