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Comment: Re:file transfer (Score 1) 455

by cdrudge (#49146081) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem

The new machines lack LPT ports? WTF kind of machine did you buy without an LPT port? A laptop, sure, a desktop? You have to look hard, even today to find a machine that doesn't have a printer port.

You haven't bought a computer recently, have you? A quick check of the top 10 motherboards sold by Amazon shows that not a single one has a parallel port (or serial port for that matter).

Comment: Re:37 Years??? (Score 1) 176

no one should be in solitary for 37 years.

Everyone knows that solitary confinement is the quickest way out of prison. There are many documentary movies from Hollywood that prove it: Count of Monte Cristo, Shawshank Redemption, Felon, Escape Plan, Law Abiding Citizen,.... and those are just the ones I've seen recently.

Comment: Wrong therapists (Score 1) 289

If you're going to special education teachers, speech therapists, and OT/PT therapists, you're going to the wrong people. Those people may be able to help in a limited role, but a ABA therapists is more what you're looking for to work on all-the-above.

With a son with Aspergers, I would call around to ABA therapy centers and see if they have peer groups. It sounds like that is exactly what you are looking for. When my wife worked at a local center as an office admin, my son with Aspergers went as a "client", and my middle son went as a volunteer peer. Sometimes my son would be paired up with another individual on the spectrum, other times a volunteer. It all depended on what aspect of communication they were going to work on.

Comment: Re: google translate (Score 3, Funny) 132

by cdrudge (#49037233) Attached to: Paramedics Use Google Translate While Delivering Baby

The trick is that you give her an answer but not an answer to specifically her question, and then shift it to a different conversation. For instance:

Wife: Honey, do I look ok in this dress?
Husband: Babe, you look great in everything but even better out of it.

If you follow it up with trying to get her out of it, and do it enough times, eventually she'll start to ask you less. Or at least that is what I hope will someday happen with my wife.

Comment: Re:Maybe not the power supply? (Score 1) 192

by cdrudge (#49017159) Attached to: Xenon Flashes Can Make New Raspberry Pi 2 Freeze and Reboot

I don't know about cleaner sound, but if you use a red sharpie the sound will be warmer.

I can't seem to find it now, but I remember seeing a product review I think on Amazon that was exclaiming how awesome some ridiculously priced optical cable was for a audio system because the fiber optic cable had a red tint to it imparting a warmer sound for the listener.

Comment: Re:Thunderbird? (Score 1) 296

by cdrudge (#49001553) Attached to: Firefox Succeeded In Its Goal -- But What's Next?

I think the SMTP protocol is relatively fine. I'd love to see some semblance of standardization for HTML layout in email messages. I understand how and why we are where we are today, but it's ridiculous how many hoops you have to jump through just to get a decent email to render correctly across all major email platforms.

If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. -- Muhammad Ali