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Comment: Re:Search engines are expensive and this is niche (Score 1) 424 424

Playing devil's advocate, if I search "database redblack c#" isn't "redblack c#" the context in which I'm searching database? In other words I don't want to see articles that only contain the term "database", no matter how many Kardashians are also mentioned.

I realise it's embarrassing to Google, as keeper of all human knowledge, to say "0 results", but I'd LOVE to be able to confirm that was the case sometimes.

Comment: Re:This makes no sense (Score 1) 424 424

Agreed, and agree with TFA. It's like "you entered a word starting with K, did you mean Kardashian?" these days.

Search for what I typed in the fucking box and keep your suggestions and corrections to yourself.

Google search is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to software doing this sort of thing. I can't stand Word Autocorrect for instance, and it's recently gotten more aggressive and will change colour to color before I've even finished typing 'colourful'.

My philosophy is that I have all these buttons to push in front of me and it's up to me to press the ones I intended to press. If I wanted something different I'd push different buttons.

Comment: Re:Routing around it. (Score 1) 474 474

If your discussion can't take place without making someone feel bad, why should we allow it to take place? Not a politician or celebrity whose stepped into a debate, but someone who just happens to be overweight because they're undergoing chemotherapy for example.

And scream whatever amendment it is that jerks use to justify these acitons, I'm not a US citizen so I couldn't give less of a shit. I mean one of the amendments tells Americans to all shoot each other all the time - how's that been working out lately?

This whole idea that we'll have lost something as a society if we can't insult random innocent people is so retarded it hurts my head.

Comment: Re:Routing around it. (Score 1) 474 474

Let me just rearrange your own words for you.

"But by what definition of the word 'harassment' apply?"
"Embarrassing photos / comments about people."

Do you understand now? As my mother used to say, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.

It's not hard.

Comment: Re:Routing around it. (Score 1) 474 474

You've chosen to associate with a group that preaches hating a certain type of person. Your goal is to hurt other people.

Now you're crying because someone decided to fuck that off into oblivion, and trying to justify your original actions as giving advice and information to people?

Comment: Re:The Power of Standards (Score 1) 81 81

That's right, and if you multiply it by, say 100 million downloads, to keep it simple, then they have wasted about 3 years of time and 10 million dollars worth of disk space for no reason. It's likely to be an order of magnitude or even two higher than that over the lifetime of the product.

It's like saying that every time Office is slow or buggy then only a few minutes of time or pages of text are lost. If you multiply that by the amount of usage it's had in the last decade or two, the amount of lost productivity across every sector - government, education, finance, logistics... is huge.

We would all be driving nuclear powered hovercars today were it not for MS Office.

Comment: Useless features (Score 1, Troll) 81 81

Yep, we haven't figured out how to allow a user to drag an Explorer window that's looking for something on a network, but we have built directly into our OS support for a third-party program to talk to fourth-party hardware.

We still haven't figured out a reliable algorithm that can draw things inside specified a rectangular region of the display, but you can run Android apps and have their GUIs splayed out across the display like a grisly sacrifice.

We still haven't figured out just how much we alienated our customer base by trying to force all computers to be tablets, but we are sure _this_ version of Windows is gonna be the one that everyone installs on their desktops.

Comment: So now they want us to use their OS again (Score 1) 223 223

So they've spent some more time muddying the purpose of their OS and they want us to bring our efforts to their platform, after years and years of making sure nobody could take their efforts under Windows to other platforms?

Good luck there MS, I for one will not be supporting you.

Hacking's just another word for nothing left to kludge.