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Comment: Re:If you hate Change so much...... (Score 1) 484

by Maritz (#49137229) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10
A lot of people like a fresh look. It's a fairly natural thing. In this instance, I would say the new icons are fugly. They look like I did them in five minutes in MSPaint. If that's what they were going for, then bravo. I'm not going to criticize the changing of the icons in general, because well - if it worked that way, cars would look the same as they did in the 60s and Windows 10 would be a higher-rez Win 3.x

Comment: Re:Concerning a hypothesis about light spots on Ce (Score 1) 28

by Maritz (#49135285) Attached to: Ceres' Mystery Bright Dots May Have Volcanic Origin

If we all woke up to what alternative thinking on the universe has been telling us for quite some time, we wouldn't have a lost century in the understanding of our universe, and we could stop wasting so much research grants on finding pixie dust in the cosmos.

Cool - what has alternative thinking been telling us? I think I missed that memo. Does it involve tin foil in any way?

Comment: Re:Seriously, an Apple car? (Score 1) 196

by Maritz (#49094281) Attached to: A123 Sues Apple For Poaching Employees
I think us mere mortals can only attempt to imagine the myriad things we do with our cars right now that Apple knows we don't really need them to do. I have a work iPhone that I just realised the other day cannot be used as a convenient way of transferring a file when you don't have anything else handy (well, not fucking easily). But then, Apple knows what's best for me - I don't really need to use the phone like that, do I? I'll find some other way. Or install iTunes. Or whatever you're meant to do to get it to "allow" you to use its storage for your own ends, rather than its ends.

Comment: Re:Jump That Gun (Score 1) 102

by Maritz (#49086161) Attached to: Supermassive Diet: Black Holes Bulk-Up On Dark Matter
Stars on the outskirts of a galactic disk have been observed to orbit in around the same time as the inner ones. This means there is more mass in the galaxy that we can see. Something like an order of magnitude more. Feel free to dismiss it as an assumption if you like, but I don't see your alternative explanation. Your casually ignorant arrogance is sadly really typical of this place.

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Nero Wolfe

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