* 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."

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Mars probe crippled by buggy SSD successfully jury-rigged

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Facepalm

BOFH-ins

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

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Reg hacks confront really wide Oz load terror

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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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