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Comment Get rid of the X on the tab while you're at it (Score 2) 266

Sheesh, i would prefer if they just got rid of the X on the tab? I inadvertently close tabs I have open because there is an X on each tab. Get rid of it. I will do a Ctl+w if I am done, or just close the entire browser. The X i feel eats up real estate, and is an annoyance.

Comment :wq oh-shit (Score 1) 252

Entering Ex mode. Type "visual" to go to Normal mode.
oh shit what's this
E749: empty buffer :w
E32: No file name
E749: empty buffer
E749: empty buffer
E749: empty buffer
E749: empty buffer ::W
E492: Not an editor command: :W :QW
E492: Not an editor command: QW :wq
E32: No file name

fuck it, i forgot what I was going to comment anyway

Comment Re:Just like a public library (Score 1) 299

I see the government pay for roadways, which are used heavly for commernce. The library is less so. Internet is heavily used for commerce, like that of the roadways, but also knowledge and entertainmnet.
I guess compared to roads, they can be used for commerce, lesuire, and military. so they may be more simila than not.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: How do you deploy small office WIFI SSIDs? 2

junkfish writes: I am not able to install a controller based WIFI solution in my office due to cost, but I like presenting my users with a Single SSID rather than an array of four or five differently named SSID from different access points. My Question to Slashdot is, What is your experience deploying multiple wireless access points with the same SSID and password? I have been doing this with Cisco 1040 series Access Points this year, and have had good success. It seems like the client is able to determine which AP is best to connect to, and is able to roam around the office with out too much of an interruption when it connects to a different AP. Is this sloppy practice? Or does the general state of the 802.11 provide for this sort of resiliency. I am really interested in your opinion because I have not seem too much documented on this subject. Thanks

Officials Use Google Earth To Find Unlicensed Pools 650

Officials in Riverhead, New York are using Google Earth to root out the owners of unlicensed pools. So far they've found 250 illegal pools and collected $75,000 in fines and fees. Of course not everyone thinks that a city should be spending time looking at aerial pictures of backyards. from the article: "Lillie Coney, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC, said Google Earth was promoted as an aid to curious travelers but has become a tool for cash-hungry local governments. 'The technology is going so far ahead of what people think is possible, and there is too little discussion about community norms,' she said."

Comment This is Simply Marketing (Score 1) 853

This is just Apple Marketing their product. Leaving a phone in a bar leads to good copy. Their lame upgrade to their own product, now has some sizzle, that adds value to the marketing of the product. Now the 4g is compelling, when before it was just an upgrade. Selling us the same product again and again, boy that sounds like M$.


Why Time Flies By As You Get Older 252

Ant notes a piece up on WBUR Boston addressing theories to explain the universal human experience that time seems to pass faster as you get older. Here's the 9-minute audio (MP3). Several explanations are tried out: that brains lay down more information for novel experiences; that the "clock" for nerve impulses in aging brains runs slower; and that each interval of time represents a diminishing fraction of life as we age.
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Glenn Beck Loses Dispute Over Parody Domain 1172

CuteSteveJobs writes "Glenn Beck fought the law and the law won. Parody website DidGlennBeckRapeAndMurderAYoungGirlIn1990.com attacked Beck using the same straw man arguments Beck himself is famous for: 'We're not accusing Glenn Beck of raping and murdering a young girl in 1990 — in fact, we think he didn't! But we can't help but wonder ... Why won't he deny that he raped and killed a young girl in 1990?' Beck didn't see the humour and tried to have the site shut down. He sued the creator on the grounds the site 'violated his name as a trademark.' But in a sudden outbreak of common sense, WIPO rejected Beck's complaint finding the site 'can be said to be making a political statement,' which is a 'legitimate non-commercial use' of Beck's name. But after winning, the owner voluntarily handed Beck the domain anyway. Still, it's comforting to know that satire — the only weapon politicians and talking heads fear — is still safely in the hands of the public where it belongs."

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