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Microsoft To End MS Paint Program After 32 Years

RIP Paint. 1985 – 2017.

Ever used MS Paint? Of course, you have! Microsoft has been carrying the said software since it was introduced 32 years ago. Those who grew up in the 80s and 90s probably have fond memories drawing in the computer using this program.

Unfortunately, Paint’s days are officially numbered as Microsoft included it in the list of features they are planning to remove in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.

The company has said:

“This list is intended to help customers consider these removals and deprecations for their own planning. The list is subject to change and may not include every deprecated feature or functionality.”

Paint first hit the market in 1985 and it came pre-installed on all Windows devices.

Source: Softonic

Last year, Microsoft launched its more high-tech sibling called Paint 3D, which, as the name implies, boasts 3D graphic features.

As opposed to Paint’s simple graphics, Paint 3D allows users to “create 3D images from scratch or choose an object, such as a cylinder, a fish or a person,” according to Daily Mail. In fact, additional models “can also be downloaded from a 3D online community called Remix,” the news site added.

Moreover, images created using Paint 3D are compatible with 3D printers.

Source: The Guardian
Netizens have mixed reactions about the impending removal of MS Paint.

Source: The Guardian

In a BBC article, we learn that many netizens “expressed disappoint” about the news.

Chaotic, a Welsh YouTuber, said that Paint was “the greatest thing to have ever existed.”

Meanwhile, artist Jim’ll Paint It, who has about 700,000 followers, shared that he uses the program for creating commissioned artworks for clients. He wrote on Twitter, “Paint hasn’t been all that since they messed about with it anyway. I’m running XP on a virtual machine because it’s the best one,”

On the other hand, Mike Dailly, games developer and creator of Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto tweeted, “They should just release the source and make it public domain.”

That sounds like a great idea for those, like us, who do not want to see Paint say goodbye for good.

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What it’s Really Like to Have Female to Male Gender Reassignment Surgery

Detailing the process and risks of female to male gender reassignment surgery.

Genders are physically assigned at birth but some people believe they are born in the wrong body- thus the sex change. Gender reassignment surgery is a very tedious process. Before anything, a person must determine his/her gender identity. They then undergo social transition, hormonal transition and finally, reassignment surgery.

However, not many transsexuals undergo surgery. First, it is very expensive. Female to male gender reassignment surgery costs up to $100,000. It is more expensive and has lesser success rate than male to female due to the difficulty of creating a functioning male organ. But what happens to their menstrual cycle? How do they urinate? Well, these interesting layman questions will be answered as you read.

Do you ever wonder how female to male gender reassignment surgery works?

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Ancient Romans Made World’s Strongest Concrete To Hold Back Rising Oceans

Is this the ultimate solution to prevent floods and rising oceans?

The concrete built by the ancient Romans are very durable. In fact, it's getting stronger as time passes by. Now, scientists have found the secret to the concrete's robust nature.

About two thousand years ago, the ancient Romans have created the world's strongest concrete. In fact, it's so strong, it's still standing and can hold back the rising oceans.

Ancient Roman sea barriers are durable and strong.

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Operating Naked Could Help Surgeons Prevent The Spread Of Germs

Would you like naked doctors to perform your surgery?

In the world of surgery, the spread of germs or disease-causing microorganisms is the surgeon's nemesis. When doctors are operating on a person, they need to cut open the skin and other body linings to gain access to an organ they need to treat.

However, when there is a wound or opening on the skin, it's easier for a microorganism to access the internal organs and cause serious health consequences. Now, a new study shows that surgeons who operate on a patient naked could lessen the spread of these germs.

Naked doctors may help curb the spread of germs during surgery, a new study found.

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