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Comment: Re:Good operating systems Dont. (Score 1) 560

by mrbester (#49174041) Attached to: Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

Microsoft has assumed users are drooling morons for 20 years, based on the decision of drooling moron managers that hiding the extension was a good idea. If those particular drooling morons had STFU and taken the trouble of learning something instead of treating everyone as though they were as dumb as them billions of dollars would have been saved.

Comment: Re:Right, but does it correctly model... (Score 2) 244

Consider that the British Isles is not particularly big so all the things that would normally be separated by hundreds of miles of deserted wilderness in US are relatively close together over here: Sellafield, Anthrax island, Porton Down, etc. If shit goes down here we don't have a spacious bolthole (Snowdonia and the Highlands don't count). This is part of the horror; nowhere to feasibly run and hide. Anywhere you think of is also where so many others will also think of as to make running pointless.

Comment: Re:There's fragmentation on iOS too... (Score 1) 136

by mrbester (#49142225) Attached to: Who's Afraid of Android Fragmentation?

Try differentiating between an iPad mini and an iPad 2 on a website where you don't have that luxury. Everything, HTTP headers, screen values, viewport sizes, all that jazz you'd normally use gives you the same result. You have to resort to a silly CSS @media directive in order to find out which one the user has.

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