Apple Word of the Day: PET





  • @Apple Word of the Day screensaver said:

    PET

    |pet|

    abbreviation.

    press the D key to see more.

    (Sorry for the small screenshot; I had to take it from the Screensaver Preview window.
    The disadvantage of not having a dedicated PrintScreen key, I suppose.)



  •  Obviously, it means Personal Electronic Transactor.



  • @fennec said:

     
    not having a dedicated PrintScreen key, I suppose.)
     

    wow.  The Mac is even more retarded than I imagined.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @fennec said:

     
    not having a dedicated PrintScreen key, I suppose.)
     

    wow.  The Mac is even more retarded than I imagined.

    Right, because it's not retarded at ALL to leave the word "print" on a key for decades after it stops being used for actual printing. And having a dedicated key on the keyboard to save screenshots but not volume controls or a CD eject button is a brilliant use of real estate. PC keyboards are simply wonderful.



  • @El Disposo said:

    Right, because it's not retarded at ALL to leave the word "print" on a key for decades after it stops being used for actual printing.

    Who cares if it has a somewhat antiquated nomenclature?

     

    @El Disposo said:

    And having a dedicated key on the keyboard to save screenshots but not volume controls or a CD eject button is a brilliant use of real estate. PC keyboards are simply wonderful.

    I haven't had a PC keyboard made in the last decade that didn't have these.  Are you a goddamn idiot?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @El Disposo said:

    Right, because it's not retarded at ALL to leave the word "print" on a key for decades after it stops being used for actual printing.

    Who cares if it has a somewhat antiquated nomenclature?

    Anyone who isn't already familiar with how it works, which is the overwhelming majority of the population? Oh, right, I forgot -- the only people who matter are geeks, and morbiuswilters is the measure of all things. I'm always amazed that, with your attitude, you aren't a Linux user.

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @El Disposo said:

    And having a dedicated key on the keyboard to save screenshots but not volume controls or a CD eject button is a brilliant use of real estate. PC keyboards are simply wonderful.

    I haven't had a PC keyboard made in the last decade that didn't have these.  Are you a goddamn idiot?

    The default low-cost PC keyboard still doesn't have them, though. And I'm not an idiot -- although with what they say about birds of a feather, and me on this board with you, well, people could be forgiven for assuming...



  • @El Disposo said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @El Disposo said:

    Right, because it's not retarded at ALL to leave the word "print" on a key for decades after it stops being used for actual printing.

    Who cares if it has a somewhat antiquated nomenclature?

    Anyone who isn't already familiar with how it works, which is the overwhelming majority of the population? Oh, right, I forgot -- the only people who matter are geeks, and morbiuswilters is the measure of all things. I'm always amazed that, with your attitude, you aren't a Linux user.

    Aw, man, that is such weak trolling.  I know you can do better.  And, I actually am a Linux user.

     

    @El Disposo said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @El Disposo said:

    And having a dedicated key on the keyboard to save screenshots but not volume controls or a CD eject button is a brilliant use of real estate. PC keyboards are simply wonderful.

    I haven't had a PC keyboard made in the last decade that didn't have these.  Are you a goddamn idiot?

    The default low-cost PC keyboard still doesn't have them, though. And I'm not an idiot -- although with what they say about birds of a feather, and me on this board with you, well, people could be forgiven for assuming...

    Well, if the $3 Taiwanese piece of crap you buy on eBay doesn't have it, then it doesn't exist!



  • @El Disposo said:

    And having a dedicated key on the keyboard to save screenshots but not volume controls or a CD eject button is a brilliant use of real estate.
     

    I've got a cheap-ass keyboard. I also have a volume control on my speakers, and a CD eject button on my CD-ROM drive, both right about where I need them.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Aw, man, that is such weak trolling.  I know you can do better.  And, I actually am a Linux user.

    Oh, yes? Well, that explains it then. You certainly have the stereotypical personality. Tell me, do you have a render farm of old 286s you got out of dumpsters?
    @morbiuswilters said:

    @El Disposo said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @El Disposo said:

    And having a dedicated key on the keyboard to save screenshots but not volume controls or a CD eject button is a brilliant use of real estate. PC keyboards are simply wonderful.

    I haven't had a PC keyboard made in the last decade that didn't have these.  Are you a goddamn idiot?

    The default low-cost PC keyboard still doesn't have them, though. And I'm not an idiot -- although with what they say about birds of a feather, and me on this board with you, well, people could be forgiven for assuming...

    Well, if the $3 Taiwanese piece of crap you buy on eBay doesn't have it, then it doesn't exist!

    Aaaaand once again, the point goes right over morbiuswilters' head. I hope you won't lose your hat, morbs old boy -- what with all the traffic through there, the wind must be something fierce.

    Let me put it in shorter words. That may help you, although I kind of doubt it. the point is what keys are chosen as always present, not what's sometimes there as an option. The PC world chooses to always have "print screen", about which most people don't know and which all but a few can ignore for months on end, over volume controls and CD eject, which most people would use on a daily (or at least weekly) basis. So a PC user who complains about a lack of that key is a hypocrite (sorry, three syllables -- you'll have to look the word up if you don't know it) and fairly stupid. Not that you have ever let that stop you, of course.



  • @El Disposo said:

    Oh, yes? Well, that explains it then. You certainly have the stereotypical personality. Tell me, do you have a render farm of old 286s you got out of dumpsters?

    Everybody knows Linux requires a minimum of a 386, asshole.  Oh, wait, everyone who isn't a stupid fucking M$ (convicted monopolist) Windoze user or a Macfag (convicted Steve-Jobs-blower) retard.

     

    @El Disposo said:

    Let me put it in shorter words. That may help you, although I kind of doubt it. the point is what keys are chosen as always present, not what's sometimes there as an option. The PC world chooses to always have "print screen", about which most people don't know and which all but a few can ignore for months on end, over volume controls and CD eject, which most people would use on a daily (or at least weekly) basis. So a PC user who complains about a lack of that key is a hypocrite (sorry, three syllables -- you'll have to look the word up if you don't know it) and fairly stupid. Not that you have ever let that stop you, of course.

    You're talking about the most minimal keyboard that you can buy.  That has nothing to do with "PCs"; you can even use a shitty keyboard on a Mac, so I suppose that means Macs have all the same flaws (in addition to be smooth aluminum which I guess is easier to use as an impromtu dildo).  Shit, while we're at it, why don't you explain how having a single mouse button is superior to 2 or more buttons?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @El Disposo said:

    Oh, yes? Well, that explains it then. You certainly have the stereotypical personality. Tell me, do you have a render farm of old 286s you got out of dumpsters?

    Everybody knows Linux requires a minimum of a 386, asshole.  Oh, wait, everyone who isn't a stupid fucking M$ (convicted monopolist) Windoze user or a Macfag (convicted Steve-Jobs-blower) retard.

    Did I say you were running Linux on your render farm? Gee, no I didn't. Batting a thousand, there, morbs. Although there is Linux-8086, which works (as far as any version of Linux-8086 can be said to work) on a 286, so there's a sense in which you're just wrong again. But from your response, I'm guessing that you do have a render farm of PCs which you got by dumpster diving. They're 386s because you want your render farm to be running Linux. Snazzy. So the next question in profiling morbiuswilters, who will be declared Linux user of the year in the year of Linux on the desktop (which is coming any moment now, really!): are you also living in your parents' basement?
    @morbiuswilters said:

     

    @El Disposo said:

    Let me put it in shorter words. That may help you, although I kind of doubt it. the point is what keys are chosen as always present, not what's sometimes there as an option. The PC world chooses to always have "print screen", about which most people don't know and which all but a few can ignore for months on end, over volume controls and CD eject, which most people would use on a daily (or at least weekly) basis. So a PC user who complains about a lack of that key is a hypocrite (sorry, three syllables -- you'll have to look the word up if you don't know it) and fairly stupid. Not that you have ever let that stop you, of course.

    You're talking about the most minimal keyboard that you can buy.  That has nothing to do with "PCs"; you can even use a shitty keyboard on a Mac, so I suppose that means Macs have all the same flaws (in addition to be smooth aluminum which I guess is easier to use as an impromtu dildo).  Shit, while we're at it, why don't you explain how having a single mouse button is superior to 2 or more buttons?

    Leaving aside the stupidity for a moment: it isn't. I remember reading that Apple did a bunch of testing back in 1981 or so and found that having 1, 2, or 3 buttons on a mouse is totally irrelevant to a user's long-term ability to work, and none of the configurations is inherently easier to learn than the others. (It's a bit like the Dvorak keyboard layout in that respect -- despite all the hype, there's no significant advantage in speed in either Dvorak or Qwerty.) The choice was made because they found during the testing period that GUI developers tended to hide features in contextual menus (and equivalent multi-button-only options) with no other access. Which isn't bad by itself, but they also found that users are much more likely to be able to use a GUI without reference to documentation if there are multiple ways to access every feature. I suspect that the part about developers using contextual menus is no longer true -- in the early 1980s, lots of developers had never used a GUI before, there were few tools to help develop a good GUI, and there were relatively few examples to follow. And, for that matter, Apple no longer sells one-button mice.



  • Even by my very low standard for Linux-vs.-Windows-vs.Mac flamewars, this one is pretty retarded.

    Thread locked.

    BTW, the year of the Linux desktop was 2002.


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to What the Daily WTF? was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.