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Comment Amazing ... (Score 3, Funny) 86

10M massochists volunteering to play with that?

I have to use it at work since 6 weeks ... you can not even properly grab the edge of the window with a mouse to resize it.

Dragging a window from one screen to the other or releasing it to close to the edge ... then it will go full screen automatically ... the search function in the explorer is not working properly ... since windows 7 I think. And people "volunteeringly" use this pile of crap?

I close my Dell Laptop, unplug it from the docking station.

Next morning I plug it in again.

All windows are now on the screen of the laptop and not where they have been before: a nice set of chat and mail tools on the laptop screen and all the programming tools on the "external/main" screen.

Helllllllllo? That worked 1987 on a Mac just fine!!

And it is impossible to have a window overlap screens, the sizes get distorted ... and trust me, the resolution of the laptop is just fine, bullshit like this never happened on a Mac.

So the 10M people have no clue how a computer should work but are masochist enough to beta test ...

Comment those are taxiways (Score 1) 320

Look more closely at the diagram.

The dual-circles around the buildings are taxiways. (Notece that, in addition to being far narrower than an airplane and too close in, they're also not circular, but have a flattened area at the right side, making it more like a "D" than an "O".

The runways are the wide, straight, "roads", of which you see just a tiny chunk at the very boundary of the picture. They're essentially tangent to the taxiways - slightly out from them.

This is just a standard airport designs with straight runways.

Comment Re:Time to rethink carbon emissions (Score 1) 345

We are currently in a period of temporary warming due to the high amount of mid-20th century solar activity
That is wrong. We have no increase of solar activity. In fact it decreasing since over a decade.

Our conditions in the current period are identical to the temporary warming known as the Medieval Warming
This is wrong, too.
For starters: we have no clue at all what caused the Medieval Warming.
On top of that: we had three such periods, which do you refer to?

We are now entering a era of minimal solar activity, identical to the Maunder Minimum
Possible, But we have no real evidence for that. And somehow you are contradicting yourself, did you not say we have a high solar activity?

brought about the horrible period of death, disease, and famine known as the Little Ice Age.
Historically correct, but irrelevant for today, as with our CO2 levels we hardly would notice a new "Maunder Minimum"

The rest of your post is just nonsense. With current CO2 levels there won't be any "ice ages" anymore.

stave off another ice age, another epoch frozen crops, famine, disease, and plague.
We live now in a gloabl world, were food can be brought from everywhere to everywhere.
Against diseases we have medicine and hospitals.
Against plagues we have sanitation and hygine and other means, including medicine and vaccination.

Comment Re:Good Setup (Score 1) 347

To much tech talk.
8) hu? who knows what that acronym means?
5) hu? sure, I prefer GIT, too. But your statement is just idiotic!
1) what is the difference between Linux and Mac OS? Considering your post I doubt you will be able to correctly tell me 5 differences.
9) 'multi head set up', wow, who again is comprehending this kind of slang?
Ah yes, the point why I actully answered was 4)
How much CPU performance do you lose running you beloved Linux in a VM on a Mac under Mac OS X?
Hint: a person can not notice the difference. Even if you would utilize the CPU(s) 100%, you barely would be able to quantify the difference over the course of a few days.

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