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Submission + - Hijacking the controls of a Japanese Toilet (blogspot.com)

rtsandiego writes: Mission accomplished. I've verified that the use of an "off the shelf" learning remote control is capable of learning the IR data command streams for the Toto Toilet! Have fun by starting and stopping the Bidet commands on your unsuspecting friends!

Submission + - Most People Have Never Heard of CTRL+F 1

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "Google search anthropologist Dan Russell says that 90 percent of people in his studies don't know how to use CTRL/Command + F to find a word in a document or web page. "I do these field studies and I can't tell you how many hours I've sat in somebody's house as they've read through a long document trying to find the result they're looking for," says Russell, who has studied thousands of people on how how search for stuff. "At the end I'll say to them, 'Let me show one little trick here,' and very often people will say, 'I can't believe I've been wasting my life!'" Just like we learn to skim tables of content or look through an index or just skim chapter titles to find what we're looking for, we need to teach people about this CTRL+F thing says Alexis Madrigal. "I probably use that trick 20 times per day and yet the vast majority of people don't use it at all," writes Madrigal. "We're talking about the future of almost all knowledge acquisition and yet schools don't spend nearly as much time on this skill as they do on other equally important areas.""

Comment Re:Options explained (Score 2, Informative) 648

Star Control 2?

Peaceful and Wise = Chenjesu
Violent and Imperialistic = Ur-Quan
More Concerned With Trade = Melnorme
Busy With Their Own Problems = Yehat
Too Different For Us To Recognize = Slylandro
As Scared Of Us As We Are Of Them = Spathi
Much More Primitive Than We Expect = Zoq-fot-pik
Totally Hot Like On TV = Syreen

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