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Comment Re:Windows keys? (Score 2) 459

Windows 7 added a lot more functionality to the Windows keys, especially for dual monitor setups. Win+P lets you toggle each monitor on and off, Win+Shift+Left/Right moves windows between screens, Win+Left/Right tiles windows to the left or right side of the current screen, Win+Up maximizes, Win+Down restores or minimizes, Win+E opens a new Explorer window.

There are a few more, but those are the ones I use frequently. Admittedly, I rarely use the Menu key, but that makes it quite handy to use as the Host Key in VirtualBox.

Comment Re:Why (Score 1) 82

From Raspberry Pi distributor element14:

Registration for the Raspberry Pi has now closed. We are currently ensuring that the large number of customers who registered their interest over the final few days of registration have sufficient opportunity to order their Pi, and will be opening to general Raspberry Pi orders mid July.

If you signed up at the launch, you'd have one by now, and if not, you can get one quite soon.


PC Gamers Too Good For Consoles Gamers? 324

thsoundman sends in a blog post from Rahul Sood, CTO of HP's gaming business, who claims there was once a project in development at Microsoft to let Xbox users compete against PC users playing the same game. According to Sood, the project was killed because the console players kept getting destroyed by their PC counterparts. He wrote, "Those of us who have been in the gaming business for over a decade know the real deal. You simply don't get the same level of detail or control as you do with a PC over a console. It's a real shame that Microsoft killed this — because had they kept it alive it might have actually increased the desire of game developers and gamers alike to continue developing and playing rich experiences on the PC, which would trickle down to the console as it has in the past."

Comment Re:How about "Could you please ban gaming videos?" (Score 1) 133

How about "I know a lot of people who, to put it mildly, aren't a fan of video games. Can you make subtle changes to your policy so that videos of video games end up all but banned?"

I don't get it, is someone forcing you to watch video game-related videos? Are you unable to find videos that interest you by yourself?

Submission + - U.S. Coast Guard wants to kill LORAN-C (

adaviel writes: LORAN (Long Range Aids to Navigation) is an electronic navigation system using low-frequency radio, used by many boaters (including me) before GPS. It has an approximately 200m accuracy and is a functional replacement in case GPS fails or the US implements selective availability in time of war. The US Coast Guard intends to turn it off starting February 8.

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