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What Is the Best Way To Build a Virtual Team?

Stooshie Keeping in touch plenty! (175 comments)

Try to have a quick team meeting meeting every day on Skype/VOIP, if possible. People can start to stray "off message" if left to themselves too long (not through laziness, or anything). If they are in the same office, that can is normally regulated.

Lots of small targets as well as an overall project target.

Do try to have face to face meetings occasionally.

more than 3 years ago
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The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

Stooshie Re:GUI? Seriously? (720 comments)

No, it doesn't need it. But My car's embedded sytems are the same, but when I go to the garage they plug in a laptop and can check for problems. The garage mechanic is not going to use command line. Graphical interfaces are far superior to command line by a country mile. Just because you hate programming them doesn't mean we should stop. It also prevents a lot of user error.

more than 3 years ago
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The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

Stooshie Re:Command line? Seriously? (720 comments)

Because that's how computers used to be and almost nobody used them apart from us computing science geeks. Are you seriously suggesting your granny should use command line?

It's like suggesting that we should all still be double-de-clutching when we change gears. Sheesh!

more than 3 years ago
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The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

Stooshie Re:Command line? Seriously? (720 comments)

That may be true but most people who DO use computers have never used command line.

more than 3 years ago
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The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

Stooshie Re:GUI? Seriously? (720 comments)

It all relies on there being GUIs. If there weren't GUIs very few people would use computers. Even if you work on the most obscure command-line controlled databases, they are of no use if people can't access the info. The only way people will access the info is if it's easy to use. Command line manipulation requires a lot of knowledge, mental gymnastics and decent eyesight. It's a really bad way to interact with a machine.

more than 3 years ago
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The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

Stooshie Command line? Seriously? (720 comments)

Goddamn, you can tell this is a site for geeks. People who use command line are about 1% of people who use computers. The reason we all have jobs is because so many people use web sites and software these days. The only reason so many people DO use websites is because they DON'T have to use command line!

more than 3 years ago
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Britain's Oldest Working Television For Sale

Stooshie First TV ... (108 comments)

.. perhaps

more than 3 years ago
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Cylindrical Rolltop Laptops

Stooshie Re:Why roll-up? (159 comments)

If you WTFV you'll see that the central part holds the gubbins, like speakers and power and processors etc...

more than 3 years ago
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Cylindrical Rolltop Laptops

Stooshie Re:Why roll-up? (159 comments)

I fail to understand the entire fire concept! Why would I want to go to the bother of creating fire when I can digest raw meat and berries, scare of animals with a big nasty stick and keep warm by huddling together in a corner? Can someone explain, please?

more than 3 years ago
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Cylindrical Rolltop Laptops

Stooshie Re:It's not a newspaper (159 comments)

And the central part is also the speaker and has the power socket.

more than 3 years ago
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Flying Robot Bird Unveiled

Stooshie Re:Wow, just wow. The uncanny valley extends .... (152 comments)

" ... My expectation is that if there were any really good ways of gathering and storing energy, then lower life-forms would be able to exploit these without having to go through the trouble of evolving into higher lifeforms and then figuring it out ... " The lower life forms are some of the most successful lifeforms on earth. They have little problem with energy.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Online Science For 8th Grade Students?

Stooshie Re:Anything Online? (225 comments)

So, presumably, if teachers have it so good, you have given up your job and become one then!

more than 3 years ago
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MESSENGER Enters Orbit Around Mercury

Stooshie Re:Untrue (108 comments)

Depends what side of the sun the two are on.

more than 3 years ago
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Texas Bill Outlaws Discrimination Against Creationists In Academia

Stooshie Re:Ridiculous (1251 comments)

no, actually

" ... or other alternate theories of the origination and development of organisms ... "

so they can't discriminate against cheese-eating goblinists either.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft, Google Sue Troll Who Sued 397 Companies

Stooshie Hmm ... (176 comments)

... MS and google (who would use the patent system to protect their own ideas) are trying to crush another patent for someone else's technology they don't want to pay for. Greater good? really?

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 Web Demos: Web O' Wonder

Stooshie Re:Marquee (145 comments)

Marquee of blinking text

more than 3 years ago
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Is Attending a CS Conference Worth the Time?

Stooshie Funding? (244 comments)

If he is submitting a paper for submission and it is accepted, won't he have more chance of getting funding from somewhere?

more than 3 years ago
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Julian Assange To Be Extradited To Sweden

Stooshie Re:The fix is in (530 comments)

Have you ever stopped to wonder exactly why everyone outside your conspiracy theorist buddies in your mother's basement thinks you're a nutjob, and why nobody takes you seriously?

TFTFY!

more than 3 years ago
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Egyptian 'Net Killed By Intimidation, Not a Switch

Stooshie Maybe ... (126 comments)

... it was a motion-detector switch and when it detected any instability in the country it turned off access to the internet! :-)

more than 3 years ago

Submissions

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BBC website not available.

Stooshie Stooshie writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Stooshie writes "I don't know about you, but the BBC and Google are the 2 sites I use if I want to quickly test for an internet connection. The fact that the site is down is unusual. As of right now, there is no news of why."
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Danes can now text to receive postage stamp

Stooshie Stooshie writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Stooshie writes "The Danish are to implement a system that will allow users to send a text and receive a code that they can write on an envelope instead of a stamp.

Each code will be valid for 7 days and only on small packages/letters sent within Denmark."

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Car control systems shown to be vulnerable

Stooshie Stooshie writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Stooshie (993666) writes "It appears that researchers have managed to monitor packets sent by car control systems and insert fake packets and managed to do things like stop the engine, stop the brakes from working and make the displays give false readings. It is scary how much they can control but they did need physical access to the veichle.

"As cars, and everything else in life up to and including even pacemakers or fridges, become steadily more connected and externally accessible, research such as this should be taken increasingly seriously by manufacturers ... ... This represents an opportunity to head off a problem before it starts, in the not-too-distant future it may represent a real risk to life.", said Rik Fergson, a security analyst at Trend Micro"

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Facebook trying to stop user deletion?

Stooshie Stooshie writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Stooshie (993666) writes "Facebook has sent a cease and desist to seppukoo.com a site that offers a virtual suicide service to facebook users. Another has been sent to suicidemachine.org that offers a similar service.

"Curiously, Facebook lawyers appeal to the user right to privacy to annihilate our facebook unsubscribe service."

"The Seppukoo.com staff rejects every false pretence about phishing or malitious use of personal datas""

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Journals

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Toddler sued by Prince (ok, mother sued by publisher then)

Stooshie Stooshie writes  |  more than 6 years ago

If you thought suing a 12 year old was bad, how about suing a toddler.

The holder of the publishing rights (Universal Music Publishing) is suing the toddler (well her mother) for uploading a video to youtube of her toddler dancing a prince song.

... As a result, she has not posted a single video on YouTube since she received the takedown notice ...

Looks like, even if UMP loose the case, the intimidation strategy is working.

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