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Comment Why they change the UI (Score 1) 1040

Software vendors make money selling their software. But you can't sell somebody the same version of the OS that they already have, unless you are Apple, then you just move the OS version up by 1/10th and the iFanboys will buy it. Windows 7 came about because XP had nearly reached the saturation point. Windows 8 because 7 isn't giving people a reason to leave XP. The big problem is we really hit the level of maximum usability in your UI and now you have to make changes for the sake of making it different, so they rip out the functionality and claim it's "improving the experience". No thanks, I'll stick with what I have for as long as I can and hope that sanity returns when I eventually have no choice and have to update because of hardware issues.
Privacy

TSA Saw My Junk, Missed Razor Blades, Says Adam Savage 609

An anonymous reader writes "The TSA isn't the most respected of governmental agencies right now, but at least it comes by the poor reputation honestly. The lack of standards, inconsistent application of searches and policies, and occasional rude agent all combine to make flying an unpleasant experience. It's often derided as 'security theater,' which describes the experience of Mythbuster Adam Savage before a recent flight. Savage was put through the full-body scanner, and while he joked that it made his penis feel small, no one seemed to notice the items he was carrying on his person. The video tells the rest of the story."
Security

TSA Pats Down 3-Year-Old 1135

3-year-old Mandy Simon started crying when her teddy bear had to go through the X-ray machine at airport security in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was so upset that she refused to go calmly through the metal detector, setting it off twice. Agents then informed her parents that she "must be hand-searched." The subsequent TSA employee pat down of the screaming child was captured by her father, who happens to be a reporter, on his cell phone. The video have left some questioning why better procedures for children aren't in place. I, for one, feel much safer knowing the TSA is protecting us from impressionable minds warped by too much Dora the Explorer.

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