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dagthegnome 23 points ago +23 / -0

All the more reason to use Corel.

BidenLikesMiners 1 point ago +1 / -0

All the more reason to use Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing's word editor

Knife-TotingRat 18 points ago +18 / -0

I hated Word for DOS, and went through the worthwhile pain of learning WordPerfect 5.1 instead. Still will use anything but Word (currently mess around with Open Office.)

weezkitty 13 points ago +13 / -0

I refused to use MS Office as soon as they went to subscription-based 365. Fuck software as a service

MargarineMongoose 8 points ago +8 / -0

Notepad.exe has been vastly more useful to me both professionally and in my personal endeavors.

Assassin47 3 points ago +3 / -0

May I suggest Zim for basic notetaking and personal documentation? Since trying it I rarely go back to Notepad. It autosaves, stores notes in a hierarchical hyperlinked structure like a wiki, and has basic formatting like Wordpad.

It fills the gap of a featureful notes organizer without being quite as complex as Notepad++. (which I use for coding)

There is even an option of chucking it online if you know what you're doing, so you can access your "wiki" from anywhere like Evernote. (but without a central server - you have to host it yourself)

MargarineMongoose 3 points ago +3 / -0

Nope, notepad does exactly what I need and doesn't have any extra moving pieces. The features you are pitching are only downsides for my use case.

BidenLikesMiners 1 point ago +1 / -0

seems like a good allotment of features... however, also seems kinda big for a notepad. how long does it take to open?

ArtemisFoul 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've been using it for years (on Linux) and it opens immediately, no noticeable delay, contents of the window are also immediately loaded.

cccpneveragain 13 points ago +14 / -1

Once I got used to LibreOffice it wasn't half bad for what I use, mainly the Excel and Word knockoffs. Since it open source though, I'm sure there's already some pink colored side-hair working on a woke police module for it.

Galean [S] 9 points ago +9 / -0

Can guarantee once Word puts it in then the alternatives will follow.

Daliborka 8 points ago +8 / -0

Lot of trannies in FOSS. Don't expect this to last.

Booker 5 points ago +5 / -0

I hate LibreOffice, but it's probably the best FOSS alternative at this point.

Sneak_King 4 points ago +4 / -0

Download the current installer and save it somewhere. You don't have to update.

Brennus 3 points ago +3 / -0

Which also means we can branch it and take it out

Assassin47 13 points ago +13 / -0

Knew this was coming when I saw a Grammarly button in Outlook the other day. (For anyone who missed the latest news, Grammarly is a another proudly subversive company.)

trump4045 11 points ago +11 / -0

They will win this fight too. Even that example the the article of "postman" is being changed in real life. Women now deliver packages for all major carriers in my area.

bamboozler1 22 points ago +22 / -0

Batsman. Gender neutral term. Cricket. Ubiquitous. Centuries of tradition. Gone, completely, overnight, since April 2021.

Because they didn’t want “batswoman”, despite literally a century of that word, in women’s cricket. Nup, not “good enough”. So they literally had the official rules of cricket changed, and now it is “batter”, which sounds utterly alien to the ears of any true adult cricket fan (the same word as baseball, I know, but they are not the same sport), and you get fined for using the original term!!


Sheer insanity.

DefinitelyNotIGN 2 points ago +2 / -0

Start using Robin.

If you're fined for the original term, the real deal, then clearly, it's just the sidekick.

IamM 10 points ago +10 / -0

If I remember right they also tried introducing a muslim feature, but had to remove it once they realized that it just changed every pronoun after a sexual act into "goat" or "younger sister".

TheImpossible1 8 points ago +9 / -1

Well, it's what offices want, unfortunately. When you make corporate software, you have to obey corporate (Read: HR) demands.

You can choose not to correct it.

Galean [S] 9 points ago +9 / -0

This is a feature that HR wants for everyone. It will soon be in all emails.

TheImpossible1 8 points ago +9 / -1

And I will continue ignoring it.

Women can have some words though. Some that suit their character.

Murderess for example. Bioweapon research chairwoman.

Maybe that's what we should do. Only use feminine terms for the worst kinds of people.

cccpneveragain 4 points ago +4 / -0

That's about like me when they started talking about putting pronouns in email signatures. I just quit signing emails. My company hasn't told us to put pronouns, although I have seen them. Particularly if from some sales or marketing types.

TheImpossible1 4 points ago +5 / -1

Marketing types

They're worse than HR. I'd make a post on it, but the last time I put effort into a post, nobody read it.

almond_activator 6 points ago +6 / -0

What, the subscription service one?

I thought it was a pretty accurate assessment of the streaming service business-and-marketing model. Fill your virtual shelves with cheap schlock, keep a few big-ticket items on prominent display (e.g. Netflix dropping a billion on Friends and Seinfeld), and when people have a habit of flicking through random titles looking for something watchable, they may watch the propaganda schlock or they may not, but as long as they don't drop their subscription, you're winning. The quality* content and sloth factor subsidize the wokist bullshit.

MetallicBioMeat 1 point ago +2 / -1

Quit your whining or provide data/arguments to refute me.

TheImpossible1 2 points ago +2 / -0


MetallicBioMeat 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'd make a post on it, but the last time I put effort into a post, nobody read it.

Several points, One I think you posted it during a slow time, several poster has noted that they don't really look for old post, so if it is gone from hot and first page of new, it does not exist.

Two, You are memed here for one ardent opinion which is considered very controversial compared to others opinion, this conflict of ideas create most of your engagement with others, (specially antonio)

Three, This is not even close to the post with least engagement, it probably has a poor effort to engagement ratio, but it is not one with the least engagement.


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MargarineMongoose 2 points ago +2 / -0

See, this is a much better approach than your reflexive sperging. Far more effective and has the chance of yielding positive results regardless of your aims by simply reintroducing the concept on a subconscious level that women can be evil or even just wrong.

BidenLikesMiners 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's time to emancipate email. Go back to letters.

Assassin47 7 points ago +7 / -0

Nah, this is totally on Microsoft. Users screech about all kinds of things. I'm sure the actual number of firms demanding PC Police in their documents is very small. (and even they must understand it's one of those "nice to have" feature requests)

With Microsoft's defacto monopoly on word processing, they could easily ignore such requests and focus on more important improvements and nobody would think twice about it.

BIgDaddyDangler2 3 points ago +3 / -0

this is totally on Microsoft

Speaking of which, Phil's still bitching about COD Lobby trash talk and how he wants to ban pRoBLeMaTiC bIgOts from playing xbox.

alucard13mmfmj 7 points ago +7 / -0

I use open office.

Galean [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Just give it time, all will follow in no time.

acp_k2win 6 points ago +6 / -0

Holy shit that page is cancer if you view it without adblock

MetallicBioMeat 14 points ago +14 / -0

Most of the internet is cancer without adblock

Galean [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

I did not know that, Brave has built in addblock.

acp_k2win 4 points ago +4 / -0

I'm on firefox mobile and I guess I forgot to re-install ublock after my last phone wipe

reidj 4 points ago +4 / -0

I thought about making something like this as a joke.

Cascade 3 points ago +3 / -0

Use LaTeX.

ailurus 6 points ago +6 / -0

Sorry, but no. No one should use LaTeX unless he hates himself. I'll take quills and parchment (or maybe even stone tablets) over LaTeX.

All kidding aside, though, LaTeX has its uses, but it's a lot faster for me these days to just use a drawing tablet and copy the results from that into a general word processor as an image rather than fighting LaTeX to get what I want.

NihilistCaregiver 6 points ago +6 / -0

This. Fuck the learning curve for LaTeX. I could become fluent in French and German in the same time.

Cascade 2 points ago +2 / -0

I believe that, nowadays, LaTeX can be used fairly easily, as plenty of documentation is available. Even code for strange, complicated customisations can be found in some discussion pages.

The output quality is too great for me to consider other alternatives, honestly. Fucking lol at stone tablets though! I may try them instead of LaTeX.

ailurus 2 points ago +2 / -0

Fair enough. I last used it around 2007 or so I think, so improvements over the past decade+ are probably likely.

acp_k2win 3 points ago +3 / -0

paged media CSS bro

separate your styling from your data and potentially re-use stylesheets across multiple output targets

TakenusernameA 3 points ago +3 / -0

This isnt new.

This has been in for a couple years.

rantanon9145 2 points ago +2 / -0

On that node: did you tried softmaker office?