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Comment Re:60 or bust (Score 1) 599 599

It's not 240hz input. I have recently bought a plasma TV with advertised "600hz". However, the TV accepts up to 60hz input. Where do these x10 frames come into play? In dejuddering. The panel interpolates frames so the motion is smoother.
It also helps with 3d content, faster switching between eyes.

Comment Re:I was going to try something similar... (Score 1, Interesting) 378 378

A good friend of mine was pulled over by a cop who claimed he was speeding, driving over 100kph in a 50kph zone.
This was a *really* old and ran down car so the friend proposed that if the cop can reach 100kph in his car, he'll agree with the ticket.
After about 2 minutes of struggling to go over 30kph, with the cop swearing heavily at the car, he gave up on the ticket.

Comment Steam HW Survey (Score 1) 394 394

Not that it really means much (and neither is the article), but according to the Steam Hardware & Software Survey, the most common resolution is 1920x1080, by far.
Surely this only includes Steam users, generally gamers and desktop users, which care for having a reasonable monitor setup.

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 394 394

I honestly find it easier to scan 132 columns with my eyes rather than 80 columns with my eyes and fingers, having to scroll the text because not enough of it fits on the screen and losing my position.
For example, I prefer reading long log lines which fit without wrapping, one event per line, rather than taking up a few lines and having many less lines on the screen.

Comment Re:Eh (Score 1) 461 461

Today it manifests in the ability to optimize developer time.
A script I can today code in 30 minutes and run for 5 minutes is better than an application I had to write 15 years ago that took 4 hours to write, just to be able to run it under an hour of processing.

It allows to developers to focus on developing new features easily, and not wasting time optimizing a 5 second operation to 2 seconds.

Comment Re:It still works. (Score 1) 879 879

Because it's much more user-friendly than XP?

Start-menu search is a godsend, rendering the need for menus redundant and slow. It searches through the start menu, control panel (with a TON of synonymous definitions to make stuff easy to find), indexed locations (hardly use that but still).
Easy window tiling using the keyboard (winkey-left/right moves the window to the left/right half of the screen), winkey-up/down for maximize/minimize, the ability to drag a maximized window without restoring.
A more streamlined taskbar which allows you to move icons around and not waste space on "quick launch".
Instant preview on alt-tab both on the alt-tab popup and behind, making other windows transparent.
Instant preview on grouped tasks.
The Resource Monitor.
Volume per application.

Comment Re:I don't believe it... well, OK, I do. (Score 1) 538 538

It's true that using only full-screen applications is bad when you want to cross-use them.
That's why the added the ability to tile two applications horizontally, which is what people usually do in these times.
I hope though, that they allow further tiling and not limiting it to 2 applications.

Comment Re:However (Score 1) 951 951

"Win7 removed the Quick Launch" What crack you are talking?
Win7 took the Mac approach you so love and combined the real-estate for applications you want to launch and applications which are already running. If you want a new instance of an application just right-click (or left-click-drag-up) the icon and run it.

IMHO, the Ribbon is categorized much better than in the previous Office versions.
Also, people usually want to apply several actions from the same category before moving to another. For that the Ribbon works great.
As for keyboard shortcuts, just hold or tap Alt and you see the shortcut overlayed. It's as simple as that.
As for the actual shortcuts being confusing, I agree.

Comment Re:Paging Darth Vader (Score 1) 951 951

This has already been done to a great extent using the search box in the Start menu.
Want to start some application? Just write its name.
Want to reach some obscure Control Panel applet? Just write something that has to do with it.

Adding such functionality to controls and menu options can be awesome :)

Ultimately, what you get is an assisted command line interface - quick and expressive.

Comment Re:Another approach (Score 1) 196 196

No. You wouldn't *be* at both places at the same time.
The only thing that will happen is that for an outside observer, you would seem to be in both places at the same time, or even be at a closer position before being in the original position.
Just if a supersonic airplane was flying your way, you'd first hear the noise from its later position and only after that you'll here the noise from the previous location.
This *isn't* time travel, but rather just an illusion.

If at first you don't succeed, you must be a programmer.