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Exactly. You are not going to find any farmers anywhere interested in seed genetics unless they...
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Larry Qualig on Saturday 04 March 2006 13:00 It has been snowing in Manchester as well, but let's stay on topic. When I said "Microsoft's elbow" I was very specifically referring to NetWare...

In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz wrote on Sun, 05 Mar 2006 11:09:14 +0000

Erm...the wallpapers are nice enough (Tiger, Taj, and mountain) but where's the rest of it?

A bit of digging later did cough up

which shows off that nice "oooh, only 3 at a time!" mentality, and

which makes one wonder what Windows is checking for. (To be fair, Linux runs DLLs as programs routinely as well, if far less obviously; 'ldd' requires this to function properly AIUI. However, that's only for a very specific purpose, as opposed to Microsoft's DLL-as-a-service (DCOM) mentality, from what little I understand of the latter.)

shows some gadget addons -- why a recycle bin counts as a gadget is a bit weird-looking.

"Stan, welcome to your computer". (But it's still our baby?)

"Sign in to your Digital Locker". Erm, how do you know it's Stan's Digital Locker? Maybe it's Fred's Digital Locker down the hall...??

"Copy details to Clipboard"? Ye gods, the idiocy. Mind you, part of this is historical, and I'd have to find it now, but a long long time ago, during the age of Athena widgets (the Ugliest But Most Useful Widgets Known To Mankind(tm)), it was strongly suggested that one be able to copy text from a button widget, making this sort of "clickielink" unnecessary. Of course, nowadays anything underlined is probably understood to be a hypertext something or other, but a button would have made more sense here from a GUI linguistics standpoint. (If one can call GUI design linguistics, but there *is* a de facto communication going on.)

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The Ghost In The Machine on Monday 06 March 2006 19:00 This afternoon, soon after I had linked to it from the blog ( realised that the...

"You're ready to start". Come again? The chopped-off Start button at the lower right is a nice touch.

"You cannot use Starter with this computer because the AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ component is not supported". And you only figured this out *now*, you silly OS?

"There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper."

Nice. Is there documentation on what an endpoint is that the user can understand? (If they're using SOAP, it's a somewhat understandable message. If they're not...well...)

No doubt Linux has its quirks, but even Marilyn Monroe had that blemish.

-- It's still legal to go .sigless.

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