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Comment That's odd... (Score 1) 681

MS ought to have realized by now that they need to just throw away any even-numbered releases. The only numbered releases that have not been failures due to function or usability have all been odd-numbered (assuming you forget about all versions before Windows 3.1). And just skipping the even numbers won't work because it's the ideas in the even releases that are failures.
Though perhaps it might be that MS needs the every-other-version beatings to actually produce decent versions?

Comment For all you TL;DR, here's your summary... (Score 2) 273

1) Clueless submitter: Hey I have a solution!
2) Burning Man: All the reasons why it is, in fact, not a solution.
3) Clueless submitter: Re-sends idea from (1) with more lipstick
4) Slashdot scrum ensues.
5) Profit? (Who, exactly?)

What's even worse is the Slashdot commenters who thought there still wasn't quite enough lipstick on (3) and added their own to it.

Comment How about Jony Ive's resignation? (Score 1) 262

Seriously, this is like the worst of the military command structure, where every time a new commander steps in they have to change everything around just to pad their package.
It doesn't need to be "flat". Doing that says that the height of design style was AOL in 1997.
Ives, stop being an ego-maniacal clown and try introducing some real design improvements.

Comment Chewie... (Score 2) 333

Would have been much easier to allow everywhere and let the individual players block incomming "flirtatious" dialogue for their own character(s). That way you could block or allow all such dialogue if you wanted, or just for your specific "female protocol droid" preference.

...turn on the gaydar jammer, would you?

Comment Scalability... (Score 1) 580

is a definite issue here. FTA, it took 3(?) months to get 5 gallons. Also, FTA, they expect to be able to scale up to an installation that can produce 1 ton of petrol (gasoline?) a day. With 1 gallon of gasoline weighing approx. 5.87 lbs (US, natch), this gives a whopping output of: 340 gallons per day So, move along, nothing to see here.

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