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Firefox To Replace Menus With Office Ribbon

Under_score+1 Stress (1124 comments)

Anything and everything that can be done to reduce user stress and increase user experience should be done. Old School menu bars and the xerox way of thinking is outdated and underachieved. New ways to navigate controls without disrupting your work flow should be implemented. Than advanced functionality should be build on that.

about 5 years ago
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Using a Treadmill and Wiimotes To Run and Fly in Aion

Under_score+1 Re:Submersion (86 comments)

You could always install MMO's at the gym. I think i'll play WOW to get my daily exercise in. That would be true irony.

about 5 years ago
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Using a Treadmill and Wiimotes To Run and Fly in Aion

Under_score+1 Submersion (86 comments)

What if you could gain status in the game through how much actual work you had put in. Or by how complex or consistant your wii weapon move pattern moves were? Ultimatley we're all striving to be the ultimate gamer, and to acknowledge the gamer who's proven to have put in the most effort. What if our virtual adversaries could actually teach us (inadvertantly) to chanel healing energies through our desires to participate in legendary battles. It's a start at least- getting some movement on.

about 5 years ago
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Cursive Writing Is a Fading Skill — Does It Matter?

Under_score+1 "Secretary" (857 comments)

Cursive has some orgins in cryptography. Early "Secretarys" (we're talking Elizabethan early) main job was to write in "Secretary Script" which was an altered form of readable letters, obfucating of the originatory's thoughts from peering eyes.

about 5 years ago
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Paraplegic Rats Enabled To "Walk" Again

Under_score+1 Attratiive (99 comments)

Whenever my legs are only controlled by my spine I find myself standing next to the nearest hot girl.

about 5 years ago
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Emergency Government Control of the Internet?

Under_score+1 no! (853 comments)

You can't disconnect this dissenter. I'll just connect to a different internet.

more than 5 years ago
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Using a House's Concrete Foundation To Cool a PC

Under_score+1 modem (465 comments)

you should put in a second tube for a rack of some sort to keep your switches and modems coolish

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Poland Photoshops Black Guy To White One

Under_score+1 crime (964 comments)

photoshopping people white won't solve white collar crime like you think it will

more than 5 years ago
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British Video Recordings Act 1984 Invalid

Under_score+1 Re:OMG, freedom. (340 comments)

Try our damnedest to pirate the shit anyway!

more than 5 years ago
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Wikipedia To Require Editing Approval

Under_score+1 Re:Well... (453 comments)

Your wikipedia editorship should be forced to be anonymous, with all attempts at self identifications stripped

more than 5 years ago
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Goldman Sachs Code Theft Not Quite So Cut and Dried

Under_score+1 Re:Weird phrase (306 comments)

To remain silent is to exercise your right to not self incriminate: when asked a question to which the answer incriminates you (ie. the truth- yes- i stole the donkey kong) He waved his right, and said something incriminating, sounds innocent.

more than 5 years ago
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First European Provider To Break Net Neutrality

Under_score+1 all your (343 comments)

These are + / - 1% of our customers use newsgroups and P2P fanatic. fuck my all your base shirt

more than 5 years ago
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How To Prove Someone Is Female?

Under_score+1 Handicaps (1091 comments)

Each persons genetics should be profiled... and all genetic advantages should be handicapped against. This will make it fair to those whose will and determination in training are trumped by their less optimum genetics.

more than 5 years ago

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Zoomify Hacked, da VInci's Judas Released 1gigapxl

Under_score+1 Under_score+1 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Under_score+1 (1610199) writes "About two days ago an outfit dubbed "zoomready" released two small pieces of the Last Supper on torrent sites. No big deal. Now they have upped the stakes- and theoretically deconstructed the popular zooming applet zoomify. From what it appears http://www.haltadefinizione.com/ took a 16 gigapixel picture of Leonardo's famous work in Milan, Italy, and posted it online in their own tricked out zoomify applet. Somehow "all" of the roughly 250,000 tiles, measuring 256 pixels each were acquired, possibly de-watermarked(the samples on the site reveal no watermark or artifacting I can see), and seamlessly stitched together in the correct order to produce a massive multi-billion pixel copy of the source. A torrent of a significant portion of that source measuring 46"x92" including Judas, Peter, and John is on thepiratebay.com as the first result for the search "da Vinci." With 30 peers right now it will only be a day or so before I'm taking this down to the university to have printed at 44" wide. What I wonder is how the Italian ministry of Art and Culture feels about this, or if they care; the picture was taken in conjunction with them, and the painting itself is not exactly open to the public to see. The legality of sequestering a public domain image that's knowingly being given away is sure to be brought up at some point if these guys go through with making full size reproductions and touring them in the US, which, word on the street is, is the plan."
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Oakland Taxes Federally Illegal Marijuana Sales

Under_score+1 Under_score+1 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Under_score+1 writes "In an apparently unprecedented move by the city of Oakland, California, legal medical marijuana dispensaries will now have to pay a %1.8 tax on sales of the federally controlled substance. This 4:1 landslide decision by voters has enthusiasts in the city, especially students and alum of Oaksterdam University, an institute of higher cultivation in Oakland smoking and toking in celebration of the legalization trailblazing imposition. Of course sense the federal government taxes even illegal income, surely they'll want their cut of the club hedgings. As the saying goes, no taxation without legalization; I'll blaze to that."

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