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Comment: Am I supposed to look at a keyboard, or not? (Score 1) 77

by CanisMajor (#33264024) Attached to: Microsoft's Adaptive Touchscreen Keyboard

This is weird. If this is just a keyboard, and I should be focusing my attention on a monitor, then all the eye candy on the keyboard is really a fail. Switching keyboards on the fly is pretty cool, but then the upper screen should be chopped off and the keyboard made smaller.

BUT if there is no monitor, then I have 3/4 of a touchpad devoted to a keyboard, and I can't see a lot of my work above.

Even the Timex Sinclair had a better viewing area: typing area ratio. The keyboard takes two tasks and makes them harder.

Idle

The Neo-Geo Song 70

Posted by samzenpus
from the old-school dept.
At least 50% of my paychecks would be converted into tokens and put into one of many Neo-Geo machines at the arcade when I was in high school. It's good that my favorite old games finally have an anthem.
Earth

Watching China Turn Off the Pollution 427

Posted by kdawson
from the like-flipping-a-switch dept.
NewbieV points out coverage of the effort to assess Beijing's air pollution control efforts. Quote from one of the investigators: "This will be a very interesting experiment that can never happen again." Here's the main project scientist's site on the monitoring effort, and Newsweek coverage that brings out a paradoxical effect of reducing pollution on global warming. "Unmanned aerial vehicles are measuring emissions of soot and other forms of black carbon. The instruments are observing pollution transport patterns as Beijing enacts its 'great shutdown' for the Summer Olympic Games. Chinese officials have compelled reductions in industrial activity by as much as 30 percent and cuts in automobile use by half to safeguard the health of competing athletes immediately before and during the games."

As of next Tuesday, C will be flushed in favor of COBOL. Please update your programs.

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