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Comment: You can now buy Stephen Hawking parts (Score 4, Interesting) 100 100

by atari2600a (#49257463) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mouse/Pointer For a Person With Poor Motor Control
Took up laser eye tracking pointing devices & maybe a large-font/maybe Dvorak keyboard. I'd try but avoid a webcam solution-- they tend to be more pain than they're worth but you can't beat the price. Alternatively, simply take the mouse apart & superglue in a lead weight.

Comment: As a generality (Score 1) 698 698

1). Question EVERYTHING 2). Question authority 3). Elaborate on how to do #2 responsibly but also stress its importance for the rights of humanity 4). Tell her to push for self-betterment & happiness, through whatever path she may choose 5). If she succeeds, tell her she's responsible for at least trying to help better humanity, another species, or life in general

Comment: they haven't been trying (Score 1) 246 246

by atari2600a (#48362503) Attached to: The Strangeness of the Mars One Project
Not for mars & definitely not since the soviets started not being dicks. Have you LOOKED at NASA's leadership, funding, projects? PROJECTS? Once the ISS deorbits SpaceX'll be the only reputable thing we have, unfortunately. I'd like to remind you that the Space Shuttle Program was supposed to be shuttling TENS OF PEOPLE to HUNDREDS POPULUS SPACE STATIONS WE"RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE BY NOW.

Comment: You forgot every other factor (Score 2) 249 249

by atari2600a (#47894785) Attached to: City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros
Replacement memory, batteries, HDD's for the 20% that approach EOL from overuse around this time, plus the labour to clean out all the fans. If they didn't factor this in, half their fleet's going to be dead within 3 years. This can still be a venture of savings, just not what they expect.

Comment: Here's where this gets funny (Score 2) 133 133

by atari2600a (#47886621) Attached to: Chrome OS Can Now Run Android Apps With No Porting Required
There are 2 Acer C710's in the house right now. My own spec-upped one w/ a custom seabios booting directly to ubuntu, & my little brother's friend has a stock one. I bolt in all OMG go to the app store go to the app store! You can download Google Play! He's all what's Google Play? "The app store!"

Comment: I have a story to tell (Score 3, Interesting) 462 462

by atari2600a (#47884133) Attached to: CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"
My little brother had a gig at an auto rental place built into the side of a hotel. Once, they had to pick up a punk concert booker from the airport & they got pulled over by the 5-0 PO. There goes the $9K USD roll he needed to book bands in the city. They may have said something about picking it up from the evdience locker in a few months or something?

Comment: Let's do some basic math (Score -1, Troll) 533 533

by atari2600a (#47856437) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough
4K TV's are already a thing, & Netflix offers a "super HD" streaming option. A quick google shows that these streams can be anywhere from 0.4-0.6Mbps, which is really .5-.6MB/s. When "LTE" was being pushed as a benefit of the CONSUMER (big fucking mistake once you look at the resulting bill from the data plan), their speeds claimed like twice that.

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