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Dvorak Layout Claimed Not Superior To QWERTY

SynapseLapse Judge for yourself with this app. (663 comments)

I, personally, find Dvorak a lot more comfortable.
But try this app out: http://colemak.com/Compare

It's a java app that let's you enter text and compare how far your fingers are traveling each time and other fun stats.

more than 5 years ago
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Last Major Supplier Calls It Quits For VHS

SynapseLapse Re:VHS says, call me in 30 years. (308 comments)

You're right, why would anyone want to see a 90 year video old?
Or a movie that's 60 years old.

Sarcasm aside, I do think you have a somewhat valid point. Most videos probably aren't worth the effort it would take to save them. I think it's silly to build huge libraries of preserved home movies to cling to the past. I really don't care to save the wife's old VHS copy of Ace Ventura.
Still, I would like to preserve a couple of these older movies for "someday." At least so I have something to show my kids of the grandfather they never got to meet.

more than 5 years ago
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Last Major Supplier Calls It Quits For VHS

SynapseLapse VHS says, call me in 30 years. (308 comments)

When you try to play your DVD-RWs. No, seriously. I've got a Hauppauge PVR150 in my desktop (Salvaged from the sad remains of the first Mythbok that died...) and I've been using it rip my parents old home movies recorded to VHS. These tapes are 20 years old and play great. The question is, what the heck can I burn it to so it might survive 30 more years?

more than 5 years ago
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Nazi Grandmother

SynapseLapse Re:That's likely a manji (7 comments)

Sorry, the "Manji predates the *NAZI* Swastika by hundreds if not thousands of years..."

about 6 years ago
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Nazi Grandmother

SynapseLapse That's likely a manji (7 comments)

The Manji predates the Swastika by hundreds if not thousands of years.

But you'll see whatever you want to see /.

about 6 years ago
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Beating the College Bubble

SynapseLapse Re:Post Secondary Education! (616 comments)

Hmmm, after a bit more searching apparently that name isn't quite as universal as I thought. In Minnesota, it's a program where high school students can enroll in college course in lieu of attending high school. The state pays for tuition and books. There are usually a limited number of students that can take each year, so there's typically a required placement test.

Looks like the name is more correctly referred to as Post-Secondary Enrollment Options.

more than 6 years ago
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Beating the College Bubble

SynapseLapse Post Secondary Education! (616 comments)

It's called postsecondary education. Two years of college on the government's dime *AND* you get out of high school two years sooner.

I still spent 7 years paying off my student loans, but it could have been a lot longer.

Best education decision I ever made.

more than 6 years ago

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SynapseLapse SynapseLapse writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SynapseLapse writes "Popular dvd ripping/encoding site doom9 has a message thread running where user Muslix64 has released a program allowing users to rip their HD DVDs sans DRM. The program isnt a full crack along the lines of DeCSS, as it requires a legitimate KEY to perform the decryption. It is, nonetheless, a step forward to not being restricted by HDCP nonsense. AACS is the new DRM for HD-DVD that is supposedly far more difficult to crack. Any comments Jon?"

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