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Comment: What's happened to the music? (Score 1) 367

by doccus (#49386947) Attached to: Why America's Obsession With STEM Education Is Dangerous
According to the submission.."As Steve Jobs once explained "it's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough — that it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing."" Well, No more. Apple's heart is tone deaf. IMFO..

Comment: Easy?f (Score 1) 263

by doccus (#49361121) Attached to: Generate Memorizable Passphrases That Even the NSA Can't Guess
All these "simple" methods seem so complex and difficult to remember that no wonder people give up and go for the easy ones.. But, hey, there's a whole (virtual) room of geeks here.. can't SOME one think of a genuinely easy method? I for one, think we should be looking at tyhe genuine failings of technology and use that to advantage.. We ,may finally have taught Big Blue to play a good game of chess, but it still can't tell a joke like O.scar Wilde or wit like Mark Twain. So it stands to reason , and it most certainly cannot lie down to reason, that a joke would make a perfect PW, as long as it's never been heard before. ...

Comment: Re:in further news show tanks (Score 1) 660

by doccus (#49355857) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear
Despite it all, whether his firing is justified or not, although it obviously is, it's true that he was the ONLY reason I watched Top Gear BBC..Obviously he had enough editorial clout to apply his brand of hunor, thereby making the show effective in ways that the US anbd Australian ones were not. A perfect example is, and to this day I STILL can't get it out of my mind, his driving the "world's smallest car" into the BBC building, and through the hallways, into the elevator, and into the studio! Also, the point made earlier here about BBC not accepting advertising allowed Clarkson to indulge in his particular brand of savage wit on any otherwise "untouchable" make or model.. which is still impossible elsewhere as even the American public Broadcasting System is occasionally funded by foundations associated with the auto industry.. So with him gone, you have just another car show. Luckily, all the episodes are available for free download. By the BBC, itself, on Youtube. So why they got choked about that "Final Gear" hosting torrents of those very self same episodes .. .. beats me..

Comment: Re: Command (Score 1) 100

by doccus (#49262631) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mouse/Pointer For a Person With Poor Motor Control
Great tips. I have the same problem. Typing on keyboard is hell.Prople think I have bad ghrammar and spelling because I cant type easily but I have to correct every other letter. It takes forever. This sentence took me 3 minutes. I do a lot of photoshop and what I have found is use as big a monitor as possible and zoom in to 400 to 600 %

Comment: Re: RTFA (Score 1) 282

by doccus (#49226471) Attached to: Scotland Yard Chief: Put CCTV In Every Home To Help Solve Crimes

Brilliant, they really duped my by removing the ever recognizable Lisa Kudrow, and posting it on youtube claiming it was from a robbery in south boston and the police were hoping someone could ID the suspects..... well done on their part.

Typical brain dead you tuber post.. I'd estimate half of YT posts are ripoffs from official videos, just like this. in fact, it is THIS that copyright laws exist to prevent.. this is real theft.. posting something and claiming it as your own. Yet they don't go after these people, except in the occasional , but all too common, case of plagiarism in university theses...but instead focus solely on music or film downloaders.,

Comment: Re:Crosshatch? (Score 1) 61

by doccus (#49216785) Attached to: Classic Mac Icons Archive Bought By MOMA

She likely had a Lisa to work with for development, the icons in that UI were abysmal and it's hard to tote around a $10K / 40lb desktop machine when the muse visits. Many artists to this day still work with paper. Shocking, I know.

Thought she used paper and pencil for development. Never got NEAR a computer until she was ready to scan them in..

Comment: Re:And the Spinning BeachBall of Death? Sad Mac? (Score 1) 61

by doccus (#49216663) Attached to: Classic Mac Icons Archive Bought By MOMA
I also used Macs from way back, when they were way way expensive, and yet the keyboards I had never had any F1- F12 keys.. You would think for what they charged they could have included that, along with a second mouse button. Also, I absolutely , still to this day, just love Susan's icons. I can't explain why they project such a friendly aura, but they do.

Comment: Re:Not even slightly interested (Score 1) 167

by doccus (#49205601) Attached to: Hands-On With the Vivaldi Browser

Given that I don't like bloat, no, Vivaldi holds no interest for me. I don't need a swiss army knife to browse the web. I need a stable, fast web browser with support for my chosen extensions.

Er.. Swedish Army Knife... :-) And.. if I had been a little bit more attentive, I would have caught on to the "Vivaldi" : "Opera" connection. And then not bothered to read the article. Hate Opera.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.