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Bas Bas It finds lightbulbs.
  • c# in unreal game engine

    That's really interesting. We do a lot of stuff in Unity, but it's not exactly an ideal development environment. An alternative that supports C# would be really welcome.

  • Stop thinking in binary Desktop vs. Tablet UI design

    , magicalclick wrote

    *snip*
    Well, the fly out is easier to use. And is was right there in the charm. Also for most users, their head explodes when seeing the professional control panel.

    Wait. Both the Windows 7 and the Windows 8 wifi dialogs are windows that slide into view when you click the wifi icon on the task bar, and then show you the available networks. You never needed the control panel.

  • Stop thinking in binary Desktop vs. Tablet UI design

    , magicalclick wrote

    *snip*
    Those can be improvements to the fly out.


    Indeed, but currently they are not, which is why I find it weird that people prefer the current flyout over the Windows 7 dialog.

  • Microsoft Watch

    Seeing how all these watches need a phone to actually do anything, I don't really see a need for any connectivity besides Bluetooth LE. Besides, that's probably how they'll manage to keep battery life to a maximum, if those "two days" rumors are true.

  • Microsoft Watch

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    These watches are so stupid.  No one needs a watch unless it's for fashion.  (Who's going to have a smart watch and not a phone?)

    The good thing about a rolex diamond encrusted watch is that it doesn't lose that much of it's value after 50 years and it still looks cool.

    How cool is a 5 year old smart watch going to look?  It's going to be a useless piece a trash that you'll throw away. 

     

    If you're going purely for fashion, [i]everything[/i] you wear will be outdated in five years time. As for outdated hardware: as if we're not already using phones for two years at most?

  • Stop thinking in binary Desktop vs. Tablet UI design

    Personally I hated the wifi flyout. There was no way to re-scan for available networks, no way to connect to hidden networks, etc. In fact I'm kind of amazed that people prefer it.

  • Microsoft Watch

    There's a leader in smartwatches?

  • Windows 10, first thoughts.

    , TexasToast wrote

    *snip*

    ++ Well said BitFlipper.   It is because we have so many non computer literate users still hanging around that we need visual cues that are more pronounced.  Bas thinks a little color variations is enough and shading is too hard.  

    Since Windows 1.0, the only way to tell which window was active was because elements in the title bar had a different color. So yeah, apparently that has been enough for decades.

  • Windows 10, first thoughts.

    I see you chose not to go into any of my points regarding flat design. I'll take that as silent agreement.

  • Windows 10, first thoughts.

    , TexasToast wrote

    @bondsbw:

    *snip*

    Why do you like flat?  How is flat better in seeing what tab is selected on IE or Outlook?  



    Why should it be better? Why can't it be as good?


    But to answer your question: because it forces you to rely on clear coloring instead of allowing you to use vague cues like subtle shading.