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Comment: Re:Semicolons! (Score 1) 204

by Curate (#49332121) Attached to: Apple Doubles MacBook Pro R/W Performance
And you seem to be under the impression that languages are static, and/or you are deliberately trolling. I've cited a reputable dictionary, not someone's tweet or other random drivel on the Internet. It's not just Mirriam-Webster that lists it as a verb, but also Random House and Collins. The only one of the four major dictionaries that doesn't list it as a verb is Oxford. These are all well-established sources that have been in print a long time. The fact that they've made their references available for free (ad-supported) online hardly diminishes their authenticity.

Comment: Re:Dear Microsoft.... (Score 1) 218

by Curate (#47197713) Attached to: Microsoft Fixing Windows 8 Flaws, But Leaving Them In Windows 7

The problem I have for Windows 8 is that the keyboard DOES pop up when hitting a textbox... when I have a hardware keyboard attached.

Define "hitting a textbox". Do you mean touch it (assuming you have a touch screen), click it with the mouse, tab to it using the keyboard, ...? In a set-up with both a touch screen and a physical keyboard attached, which is common in a lot of new laptops, if you "touched" a textbox then I think it's reasonable for Windows to assume you want to continue touching rather than switch to keyboard input. But if your set-up has no touch capability at all, then yeah, it's dumb to ever see an on-screen keyboard.

Comment: Re:And another pointless phone (Score 2) 146

by Curate (#46241555) Attached to: Nokia Turns To Android To Regain Share In Emerging Markets
Go re-read the GP's post again. I understood it just fine. Nokia had hired them to write apps, and had asked for apps for the J2ME, Symbian, Android, iOS, and BADA platforms; but not for the QT platform. So naturally they didn't spend any time developing for the QT platform. You quoted the first half of a sentence, but the second half of that sentence is important too.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.