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Comment: Re:CJK is Unicode's big failing (Score 1) 164 164

by baka_toroi (#49953889) Attached to: Unicode Consortium Releases Unicode 8.0.0
I really can't explain this properly because I can't show you the symbols, but I'm sick of seeing the Chinese variant of the first kanji in "chokusetsu" whenever I type an email in Japanese. Of all the huge corpus of Chinese ideograms, the ones with different stroke order should've been separately encoded. It's really weird behavior and to me it's a bad enough oversight.

These problems are intrinsic to the languages; they are not problems with Unicode. The real solution is political and cultural: if using strings across languages is a frequent use case, that use case can only be addressed by harmonizing the writing systems themselves and adapting real-world usage; it's not something that the encoding can solve.

I don't follow what you are trying to say. Are you saying the Japs and the Chinks should unify their writing systems? Because that's as disrespectful as the demonyms I have just used.

Comment: Re:Make a new windows 7 (Score 1) 236 236

by baka_toroi (#49768273) Attached to: Microsoft Tries Another Icon Theme For Windows 10

Microsoft spent 20 years teaching people how to use their UI then just throws that all out for no reason at all.

There is a reason: apps for the new paradigm (Metro?) have to go through their app store and they get a cut for each app sold there. As always, it all comes down to money.

Comment: Re:It *is* news for nerds (Score 1) 294 294

by baka_toroi (#49701349) Attached to: The Solution To Argentina's Banking Problems Is To Go Cashless
OK, I'm an Argie and I don't like this government. But that link you posted couldn't be any more biased. Why should I trust them? Under that same domain you have this article: http://www.heritage.org/events...

I can't and I won't ever trust a website that claims "they [the U.S. and Israel] must remain steadfast allies if they are to overcome the serious challenges threatening both nations in today’s world." This is an 'us vs. them' kind of bias. They can shove their economic freedom index up their ass as far as I'm concerned.

Comment: Re:uh yea (Score 1) 343 343

by baka_toroi (#49075997) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Version Control For Non-Developers?
Yeah, because it's obvious people in a company will only work with people in the same company. No e-mail will reach people outside the organization, right?.
Why don't you think a little bit before posting? Is your company willing to train every single guy who needs to use a document?

Have you ever left your basement?

Comment: Re:RAM is no issue (Score 1) 193 193

by baka_toroi (#49014735) Attached to: Xfce Getting a New Version Soon
It's all right, I don't care about the opinions of fanbois. Link me to some benchmark showing a significant (more than 20%) difference on Windows vs. Linux for the exact same workload and I might believe you. Otherwise you're just pulling out your Windows 98 era knowledge, which I don't care about.

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination -- but the combination is locked up in the safe. -- Peter DeVries