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Georgia Tech iPhone App Could Help Blind Users Text

Crizp Re:Assistive devices (60 comments)

I think the difference is that the software in the article requires nothing more than a standard smartphone: no specialized hardware.

Yes, I realised my stupidity after posting. That's why one should not post before coffee. I feel my post's mod points are unfair, I want to give them back :/

more than 2 years ago
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Georgia Tech iPhone App Could Help Blind Users Text

Crizp Assistive devices (60 comments)

I thought the iPhone supported most assistive devices, like braille keyboards, and "reading sticks" (those that can pop up a line of braille using small nubs, dunno what they're called in English) already?

more than 2 years ago
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Can We Really Tell Lossless From MP3?

Crizp Re:Any good audio engineer will tell you- (849 comments)

True. While only an anecdote, I have Pink Floyd's "The Wall" in 128 Kbps MP3, taken from a spotless first-issue LP and encoded by good ol' l3enc.exe; it sounds better than many newer albums encoded in a higher bitrate or FLAC. And while I could rip the CD reissue in FLAC I won't - there's a certain quality to that old rip. I think it's something with l3enc.

However, I won't say my 320 Kbps encode of the "Let it Bleed" CD sounds better than the FLAC rip of the SACD remaster I bought -- or any album recorded, mastered and released in pure digital 24/96 or higher.

Not that I care about noise either, as evidenced by the fact that I love listening to some early Phish shows recorded on bad quality MCs. The music, performance and basic mix is good so I ignore the hiss and flutter.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone 3.0 Update Delivers Prodigious Patch Batch

Crizp Re:Well that's just fantastic (150 comments)

Well, you see, there's this update available...

more than 5 years ago
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64-Bit Slackware Is Alive

Crizp Package System? (164 comments)

Package system? Which package system? .tar.bz2?

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Extends Xbox 360 Warranty To E74 Errors

Crizp Re:Sale of Goods act (142 comments)

Nope, but legislation like this is usually also introduced through EFTA as well, which Norway is a part of.

Like the recent maximum prices for cell phone roaming in EU countries -- we'll have to comply with that as well.

Opponents of the EU say our EU membership-by-proxy is a good thing; we get the advantages without paying for it.

Proponents say we get all the bad legislation as well but don't have a say since we're not true members.

Can't win 'em all, right?

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Extends Xbox 360 Warranty To E74 Errors

Crizp Re:Sale of Goods act (142 comments)

We have something like that in Norway. An item is generally under one year warranty from the manufacturer (some items like washing machines come with a three-year warranty) but in cases where the product is "supposed to last longer" than the warranty you can demand to have it fixed for free -- mention the consumer ombudsman when talking to the company. Like a TV - if it fritzes after a year and two months, you CAN get it fixed for nothing still.

more than 5 years ago
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Strange Glitches In Games

Crizp Re:Stunts (282 comments)

It's not unlike Stunts (I love that game) but in the free version you have only one car. The upside is that it has excellent online play with user-created tracks that range from fast, through laugh out loud tracks to just plain insane challenges.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Do We Name Servers the Way We Do?

Crizp Re:Slashdot (1397 comments)

You're so right. We started out with mountains -- Kilimanjaro, Everest, Elbrus etc -- and STANDARDIZED on XSENDB001, FDNOTS002 etc. Blah.

more than 5 years ago
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Trojan Found At Torrent Sites Insists "Downloading Is Wrong"

Crizp Re:For the Japanese-impaired (345 comments)

I meant anata-wa (anata-ga?) but nvm as I said I'm stupid :v

more than 5 years ago
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Trojan Found At Torrent Sites Insists "Downloading Is Wrong"

Crizp Re:Nice (345 comments)

naninaniyo
anatanobakayo
urusaiyo

Sorry. I have no idea what I'm doing.

more than 5 years ago
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Trojan Found At Torrent Sites Insists "Downloading Is Wrong"

Crizp Re:Nice (345 comments)

A haiku should have
ref'rence to winter snow or
some other season

more than 5 years ago
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RIAA Case May Be Televised On Internet

Crizp Re:Fear of Slashdot grammar shone upon me (221 comments)

"Yet they do; fear of sunlight shone upon them"

In this case the semicolon would imply a "because" but it's still somewhat stilted phrasing...

more than 5 years ago
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Interesting Uses For a USB LED Screen?

Crizp Re:Bring some liteculture to your cubicle (403 comments)

How strange that I figured it was Ulysses before even clicking the link :v

OP, to bamboozle your colleagues let it display the first chapter of Finnegan's Wake or something. Cue "why is that thing saying random strings of words?"

more than 5 years ago
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When Teachers Are Obstacles To Linux In Education

Crizp Re:You need to explain (1589 comments)

At least it's one fewer time you have to clarify :v

more than 5 years ago
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When Teachers Are Obstacles To Linux In Education

Crizp Re:You need to explain (1589 comments)

I would say many Europeans travel outside of Europe. It's quite common to leave for Thailand, Cuba, whatever. At least among young adults. I don't know where you're from but it's certainly the case in Norway -- I don't know of many who has NOT been to one of these places.

more than 5 years ago
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When Teachers Are Obstacles To Linux In Education

Crizp Re:You need to explain (1589 comments)

I know. And I really hope you can turn your culture around again so it's cool to know stuff. And admit that people know more than oneself. I'm so sick and tired of the current "real America" mentality and glad I don't live there.

more than 5 years ago
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When Teachers Are Obstacles To Linux In Education

Crizp Re:You need to explain (1589 comments)

So is Norwegian: "Fri" is free as in speech, while "gratis" is for "no monetary cost"

more than 5 years ago
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When Teachers Are Obstacles To Linux In Education

Crizp Re:You need to explain (1589 comments)

Why not expand your vocabularies a bit and use "gratis" when speaking about free as in beer to avoid misconceptions? It's a valid word.

Then again, when a teacher cannot use "either/neither" correctly... (re: the teacher's letter)

more than 5 years ago

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