No, Fluent Design won’t make Windows11 slower

Materiale Mica Windows 11

Windows 11 is undoubtedly the character of the moment at Microsoft: the final version is expected in October of this year, but 99% of the doubts about it seem to have already been resolved. One among all, the concern of some users that the new design introduced by the operating system could, in some way, have a negative impact on the performance of the PC. Thought that would arise from the fact that Microsoft is trying a totally different approach regarding Fluent Design on Windows 11, implementing it on all pages and apps. The renewal of this design leads to the introduction of “Mica”, a design element that, unlike the Aero themes of Windows 7 & co., Does not focus on the transparency of the elements but makes sure to color the background of the app you are using, creating a sort of “visual hierarchy”. In currently available trial versions, Mica is viewable in apps such as Windows Explorer, Settings, or Microsoft Teams. Photo credit: Newer Windows Windows 11 Mica material How does this relate to the discourse of impact on performance? Someone thought that using this design, the desktop background is “saved” for each frame, in order to blur. In reality this is not the case, since the blur is performed only once, precisely to avoid overloading the CPU too much with a substantially useless workload. On the other hand, we are not surprised by the fact that Microsoft aims to make its new operating system slimmer, especially after the statements in which the company stated that performance is one of the most important priorities, so we are constantly making sure that any new features are introduced. in this case we refer to the Mica material and the rounded corners of the windows, which replace the classic pointed corners) does not have negative effects on the operating system.

American folk star Nanci Griffith died

For lovers of American popular music he was a real star. Nanci Griffith, the Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter from Texas, famous for celebrating the South of the United States in her lyrics, died at 68. Her death was announced by her management without providing any explanation as to the cause of her death. “It was Nanci’s wish that no further formal statements or press releases would be released for a week after her disappearance,” Gold Mountain Entertainment said in a statement. Among her most famous pieces of hers “Love at the Five and Dime”, which became an American country classic and recorded by many other artists.

Griffith had collaborated with many prominent folk artists, helping to launch the careers of artists such as Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris. The singer was also known for her version of “From a Distance”, which would later become a famous Bette Midler tune. Her cover was included on her first major record, “Lone Star State of Mind”, in 1987.

Griffith has been nominated for a Grammy four times but she only won it once, in 1994, when she won the award for best contemporary folk album with Other Voices / Other Rooms.

The game of war (and peace)

illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

This design is very contextualized in this period, in which the USA is withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, after decades of wars and domination of the territory, and the Taliban are preparing to conquer the capital! Will there still be the danger of terrorism and attacks?

Some children play with war toys in a imaginary world; in the future, some of them will play with peace toys in their imaginary world.

War or peace. Both are learned behavior. What will you teach yours?

🎵 The Weeknd – Take My Breath

Take My Breath” is a song by Canadian singer the Weeknd. It was released on August 6, 2021, as the lead single from his upcoming fifth studio album. It was universally acclaimed for The Weeknd’s vocals, its production and nostalgic ’80s beats and synths. A portion of the song’s instrumental was first teased by the Weeknd on social media platforms on August 2, 2021.

LYRIC “Take My Breath”

I saw the fire in your eyes
I saw the fire when I look into your eyes
You tell me things you wanna try (Uh)
I know temptation is the devil in disguise
You risk it all to feel alive, oh yeah
You’re offering yourself to me like sacrifice
You said you do this all the time
Tell me you love me if I bring you to the light

It’s like a dream what she feels with me
She loves to be on the edge
Her fantasy is okay with me
Then suddenly, baby says

Take my breath away
And make it last forever, babe
Do it now or never, babe (Ah)
Take my breath away
Nobody does it better, babe
Bring me close to-

Want me to hold onto you tight
You pull me closer, feel the heat between your thighs (Uh, say)
You’re way too young to end your life (Huh)
Girl, I don’t wanna be the one who pays the price

Ooh, it’s like a dream what she feels with me
She loves to be on the edge
Her fantasy is okay with me
Then suddenly, baby says

Take my breath away
And make it last forever, babe
Do it now or never, babe (Ah)
Take my breath away
Nobody does it better, babe
Bring me close to heaven, babe (Uh)
Take my breath

Oh, oh-ooh
And they’ll see me
Oh-ooh, ooh (Yeah, say)
Oh-oh, oh-oh
Oh-oh, oh-oh
Oh-oh, oh-oh
Oh-oh

Take my breath away (Take my breath away)
And make it last forever, babe
Do it now or never, babe (Ah)
Take my breath away (Take my breath away)
Nobody does it better, babe
Bring me close to heaven, babe (Take my breath)
Take my breath (Take my breath a-, breath away)
(Nobody)
Take my breath (Take my breath a-, breath away)
Nobody does it better, babe
Bring me close to heaven, babe (Uh)
Take my breath

Kent Pond: Gifford Woods State Park — National Parks With T

Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T!  Kent Pond at Gifford Woods► We stopped at Kent Pond after visiting Thundering Falls. This small lake feeds into Kent Brook which in turn feeds Thundering Falls. Kent Pond is part of Gifford Woods State Park. The State Park is adjacent to Green Mountain…

Kent Pond: Gifford Woods State Park — National Parks With T

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Today we have prairie photos from reader Jim McCormac. His captions are indented, and you can access his photos by clicking on them. (Jim’s “massive photo website” is here, and his blog is here.) Here’s a pictorial tour of a particularly notable southern Ohio prairie. I also included image files as separate attachments, thinking they…

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True