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Comment: Added (Score 1) 6

by Digz (#36962718) Attached to: .G+

I've been following your journal for years now. Headed to Sturgis, SD from Cincy next week and might have to detour to your neck of the woods to try one of these horseshoes you keep talking about. :)

Comment: HP ProBook touchpads :( (Score 1) 898

by Digz (#35634434) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Choose a Windows Laptop?

Make sure you check out the touchpad in detail on the HP ProBook if you go that route. Work brought me a brand-new one and I cannot stand the touchpad. It's offset to be centered under the keyboard (not centered under the keyboard + numpad) so to me it's in a really awkward position on the left side of the laptop. Added to that is the all-together-no-seperation of the buttons at the bottom of the touchpad which are way too easy to hit with the touchpad in the location that they put it. I absolutely abhor using that touchpad.

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How To Make a Good Gaming Sequel 150

Posted by Soulskill
from the forward-to-square-enix dept.
Kantor48 writes "In today's world of unimproved gaming sequels and saturated franchises, Arthur Kabrick looks at the best and worst sequels in recent history, and compares the changes they've made to the formulae of their franchises. By doing this, he comes up with a list of lessons that any game developer creating a sequel should follow, if at all possible, to ensure that the new game is a step up, rather than a step sideways or, as in some cases, a step down. The criteria include ensuring the game does not spend too much time in development, updating technology, and trying not to change the development team, as well as being wary of changing the basic formula so much that fans of the franchise are alienated."
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Dog Eats Man's Toe and Saves His Life 207

Posted by samzenpus
from the yes-you-read-that-right dept.
Have you ever been so drunk that you passed out and your dog ate your toe? I haven't either, but luckily for Michigander Jerry Douthett, he has. It turns out Jerry has type 2 diabetes and a wound on his toe had becoming dangerously infected. After a night of drinking Jerry passed out in his chair and the family dog Kiko decided to do a little doggy doctoring. From the article: "'The toe was gone,' said Douthett. 'He ate it. I mean, he must have eaten it, because we couldn't find it anywhere else in the house. I look down, there's blood all over, and my toe is gone.' [Douthett's wife] Rosee, 40, rushed her husband to the hospital where she's a gerontology nurse — Spectrum Health's Blodgett Campus. Kiko had gnawed to a point below the nail-line. When tests revealed an infection to the bone, doctors amputated what was left of the toe."
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Dad Delivers Baby Using Wiki 249

Posted by samzenpus
from the 9cm-edited dept.
sonamchauhan writes "A Londoner helped his wife deliver their baby by Googling 'how to deliver a baby' on his mobile phone. From the article: 'Today proud Mr Smith said: "The midwife had checked Emma earlier in the day but contractions started up again at about 8pm so we called the midwife to come back. But then everything happened so quickly I realized Emma was going to give birth. I wasn't sure what I was going to do so I just looked up the instructions on the internet using my BlackBerry."'"

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