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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

airos4 Re: @CauseBy - Re:Yes (381 comments)

Pebble with NavMe is excellent as a navigation display while riding my motorcycle , keeping my phone safely in a zippered pocket.

about a month and a half ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

airos4 Pebble (381 comments)

Lasts three days or more on a charge, perfectly readable in any light. It's incredibly valuable since my phone is on my belt in a pouch at work, and I sometimes don't feel the vibrate but I can't have the ringer on all the time. Apps let me respond to text messages with short choices, and control my music. All I want is the price on a Steel to drop a little and I'm there.

about a month and a half ago
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No Smiles At NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

airos4 Penn too (265 comments)

Just went this week. No glasses, hair out of face including long bangs, and no smiles. Head must be at a certain angle, similar to a sample photo they had posted next to the camera.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Skype Setup For Toddler's Room?

airos4 Re:timely question (302 comments)

http://tk.ms11.net/
ToddlerKeys. Great free app. Locks the keyboard, power buttons, drive eject buttons, whatever you want.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Skype Setup For Toddler's Room?

airos4 Netbook + Toddler Keys (302 comments)

I have an Asus netbook that works pretty well for this situation. Cheap enough that I don't give a damn about it, really, and it's held up reasonably well to my 2 year old daughter. Install Toddler Keys http://tk.ms11.net/ so that she can bang away on the keys without it doing much of anything, and disable the "close lid = standby or hibernate" feature because that'll cause some hangups. After that, you're pretty much golden, and at least in my case my kid is more interested in the Skype session because she can move the whole computer whereever she wants and sit down to talk to Mommy.

more than 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

airos4 Simple (1521 comments)

Thanks. Really. Make sure you have a towel going forwards.

about 3 years ago
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Microsoft TouchStudio Uses Phone To Program Phone

airos4 Late Again? (162 comments)

So, it appears to be not true programming, but just script manipulation? Wouldn't that be like Tasker for Android?
http://tasker.dinglisch.net/

more than 3 years ago
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Utah To Teach USA is a Republic, Not a Democracy

airos4 Truth (1277 comments)

Well.. it is.
Republic : we elect people to go make decisions for us.
Democracy: everyone votes on everything.

Democracy is kinda like communism, it sounds good on paper but it's unworkable on any large scale.

more than 3 years ago
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Worker Rights Extend To Facebook, Says NLRB

airos4 Re:At-Will (340 comments)

To add on, we are NOT easily replaceable drones... this is a healthcare environment, at a high enough level to make it difficult to replace us.

more than 3 years ago
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Worker Rights Extend To Facebook, Says NLRB

airos4 At-Will (340 comments)

I'm at an organization where a similar situation is proceeding through the HR hell.
The unfortunate part is that as an at-will employee, which we all basically are at my job, they have to do something highly illegal to actually get sued for firing you. You can show up and pick your nose and get fired for it, and it's just "at will."...

Now, if they actually said "Because of this" you might have a better case, because then they're stepping on first amendment stuff. But if they said "Because we want to" you'd be SOL. People don't get that your first amendment rights protect you from jail time, not protect you from any consequence at all.

more than 3 years ago
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School District Drops 'D' Grades

airos4 Pain Scale (617 comments)

I work as a nurse, and we use the 0-10 scale for pain. 0 is no pain, 10 is the worst, most horrible pain you've ever had. Most people claim 8 while on their cellphone, eating a sandwich, or laughing with friends. At least a few times a shift someone will say "14" or "20". This marks them as idiots.

about 4 years ago
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Science, Technology, Natural History Museums?

airos4 Aviation/Space (435 comments)

Liberty Science Center in Jersey is pretty decent, and has the advantage of being right near the Statue so you can do that too.
If you're aviation/space types, I recommend the Air Force Museum in Ohio.
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/exhibits/

There's also the NASA sites - Houston and Canaveral both have extensive places to walk around and see things.

about 5 years ago
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How Do I Make My Netbook More Manly?

airos4 Re:Stickers... (993 comments)

Isn't it required reading in darn near every 9th grade English class? I've always thought that R&J is a terrible intro to Shakespeare, he has so many better and more engaging works.. I'd have been much happier reading Titus Andronicus or even Much Ado About Nothing as a first crack at the Bard.

more than 5 years ago
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How Do I Make My Netbook More Manly?

airos4 Re:Stickers... (993 comments)

Yeah, that's down there with "Hey, does this smell like chloroform to you?" on the worst pick-up line ratings.

more than 5 years ago
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Old-School Keyboard Makes Comeback of Sorts

airos4 Responsive (519 comments)

I have my Unicomp and I love it. There's nothing that gives you the same feedback in the fingertips as you type as a nice clicky board. My wife, on the other hand, hates it because - the bedroom is next to my office, and she can hear me at all hours of the night typing away. But... totally worth it.

As a bonus, I honestly feel that I get less cramping and fatigue when I'm typing happily on this rather than the crap you get most times today. Not sure if there's anything to back that up with, but I graduated from a Microsoft ergo keyboard to this and I'm far happier now.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Maps To Add 'Friend' GPS Tracking

airos4 The Classics (259 comments)

"You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a mailbox here."

more than 5 years ago
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CES 2009 Shrinks With Dwindling Economy

airos4 Re:i'm suprised it's not more (76 comments)

Speaking of important things, I wonder how the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo - running just up the street - will fare this year. Sure, consumer electronics are nice, but as we learn from Avenue Q:

Trekkie Monster: In volatile market, only stable investment is porn!

more than 5 years ago
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RIAA Case May Be Televised On Internet

airos4 Re:There is a better way... (221 comments)

Perfect example for you. Did you like Men In Black? Because it wasn't available in this market on a single - just if you bought the album, which every other track was horrible on. Further, try Your Woman by White Town... they REALLY didn't have any other good songs, ever, but they didn't have a single either.

more than 5 years ago
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Is the Gaming PC Dead?

airos4 Relativity (417 comments)

Perhaps what is dying is what arstechnica calls "The God Box"... but they've always also run "The Hot Rod" and "The Budget Box". In days gone by you almost needed the God Box to run the newest coolest toys (I remember having my boot disk to run Falcon back in the day because it saved memory to load straight into the game) but now the only game my sub $700 system can't run at pretty much full power is Crysis - and I think that was designed to just show off. I think there's still plenty of market for the Hot Rod and Budget Box, depending on your needs.

more than 5 years ago
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Testing IT Professionals On Job Interviews?

airos4 Nursing (1057 comments)

Aside from the initial passing of my board exam, known as NCLEX, and certification exams in my specialty, known as the CEN exam, each and every hospital I have ever applied to work for has had me sit down and take at the very least an EKG reading quiz, a pharmacology and med-math quiz, and usually a unit based (ER, ICU, etc) test with scenarios. It happens, get over it.

more than 5 years ago

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Aiming For Good

airos4 airos4 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

airos4 writes "And so a question for the masses: My wife and I recently had a daughter. We are not particularly religious, and do not attend any church. She was raised Lutheran and I was raised Catholic. We would like to have some sort of ceremony, in a church or similar religious institution, that resembles a "baptism" or "christening". The idea would be to placate the religious members of the family, and affirm our dedication towards raising her towards "Good" and away from "Evil" as best we can.

I'm looking for ideas regarding this ceremony. Denominations that are friendly towards non-members, ceremony examples or ideas, etc etc etc. Thanks in advance."
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/. Reader On Murderous Rampage

airos4 airos4 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

airos4 writes "/. reader Airos4 went on a murderous rampage today using a rubber chicken and three small grapes. When asked for his motivation he replied "Every friggin story on the intertubes today is some hack trying to be funny, and you know what? It just isn't. The fourteenth joke about how the next game is going to be Muzak Hero or The Pirate Bay was 'just kidding' just isn't." During the rampage CmdrTaco fought valiantly using Iphone-fu, but was brought down by a Blackberry to the temple. Finally a large whale fell from suspiciously suborbital speeds, crushing Airos4. A small potted plant offered only the comment "Oh no, not again.""
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Help Launching A Business

airos4 airos4 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

airos4 writes "I need some help/advice. I have an idea and a business plan sketched out for a venture I'd like to try. I consider myself an advanced computer user, but I have no experience with website programming. I'm looking either for advice, or else direction towards a recommended book or other source for further information.

My needs are pretty simple — I want a site that will allow users to create a user account, enter some very basic information, including dates, and a function that will allow the user to be emailed or SMS messaged when that date approaches.

Later, I'd like to add functionality for the user to self-identify as part of a group, and for a management account to have the ability to generate a report with the user names and dates identified as part of the group. I'd like to add a function for a management account to be able to add multiple users and generate those reports as well.

In the next stage, I'd like the user to enter their zipcode, and then have the website consult a list and provide the nearest physical centers to the user when it emails them.

As I said, I have very little experience with this aspect of things. What language would this be programmed in? Is there an off the shelf solution I could modify, or does this need to be a custom program? How do I place all this on the web? So far I've created an LLC, and registered a domain name. Thanks in advance."
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PS3 Price Drop Confirmed

airos4 airos4 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

airos4 writes "Got an email today from ToysRUs telling me that the rumored price drop finally happened! PS3 60GB version is now $499, and comes with 5 Blu-Ray movies. All those who have been holding out, do you care?"
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