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Comment Re:Wonderful (Score 1) 123

For a car radio this makes a lot of sense. Being able to just wave a hand in front of the unit instead of taking your eyes off the road to find a button (for those without steering wheel controls). I also imagine that if coupled with a audio interface this could work for certain applications in the blind community.

Comment Re:Photocopying (Score 1) 286

Unfortunately your school district is ahead of the game on network management, our teachers have now way of accessing a blocked site as nobody at the school has the password to bypass it. The one guy who does is mostly unreachable, and judging by the way it is setup (blocking portions of government sites, the obama campaign site, etc) an idiot.

Comment Re:Photocopying (Score 3, Informative) 286

Putting aside the fact that almost every teacher I have or have had in highschool with the exception of a few have been able to rip video clips off dvds, and the ones who couldn't would simply have student who was bright enough do it for them. Most schools/districts these days block youtube as well as facebook, myspace, etc, for reasons unknown as it seems to only serve the purpose of annoying teachers and students. Wonderful fun, our district also chooses to block many useful linux/programming sites as they could be used for hacking. SSH tunnels work for bypassing, but only if you're smart enough to get one set up.

Comment Re:And why the hell do I need a driver for this? (Score 1) 363

I'm willing to bet that it has nothing to do with the amount of power provided by the USB port and everything to do with the phone refusing to charge. My grandfather was recently in town and had forgotten the charger for his new motorola phone, I looked at the phone saw the micro usb port and figured it could be charged with an ipod usb charger and a micro usb cable. Oh how silly, plug it all in and the phone says "Unapproved power adapter" or something like that and refuses to charge.

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