Literally bad writing

Powertoys manufactures a hand gyroscope for battling RSI. I was considering buying one until I read this this disturbing claim: "Explosive, dynamic, exciting Powerball! Powerball is a dynamic and completely revolutionary new gyroscope that literally explodes with mind numbing torque and inertia once you activate its internal rotor."

Dang. Guess …

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Job Opening: Explosion-Resistant Skull Required

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Table Input in Java

Tablet Input in Java

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

10:06 AM

Turns out that, contrary to what I'd feared, the Tablet Input Panel for the Tablet PC [does]{style="font-weight:bold"} recognizes SWT components as text labels, and you [can ]{style="font-weight:bold"}use the TIP to add recognized handwriting …

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Zalman CPU Coolers Don't Play Well With MSI K8T Dual-Processor ATX Motherboard

I bought two Zalman "Ultra Quiet CPU Coolers" for my new dual-processor system (which I'm building because, in a classic example of bad timing, my old motherboard blew right at the beginning of this extremely deadline-driven month). They don't work (at least two won't) with an MSI ATX motherboard. Not …

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Article on personas

My latest SD Times column argues that it's time to retire Mort, Elvis, and Einstein.

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New Visual Studio Edition for Database Work

Microsoft today announced a new version of VS "for database professionals." It seems that the emphasis is on maintaining database integrity while evolving the data model: a worthy first goal. Perhaps as significant as the release itself is the way in which the SKU has been developed: the team was …

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An Old Neural Net Programmer on Jeff Hawkins' Model of Intelligence

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7:07 …

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AI for Poker

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Daniel Crenna, one of the finalists in the "Made in Express" contest, felt I went too far in dismissing …

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Unpredictability and recognition systems

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On "On Intelligence"

On [On Intelligence]{style="FONT-STYLE: italic"} Sunday, May 28, 2006

9:11 AM On the suggestion of John Lam, I bought Jeff Hawkins' book On Intelligence and pretty much read it through in one sitting. That was possible because it's a very accessible book and also because, to a large …

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