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Comment Anybody else diapointed with the "start menu"? (Score 2) 106 106

I saw it on a coworkers machine and we were both disappointed.

The whole endless list menu is way too long.
Love the Single Letters too to make it longer still. /S

If this was a tablet Ok fine but this is gonna cause training issues.

Comment Re:OOXML is a joke ... (Score 5, Informative) 75 75

How did it "become" an ISO standard?

**History lesson: How MS got Office Open XML approved**
MS paid the ISO membership fees for a bunch of new ISO members for that one critical ISO vote.
The new members were so happy, they voted to approve Open XML.

This way, the secretive and patent laden file format could be used in government bids where ISO file formats where required.

Soon after this outrageous manoeuvre,
ISO lost it's reputation and became known as I Sold Out.

Comment Re:Love the idea (Score 1) 163 163

That gives me a great idea - turn the poachers into middlemen. Get them to resell the fake horns at a large profit. It gives them a vested interest in passing off the fake horns as the real thing instead of making them compete with the fake horns, and the smugglers will be none the wiser.

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982