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Are the Ads for Apple's iPad Sexist? (Lemondrop)

May 17th 2010 2:49PM OK how about the supposition in the ads that men can't be creative and all they can do is think about boring, stupid business?

There, see? Sexist both ways round!

Dell unveils Della website to help women choose which totally cute laptop they prefer (Engadget)

May 17th 2009 11:18PM I didn't see the benefit to a laptop until I got one and realized I could use it lying down. Until that point, I was going "but I can't upgrade a laptop like I can a desktop. Why would I want a computer that I can't tear apart and replace pieces to upgrade?"

Also, I can't find a login link on here. How'd you guys get avatars?

Dell unveils Della website to help women choose which totally cute laptop they prefer (Engadget)

May 17th 2009 11:08PM This site is insulting.

And if they want to be patronizing, AT LEAST offer a nice pastel colored LCD instead of all that black or silver. But no...apparently the only hardware a woman needs is her netbook. Yeah, well, this woman right here needs a nice LCD so she doesn't have to lean down to see the screen that's at keyboard height because nobody's gotten around to building a laptop with a retractable screen yet.

Video: Dell's Adamo teased by robots with lasers (Engadget)

Mar 10th 2009 3:00AM That hump behind the screen looks like it'll cause the same weakness as MacBooks have. Namely, if the screen gets whacked from the front (because, say, a bunch of freshman are fooling around and throw something and it hits the screen), it'll go back just a bit, then snap when the lower edge hits the hump behind it (or on a Macbook, the lower edge hits the body of the laptop, in front of it).

I don't know why they build machines in such a foolish way. Both of my laptops are capable of having the top edge of the screen rest on the table behind the laptop, so if my screen was smacked, it'd just open up more fully and lay flat, unharmed.

Akinator, the web genius - Time Waster (Download Squad)

Dec 1st 2008 11:27PM Blank here too. Firefox says "done." Firebug says it has a Javascript error.

Nero announces LiquidTV: PC-based version of TiVo (Download Squad)

Sep 29th 2008 1:46PM So it's MythTV for Windows?

Ubuntu alpha hits a snag (Download Squad)

Sep 28th 2008 2:59PM Ubuntu has pulled the driver for the beta, and if you read the Ubuntu kernel-team mailing list archives, you'll see that parts of the driver are being rewritten to prevent this.

HP shows off Vivienne Tam-designed Digital Clutch -- the 10-inch Mini-Note? (Engadget)

Sep 10th 2008 7:03PM Um, or it's for girl geeks.

Why's everyone calling it ugly? It's bright red to look like a clutch purse, simple enough. Going to a fancy dress part, I'd definitely rather have a netbook than a purse. So if I can look I've got a really cute purse, but then excuse myself (as If going to the ladies room), take it with me like it's got my lipstick or something, and then hop on IRC, read through mailing lists, or triage a few bug reports to escape the boredom of IRL social interaction...great!

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth: We can surpass Apple in two years (Download Squad)

Aug 18th 2008 2:44PM Hey, take a look at the timestamp on JWZ's post. 3 years old! Come on.

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth: We can surpass Apple in two years (Download Squad)

Aug 18th 2008 1:15PM I actually think the wallpaper in Hardy and the Human-Murrine theme make quite a beautiful combination. The only thing I'd like to see in addition is a gradient on the panel, perhaps clear transparency or a brown shade so that it just sort of blends into the background.

I will, however, agree with those that say we need some more usability work. While I do consider it all to be highly user-friendly, there are always inconsistencies to be worked out and always a better way any UI could be redesigned, regardless of whether we're talking about Microsoft, Apple, Intuit, or a FOSS offering.