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Comment UX "expert" logic (Score 1) 264

What's that thing over there on the wall?

The fire exit?

Yeah the fire exit. I never see anyone use that ugly thing. Board it up.

But I've heard of people using it...

My studies have shown that only 1% of buildings ever use their fire exits! Board it up now and give it a nice white paint job! White is more interesting than color.

Comment Re:That's their job (Score 0, Troll) 448

Most people don't "like" paying taxes and grumble about them except that we all like our smoothly operating first world country with a high standard of living.

It doesn't help that the government has huge amounts of waste, runs an international health service, and pisses away of tax money in "foreign aid" at a time when there is a budgetary deficit in our own country. That really makes one resent extra taxes even more.

Comment I remember thinking... (Score 1) 61

A lot of times when I watched a video and someone has made a typo or something, or just spoken a factual error and used a YouTube annotation to alert the viewer to the known error, thinking "they should've re-uploaded the video. This annotation is totally reliant on a proprietary YouTube technology."

Aaaand now they have. There are gonna be a bunch of mistakes being un-fixed now.

Comment Re:I'd be all for ending it in the UK, except... (Score 1) 352

Who needs the sun to be up at 5:30am?

I can't speak for New England, but in England, the sun hasn't even begin to rise in most of winter an hour before I wake up. If we were always at GMT+1, I would be waking up basically in the middle of the night, which has a negative effect on my mental health. It's really depressing.

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