--- The visual appearance/display/theme/skin/whatever should be customizable. Give users the option of the contextual-free flat pastel shit that is Windows 8 Modern, or Win 7 Aero, or WinXP/2K Classic Mode or whatever.
If MS can fix that for Windows 9; actually clean some of the legacy cruft out, things might not be so bad.
I mean can you imagine if the "Uninstall Dialog" actually showed you PROGRAMS you installed... instead of Programs, pre-loaded-bloatware, MS Hotfixes, and "Platforms (.NET, etc)."
The straw that broke the camel's back, was when Opera prevented a pop-up from Slashdot...when the tab was in the background (not the active tab). Fuck that noise, JS disabled completely on slashdot.
IIRC most indie/used CD stores in Nova Scotia - that carried that "kind" of music would also likewise have an "Industrial" section.
The odd time you might find Skinny Puppy in the "Metalz" section - if that was the case - the store in general probably did a poor job categorizing any of their music by genre at all.
I'm sure one could argue over Synth-this-Electro-that, or even put NiN in the same general group...but I wouldn't. Industrial (alternative, being unnecessary) to me (and maybe others) was akin to Metal+ModulatedVoice(sometimes)+CreativeSamples+...
I think one would be hard-pressed to be more specific with a genre for Skinny Puppy, beyond "Industrial" that would accurately fit all the songs on a given album without just shoehorning.
Slashdot Beta is Trash. So was Skinny Puppy pretty much since 1992 (after Too Dark Park). But they have realized the Error of Their Ways and have returned to 1984. So now the 100,000 dollar question: Can Slashdot's caretakers realize the Error of Their Ways before it is too late?
Anyone recall Arstechnica's major design change about 4 years ago? Nope me neither. Know why? When they did it, they left the OLD design available to use. Two settings exist to this day for Colour: Dark on Light, or Light on Dark; as well as a setting for layout. I wonder if maybe, just maybe its not such a boneheaded thing to do --- to give users a choice and stop being such a bunch of pricks.
Of course one might also consider that "Web Developers" might actually be able to code better than those that "strive for all that is good about coding" since they have to deal with the bullshit that is HTML+CSS and get work done
dakira > TruthNow â 3 days ago
Wow. They took a piece of cross-platform software and made it stop working on Linux by applying their skin. That's just sad.
CrashNBurn71 > dakira â 3 days ago
Or you know, instead of the past year of this nonsense, Opera DESKTOP could of used WebKit/Blink to render the page, and kept Presto to render the Opera UI. It would of been more memory intensive, but at least it would of been a usable browser.
A thread for every single open Tab is beyond ludicrous. A thread for every window *maybe*.
Opera 15+ is worse than MS Office + the Ribbon
Why anyone is bothering with Opera any longer is beyond me. A year later there's not even a hint of a customizable interface or the Side-Panel. M2 has been flat out abandoned, not a single update since it was split into its own "App".
Other Browsers have a handful of developers or less, and are blowing Opera out of the water. (See Maxthon or Slepnir -- the whole Fenrir Inc only has 50-200 employees.)
(*) And yeah some of us actually do Software Development beyond throwing a couple webpages onto the internet, and actually know what CAN be accomplished in a day or a month or a year.
No bookmarks in a year? Opera doesn't want to add bookmarks. Or it would of been done in a week, maybe a month. Its not f'n rocket science.
Many? long-time Opera users would likely agree that Opera was quite possibly one of the top 10 software products ever. quite possibly one of the top 10 software products ever.
(*) Chopera defenders (and the Dev's themselves) on the blog frequently spout about how software development takes time... as the excuse for why almost none of Opera's old functionality has made its way into the new Chrome "clone".
clone - implies something that is a copy of its "parent"
In a few odd cases, it was a failure of Opera's JS engine and masking as FF/IE would not actually resolve the problem.
If slashdot forces that on its users, I'm pretty sure it will cause a significant exodus.
I couldn't even find the login on my laptop, turns out the whole top menu, except for the slashdot logo, disappears if your browser isn't almost full-screen.
So likely not that difficult to fix the main problems GURPS has - leave the reliance on 3d6 rolls to another feat/resistance roll type system, and consider how a couple (2/3/4?) more Primary Attributes could be worked into the existing skill system.
If Right-Click turns the mouse pointer to a "Hand" grabber: now moving the mouse left/right is the same as "touching the screen and dragging in a given direction".
There is absolutely nothing that "touch" brings to the table that can't already be done with the tools we have: mouse, keyboard, and touch-pads/touch-pad mice. It's also only about 3 clicks to change the "Start-Screen" to an Apps-Screen... except its an either/or proposition. All-in-all it makes very little sense that we cannot set hotkeys or toolbar-buttons to actions like bringing up "normal-start-screen" or "apps-only" or "a folder with modern-layout/view."
After all this time how is it that Microsoft doesn't "get" that customization of the interface is what makes MS different from everyone else.
Instead we wind up with Windows 8, and Aero -- which many consider as the logical upgrade from the Win2K/98 look, as opposed to the Fisher-Price look of XP -- ripped out by its roots, instead of an option to the flat bland crap appearance of Win8.
Not only does Win8 go off on it's on tangent in a number of respects, but it does away with concrete tangible concepts that Microsoft has iterated over since Windows 3.
I'm sure everyone recalls the basic theming ability to choose 2 colors for the title bar, and have it blend. Win 8 takes that concept and shits on it. Text is flat, Title-bar background are bland, flat, shapeless non-dimensional pastel colours. I think if the dev's had of tripped out on acid we would of wound up with something better than the utter-disregard for users in Windows 8.