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Comment: Re:Two things (Score 1) 193

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49188773) Attached to: Facebook Rant Lands US Man In UAE Jail

Bad example -- they agree not to spill it as a condition of employment, and are bound to it during, and after employment.

Whether Snowdon should be considered a hero or not is separate from whether he violated the law, which is not in dispute.

But news organizations are happily printing info as it is released, withot fear. Government is correctly criticized for hassling them and spying without warrants.

Comment: Re:One of my all time favourite reads (Score 1) 298

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49184105) Attached to: 'The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress' Coming To the Big Screen

There's a much better version of Starship Troopers anyway. It's called "Aliens".

Space marines, "bug hunt", fast drops onto planets, even female combat pilots, then a predicted thing, as them being smaller could take slightly more Gs.

Don't they credit him now?

Comment: Re:Easy life (Score 1) 207

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49160003) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

So long as you dont clog the emergency room bay doors with your fat ass...

It's known the more a doctor performs a procedure, the better the outcome.

So when yourr slender ass pulls into the hospital at 70 with a heart attack, you're welcome.

I think this study should look into whether the saunas are melting fat out of the extremeties' vessels, especially capiillaries. Maybe helps keep vessels clear, lets heart work less hard.

Comment: Not trying indeed (Score 2) 98

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49147661) Attached to: Fighting Scams Targeting the Elderly With Old-School Tech

Ok, let's deal with abouy 80% of the dollars scammed out of retirees the past 30 years.

"What are you doing?"

"I'm putting a child block on all your home shopping channels, grampa."

These things specialize in convincing the lonely elderly the hosts are their friends, with peals of joy and friendship when purchases are made. Look! She likes me!

Spend thousands a week, blow thru $20,000 of savings in a month.

To quote a wise opinion on the subject from several years ago, "Kill yourselves."

"That's not very funny!"

"I'm not trying to be funny. Kill yourselves."

Comment: Re:Ah, Damnit... (Score 1) 514

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49137143) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

Ya, but who says phones want ugly, flat icons either?

Computer icon progression through the years:

1. Crappy line drawings done by a programmer at his desk.
2. Fancy, artsy drawings by a pro
3. 3D rendered pictures
4. 3D rendered animations

And now...

5. Back to simple line drawings some progammer did at his desk in 10 minutes. Download folder icon?


Comment: Re: Screw your laws (Score 4, Insightful) 193

Are you really that naive? Give for free, get a "good" name, be made legal, "paper".

With companies like Uber capitalism has really hit rock bottom. No products, no innovation, just a parasitic entity, forcibly trying to become a middle-man in all transactions.

What kind of Bizarro Superman world do you live in? What's happening in Seoul is the exact opposite of capitalism in a free market.

The government is chasing out the new competition at the behest of the sclerotic old, and is actually handing their business model over to connected cronies.


Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10 514

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-sir-I-don't-like-it dept.
jones_supa writes A lot of people got upset about the flat looks of Modern UI presented in Windows 8. Recent builds of Windows 10 Technical Preview have now started replacing the shell icons, and to some people they are just too much to bear. Basically, Microsoft opted to change the icons in search of a fresh and modern look, but there are plenty of people out there who claim that all these new icons are actually very ugly and the company would better stick to the previous design. To find out what people think about these icons, Softpedia asked its readers to tell their opinion and the messages received in the last couple of days pretty much speak for themselves. There are only few testers who think that these icons look good, but the majority wants Microsoft to change them before the final version of the operating system comes out.

Parts that positively cannot be assembled in improper order will be.