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Type 225 Words per Minute with a Stenographic Keyboard (Video)

burbilog I wonder why parent was modded as +4 insightful? (109 comments)

Stenography relies heavily on a highly-trained stenographer to do the recording, and on a similarly highly-trained individual to turn the record into recognizable English. Trying to use that for writing code, where you don't have the redundancy and patterns of English, is a bit like trying to use Swype to transcribe telephone numbers. Wrong tool for the task, period.

I wonder why parent was modded as +4 insightful? There is no need for "similarly highly-trained individual to turn the record into recognizable English" because transcription software (commercial like digitalCat or opensource like Plover) converts keystrokes into the text. On the fly.

Nobody is going to code at 220 wpm. But what about writing decent documentation? I wish I was able to write documentation, comments in code and emails much faster then I do.

about 2 months ago

Firefox 29: Redesign

burbilog Re:more downgrades (688 comments)

Might as well use Chrome at this point, it's virtually indistinguishable.

Chrome STILL does not have vertical tabs. Unfortunately Google killed that feature a few years ago for some unknown reasons :( Otherwise I'd switch to Chrome immediately...

about 6 months ago

Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

burbilog Side mirrors are useful not only as mirrors (496 comments)

Side mirrors are useful nor only as mirrors, but they give optical illusion of car being wider than it is. If I have to drive close to the car with mirror I aim to avoid snagging the mirror, but if there are no mirrors, the error margin is much smaller.

about 6 months ago

All-in-Ones Finally Grow Up, With Fast Graphics, SSDs, and CPUs

burbilog I need all-in-one case, not complete computer (211 comments)

I wonder why they don't make such thing like a monitor-case with power supply and room for regular mini-itx motherboard and few horizontal extension slots. That's something that I would buy on spot, immediately. It's good to eliminate cables (that's reason #1 why non-tech people buy notebooks, not because of portability), but buying all-in-one or notebook takes away almost all possibilities of upgrade. Universal monitor-case could solve this problem.

about a year ago

Nokia Preps Linux OS For Low-End Smartphones

burbilog Elop can't fire all linux developers at once (199 comments)

Is there any level on which this decision makes sense in light of Nokia's direction?

It makes a perfect sense because Elop can't fire all linux developers at once. It's just impossible under the law. So he has to find them a useless work for an year or two.

Consistency? What's that?

Everything is consistent. They are going to kill linux devlopment, just can't do it in one month.

Does Nokia have any strategic direction at all?!

Yes. Microsoft.

about 3 years ago

Security Expert Slams Google+ Pseudonym Policy

burbilog Google does enforce identity here in Russia (373 comments)

I just tried to create google plus account and they won't continue unless they either: send me an SMS or call my mobile phone. And all mobile phones are registered to person here in Russia. It does not matter what online name the profile has, it's enough to tell the police mobile phone number and they know exactly where to go to beat the shit out of somebody with dfferent political views... Of couse it's extremely easy and cheap to buy anonymous SIM card and an old used phone (to avoid leaving my personal communicator's IMEI in cellular tower's logs). I think I'm going to do that just to have a spare identity.

more than 3 years ago

The Coming War Over the Future of Java

burbilog Re:Alternatives (583 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu Gets a New Visual Identity

burbilog A lot of fuss... (683 comments)

...but what about fixing that f.. networkmanager instead? It's still broken in many ways.

more than 4 years ago

Meet Uzbl — a Web Browser With the Unix Philosophy

burbilog No man page and they call it unix way?!?!?! (318 comments)

% man uzbl
No manual entry for uzbl

They call it unix way? WTF? I want to know how to use it, I type man uzbl and what? No man page?


more than 5 years ago

Meet Uzbl — a Web Browser With the Unix Philosophy

burbilog Does it support adblock list subscription? (318 comments)

No? Then it's not a browser at all. Today it's impossible to browse the net without eazylist & co. It makes NO sense to change your browser if you switch and immediately get hit with shitloads of ads. That's exactly why I did not switch from Firefox to Opera, no matter how fast Opera is (and was). I don't want to maintain my own list of adblocks, other people did it well. I just want to be subscribed to the best up-to-date set of rules and only Firefox does this seamlessly.

more than 5 years ago

Fatal Explosion At Russian Hydroelectric Dam

burbilog Ayn Rand, "Atlas shrugged" (336 comments)

Ayn Rand, "Atlas shrugged" describes exactly what's going on in Russia right now. Real workers are underpaid and nobody is interested in doing things properly. Most probably it's a result of gross incompetence and lack of maintenance.

Some years ago Moscow blacked out because a transformer exploded and burned out. Everything stopped. I'm a network sysadmin in a big retail chain here and I remember watching shops go black, one by one until our main office internet connection collapsed. They said it was old transformer station exploded. Now they again say that it was an explosion of the transformer station. But I believe it's not just faulty equipment, but just exactly what's described by Rand.

more than 5 years ago

Fast-Booting Text-Editor Operating System?

burbilog Use VI (660 comments)

Actually Vi is really friendly if you touch type already. Just take some time to learn Vi commands.

about 6 years ago


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