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The Mouse Vanishes

Debug0x2a Tappin to the music... (292 comments)

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.

about 4 years ago
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When I die, I want my body to be ...

Debug0x2a Go Ballistic (793 comments)

Harvest and donate any usable organs, then put the rest of me in a trebuchet and aim for the nearest city.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox's Awesome Bar...

Debug0x2a Re:Lemme try... (447 comments)

sl? At this point s, down arrow, enter works for me.

more than 4 years ago
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Attack of the PowerPoint-Wielding Professors

Debug0x2a Re:Most professors guilty? (467 comments)

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...

more than 4 years ago
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At What Temperature (F) Do You Prefer Your Nerd Cave?

Debug0x2a Missing option (1233 comments)

I use Rankine you insensitive clod! Seriously... the aerospace industry is messed up in that regard... very very messed up.

more than 4 years ago
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Production of Boeing 787 Dreamliner Delayed Again

Debug0x2a Re:Would this be the place (334 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Patent To Safeguard 911 Cellphone Calls

Debug0x2a Re:Great. Just amazing. (226 comments)

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...

more than 5 years ago
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ASCAP Starts To Act Like the RIAA

Debug0x2a Re:Change the fucking law (272 comments)

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.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Asks Fed For Bailout

Debug0x2a what? (346 comments)

Can I be bailed out from using Windows? President Ubama?

more than 5 years ago
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Second Snag This Week Could Delay LHC for Weeks

Debug0x2a Re:sabotage (160 comments)

Might want to CLS first and maybe check that you are in the right screen mode.

more than 5 years ago

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