@Zecc when I was a child, if I asked my dad for a pencil he'd always have a tiny stub. I used to think he kept pencils for ages to get everything out of them but years later he told me it was because he always sharpened them with his penknife and kept breaking the graphite when he did, so each sharpening would take loads of length off the pencil
When I enter certain categories in Meta, it randomly scrolls to and highlights a certain topic. If I then try to go to another page, it returns me to the page I was on, rescrolls me to the same topic, and highlights it again.
It consistently returns me to the same topic in each category:
I'm pretty sure browsers will always detect my Surface as a device with an accurate pointing device, which is not how I use it most of the time, so I doubt the API is reliable. Also, according to caniuse.com, Firefox doesn't support it.
@blek I reported that ages ago while it was still in beta. That bug, and the inability to dock the inspector inside the main window are my main two gripes. I kinda soldier on though, let's see how long it takes before it pisses me off.
@anonymous234 Yeah, but that was actually a good idea because, most obviously, they sold another product out of it. But more importantly because Nintendo understood their audience. In the NES days, it took dedication to beat video games thanks to difficulty making up for short game length due to limited space. If you are dedicated enough to actually want to beat your games, then you're probably dedicated enough to subscribe to a magazine about games that gives you tips on beating them (or share a friend's).
Whereas... the Snapchat developers believe their users will be dedicated enough to figure out their interface because... what, peer pressure? I guess that works for some people. And they aren't really gaining anything from making their interface hard to figure out.
I have a Kindle hooked up with my local library - just filled my list again. But it's not nearly as long as I'd like - I keep finding interesting books, then discover they're part of a series. And the stupid library only has books 2+3, or 1+5, or some shit like that. (A lot of my reading is on the train)
From what I gather, the forum was deeply disgusted at it since way back when. From then on it became @aliceif's responsibility to soak up any wayward rainbows that appeared into herself on order to protect her fellow neticens from the horror.
Well, yeah, it is all a conspiracy. The problem is, the conspiracy is between the ears of each and every one of us.
"The greatest strength of The Conspiracy is that it doesn't exist.
The greatest weakness of The Conspiracy is that it does."
-- me, after reading Illuminatus! for the first time and repeated several times over the past 25 years. I still insist it makes sense, at least to me.
Hey, if you want to go and live in the middle of our deserts, go ahead — as long as you're not going to complain about not having any nearby communities (or nearby anything), roads, water, arable land, health services, etc. The trouble is, most people do complain about that stuff and expect the government to sort it out with magical pixie dust.
Here's an example of a recent plan to close a number of remote communities. The backlash was intense enough that the plan was ultimately abandoned, with a promise that we'll find more efficient ways of spreading around the magic pixie dust so that somehow it can work.
115 communities have an average of five residents.