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Engelbart's Keyboard Available For Touchscreens

Message Re:Shoot me (160 comments)

"Oh no — there's no "@" symbol! If you haven't realized it yet, the keyboard is focused only on the alphabet. Punctuation, navigation, and modifiers are nowhere to be found. But since we have two hands, those are exactly the kind of things that should be integrated in the left hand keyboard.

We haven't built out the left hand yet, but you can imagine that holding a chord on the left hand can modify the keys available on the right hand. For example, holding down the left thumb could be similar to shift (allowing capital letters), or holding down the left thumb and first finger could allow for number entry."

more than 2 years ago

OPERA Group Repeats Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results

Message Re:Experiment Methodology (442 comments)

CERN is in the suburbs of Geneva Switzerland and the experiment was at Gran Sasso in Italy... probably a 800+KM distance

more than 2 years ago

Scientists Invent World's First Anti-Laser

Message Re:I want... (241 comments)

We always prefered green lasers because the red lasers often washed out on Plasma/LCDs

more than 3 years ago

Jerry Brown Confiscates 48,000 Cell Phones

Message Status Symbol (738 comments)

If it is anything like some federal agencies, the blackberry is seen as a status symbol. Look, I'm important enough to be needed at anytime... most really aren't that important. I declined one when I switched offices but there are people (non-IT or managers) with blackberries. Waste of money.

more than 3 years ago

The Case For Lousy Passwords

Message Re:Passwords are stupid (343 comments)

It is sort of the same system employed by the military with their Common Access Card... authentication requires two things.. something you possess (the card) and something you know (your PIN). You need both. One without the other is useless. And the card will lock you out after three wrong attempts.

more than 3 years ago

G2 Detects When Rooted and Reinstalls Stock OS

Message Re:It's not open source (406 comments)

IMHO, the main reason the carriers try to stop hacking is tethering... a lot of the Android hacking community seems to be how to get tethering for free.

more than 3 years ago

Obama Wants Allies To Go After WikiLeaks

Message Re: How does (1088 comments)

I do not think it is correct that the US military lacks the will. It is what they train for. Most of it can be done without looking upon a single enemy combatant; it is just a matter of how much explosives to apply.

It is the public/American society that is not willing to accept the collateral damage.

more than 4 years ago

Pentagon Demands Return of Leaked Afghanistan Documents

Message Re:hmm... the internet doesn't work like MS exchan (523 comments)

Did you even bother to read the complete summary? No. Well, let me qoute the relevant part for you: "According to the BBC, Morrell also 'acknowledged the already-leaked documents' viral spread across the internet made it unlikely they could ever be quashed,' but hopes to prevent the dissemination of a further 15,000 documents WikiLeaks is reportedly in the process of redacting."

Idiot indeed but it isn't the Pentagon

more than 4 years ago

Apple Offers Free Cases To Solve iPhone 4 Antenna Problems

Message Re:'Bout time (917 comments)

I'd like to see an ATT powered EVO... the EVO is currently CDMA, ATT is GSM... just FYI

more than 4 years ago

Obama To Nearly Double the Available Broadband Wireless Spectrum

Message Re:280 megahertz? (194 comments)

The summary sucks... confused me at first... it is 500MHZ = 280 (120 from broadcasters) + 220 from the feds

more than 4 years ago

iOS 4 Releases Today

Message Re:Can't wait to see (702 comments)

MS has really stepped up their embrace and extend if they are putting windows drivers on Android phones now

more than 4 years ago

Supreme Court Says Gov't Employee Texts Not Private

Message Re:Thanks to politicians like this... (263 comments)

I work in an open office, it is easier for me to send a text than call someone since you never know who in the office could be eavesdropping. Before that I worked in an area that didnt allow my cellphone in the office, google voice offered online texting. Not all of my friends set around a computer all day monitoring their email. And most work place email is definitely monitored.

more than 4 years ago

North Korea Develops Anti-Aging "Super Drink"

Message It's the anti-soju! (296 comments)

So they've basically developed the anti-soju! sweet

more than 4 years ago

What Microsoft Must Do To Save Its Mobile Business

Message Re:Applications (250 comments)

My point was I can get an official USAA application for the iPhone, probably for Android shortly, but there has never been that type of business support for Windows Mobile. How many business have an iPhone app but not a Windows Mobile app?

more than 4 years ago

What Microsoft Must Do To Save Its Mobile Business

Message Applications (250 comments)

I think the problem is applications. Every bussines pushed out an iPhone app. Every business is pushing out an Android app. But where are the comparable Windows Mobile apps? If you want the platform to be successful, get bussines to push their services to it.

more than 4 years ago


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