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Comment: Re:Unicomp Keyboard (Score 1) 452

by doconnor (#49275465) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good Keyboard?

I am using a Maxi-Switch XT style keyboard (with F1 to F10 on the left side) which has a dip switch to turn on AT mode. My current computer has a PC keyboard plug so I just have one converter to switch it from a large circular connector to a small AT circular connector.

In the past I also had an AT to USB convert on it too.

It's would be about 20 years old new. Only in the last week I notice that in the morning the space bar isn't always getting picked up.

Comment: Re:so lets have a breakdown (Score 1) 529

by doconnor (#49217515) Attached to: Apple's "Spring Forward" Event Debuts Apple Watch and More

Our phones do all of this, are in ubiquitous use, wont stop working if we carelessly wash our hands, and havent cost this much for nearly a decade. And the real kick in the ass is that apple will immediately slash prices 80% once an android competitor comes out and hangs around in this artificial market long enough until people realize singing talking wrist watches are about as practical as google glass.

The Android competitors have been out for 8 months. Interestingly, Android Wear watches generally don't have speakers.

Comment: Confirmation bias (Score 1) 532

by doconnor (#49096565) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression

My pick for biggest human failing would be confirmation bias or rejecting evidence not consistent with one's preexisting beliefs. It is one of the biggest impairments to rational decision making and one of the most difficult to overcome.

People trying to using aggression to impose their beliefs may be the ultimate expression of confirmation bias.

If I set here and stare at nothing long enough, people might think I'm an engineer working on something. -- S.R. McElroy

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