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Comment: Dvorak (Score 1) 362

by jonahbron (#37299550) Attached to: Weak Typing — the Lost Art of the Keyboard

Qwerty is just like the English measurement system. It's horrible, but too deeply set (at least in the US) into society to change easily. I learned the Dvorak layout a while back, and like it waaayyy better than Qwerty. There's not nearly as much strain, and practically everything you type is on the home row. Because most computers are still configured to use Qwerty, I do maintain that layout; it's pretty easy to go from one to the other after some practice. Rarely have I encountered compatibility problems: even Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+S are a habbit now.

Dvorak FTW!

P.S. vim is better on non-qwerty layouts than emacs ;)

Comment: Power Source? (Score 1) 31

by jonahbron (#37072422) Attached to: 'Electronic Skin' Grafts Gadgets To Body

From the abstract:

Solar cells and wireless coils provide options for power supply.

If you have to have a bulky power source, it's hardly very practical. Don't misunderstand though, I think it's pretty cool. Are the solar cells actually the circuit? Would it be possible to get enough voltage from the skin?

I wonder what kind of microphone they used and how they attached it to the circuit. And how did they monitor heart-rate?

Comment: Pretty cool (Score 1) 220

by jonahbron (#37058176) Attached to: Iron Man-like Exoskeleton Nears Production
The video didn't demonstrate any drastic improvements since the last time I saw this exoskeleton a couple of years ago. Sounds like the biggest thing they changed is lower power consumption. Interesting that they're talking about when it will appear in cinema, instead of when it will appear in a real-life situation. "Follow the money" I guess.

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.