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Submission + - I hate my touchpad!

chromaexcursion writes: Too damn easy to mis click. Never made mistake that costs money. Those all have a confirmation, usually multiple. But I've miss clicked all kinds of stuff. And no way to retract the misclick. Nice interface, frigging stupid when it come to reliability. Sites need to have an easy, obvious retraction system.
/. is an offender!
facebook can go hump itself.

Comment Personal Blocklist (Score 1) 606

Google could add a prompt asking if queries or commands are filtered or ignored entirely. The browser extension is great; I have not seen a search result from "toms-super-always-drivers.mx" or "experts-exchange.com" since release.

After a signature of misuse is detected Google could push out the prompt with the next instance. Similar to how they are reacting to the problem now, but with greater and long lasting consequences. No libel required, just respond that saying the company misused your personal equipment with authorization. They are no longer allowed to participate in the [whatever business] program.


Definitely make it shorter though, like the easy-English version of Wikipedia.

Comment Promises (Score 1) 65

The only thing that doesn't immediately make me believe this to be complete nonsense is the far-off timeline. If someone popped up tomorrow (even an established brand in either operating systems or watches), stating they would be releasing a competing product next month...I'd call B.S.immediately.

Not that I think they have a chance at all, but I certainly hope we see a viable product hit the market. At the very least, Apple can incorporate (or steal depending on your '*-boi' status), bettering whichever product we do use.

Comment Re:to be like China? (Score 1) 130

Hit it on the nose. Even in Mandarin, (typically) when you speak of communism as the M.O. of the country, you refer to it as "Chinese style communism" (loosely translated).

The kicker is, as you mentioned, the centralized planning. With a five-year plan--which can fluctuate to extreme degrees responding to acute problems--one can obfuscate earmarked spending and hide actual power structures holding up the government, hide failures/give the party momentum to spin those failures into neutrals or successes.

I find 'Chinese-Style Communism' quite fascinating.

Comment Software (Score 1) 260

We are attempting to solve a software problem with "hardware" (hard-copy). Yes, PDFs and the like, were the first step to a paperless office (which will never be 100% paperless). The next step is a standard for storage, lookup, organization, and the CIA-triad. We all complained about PDF being tied to a single company--which is a debate that must be had at every step--, but unfortunately, I don't see a way forward without another single entity developing the entire system. I imagine PDF will remain the 'paperless standard,' but as Adobe has yet to step up their game, another company (or OS org) is necessary to make the transformation.

Also if Adobe did it, they would probably screw everyone over (or attempt to) by integrating it into the CC platform w/ ongoing fees.

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