Mike M

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  • Posted to Say hello to the redesigned YouTube mobile app, in reply to Riho Kroll , Jul 24, 2015

    It was updated on my iPhone 6 a couple of week ago. Personally, I like the older (and the current on most if not all iOS device). I'm not a fan of the too much red and the removal of the slide menu.

    But after I've installed the iOS 9 PB, the new YT app design magically disappeared to be replaced by the older one. I'm pretty sure Google is currently testing the design on iOS and if you're one of the lucky (or unlucky ones- depending on your preference), you'll see it on your iPhone as well (not sure about the iPads).

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  • Posted to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Emblems, in reply to Sarah Newman , Jul 24, 2015

    Not bad but I'm afraid not my cup of tea. It's a bit too busy for me. But I can definitely see the '68 Mexico City emblem being at the cusp leading to what was going to be the greatest era (IMHO) of design- the 1970s.

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  • Posted to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Emblems, Jul 24, 2015

    I think it needs a better font.

    Still the best emblems to me were the ones from the Munich '72, the '76 Montreal and the '80 Moscow Olympics. It went right off the cliff from then on.




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  • Posted to OSX El Capitan Public Beta runs well, Jul 10, 2015

    The UI feels dramatically smoother on my 1st gen 15" rMBP. I can scroll through the app finder using the icon view and it exhibited none of Yosemite's sluggishness. . The same goes for things like Mission Control, resizing window etc and best of all, it doesn't seem to matter whether the rMBP was running on the Intel HD4000 or the Nvidia GT650M.

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  • Posted to Joshua Topolsky Said to Be Leaving Bloomberg, in reply to Jonathan Shariat , Jul 10, 2015

    Quoting from the article:

    Mr. Topolsky, a founder of the tech and culture website The Verge, oversaw the recent redesign of Bloomberg’s business website.

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  • Posted to The floating turntable, now on Kickstarter, in reply to Jake Zien , Jun 28, 2015

    I actually remember seeing that in RL.

    But if you're really interested in a good turntable, invest in a Linn Sondek LP12. I've always wanted that turntable but could only afford a Rega 3/RB300 tonearm and an Audio Technica AT-OC9 cartridge a few years ago. Now all my music are on iTunes/macbook (streaming music is still region dependant) . My life is too nomadic to even contemplate anything physical.

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  • Posted to The floating turntable, now on Kickstarter, Jun 28, 2015

    It would probably make more sense had the tonearm been linear tracking instead of the regular pivot version. I don't know how many people are aware of the intricacies of setting up phono cartridges/needle so that it would read the grooves properly and to not damage them in the long run. Hopefully the guys behind this project got all this figured out and the reason they're resorting to pivot am is the cost required to build a proper linear tracking am.

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  • Posted to Show DN: VSCO for Yosemite [concept], Jun 11, 2015

    Looks great and I'm hoping VSCO listens and introduce the ability to use the filters I've bought on my phone on my desktop although that would probably hurt its business model of having separate filters plugins for Lr. But not being a Lr user (I'm not that serious of photog although I have Aperture installed on my Mac), I'm hoping at some point we'll be able to use the plugins in Photos app.

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  • Posted to The difference between Apple and Samsung industrial design, in reply to Geoff Rogers , Apr 29, 2015

    But at least there's an element of honesty in the how Apple handles the protruding lens. It's a simple metal ring. To Jony Ive, it's "a really very pragmatic optimisation."

    Compare the metal ring to how Samsung handles the same problem- btw, the lens also protrudes on the new Galaxy (as it does on the new HTC and LG). To Samsung, it's embellished into a feature. The question is will it still remain a feature to Samsung when Apple manages to reduce the size of the camera module and goes back to flushed lens.

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  • Posted to Pull to... actions (Chrome iOS), Apr 17, 2015

    Also note the different scrolling behaviour from Safari. Although I'm sure the scrolling change was implemented a few updates ago but prior to that, scrolling was similar in both Chrome and Safari.

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