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Comment: Re:who remembers pinch to zoom before Apple? (Score 1) 110

by imnes (#44428349) Attached to: Pinch-To-Zoom Apple Patent Rejected By USPTO
"In the example of FIG. 1B, a user 16 has gestured by placing his fingertips on the display surface and moving them in an outwardly separating manner. As discussed in greater detail below, this particular gesture 17 is associated with a zoom-in command. When the computer 126 performs a zoom-in command, it directs the projector to provide 128 a closer, more detailed view of the displayed imagery. "


From the linked patent application http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7,724,242.PN.&OS=PN/7,724,242&RS=PN/7,724,242

Comment: CS Degree does not equal marketable job skills (Score 1) 347

by imnes (#42861053) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Alternative To the Canonical Computer Science Degree?

the thought of wasting two more years, getting left in the dust, and becoming irrelevant has me horrified.

Get a junior / intern position doing the work you want while you finish school. That way you get some money (hopefully), keep your skills fresh and gain work experience. Then when you graduate in a few years you have a degree and some experience, you can go for more mid-level positions.

Comment: No more IE7? (Score 1) 2254

by imnes (#35009902) Attached to: Slashdot Launches Re-Design
So, the layout is broken on IE7, and upon clicking on any story, it locks up the browser while loading in comments. Here's a screenshot showing the layout issue.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_j2FyTmuJ5vg/TUA6bF56vSI/AAAAAAAAC_E/eTFM14ZSws4/s800/slashdot_new_ie7.JPG

Unfortunately we're stuck using IE7 corporate wide. Looks like productivity is about to go up around here :)

Comment: IE7 (Score 1) 2254

by imnes (#35008816) Attached to: Slashdot Launches Re-Design

Unfortunately we're forced to use IE7 at work. The only way to make the new site readable is to add the site to 'Restricted Sites', so that the JS etc does not work. Then it's even uglier, but readable :) Otherwise, the content is squished to about the right 10% of the screen, and overlayed with some side bar... I hate IE7, so feel free to not fix this, I'll just continue to use it this way until we get upgraded at work.

Comment: Ubuntu and Dell (Score 1) 600

by imnes (#34301720) Attached to: Best IT-infrastructure For a Small Company?
What I've found the least hassle is to buy Dell hardware (I usually go for in-warranty used equipment from reputable eBays resellers), and run the latest LTS version of Ubuntu (currently 10.04). For instances when they need to run something that is windows only I first try the 'wine' emulator, and if that fails I resort to a licensed windows install on virtualbox running on an ubuntu server (this is usually to support some windows only hardware, like shared printers, etc.). Been working great so far with several small businesses now running on this setup.

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