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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

just_a_monkey Re:But (633 comments)

Why does the start screen need to show every single icon some crappy installer has put there, why not use the hierarchial system the start menu had?

The focus groups didn't understand it. You are not in the target demographic.

about two weeks ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

just_a_monkey Re:Well duh (420 comments)

...enough computers just for 70% of staff...

Unless you're a convenience store or a machine shop or something, that sounds pretty idiotic. How does that work? 30% are expected to BYOD?

about three weeks ago
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United and Orbitz Sue 22-Year-Old Programmer For Compiling Public Info

just_a_monkey Re:Cheaper (349 comments)

If this was true, why are the airlines constantly teetering on the edge of bankruptcy with razor-thin margins?

Maybe their core business is lobbying the government for handouts and subsidies, and they're actually really incompetent at running airlines?

about three weeks ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

just_a_monkey Re:Fantastic! (523 comments)

That would be a much more useful skill to have then cursive.

But whichever way to write we teach them, we should teach the children to spell.

about 2 months ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

just_a_monkey Re:No Control (454 comments)

In The Future, regardless of whether the car is autonomus or not, it will of course always report its travels to the manufacturer, and to the government. For Your safety, citizen. And because terrorists.

about 2 months ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

just_a_monkey Re:Alphabetical order across columns (347 comments)

I've always wondered about that too. How do you even come up with the idea?

about 3 months ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

just_a_monkey Re:This looks familiar (347 comments)

Where did the latest GUI designers graduate from?

Somewhere cheap, I presume. I mean, come on, I could make as good-looking as any flat icons. I could never make even passable skeuomorphic icons. This has to be a scheme to not have to hire actual artists to make your UI.

about 3 months ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

just_a_monkey Re:less clicks (347 comments)

3. if you have to 'search' for it, the UI has failed, regardless whether the search is within the system or done with the internet. FUCK SEARCH.

I particularly love how the proponents often say "discoverability" in one senctence and "just search!" in the next.

about 3 months ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

just_a_monkey Re:Not my problem (652 comments)

But maybe he really needs all those things?

about 4 months ago
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Obama Names National Medal of Science, Technology & Innovation Winners

just_a_monkey Re:Diversity? (53 comments)

So gender is not important to you? Tsk, tsk, tsk...

about 4 months ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

just_a_monkey Re:Fucking die Gates (363 comments)

One place for everyone and everyone in their place. Now, if we only could make tenure inheritable also...

about 5 months ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

just_a_monkey Re:Nation of Retards (421 comments)

You laugh, but if Obama bin Laden had gone to this school, you can be sure that he would not have been flying that plane into that building ten years ago. This is how it starts.

about 5 months ago
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2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

just_a_monkey Re:Proves point (140 comments)

Using alien technology. To film it in a Hollywood basement.

about 5 months ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

just_a_monkey Re:High success rate or lots of unknowns? (256 comments)

If they are on the list for a good reason, why are they not in jail, or dropped from the list, by now? It's been ten years, and the government has watched their every step. Surely they would have done something illegal by now.

(The government has watched their every step, right? I mean, these people are so dangerous that we can't let them fly. Surely, they can't be just let loose unsupervised in 2D-society.)

about 6 months ago
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The Social Laboratory

just_a_monkey Re:Education? Affordable housing? Healthcare? (79 comments)

If the the populace rebels, or votes for more liberal (in the "freedom" sense, not in the American politics sense) policies, they will get no education, no affordable housing, and no healthcare. Surveillance enables the government to quell such dissent. There, that's the connection.

about 6 months ago
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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

just_a_monkey Re:Great... (180 comments)

Won't these classes rather be on how to use word processors, spreadsheets, and other Microsoft applications, and name-the-parts-of-the-computer, and such? Maybe write some Visual BASIC on the last week of the semester.

about 6 months ago
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UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

just_a_monkey Re:Legitimate concerns (282 comments)

I propose we forbid (attack) violence. Then no-one will be hurt physically, and we can still have anonymous free speech.

about 6 months ago
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On Forgetting the Facts: Questions From the EU For Google, Other Search Engines

just_a_monkey Re:Institutional hypocrisy (186 comments)

The EU regulators don't want to appear as "censors" (with the unsavory connotation that the word carries in a presumably democratic environment)...

That is a solved problem. Call it "filtering" instead and not only will The Public not object but they will demand it. To protect the children.

about 6 months ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

just_a_monkey Re:Trade is so BORING. (100 comments)

I think the problem rather is what to do if what I consider me "need" differs from what the Zentralkomite says I "need". Or if what I want to produce differs from what Zentral has decided I shall produce.

about 6 months ago

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