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Philippines authorities are hoping technology will help save lives this rainy season, after announcing a plan to equip local disaster officials with tablets to access and upload key info to prevent flood-related deaths. The Monitoring and Operating System for Emergency Services (Moses) tablets will be handed out to local …

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Take an umbrella

Capacitive touchscreens don't work properly when wet, or at all if immersed in water.

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Re: Take an umbrella

Who said they are capacitive?

We've been making touch terminals for "wet areas" in food production for over a decade and that is one of the reasons why we don't use capacitive touch.

A touch device doesn't have to be an iPad or Nexus clone, there are lots of specialised verticals out there.

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Re: Specialised verticals

Looking around my room... Oh, yes... I have some holding the ceiling up

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NOAH then MOSES .....

.... followed by the JESUS machine that enables rescue workers to travel safely across the surface of floodwaters.

Any suggestions for the meaning of this acronym?

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Jumbo Equipment for the Suspension of Underwater Submersion

Hard to find a good J for that...

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Re: NOAH then MOSES .....

Joint Evacuation and Survival Unsinkable Submersible

for some kind of rescue sub with... aerated crash foam which fills compartments in the event of a hull rupture or something and keeps the blighter floating?

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