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#956600
Topic
MAC or PC
Time

Bingowings said:

In the early naughties I would have said Apple was worth the extra cost. My 2002 laptop still works fine. But now I would suggest Linux for coding and Chromebooks for general use. I had to get a laptop with windows installed about a month ago to run course software. It’s a brand new top of the range machine and it’s running windows 10 and the bugger takes forever to get it’s buggy ass into gear. Modern Apple build quality is terrible and overpriced. A hackintosh solution might work with some people but to be honest Chrome or Linux is the answer for most user types.

Whenever this topic comes up, all the Linux people come out of the woodwork to suggest Linux. But in reality, there’s not that much to suggest it. User interface and compatibly are worse, the applications aren’t there. So there just isn’t enough to make the switch, which could be pretty costly.

I think that the computer that most people will be using in the future will not be one like how we think of computers today. There are three main problems with the GUI paradigm of today:

  • Management of files
    People don’t know how the filesystem works. And when I say filesystem, I mean the hierarchy of files on a disk. Folders, files, saving, etc. This is why I think auto-save in OS X is a great feature. Managing files in a traditional desktop system is burdensome to most users. This is why something like the Chromebook or iPad is better for people.
  • Management of windows
    Most people just full screen them anyway. A full window management system is not required.
  • General hard-to-use-ness
    The traditional GUI has built up so much UI debt that it’s hard and/or bad to remove it. So, to get rid of all this debt, you need to build a whole new system that doesn’t have all the hang ups of the traditional PC. For example, when people update their PCs/Macs, they are always very cautious when doing so. Updating an iOS device is done so almost carelessly. So, needles UI debt should be no more.

This is why I’m betting on the iPad for the future of computing. Capital F, Capital C. It removes all of this UI debt in what I see is the best way possible. It’s finally a computer for the rest of us.

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#956583
Topic
MAC or PC
Time

Tyrphanax said:

Allow me to dig up an old fossil to continue the circlejerking:

yhwx said:

DominicCobb said:

I find the Mac vs PC debate often pretty tedious. They’re for different types of people, looking for different things in their computers.

Some things are just better on the Mac. For example, this:

is better than this.

Why? Because the menu bar on the Mac allows you to be lazy: you can just move your mouse up the top very quickly. Much easier than carefully controlling your mouse to a moving target. (This is a problem with the Dock on OS X)

So, all in all, the Mac just works better. This is why so many Apple fans are so bitter about Microsoft “winning” the Mac—PC war. The better-designed product lost.

Er… you mean like this?

There’s been a shortcut to settings (usually through the Control Panel) on the Start menu of every Windows machine I’ve used by default. And if there isn’t, it’s not too difficult to add it.

I think you’re missing something.

Apple Menu

I mean, I get it if you don’t know where that stuff is, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. It took me ages to find out where any of that stuff was my first time using a Mac (the mouse tracking speed is excruciating by default and even at max it’s still painfully slow).

I don’t see how a menu in the top left corner of a display is any less discoverable than a menu in the bottom left.

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#956471
Topic
<em>Toy Story 2</em> Thread (or: Dek Rollins vs. The World)
Time

Dek Rollins said:

yhwx said:

Dek Rollins said:

Tyrphanax said:

I just want to know if Toy Story 2 is Objectively Bad or Objectively Good or Subjectively either or “Empirically Bad™”.

I’m not sure I would consider it bad. I believe the best way to describe it is that it is subjectively useless outside of its technical quality. (This would refer specifically to my opinion, of course)

I admit that I spoke harshly of it when the topic came up. I probably showed much more disdain for it in those words than I really hold for it (which mostly came from my annoyance at everybody acting up about the fact that I don’t like it). I merely don’t care that much about it, and before this all came about, I didn’t care enough to even have known how much universal appraise it has.

I do not think it’s a story that needed to be told, nor is it a story that I want to be told. And all of the jokes and references within that may work well and may be funny, don’t make up for the jokes and references that are utterly unfunny and utterly annoying, nor do they make up for the fact that I don’t want to see this story. (Subjectively in my opinion, of course.)

Did the movie make you cry?

I’m not really sure where this question is coming from, but the answer is no.

Many people say that Toy Story 2 is the first Pixar movie to make them cry.

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#956459
Topic
<em>Toy Story 2</em> Thread (or: Dek Rollins vs. The World)
Time

Dek Rollins said:

Tyrphanax said:

I just want to know if Toy Story 2 is Objectively Bad or Objectively Good or Subjectively either or “Empirically Bad™”.

I’m not sure I would consider it bad. I believe the best way to describe it is that it is subjectively useless outside of its technical quality. (This would refer specifically to my opinion, of course)

I admit that I spoke harshly of it when the topic came up. I probably showed much more disdain for it in those words than I really hold for it (which mostly came from my annoyance at everybody acting up about the fact that I don’t like it). I merely don’t care that much about it, and before this all came about, I didn’t care enough to even have known how much universal appraise it has.

I do not think it’s a story that needed to be told, nor is it a story that I want to be told. And all of the jokes and references within that may work well and may be funny, don’t make up for the jokes and references that are utterly unfunny and utterly annoying, nor do they make up for the fact that I don’t want to see this story. (Subjectively in my opinion, of course.)

Did the movie make you cry?

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#956456
Topic
Random Pictures and Gifs (now with winning!) [NSFW]
Time

DominicCobb said:

I find the Mac vs PC debate often pretty tedious. They’re for different types of people, looking for different things in their computers.

Some things are just better on the Mac. For example, this:

is better than this.

Why? Because the menu bar on the Mac allows you to be lazy: you can just move your mouse up the top very quickly. Much easier than carefully controlling your mouse to a moving target. (This is a problem with the Dock on OS X)

So, all in all, the Mac just works better. This is why so many Apple fans are so bitter about Microsoft “winning” the Mac—PC war. The better-designed product lost.

When people try to tell me why their PC is better than my Mac, it’s pretty pointless. CPU motherboard, none of that shit means anything to me. In my experience, Macs are fast and functional and simple and make sense. That’s all I want.

👍

Same goes for cars. I’m not a car person and have no desire to be. My car was cheap and has good gas mileage. That’s literally all I care about. Don’t know how much horsepower or what kind of engine it has and really don’t care if I never find out.

Though, I do understand the people who want to go all-in on a topic.

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#956425
Topic
The Dream of the Giant Fractal Woodlouse.
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Lord Haseo said:

HansiG said:

Lord Haseo said:

HansiG said:

Ugh. Probably the worst dream you can have:

Waking up, doing your morning routine (hygiene, breakfast, getting dresses), heading out to work, working for like 6 hours and then waking up and realizing it was all a dream. But you’re tired anyway as if you actually worked for 6 hours and you have got the entire 8 hour long shift ahead of you.

FFS I hate my brain.

That ain’t shit. The worst dreams are almost sex dreams.

Sex dreams are the best dreams

Until you wake up

and plus I said

Lord Haseo said:
That ain’t shit. The worst dreams are almost sex dreams.

as in you’re just about to get some ass and then you wake up. Last time it happened to me I was a quarter second into squeezing a titty then I got too excited and woke up.

But I’m sure there’s no women here because they aren’t into Star Wars.

Ha!

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#956424
Topic
Random Pictures and Gifs (now with winning!) [NSFW]
Time

ray_afraid said:

yhwx said:
The word “customization” sounds like “chaos” to Mac users.

Mac users deficiencies aren’t my problem.

It’s a bit extreme to call that a “deficiency”.

A car from 2016 is way more reliable than one from 1976. Less customizable, yes, but more reliable.

This only proves that you aren’t a “car person”. Which is fine, but you should choose a different analogy.

I’m not a car person. Explain why the analogy is invalid.

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#956419
Topic
Last movie seen
Time

TV’s Frink said:

darthrush said:

TV’s Frink said:

darthrush said:

Smithers said:

Finding Dory 8/10

The trailers made it look pretty terrible but I was shocked at how good it was! It still did follow the same formula as the first and had some replaced voice actors it was still really good. Check it out!

Very Exicted to check this out! I thought the trailers did look terrible also but the reviews seem promising 😃

Would you say it’s better than Monsters University ? (which I happened to enjoy a fair bit)

Objectively so.

Fuck off

Ha-ha, I win.

Finding Dory (2016) - 8/10

[…]

It was no Toy Story 2

There should be a tracker for every time someone mentions Toy Story 2.

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#956399
Topic
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
Time

Tyrphanax said:

Not to be flip about this, but I think the take-away from this (much like "never try to catch a knife if you drop it) is never put yourself between something that doesn’t move and several tons of car.

I feel like he might have just left it in neutral and gotten out, then tried to stop it when it started to roll (I can’t think of any other reason this could have happened by accident). What a terrible way to go.

Humans are the worst enemy of themselves.

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#956394
Topic
Random Pictures and Gifs (now with winning!) [NSFW]
Time

RicOlie_2 said:

yhwx said:

Dek Rollins said:

yhwx said:

For some context, it was still light out when I started writing that post.

Outside? It’s still light out for me right now. 😄

Eastern time, Georgia.

So I probably started around six o’ clock, where you can still see the sun quite brightly, and ended around nine o’ clock, when the Sun is almost fully set.

Sun sets early down south.

I’m not sure if I’d call this “early”.