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Comment: Re:WTF with the /. Interface?!?!? (Score 1) 77

by azav (#49148953) Attached to: Banned Weight-loss Drug Could Combat Liver Disease, Diabetes

I completely hate the new layout.

it looks like ass on my Mac and too many buttons don't have backgrounds until I mouseover them.

There are also loads of text layout issues.

Completely sucks.

Slashdot, do not follow in this idiotic bandwagon of "flat" or minimal UI design. It sucks ass. Ass does not want to be sucked.

+ - New Icons of Windows 10 Do Not Please Users Aesthetically-> 2

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "A lot of people got nauseous 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."
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+ - 3 Million Strong RAMNIT Botnet Taken Down

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit worked with law enforcement colleagues in the Netherlands, Italy and Germany, co-ordinated through Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, to shut down command and control servers used by the RAMNIT botnet. Investigators believe that RAMNIT may have infected over three million computers worldwide, with around 33,000 of those being in the UK. It has so far largely been used to attempt to take money from bank accounts."

Comment: Just the same as with iOS 7 & 8. (Score 1) 2

by azav (#49131837) Attached to: New Icons of Windows 10 Do Not Please Users Aesthetically

The new flat icons and ultra bright colors seriously suck and are painful to look at. I stopped upgrading iOS because of this and now this uglyness has crept into the Mac OS.

I've stopped upgrading that too. I only use a modern Mac OS in the office and seriously hate the new look + vibrance + animated bullshit that you can't turn off. I don't want my eyes to bleed and I don't want distracting animations all over my UI that I can't turn off.

Seriously makes the Mac experience suck. And you can't turn them off. That is adding insult to injury.

+ - It's official: NSA spying is hurting the US tech economy->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "China is backing away from US tech brands for state purchases as NSA revelations, according to Reuters, which confirms what many US technology companies have been saying for the past year: the activities by the NSA are harming their businesses in crucial growth markets, including China."
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+ - Is Apple "Poaching" or Just "Hiring" For Its Rumored Electric Car Project?-> 1

Submitted by Tekla Perry
Tekla Perry (3034735) writes "The rumors about Apple’s move into the electric car business have been rapidly proliferating. While Apple has been able to keep many of the details of the project, whatever it is, under wraps, it has had less success keeping its hiring activities quiet. Battery company A123 filed a "poaching" lawsuit, Samsung execs told the Korea Times about the attractions Apple has to offer, and Tesla's Elon Musk basically figures that if he's going head to head for an engineer his personality will tip the balance. Engineers are flowing from other car companies to Apple as well. It's a good time to be a EV engineer in Silicon Valley."
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+ - The weight of a butterfly: A beautiful essay about work on the Bomb->

Submitted by Lasrick
Lasrick (2629253) writes "Emily Strasser with a lovely essay as she grapples with trying to better understand her long deceased grandfather, a chemist who help build the first atomic bomb. Strasser illuminates the lives of the 75k people who came to live in Oak Ridge to work at the Y-12 enrichment facility, most of whom didn't know what they were working on as they went about their lives in a government-built city that wasn't to be plotted on any map. Her description of what they were doing there is both scientific and beautiful: 'The uranium in the Hiroshima bomb was about 80 percent uranium 235. One metric ton of natural uranium typically contains only 7 kilograms of uranium 235. Of the 64 kilograms of uranium in the bomb, less than one kilogram underwent fission, and the entire energy of the explosion came from just over half a gram of matter that was converted to energy. That is about the weight of a butterfly.'"
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