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Carbon-based lifeform.


Jul
23
comment “Do Not Disturb” tags in hotels, how can they be improved?
I've never seen signs with just a string: that would be likely to twist. I've always seen a hole in the card which slots over the handle.
Jul
17
comment Period, or no period, when a text message is displayed on screen
I'd change that last one to Could not save data.
May
28
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
On external, @cpast, it depends. Quite often there's a knob which doesn't turn on the outside, used only to pull the door closed.
May
27
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
Interesting you say they're more common on internal doors. Here in Ireland, I don't think I've ever seen them on internal doors.
May
13
comment Why are most public restroom faucets so short?
Holland is not a country at all, actually, Scandinavian or otherwise.
May
13
comment Encouraging the user to hit the NEED A RIDE button
I think you mean accompany in that last screenshot.
Apr
7
comment Where should “Doesn't Matter” choice be placed in the layout of survey choices
I hope you're having your survey proofread.
Mar
14
comment Benefit of “Twisty bottom” ballpoint pens over “Clicky tops”
I frequently operate my clicky pens by banging them off the desk, or my forearm, or some other surface. Not, often, my forehead, though. (I used to open hard-boiled eggs on my forehead as a kid. And then my mother switched to duck eggs, which have harder shells. That hurt.)
Mar
10
comment Which symbol to use for switching to the english version of a site?
That's the UK flag, not the English flag (which is a simple red cross on white).
Feb
13
comment On a US keyboard why is + shifted but - isn't?
Hyphens and dashes are different things.
Feb
6
comment How to make users leave out optional fields when they don't have anything interesting to fill in?
I have a postcode field which is not mandatory (Ireland doesn't have postcodes outside of Dublin). Still people put all sorts of weirdness into it, like 0000 or n/a, rather than just leaving it blank.
Feb
5
comment Why do credit card forms ask for Visa, MasterCard, etc.?
@RumiP. That's odd. We have a debit card in Ireland called Laser, and in our e-commerce sites, we simply offer people a choice between Visa, MasterCard, and Laser. We don't ask them to jump through two menus. (Also, we treat Visa Debit cards just as Visa cards: we see no reason to split them out separately.)
Feb
5
comment Why do address forms ask for the US state?
Ireland gets post codes next year, apparently, @MSalters.
Jan
16
comment Why do washing machines have windows?
@gerrit. I've never seen one without. But then, I don't think I've ever seen a toploading washing machine either. They're extremely rare in Ireland.
Nov
12
comment Is Repeating a Word in a Navigation Panel Bad?
That doesn't sound like natural English to me anyway. I would not say green colour dresses: I would say green dresses. (That's in natural language. For a menu, cutting down on redundancy and simply saying Green, as suggested, is probably better.)
Jul
5
comment How to stop car lights being left on
Canal boats use this system, with the batteries used to power internal electricity (lights and sockets in the living area) separate to the battery used for engine ignition.
Jun
26
comment False identification of gender on website registration
Official ID often shows inaccurate gender information, as anyone who knows anything about trans issues could tell you. Updating offical ID to correct mistakes can be well-nigh impossible in many areas.
May
21
comment Do American users also confuse the day and the month in dates like 01/02/2013
You could always pick something weirder.
May
14
comment Is a “Never tell your password to anyone” message in chat really necessary?
hunter2. Oh, and, @ryan, try educating yourself about the McDonald's hot coffee case: it's considerably more complicated than you might imagine.
May
1
comment Why do light switch buttons have up/down direction when it's really a toggle function?
@BenBrocka. Or, in the case of my parents' house, there's a light switch in the kitchen which controls a light in the back yard. The kitchen is in the front of the house.