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Comment: Re:The Ribbon is a better cut (Score 0, Troll) 110

by idontusenumbers (#48507433) Attached to: Microsoft's Age-Old Image Library 'Clip Art' Is No More
What you suggest is not the classic office experience. It's an experience that is inferior to WinWord 1 from 1991 out of the box. You're suggesting users spend *hours* reconfiguring the UI to a state worse than a version that shipped 23 years ago. They would have to do this on every computer they use. Assuming a computer at work, a computer at home,a child's computer, a laptop, and a friends computer they are helping them with, that's a week configuring toolbars.

Comment: Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (Score 1) 323

by idontusenumbers (#48397981) Attached to: MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate
There's no guarantee that any significant portion of a $5-$15 chocolate bar went to the farmers. Your statements should read "If you pay $5-$15 per bar then there's a chance the farmers were paid fairly". Most american companies would just pocket the difference and continue to screw over the farmers.

Comment: Re:The things windows does, as a real OS (Score 1) 558

by idontusenumbers (#45197793) Attached to: Why Does Windows Have Terrible Battery Life?
Windows drivers have to be hacked to poll at 1000hz, the fastest they can poll. In other words, the fastest they poll WHEN HACKED is 1/50th as fast as your claim. The default is 125hz, 1/400th your claim. OSX has no problem keeping the disk defragmented and indexed while maintaining battery life. No need to check if the printer is there until you enumerate the available printers when you open a print dialogue. Every old Windows app I try to use has to be hacked into working in newer versions of Windows. Most of the things you list don't impact battery anyway like logging (most likely to in memory caches), in-memory registry, and concurrently loaded dlls.

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