Re: Mobile Web Serches?
This is why having root access is important.
I choose what appears on my screen, same as my desktop. It's horrifying how much effort it is to maintain such a simple preference, though.
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"While you're at it, there are a few UI designers I'd like to have a word with... or their heads, which ever is easiest!"
The words I'd like to have with them include "HAHAHAHAHAHA" and "WAIT I CANT FIND THE BUTTON TO TURN THE ELECTRICITY OFF!" (the later also combined with manical laughter, yes).
Easy is not the same as intuitive, possibly.
Dunno, I'd rather face a small learning curve with installing software. Put the effort into making the installer work seamlessly and not back the user into a corner, because once it's up and running, they should be hopefully enjoying their new toy and learning how to use it.
Huh, you're describing the Debian installer.
Honestly rather than shoving changes down the pipe, shove options instead. Do you want the ancient Win2k start menu, the 7 menu, 8's fullscreen version, or this new thing that we've been building that we think you'll like?
It really shouldn't be that difficult to just provide options and customization. And it'd solve the overwhelming majority of the interface complaints.
(It would not solve the 'I do not want Cortana and I'd like to not install it in the first place' complaints, but those complaints are I suspect less common than the complaints about the UI adventures.)
>I don't believe one can go through any significant spell without SOME data loss whatever the strategies employed
You're doing it wrong, then.
It is well and truly possible to not lose data, if that data has been proven to be important, and treated as such. Data that is inconsequential and treated as such can be lost regularly, but that's a very pedantic view.
"Social networks get their hooks into those that were born in the 90s or later one way or another"...
There are those born in or after the 90s that aren't dimwits. You don't hear about them as much because they aren't posting their lives online.
(No, I'm older than that. But have known young people that don't fit the stereotype that they're stupid, lazy, and glued to their phones. They're bitter about the older folks who constantly assume wrongly about them.)
They were undoubtedly lead-acid batteries, which helped. Forklifts are disturbingly heavy (due to the need for a counterweight in the back--so the heavy batteries help). Normally it's faster to just swap batteries over than recharge them--easier to have a battery on the charger than a whole forklift.
I think this tells the actual reality.
Wireless can be 'up to' whatever blazing amazing fantabulous speed.
In reality, it's frequently junk.
Wires (including optical 'wires' but you know what I mean) generally give you all the performance they're rated to give.
>That depends. Academics are extremely poorly paid. This means some accept money on the side from various regimes and preach their agendas mixed with scheduled programme.
I was going to take a much more dystopian view and say that academics are people, and as such, Sturgeon's law can kinda apply. Most of them are not capable of teaching a concept that they're unable to demonstrate.
It seems that a large percentage of the population never learned the mantra of 'question authority'--in all guises, from church to government to schooling. And no, this isn't picking specifically on the young in any way. There often seems to be a push that it's the younger generation that lacks these skills, and it simply isn't so. It may be that the youth are more likely to be visible, but folks lacking in critical thinking skills are visible at all ages in various forms--for example, consider older folks that you've worked with (and if your bosses have been excellent, then look towards the accounting department!), or elected officials, or even those who were attempting to get elected and failed in spectacular fashion.
I'm one of the person that gives 1* reviews. It says, simply, that I would not buy that again, and I'm sorry that I did in the first place. Not sure how that's vindictive, just honest.
On some platforms, you're giving stars for the seller, not the item. Try to be fair there, but there's a lot of vendors that have absolutely zero business in selling things--from horrible packaging to misrepresentation and so on. I think you could argue that's vindictive as well, and it quite arguably could be. And yet, it's the sort of review that I wish I saw before trying to purchase something from that vendor and having a horrible experience.
Fortunately the fake reviews are generally detectable if you've been researching a product for awhile.
(from the article:) "Windows 10 is so much better than its antecedents that it has stopped being a problem."
What in the actual fuck? Is there a good version that doesn't screw everything up constantly out there and I've just not had the luck of seeing it yet?
Windows 10 is not good in any situation that requires a stable platform to run software on. Or hardware, reliably. I can see the appeal if you are playing bleeding-edge games perhaps, and require the latest shiny features, and that isn't a very large portion of what many of us use our computers for....
Homework for the day:
How many post-it notes, combined with an adequate amount of glue for creating a solid block, and perhaps a piece of rebar for stiffening, are required to create a proper LART?
(A lathe may be used to create a more comforting handle for the wielder.)
LMDE is a weird mix that crosses the Mint and Debian lines. It's like Debian-really-unstable (which is still super solid for desktop use). Stick MATE atop it, and it's blisteringly fast like Xfce, but with just enough more bells to make it more luxurious for daily use. (And yes, I typed XKCD twice before my fingers would allow Xfce!)
And if you managed to get Windows 9x to last a year without a reinstall, you don't beat your desktops as hard as I do (well, or did at the time, anyway). That was an every-other-month sorta thing, at best!
Debian just flat works. Sometimes it takes some work to hammer in 'newer' features that it lags behind on adding, no question! And once it works, it continues to do so.
But boy, it's a joy to run updates that are improvements instead of needless jerking around with UI elements or other 'improvements' that don't live up to the name.
They are going to try to recoup their investment and make money off their new property.
This will not work.
The depressing part is that there's all these companies willing to buy things that either make no money or minimal money, then completely fail to convert them into actual useful moneymakers.
I make minimal to no money. Why haven't these companies thrown huge sums of cash at me yet?!
More than simply having privacy--there is an overarching concept that in my mind is greater still, and covers privacy like an umbrella.
Allow the user to choose if they want privacy or not. If they want @#@#! 'pocket' or not. Build the browser as almost just a framework; minimialistic and fast. Use plugins to add features.
You know, like Firefox once was.
Security in cars is really very easy indeed.
It doesn't need connected to anything. Job done. No, i don't need tracking or internet or anything else communicating in a bidirectional way in my car.
I will accept that it can have a radio for listening to music broadcasts. Which I will never use, as radio is only used for advertising and unpleasant noises, at least in the areas that I use a car within.
As someone who started driving in a laughably underpowered car and yet managed to get a fair number of state-issued awards for performance in it, this is not true for everyone. Once I got a car that had an intimidating amount of power, I had a much larger respect for it, and slowed down dramatically.
It sounds like the metric they were looking for was "we can charge a lot, because we have way more cores and are targetting the richest customers".
I sometimes do wonder what it would be like to have a desktop with a comical number of cores. Probably irritating the majority of the time, and unbelievably fast in niche things that can take advantage of that much parallel processing.
Well, "What wrong-footed us completely was that the news got out before we were ready to make an announcement about it." strikes me as a complete lack of understanding about what your users want, it wasn't the timing of the information, it was the information itself.
As far as "We'll have to make do without telemetry for the time being.", you should try ASKING your users, rather than being so bent on being a creepy spy.
Keep the forks ready, kids! This is absolutely going to be tried again, as Mr K does not seem to understand that telemetry is something he wants, not something the users want.
That raises an important question.
I'm absolutely certain that this will be found to leak data at some point; only the timeframe is in question.
But given the sheer quantity of data leaks we have today, I really wonder how many of them are full of horribly wrong data. I never actually considered that the 'oh noes, a million emails were hacked' vs 'it's the email of a bot/throwaway account' ratio, for example.
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