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May 23, 2007, 02:33 PM
 
Dakar, you and Laminar are King and Queen of un-clever one-liners. No offense but it's true.
     
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May 23, 2007, 02:34 PM
 
Well I'm not under the impression that everything I type is funny.

Those last couple were more of a pointless discussion.
     
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Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
Dakar, you and Laminar are King and Queen of un-clever one-liners. No offense but it's true.
Which is king and which is queen?
     
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May 23, 2007, 02:35 PM
 
So how long have you been holding that comment in anyway?
     
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May 23, 2007, 02:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Which is king and which is queen?
He said it in order. Don't mess with my ego.
     
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May 23, 2007, 03:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
That's where I say voice recognition.
I'd hate to picture an office of people speaking to their computers with "run email, email sally, write "OMG can you believe it?!" etc.
     
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May 23, 2007, 03:03 PM
 
Doesn't seem much different than customer service where people are talking all the time.
     
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
I'd hate to picture an office of people speaking to their computers with "run email, email sally, write "OMG can you believe it?!" etc.
I would have to kill everyone in my office.

Talking to your computer will never work. The only reason they did it on Star Trek was... well, actually it worked quite well on Star Trek.
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May 23, 2007, 03:11 PM
 
Thinking more about it, It seems nobody interfaced with the computer on Star Trek except Kirk.
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Which is king and which is queen?
I'm not Queen, I'm Trusted Lieutenant.
     
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May 23, 2007, 03:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
I would have to kill everyone in my office.

Talking to your computer will never work. The only reason they did it on Star Trek was... well, actually it worked quite well on Star Trek.
The reason it worked well on Star Trek was that the voice interface was only used for certain things like data retrieval, recording logs, and activating simple, common functions. For everything else like data entry, navigation, and complex actions the computer consoles were used (in combination with PADDs in TNG and beyond, and what looked like just pads of paper in TOS).
     
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May 23, 2007, 03:20 PM
 
Bah, they showed you could use the computer for everything in the crunch.
     
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May 23, 2007, 03:30 PM
 


just to tie this all together
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May 23, 2007, 03:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
Bah, they showed you could use the computer for everything in the crunch.
Sure, but it wasn't the easiest or preferred way of doing things.
     
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May 23, 2007, 03:55 PM
 
You're not lazy enough
     
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Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
You're not lazy enough
I think anyone who actually knew me who read that would be rolling on the floor right about now.
     
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May 23, 2007, 03:57 PM
 
Why did the helmsmen have to "engage?" Why not just tell the computer to "engage?" And why did they have a frickin crew at all?
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Why did the helmsmen have to "engage?" Why not just tell the computer to "engage?" And why did they have a frickin crew at all?
Plot development.
     
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Why did the helmsmen have to "engage?" Why not just tell the computer to "engage?" And why did they have a frickin crew at all?
To keep Kirk occupied in between luscious alien babes.
     
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May 23, 2007, 05:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Another question...

What follows the keyboard?
A man who hung his keys on a board but now needs them so goes back to get them but the board starts running away so he has to follow it.
     
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May 23, 2007, 05:25 PM
 
Hmmmm
     
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May 23, 2007, 05:30 PM
 
Apparently my memory didn't serve me quite as well as it could have. The pointing device I was talking about before was called the FELiX, not the Cat. Same idea though...

Also, the design was apparently much 'improved' beyond the version I saw in my friend's basement:


Here's a review of it: Altra's Felix Pointing Device
     
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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
The NES Power Glove.
End of discussion.
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May 23, 2007, 05:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post


just to tie this all together
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
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May 23, 2007, 06:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
So how long have you been holding that comment in anyway?
Sorry I was in a bitchy mood
     
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May 24, 2007, 08:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
Sorry I was in a bitchy mood
Don't apologize. I rather have people lay it out, than secretly despise my posting.
     
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May 24, 2007, 08:18 AM
 
Crap, he's on to me.
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May 24, 2007, 11:34 AM
 
I recall seeing a mouse that was essentially upright like a joystick, but the whole thing moved like a mouse, the buttons were triggers on the stick. Good Ergonomic design, I kind of want one.

But beyond that, I think that someone needs to develop a tactile system for a changing interface. The iPhone interface, which has something beneath it which can rearrange for tactile contact. That's what I'd like to see. I expect interfaces to by dynamic in the future, and input devices will be addons, only for special situations. Somewhere between Minority Report and the iPhone.
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May 24, 2007, 11:58 AM
 
That must be mighty awkward at first.
     
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May 24, 2007, 12:18 PM
 
My boss has one of these:
     
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May 24, 2007, 12:27 PM
 
I'd love to try hunt and peck on that thing.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
My boss has one of these:
Does your boss say things like "sheilds up" thoughout the day?
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May 24, 2007, 01:12 PM
 
His boss' name is Zero Cool
     
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May 24, 2007, 01:14 PM
 
What does he/you do Laminar?
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Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
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Tech support. He is suffering from back/shoulder problems so he's going very ergonomic, he has this chair too:
     
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You don't work for Apple, do you?
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Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
He is suffering from back/shoulder problems so he's going very ergonomic, he has this chair too:

WTF?

Really, WTF?
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Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
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You don't work for Apple, do you?
No, if I did I wouldn't be allowed on a message board, from what I hear. But today's my last day here, so this is the last day you'll all be able to enjoy my never ending wit and wisdom.
     
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May 24, 2007, 02:28 PM
 
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
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May 24, 2007, 06:22 PM
 
What comes after the mouse? I thought everybody knew it was Jeff Hans multi-touch screen sort of interface.
     
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But today's my last day here.
We don't need no quitters!

Don't go! You're fun. Nearly as much fun as me, in fact. And I didn't think that was possible.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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May 24, 2007, 07:35 PM
 
I think the multi-touch will replace the keyboard and mouse
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"Lead an engineering development team responsible for designing and launching multi-touch panels for Apple products"

Apple - Job Opportunities - Job description

Can't mean the iPhone as it has already been designed and near launch.
     
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MacBook (Pro) DS
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Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
Don't apologize. I rather have people lay it out, than secretly despise my posting.
I don't despise your posting. Like I said, I was in a bad mood and said something which I didn't mean.
     
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Originally Posted by design219 View Post
WTF?

Really, WTF?
My neighbor has one. They're actually really comfortable. Although I was more then slightly surprised since they are both multi millionaires and their house is very tastfully done, so when I saw this in their living room it looked wildly out of place.
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I don't despise your posting. Like I said, I was in a bad mood and said something which I didn't mean.
Alright. Well, no hard feelings either way.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Tech support. He is suffering from back/shoulder problems so he's going very ergonomic, he has this chair too:
Leo LaPorte had one explode on him during a podcast last week... one wonders if that foul thing was it.
     
 
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