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+ - Finding an Optimal Keyboard Layout for Swype

Submitted by Analog24
Analog24 (4036037) writes "The QWERTY keyboard was not designed with modern touchscreen usage in mind, especially when it comes to swype texting. A recent study attempted to optimize the standard keyboard layout to minimize the number of swype errors. The result was a new layout that reduces the rate of swipe interpretation mistakes by 50.1% compared to the QWERY keyboard."

+ - Github Attack Perpetrated by China's Great Cannon Traffic Injection Tool ->

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Gunkerty Jeb (1950964) writes "Chinese attackers used the Great Firewall’s offensive sister-system, named the Great Cannon, to launch a recent series of distributed denial of service attacks targeting the anti-censorship site,, and the code repository, Github, which was hosting content from the former."
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Comment: Re:Time to stop considering individual components. (Score 1) 85

by mcfatboy93 (#49446549) Attached to: Intel's Core M Performance Is Erratic Between Devices

That or sales pitches as well, Ive noticed that most manufacturers wont give mention to what your putting their parts on. A top of the line graphics card wont do you much good if your motherboards chipset is past its prime. All the parts work together, no matter how you slice it, something is going to have to be the weakest point.

Comment: Catch 22 (Score 1) 707

by mcfatboy93 (#41860633) Attached to: In the 2012 U.S. presidential election:

This being my first time voting (and after many political debates with friends and family) I have come to the conclusion that

1. Neither party is fit to run this country.

2. I will have to pick one of the 2 major parties (sorry vermin supreme)

3. (the issue I have) Not voting, paints you into a ethical and logical corner where if you don't vote, you should not be able to complain about politics because you did not participate in the process. (this is my fathers philosophy, not mine, but i would like some feedback on it)

Comment: Re:They don't want to (Score 1) 477

by mcfatboy93 (#38406998) Attached to: Congress's Techno-Ignorance No Longer Funny

If people want to vote in a politician that takes $450,000 from Wal-Mart and the people know that this is the case then they get what they deserve.

The issue I find in this is that with the two party system you can either vote for the guy who is supported by Wal-Mart, or the guy who is supported by Target. I find politics to be a "catch 22" because I am stuck voting for the lesser of evils or giving up my right to complain about because I didn't vote.

Comment: Check the numbers (Score 1) 515

by mcfatboy93 (#37744386) Attached to: Are You Prepared For the Zombie Apocalypse?

The thing that is scary about this poll is not the percent of people who are prepared for such an event its the larger percent who are not. Do humanity a favor and do some homework on zombies. most accounts have something in common so the unlike some fields the information is somewhat consistent; and if not i look forward to dismembering you in the future.

If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research. -- Wilson Mizner