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Comment Re:Please don't... (Score 1) 495

I have a USB to Audio Out hooked up to my USB hub (Think it was like $20 for the external DAC). So when I put my Mac on my desk and plugin my hub it auto switches to my external speakers via the USB adapter. So it is actually simpler because I only have to hook up the USB cable rather than the USB and the audio cable.

Comment Document Management System (Score 5, Insightful) 343

What you are looking for is a Document Management System, something like Documentum or FileNet that are built for this specific version and include additional features like workflow and extra attributes that you can add to the content to find it easier. Web Content Management systems are not the same thing, and will not work the way you want them to so make sure you look at all the options out there.

Comment Re:You're asking who? (Score 1) 1040

I'm using gnome-shell, but I'm also using avant-window-navigator as my bottom panel and I have also disabled dynamic workspaces in gnome-shell. If I could I would disable the top left hot corner in gnome-shell. Being able to switch between workspaces with just my mouse is important to me. My main beef with gnome-shell is that when only using the mouse, switching workspaces is a pain in the ass especially with large displays. I think gnome-shell is a great window manager, due to its metacity roots, but the usability of it needs some attention. I think the developers should have to use it without their hands on the keyboard and it will be obvious where the problems are.

Comment Re:Good-bye sprint? (Score 1) 325

I'm in the same boat. I have two 3G data cards that I have had for over 4 yrs. In fact I was planning on switching all my phones to Sprint to take advantage of their plans, but with this plan change, if it affects me, I will probably dump Sprint and go to Verizon. With Verizon their overage charge is actually less, $10/GB vs $0.05 per megabyte.

Comment Re:I dont know how true that is (Score 1) 559

I agree that the auto configuration has really taken the challenge of adding optional components to a PC. It used to be that adding more than 2 serial ports to a system was a challenge and required you to really understand a system. These days with USB and other plug and play technologies it is almost boring to get new stuff.

Comment Two Words: Screen Resolution (Score 2, Insightful) 898

These days almost all laptops have sucky screen resolution (13xx x 768). Particularly at the 14" and 15" sizes. Find a machine with a decent screen and you'll find a decent laptop. A few months ago I got my wife a HP Envy 14 with the 1600x900 screen, i5 CPU, and 4GB RAM. Suites her needs quite nicely.
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Solar Car Speed Record Smashed 72

An anonymous reader writes with word from Australia that "There's a new world record for the fastest solar-powered land vehicle: 88 km/h average speed over one kilometre in a lightweight car that uses about the same power as a toaster." As the article goes on to explain, this solar racer, built last year by students from the University of New South Wales, managed to nab that speed record earlier this month on an Australian navy base airstrip.

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