* Posts by Cloudscout

3 posts • joined 21 Oct 2011

Why voice and apps sometimes don't beat an old-fashioned knob

Cloudscout

"A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive -- you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program."

Mars probe crippled by buggy SSD successfully jury-rigged

Cloudscout
Facepalm

BOFH-ins

How did you resist the urge to call them BOFH-ins?

Reg hacks confront really wide Oz load terror

Cloudscout

Shubert

I think we still hold the record here in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over 10 years ago they moved a 3000 ton building, the Shubert Theater, through Downtown Minneapolis. The best part was the giant "This End Up" labels they attached to the side of the building.

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