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+ - The workflow involved in purchasing a Metro Card->

Submitted by Taco Cowboy
Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "Slashdot being a geek site I am submitting a link to a very finely crafted workflow analysis comparing the buying of a Metro Card in New York Subway versus that in the Bay Area Rapid Transit

First, start with this simple workflow diagram — http://dhkzkmq0ef5g3.cloudfron...

Comparing the two you would notice that in order to add money to the Metro Card of the New York Subway you need to touch the touchscreen panel on the ticket selling machine at least 6 times. On the other hand, for the Bay Area Rapit Transit (BART), well, you see it for yourself on that diagram

The article does not only talk about the work flow per se, but also the insanely cumbersome UI which does no one any good

I hope y'all gonna enjoy the article as much as I did !"

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+ - Fox News Apologizes for False Claims of Muslim-Only Areas in England and France-> 1

Submitted by operator_error
operator_error (1363139) writes "Fox News issued an unusual on-air apology on Saturday night for having allowed its anchors and guests to repeat the false claim for a week, that there are Muslim-only “no-go zones” in European countries like England and France that are not under the control of the state and are ruled according to Shariah law.

Fox Report host Julie Banderas, said that “over the course of this last week, we have made some regrettable errors on air regarding the Muslim population in Europe, particularly with regard to England and France.”

“Now this applies especially to discussions of so-called no-go zones, areas where non-Muslims allegedly are not allowed in and police supposedly won’t go,” Ms. Banderas continued. “To be clear, there is no formal designation of these zones in either country and no credible information to support the assertion that there are specific areas in these countries that exclude individuals based solely on their religion.”

The claim that such areas existed attracted widespread attention, and a wave of online derision.""

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+ - Fox News Apologizes for False Claims of Muslim-Only Areas in England and France-> 1

Submitted by operator_error
operator_error (1363139) writes "Fox News issued an unusual on-air apology on Saturday night for having allowed its anchors and guests to repeat the false claim for a week, that there are Muslim-only “no-go zones” in European countries like England and France that are not under the control of the state and are ruled according to Shariah law.

Fox Report host Julie Banderas, said that “over the course of this last week, we have made some regrettable errors on air regarding the Muslim population in Europe, particularly with regard to England and France.”

“Now this applies especially to discussions of so-called no-go zones, areas where non-Muslims allegedly are not allowed in and police supposedly won’t go,” Ms. Banderas continued. “To be clear, there is no formal designation of these zones in either country and no credible information to support the assertion that there are specific areas in these countries that exclude individuals based solely on their religion.”

The claim that such areas existed attracted widespread attention, and a wave of online derision."

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Comment: Re: Fix the damn markup (Score 0) 778

You somehow overlooked the mistaken use of 'confining', when the appropriate choice would probably have been 'confiding'. Totally different meanings, with only a single letter difference. Then there's punctuation, like a few missing commas...

Everyone could use a good editor.

Comment: Re:damage control mode (Score 1) 450

Switching to GunCash and away from Intuit Quicken was the best thing I could do for myself! GnuCash is fantastic is every way, whereas Quicken did everything they could do to make me their Bitch. Way back in the early nineties, I setup Quicken on the Mac to handle foreign currencies, which was a do-able hassle and I am amazed to find Quicken on the Mac *still* can't handle foreign currencies. But Quicken Windows could at least in the early 2000 when I made the move from Quicken Mac to Quicken Windows to gain such 'advanced features'.

But the worst part is the business model Intuit has! They want charge me for the software, with frequent annual upgrades, while also charging 'participating banks' another fee for Quicken Export format of transaction data. Since I have banks in The Netherlands who won't buy into Intuit's US-centric game, had I not migrated away from Quicken Windows finally in 2008, I'd still be forced to enter every little transaction by hand, from all banks, credit cards, PayPal, etc., until the books are balanced. Thank Goodness GnuCash allows me to download these Dutch transactions in MT940 format!! And like QuickBooks, GnuCash allows me to create and track the invoices sent out. I can't say enough good things about GnuCash and can't say how much I hate Intuit and am so glad to be free from them after so much time and effort wasted while being trapped by them.

+ - Bowhead whale have two anti-aging genes->

Submitted by Taco Cowboy
Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "The Bowhead whale, each of which has more than 1,000 times as many cells as a human, are known to live more than 200 years of age, and yet they show few signs of the age-related ailments that plague other animals

A team of scientists has mapped the bowhead’s genome and they compared the whale’s genome with that of nine mammals, including other cetaceans, cows, rats, and humans

Reported in the publication Cell Reports the comparative analysis uncovered mutations in two genes, one that is thought to confer resistance to cancer and is also linked to aging and DNA repair; the other is involved with DNA repair only

The next stage of the experiment is to insert these genes into laboratory mice to see if the gene mutations increase the longevity of the mice, and offer resistance to diseases"

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Comment: How is this [OPEN!] internet-friendly? (Score 1) 150

by operator_error (#48736579) Attached to: Microsoft Unveils Nokia 215, a $29 Phone With Internet Access

Seriously? This is a device not unlike the Nokia 108 RM-945, both of which seem designed to suck payments at the teets of the GSM-provider/subsidizer. You can transfer your data using SD-cards or GSM; that's it. Neither of which offer wifi. If you're not including wifi on the device, who is paying for/subsidizing the 'internet', really? And how?

Does anyone remember WAP? This is like Facebook (etc.) subsidized WAP for developing nations, in modern times. Thank you %$#@! rich bastard Zuck & Co. This not exactly open-access internet for developing nations. Do not be fooled. Do not be their tool.

This is also a form of 'bundling', and is not to be confused with a voip-friendly phone, (except for those hackers choosing to abuse this subsidized cost structure using a call-back sytem using lower rates in the EU-type GSM cost structures [...US is subscriber+caller-based. Not a strictly caller-based costing structure])

This is classic Nokia evolution and engineering, now owned by Microsoft and being transitioned for the developing world using an advertising-based payment structure.

Happy 2015+.

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