* Posts by Handle123456

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Man responsible for least popular iteration of Windows UI uses iPad Pro as a desktop*


Re: So it doesn't even do what its creator needs ??

Always ask "what do you do", " why is it done that way","what are your problems" ... and then you shove something as braindead and idiotic as the huge blocky UI-formerly-known-as-Metro down the throats of people sitting behind their desk with their 24 inch monitors, their keyboard and their mouse. Because EVERYONE needs to use the same UI on their desktop as on their fat fingered cell phone.

'cause what do you do?

- I run this one and only one app over the whole monitor.

- Why is it done that way?

- Because any icon smaller than five inches across is way too small? Because instead of pointing the mouse at a fairly exact point is too much work, I'd rather flail my arms around and smear grease all over my monitor. Because doing something the same way I've been it for the last fifteen years is way too confusing.

Whoever came up with the idea of the "modern" UI ought to be paraded through the world till the end up its days and ...

Jeff Bezos: I will depose King Trump


Re: To be honest ...

The introspection is pointless if you can't dare to act on it, if "minutely disagreeing" brings the wrath of the masses of screaming activists on you, when straying from the one true path of "progressivism" is enough to turn you from a hero into a traitor, when everyone around you is trying to outprogress and outscream everyone else.


Re: To be honest ...

"Hillary, having won 2016" ... you know, this is like saying that the team that scored more goals in NHL playoff won ... despite it losing more games. The rules of the playoff say that you need to win four GAMES within the round, the total number of goals is irrelevant, the number of US presidential elections are a bit more complex, but again you need to win the games (states), not score the most goals (get most votes) in total.

This affects the strategy in both cases and in case of Trump vs. Clinton it also heavily affected the voters' decision to bother voting or not.

Hillary Clinton lost. Fullstop.


Re: To be honest ...

To be honest the whole "trial" was a farce set up by "democrats" that never accepted the result of the elections. The "crime" of asking the Ukrainians to restart the investigation that was stopped due to Joe Biden's threat of stopping the aid. The senile nepotist's boasting about how they sacked the attorney after he ordered them to is recorded and online. But yeah funneling US taxpayers' money through Burisma to his son's bank account is absolutely fine, forcing a foreign government to stop investigation is fine, telling them they are free to restart the investigation is a high crime.

Apple: EU can't make us use your stinking common charging standard


It's a great shame Apple did not flop and disappear near the end of the 90s

The world would be a better place without this marketing company

USAF spaceplane back on Earth after mystery 2-year jaunt in orbit. Jeepers creepers, what has it been doing up here?


Re: Up here in space, I’m looking down on you

US and others have plenty of satellites for that. Better equipped for the task and there's no need to bring them back on earth to retrieve the pictures for quite some time already.

Google engineering boss sues web giant over sex discrim: I was paid less than men, snubbed for promotion


Re: I watched a documentary about that Chocolate Factory the other night...

Well while you are most likely right, if a company made something that was a "predominantly male thing" they wouldn't dare to have a male only tasting panel. Quoquoquotas anyone?

Not only that, they'd be forced to run campaigns ...

Handcranked HTML and JPEG japes. What could possibly go wrong?


Re: dumb as a bag of rocks

Nope. Keeping the haircut once it's no longer enforced is caused by their stupidity.


Re: Hand coded HTML

I used to be in charge of a tool allowing HR people to upload job offers to a multitude of job boards. Often that meant importing the text of the add from some external system and tweaking it to comply to the requirements and restrictions of the individual job boards.

You would not believe what insane crap you get when someone copy&pastes text from Word to an online WYSIWYG html editor. Invalid, bloated, incorrectly quoted, ...

For example an empty line between paragraphs was about fifteen levels of divs containing a  , all with loads of inline styles, lots of them mso-nonsense-whatever.

I remember a specific one that was 106KB of HTML for about 500 characters of text.

Most of the job boards restricted the length of the HTML they were wiling to accept to something like 8000 characters.

I had to write some crazy regex-based Perl code to fix that mess and got that 106KB to 6KB with no visible difference when rendered.

Clutching at its Perl 6, developer community ponders language name with less baggage


Re: doesn't matter who hates it...

You need something understood by search engines.

Or scratch that failed experiment altogether.

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name


Re: Eh?

So you can speak against majority, but not against minority?



Re: You do know that ...

Nope. They are going to deskin it so that it feels offended by each and every move of the stylus or mouse.


Re: Seems very childish to me, grow up folks and grow a backbone.

Perfectly calm maybe, but absolutely irrational.

Yeah, renaming a twenty years old project because some spoiled always-ready-to-feel-offended kiddies get offended by the name as it matches some slang, most likely newer than the app. Rational. Sure.

So your Google Play Publisher account has been terminated – of course you would want to know why exactly


Re: Is there a way of making a legal challenge?

Well if I read it right "Not delivering services that haven't been paid for" is exactly what was done.


It's not you reading it too many times I'm concerned about. It's all those that take it as a manual.


Well as I have a Honor, I've also got some Huawei AppGallery. Not sure how much that's used outside of China.

War is over, if you want it: W3C, WHATWG agree to work towards single spec for HTML and DOM


Re: Why not save the planet at the same time?

What makes you think offline shopping uses any less? Keep in mind that with offline shopping you've got MORE stuff stacked in stores, more stuff not sold and therefore moved elsehere and possibly recycled/destroyed ...

The only time online shopping uses more resources is if people constantly order stuff only to look at it and send it back.

Microsoft debuts Bosque – a new programming language with no loops, inspired by TypeScript


Re: so it's...

The Clean language even has an explicit World type and interactive programs are functions of type World -> World. The world is unique though, the compiler will not let you fork the world in two. :-)


One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once


UK had been busy to implement the 1984 manual for some time already

This is just another step.

A few reasons why cops didn't immediately shoot down London Gatwick airport drone menace


All they'd have to do is fly it into the rotor blades...

"All they'd have to do is fly it into the rotor blades – or into the glass canopy protecting the pilots."

And would they be able to? I mean I'd expect the helicopter to make such a mess in the air flow that the drones would end up in somersaults. That is if the helicopter comes from above. I doubt the drones can fly as high so a copter coming from above might be able to catch the drones into a net without actually dropping anything to the ground.

Angry Googlers demand bosses pull the wings off 'Dragonfly' censored Chinese search engine


I'm more concerned about the censored version for the rest of the world

Google has come a long way from their original "don't be evil" to having a political agenda and filtering and resorting the search results accordingly.

Great. Global internet freedoms take another dive as censorship and fake news proliferate


Citizen's data ...

"China's demands – much like Russia's – that citizens' data is stored within its borders means "information can be accessed by security agencies", the report said – thus diminishing users' freedoms."

I may be wrong, but I do think the same is true for EU. But there it is to protect their data. Of course.

Now Europe wants a four-million-quid AI-powered lie detector at border checkpoints


If you come with a passport

you will be scrutinized, questioned and have your holes prodded. If you come without, you can go right in and request accommodation and money.

F***=off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs


no one wants to work in an office or environment that's toxic and unwelcoming

I can't think of any environment more toxic and more unwelcoming than current Google.

That 'Surface will die in 2019' prediction is still a goer, says soothsayer


Re: Is there anything wrong with Windows 10?

Even nontechnical people restart from time to time.

Actually nontechnical people restart more often than technical people.

I would not mind if after some days after a security patch is released I was forced to install it while shutting down or restarting the computer, but automatic restart is simply insane. "active hours" or no active hours.

If the computer restarts without me telling it to, it CRASHED!


Re: Is there anything wrong with Windows 10?

One thing that's insanely wrong is its insistence on restarting on its own "to install updates". I really hope I never find out what braindead idiot decided it's OK for an operating system to "decide" to restart.

The bloody thing is wiling to go far as waking up from hibernation to fsck you and restart.

More than a third of Euro IT pros worry about keeping server lights on


What desired effect?

"European General Data Protection Regulation, and its hefty penalties for non-compliance, are having the desired effect."

And what effect is that supposed to be? More jobs for paper-pushers?

Euro bureaucrats tie up .eu in red tape to stop Brexit Brits snatching back their web domains


Re: What is it?



Re: Flame on peeps...

But only thanks to a clever trick. Most of the EU bureaucracy is done by people on someone else's payroll.

All the way from government to towns there's a ton of people whose sole purpose is interfacing with EU, providing shiploads of useless papers, implementing and overseeing petty regulations, ...


Re: Thank you, Boris …

Right. There is no sparking. This is how EU works all the time.


Re: Well that's the end of the .eu domain

Too late. Someone has that already.

Probably Juncker.

Now Microsoft ports Windows 10, Linux to homegrown CPU design


Re: Computer says "No"

Waitasecond ... you are saying ... Microsoft will act like Apple?

Sysadmin unplugged wrong server, ran away, hoped nobody noticed


Why not unplug it at the other side?

I mean usually you can disconnect the power cable at both sides, both from the wall socket and from the computer. I don't think I ever met a computer that had the cable hardwired. If he had problems untwisting the cable, he should have disconnected it from the computer, leave it there and use a spare cable in his office.

Half the world warned 'Chinese space station will fall on you'


Re: Does Tiangong-1 contain Chinese steel or aluminum?

Šůrly, its ounly en extrejnyjs vaul if it isnt pronaunst.

And I did not even bother with all the extra fluff in "cousins" or "version".

British military spends more on computers than weapons and ammo


It just shows where the politicians think the wars will be fought

In reality the next wars will be fought in the streets.

Ex-Google recruiter: I was fired for opposing hiring caps on white, Asian male nerds


Choose one

"We have a clear policy to hire candidates based on their merit, not their identity," Google's spokesperson said. "At the same time, we unapologetically try to find a diverse pool of qualified candidates for open roles, as this helps us hire the best people, improve our culture, and build better products."

You can't do both at the same time you idiot!

Boring. The phone business has lost the plot and Google is making it worse


"exercising the same power that Bill Gates held over the PC builders. What chances, then, of anything interesting happening ever again?"

The same power Gates held. Past tense. What chance then? 100 %.

Stop slurping NHS data to enforce immigration laws? Not on your nellie, huffs UK Home Office


If you help someone, more will come and they'll all request more, until those who pay for all that can't take it any more no matter the amount of propaganda and yelling.


What? Attempting to ensure the rule of law? Bah, Not in current world.

"data is only shared to trace "known immigration offenders" that have ceased contact with the Home Office, they note, not to track down undocumented migrants."

And that's exactly what the problem is. It's not used the way it should be. It's not used to find breaches of law and handle them. Only the citizens are supposed to follow the law, the migrants can jolly well do anything they please. Any attempt to track them down will be shot down by "human rights activists".

Women reboot gender discrimination lawsuit against Google


Re: I'm not sure why I'm doing this in the 21st century but....

> Taking up a position against bigotry automatically makes you an SJW

> these days and a valid target for attack. When all else fails and you

> can't shoot the message... shoot the messenger.

You are not taking a position against bigotry. You ARE a bigot!


Re: The Pence Rule

Your fault or not, you will pay.


Re: The Pence Rule

There was 72 genders last time I looked. I admit it's quite some time so I bet it's way more now.


Re: The Pence Rule

Apparently they either do not perform as well or do not receive less.


Re: The Pence Rule

You can't possibly pay enough. No matter how much you pay. These beings had been taught to request more and sue if they don't get it. No matter if they were hired just to fill the braindead diversity quotas.

UK.gov admits porn age checks could harm small ISPs and encourage risky online behaviour


Watching porn doesn't make anyone a delinquent.


Re: No tits, we're British

Does that really surprise you with BBC being indistinguishable from al Jazeera?


It's the parents' job to raise children and protect them from harm, not government's!

If a child is old and clever enough to circumvent the protection, it's old and clever enough to see a naked tit.

The British ought to work on other problems, but I guess seeing a naked boob might cripple a child for life, while being repeatedly raped by an "oppressed minority" gang is perfectly fine.

Time's up: Grace period for Germany's internet hate speech law ends


Re: What's new?

Could. Unless you are a dark skinned muslim. In that case you can march the streets giving the nazi salute all day long.

Trump to NASA: Fly me (or some other guys) to the Moon


Re: Caveat

More monitoring is useful, it's just not a task for NASA anymore. Getting a satellite on Earth's orbit is no longer space exploration, so the different kinds of monitoring are best left to other, more specialized organizations.

Space.. the fi, er, New Frontiers: NASA to hurl space robot at duck comet – or Saturn moon


Moving away from the oil nipple will cause wars as the Middle east looses its source of income and fights to grab a new one while it still can. Too much cash was already sent there.