I like the way the word 'probably' is used in the justification for this. i.e. we have no idea if thi would have stopped them, but it's clearly something else we can sell
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Why do people need to continually change UIs? I like my menu bar, and it's easy to navigate with the keyboard when my mouse hand is feeling tired. I liked the pretty colours on the icons. God help me, I liked the transparent effect on the title bar in windows 7.
But everything has to be flat and minimalist now with NO VISUAL CUES AT ALL.
And as for dragging around the title-bar less menu-bar less chrome on my desktop. Arrrggghh. Its a nightmare and more often than not I'm left trying to work out why this tab has suddenly detached itself to somewhere else on the screen
funny, I didn't think 7 zip was supported by the Russian government, and the code is there for everyone to see. Which is fortunate, because I was updating a program to make better use of it via the API so it could handle any type of file that 7-zip could. And honestly the documentation is not ideal, and queries to the mailing list seems to only have resulted in "it's in the documentation". Which 'it' wasn't and I had to look at the source code to work out how to use it.
API documentation aside, (and at least it has one) I've been using this for a long time as it is convenient, flexible and unobtrusive.
Russia has become an autocratic state again, but that doesn't mean the people of Russia all support what the government does, and such trolling is offensive and really people should know better than to behave like that
Re: The mystery
Cost. As chrome, edge, and firefox are all pretty much the same thing underneath, it means the 'alternative' browsers have to do a lot less work to keep themselves on a par with chrome.
IMHO firefox shot itself in the foot in a way that'd impress even a C programmer when they dropped XUL and basically discarded the huge library the extensions developed for it. That is the point when its days as an independent browser were numbered.
It has taken years for the functionality of some of the extensions to be even half way restored.
Generally I agree. The guy is a thoughtless idiot. During the pandemic I saved 2 years worth of season tickets which easily made up for the extra electricity and stuff. And my broadband is flat rate, so no extra expense there. Result: Me quids in.
Not so good with part home/part work, as an annual season ticket is slightly cheaper than a years worth of 3 days a week return tickets from where I live, but there are other things than money.
Except apparently for that guy.
my current favourite spam filter is the one thunderbird uses. it has decided that all my google calendar emails are spam.
and yahoo comes a close 2nd, as it won't allow me to configure the spam filter and i have to go see what is caught in it every day.
Total number of spam emails received over past year - about 3
Total number of spam emails received according to yahoo - 3000 or so. Including ONE of the ones above.
Total number of spam emails received according to thunderbird - 1000 or so. Including ONE of the real spams.
Re: In the spirit of the story...
There used to be a game why you put an english phrase into google translate, asked it to translate to japanese. then translate the japanese back to english. repeat until the translation returned the same english phrase twice. You could get quite a lot of iterations with some phrases.
That was quite fun
Re: Compatibility and elephants
I want a windows 7 lookalike.
Windows 10 has got the amazing disappearing scrollbars which end up with you having no idea of how much of the document you can actually see in the window until you move over the place where the scrollbar would be if you could see it and then you have to select the scrollbar with pinpoint accuracy.
And gtk3 has removed the indicative _ from the menu bar for shortcuts unless you press alt. and you can't switch it back on.
If I was 20 this (probably) wouldn't be a problem. I'm not. And it is a significant problem
They were called transistor radios to differentiate them from valve radios. As my parents had one of the later which had about 6 separate selectable bands on the "dial" (It wasn't so much a dial about about 2 foot long and 6 inches high, with helpful station markings such as 'Hilversum'), and came complete with a gramophone capable of playing 17, 33, 45 and 72 rpm records, I was well aware of the difference.
It is possible there were portable valve radios, but 'transistor radio' sounded way cooler and more modern than 'portable radio' at age 12.
And tranny is an unsurprising contraction of that - especially as transvestitism wasn't really something one even knew about at that tender age in those days.
I have had that battling between apps controlling your mike so often :-(
That, along with the 'if your microphone is not switched on when I start, I'll never recognise it ever' group of apps, means I often have to spend 5 minutes at the start of a meeting trying to get my microphone to register with the app the meeting is being held on.
Microsoft makes tweaks to Windows 11 Start Menu for Insiders but stops short of mimicking Windows 10
British data watchdog brings cookies to G7 meeting – pop-up consent requests, not the delicious baked treats
I click reject all as well. What pees me off is people like ziff davis who re-ask the question REPEATEDLY on the same page. and again when you restart the browser. I'd think a cookie saying 'I do not want all this tracking' would be within the letter and spirit of the law, rather than just the letter as currently.
The unit of measure for fatbergs is not hippopotami, even if the operator of an Australian sewer says so
capitalism does however have sweatshops, child labour, slavery, ...
I'm not a communist but I'm not a capitalist either. Because both, if left to their own devices, end up exploiting the masses for the benefit of the few while indulging in massive PR campaigns to make them seem acceptable.
Microsoft joins Bytecode Alliance to advance WebAssembly – aka the thing that lets you run compiled C/C++/Rust code in browsers
Did I or did I not ask you to double-check that the socket was on? Now I've driven 15 miles, what have we found?
Twisty turny narrow roads
If he was working anywhere near where I lived as a child, I doubt that was the result of too much Colossal Cave. I've definitely been in a car that couldn't move while we waited for the herd of cows to make their way round the car.
And one epic story where a lorry was sent the back route between the 2 nearest towns via our village. Both ways involved a steep hill. However the back way involved, after coming down one hill, and crossing a narrow bridge over a millpond, a right angle bend into the other hill, with a single width road with high stone walls on both sides. About half way up there was another right angle bend. And no relief from the walls.
The lorry was there for a good long while.
Forget tabs – the new war is commas versus spaces: Web heads urged by browser devs to embrace modern CSS
Re: "Hopefully he also added a bit of text along the lines"
Some of the worst User Interfaces I've come across have been designed by software engineers, who haven't bothered to think about what the user is trying to do, they've bothered about how to reflect how you talk to the underlying system.
We had one screen where '1' meant switched off and '0' meant switched on. Check boxes? The words enabled or disabled? Hahaha. Everybody got confused by this. To the point when someone needed to add some more entries to the screen, and he made the new entries expect '1' for enabled.
It was an utter disaster.
A paper clip, a spool of phone wire and a recalcitrant RS-232 line: Going MacGyver in the wonderful world of hotel IT
'Unfixable' boot ROM security flaw in millions of Intel chips could spell 'utter chaos' for DRM, file encryption, etc
Re: And none of this is important
As far as I can see, if said miscreant gets access to your PC, they can read the management key which doesn't apply to your PC, it applies to however many hundreds of thousands of PCs that were built with the same chipset.
I imagine it's rather less hard at that point to do interesting things remotely.
Zyxel storage, firewall, VPN, security boxes have a give-anyone-on-the-internet-root hole: Patch right now
You'll never select all and mark as read again after this tale of peril... Oh, who are we kidding? Of course you will
Re: Whats the problem with unsafe code in Rust?
Yeah. And all code is written properly of course. Even experienced kernel programmers make mistakes.
Something I learnt long ago: Given 2 code solutions to a problem, people in general pick the worse one either to use or to (shudder) clone and mangle.