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Comment: Windows 8 User Here (Score 5, Interesting) 786

by p0p0 (#43641335) Attached to: Microsoft's "New Coke" Moment?
My laptop started chugging on Windows 7. I noticed a performance increase on my netbook when I previously tested Windows 8, so I thought I would give it another try,

I have to admit, it works wonderfully. The system definitely performs better and the interface on Windows 8 is nice.
Here comes the obvious: Metro is pretty shit.
The full screen apps are useless and the main interface has no appeal. You know what my biggest problem is? The thing that bothers me the most? When I search for a program, there is no default "Show All". First it only shows programs installed, and then "Settings". Often I'm using it to find windows components like Device Manager, and it requires additional mouse clicks and movements to get there. Likewise on a tablet, it would require more touches. It's the simplest, most obvious thing, and if they overlook little things like this I don't have much hope for the rest of Metro.

The OS itself it pretty nice though.

Comment: I can "believe" it (Score 1) 931

by p0p0 (#43563287) Attached to: Belief In God Correlates With Better Mental Health Treatment Outcomes
It would give you the sense that no matter what someone does care and all the other wonderful feelings that come with a belief system. There is supposedly a religious area of the brain, so I can believe that it may help.

There is nothing at all wrong with that. Most people have some sort of belief system, be it religious or another spiritual sense.

The dangerous part is when the church or governing body of that belief system is corrupt and they tell you that you must believe their word and that is it. Examples include the proclamation of the Catholic church that condoms are evil or un-chrisitian, thus preventing religious people that wish to partake in sex unable to use some sort of contraception to prevent the spread of diseases like AIDS.
I use this example strictly because it is fresh in my mind from watching a debate on whether "The Catholic Church is a Force for Good in the World."

I don't believe it would be ethical to recommend a specific religion to a patient, but letting them know about the communities that follow religions and the support network they can form I see nothing wrong with.

Comment: Because of reasons (Score 1) 978

by p0p0 (#43130451) Attached to: Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads
In the past month, many if my regular sites have been flagged by Google for malware and when resolved it was all down to malicious software being served by their ad provider.

For the first time in years I visited Youtube on a freshly installed system without any addons installed, and it blew my mind how many ads there were. The main page had about 3 ads including a huge video ad in the middle. This was on a netbook and so the time it took for the ad to load was not appreciated. I loaded a music video and there was a video ad, a popup on the video, and that annoying frame around official music videos that show the next crappy pop star (in this case it was Nicki Minaj, and that was really unappreciated).

Some sites that I do visit ask me to turn it off and they so far have only served me very simple image ads or text ads which I don't really mind. It's when an ad starts playing animation and/or audio that I block them and sometimes just block the site itself completely.

You don't need to be intrusive to sell your product. It just annoys the end user. I don't remember a single flashy ads name, so that obviously does not work (in my case).

Comment: dsploit (Score 1) 154

by p0p0 (#42993461) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How to Pimp My Android Tablet?
Install "dsploit" and mess around with your friends and family. It allows for changing all the image in someones browser with a specified image, and you can do the same with text. Made my friend think she was being haunted by changing her name on Facebook to "you're next" and all her images to scary faces that say things a virus wouldn't know.

And she had no idea because I was on my tablet.
There is also password sniffing and such but I'm not interested in that.

Comment: Re:Sooo (Score 1) 145

by p0p0 (#42827367) Attached to: Parcel Sensor Knows When Your Delivery Has Been Dropped
I ordered a MicroSD card and a mini Wireless N adapter from TigerDirect and the box was huge and full of several feet of brown paper packaging it's ridiculous. Like, 10 feet of paper. Same thing when I ordered speakers from Amazon. The warehouse is only a couple of towns away and the box was 3-4 times bigger than the item and full of paper.

On the opposite side of it I received an HDD from eBay which only had one layer of bubble wrap and an envelope. Worked fine, but the contrast was amusing.

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