Steele Johnson wrote on Aug 24, 2020, 19:17:The only "Start" that's left of the start menu is in the mouseover text :)
The beginning of the Start menu era.
I think it took like 5 major versions of the OS before they removed the word "Start" from the menu button and changed it to the Windows icon (Windows Vista?).
But even to this day (and after they removed the menu in Windows 8), we all still call it the Start menu.
"Honey, how do I turn off the computer?"
"Click on Start..."
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Orogogus wrote on May 27, 2020, 20:43:I solved the inventory issue by dropping everything that wouldn't fit in the elevator, so it was always within reach.MattyC wrote on May 27, 2020, 20:28:
You are making it sound like you enjoyed the inventory Tetris! Easily the worst part of that game.
No, I also thought it was the worst part. I didn't like most of the mechanics introduced in SS2. But there were a lot of them.
jdreyer wrote on Apr 28, 2020, 15:29:The only thing that the half-height cubes did where I worked was to encourage coworkers to stand up in their cubes and talk loudly over the walls (and across other cubes) for their water-cooler conversations, instead of just chatting quietly in an aisle or the kitchen. I, for one, welcome our new full-height wall overlords.
Open office plans being dead is an interesting change. We went to half height cubes a few years ago. You can't see anyone sitting down, but as soon as you stand, you can see everyone. I like the openness, but I see the need for full-height cubes for health reasons.
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 17:34:The joke I remember hearing is "Fusion power is just 20 years away, and it always will be."jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 16:59:Fusion is always 40 years away, or so it seems...
Fusion Energy Gets Ready to Shine—Finally.There's no guarantee ITER will achieve fusion by 2035, as scheduled.LOL, when "close" still means there's no guarantee it will work in 15 years.
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2020, 19:10:He was also a great vampire hunter in a 6-part miniseries called Ultraviolet, long before The Wire.
Dude, Idris Elba is a major Hollywood star.
- Bad guy in Hobbes and Shaw
- Heimdall in half a dozen Marvel movies
- Bad guy in Star Trek Beyond
- Lead in Dark Tower movie
- Pilot in Prometheus
And of course, his greatest role: Stacker Pentecost in Pacific Rim!
Between TV and movies, he's been almost 100 shows. He was next in line for James Bond until he turned it down.
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 5, 2020, 14:33:I'm with Linus on this one (and he was polite about it as a bonus). The original author's benchmarks worked because spinlocking in userland works /great/ on a completely idle system, and fails horribly on even a lightly-loaded system where the kernel is free to deschedule you right in the middle of your "just a few microseconds" spin.
That one even riled up Linus.
No nuances, just buggy code (was: related to Spinlock implementation and the Linux Scheduler)
WaltC wrote on Dec 11, 2019, 12:49:
Did anyone figure out a way to access the metrics list for selective metrics display? I may have missed it as everything is organized a bit differently--but couldn't find it.
Creston wrote on May 30, 2019, 21:21:Holy cow. I find it hard to believe that they'd actually kill ad blockers, but if the new Edge can install Chrome extensions, people might switch to that.
Welp, there goes Chrome's top market share. What a bunch of morons. Yes, I understand ads are your business, but guess what: NOBODY IS GOING TO WATCH ADS JUST BECAUSE YOU FUCKING WANT THEM TO, GOOGLE.
Guess I'll be on the hunt for a new browser.