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Mount Everest Gets 3G Service

OfficialReverendStev So... (150 comments)

So can I now, finally, get something better than dialup and AT&T EDGE at my house? My house that's 30 minutes from a major metropolitan area? Please?

more than 3 years ago
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Florida Town Builds Data Center In Water Tank

OfficialReverendStev Re:Strange places? (104 comments)

Are you talking about Rackspace in San Antonio? If so, they actually purchased an abandoned shopping mall so... no paying for rent.

about 4 years ago
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Actually visible to me right now, IRL:

OfficialReverendStev None (274 comments)

Would be three, but for the cubicle walls.

more than 4 years ago
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New Most Precise Clock Based On Aluminum Ion

OfficialReverendStev Setting it? (193 comments)

Ok really curious here: If this new clock is twice as precise as the previous clock... how do they know they've set its time right?

more than 4 years ago
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My keyboard has X-many keys; X=

OfficialReverendStev Re:Explanations (430 comments)

Organs could easily account for >140. I've personally played one that had 119 stop controls, let alone the keys, pistons, other miscellaneous buttons, plus the pedals.

more than 4 years ago
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The Most Useless Key On My Keyboard Is...

OfficialReverendStev KVM (939 comments)

How is Scroll Lock ahead so far? Does nobody here have a KVM?

about 5 years ago
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Cats "Exploit" Humans By Purring

OfficialReverendStev Dark Angel (503 comments)

I dunno. We might also get Jessica Alba in heat every three months. This could work to our advantage...

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Ready To Ban ISP Caps In the US

OfficialReverendStev Re:sounds like an (439 comments)

Two phone lines. Oh, and a webcache server.

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Ready To Ban ISP Caps In the US

OfficialReverendStev Re:sounds like an (439 comments)

My wife and I just dumped cellular (AT&T with 5GB/month cap) for dialup (the only two options in our area). As I put it to her, I'd rather have a slow car that can take me anywhere than a race car that can only go in circles.

more than 5 years ago
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Who is your favorite fictional doctor?

OfficialReverendStev Lechter FTW (860 comments)

Definitely. Classy, intelligent, good sense of taste and a good cook.

more than 5 years ago
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Better Tools For Disabled Geeks?

OfficialReverendStev Why not volunteer? (228 comments)

You somewhat answer yourself in the question: "what is keeping you from volunteering...?"

The need to volunteer is. If I devoted my life to volunteering my family would starve and be forced to live on the streets.

To ask a more reasonable question, why companies aren't investing more into accessible interfaces, it comes down to numbers. As many have pointed out, you're talking about a small fraction of the userbase who can't use the typical keyboard and mouse setup. But even beyond that, you don't even define "disabled". There are countless types of disabilities, each requiring specialized adaptations. You can't simply build an interface "for the disabled" because you first need to know how a user is disabled. This means that, in many cases, you're talking about a customized device. That's rarely cheap, even if insurance is involved. If the customer isn't willing or able to pay for it, nobody's going to make it.

more than 5 years ago
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Researchers Sniff Keystrokes From Thin Air, Wires

OfficialReverendStev Re:CSI (217 comments)

Sure, sure. It's possible in a long, drawn-out and circular way. I just get annoyed when it's portrayed as:

"Quick, where is he located?"

"Pinging his router now. He's at 123 Maple St."

I know it's done for brevity, but come on.

more than 5 years ago
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Researchers Sniff Keystrokes From Thin Air, Wires

OfficialReverendStev Re:CSI (217 comments)

IP address != physical address. That's the problem. Also, you can find the ip address someone is using to access their myspace page? Really?

more than 5 years ago
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Researchers Sniff Keystrokes From Thin Air, Wires

OfficialReverendStev CSI (217 comments)

So how long until we see this misused on CSI as a technique to somehow find the killer? "And then we'll use his online handle to get his IP address and trace that to his house..." Ugh.

more than 5 years ago
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The Greatest Scientific Hoaxes?

OfficialReverendStev What about (496 comments)

...global warming? *ducks*

more than 5 years ago

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