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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
22
revised Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
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Apr
22
revised Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
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Apr
22
revised Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
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Apr
21
comment Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
@LưuVĩnhPhúc No, the term "recycle bin" does not denote that you can take the item back. Taking an item back from a recycle bin isn't called recycling, especially when the item is used for the same purpose or a closely-related purpose; recycling is the process which happens when the recycling people empty your recycle bin and take the stuff away. Items can be taken back from trash bins or from recycle bins alike, but taking them back from recycle bins is usually more sanitary, because recycle bins tend not to contain raw, organic garbage such as decomposing food remains.
Apr
21
comment Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
@Luke what wold they have chosen? The real world metaphors are not exactly numerous. Drain? Toilet? A Recycle Bin is a better metaphor than a Trash Can, because recovering accidentally discarded stuff from recycle bins is somewhat cleaner than recovering it from trash cans. Also, when the trash or recycle bin or whatever is "emptied", the bits are in fact perfectly recycled for making new files.
Apr
21
revised Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
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Apr
21
comment Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
@O.R.Mapper Recycling never refers to restoring deleted files (pulling them out of the recycle bin). Similarly, if you change you mind about some plastic bottle and pull it back out of your recycle bin, that is not recycling; it is called reuse. See the popular motto, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!". Permanent deletion in Windows is recycling. Just like if you take a plastic bottle to a recycling facility, you will never see it again; but if you put it into your own recycle box, you have an opportunity to change your mind.
Apr
21
comment Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
@O.R.Mapper Similarly, unwanted stuff that you take directly to a recycling facility is recycled much more immediately than something you put in a recycling box for later collection. Sorry, I don't see your point.
Apr
20
answered Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
Apr
18
awarded  Yearling
Apr
5
comment Are people sick of logins?
People also hate being forced to use a short password that must contain at least one capital letter, at least one digit, at least one lower-case letter, at least one non-alphanumeric glyph, with no option to use a long sentence as the password phrase.
Mar
9
comment Why does the Stack Overflow swag request form have six address lines?
The best UI would be one in which you get two address lines, and a [+] button to add more lines if you need to, up to a reasonable maximum of 9. :)
Mar
9
comment Why does the Stack Overflow swag request form have six address lines?
We have the same style postal codes in Canada. We often put city/town, province and postal code on a single line: Vancouver, BC, V5V 5V5. Not always with commas.
Feb
24
revised Why do users click randomly and rapidly when an application hangs?
"has", not "as"
Feb
18
comment Why is the mouse cursor slightly tilted and not straight?
When you're highlighting text, the cursor changes to an I-beam on any decent UI.
Feb
18
comment Why is the mouse cursor slightly tilted and not straight?
@Den We have not seen user interface operating systems themselves in abundance. Most of the world is based on several operating system hegemonies.
Feb
18
comment Why is the mouse cursor slightly tilted and not straight?
Drawing a sharp anything is difficult with antialiasing. If you want sharp, you game the aliasing. :)
Dec
19
revised Is it ok to style a label as a link to “trick” users into hover it?
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Dec
18
revised Why CTRL + C multiple times
Grammar, spelling.