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Comment Re: Depressing... (Score 1) 249

They actually did also announce the HFS+ replacement called Apple File System that does all those things that you mentioned. Wiki link: I actually came here to read more about it since the details around the web are still scarce, but I should have known better, really.

Comment Re:That's just too damn bad. (Score 2) 767

Agreed. That or speed bumps every block. That will frustrate the majority of drivers and indirectly force the problem elsewhere.

In our corner of the world, it's possible to have traffic signs installed that indicate ‘Closed for traffic’ and then add exceptions, such as for the local residents, public transportation, and service vehicles. That should pretty much do the trick, as far as Waze is concerned. As long as the road has been paid for by the local government, they *should* have a say in who gets to use this or that road and for what purpose. Streets in residential areas should not be used as thoroughfares, they have not been designed for that and it's not safe for anybody.

Comment Re:I don't (Score 1) 507

The YouTube app is a sad joke - the TV supports a USB keyboard and mouse, but the YouTube app doesn't, so you have to use the shitty on-screen keyboard to search. Worthless.

Can't you pair the app to your YouTube account and then use your computer for searching and streaming the video to your television? I cannot say for other manufacturers, but the YouTube app installed on our Philips set allows you to do that and that's how I use it, at least on those rare occasions when I watch YouTube on TV. Really beats the hell out of using the remote for searching.

Comment Re: Good (Score 1) 1080

What makes you say those things? Sweden and Finland are not even in NATO and they have capable armies of their own, as well as functioning defence industries. Norway is in NATO, but also maintains an army (it's really a requirement for membership) and an exporting defense industry. If anything, it's a net benefit to the US to have them as allies (access to ports, proximity to foes, well-trained personnel etc.). Your notion that somehow the US is feeding the entire world is... let's say amusing. I don't know what to make of your argument as a whole when the basic premise is so much off the mark.

Comment strange habits (Score 1) 400

Buy the ticket online or at the cashier's, the driver only needs to point the code reader at the ticket (printed or on-screen) and off you go. Or use a transportation card with an embedded RFID chip akin to the Oyster in London. No need to wave your coins and waste other people's time. Use designated public transportation lanes (also available to taxis and perhaps electric cars). No stopping at stops where no one is waiting and no one in the bus has pushed the "I want to get off" button. Mandate seatbelts on long distance trips.

See, I made buses way faster *and* safer. Now, if anybody could explain this stopping and opening doors at railway crossings, cos that definitely sounds stupid.

Comment Re:So pst is the only reason (Score 1) 388

I would ignore Outlook not because it's a Microsoft product, but because of its inability to play nice with other IMAP clients. AFAIK they even did away with custom Deleted Messages folder, having never really supported a custom Sent Messages folder or a custom Junk folder. Guess what happens if a user accesses his/her e-mail with Outlook at work, Thunderbird at home, some random e-mail software that they have on Android, and Roundcube while travelling? Too many sent mail boxes, too many deleted items folders, that's what. "Help me please, I don't see the stuff I sent at work while I am at home, and vice versa." Heard this too many times. (Outlook 2003 could not even save sent messages to an IMAP folder. The horror.) And sometimes when Outlook decides that it's nice to change the display language, it will also create completely new folders on the server... again. In the current display language. Sometimes with accented characters in a system folder's name. Cannot use what Dovecot prescribed, cannot just use display names like every other IMAP client out there, no, it needs a shiny new folder. I've spent a bit too much time in Maildir directories making symlinks and trying to make Outlook play nice, only to have the next version come along and do something new and interesting.

I don't even want to delve into its need for two .pst files, one for some "local folder" that IMAP users never touch and which cannot be removed. Or its inability to meaningfully access CalDAV/CardDAV without third party hacks that may or may not work (OK, so it's not Oulook's fault per se when they don't, but why would it lack the functionality?). Outlook without Exchange is really a lame option, because it is too large, complicated and all over the place for a simple e-mail client, and it's not a very good IMAP client at that.

Comment Re:Troll (Score 2) 585

Something does not add up. Nobody, or at least nobody sober would forget the name of their city of residence and Saint Petersburg was called Leningrad during the Soviet times. Were you there, really? Because if you were, why would you mix up the names and why would you want to repeat the experience?

Comment Re:Does it really count? (Score 1) 274

In short, no. The variations are not that small and the differences between language families are larger than you give them credit for. Swiss German speakers get subtitled on German TV, for example, and that’s within nominally the same language. And then there are the Slavic languages, a whole bunch of them, the Baltic languages, and the three major Finno-Ugric languages, the latter of which are not even Indo-European in origin.

Comment Re:English (Score 1) 274

Euro-translators who are fluent in Russian say that understanding written Bulgarian based on prior knowledge of Russian is a piece of cake. My own spoken Russian is a bit rusty, but even then I’ve had no issues understanding simpler texts in Bulgarian. So, my point is that even Bulgarian falls within the continuum. After all, it’s based on Church Slavonic just like Old Russian, so the two languages cannot be too far apart. Closer than Russian and Polish anyway. By the way, I would recommend Polish over Slovak because of the larger speaker base and the fact that Polish and Czech/Slovak are not really that far apart.

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