A really long dialog box



  • I tried adding my Google calendar to outlook 2010 tonight and was presented with the following dialog box. The screenshot does not do the size of the box justice... based on the amount of dragging I had to do to get to the ok button I estimate I would've needed 6-7 screens to see the whole thing.




  • And double-clicking the title bar to maximise the window didn't work?



  • TRWTF is that Google gives you a HUGE URL for your calendar and Outlook simply tries to display this URL in it's entirely, not caring that you'll need 7 monitors to display it. It wouldn't have taken much to wrap the URL, or just show the first and last X characters.

    I've never liked Outlook and this is another reason why you should avoid it. We don't really use a lot of Microsoft products here either to be honest apart from Windows itself. Open Office, Thunderbird, Firefox, Google Calendar, Google Mail, etc. 

    Some managers have iPhone's for the simple reason "I can pickup my email from outside the workplace!". When someone mentions "I could do that 5 years ago on my SPV-500" they reply "Yes, but this does it better! (apart from when I have to give it to IT because it forgets the settings and refuses to send email.)". 

     



  • @Mole said:

    I've never liked Outlook and this is another reason why you should avoid it. We don't really use a lot of Microsoft products here either to be honest apart from Windows itself. Open Office, Thunderbird, Firefox, Google Calendar, Google Mail, etc.

    Interesting: that list is 100% products that I hate! (Except Outlook, which I like.) Firefox in particular is unmitigated bloatware IMHO: complete garbage.

    I especially wouldn't touch anything with the word 'Google' in it. I like to be able to REALLY delete something and not have it stored forever on Google serves anyway. Nor would I EVER knowingly give them any of my personal details to have a 'Google account.'



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    Firefox in particular is unmitigated bloatware IMHO: complete garbage.
     

    Yes, but it works better.



  • @TarquinWJ said:

    And double-clicking the title bar to maximise the window didn't work?

    nope, the window doesn't let you maximize it.



    And as far as Outlook goes, after I had to use Lotus Notes at a place I worked I decided that relatively Outlook is not such a bad product after all. (Relatively.)



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    Interesting: that list is 100% products that I hate! (Except Outlook, which I like.) Firefox in particular is unmitigated bloatware IMHO: complete garbage.
    So instead you use Internet Exploder 6, as thats much trimmer and secure? 



  • @bullrider718 said:

    @TarquinWJ said:
    And double-clicking the title bar to maximise the window didn't work?
    nope, the window doesn't let you maximize it.
    And this was of course TRWTF. Developers who don't make fluid layouts, or at least layouts that can cope with resizing (and allow you to do so), should be forced to eat Paula Bean's dog food. There's never a good reason to force people not to be able to manipulate the window in whatever way the window manager could allow. Anything else is a crippled source-of-frustration.



  • @Mole said:

    When someone mentions "I could do that 5 years ago on my SPV-500" they reply "Yes, but this does it better! (apart from when I have to give it to IT because it forgets the settings and refuses to send email.)". 

     

     

    You'll have a better chance of debating (and winning!) against RMS over the Linux - GNU/Linux naming controversy, than discuss with an Apple user on purely technical grounds. Their religion expressely forbids this.



  •  This video seems to describe them perfectly: http://www.break.com/index/iphone-4-vs-htc-evo.html



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    Interesting: that list is 100% products that I hate! (Except Outlook, which I like.) Firefox in particular is unmitigated bloatware IMHO: complete garbage.

    I especially wouldn't touch anything with the word 'Google' in it. I like to be able to REALLY delete something and not have it stored forever on Google serves anyway. Nor would I EVER knowingly give them any of my personal details to have a 'Google account.'

     

    You're so cool. I wish I could be as cool as you are.



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    I especially wouldn't touch anything with the word 'Google' in it. I like to be able to REALLY delete something and not have it stored forever on Google serves anyway. Nor would I EVER knowingly give them any of my personal details to have a 'Google account.'

    Ooh, you're a savvy customer. You're not going to let them fool you! You know they're after you and your precious information! God help us all if they found out how much you like LOLCats, or that you're planning a BBQ this Saturday! You'd be deported to their secret Siberian work camps and never heard from again!



  • @toth said:

    @Cad Delworth said:
    I especially wouldn't touch anything with the word 'Google' in it. I like to be able to REALLY delete something and not have it stored forever on Google serves anyway. Nor would I EVER knowingly give them any of my personal details to have a 'Google account.'

    Ooh, you're a savvy customer. You're not going to let them fool you! You know they're after you and your precious information! God help us all if they found out how much you like LOLCats, or that you're planning a BBQ this Saturday! You'd be deported to their secret [b]Cyberian[/b] work camps and never heard from again!

    FTFY.



  • @Joeyg said:

    @toth said:
    @Cad Delworth said:
    I especially wouldn't touch anything with the word 'Google' in it. I like to be able to REALLY delete something and not have it stored forever on Google serves anyway. Nor would I EVER knowingly give them any of my personal details to have a 'Google account.'

    Ooh, you're a savvy customer. You're not going to let them fool you! You know they're after you and your precious information! God help us all if they found out how much you like LOLCats, or that you're planning a BBQ this Saturday! You'd be deported to their secret Cyberman work camps and never heard from again!

    FTFY.
    DWTFY.



  • @Xyro said:

    @Joeyg said:

    @toth said:
    @Cad Delworth said:
    I especially wouldn't touch anything with the word 'Google' in it. I like to be able to REALLY delete something and not have it stored forever on Google serves anyway. Nor would I EVER knowingly give them any of my personal details to have a 'Google account.'

    Ooh, you're a savvy customer. You're not going to let them fool you! You know they're after you and your precious information! God help us all if they found out how much you like LOLCats, or that you're planning a BBQ this Saturday! You'd be EXTERMINATED!

    FTFY.
    DWTFY.

    DTFY



  • @toth said:

    @Xyro said:
    @Joeyg said:
    @toth said:
    @Cad Delworth said:
    EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! 
    EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!! EXTERMINATE!!!
    EXTERMINATE!!!!
    EXTERMINATE!!!!
    EX! TERM! IN! ATE!!!!
    ETFY



  • I'm always a little nonplussed about how thise superior Dalek race wheels itself around in clunky 70's pop-art tea pots.

    At least the cybermen are properly mobile



  • @dhromed said:

    I'm always a little nonplussed about how thise superior Dalek race wheels itself around in clunky 70's pop-art tea pots.

    Fuck you they hover. Hover damnit. It's real to me!

    I especially like the new "Series 1" episode where they explained that the half-spheres at the base of the Dalek armor were there specifically in case it needed to self-destruct. Apparently.



  • @dhromed said:

    Filed under: Is there an episode where the Cybermen duke it out with the Daleks? That would rule.

    Yeah, it's the Season 2 finale. The Daleks come through the Void and the Cybermen follow them through. Both races have their "I am superior" "You are not compatible" thing and then there's a lot of "EXTERMINATE!! EXTERMINATE!!" and "DELETE!! DELETE!!".




    And then Rose dies.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    I especially like the new "Series 1" episode where they explained that the half-spheres at the base of the Dalek armor were there specifically in case it needed to self-destruct. Apparently.

    They also serve the purpose of detecting etherial waves and everything. And I guess they can turn solar flares into lightning into genetic engineering. And stuff.

    @dhromed said:

    Is there an episode where the Cybermen duke it out with the Daleks? That would rule.
    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBSOhODoch0[/url]

    Edit: Since I posted a YouTube link, can I still share credit with toth? I was only a few seconds slow...


  • @Mole said:

    So instead you use Internet Exploder 6, as thats much trimmer and secure?

    Nope: Iron Browser, plus IE8 (which is principally used for Windows Update and hardly anything else). :)



  • @toth said:

    You know they're after you and your precious information! God help us all if they found out how much you like LOLCats, or that you're planning a BBQ this Saturday! You'd be deported to their secret Siberian work camps and never heard from again!

    Hmm, dunno how you got past my firewalls here to know all that ...
    ... but seriously, I'm just glad I don't own a WiFi network or router after the whole Google street view camera debacle, where they "accidentally" gathered information about every WiFi they drove past. ("Accidentally!" Yeah, right!) Obviously they were REALLY trying to geo-log all the WiFi stuff in (e.g.) Starbucks, McDonalds, etc. and found all these basically unprotected WiFi spots as well.



  • @dhromed said:

    @Cad Delworth said:

    Firefox in particular is unmitigated bloatware IMHO: complete garbage.
     

    Yes, but it works better.

    Not IME. I gave up on it after about a couple of hours because I was fed up having to either load yet another add-on to make a site work properly, or else it just didn't work properly in Firefox full stop. With Iron, I just download it and it works (but without any Google spyware). No fuss, no problems, no setup to speak of; and it's VERY small by comparison to FF. Seemed rather a no-brainer to yours truly to dump FF for good, and stick with Iron.



  • @dhromed said:

    I'm always a little nonplussed about how thise superior Dalek race wheels itself around in clunky 70's pop-art tea pots.

    At least the cybermen are properly mobile

    My money's on the Daleks if a big EMP passes nearby.



  • @Xyro said:

    Edit: Since I posted a YouTube link, can I still share credit with toth? I was only a few seconds slow...


    It depends. Are you, like me, not only old enough to be able to have seen the very first Dr. Who episode; but actually watched it on its first transmission on the BBC one Saturday night in 1963?

    I always DID like William Hartnell's Doctor ...



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    plus IE8 (which is principally used for Windows Update and hardly anything else). :)

    Windows Update has been moved out of IE for ages now.



  • @Xyro said:

    @dhromed said:
    Is there an episode where the Cybermen duke it out with the Daleks? That would rule.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBSOhODoch0
     

    Awesome.

     

    I should grab that series, really, I should.



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    @dhromed said:

    I'm always a little nonplussed about how thise superior Dalek race wheels itself around in clunky 70's pop-art tea pots.

    At least the cybermen are properly mobile

    My money's on the Daleks if a big EMP passes nearby.

    The Cybermen have that gold allergy thing. In the first episode they used it, they had to use gold-plated bullets to kill them. Later on in the series, they just waved gold-flecked jewelry in the Cyberman's general direction and they took a fall.



  •  Man, I thought the cybermen were badass.

    They empty their arms* on that one dalek to no effect, and the dalek takes two shots and them out.

    :(

     *) lol!



  • Hrm, first an army of C3POs and then at 0:24 R2D2 shows up. It's only slightly less bad than I remembered from ages ago but I still had to look up on wiki whether this is a spoof or serious.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @Cad Delworth said:
    @dhromed said:

    I'm always a little nonplussed about how thise superior Dalek race wheels itself around in clunky 70's pop-art tea pots.

    At least the cybermen are properly mobile

    My money's on the Daleks if a big EMP passes nearby.

    The Cybermen have that gold allergy thing. In the first episode they used it, they had to use gold-plated bullets to kill them. Later on in the series, they just waved gold-flecked jewelry in the Cyberman's general direction and they took a fall.

    Apparently there's also a code that disables the empathy chip--the chip that blocks the emotions from the brain--and issuing that code will cause all the Cybermen's heads to blow up. They conveniently forgot this fact the next 30 times Cybermen showed up.



  • @dhromed said:

    ...and the dalek takes two shots and them out.
     

    Way too early in the morning for syllepsis.



  • @toth said:

    Apparently there's also a code that disables the empathy chip--the chip that blocks the emotions from the brain--and issuing that code will cause all the Cybermen's heads to blow up. They conveniently forgot this fact the next 30 times Cybermen showed up.

    A plot hole!? In Doctor Who!??!

    Next thing you'll tell me almost every episode ends in a ridiculous Deus ex machina! Especially not the season finales! They'd never resolve those plots with, for example, every person on Earth simultaneously saying "Doctor" at the same moment somehow turning him into a superhero who magically fixes everything. Oh, and a little known fact: if you get thousands of telephones dialing the same number at the same time, it produces a signal powerful enough to pierce an alternate reality! You'd think it would just overload the switch.

    I kid, I kid. I actually like the show. Even the terribly-written episodes have some good dialog. And the rare good episodes are really good. And I love the *concept* of "everybody lives" episodes in an adventure series, although it's not as original as the Doctor Who writers seem to think. (Most of MacGuyver's episodes were "everybody lives", for example.) And even that horrible Deux ex machina episode with the Master had that awesome moment at the beginning where he gases the British government while dancing to bad pop music, and the clever bit where the four elements scattered throughout the planet which everybody thought was so important was actually completely useless.

    My favorite recent episodes are the two where they "split up" the Doctor and Donna: Midnight, with the Doctor, and Turn Left with Donna. Midnight is great since, for once, does the Doctor not only solve the problem and kill the monster, nobody in the show even figures out what the monster was or what it wanted at the end. I swear it started as a Twilight Zone script. Turn Left shows what would have happened if the Doctor wasn't around to avert all the ridiculous disasters that befall Earth every month in the Whoniverse. Plus is an early episode where Donna stops being a total bitch to everybody.



  • @TarquinWJ said:

    Developers who don't make fluid layouts, or at least layouts that can cope with resizing (and allow you to do so), should be forced to eat Paula Bean's dog food. There's never a good reason to force people not to be able to manipulate the window in whatever way the window manager could allow. Anything else is a crippled source-of-frustration.
    I will bear your children.


    In honestly do not understand how people can tollerate those dialogs. Especially bad are the AD User Permission ones, they actually have a scrollbar on a number of the tabs.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Dr. who porno
     

    Damn you.

    I'm all hard now.


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