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Comment Re:The power button (Score 2) 486 486

I agree. The fools. I work in IT, and have type a lot of things in caps, like certain DNS names, acronyms, and a few other items. At home, I use a Shift-JIS layout for Japanese, and it's one method I switch back and forth between Alpha/Kana/IME input. Right-click has come in handy a few times when my wireless mouse has died and had to go on the charger - then have to re-sync my backup bluetooth mouse. To extend this discussion - I rarely use my backups. Let's get rid of those!

Comment Bored Housewives (Score 5, Funny) 191 191

I started reading the article, because I usually know how these bored housewife stories on the internet go. Imagine my shock when I got to the end and it was still talking business. Even the man with the porn stache called Adam Osborne didn't lead to anything.

Comment Re:Financial Picture (Score 1) 85 85

I doubt they're that dependent. According to their 2013 earnings (going back a year in light of the article), 26% of their sales are in Energy and Infrastructure, 21% in Electronic Devices (which also includes televisions, tablets, storage, etc.), 19% Community Solutions (I have no idea), and 20% Lifestyle Products & Services (Small appliances, air conditioners, small audio systems, etc.). Just because they're not highly visible overseas anymore doesn't mean they don't make a ton of crap for the home market.

Comment Re: How about 2015 July 15 0000UTC? (Score 1) 283 283

I will never understand why they wrote the web vSphere client to use Flash. I do believe HTML5 was coming into the limelight a year or two before it came out. Now we're stuck with a turd since they won't put new features into the fat client. The new GUI is shit anyway. It took me quite a while to figure out which disks attached to a guest were RDMs.

Comment Re: Missing some nuance (Score 1) 818 818

I think you may have also missed some nuance. I'm talking about civil war games, not "confederate-themed games" Having said that, I use Android, though I'm by no means dedicated. My current platform at least let's me get content from other sources.

Comment Missing some nuance (Score 1) 818 818

While it's certainly fine for them to remove items featuring the confederate flag in non-historical contexts, as least in the sense that they have that right, they have not done any of this on a case-by-case basis. An Ars article has detailed some of the historical uses of the flag in civil war games that were pulled from the Apple store.

The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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