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+ - What GPS device to use?

Submitted by damitr
damitr (1795258) writes "What do slashdotters recommend as a good standalone GPS device for field? I do not want to use tabs or phones as battery seems to be a major problem. The device should be capable of recording and offloading GPS tracks. Driving instructions and maps are not a necessity, a long battery is."

Comment: One task a day?! (Score 1) 127

by Kuranes (#36804852) Attached to: 7 Days With a Google Chromebook

I think that if God had wanted us to still put marks on paper he wouldn't have given us a computer display.

I don't know about that, but my "computer displays" come from factories and nothing prevents me from using a pen, paper, and binder clips.

One task a day? It really takes one day to set up an email address? One day to try Dropbox?
I don't enjoy much TFA, this is just about stating how things work for a particular use and out of the box (can I ssh into the book? how "closed" is it? does ChromeOS allows me to install command line programs? how does it handle a webserver+mysql? and as a development laptop? etc.).

But perhaps I have this opinion because I'm mostly using and messing with linux since a decade so when I read "Hate the touchpad." I immediately think synclient might come handy if it's Synaptics. For file types, I'd search for a way to login on a console and look for the mimetypes files, etc. temporary fixes until the official fix, etc.

For the issues, I'm sure the Chromium and Google teams will work on them but they have to be reported and anyway can be viewed on the bugtracker.
I'm sorry but to me all this article states is: I HAS CROMEBOOK


Steve Jobs Tries To Sneak Shurikens On a Plane 661

Posted by samzenpus
from the there's-a-throwing-star-for-that dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Steve Jobs, while on a family vacation to Japan in July, picked himself up some Shuriken, otherwise known as Ninja throwing stars, as a souvenir. In his wisdom he decided to put them in his carry on luggage for the return journey. As it was a private plane he probably thought there would be no issue, but he was wrong. Even private plane passengers have to have all their baggage scanned, and the throwing stars were detected and deemed a hazard. It's alleged that Jobs argued that he could take them on the plane as no one could steal them on his private jet and use them. Security at the airport disagreed and demanded he remove the stars. Jobs, clearly angry at losing his throwing weapons, stated he would not be returning to the country." Undoubtedly this is part of the iNinja project.

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir