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[2]: Give me functional
by sbergman27 on Wed 9th Sep 2009 20:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Give me functional"
sbergman27
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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[4]: Give me functional
by sbergman27 on Sat 12th Sep 2009 21:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Give me functional"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Claiming the world is in a bad shape today implies...

Glad you have numbers that make you happy. Though I notice that you completely ignored the current day atrocities I listed as examples. But since you have numbers that say things are a little better, and because we now have such beautiful 512x512 icons, I guess those don't count.

Suffice it to say that people have always been had an astounding capacity to ignore, almost completely, injustices and atrocities which would make them feel uncomfortable if they acknowledged them, choosing instead to cherry-pick the good things they see around them, and convince themselves that that is the true reality. Of course, that's easier to do when one does not happen to be a victim of the ugliness.

So like I say... I hope your numbers and your icons make you happy.

Edited 2009-09-12 21:46 UTC

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