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Comment: Re:StraightTalk (Score 1) 246 246

by cparker15 (#42710545) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Pay-as-You-Go Plan For Text and Voice Only?

I just got the T-mobile SIM through Straight Talk a couple days ago. I'm very pleased. I switched from T-mobile's $50 prepaid plan because it throttles you to 2G after 100 MB. I was unaware of this restriction on Straight Talk's plans... considering they advertise unlimited data with no restrictions.

If I'm streaming music (which I often do) I go well over these amounts. I fully expect to now pretty regularly now that I've got my Ingress invite.

I'll let you know what my experience is like.

Comment: Re:I hope not (Score 3, Informative) 226 226

by cparker15 (#40120063) Attached to: Is Facebook Going To Buy Opera?

In Preferences, on the General tab, check the box to prevent tabs from loading until they're activated. Almost makes Firefox feel like a lightweight browser.

Also, this add-on helps mitigate Firefox's chronic memory leak problem: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/memory-restart/

Comment: Clicky Keys (Score 1) 662 662

by cparker15 (#36254178) Attached to: Computer De-Evolution: Awesome Features We've Lost

I don't think I'll ever understand why people consider noisiness in a keyboard to be a feature. I consider it to be a bug. It's distracting when people around you are trying to concentrate. It's annoying and inconsiderate. I shouldn't have to wear earplugs around you just to get my work done.

I'll gladly turn in my geek card if it means I can get some peace and quiet while I work. Have fun with your nostalgia on your own time; please don't force me to partake of it, too.

Comment: Re:From TFA: (Score 1) 72 72

by cparker15 (#33509936) Attached to: Translating Brain Waves Into Words

It uses "not new" technology to select words with 50% accuracy from a list such as "yes" and "no"...really. (Okay, it hits 90% accuracy with only two items and goes down to 48% with 10.)

In other news, you can use P300 responses picked up with a $300 off-the-shelf over-the-hair EEG receiver to select from a grid of visual stimuli at a pretty good rate and with something like 95%+ accuracy (presumably nearly 100% with the sort of training that goes into touchscreen or voice activated interfaces). Those items can be letters, words, pictures...whatever. Anything quickly recognizable. Congrats guys, you just invented a crappy version of something I can buy for $300 which requires cutting open the person's skull and implanting things on the surface of their brain.

FYI, to whoever funded this, please give the lab I work at the grant monies next time. We'll make much better use of it.

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