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Comment Re:Spoof the line as disconnected.. (Score 2) 497

It's sometimes called "the triple tone."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_information_tones

There's live samples that can be played there. IVR systems automatically detect the no circuit tones and removes or deprioritizes a number.

Playing the wikipedia sample by holding the phone to the PC speaker should be enough, I recon.

Comment Re:One button to the main screen! Is that changed? (Score 1) 233

I'm sure everyone has dozens of applications on Windows and Linux where unless you right click, you won't realize there's a lot more depth to what can be done.

Ya, right mouse button is too obvious for Apple.

[In xcode] When the find/replace bar appears at the top of the editor, holding down the option key on the keyboard causes "Replace in Selection" to appear in lieu of "Replace All."

That's from stackoverflow.

Transportation

Electric Vehicles Might Not Benefit the Environment After All 775

New submitter countach44 writes "From an article in IEEE's Spectrum magazine: 'Upon closer consideration, moving from petroleum-fueled vehicles to electric cars begins to look more and more like shifting from one brand of cigarettes to another. We wouldn't expect doctors to endorse such a thing. Should environmentally minded people really revere electric cars?' The author discusses the controversy and social issues behind electric car research and demonstrates what many of us have been thinking: are electric cars really more environmentally friendly than those based on internal combustion engines?" Reader Jah-Wren Ryel takes issue with one of the sources, and offers a criticism from Fast Company.
Google

Google's Nexus Q Successor Hits the FCC 56

With the kind of cagey phrasing found in many such electronics approval applications, Google describes a device that some are taking to be the successor to its discontinued Nexus Q thus: "The device functions as a media player." From the article: "Some of the specs of the device includes a 2.4GHz WiFi b/g/n connectivity. The FCC report does not contain test photos so we do not know what the device looks like. It is likely that the H840 will support Google Play Music All Access and will have similar functionality as a Sonos media player that can be connected to external speakers."

Comment Re:Well, he's not afraid his company might fire hi (Score 1) 486

When you're talking about office visits, even specialists, I fully agree. People put off automotive work for the same reason, but the chances of that widowing a wife are slimmer than procrastinating the cost of a scan for an abdominal pain.

At present I pay $140usd/mo for a low dosage of dextroamphetamine, something that could be made by a high schooler with Google and given proper lab access. I do not mind paying a man for his skill, but that I do find insulting.

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