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Comment: Re:Keyboard (Score 1) 212

by rHBa (#47932351) Attached to: iOS 8 Review
FWIW, I use "hacker keyboard" on my Nexus 7 (7 inch screen), it has all the important stuff in landscape mode (Tab, Ctrl, Delete, cursor keys, number keys a la laptop KB and symbols in the same place just a shift away) and a more minimal layout in portrait mode. (fewer keys but bigger buttons).

Comment: Re: Biggest archaeological event? (Score 3, Insightful) 80

by rHBa (#47870317) Attached to: Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found
I'm not saying finding the Titanic wasn't important but archaeologically speaking it is far less important than the Mary Rose.

On the one hand we have the Titanic which sunk in 1912, we know virtually everything about, it's design, it's passenger list etc. Heck we even have film footage of it.

On the other hand we have the Marry Rose which sank in 1545 and (according to Wikipedia) "The surviving section of the ship and thousands of recovered artefacts are of immeasurable value as a Tudor-era time capsule. [...] The finds include weapons, sailing equipment, naval supplies and a wide array of objects used by the crew. Many of the artefacts are unique to the Mary Rose and have provided insights into topics ranging from naval warfare to the history of musical instruments.".

Comment: Re:At the risk of blaming the victim... (Score 1) 311

by rHBa (#47817881) Attached to: Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak
Better education of users is the answer. To coin a car analogy, most people now know not to leave their purse, computer, other valuable items visible in their car, they take extra measures like leaving it in the boot/trunk or not leaving it there in the first place.

This was (and unfortunately still is) not always the case but because of advertising campaigns people tend to know they should be more aware.

Comment: Nokia 3310 (Score 2) 635

by rHBa (#47790365) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?
I'm still using a Nokia 3310. 'What? Call yourself a geek and you don't have a smart phone?' I hear you ask...

Well I quite like the idea that when I leave the office I'm NOT AT WORK any more. I'm still contactable if anyone wants to TXT/call me and I'm rarely more than 10mins away from a WiFi connection if I really need one (I have a Nexus 7 which is on me most of the time).

I also take perverse pleasure when I try calling someone on their iPhone and they hang up on me only to TXT me back to say their mic has been playing up and they can't currently receive calls.

I also ski and paraglide quite a lot and need a phone that's going to work in an emergency, potentially after a big fall...

I know I'll have to replace it eventually but it's doing fine for what I need right now.

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat. -- Ambrose Bierce