The Mouse Vanishes
So how many fellow slashdotters tap their fingers on their mouse or table without clicking while using their computers? I'm not sure I can see this being viable for a desktop pc. Maybe for netbooks though.
When I die, I want my body to be ...
Harvest and donate any usable organs, then put the rest of me in a trebuchet and aim for the nearest city.
Firefox's Awesome Bar...
sl? At this point s, down arrow, enter works for me.
Attack of the PowerPoint-Wielding Professors
The best professor I had made a set of powerpoint charts that included blank space where some problems or diagrams would be. He projected the charts onto the whiteboard and would write on the whiteboard over the chart for problems and examples. This cut down on the setup time to pose the problem and still got to the handwork that really drilled the info in. Powerpoint is a tool... if you always use the hammer where a screwdriver is necessary you are doomed to f&#* something up...
At What Temperature (F) Do You Prefer Your Nerd Cave?
I use Rankine you insensitive clod! Seriously... the aerospace industry is messed up in that regard... very very messed up.
Production of Boeing 787 Dreamliner Delayed Again
My brother is an engineer at Boeing... he claims that this is the most screwed up engineering project in terms of cost in human history. I think he has a point.
I'm an engineer at Pratt & Whitney. I'll have to say that may be close, but Star Wars takes the cake.
Apple Patent To Safeguard 911 Cellphone Calls
I've done it myself, I have a Blackberry pearl 8150 (I think). It's not hard to do, if I press a button while the phone is locked it pops up a menu to either unlock, dial emergency, or cancel. So in order to make an emergency call, I have to hit a button on the phone (any button) twice, once to de-idle it and once to bring up the menu, then the little ball chunk needs to be scrolled down to highlight the second choice, then either the ball or call button gets pressed. I got a phone call from a number that had about 16 digits that came from the local P.D. asking if there was an emergency and telling me to reset my phone.
I don't know how the iPhone works, but you don't have to unlock my phone to make an emergency call, that's the one thing it will do if the phone is locked.
Basically same story from me, however I figured out (the hard way) that on many phones dialing 08 is an emergency call to 911. Why... beats me. Its very easy to accidently hit 2 adjacent numbers at the bottom of my phone in sequence and then hit the largest button on the phone (the dial button) afterwards and not notice until you get an irate call from a dispatcher...
ASCAP Starts To Act Like the RIAA
That implies you have the money to even make it through the duration of the suit. If you settle out of court all bets are off.
The More Popular the Browser, the Slower It Is
Because clearly I like spaghetti because my house is made of bricks.
Microsoft Asks Fed For Bailout
Can I be bailed out from using Windows? President Ubama?
Second Snag This Week Could Delay LHC for Weeks
Might want to CLS first and maybe check that you are in the right screen mode.