Re: Bells and broken whistle
Windows 95 style menus were crisper and faster to navigate.
I recall using Windows prior to the millenium where the menu could open and the verbose unsorted application menu covered almost the entire screen.
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"Any decision to resort to countermeasures without prior notice must be necessary and proportionate to the purpose of inducing compliance in the circumstances,"
If that mindset gets adopted globally over breaches in trade deals or other agreements...
Was that an actual "influencer" doing that video? Because I found her annoying to listen to for more than a few seconds.
'influencer' is still an 'influencer' even if the only influence they might have is to not watch anything else by them.
Still an overrated label, but I think the only people that get excited about it is advertisers.
"Ono-Sendai corp"...sounds exciting and cyber-punky, can't wait.
But, in reality, if it's Google, they'll drop the project and leave you with useless junk in your head, Facebook, and they'll spam you and everyone you've ever known, Microsoft and an update one day will turn you into a vegetable or wipe half your memories.
yet does everything it can to block free trade with a democratic ex-partner
It's only a wonder the Vietnamese weren't battering on the UKs door for a trade agreement, seeing how world beating we are...
The EU is doing nothing to block trade with the UK other than apply 3rd Country rules (which we voted for in leaving the EU and Customs Union). Doesn't seem that much of a slowdown on EU imports to UK, so they are trading with us.
....the scary (and sexy) TV series U.F.O. with awe; the theme music less so.
I didn't catch the first run (born early 70's), but I recall catching one episode on rerun and the intro music when I was small, and the music made an impression much more than the episode (I think it might have been 'the Dalotec affair'). It wasn't until the release of Power Themes '90 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjaAiwro-og) that it came to my attention again. UFO never got as much exposure as Space 1999. Which apparently annoyed Gerry Anderson, as he lost the rights to Space 1999 to Sylvia in the divorce.
Yep, could do with a make-over to modernise it a little, just for presentation.
not all in caps (all in caps looks so retro, and not in a good way).
separate the Divisions into separate files (would look better, maybe a little more awkward to edit, maybe though)
Still nothing quite so logical and readable as COBOL.
While not entirely in disagreement with your sentiment.
Corporations generally pay a lot for logo designs, in the hope that it gives a positive message and not a negative one.
A logo that looks, however vaguely like a possible Hitler emoji would very definitely fall in the latter category.
I'm not surprised they quickly changed it. Clearly they didn't check how it would be perceived by the public.
In N.I. you have to present an I.D. at the Ballot station.
Been that way as long as I've been a voter. Quite used to it, seemed odd that it's never been asked for since i moved island, still carry my drivers in every time I go to vote now out of habit.
Its based on a 1980's pen and paper RPG. That's the aesthetic they were going for. Which they seemed to do quite well,
I remember those, they played as well as the most unstable member of the group allowed.
Sounds like they've attempted to catch the feel by including bugs and general jankiness.
I wonder what the final count of monoliths will be at the end of 2020? Double digits?
I was kind of hoping monoliths would stick around 'til 2024 and stand for President.
It'll be a heck of a lot easier to un-install from the Whitehouse in 2028 or 2032 than the recent incumbent.
Got to be better than my Desktop experience with Nvidia.
After several years, Wayland is still unreachable, the Plasma desktop is flitchy as hell.
Really a step back from my last build, despite a discrete graphics card this build vs. an onboard chip on last (AMD), and it was pre-amdgpu driver.
Apple might end up having to support the system or else face backlash for leaving users with an obsekeye big dumb screen.
Well, it'd be like apple to insist on selling it's users a big dumb screen that only connects with apple products they've ordained for the purpose.
Ideally, a big dumb screen should outlive a fair bit of more transient kit, provided the connectors are still in use.
I've often thought, even though we have lots more screens around us than a couple of years ago, mostly they're not helpful. Sitting on the sofa in front of a 'smart' telly with a 'smart' phone in hand, it's not smart enough to allow you to cast what you are doing on the phone onto the nice convenient big screen, or when at a desk or table with a laptop or desktop, utilise the smartphone as an additional control, input device or monitor.
But if you define it the way manglement does in "employee X isn't grinding away at their workstation non-stop from clock in to clock out, that's LOST PRODUCTIVITY" then of course you lose "productivity".
I think, in some management schools of thought, working smarter is an executive area, best results are gained from the drones in some sort of Metropolis-like working environment.
First sentence or three quarters of the sentence usually totally make sense, only then, when the reader has mentally settled in to read does the hallway of composition begin to twist like an M.C. Escher.
I've taken to first scanning the poster name first at all times, some of those twists are downright nasty, if you don't pull out fast enough you can end up with a badly sprained comprehension.
When it's discovered a large proportion of the public have adopted an unhealthy lifestyle or relationship with a product which continues to be profitable.
Much the same was done about the increase in the grossly overweight, the labels were changed so those affected could feel better about their problem and continue to spend.
Conspiracy to defraud the public purse or somesuch, (IANAL).
What with plagues, retreat of the ignorant masses to superstition and science denial, flat earths and entrenched political divides, we're already halfway back to the medieval, what's another fraudster trying to sell 'London bridge' a dozen times.
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