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Comment: Re:Tradition (Score 1) 681

So, I have to click, type a program name, then click again. Aren't modern GUIs great? And when you and Windows disagree as to the program "name" (i.e., the "search" fails)? [ A real example from Unity (admittedly, a while ago): I wanted the start Thunderbird, but had to type "email" for it to actually find it, even though the executable was actually named "thunderbird" - sigh. ]

["Windows" Key] + type title of launcher in start menu/screen + hit enter.
You might need to cursor up/down if you have multiple links in your start menu for the right title, for some reason.

Not sure how that's all that difficult, but YMMV

Comment: Re:IDKFA (Score 1) 178

by damien_kane (#47316337) Attached to: The Rise and Fall of the Cheat Code

I never did figure out how that's so easy to remember...

If you're like me, you didn't memorize the individual letters, you memorized chunks as sounds. IE, instead of memorizing I D S P I S P O P D, you memorized ID SPIS POP D.

Alternatively, ID "Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris" (a not-so-famous-as-doom shareware product available at around the same time)

Comment: Re:The real worry is 3D printing (Score 1) 167

by damien_kane (#42966197) Attached to: How To Safeguard Loose Nukes

But the Feed is closely monitored for exactly this kind of thing. By the time your matter compiler is half way through you'd be splattered. Its when someone figures out how to make the Seed that we are all in deep shit.

There's always ways around the feed-sourced compilers; backwater compilers and such off the grid, for those who wish to print nuclear weapons, or pirate the latest hyper-interactive AI-enhanced children's story for their daughter.

Comment: Re:What is Toronto?????? under US citys (Score 1) 94

by damien_kane (#42761027) Attached to: IBM's Watson Goes To College To Extend Abilities

"US Cities" seems about as straightforward a category as they come. Another would be whether the weapon has been dropped.

`"S" words` is rarely about long, flat bits of metal.
Neither, too, is "The Pen is Mightier" about large phallus (contrary to what Mr. Connery might tell you).

Comment: Re:They are behind the schedule (Score 1) 94

by damien_kane (#42760999) Attached to: IBM's Watson Goes To College To Extend Abilities

*ahem* seriously speaking, the brain is probably still more flexible than Watson, but in general concept, Watson is probably a HUGE step in the right direction.

Of course it's more flexible.
If you pull yours out and throw it against the wall (never you mind the logistics of it), it'll bend and flex to conform to the shape of the brick (at least for a short period of time, until it falls).
Pull out Watson's CPUs and throw them against a wall and they'll fall immediately.

Science is to computer science as hydrodynamics is to plumbing.