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Comment: OS wide vim mode (Score 1) 364 364

by Dersaidin (#36594514) Attached to: One Week: No Mouse, Just Keyboard
I would like to see a window environment that offers command mode like vim. For example, all controls in currently focused window should have a line number faintly visible (one number per line for text boxes with multiple lines). You can highlight change focus to a particular control like changing to a line in vim: `:12` Tightly packed stuff such as buttons on a tool bar might only one number, with decimal values for the things inside it (or a number each, whatever). You would only need to show the number every 8 buttons or something, people can count the sequence between. ctrl+w, hjlk for window selection... etc And while we're at it, repurpose that useless scroll-lock key to toggle to vim mode, so power users can quickly turn it on when they sit down at any computer.

Comment: Progress (Score 1) 622 622

by Dersaidin (#35404450) Attached to: Is Software Driving a Falling Demand For Brains?
Yes, computers can replace people for some jobs, they may do the task better in addition to being cheaper.
This is a great thing, as it frees these people to take on more complex tasks and advance the development of humanity.
However, these more complex tasks do demand brains - likely even more so.

Comment: Re:Which is why their computer's confuse me (Score 1) 640 640

by Dersaidin (#30102670) Attached to: Psystar Crushed In Court
I remember overhearing someone at Uni bragging about their new Mac book.

"It only cost $1500, and it doesn't get viruses because its a Mac. And I put windows on it so I can run everything."

I was just sitting there laughing harder at each point. I considered explaining to him the stupidity here, but decided it would be a waste of time.

Loan-department manager: "There isn't any fine print. At these interest rates, we don't need it."

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