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Comment How is this different than yesterday's news? (Score 2) 61

Isn't this the automatic patch that they mentioned yesterday? It fixes the same issue people were having before, but without the manual operation of:

        1.If the Skype icon is displayed in the system tray at the bottom right of the screen, right-click it and select Quit.
        2.Click Start, type "run" and press Enter. (On Windows XP: Click Start and then Run.)
        3.Type "%appdata%\skype" and click OK.
        4.Locate and delete the file shared.xml. The file may be displayed as shared if file extensions are not displayed by default on your computer.
        5.If you cannot find this file: Click Start, type "run" and press Enter. (On Windows XP: Click Start and then Run.)
                Type "control folders" and click OK.
                In the View tab, ensure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled.
                Repeat the instructions from the beginning.

        6.Restart Skype.

        1.Open Finder and locate the following folder:

~/Library/Application Support/Skype
        2.Delete the file shared.xml.
        3.Restart Skype.

The ~ sign means your home folder. You can find your home folder by opening Finder and selecting Go > Home from the menu bar or pressing Command (Apple), Shift and H keys at the same time.

        1.Go to the following folder: /home/YourLinuxUserName/.Skype
        2.Delete the file shared.xml.
        3.Restart Skype.

The Skype folder is a hidden folder - please check Show hidden files in your file browser to view and access it.

This info is obtained from: http://heartbeat.skype.com/

Comment So Thinq has an 'in' at Slashdot? (Score 1) 347

It seems that every article that Stoobalou has written is basically a link to the article du-jour for Thinq. What's Slashdot's policy on pimping articles for sites that one might be affiliated with? Or can we at least get a disclaimer added to these postings (ie: "This is a non-paid advertisement to drive up Thinq's hits").

Comment You've got it all wrong... (Score 1) 588

The little strip between the two antennas was added as an undocumented feature: Picture a boss/girlfriend/telemarketer that is calling you. Don't like where this converstation is going? You simply have to move your pinky finger down and voila, no more call (and you can blame the network). It's seamless... It just works.

Comment Screening (Score 1) 202

They can install sensors that can collect samples from the bathrooms at airports (or onboard airplanes themselves) as everyone needs to go. They can gather the location data and attach it to video showing who went into the bathroom during that time possibly detecting hostiles... If they really wanted to track specific regions, I wonder if they could they add something to the local water supply to give it a very specific isotope ratio?

Comment Re:Simon (Score 1) 76

Anyone who has friends, and hosts a Rock Band party will attest to the fun factor, even though it's a fancy version of Simon... Think of it as a group version of Simon, where you can also hum along to your favorite tunes and just enjoy the atmosphere as your friends play. It captivates audiences, not just the players...

Comment AYBABTU (Score 1) 164

In AD 2010, War was beginning...
SONY President: What happen?
Kanna Shimizu: Somebody set up us the bomb.
Kanna Shimizu: We get 40ns signal.
SONY President: What?
Kanna Shimizu: Main screen turn on.
SONY President: It's you!
GeoHot: How are you gentlemen!!
GeoHot: All your base are belong to us.
GeoHot: You are on the way to destruction.
SONY President: What you say!!
GeoHot: You have no chance to survive make your time.
GeoHot: Ha Ha Ha Ha.

Comment Re:Of course (Score 5, Insightful) 406

Unfortunately, you're trying to push your agenda without listening to the person with the 'problem'. You even quoted her: "Why? What's the difference? I just type what I want in there and the results show". So you want to take a system that works fine for your mother, and have her conform to the way you do things? Why? It's better? Would your mom *really* notice a difference in the results? I don't see a problem here, other than fanboyism.

Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal