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Comment: Fix the broken Keyboard Shortcuts (Score 1) 410

by skware (#39604835) Attached to: Slashdot Coming Attractions

They used to work, now they don't so much. A couple of years ago the load article keyboard shortcut went missing. This means I can look up and down the page of articles (j/k etc.), but never load the article, or RTFA without moving to a mouse (or using a browser plugin that allows me to do this).

Pressing Tab should visually highlight the current element (it doesn't)

Broken keyboard interation changed my interaction with the site from daily use (almost every single day since launch) to once every few days.

+ - Jack Thompson sues Facebook for $40M-> 2

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angry tapir
angry tapir writes "Jack Thompson has sued Facebook for US$40 million, saying that the social networking site harmed him by not removing angry postings made by Facebook gamers. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Thompson is best know for bringing suit against Grand Theft Auto's Take Two Interactive, Sony Computer Entertainment America, and Wal-Mart, arguing that the game caused violent behavior."
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Hardware Hacking

+ - Hack Your WD MyBook World->

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thedude13 writes "So, if you're like me and have voided the warranties of all the other electronics in your house, but have yet to sink your teeth into your poor little Western Digital MyBook World — likely cowering in the corner pleading for you to put down the screwdriver — here are some helpful resources on getting the most out this handy little NAS box that just so happens to be running BusyBox linux."
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+ - Rubik's Cube Proven Solvable in 26 Moves->

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eldavojohn writes "I've often heard people comment that any configuration (if analyzed long enough) of a Rubik's cube could be solved in less than 20 moves. But the only proof provided by computational math has yielded 27 as the limit ... until now. Researchers at Notheastern University have proven that it is possible in 26 moves by using mathematical group theory with hardware capable of simulating a hundred million moves a second. You might think this a boring or trivial thing to crack through brute force when, in fact, the cube boasts 43 quintillion (4.3252 x 10^19) different states. The pseudocode of their algorithm can be found in the academic paper[PDF warning] as well as the theory behind their proof."
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Ya'll hear about the geometer who went to the beach to catch some rays and became a tangent ?