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Comment Re:No kidding (Score 2) 431

A tablet can't match a keyboard, mouse, and monitor for entering information. This is because the keyboard is an efficient means of entry, and has tactile feedback, and you can be looking at what you are doing without your hands occluding part of your view.

What happens if you give a tablet a mouse and a keyboard then with USB-on-the-go like they did with the Nokia N8 (scroll down, look for the picture with the keyboard and mouse attached to the phone).

Comment If that's the case (Score 1) 181

I suppose we could do away with the tracers on the mainboard completely. Minaturize the chip so that it can be embedded in the greatest of the required technologies: RAM, CPU, GRAPHICS, SSD. All of these devices would have the range of a few feet - the standard size of a full size atx case. Increase power draw for longer ranges for the display, keyboard and mouse/joystick/gesture pen. Include AES 256bit encryption and aconvient reset button for rematching components. Include a "volunteer" acknowledgement packet wherein if no other device is in range it automatically mates with the closest of components.

Now all I have to figure out is how to include multiprocessor situations, and a negotiation technique for automatic server farms with cloning and failover.

Dang.. I'm sure I'm forgetting something!

Comment Re:reboot (Score 4, Funny) 259

This will be a reboot of Futurama ...

Really? I wanna see that! Lets get Dot to play Leela. Phong will play the professor (Imagine the professor with a chinese accent and speaking in riddles). Bob will have to be Fry I suppose, with like a -100 intelligence. Matrix can play Bender, AndrAIa should be Amy Wong. I think it would be fun to make Megabyte play Zapp Brannigan, and of course Hexidecimal is MoM. SCSI can be Nibbler. And just for kicks we'll have Turbo play Kiff. Lets make lil' Enzo play Kiff's & Amy's offspring...

Of course, this is plenty open to changes...

Why Developers Are Switching To Macs 771

snydeq writes "Programmers are finding themselves increasingly drawn to the Mac as a development platform, in large part due to Apple's decision to move to Intel chips and to embrace virtualization of other OSes, which has turned Mac OS X into a flexible tool for development, InfoWorld reports. The explosion of interest in smartphone development is helping the trend, with iPhone development lock-in to the Mac environment the chief motivating factor for Apple as a platform of choice for mobile development. Yet for many, the Mac remains sluggish and poorly tuned for development, with developers citing its virtual memory system's poor performance in paging data in and out of memory and likening use of the default-network file system, AFS, to engaging oneself with 'some kind of passive-aggressive torture.' What remains unclear is whether Apple will lend an ear to this new wave of Mac-based development or continue to develop products that lock out uses programmers expect."

Ender in Exile 507

stoolpigeon writes "Orson Scott Card's work Ender's Game began as a novelette, which he says he wrote as a means of leading up to the full story he had developed, Speaker for the Dead. Ender's Game was published as a full novel in 1985, and won the Hugo and Nebula awards (as did Speaker for the Dead in '86 and '87). I think it is safe to say that Ender's Game is ensconced in its position as a science fiction classic. Now, 23 years later, Card has finished the first direct sequel to Ender's Game in his new novel Ender in Exile." Keep reading for the rest of JR's review.

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