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A cooler (and possibly simpler?) implementation of this would be to take pictures of real-life scenes without all the clutter. Mostly thinking of city landmarks and such, only without the traffic and hordes of tourists.
The idea is to be able to maintain your workflow
We’d still be working in DOS if that was the case. And sure enough, some power users still prefer the command line.
It’s just a bit of whining, comes with every change, I just don’t like it being coined as some "major outrage".
True enough, but then news outlets wouldn’t put much effort into properly reviewing the upgrades, so MS ended up increasing a little number, and now it’s all over the news.
Windows 11 is just another Windows 10 update.
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It has angered many Windows users
I honestly doubt it has. It has angered some power users (including many reviewers), but most people won’t give one bit of the missing functionality.
I myself had smaller icons and I would enable it again if they added the feature in 11, but it’s not as if the impact is major. And how many regular users would put their taskbar on the top/side?
The nice thing about Windows is that there are these apps that help power users configure their stuff to their own liking, even when the options aren’t there anymore.
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The negative sounds like a plus to be honest.
I’m not a hardcore gamer, but I am a longtime gamer. I’m used to a certain level of toughness, something I do miss in modern game design. It’s only in post-game content that games become trickier (and force you to actually get better to advance). Since you’re already formally finished the game though, the urge to do so just isn’t that big and the payoff isn’t the same either.
With games like Astral Chain, the difference was really extreme. The main game was pretty easy to finish, but those post-game levels where just utterly insane. Getting through them did make me appreciate the battle system that much more though.
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Well, with attitude you’re certainly not made for social media. Just leave it to the people who are able to enjoy it and get value out of it.
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The difference is that it greatly helps to become a citizen of the world. Because you hear from people who come from different backgrounds, different countries, different pasts.
It certainly opened up my eyes to different cultures and people, more so than any film ever has (since it’s actual people of flesh and blood you’re talking to, not fictional characters driven by the marriage of commercial interests and a finetuned script).
And I would consider that added value pretty big. Not sure if you’re old enough to know what pen pals are, but that experience is not quite the same.
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The positives of social media are connecting and interacting with people you would’ve otherwise never met. The many communities of like-minded people that are out there, sharing knowledge and experiences about whatever subject.
I have a lot of fun on Facebook, talking with film friends, reaching out to directors. People that would’ve otherwise been unapproachable are now a chat message away. 90% of my list is people I never met in real life, but they’re from all over the world, all different countries and continents. It’s pretty great really. I remember the world before that and wouldn’t want to go back to that time of navel gazing.
I’m certainly not defending the company Facebook here. The platform is great for me despite their actions (mostly ad whoring and trying to serve me shit content, or keeping interesting content off my wall), I certainly wouldn’t mind outside control/intervention on their lousy algorithms and sleazy moneymaking schemes, but all this crap social media is getting is largely due to people’s own stupidity.
And since complaints always sounds louder than compliments, I would sure love to see some decent data, instead of all these ill-researched op-eds.
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much in the same way that teen smoking went down and down and down after years of regulation
But toxicity isn’t unique to social media. The extra toxicity will go away, but there’s no guarantee it won’t find another outlet. And with it, the good of social media will also disappear.
DESPITE the very obvious larger cancerous effect it seems to be having?
Well, link me the article that shows me that. Because I’m not convinced.
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Yeah, before social media we only had wars between villages.
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Facebook is a tech company, so no doubt they pull a lot of shit that is averse to the actual benefit of people. But the way social media is blamed for bad human behavior is pretty dumb, and people believing the problems will go away when social media goes away …
I’ve seen a lot of trying to figure out the actual impact of social media on our society this past week, but it’s pretty staggering to see hardly a single one even makes an effort to weigh in the benefits.
Of course, when things go wrong that are too big for people to have any real control over, it’s easier to have a scapegoat. Or some kind of God that can fix anything. Same difference really.
I have a live stat-dashboard (for my website) on my home screen. It’s certainly one of the reasons why I still have that site, as it increases engagement & involvement, which is much better than some GA app I used to open once a month.
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Without seeing either anthology, I’d put it down to Japan’s director/artist culture. They’re used to make animated anthologies where animator/directors are allowed to showcase their particular vision. The result is that the short themselves aren’t too coherent, but the artistry and creativity are through the roof.
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The original Cowboy Bebop had plenty of things that could be fixed. Sadly, they don’t seem very interesting in doing that, instead this looks like a poor copy of a poor original.
Since it’s Illumination doing the film … nopes.
Hi! Web dev here who prefers 17" but will take 15" is absolutely necessary. Won’t go near anything smaller.
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Sure, but since people here are completely anal about fingerprint sensors on the back, I think having to pull masks down simply to unlock your phone is probably considered major UX hell too.
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Would be nice if we’d become a bit more "Asian" in that regard, and start wearing masks whenever we’re ill as to not make others sick. Slim chance, I know, but Asians buy phones too. So the mask may still be a problem for them.