Have you seen a doctor...
...about that buzzing in your Wha-Hey?
145 posts • joined 3 Dec 2009
>>>Many years ago a woman named Gwen Jacobs fought all the way to the Supreme Court for the right to walk topless on Canadian streets during warm summer days.
She won, enshrining the principle that male and female nipples should be treated equally.<<<<
Truly, not all heroes wear capes.
...if IBM youngins are "more innovative and receptive to technology than baby boomers", it might have something to do with the IBM of yore, that your older minions persevered through, having had somewhat of a reputation for not exactly encouraging thinking outside the box, blue or otherwise.
You know, back when young-and-hip Microsoft (how times have changed) were having your lunch.
... as you would Netflix and Spotify: You’re only renting the stuff.
When buying apps on Google Play, I do so in the full knowledge they may (and some do) stop working at any time.
But the prices have to match.
That’s also why I only buy heavily discounted games for my son’s Xbox. Luckily, like me, he’s not into the latest multi-player FPS, so that’s never been an issue.
Similarly, PC games I only buy from GOG.com. They don’t have the latest AAA titles, but I can find what *I* want to play. And I don’t have time to fit in on-line multi-player anyway, so DRM-free single player (or LAN/off-line multi-player) titles fit my needs perfectly.
Funnily enough, when games are removed for sale from GOG, they’re still left in the libraries of those who bought them when GOG did have them for sale.
...quite frankly a bit ugly.
But, at the same time much more easily navigated than the current everything-must-be-flat-and-indistinguishable design language.
The "commits, branches, ..." bit needs to be tabs too, though.
Personally, my idea of peak pretty AND functional desktop GUI design was one of the KDE 3.x themes (can't remember the name).
>>>yet has very little actual functionality.<<<
Little functionality, you say?
But with Atom, your syntax highlighting theme can easily make parts of your source (e.g. TODO comments) gently fade between different background colours.
And all that essential functionality for only an installed size of 715MB!
So be it.
If they willfully break the GPL, better to sue if need be, and scare them and their likes off in future, IMHO.
Otherwise, what's the point of the GPL?
Commercial vendors expect money for their product.
Contributors to GPL projects have a right to expect reciprocity in the form of source code.
That's the deal.
Except BSD, perhaps, but they didn't choose that for whatever reason.
...of the Excel Abusers!
Surprising move, really, that they've found themselves to be able to make do with Google's much sparser feature set compared to MS Office.
But if the missing features are no big deal for them, and on-line sync and collaboration is important, I can understand it.
MS Office is MUCH more powerful, but every time on-line access is involved, it's slow as mollasses.
Google, OTOH, does the snappy web experience well.
Completely ignoring the issues with going cloudy, of course.
...about the Store thingy.
On the one hand, I recognise all the downsides everyone here has already mentioned, and agree with most of them.
On the other hand, running Debian (or a derivative), it's always been fantastically convenient to have almost every piece of software I need ready, pre-packaged and compatible in my distro's AppStore^W repositories.
OK, they're not completely equivalent. For one, Windows Store's apps are limited in ways DEB packages aren't.
But there are a lot of similarities too.
>>>You'd only notice that it is a woman doing the hugging if you notice the earrings.<<<
Considering the many earring-wearing males around, that buttons on her jacket are on the left would probably be a better indicator.
Anyhu, I'd forgotten I wanted to get my hands on that deliciously cheap Zero W for some LG^H^HBLE-tomfoolery.
Now, where's that credit card at?
Exactly! I can only upvote once (and I tried).
The only Windows Store apps I have are a few casual games (e.g. Lara Croft GO).
Mostly just out of curiosity to compare them against the Android versions.
How has Win10S been made to run on low-spec anyway? I couldn’t find any concrete info.
When Windows 10 slowed to a crawl on my Celeron box with a spinning rust drive, and I couldn’t re-install the old W8 (with Bing) again, I had to put Debian on it. Flies like ****.
And at least with Wine and DOSbox, that runs the few old Win32 and DOS games I still like.
...a humourectomy by any chance?
>>>Assuming you are British (for the sake of argument) what if I choose to trawl thru some of the odder local laws in Britain? If I find anything questionable, may I laugh my arse off at "You stupid Brits"?<<<
Yes. Yes, of course you can.
Friendly piss-taking like that, is^W should be a basic human right.
... which other vendor makes anything as nice as Lenovo's ThinkPad Yoga line?
Looking around for a new machine for the Supreme Commanderess, the TP-Yoga seemed by far the most reassuring going by quality, finish, features and simple sturdiness in the sub €1000 segment.
... I'd have to put a controller on my chair, to make it automatically follow the desk's height.
Ilva has a fairly nice, non-smart, electric desk in the same price range as the Refold cardboard thingie. (And with a considerably longer expected life-span.)
...my mum's 630 is not on the list.
8.1 is a terrific phone OS, and very OAP-friendly for a smart phone.
10 may get there eventually, unless it's axed before then, but is still too rough around the edges, IMHO, and has lost a few of the little UI quirks (when compared to Android & iOS) that actually made it so bloody good in daily use.
...replaced with a Lumia 630 when our IT department switched last year.
My first experience with WinPhone, it was a very positive surprise.
Going from the premium build quality of the 9900 to one of the cheaper Lumias was not a problem. The beating my phones sometimes get, the cheap looking, but extremely robust, Lumia 630 was actually a better fit for me.
Something about the UI appeals to me, and it ticks all my work features.
The built in calendar app is crap, but Chronos+ solves that, and is better than even Android's great Business Calendar 2 for displaying my schedule.
The app gap is substantial, and will be a deal breaker for many. But with mSecure and Simon Tatham's Puzzle Collection recently making their appearances, I'm covered and could easily make the switch from Android.
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