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Comment: Re:Microsoft is wasting people's time (Score 4, Insightful) 346

by gigaherz (#47451567) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

Both my desktop computer AND my laptop have one thing in common: neither of them is a tablet. And Windows 8 as is is ONLY oriented towards tablets.

A lightweight OS oriented in low power usage and touch-based controls, which just happens to still maintain some sort of classic experience because they couldn't be arsed to remove it the way they removed other perfectly functional features, is not the OS I want to use.

Windows 9 may or may not be good enough to get into my computers. We'll see.

Comment: Re:She didnt relapse, it came back (Score 1) 126

by gigaherz (#47431509) Attached to: Child Thought To Be Cured of HIV Relapses, Tests Positive Again
IIRC, there's proof that the cells can purposefully activate or deactivate certain genes, and those activations become more permanent in the offspring. So animals DO have some level of "purposeful" evolution over their lives, not just over thousands of generations and natural selection.

Comment: Re: One switch to rule them all? (Score 1) 681

The trick for me to get used to Office 2007/2010, was to forget where things used to be, and search them where they are supposed to be. Then everything clicked into place, and now I like the UI quite a lot.

Note that I don't mean the SAME UI works for everything. That's a mistake some people seem to make. Different kinds of software are best with different interfaces.

Comment: Re:I didn't realise they didn't already did that. (Score 4, Informative) 82

by gigaherz (#46987595) Attached to: Standards Group Adds Adaptive-Sync To DisplayPort
The protocol used for digital signaling is internally surprisingly similar in concept to the analog equivalent. The idea of "adaptive" sync is that instead of starting a new frame after a fixed exact period, it can be "or later". There's no other technology involved other than allowing a frame to come late.

Comment: Re:I for my part ... (Score 2) 469

The thing is, you can have good ears and bad hands, and you KNOW you can't play the violin. But someone with good hands and bad ears may be playing wrong, and won't be able to tell. Because for all practical purposes, good hands mean nothing without good ears, any elite violinist should by definition have good ears.

Comment: Re:New UI? (Score 1) 256

by gigaherz (#46541393) Attached to: Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

That may be an option. I will have to test it before I give up on Firefox completely, although I fear an add-on that changes so much may break things in the long run.

I did test it some months ago, when I first discovered Australis. Back then it lacked many details that made me prefer to downgrade to a more stable channel, but I will try it before I completely dismiss Firefox. If it even really happens, because as much as I dislike getting things shoved down my throat, the alternatives feel even worse. In them, there's no customization at all.

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."