"They said that miniaturization was the way of the future... Why's this one so much larger than my last one?"
20 posts • joined 12 Mar 2012
I misread Tips and Corrections...
... as reading Tips and Conspiracies. Given the topic in question, though, is it really too large a leap for that?
Why replace the Esc key when there's a much more viable key to be replaced? I hereby vote they follow Google's footsteps and replace Caps Lock with the Cortana button.
Another change that Microsoft and/or Lenovo did was replace the Context Menu key on their laptops (ex: Lenovo T430) with PrtSc. I - unlike some other users - actually do use the Context Menu key fairly often, even if it is mostly to double-check my spelling.
My own experience
Being from the other side of the pond as you guys, I don't often join in the conversation, but for once, I have my own relevant experience to share.
Several years ago, I had a '96 Thunderbird that had a key fob. One day, having stopped in to get a bite to eat, I hit the button to unlock the doors on my car while I was next to a 2000s (not sure exact year) Chevy Impala. This made the Imp's alarm sound twice before popping open the trunk (a.k.a boot). The Imp's owner - sitting in the outside dining area - looked just as surprised as I was. Before then, I thought that it would be pretty close to impossible for a key fob from one manufacturer and one decade to have any effect on a car from another manufacturer and another decade.
I'd be happy with...
a resurrected version of Fluxbuntu - an unofficial port of Ubuntu with Fluxbox (and a deliciously eye-catching splashscreen while it loaded). Ran it for a little bit on an old Thinkpad R51 that I had and it was nice and quick. Thought of trying to get something like it up and running on my current rig, starting with the Ubuntu Mini ISO.
... get enough rocks around the moon - or blow up a big enough one - to give the moon a ring system? Just think how pretty that would be!
So, does this count as a blow against the "PC Master Race"? It makes me glad that I do most of my gaming on consoles, but it's still quite frightening.
@SPiT: One thing that I could see them doing is, instead of the ENTIRE door being made of the capacitor material, just have the lower part be, so that the A- B- and C-pillars are all electrically neutral by default
Not the first time
Does nobody here remember Space Bat?
I think that...
USB 3.1 would be best. It's still the same technology as USB 3.0, just with a minor change (that reaps massive benefits).
Glad to see...
... the Chrono series getting some love. Should have Cross in there, too, if you want my opinion. Doom definitely deserves to be in there, too, though, for making the FPS a viable genre (yes, Halo wouldn't exist were it not for Doom). I'd also like to see Gran Turismo have an entry as well.
My 'condolences' to Orbcomm for the loss of their satellite, but kudos to them for their fine attitude regarding the situation. Hopefully the next one - funded by insurance - will go much better.
Drink - because Orbcomm deserves one for their good attitude and not flinging poo.
Does no one realize...
... that you are capable of removing the Amazon integration features? Or that they're working on a simle 'kill-switch' for the end-user to disable them? Admittedly, though, having an opt-in/out checkbox during installation would be nice....
I just don't understand all the hate towards the Unity UI. Sure, it's not Gnome 2 or KDE, but I find it to be a fairly decent UI. Even fired it up on an eeePC 701 without too many major problems (biggest one: the dash is too large for the screen).
Unity still has the standard sorting - typing the name is just an additional way of getting to the program, just like in W7/W8. To get to that sorting, though, you have to go through a few steps.
1. With the Unity launcher open, click on the "ruler/pencil/pen" icon to get to programs.
2. Click the "Filter Results" toggle.
3. Choose the category/ies you need
4. If needed, click the toggle for "Installed apps"
Glad to see...
... that even Anonymous has a set of morals that it is willing to follow. I don't care who you are, or who you're trying to impress - hacking a kids' charity site is just in poor taste, period (or full-stop).
CDBurnerXP (http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home) - A free awesome CD burner. Works better than some of Windows' own tools.
Nero KwiKmedia (http://www.nero.com/eng/downloads-nbl-free.php) - Same as above, only Nero.
LibreOffice (http://www.libreoffice.org/) - already been mentioned
Re: Anyone who disagrees with this ...
Instead of trying Xubuntu for a Windows-like experience, I would recommend Kubuntu. The UI is surprisingly similar to Vista/7, and should make the transition a bit easier from Windows.
That's not to say that this is the 'perfect' solution, but I suspect you'll be far more at home wiht KDE 4.x, coming straight from Windows, than you will with Unity, Gnome Shell, XFCE, or many of the other available UIs.
Aside from Kubuntu, however, you may find Lubuntu to be to your liking as well, though the UI harks back to Win9x.
You had me getting ready to point out all the things I disagreed with you on, and then you got to points 7 and 8. Well done, my good sir. Well done, indeed.
Although this doesn't sound too far-fetched for Apple (or even Microsoft), what really tipped me off was when I thought for a second about the patent number. Good one, guys.
Re: My money
Kudos to your friend for being a decent human being. Glad to hear that he helped the guy get on his feet again, but yes, it is hard for most people to comprehend what it's like being so far in the gutter it feels like the mud on other peoples' shoes has a higher social standing than you do.