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Re: Using the NVDA Dictionaries to Alter Pronunciations

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 


Ok then I need to address this to Code factory because I am using Eloquence.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] pronunciations

Do you have any speech dictionary entries?

For me, using eSpeak-NG, OneCore Voices or SAPI 5, I get "Zero Two Mark" for both, and for the second, at higher punctuation level I get Zero Two Line Mark".

On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 9:46 PM Robert Doc Wright godfearer <godfearer@...> wrote:
any time I have the folowing:
02 Mark
02_Mark
NVDA pronounces it MarchTwonk.
What can I do to get it to say 02 Mark? 
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Re: Do you use plain text email or HTML-formatted? #poll-notice

g melconian
 

I have version 1 when I get emails from groups.io . 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:55 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Do you use plain text email or HTML-formatted?

 

Thank you to those who responded to the poll.  Now for a follow-up that can't be done as a poll.  Would you please take a look at any Groups.io message, and it can be for any group not just NVDA, and see what the "links cluster" at the very end of your messages looks like.

The two variants I have documented are:

Version 1:
Groups.io Links: You receive all messages sent to this group.
View/Reply Online (#440): 
https://groups.io/g/blindandroidusers/message/440
Mute This Topic: 
https://groups.io/mt/78981424/24134
Mute #admin-notice:
https://groups.io/g/blindandroidusers/mutehashtag/admin-notice
Group Owner: 
blindandroidusers+owner@groups.io
Unsubscribe: 
https://groups.io/g/blindandroidusers/leave/defanged [britechguy@...]    

Version 2:
Groups.io Links:

You receive all messages sent to this group.

View/Reply Online (#444) | Reply To Group | Reply To Sender | Mute This Topic | New Topic
Your Subscription | Contact Group Owner | Unsubscribe [britechguy@...]

Both versions begin with the string:  Groups.io Links, and I'm talking about the first occurrence of that string working upward from the end of the current message.  Since there's an awful lot of bottom quoting that occurs, there can be scads of these contained in a message from quotation, but it's the last one just before the end that's important.


I am trying to figure out if there's a correlation between the use of Plain Text mail and Links Group Version 1 and HTML-Formatted email and Version 2.  I have not yet been able to determine why the "Reply to Sender" link is not present in some messages, and am wondering if it might be due to the email formatting option in use by a user or not.  Obviously, the specific link addresses shown will not be the same as the two examples I've extracted from messages sent to me.  It's the presence or absence of the Reply to Sender link that I'm focused on.

Please send your observations to me privately, either using the Reply to Sender link at the end of this message, if present, or using my email address, britechguy@..., if it is not.
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[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 


Re: NVDA 2020.4 Beta 1 now available

Christo de Klerk
 

And I wish you everything of the very best for your exams, but I know you will pass it with flying colours in your supersonic jet.

Kind regards

Christo


On 2020/12/17 09:42am, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

Supersonic jet is on its way – expect something from me within the next 30 minutes (i.e. I’m going to submit a pull request that will make your dream into a reality before I sleep tonight, although I don’t know if I might sleep given I drank too much coffee this morning in preparation for a final exam…).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Christo de Klerk
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:34 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2020.4 Beta 1 now available

 

Hi Quentin

 

Some months ago I raised the matter of the LibLouis Afrikaans grade 2 table not being included in NVDA. The response was that LibLouis developers should notify NVDA developers that the table is available for inclusion. I then raised it on the LibLouis list and as the developer of the table assured everybody that the table was fine for both forward and back translation and should be included in other products which it currently is, except for NVDA. Joseph took part in that discussion. The LibLouis developers seemed unaware that they officially had to let NVDA developers know about the table.

 

I honestly don't know what to do any more to get the table included. We need it here in our country and it has been included with every version of LibLouis since September last year. Please can you assist.

 

Kind regards

 

Christo

 

 

On 2020/12/17 12:13 am, Quentin Christensen wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

Lazily copying my tweet - so you get everything in one sentence: NVDA 2020.4Beta1 is now available for testing, including  new Chinese Input methods, an update to Liblouis, the elements list now works in focus mode, context sensitive help pressing F1 in NVDA dialogs & heaps more!

 

 

As usual, please do report any issues on GitHub.

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

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Merry Christmas and see you next year!

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know that today is my last day for the year.  I'll work through catching up on my email and the group on my return on the 11th of January.  In the meantime, if you've read today's In-process, you'll know I've directed people here for NVDA help in the first instance.  I know you'll look after them :)

If you do have anything they need from NV Access, do send it to info@....  Between us we'll try to keep an eye out for urgent emails, otherwise we'll get through everything in the new year.

Most of all, have a safe, happy and holy Christmas and new year.  Please wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands.  Most importantly, stay home.

Kind regards, and I look forward to catching up with everyone in 2021!

Quentin.

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Re: Do you use plain text email or HTML-formatted? #poll-notice

 

Thank you to those who responded to the poll.  Now for a follow-up that can't be done as a poll.  Would you please take a look at any Groups.io message, and it can be for any group not just NVDA, and see what the "links cluster" at the very end of your messages looks like.

The two variants I have documented are:

Version 1:
Groups.io Links: You receive all messages sent to this group.
View/Reply Online (#440): https://groups.io/g/blindandroidusers/message/440
Mute This Topic: https://groups.io/mt/78981424/24134
Mute #admin-notice:https://groups.io/g/blindandroidusers/mutehashtag/admin-notice
Group Owner: blindandroidusers+owner@groups.io
Unsubscribe: https://groups.io/g/blindandroidusers/leave/9551119/1131756394/xyzzy [britechguy@...]    

Version 2:
Groups.io Links:

You receive all messages sent to this group.

View/Reply Online (#444) | Reply To Group | Reply To Sender | Mute This Topic | New Topic
Your Subscription | Contact Group Owner | Unsubscribe [britechguy@...]

Both versions begin with the string:  Groups.io Links, and I'm talking about the first occurrence of that string working upward from the end of the current message.  Since there's an awful lot of bottom quoting that occurs, there can be scads of these contained in a message from quotation, but it's the last one just before the end that's important.


I am trying to figure out if there's a correlation between the use of Plain Text mail and Links Group Version 1 and HTML-Formatted email and Version 2.  I have not yet been able to determine why the "Reply to Sender" link is not present in some messages, and am wondering if it might be due to the email formatting option in use by a user or not.  Obviously, the specific link addresses shown will not be the same as the two examples I've extracted from messages sent to me.  It's the presence or absence of the Reply to Sender link that I'm focused on.

Please send your observations to me privately, either using the Reply to Sender link at the end of this message, if present, or using my email address, britechguy@..., if it is not.
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[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 


Re: Using the NVDA Dictionaries to Alter Pronunciations

 

I am making the presumption here that the reference is to the Biblical Gospel of Mark, and, if so, am wondering if the issue exhibits itself only for Chapter 2, or for other or all chapters when the format shown for the chapter two reference is used for any of the other chapters?

If it's a "cross chapter" issue, then the solution I gave would need to be tweaked again, so that any chapter number, with or without a leading zero, would be captured correctly and the replacement string would have the correct chapter supplied rather than relying on "oh two" alone.

If we're talking about all chapters for all four Gospels, I think this regular expression would work for the pattern:  \b0?([1-9]+)[ _](Matthew|Mark|Luke|John)\b
where the replacement would be:  \1 \2   
which could still be a problem depending on the synth and voice
or, potentially: \2 Chapter \1
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 


Dell issues - information request

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

I'd like to collate a bit more information just from those having issues with Dell PCs and NVDA at the moment please.  If that's you, could you please reply and let me know:

1) What model laptop you have?
1a) If you know what Driver / driver version you have that would be great too please.
2) Which version of Windows are you using?
3) Which version of NVDA you are using?

If anyone is using alpha versions, if you use the stable 2020.3 does it make a difference?

My feeling is this is a Dell / Realtek driver issue, but I'd like to double check and also collate that information for chasing it up with Dell and Realtek.

Kind regards

Quentin.


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Re: Using the NVDA Dictionaries to Alter Pronunciations

Jeff Samco
 

When I use Code Factory's Eloquence I get the same result as Robert. When I switch to a OneCore voice I get the correct pronunciation. I think Eloquence has some built-in substitutions That takes the Mar of Mark and reads it as the month of March and tries to render the entire string as a date. I have noticed the 3-letter string of Dec, when occuring as the first part of a word, can be spoken as December. I have checked my extensive pronunciation dictionary and find nothing that might be triggering this from that aspect.

Jeff


At 03:59 PM 12/17/2020, you wrote:
Do you have any speech dictionary entries?

For me, using eSpeak-NG, OneCore Voices or SAPI 5, I get "Zero Two Mark" for both, and for the second, at higher punctuation level I get Zero Two Line Mark".

On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 9:46 PM Robert Doc Wright godfearer <godfearer@...> wrote:
any time I have the folowing:
02 Mark
02_Mark
NVDA pronounces it MarchTwonk.
What can I do to get it to say 02 Mark?Â
*********
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Â

go to Doc's Stream
http://stream.wrighthere.net:8000/stream.mp3
Ask Miss A to play family times on tuneIn
You can also find family times on OoTunes.
Â
Get the stream guide:
http://www.wrighthere.net/FamilyTimes/playingnow.html
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Re: Outlook 365: Issue with announcement of selected text while composing mail

Luke Robinett <blindgroupsluke@...>
 

Hi Pranav,

Unfortunately no. This happens on both my work laptop and home desktop and it’s 100% reproducible in my case. I’ve been busy so I haven’t had a chance to fetch those additional details Quinton asked for. Might need to wait until the weekend. Not a showstopping issue by any means but certainly strange and annoying. Thanks for the response :)

On Dec 16, 2020, at 6:06 PM, Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@...> wrote:



Luke,

 

Does the problem go away if you restart nvda?

 

I have had this happen to me on my work laptop but it is not reproducable.

Pranav


Re: Using the NVDA Dictionaries to Alter Pronunciations

Quentin Christensen
 

Do you have any speech dictionary entries?

For me, using eSpeak-NG, OneCore Voices or SAPI 5, I get "Zero Two Mark" for both, and for the second, at higher punctuation level I get Zero Two Line Mark".

On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 9:46 PM Robert Doc Wright godfearer <godfearer@...> wrote:
any time I have the folowing:
02 Mark
02_Mark
NVDA pronounces it MarchTwonk.
What can I do to get it to say 02 Mark? 
*********
family Times weekly Movie times
 

go to Doc's Stream
http://stream.wrighthere.net:8000/stream.mp3
Ask Miss A to play family times on tuneIn
You can also find family times on OoTunes.
 
 

walking in VictoryI welcome all that are interested in joining our devotionals on Monday thru saturdays at 8am EST. join the devotion channel.
Also, there is a weekly bible study at 8pm EST in the Walking with Jesus channel.
 

Add the following information in your TeamTalk
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TCP/UDP ports: 10333
 
entry name: walking in Victory
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The last In-Process for the year is out

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

The last In-Process blog post for the year is up! Want to know what's coming in NVDA 2020.4? It's there! What's "Skim reading"? - it's in the blog! NV Access Christmas trading hours? All covered! There's even a spiffy NV Access Christmas tree! :) https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-18th-december-2020/

Please do keep wearing masks, social distancing, handwashing, and if there are Covid cases in your area, just stay home!  Have a happy, safe and holy Christmas and new year, and I look forward to engaging with everyone in 2021!

Kind regards

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Re: How is verbosity decided

 

Agreed.

However we have addons, and no we shouldn't need all and don't need all.

I have what I want.

But you are right, having an everything thing is not good either.



On 18/12/2020 9:47 am, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 02:30 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

On 17 Dec 2020, at 10:42, g melconian wrote:

All, I think the best approach , is giving   the user choice and letting the  user customize what they see fit for their use case an work flow situations.  

I agree to a point, however won't that introduce a bloated situation ? I agree, but if we had the choice for 100 percent of things, I personally would not like it as there is just too much to take notes on etc. and the documentation would become way too much for any one person to handle.

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But if you've ever looked at the settings for the JAWS screen reader, you will see that there are choices for many, many, many things.  There are also for NVDA, Windows 10, iOS, Android, etc.

No user likely ever even attempts to change well above 90% of what comes as default on any operating system or piece of software, but having the ability to do so if one so desires is built in to a huge number of complex systems.

No user is ever asked to make 100% of the choices, either, as that's the entire purpose of having defaults set.  I doubt anyone would ever have made it to day one of actual use with NVDA, JAWS, Windows, etc., if at the outset during setup you as the end user were require to make every single choice of configuration that the software allows.  It could take days, literally, for some software.

Defaults must be chosen.  Defaults are chosen.  Defaults will not be to every individual user's satisfaction.  Them's the facts, and it's never, ever going to be any different, because it can't be different.  And that's why I find this whole discussion exhausting, as I would think that each and every member of this group has been around computers and software long enough to understand why the first three sentences of this paragraph are axiomatic.
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[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 


Re: Using the NVDA Dictionaries to Alter Pronunciations

 

Robert,

           Please use the pattern string that is in the downloadable instructions:  \s?0?2[ _]Mark\s

           I changed it such that if what you want pronounced as, "oh two Mark," were to occur as the very first part of the any line, it would still match.  A single question mark character makes all the difference between not matching and matching at the start of a line.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 


Re: How is verbosity decided

 
Edited

On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 04:41 PM, g melconian wrote:
So that is not a true statement that 90% don’t change  settings or customizations . 
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Not what I said.  What I said was, "in the real world 90% of your existing users change certain somethings."

Note clearly, I said 90% change certain somethings.  What those somethings are vary, and they are seldom anything near to all the hundreds to thousands of settings some complex software has.

I'd actually say I was wrong if you consider what I said to mean only 90%.  Certainly not what was intended, as I'd say it's very, very close to 100% of users who tweak something about one or more pieces of software that they use. 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 


Re: How is verbosity decided

Gene
 

We have heard from perhaps four or five people in this discussion, stating preferences. That's not representative. So that doesn't mean anything about what people like or want. I have stated certain things that I think would be good to change such as the bloc quote setting and you may disagree but it is not unreasonable to keep a well thought out opinion. Disagreement is not necessarily rigidity.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How is verbosity decided

On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 11:42 AM, Gene wrote:
Just because I don't agree doesn't mean I am unreasonable.-
Indeed. And it has nothing to do with why I believe you are unreasonable. And my reasons for believing so have been clearly articulated. You are rigid, and have demonstrated this again and again. I can't count how many people, other than myself, have been trying to shake you out of this rigidity on this topic alone. You just will not listen, no matter how many times you say, "I'm willing to consider other viewpoints," you demonstrate that you will not do so in the vast majority of cases.

Most of your contributions to this topic blithely ignore anything that's in opposition to your own initial opinion that have come in as it's progressed. This is pattern, and not isolated to this topic.

You are a clearly very, very intelligent person. You are someone who also thinks deeply about a wide array of topics. But you are rigid once you have reached your own conclusion, even when floods of counterpoints are presented. That is what makes you unreasonable.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:] Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next. We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner


Re: How TO Use Windows 10 OCR

 

Actually that person was me, the issue is at https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/11911.

Kind regards/Vriendelijke groet,
Artin Dekker
groepen@...
Op 17-12-2020 om 18:02 schreef Joseph Lee:

Hi,

I know that one person reported this observation on GitHub, and I think someone proposed a message to be shown when this combination is active (attempting to do an OCR while screen curtain is on).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:00 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How TO Use Windows 10 OCR

 

On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 11:49 AM, Bhavya shah wrote:

Just wondering: is Windows 10 OCR not working when screen curtain is enabled a known and documented issue, and if so, is it something that can be possibly fixed?

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This was a great catch on Artin's part!  It is not documented in the User Guide, and really should be.

My guess, and that's all it is, is that this is not fixable if what the OCR does is, for all practical intents and purposes, scan the screen display buffer as though it were an image.  Using screen curtain functions keeps that buffer constantly "blanked," so there would be nothing to scan.  It's a Catch-22.  I'll be curious to see if my guess has any connection to reality, and there are a couple of regulars here who can likely confirm or refute off the top of their heads.
 
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[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 


Re: How is verbosity decided

g melconian
 

Bryan, thast strange. most users tend to change things as  they get mor familiar with a particular software or operating system or mobile platform. I have change at least 80% of my settings  and have customized my devices whether that  be my Windows pc, my chrome book, my android tv box, my android devices and etc.  So that is not a true statement that 90 % don’t change  settings or customizations . 


Re: How is verbosity decided

g melconian
 

Thanks bryan for the info.  

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How is verbosity decided

 

On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 01:21 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

because what Brian wanted to communicate (if I'm understanding his messages correctly) is that we (developers and users) should not mess with users minds. Habit is a strong force, and first impressions and experiences matter.

-
Precisely.  And even I will admit that what any given development team may have chosen as its defaults often drives me to drink.  But once I know what those are, and have been for long periods of time, I know on every fresh setup of a given piece of software (including operating systems) what my list of tweaks is, and can apply it reliably and without much thought after the initial thought that went into it.

I also just don't get why anyone cannot acknowledge the simple fact that one size fits all means, in reality, that one size fits none, and that tailoring is necessary.  It does not matter one bit what any given piece of software is configured like in its "out of the box" state.  Someone is going to hate all or part of whatever choices have been made.  Choosing defaults is a nontrivial exercise and, for those doing the choosing, a "Damned if you do, damned if you don't," situation in many cases.  And once you've picked 'em, you tend to keep 'em so you don't mess with people's heads, even if in the real world 90% of your existing users change certain somethings.  It's absolutely not a case of foolish consistency being the hobgoblin of little minds.  Precedent means something, and even bad but predictable precedent in your software allows you to keep your sanity over time.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 


Re: How is verbosity decided

 

On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 11:42 AM, Gene wrote:
Just because I don't agree doesn't mean I am unreasonable.
-
Indeed.  And it has nothing to do with why I believe you are unreasonable.  And my reasons for believing so have been clearly articulated.  You are rigid, and have demonstrated this again and again.  I can't count how many people, other than myself, have been trying to shake you out of this rigidity on this topic alone.  You just will not listen, no matter how many times you say, "I'm willing to consider other viewpoints," you demonstrate that you will not do so in the vast majority of cases.

Most of your contributions to this topic blithely ignore anything that's in opposition to your own initial opinion that have come in as it's progressed.  This is pattern, and not isolated to this topic.

You are a clearly very, very intelligent person.  You are someone who also thinks deeply about a wide array of topics.  But you are rigid once you have reached your own conclusion, even when floods of counterpoints are presented.  That is what makes you unreasonable.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 


Re: How is verbosity decided

 

On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 01:21 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
because what Brian wanted to communicate (if I'm understanding his messages correctly) is that we (developers and users) should not mess with users minds. Habit is a strong force, and first impressions and experiences matter.
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Precisely.  And even I will admit that what any given development team may have chosen as its defaults often drives me to drink.  But once I know what those are, and have been for long periods of time, I know on every fresh setup of a given piece of software (including operating systems) what my list of tweaks is, and can apply it reliably and without much thought after the initial thought that went into it.

I also just don't get why anyone cannot acknowledge the simple fact that one size fits all means, in reality, that one size fits none, and that tailoring is necessary.  It does not matter one bit what any given piece of software is configured like in its "out of the box" state.  Someone is going to hate all or part of whatever choices have been made.  Choosing defaults is a nontrivial exercise and, for those doing the choosing, a "Damned if you do, damned if you don't," situation in many cases.  And once you've picked 'em, you tend to keep 'em so you don't mess with people's heads, even if in the real world 90% of your existing users change certain somethings.  It's absolutely not a case of foolish consistency being the hobgoblin of little minds.  Precedent means something, and even bad but predictable precedent in your software allows you to keep your sanity over time.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 

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