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Tiny usability test: In which direction would you turn the knob to make it warm?
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It's an air condition where you add towards cold, isn't it?. So let's turn the question into "How do you turn the knob in your fridge to get it colder?"
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I was painfully aware of the suffering of bulls in bull fights, but I was not aware that there are also horses involved, which suffer even more.
There is no limit to the cruelty of mankind.
Horses used for bullfighting cannot scream in pain or fear because their vocal cords are mutilated. This cruelty must end! (118042 signatures on petition)
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A colleague just recommended the site "User Onboarding" to me, which is all about analyzing the user onboarding of web and mobile apps.
This is not just useful for mobile app developers, even desktop apps and desktop shells can benefit from proper user onboarding.
The ultimate source for User Onboarding tips, tricks, & thoughts. A new teardown every week!
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Today KDE released version 2.0 of our framework for mobile and convergent UIs, Kirigami!
It's based on Qt Quick Controls 2 now, with all the niceties that this brings, plus further improvements across the board.
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Lori Wallach, a US trade law activist, talks about how the anti-TT(I)P movement in the US should not be linked to Trump because they have very different agendas.
Non-Germans can just skip the German introduction ( https://youtu.be/NBS2ySkkyHQ?t=25 ).
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If cities were planned purely based on cold hard facts, they'd look much different.
 
"A common political argument is that bike and transit riders should "pay their own way." A study in Vancouver however suggested that for every dollar we individually spend on walking, society pays just 1 cent. For biking, it's eight cents, and for bus-riding, $1.50. But for every personal dollar spent driving, society pays a whopping $9.20! Such math makes clear where the big subsidies are, without even starting to count the broader environmental, economic, spatial and quality-of-life consequences of our movement choices. The less people need to drive in our cities, the less we all pay, in more ways than one."
To be blunt, the math suggests that we’ve been doing a lot of things wrong.
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I fully agree with that article, except for one thing: I don't think the future will feature any form of capitalism. Capitalism will still live for some decades, but it just isn't the fitting economic system for the post-industrial age. Therefore, it will die eventually.
It won't be replaced by socialism, though (because that was even more a phenomenon of the industrial age than capitalism), but by something else: A more decentralized form of economy and governance, where individuals can contribute their skills without anybody telling them what to do.
Look at the Free Software or Maker movements to see a glimpse into the future.
 
Thank you Donald!
http://bit.ly/2iYrBz6
How Trump Will Finally Bring Down Conservative Republicans for a Generation — and Why California is Now the Future
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+Tonnerre Lombard Yes. I assume that's the "catastrophic political choices" the author fears.

So basically we will get to that future either way, the question is whether we can prevent having to go through World War III beforehand.
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Wow, this is so close to today, it's really scary. Just replace "Catholics" with "Muslims" (and "negroes" with "Afro-Americans" because people who think like Lincoln would not use the former term anymore) and it fits perfectly in 2017.
 
3h. ⛓Huck Finn⛓ @ohiospud. @Kasparov63 "I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives, I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him" Abe Lincoln. Jim Bonbright. 3h. Jim Bonbright @3rdandKing. @Kasparov63 It would appear Honest Abe was one of the dreaded "elites.".
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Today KDE released version 2.0 of our framework for mobile and convergent UIs, Kirigami!
It's based on Qt Quick Controls 2 now, with all the niceties that this brings, plus further improvements across the board.
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Plasma 5.9 will bring both new very useful productivity features as well as returning features people used to love in Plasma 4 times (most importantly global application menus!).
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The VDG comes up with ideas, Marco applies magic - BAM! - better experience.
 
tiny cosmetic improvements in upcoming Plasma 5.9: the Breeze scrollbar will look more compact, unobtrusive and modern
http://notmart.org/misc/scrollbar.gif
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Shit.
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I'm intolerantly tolerant: The only thing I don't tolerate is intolerance.
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    Psychology, 2003 - 2008
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