700 posts • joined 4 Jun 2007
To say nothing of the risk of making it through East Palo Alto in one piece.
For example, no science fiction show has ever predicted the dreadful inability of forum commentards to detect irony!
You're Doing It Wrong (TM)
"You’ll likely be reinstalling your PC at least once a year."
For my part, I only reinstalled XP on my six-year-old laptop because the drive needed a reformat due to hardware degradation, and my company's help desk only does so as an absolute last resort. XP can certainly benefit from the occasional reinstall, but there are plenty of tools to freshen an install without a complete wipe, and Windows 7 is significantly improved in the area of "creeping Windowsitis."
The issue of the personal smartphone/tablet is a tougher one to tackle, but I find a decent sledgehammer to go a long way in that direction. A good three-pounder only needs one hit, two if your arms are exceptionally flaccid.
You go first.
Hmm, if only there were a way to look that up
I trust you'll be cancelling your subscription, then?
It's the Apocalypse! THE APOCALYPSE!
Not a valid point
If Germany were an opinion leader, we'll all be listening to David Hasselhoff and eating sauerkraut.
The correct descriptor is "fanbois."
They could just send a brute squad around to so-called SEOs and whack them in vital bits until they agree to stop.
A valid point
All purely theoretical, but the ramifications are fascinating.
Let me refer you . . .
. . . to the notion that nothing travels faster than light. The light will always get to us eventually.
All right, Skippy, let's hear what *you* consider one of the best traditions of the USA. I await the sound of crickets from your direction.
"if there is ever a problem and the truth is, 9 times out of 10, it will work." It's that 10th time that you want bulletproof data protection, and the discerning IT practitioner will want to ensure that the methodology is well-known and tested, which is hard to do when the data is "in the cloud."
And, best of all
And that's what they're doing
If you're not implementing virtualization, you're probably doing something wrong.
Tempted to upvote
You know, because Chrome trolling is so much more inventive than Opera trolling. On balance, though, the thumb says it all.
I think you mean "cue."
For sufficiently broad definitions ...
... of all those terms.
Noooot quite ...
Excellent analysis, except for your final point and final sentence: "Anyone who buys in at this price has to be a teensy bit dumb."
All investors have to believe is that they will, at some point, be able to sell their Facebook equity for a greater amount, which means that they need to find someone dumber than them, which will probably be fertile ground once Facebook goes public. This principle is called the Greater Fool theory and is basically the foundation of modern investment. Extrapolating that principle to an understanding of the boom-and-bust cycle of the stock market is trivial and left as an exercise for the reader.
Works for me
Text everywhere--well yes, it's a periodic table, in contains text.
Buttons everywhere--your inability to distinguish between a button and dropdown menu has been noted. The dropdown determines what happens when you click on an element.
Resize--I resized my browser window, and the table resized itself.
This does reveal the essential issue that usability, like art, is subjective, however. I think the UI is nifty, if slightly cluttered. I wouldn't want all this stuff jammed together for, say, a vital infrastructure application, but it's a great proof of concept, IMHO.
In re the article itself, where did you find these guys? The Web is a glorified phonebook? People have been presenting complex data via the Web since the late '90s. Morans.
What I've been telling you
See, now this is why I don't use the Internet!
"They should serve as a catalyst for continued thoughtful discussion and debate about how best to achieve that balance . . ."
Yeah, that seems likely.
Case in point
"However, Scrum as a reaction to top-down, rigid waterfall methodology should be seen as nothing short of a developer revolution. Done right, it puts a lot of power in developer hands and really lays bare the pain points (like overoptimistic and overbearing managers deciding on what's possible to do in what time frame)."
And *that* . . .
. . . is how you troll, ladies and gentlemen.
Here's a question . . .
Will it work with Apple's Time Machine?
What other browser did I mention? I specifically made mention of the behavior of *people*, not technology.
It's not hypocritical
No fanboys of other browsers have yet (as of the time of this posting) wandered into this thread and proclaimed their choice of browser to be far superior, as Opera fanboys are prone to do in threads regarding other browsers.
I was interested . . .
. . . but then I envisioned the onrushing torrent of viscous Opera fanboy love-spatter sure to engulf this comment section, and I suddenly became nauseated.
I just want to highlight that, as an American, I do not approve of nor support this "Doug Glass" (undoubtedly not his real name so as to remain "off the grid" despite the fact that he's posting on the Internet, which was developed by the US Government) in his paranoid idiocy. I had heard all the right-wing rants about how invasive the census was, and then I got my form (somehow, for the first time ever--not sure what happened in previous years), and I was shocked . . . by how utterly innocuous the questions were. You would have to be an absolute loon to consider them invasive.
So, Doug, please STFU. You're making the rest of us look bad.
But wait . . .
All the Reg comment threads I've read tell me that Microsoft is dying and irrelevant! Clearly, this is some sort of hoax!
My understanding is that the "yoof of today" are a bunch of illiterate thugs who would have no interest in reading anything longer than a Twitter post or text message and that the only way they would have a Kindle is if they'd beaten it out of some yuppie.
On a more serious note, the people I most often see using Kindles are, in fact, professionals of the white-collar class. Granted, that's during my morning commute, so it makes sense. Nonetheless, I haven't seen any "kindle-kiddies," more "Kindle adults." Sorry to puncture your stereotype.
Canonical has finally made Linux usable on the desktop, largely by giving it an attractive, intuitive interface and simplifying many common user tasks such as installation. If the developers push the envelope on the UI, so much the better. Still, I look forward to the onslaught of butthurt penguinistas demanding that Canonical allow the development of the Ubuntu interface to stagnate and instead be subject to the inadequacies of GNOME.
For once, I agree with Apple
Please start with killing Java post-haste. I wince whenever I see the JVM fire up on any system because I know I'm about to be presented with some fugly, godawful half-assed POS that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Java has never lived up to its promises, and it remains an albatross around the neck of end-user experience. Kill it, so that something good and worthwhile can rise up and take its place!
The title bar of my browser tab says "Sci/Tech News for the World." This is about biology, hence science. Go rock yourself to sleep, now.
Fortunately, the kernel is the only thing that ever requires patching, right? RIGHT?
That's really more of a *headdesk*.
I run Notes 8.5.1, and it's a pile of poo. I don't care if it doesn't get hit by viruses, it doesn't do the job. Your immediate accusation of "fanboy" is way off the mark. I do like Outlook, FWIW, but I despise Notes for reasons that have nothing to do with a particular penchant for Microsoft software, rather to do with a craptacular UI, unreliability, slowness, and numerous "WTF?" moments in a given day. I have never used a piece of software that caused me such pure rage, and it's exacerbated by the fact that Notes fanboys such as yourself cannot fathom that anyone might not love their precious pile of flaming feces. In point of fact, I know that I cannot possibly reason with you or convince you that my perspective has any merit, because I have tried and tried to do so with Notes aficionados in the past, and two things are always clear: they are absolutely convinced their chosen product is the best in the world, and they have never really used any competing product, so they're not aware that the rest of the world has moved on in terms of usability, functionality, and aesthetics.
In short, there's one area where Outlook could use a minor improvement, which is security, and there are numerous areas where Notes could use major improvement. But go ahead and flame away . . . fanboy.
Notes would protect you by crashing or refusing to run at all.
In before the Opera fanboys
Blah blah blah Opera did it first etc.
Misses the point
The thing about using a Blackberry is that encryption is *easy*, which is not the case with most encryption solutions. As someone who runs your own IMAP server, you've already identified yourself as outside the run of normal users; that option is either not available or not appealing to most people. Maybe they *should* care enough to do so, but they won't.
You don't get it
I'll assume you haven't really used virtualization, since you entirely miss the point of it.
View has supported offline desktops since version 3, so I'm not sure why the article claims that this is a "new" feature in 4.5. In any case, where VMware needs to focus their efforts with View is in making the damn thing stable and reliable. It has enough features; they just need to work reliably!
B-b-but . . . Opera!
Opera is perfect in every way! It's better than perfect! It's amazing! It does everything you could possibly want it to do, even if you haven't thought of it yet! If it "arbitrarily" deletes your bookmarks, that's just because the Opera developers have implemented the "delete useless bookmarks" feature which automagically purges your preferences of all the stuff you don't need. Your problem is that you didn't realize you didn't need it. And aren't you happier now that you've been released from the excess baggage of your past?
Opera is the best!
This just in, some people use technology in a different fashion than you. I realize that means they're inferior human beings probably deserving of being made into Soylent Green, but it is true, nonetheless.
Blah blah blah Opera
Something something "no bugs or security holes ever" something something "totally awesome browser" yadda yadda "Opera" etc.
I don't hate Opera . . .
. . . it just doesn't have the features that I want/need.
My issue with the Opera fanbois is that, when I explain the features that I enjoy in Firefox, they smugly say "Opera has those!" and fail to understand that Opera either *doesn't* have them or doesn't implement them as well. As a result, my apathy towards Opera turns into a hatred for Opera by association with its "advocates."
Nope, it doesn't have NoScript or ABP. I'm getting tired of posting this reply to ignorant Opera users, but, even though I'm 90% certain you're trolling (the giveaway was the "looks better"), but I feel like it needs to be driven home that the functionality you think is NoScript is not NoScript.
Westfield is not the government, it's a corporation. When you figure out the difference, your perspective will be considered. If you read the article (a challenging task, I know, since your Marmite-stained fingers could hardly restrain themselves from assaulting the keyboard), you'll note that the local *government* did not press charges and let the would-be proselytizer go.
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