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'Be My Eyes' App Crowdsources Help For the Blind

saudadelinux Meh. That's What Volunteer Readers Are For. (66 comments)

A blind or visually-impaired person can get a friend, relative or trusted volunteer to go with them to the store, do the snail mail, write parts of checks, etc. I know because I do a lot of this stuff for my officemate.

about two weeks ago

Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live

saudadelinux Google Voice Search Isn't On By Default (152 comments)

I did a little critical thinking. I asked myself, "What's the story behind voice search? I don't know anything about it." It turns out you have to click to turn on voice Search. They aren't recording everything by default: https://support.google.com/chr... What they do with the recordings and how long they keep them, I don't know.

about 10 months ago

Chrome 33 Nixes Option To Fall Back To Old 'New Tab' Page

saudadelinux You Can Remove The Thumbnails Manually By... (125 comments)

Thumbnails of the websites you visit frequently appear under the search box. Simply click a thumbnail to visit the site. To remove a most visited site, hover your mouse over the thumbnail, and click the X icon in the upper right corner of the thumbnail. https://support.google.com/chr... I removed mine, opened a new tab and it was blank. I haven't restarted Chrome, so I don't know how long this effect lasts. HTH.

about a year ago

Soon to Be Released CKEditor 4 Features New Skin And Inline Editing

saudadelinux Wrong. It's A Steaming Pile of Hell. (69 comments)

I'd MUCH rather use Notepad - not even Notepad2 or Notepad++, vim, pico, nano ... anything put this hot mess. It adds in tags where you don't want any; it's the only HTML editor I've ever seen that blows up a page when you edit the source; and many, many more deficiencies.

more than 2 years ago

Early UNIX Contributor Robert Morris Dead at 78

saudadelinux Does God Use sudo? (90 comments)

I mean, seeing how he's God and all, I'd think He can run as root all He pleases ;-)

more than 3 years ago

Professor Ditches Grades For XP System

saudadelinux Tomb of Horrors (311 comments)

It's a high level course for upperclassmen, one of the hardest there is. If anyone tells you they got through it, they're lying.

more than 4 years ago

Apple's iPhone Developer License Agreement Revealed

saudadelinux Nope, They're The Combine From Half-Life 2 (483 comments)

I often joke that Apple is the Combine, the Universal Union from Half-Life 2 instead of the Borg. Why? Well, they look cooler. Better design. There's the weird belonging thing. And there's whole transhuman aspect of owning an iPhone; You Become More Than You Were. Plus the people on the tech support phone line carry the title of "Advisor". Full disclosure: I am an iPhoner. There are many like it, but this one is mine. I nicknamed it Stormbringer, for its power and soul-snatching capabilities (my own and many friends who covet the damn thing.

more than 4 years ago

Possible Meteorite Leaves a Crater In Latvia

saudadelinux Re:Smoking crater (177 comments)

If it is a cylinder from Mars we need to nuke it immediately.

From orbit?

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Discloses Windows 7 Pricing

saudadelinux Why Pay So Much For Language Support? (821 comments)

On http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare-editions there's a feature which only comes with the Ultimate edition: "Work in the language of your choice and switch between any of 35 languages." It's interesting that Microsoft, with all its billions, only supports 35 languages -- at a serious premium. Compare this to volunteer-based projects such as KDE, which has (admittedly varying) levels of support for over 60 languages. For free.

more than 5 years ago

Turn Your iPhone Into a Web Server

saudadelinux Slashdotting Your iPhone? (158 comments)

So what happens when you've got several thousand people trying to get on your phone's server?

more than 5 years ago

Largest High-Tech Tornado Chase Set To Begin

saudadelinux Hardcore Tornado Pr0n! (112 comments)

I'm all for subtle instruments delicately probing the deepest tornadic secrets; there is much to be learned. But dammit, I want hardcore tornado pr0n! I want the money shots from INSIDE a big, nasty, mile-wide wedge twister! I want on good video, what Will Keller described when he was caught in one. Thermodynamic and microphysical data are great, but GIVE US THE PR0N!!! :D

more than 5 years ago

First Solar Eclipse Recorded From Moon

saudadelinux Save Versus Dork At -5. (123 comments)

*rolls d20*
This is amazingly cool footage. Hopefully they'll put the entire thing up.

more than 5 years ago



Tolkien Trust Okays Hobbit Movie

saudadelinux saudadelinux writes  |  more than 5 years ago

saudadelinux (574392) writes "Last year, the Tolkien Trust which administers JRR's estate, bellowed stentoriously, "Youuuu shall not make The Hobbit!" and sued New Line Cinema for "a reported $220m (£133m) in compensation, based on breach of contract and fraud." New Line, chastened, has settled for an undisclosed sum of money. The Trust has given its blessing to New Line for Guillermo del Toro to film "The Hobbit" and for New Line to make other films based on Tolkien's work. Much rejoycing!"

Survey: UNIX, Linux Improve; Windows Worsens

saudadelinux saudadelinux writes  |  more than 6 years ago

saudadelinux writes "According to a summary of the Yankee Group's 2007-2008 Global Server Operating Reliability Survey on the Institute for Advanced Professional Studies site, IBM's AIX was the most reliable UNIX out there, in terms of uptime. Sun and HP did well, and RHEL and Debian improved dramatically. Ubuntu scored as high, the commercial UNIXes. Windows Server 2000 and 2003's downtime increased, according to the poll. Perhaps Mr. Gates should study the downtime graph and GPL Windows, so it will improve ;-)"

Which Lost/Stolen Laptop Trackers Do You Like?

saudadelinux saudadelinux writes  |  more than 7 years ago

saudadelinux writes "I got held up at gunpoint in July, and my laptop was stolen. Fortunately, I was able to get a new one, and I'm typing this post on it.
There companies out which for a fee, install tracker software on your laptop. If it's stolen or lost, they track its whereabouts whenever it gets on the 'Net and work with local law enforcement and ISPs to find the machine. I'm wondering: does anyone use one of those services? Does anyone have a recommendation for which company to go with? I'm using a dual-boot Ubuntu/XP machine, and the couple of companies I've looked at do Windows-only. Are there Linux options? TIA, saudadelinux"

saudadelinux saudadelinux writes  |  more than 7 years ago

saudadelinux writes "Wired magazine is carrying a story in which a Sean Sturgeon, a former lover of Reiser's ex-wife (and a former friend of his), admitted to killing eight people unrelated to the case. "(Deputy District Attorney) Paul Hora indicated that the court was ordering him to divulge this information," defense attorney Richard Tamor said last Friday." He also said that Sturgeon had confessed to a potential ninth murder, but that Sturgeon wasn't sure if the victim was fully dead when he left him.""

saudadelinux saudadelinux writes  |  more than 8 years ago

saudadelinux writes "Rotten Tomatoes is carrying a very brief story saying that MGM has had initial talks with Peter Jackson's people about doing The Hobbit. MGM said they'd be "thrilled" to work with him on it. We'll have to wait to see what happens, but with a little luck, maybe he'll do it."


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