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Refresh Types

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The hardest refresh requires both a Mac keyboard and a Windows keyboard as a security measure, like how missile launch systems require two keys to be turned at once.
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tdarby
90 days ago
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lo
Baltimore, MD
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Covarr
90 days ago
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Hard Reset - PC reset button - causes SEGA to fight SOPA.
Moses Lake, WA
alt_text_bot
90 days ago
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The hardest refresh requires both a Mac keyboard and a Windows keyboard as a security measure, like how missile launch systems require two keys to be turned at once.

Meeting Roger Moore

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Amazing story from Marc Haynes about meeting Roger Moore as a 7-year-old in 1983.

(This tweet I’m linking to has screenshots of Haynes’s post on Facebook; here’s the same story in text copied and pasted into a forum, without attribution. Have I ever complained about how much I dislike Facebook?)

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tdarby
120 days ago
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Roger Moore would have been 56 in 1983. Fake news!

(RIP, Mr. Bond. 😕)
Baltimore, MD
chrisfl
120 days ago
Harc Hayes was 7 in 1983 - https://twitter.com/marchaynes He is a friend of a friend who vouches for him. So I say confirmed True.
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HAL, Not Threepio

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Me, a few days ago:

Once you start thinking about the implications of an AI-driven device that can both see and hear you, it becomes obvious just how primitive these devices still are. I want a C–3PO, not a talking camera fixed on my dresser that tells me if my socks and shirt match.

Now that I think about it, what I really want is HAL. Think about it: HAL 9000 is the platonic ideal of these voice-driven assistants. He understands you perfectly, every time; he answers immediately; he can see not just hear; and he’s available throughout your home/spaceship. Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clark were amazingly prescient about where AI and human-computer interfaces were heading. They were just too optimistic about how soon we’d get there.

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tdarby
144 days ago
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Minus, y'know, the homicidal impulses
Baltimore, MD
smadin
144 days ago
geez, Tom, where's your sense of adventure?
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satadru
144 days ago
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Can Siri sing Daisy?

Also somebody's headcanon must have the S in SAL9000 standing for Siri, right?
New York, NY
Norm_bone
143 days ago
Me: Siri, can you sing, "Daisy"? Siri: "You know I can't sing"
satadru
142 days ago
Nice. Here's Google: http://imgur.com/dnlMXbK

Alien semiotics keycaps for your mechanical keyboard

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The typography and semiotics of Alien are fascinating, and now you can have them on your keyboard. The G20 Semiotic Keycap Set from Signature Plastics embodies almost all of Rob Cobb's design work for the movie, right down to the references to Hindu mysticism from the briefly-glimpsed self-destruction console keyboard. (more…)

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tdarby
236 days ago
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oh yes

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Walking Into Things

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A childhood spent walking while reading books has prepared me unexpectedly well for today's world.
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tdarby
426 days ago
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He's a wild type, that one
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Covarr
426 days ago
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I have found I walk into the very thing I'm looking directly at in an effort not to walk into it.
Moses Lake, WA
rjstegbauer
426 days ago
The Air Force has to train their dive bomber pilots to prevent the same thing.
ydant
426 days ago
Target fixation - a common factor for many motorcycle crashes.
jimwise
426 days ago
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That alt text, tho
srsly
426 days ago
"A childhood spent walking while reading books has prepared me unexpectedly well for today's world."
mkalus
426 days ago
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I 100% agree with the mouseover.
iPhone: 49.287476,-123.142136
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426 days ago
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A childhood spent walking while reading books has prepared me unexpectedly well for today's world.

GlaxoSmithKline to Use ResearchKit for Clinical Research

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Caroline Chen and Alex Webb, reporting for Bloomberg:

GlaxoSmithKline Plc has started a rheumatoid arthritis study using Apple Inc.’s ResearchKit, marking the first time a drugmaker has used the health system for the iPhone to conduct clinical research.

Glaxo wants to record the mobility of 300 participants over three months and will also ask the patients to input both physical and emotional symptoms, such as pain and mood. The app Glaxo created from ResearchKit comes with a guided wrist exercise that uses the phone’s sensors to record motion, giving the drugmaker a standardized measurement across all users. The company will use the results to help design better clinical trials.

I’m curious if they’ll supply participants with loaner iPhones. Or will they only choose participants who already have iPhones?

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tdarby
429 days ago
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I'd imagine they'll give loaners when needed. My wife got a loaner Blackberry in the past for monitoring; it's not that unusual.
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