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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

idontusenumbers Compare to... (377 comments)

And how does it compare ti JPEG 2000 and JPEG XR? And all the other JPEG alternatives that have been trumpeted but never taken hold? And why should this succeed when those have failed?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's Age-Old Image Library 'Clip Art' Is No More

idontusenumbers Re:The Ribbon is a better cut (110 comments)

I (and almost everyone else) just want what *already existed*

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Age-Old Image Library 'Clip Art' Is No More

idontusenumbers Re:The Ribbon is a better cut (110 comments)

What you suggest is not the classic office experience. It's an experience that is inferior to WinWord 1 from 1991 out of the box. You're suggesting users spend *hours* reconfiguring the UI to a state worse than a version that shipped 23 years ago. They would have to do this on every computer they use. Assuming a computer at work, a computer at home,a child's computer, a laptop, and a friends computer they are helping them with, that's a week configuring toolbars.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Age-Old Image Library 'Clip Art' Is No More

idontusenumbers The Ribbon is a better cut (110 comments)

Wouldn't it make more sense to remove 'features' that users complain about, like the ribbon, before removing features that are used by only a few users?

about three weeks ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

idontusenumbers Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (323 comments)

There's no guarantee that any significant portion of a $5-$15 chocolate bar went to the farmers. Your statements should read "If you pay $5-$15 per bar then there's a chance the farmers were paid fairly". Most american companies would just pocket the difference and continue to screw over the farmers.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

idontusenumbers FileMaker (281 comments)

If the whole goal is to avoid MS, FileMaker is pretty similar to Access from a feature standpoint.

about 7 months ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

idontusenumbers Re:CSS sucks (256 comments)

Is what also true? it being a table or a div wont change how a screen reader reads the text.

about 9 months ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

idontusenumbers Re:CSS sucks (256 comments)

IE6 is a 10,000 times more valid target browser than lynx.

about 9 months ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

idontusenumbers New UI (256 comments)

This isn't progress. This is a designer taking over for UX. Bad bad bad.

about 9 months ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

idontusenumbers Re:CSS sucks (256 comments)

So you hack elements into a table? How is that not using a table for 3 column layout? Why not just actually use a table? You can hack the elements away from being a table to get a mobile version.

about 9 months ago
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Media Player Nightingale Reaches 1.12.1; First Release Since Songbird

idontusenumbers Re:Comparisons? (79 comments)

The only issue is that the UI isn't as clean because it is so powerful

There are countless applications that are more powerful than VLC that also have cleaner UIs. Power does not precipitate bad UI; bad UI shames power.

about a year ago
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Why Does Windows Have Terrible Battery Life?

idontusenumbers Re:The things windows does, as a real OS (558 comments)

Windows drivers have to be hacked to poll at 1000hz, the fastest they can poll. In other words, the fastest they poll WHEN HACKED is 1/50th as fast as your claim. The default is 125hz, 1/400th your claim. OSX has no problem keeping the disk defragmented and indexed while maintaining battery life. No need to check if the printer is there until you enumerate the available printers when you open a print dialogue. Every old Windows app I try to use has to be hacked into working in newer versions of Windows. Most of the things you list don't impact battery anyway like logging (most likely to in memory caches), in-memory registry, and concurrently loaded dlls.

about a year ago
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Blizzard Wins Legal Battle Against WoW Bot Company

idontusenumbers Free speech? (285 comments)

Isn't blocking the release of the source akin to blocking free speech?

about a year ago
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With XP's End of Life, Munich Will Distribute Ubuntu CDs

idontusenumbers Re:Microsoft will pull back (426 comments)

All the windows 8 features that I refuse to adopt are objectively worse than what they replace. I witness others that have attempted to adopt them and they fumble around exactly as I predicted someone (including myself) would in such a situation.

about a year ago
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With XP's End of Life, Munich Will Distribute Ubuntu CDs

idontusenumbers Re:Microsoft will pull back (426 comments)

I've been using Windows 8 since its release and haven't gotten used to it, despite using all sorts of third party 'reversion' programs (replacement start menu etc). Personal experience and the experience watching others fumble through Windows 8 a year after it's release shows people aren't "getting used to it", Regardless, suggesting to "suffer and get used to something" that *should* be an improvement over the replacement but isn't is ridiculous.

about a year ago
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Java 8 Developer Preview Released

idontusenumbers Re:TL DR (189 comments)

Do you mean to ask if you can manipulate the UI from any thread? Then no. There's really little point anyway, it's so easy to just enqueue an anonymous Runnable into the EDT. If it's changed to be "thread safe" then all swing projects will become unmaintainable.

about a year ago
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HDMI 2.0 Officially Announced

idontusenumbers Re:THROW AWAY YOUR OLD AND BUY THE NEW !! (293 comments)

There are countless, often hidden, configs on the TV, in Windows, and in graphics card drivers. Even if there exists no config that can solve your issue, that does not mean there is a problem in the HDMI spec. It is VERY LIKELY there is a design flaw in any one (or all) of the following: Your TV, your computer, your graphics card, windows, or your drivers.

The HDMI spec does not differentiate text signals. Text simply exacerbates a lower level filtering issue one of your components is experiencing. This is definitely not, as you originally stated, a problem with the HDMI spec.

I suppose that the HDMI spec might have explicitly disallowed overscan, sharpening filters, resampling, motion compensation, or any of many other filters that could cause these sorts of artifacts. In this regard, yes, the HDMI spec is at fault.

about a year ago

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