* Posts by Chris Girocco

24 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jan 2008

The LINUX TABLET IS THE FUTURE - and it always will be

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Keyboard Button

They need to run with a transparent keyboard (adjustable transparency with a wheel button) that sends keypresses through when it is being pressed (with said wheel button). Click on text field etc. and keyboard inhabits full screen of tablet at say 75% or a transparency based on display image intensity (e.g. if the keyboard is created with white icons, then it is less transparent with a light display image in the background). You can scroll the wheel button to adjust right away or even turn it off immediately if you don't need to type, and then depress this same wheel button as you type onscreen to have the keystrokes register as opposed to other touchscreen gestures.


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Between the cloning and now THIS, I think we're completely flocked!

Porn found in Osama bin Laden compound

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The bytes of data comprising the porn form a massive one time pad which can be used to encrypt massive amounts of communication in conjunction with a duplicate of the data in other locations. It is unbreakable. Duplicates sit in Yemen, Syria, Toronto and Lahore.

The Bayeux Tapestry archiving model

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Data Integrity

You are ignoring the fact that colors may have faded over time and therefore the integrity of each and every bit, except for the zero bits, is in question.

Oracle kills Sun.com after starvation diet

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Cease + Desist

In '97 I was sent a cease and desist from Sun for using the suffix "sunsite" in a community domain name.

I find a sick satisfaction that I personally outlived the corporate entity that threatened to destroy me.

What was really funny is that the contact was made via snail mail :)

'Phantom Ray' robot stealth jet rolls out

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Rapid Prototyping?

Perhaps a robotic weapon of mass destruction is not really what we would want to be the subject of rapid prototyping.

Lethic botnet knocked out by security researchers

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Control IPs

I wouldn't hardcode a control IP, I would scrape a craig's list post to obtain rotating control IPs.

Microsoft Mixes it in Vegas with Silverlight, Azure and IE 8

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Vocal Levels

The difference in levels on the two speakers are too wide; I can't even listen to this comfortably. The Ozzy has to speak up and match his voice with MJ's vibrant vocals.

US satellite returns first hi-res snap

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Yo Mama Is So Big...

GeoEye captures her in fo pixels!

Big Blue bucks the downturn

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Strategic Options

Yeah, their strategy worked through bad times like totally losing OS market share despite OS2 and the good times like when they virtually allied with Nazi Germany ...

Web designer sues Brat City for assaulting hyperlink

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Link via TinyURL

Problem solved

Chrome-fed Googasm bares tech pundit futility

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You said fucking too much (I bet I got edited)

Network Solutions falls off the web

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Custom Web Sites! Yeah

Focus people, focus! You were the only registrar and companies with more focus like godaddy waltzed in a screwed you.

Domains are a commodity, focus on commoditized domain and hosting services ... like godaddy. Oh yeah, and hot babes washing windows -- also a commodity.

ISO certifies Adobe's PDF

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All We Needed Was Venture Mark-up

That mark-up rocked, was text-based, and completely professional. And I'm talking the old GEM version, not the rebloated Corel incarnation.

Fedora 9 - an OS that even the Linux challenged can love

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You shouldn't be using linux...

...if you need a password strength indicator.

Sony Bluetooth Walkman NWZ-A826K

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C'mon no Sony TALKman?

That one could kill iPhone just because we have all been subconsciously waiting for it since cell phones jumped out of cars.

Also, why haven't they ever released a KITT car PC module that does everything including blow s41t up? Oh yeah, and insert 'your name' instead of 'Michael'

Twittercide results in banality bloodbath

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I can't believe Web20rhea and variants are still available.

I love the Reg and its jejune ways!

While I have the mic - I have the next Google/Facebook and would like to trade for a breakfast restaurant premises in Cupertino, CA (like there is another!)

I am khatchig

I am at cellbent dot you know the tld

Google mistakes search for teleportation

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Subtle Invasion

The wiki example is an interesting 'invasion' of that Web property, in that it highlights the superiority of the Google search results in finding relevant information quickly, primarily due to format of abstracts and key word weighting, over the native Wiki search.

Try "oil supply world war II" and note how much easier it is to find an article relevant to the subject via Google.

On a side note: why doesn't a search for string 'wikipedia.com' invoke this 'teleportation' feature?


Apple sued over iPhone caller ID

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Patents and Sons

They need patent reform in the US and a more intelligent vetting body that only awards true innovation.

Abraham did have two sons, but one moved out before the patent was filed.


Hotmail dies on both sides of the Atlantic

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MS Telephones

Could you imagine?

Remembering the Coleco Adam

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Talking '83 Dude

In 1983 there were no extant "fundamental elements" such as "being able to see exactly what your text will look like until you print it out", especially with daisywheel printers.

IBM's anti-MacBook Air goes up for sale on eBay

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Let's all drink to a guy that figured out they should put the screen on the top of the lid, not squeezed in next to the hinge (see photo)

How and why MySQL grabbed $1bn in five weeks

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mySQL adds the REY to LAMP

You know, at the end, as in LAMPREY...

Polish teen derails tram after hacking train network

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Isn't that how Lex Luthor Started

No, really...that story shows all the signs of a God Complex and the initial signs of a Machiavellian bent.