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Ask Slashdot: Unity/Gnome 3/Win8/iOS — Do We Really Hate All New GUIs?

nexttech Nothing new (1040 comments)

Maybe, the problem is that none of the "new" GUI's are really all that new. I see little more then the current whack a mole interface that has plagued the whole GUI interface from the beginning. The only new interface I have heard of is Apple's Siri.

more than 2 years ago

Officials Say "Capes For the Unemployed" Plan Not Super

nexttech Re:Targets For Ridicule (392 comments)

I remember that. Actually at my school it wasn't a separate line it was a glowing orange ticket that was different from the tickets for the regular meals.

more than 3 years ago

Utah To Teach USA is a Republic, Not a Democracy

nexttech Slowly being taken over (1277 comments)

And so continues the take over of the US by the corrupt political parties. Soon the ruling party will outlaw the other party. They've already made it practically illegal to be an independent.

I want more choices

more than 3 years ago

Gmail Accidentally Resets 150,000 Accounts

nexttech Re:What idiot trusts the cloud? (401 comments)

Because its safer then my hard drive.

It would be interesting to see how many users had their hard drive crash and lost everything yesterday.

more than 3 years ago

The Coming War Over the Future of Java

nexttech Just like smalltalk (583 comments)

This reminds me of when Parcplace and Digitalk merged. The infighting did no good to the Smalltalk language.

more than 3 years ago

Andreesen Offers New Browser 'Rockmelt'

nexttech Re:Flock? Chrome Extensions? (185 comments)

Hate to break it to you, But Rockmelt is based on Chrome

more than 3 years ago

Mount Everest Gets 3G Service

nexttech Getting away from it all (150 comments)

When people climb Everest they really want to get away from it all. Now they can't

more than 3 years ago

Ballmer Promises Microsoft Tablet By Christmas

nexttech Re:Once again.... (356 comments)

Competing with Go, Momentum?

More like ripped off Go with an inferior product. Once they killed Go they also killed Windows for Pen

more than 3 years ago

Making Ubuntu Look Like Windows 7

nexttech Really versatile (473 comments)

Shows how Linux can change to make people more comfortable with it

Now, Lets see windows with the look and feel of my Awesome Window Manager (Dynamic Window Manager). Maybe then I wouldn't feel sick to my stomach everytime I work with windows.

about 4 years ago

Senate Approves the ______Act Of____

nexttech Good time to get rid of political parties (571 comments)

Now would be a good time to slip something in that outlawed political parties. Once they are out of the way we can get back to being a Democracy

more than 4 years ago

China Says Google Pledged To Obey Censorship Demands

nexttech How is this bowing to pressure (177 comments)

I don't see how this is bowing to Chinese pressure. Once someone clicks one extra link they have access to the same information the rest of us have.

Google has set an example that the rest of the world needs to follow.

more than 4 years ago

Firefox 4.0 Beta Candidate Available

nexttech Re:As a long time user of 3.7a (366 comments)

I agree with the statement that Simplicity and speed should always be priority #1. I have switched browsers frequently through the years and always for the same reason. A browser that was faster and whose main goal was to display HTML pages.

I moved to Phoenix because its start time was low and it was simple. At one point I even used the Java Web Browser for the same reason.

However, Firefox has become slower over time. This prompted my switch to chrome. I am sure that I will switch again when chrome becomes too slow (Uzbl or Surf look good)

It would be nice to see Firefox return to its roots.

more than 4 years ago

The White House Listed On Real Estate Website

nexttech Americathon coming true (123 comments)

They have rented a less expensive Condo in california Americathon

more than 4 years ago

Software Recognizes Sarcastic Tweets

nexttech No... (168 comments)

No one would post a sarcastic remark

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Office 2010, Dissected

nexttech Re:I'm neither for or against Microsoft, but as a (291 comments)

I've never understood that argument. I see that my documents are safer on the web on Google Servers then they are bouncing around on my laptop in the back of my car. I doubt that Google ever allows employees to take home backup tapes like the State of Ohio did until they were stolen

I really think laptops with important data on them are more of a threat to privacy then Google will ever be.

more than 4 years ago

Apple To Shut Down Lala On May 31

nexttech Re:Thanks Apple (438 comments)

There are a lot of us out there with that problem. I will not be able to replace the songs I listened to on Lala.

more than 4 years ago

Apple To Shut Down Lala On May 31

nexttech Re:I didn't realize Linux doesn't support MP3's (438 comments)

And what possible reason would I have to transfer files from a virus malware ridden Windows Machine to my clean Linux machine Windows is not a standard it is what the sheep have flocked to

more than 4 years ago

Fake Antivirus Peddlers Outpacing Real AV Firms

nexttech Complete Fakes (245 comments)

I always find it funny when I get a popup from my browser on Linux asking if I would like a anti-virus scan. Sometimes it will show me how my C: drive is corrupted and would I like to pay for a version of their anti virus software. One of these even offered to replace my system32.dll . This just shows how fake these scans really are

more than 4 years ago

Google Considered Too Big To Fail

nexttech It's not about being too big to fail (366 comments)

It's about whether or not you can convince a bunch of idiot politicians that you are too big to fail

more than 4 years ago


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