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Comment: Re:Multi touch while driving? (Score 1) 86

by Hognoxious (#48650869) Attached to: "Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

People want consistent UI.

Maybe they do. But what they need is an appropriate one.

Having to have a muli-touch smartphone GPS and a button and dial tactile GPS in the car seems stupider than you assert touchscreen in a car is.

It's not stupid because they're used in different situations.

+ - Librarians: The Google Before Google

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "NPR has an article about the questions people ask librarians. Before the internet, the librarian was your best bet for a quick answer to anything on your mind. "We were Google before Google existed," NYPL spokesperson Angela Montefinise explains. "If you wanted to know if a poisonous snake dies if it bites itself, you'd call or visit us." The New York Public Library in Manhattan recently discovered a box of old reference questions asked by patrons and plans to release some in its Instagram account. Here are a few of the best:
  • I just saw a mouse in the kitchen. Is DDT OK to use? (1946)
  • What does it mean when you dream of being chased by an elephant? (1947)
  • Can you tell me the thickness of a U.S. Postage stamp with the glue on it? Answer: We couldn't tell you that answer quickly. Why don't you try the Post Office? Response: This is the Post Office. (1963)
  • Where can I rent a beagle for hunting? (1963)

Comment: Re: What took them so long? (Score 1) 193

by Hognoxious (#48648659) Attached to: Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

There might not be one safe position. It might need to be fully closed for X minutes until dial Y reads less than Z, then opened halfway until blayada yadablabla.

This is why you need wheels & handles and a hardcopy monkey sheet. Hans! Turn that one clockwise ... stop. Wait ... Fritz, pull that lever!

+ - Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "In a series of tweets the hacker collective Anonymous says they will release "The Interview" to the masses if Sony won't. A few of the tweets read: "Seriously @Sony we warned you. We infiltrated your systems long before North Korea. We thought you’d take it as a warning and fix your s@#t." and "We’re not with either side, we just want to watch the movie tooand soon you too will be joining us. Sorry, @SonyPictures.""
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Journal: A mild rant 2

Journal by mcgrew

I've been listening to KSHE since the day they changed format in 1967. They play some great rock and roll.

They're a hundred miles away; Im in the fringe reception area so I listen online. So a few days ago I'm editing random Scribblings and the music stops. I curse Firefox and Flash and ComCast and pull the browser up to refresh the page that plays the music, and I see "Still listening?"

Dead? No excuse for laying off work.