Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Sep 2009 17:43 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Last week, Culf of Mac published an article showing off some of Snow Leopard's beautiful 512x512 icons, revealing some interesting tidbits about them you could only see when the icons are fully maximised. In this article, I compare some of Snow Leopard's icons to those of Windows 7, and you'll see while both operating systems have beautiful icons, there are some key differences between the styles of these icons. Note that this article contains some large images, so if you're on dial-up, you've been warned.
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RE: Give me functional
by jrlah on Wed 9th Sep 2009 20:12 UTC in reply to "Give me functional"
jrlah
Member since:
2005-08-09

should give us a clue as to why the world is in such bad shape today.

The world is NOT in a bad shape today. Crime, wars, poverty hunger, disease - everything is at the lowest point since the beginning of history. Check the classics of world literature from any century, and there were always people to whom the past equivalents of beautiful icons were important. So please stop fussing.

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RE[2]: Give me functional
by sbergman27 on Wed 9th Sep 2009 20:24 in reply to "RE: Give me functional"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

The world is NOT in a bad shape today. Crime, wars, poverty hunger, disease - everything is at the lowest point since the beginning of history.

I'm not sure how you can state that with any degree of certainty. And in any event, it is a very relative statement.

Of course, the (human) world has been in terrible shape since the dawn of human history, and likely long before that. The fossil record shows that we'd started breaking the backs of each other's skulls open with clubs by the time of Homo Habilis.

I'm amazed that you could look at the hunger, the pervading poverty, the sickness, the war, the pervading injustice, the widespread prejudice, and the gross, unnecessary, avoidable level suffering in this world... and claim that just because you think you have some reason to believe that things are a little better today, that the world is not in bad shape.

It boggles the mind.

Are you sure you are not just cherry-picking the good you see?

Of course you are. We all do. We'd all go mad otherwise.

Edited 2009-09-09 20:29 UTC

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RE[3]: Give me functional
by jrlah on Sat 12th Sep 2009 20:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Give me functional"
jrlah Member since:
2005-08-09


I'm not sure how you can state that with any degree of certainty. And in any event, it is a very relative statement.


We have research, and we have the numbers. That is much more than what doomsayers have. For a quick intro, try e.g.
www.ted.com/talks/steven_pinker_on_the_myth_of_violence.html
and
http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_e...

Claiming the world is in a bad shape today implies it has ALWAYS been in a bad shape. The original statement, however implied that it has been getting worse lately. It has not. On the contrary, solid numbers say it is getting better. And that is an absolute statement.

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RE[2]: Give me functional
by DrillSgt on Sat 12th Sep 2009 22:04 in reply to "RE: Give me functional"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"should give us a clue as to why the world is in such bad shape today.

The world is NOT in a bad shape today. Crime, wars, poverty hunger, disease - everything is at the lowest point since the beginning of history. Check the classics of world literature from any century, and there were always people to whom the past equivalents of beautiful icons were important. So please stop fussing.
"

I would ask that you please walk outside and have a look around you. Unemployment is currently the highest as it has been in more than 25 years and continuing to rise. The numbers of homeless and sick are increasing at an alarming rate. No new jobs are being created, yet thousands of jobs are being lost every day. You may live in some type of fallacy world, but the numbers themselves prove otherwise.

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