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Metro is... strangely familiar

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    Sven Groot

    It just occured to me that the Metro UI in Windows 8 might not be so innovative after all. In fact, it's strangely similar to another touch UI that dates back to 1987; just get rid of the rounded corners and you've basically got the Windows 8 Metro UI.

    Tongue Out

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    cbae

    I don't think that's the link that you think it is.

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    Sven Groot

    @cbae: It goes to the right place for me.

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    evildictait​or

    It's a bing search for "lcars", but unfortunately it doesn't work for anyone apart from Sven.

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    giovanni

    @evildictaitor: It works here though, strange.

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    Sven Groot

    Actually I changed it, although I don't understand why the first version didn't work for anyone else.

    Anyway, it was a bad joke. Tongue Out

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    LCARSNxG

    @Sven Groot:

    You will get no argument from me! Wink

    In truth, you really could think of the Metro UI as a cousin of the LCARS UI.

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    HowCouldThis​PossiblyBe​BeerEvenIf​YouWantedIt​ToBe

    If you think that's something you should have seen the shwag they handed out.

    There were MS people on here bashing Google for I/O @ $425 where GOOG gave out a Samsung 10.1 prerelease Galaxy Tab, a 4G LTE hotspot with months of free service, plus an Amazon coupon for a free chrome book??

    They charged $2000 and gave out crap like this and an ATMEL powered tablet that overheats and crashed repeatedly.

    OMG, it's a star trek phaser, no it's a screw driver, no it's total crap. Microsoft Azure, buy it. I am not going back to this event ever. I thought it was going to be Windows 95 and Jay Leno and all that stuff as advertised on buildwindows.com, but it just turned out to be marketing gone horribly wrong.

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     Plus you had to pay for between session refreshments. At I/O everything was free.

    Fvck that. Just Fvck that.

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    OrigamiCar

     

     Plus you had to pay for between session refreshments. At I/O everything was free.

    Fvck that. Just Fvck that.

    Um, no you didn't, food and drinks were free all day long. That's something Microsoft do very well at conferences like this - they feed you well.

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    cbae

    ,HowCouldThis​PossiblyBe​BeerEvenIf​YouWantedIt​ToBe wrote

    *snip*

     Plus you had to pay for between session refreshments. At I/O everything was free.

    Fvck that. Just Fvck that.

    Don't even go there. The food at I/O blew chunks. It was 3rd rate all the way. The only thing that sucked worse were the sessions. Total waste of time.

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    HowCouldThis​PossiblyBe​BeerEvenIf​YouWantedIt​ToBe

    Drinks were free, but they didn't have self serve candy or 90% of the other free stuff @ I/O.

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    Bas

    You just said they weren't free.

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    OrigamiCar

    ,HowCouldThis​PossiblyBe​BeerEvenIf​YouWantedIt​ToBe wrote

    Drinks were free, but they didn't have self serve candy or 90% of the other free stuff @ I/O.

    Well, at the build conference I attended last week, in addition to free breakfast and lunch, every morning and afternoon break between sessions there were, among other things - free:

    Bananas, apples, freshly baked cookies, chocolate bars, granola bars, popcorn, ice cream, soda pop, coffee, tea, chips/crisps and much more. They were even serving free beer every afternoon in the expo hall.

    Even during the evenings, with the build party, ask the experts and first night meetup, there was free food and drinks. Sorry if they didn't have the exact thing you were wanting, but there was more than enough food and treat choices for us all.

    Not sure which build conference you attended if you had to pay for your refreshments...

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    cbae

    ,OrigamiCar wrote

    *snip*

    Sorry if they didn't have the exact thing you were wanting, but there was more than enough food and treat choices for us all.

    *snip*

    He apparently was wanting nasty veggie dogs and the crappy generic candy you scoop out of bins like at the candy stores that you find at the mall.

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    HowCouldThis​PossiblyBe​BeerEvenIf​YouWantedIt​ToBe

    @OrigamiCar:

    "They were even serving free beer every afternoon in the expo hall."

    I couldn't even get a real cup of coffee. All they had was espresso, and it tasted like molasses.

    Google had unlimited Starbucks and unlimited free cups of candy of any kind.

    "Not sure which build conference you attended if you had to pay for your refreshments..."

    There were quite a few people, not to mention MS devs, in the Anaheim Hilton next building over, at the food court buying stuff, because they wanted real food.

    "He apparently was wanting nasty veggie dogs and the crappy generic candy you scoop out of bins like at the candy stores that you find at the mall."

    Actually aside from the derogatory adjectives, that would be correct. I will be sticking to SF conferences from now on.

    FTW, every developer there looked like they were bored to tears.

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    OrigamiCar

    ,HowCouldThis​PossiblyBe​BeerEvenIf​YouWantedIt​ToBe wrote

    @OrigamiCar:

     

    FTW, every developer there looked like they were bored to tears.

     

    All right, if you say so - every developer I saw and spoke to had exactly the opposite reaction, they were all very excited about the conference. Guess I only met the happy ones and you got all the unhappy ones then.

    By the way, the coffee at build WAS Starbucks.

    Anyway, I'm done feeding the troll, seeing as though he only wants candy and I haven't got any! Big Smile

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    Sven Groot

    Interesting how this went from a blatant lie ("there were no free refreshments") to an idiotic kind of truth ("they didn't have exactly the same thing as Google").

    Even more "interesting" is that all of this is entirely off-topic!

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    ScanIAm

    Thanks so much for reminding me about how cool this song is, Chris.

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