Most voice command systems I've ever seen (with the exception of Kinect and "OK Google") use some sort of button trigger before it will accept a command. Also, in cars, voice command systems will mute the radio when in "voice command mode".
Actually, when owners of Xbox 360s with Kinects were watching the live stream of the announcement, the presenters' commands on stage were controlling the viewers' Xboxes.
Not even DRM- Stallman would get mad because the artists were releasing their music under the heretically un-Freeâ Creative Commons license, instead of GPL, the One True License Forever And Ever Amen.
And by the way, the Fishman Affidavit was the cause of the first time Slashdot ever had to delete comments:
Pakistan: "This content not available in your religion."
Anybody who's in private sector IT who thinks public school district IT is an endless field of dollar bills needs to come and work it for a month or two.
We're non-union, so the administration likes to treat us differently for raises each year- one year we're considered with this union group that gets screwed, next year we're considered like administrators so we get screwed, and so on.
We've had a number of people in important jobs leave for greener pastures recently (email guy/programmer, DBA, jr. server admin) who we haven't replaced. We look better on budget but it also looks easier to outsource us.
Anybody else find it ironic that this comment stops at a letter 'o'?
Removal of scroll bars on OSX is not a big deal, Apple hardware had scrolling devices (magic mouse and multitouch pad) for a long time. so scrolling is not affected on that platform. Removal of scroll bars on Ubuntu was the stupidest move ever. I dont have a multitouch device to scroll with, so now I have to hit a 2 pixel bar on a window. WTF is that??!?!?! ROWARRGH!
So you don't have a mouse with a wheel?
Dumbification of the UI needs to be optional. Let me have a "professional mode" to switch to a power users multiple window setup.
Full screen is most definitely off by default- you need to explicitly click the widget in the upper right corner of the window to make it full screen.
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Ever since I was assigned a HTC Touch Pro on Verizon for work (awful, awful, *AWFUL* phone, it is.) I've looked around at the state of Windows Mobile devices. One thing in particular struck me: a large part of the competition between devices is in different ways to cover up or hide WindowsMobile underneath the manufacturer's own interface. HTC has TouchFlo 3D, Samsung has TouchWiz, and there are others.
But isn't Android doing the same thing with HTC's Sense, Motorola's MOTOBLUR? No. Those are relatively slight augmentations to the base Android interface. When you use a smartphone with Sense or BLUR, it's still obvious you're using an Android device. TouchFlo 3D and TouchWiz are all about insulating the user from the nasty, stylus-required interface of Windows Mobile.
Microsoft, listen closely:
When companies are competing to see how much of your interface they can hide/replace/cover up, You're Doing Something Wrong.
I just want flash to work
On what handheld platform does Flash just "work"? Even Android 2.2 doesn't have Flash out of the box.
I just want apps that have been rejected for adult content.
I just want tethering.
Apple wants you to have tethering- the software has supported it since 3.0. Carriers around the world do it- AT&T won't.
Interesting theory, but where does this energy go ? Is it converted to sound, heat, mass, or some other form ?
And if we could completely "sap all the energy" away from the beam, wouldn't this imply we could create 100% effecient solar cells ?
As long as you're happy with heat as output, 100% efficient solar cells are quite trivial.
Tim Weber, BBC Business editor, described his Vista upgrade ordeal and warns users not to do it. The Vista Upgrade Advisor underestimated what he needed, it took him more than three hours, cost more than $200 in new parts, broke his web cam and pocket PC and left him with an unstable system. The vendors tell him there will be no drivers and that he should have bought new devices long ago. He summarizes the end result: