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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Take Notes In the Modern Classroom?

spuke4000 Re:Livescribe (364 comments)


more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Take Notes In the Modern Classroom?

spuke4000 Re:Livescribe (364 comments)

Must you use livescribe's paper with their pens? Seems like a good solution, though the paper seems pricey.

more than 2 years ago

New Twitter-Based Hedge Fund Beats the Stock Market

spuke4000 Re:Just throw darts (209 comments)

Sir, I would like to buy your monkeys.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Takes On FourSquare

spuke4000 Re:Four Square (220 comments)

Q: How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: It's some obscure number, you've never heard of it.

more than 4 years ago

Decency Group Says "$#*!" Is Indecent

spuke4000 Shitfuck (821 comments)

The most recent tweet on Shit my dad says is:

"They're offended? Fuck, shit, asshole, shitfuck; they're just words...Fine. Shitfuck isn't a word, but you get my point."

Seems appropriate.

more than 4 years ago

Google Gets Its iPhone Voice

spuke4000 Re:Experience? (249 comments)

I use it, and I quite like it. I don't use the number that google provides, but I have linked my voice mail to gvoice so that rather than going to my Tmobile vmail messages go to Google voice. The transcriber is not so great. You can usually get the gist of a message, but it makes a lot of mistakes. That said, the other voice mail functionality is much better than Tmobile's standard offering, so on the whole the voice mail is much better.

Also, even without using the google voice number I can initate calls to Canada for free, which is nice.

If I did use the google voice number you get a lot more features (recording calls, etc. You can look them up). But I find it quite awkward. For instance, if I give everyone my google voice number then they can call and text me there. But if I call them directly, without going through google voice, their caller ID is going to show my tmobile assigned number. I could initiate the call through google voice, but that's a bit of a pain in the ass.

I have a blackberry, and the google voice app for bberry should make some of this easier, but it's pretty terrible. It's very slow, and lately it's been throwing errors saying it can validate google voice's SSL certificate. It's really not ready for primetime.

So, I do like google voice, considering it's free it adds some value, especially the voice mail functionality. But it's got a lot of rough edges.

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Volunteer Professional Services?

spuke4000 Geek Corps (366 comments)

Not exactly a good fit for one week, but Geek Corps does this kind of thing.

more than 4 years ago

Google Nexus Rumored To Cost $530 Or $180 w/Plan

spuke4000 Re:No thanks (284 comments)

A little bit OT, but in the states if you buy an unlocked phone can you get a plan that does not include a subsidy for another phone? That is, if I buy an iPhone I'm going to pay $90/month or so, but some of that includes the price of the phone. If I have my own iPhone, or after my initial two year contract (after I've paid off the phone) is it possible to get a cheaper plan? My understanding is no, but please correct me if I'm wrong. So, if I buy a nexus one unlocked can I get a cheaper plan than if I bought the $180 one?

more than 4 years ago

Google Voice Now Works WIth Existing Mobile Numbers

spuke4000 Re:How it works (164 comments)

I gotta say that Google Voice is way better than the iPhone's visual vmail. They're really different things: google transcribes your voice mail and SMS or emails them to you (among lots of other things). Visual vmail just shows you who called you without having to dial in.

more than 4 years ago

Old Operating Systems Never Die

spuke4000 Re:PRIMOS? (875 comments)

I think there are 1 or 2. Or 3. Maybe 5... or 7. Possibly 11 or 13. 17?

about 5 years ago

Verified Identity Pass Shuts Down "Clear" Operations

spuke4000 Re:There goes my argument... (171 comments)

A friend of mine is a commercial pilot. Immediately after 9/11 he had his nail clippers confiscated when going through security. He mentioned to security that not only is there a fire ax in the cockpit, but he's the pilot and can just steer the plane into the ground if he wants to crash it. They didn't seem to get understand.

more than 5 years ago

Best kind of engineering:

spuke4000 Re:I read it as "generic engineering" (491 comments)

Sup dawg. I heard you liked generic engineering, so we put a component in your component so could get results while you get results.

more than 5 years ago

Google's Android To Challenge Windows?

spuke4000 Re:How exactly? (269 comments)

What does android has that linux doesn't?


more than 5 years ago



Emmerich Plans 'Foundation' As 3-D Epic

spuke4000 spuke4000 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

spuke4000 (587845) writes "Roland Emmerich, the writer/director/producer behind Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012 is planning to adapt Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. The plans include using technology developed for Avatar including 3-D and motion capture technology. When asked about the usage of this technology Emmerich responded, "It has to be done all CG because I would not know how to shoot this thing in real.""
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