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Comment Apple Music (Score 5, Insightful) 461

The Apple Music player app on IOS used to be at least usable. Now I have to google to figure out how to turn shuffle on and off. Everything is obscure and hidden where it used to be at least semi obvious. Controls are tiny when they used to be big enough for even my sausage fingers on a small screen,

Comment This is news??? Old, old, old trick. (Score 1) 246

1976 - Our high school ran time shared BASIC on a PDP-8. We wrote a program that would read in a program source file, and randomly replace one or two zeros with letter O, commas with semi colons and round brackets with square brackets. Not all of them, just a few. Drove our well deserving victims nuts.
A classic trick, but hardly new.

Comment Re:1% problems (Score 1) 345

You don't have to be rich or be traveling abroad to experience this. I put down a deposit for renting a fishing cabin for 2 days on a lake 200 miles upcountry. The same day I was trying to buy gas at home with a credit card and the transaction got flagged and i had to call the card company before the gas purchase could be completed.

Comment Re:Who builds a clock that doubles as a briefcase? (Score 1) 657

It wasn't A CLOCK IN A BRIEFCASE. It was a small pencil case. See picture here To be fair, the picture from the cops doesn't give much scale. It is in fact the perfect case for a small electronic project. Also, why does A CLOCK IN A BRIEFCASE frighten you so much?

Comment Re:I wonder if they're going to use this as "proof (Score 1) 657

He built a digital clock. It looks just like the one I built in electronics class when I was in high school. Only somebody who has seen way too many cheesy movies thinks that digital clock = bomb. I agree that cops might be stupid enough. It could be a bomb trigger. All that was missing was a detonator. Oh wait, the teacher's cell phone could be a bomb trigger too if you added a detonator. Cell phones are often used as bomb triggers. Why didn't the cops haul the teacher off in cuffs too?

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.