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Comment Re:"No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame." (Score 1) 189

The device flopped, you say? Actually, you say "that revision" of the device flopped. But it wasn't even a revision, since that was the first version ever released. According to Wikipedia, there were 376,000 iPods sold in the first year. Oh yeah, and that was when it was only available to Mac users. Hmm, that doesn't sound like a flop to me, but maybe since I'm so "blindered", I just don't get it!

Oh no, wait, you're just a fucking idiot. And so is the person who gave you a +1.

Comment Re:Clueless (Score 1) 410

There's a difference between wanting to have a black desktop and not wanting to look unprofessional by having pictures of your family on your desktop. If you mean that you don't want folder clutter on your desktop, then.... put your shit away! If you mean you don't want some garish photo as your desktop BG... then DON'T USE A PHOTO AS YOUR DESKTOP BG!!! Jesus Christ, this isn't a hard problem to deal with. The level of whining from people because their one retarded "problem" isn't solved is really unbelievable. Whether your desktop BG is black or not seems like a very arbitrary problem that you're causing yourself. If you want it to be black, then fine, do what you're already doing. But seriously... just stop talking.

Comment What's the plaintext? (Score 1) 132

I decoded the whole thing up to section 5 and realized that it was boring and I had real things to do today. Anyone decode the whole thing? Here's what I got so far:

Urgent message for you and your groups

Important event will take place

It will happen at the Bletchley Park Codes Breaking Centre

Bletchley Park was the birthplace of the modern computer

Comment Re:Clueless (Score 3, Insightful) 410

Well, I spent a total of 5 seconds and found this software:

I haven't actually used it, but from its description, it sounds like, yeah, actually you *can* change where your window controls are located. And I can only assume that there are other pieces of similar software out there.

And before you say something along the lines of that software not being included with the normal OS, then you're missing the point of OS X entirely, where things aren't a mish-mash disaster of ppl's desktops looking like ugly WinAmp skins, and actually function (gasp!) consistently.

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