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Comment: That can't be the final (Score 3, Interesting) 502

by Crookdotter (#49135659) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10
The icons look unfinished as a set. The image linked to shows some hard drives as flat, and some as the old, 3D shaded variety. The folders have a cutout on the right hand side that seems missing from the music folder, but it's there in the downloads variety. You can't see the cutout for documents and others so it looks out of place.

But the my computer icon. Just look at that for 10 seconds. I hereby rename it to the 'Oh My God computer icon'. It's incredibly awful.

Please, no.

Comment: It's already been said. (Score 1) 696

I don't have anything to add beyond what is above, however I wanted to just write that I'm sorry for their upcoming loss, and yours at not being there for longer. Make the most of now seems to be a running theme that I'd subscribe to in your position.

Again, sorry.

Comment: Re:Wrong solution (Score 1) 327

by Crookdotter (#49037121) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Panic Button a Very Young Child Can Use
I agree it's not a perfect solution, but we don't live in a perfect world. Nursing care costs money, which he clearly doesn't have available. I'd like a panic button for my home, just in case I'm home alone with my daughter (or gramdma is) and fall down the stairs. It's unlikely, but it could happen. What's wrong with a device, simple to push, for those cases when 'Daddy fell down'? With the cameras, a push button and perhaps some kind of wearable tech, I'd say the guy is trying different vectors to keep his family safe within the limitations of him having to work, his wife having periodic seizures and having to look after a child. A 2 year old is young, but they aren't completely stupid. They would help, and just need the tools to call out for it. It's not lumping them with responsibility, it's asking if they are ok to help.

Comment: Re:There's a clue shortage on the hirEE side (Score 1) 574

by Crookdotter (#48309507) Attached to: The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said
Out of every 100 applicants, only 10 are in the top 10% skill bracket, and you ALWAYS find 1 who is the best out of all of them.

Is that what you mean? Because while it's true, it doesn't mean anything. If we only employed the very best in every field, almost everyone would be out of work.

Comment: Re:Safe until they evolve a fix (Score 1) 85

by Crookdotter (#46957199) Attached to: Scientists Create Bacteria With Expanded DNA Code
I agree. How did the life on earth develop with very little amino acids available? It happened slowly, over time. A puddle of this bacteria could conceivably grow, absorbing and utilising the needed elements from rocks around the place. That's what life does. Yeah, millions of years, but don't say this can be 100% controlled. Not that I'm concerned either.

Comment: Re:Episode V! (Score 1) 457

by Crookdotter (#46947355) Attached to: Favorite Star Wars Movie?
The port was inset at the end of the trench. You'd have to go into the trench at some point so your proton torpedoes could hit it, and they seemed to need the computer to line up the shot, so you need to be a reasonable distance away to enter the trench. With a rolling dynamic battle with TIE's above the DS, I guess the exact entry point would be somewhat fluid.

You couldn't just head straight for it as the guns would have a very clear shot of you diving straight down, and you wouldn't be able to pull up in time (the torpedoes seem to need to be fired close to the target) and ramming the port suicide fashion after firing might exclude future attempts if yours didn't go in.

Comment: Re:Autism Schmautism (Score 1) 747

by Crookdotter (#46483025) Attached to: Measles Outbreak In NYC
If one person tells you that you are irresponsible and a bad, even dangerous parent, I'd say don't listen. But when dozens, hundreds, millions tell you? Everyone who has their children vaccinated doesn't have to ACTUALLY say the words to you do they?

You are a bad parent. Your children would be better off with someone else. I don't particularly care for you or yours one way or another - people die every day. But you decided to put your own children at risk? You have failed the number one principle of parenting.

Even relying on herd immunity is unhelpful. Herd immunity is there for those who cannot have the vaccinations, for one medical reason or another.

No problem is insoluble in all conceivable circumstances.