How to Disagree with Someone Else's Deeply Held Beliefs

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Mike: my best guess is that you meant to say "discriminate" Star Trek movies. Not "disseminate". Please, until we straighten this out, nobody disseminate anything. Not here, in public. Honestly, when you find out what it means, you're going to thank me.

March 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

Obviously what Jenkins means is either "Nobody who matters" or "Nobody with any sense." Either way, he is correct.

March 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRich

@ Miguel

I read the thesis, but they were talking too much about posteriors and I couldn't stop giggling.

March 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbonhomous

I do not like Windows 8.1 not the least because they went and gimped WET so you cannot directly transfer from windows 7 to 8.1 over the network. It also does not work well without the touchscreen.

March 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJaedoDrax

I managed to skip Vista and have heard bad things about Win 8. So far, I mostly like XP better than Win 7. The only thing about Win 7 I like better is the way you can search on things from the start window.

I agree that you want an operating system to be practically invisible.

What irritates me is having to find new ways to do the stuff I did with no problem before. I keep thinking Microsoft doesn't get that they're writing a tool that we use; we don't want to re-learn how to use it.

March 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristina L

I want to know what all the hate on nemesis is about. I've seen it twice and enjoyed it both times, generations was kind of dull, first contact was brilliant, I don't remember insurrection, the first 5 star trek movies were decent, and the first season of tng was utterly terrible. I'm now starting season 3 on Netflix and God, season 2 was so much better than the first. more over reaching plots and less wesley deus ex machina.

March 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjake

... I can't believe Jenkins didn't just take option 2 in the first panel.

March 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShikome Kido Mi

Would Vista's Aereo already be the Abrams Lens Flare of Windows?

March 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

What an excellent strip. Panel 2 in particular is so tight it can barely be contained by its frame - both literally and figuratively.

Of course, I might be biased - I'd been using WinPhone 7.5 for a while before (happily) purchasing Windows 8, but seriously: why would you not like its clean design and blazing speed?

And who knew so many progressive-thinking, future-tech-embracing people would cling so desperately to the decades-old, atavistic, cluttery start button?.. It's as if it was the design equivalent of a comfort food - the crappy stuff you ate as a child that you now irrationally crave as an adult.

All in all, I was amazed - pleasantly at the OS and somewhat jarringly at the reactions.

March 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSlaador

Robert,
Disseminate: transitive verb
1. To spread abroad as though sowing seed <disseminate ideas>
2. To disperse throughout

Examples of "disemminate":
The Internet allows us to disseminate information faster.
The findings were widely disseminated.

Get your mind out of the gutter, mister.

March 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

Well, can we agree that there's no need here to disseminate anything to do with Star Trek?

Anyway, Captain Kirk already went everywhere no man had gone before. And also where some man had gone before.

March 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

Regarding the disseminate discussion, I presume @Mike N thought Robert thought "To spread abroad as though sowing seed" = desemenate? How ever did you manage to extrapolate that Freudianism, dude?

March 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

I definitely agree with the whole "a good operating system is one you don't notice" thing. Kind of like a good butler, I suppose. "Your video game, sir."

Of course you can make Windows 8.1 mostly like that, you just have to tell it to boot into desktop mode, change default programs to their desktop equivalent so you can switch between them easier, install a third party start menu so you can bring up new programs without entirely removing what you have from the screen and without needing everything on the desktop, and remove all of the obnoxious "features," such as if your mouse drifts sideways while you're typing a menu comes up and cover what you're working on.

But after you do all that, it's actually not bad.

March 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJacob Suggs

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