zany new keyboard dingus

TouchStream LP keyboard

This seems kind of interesting: the whole surface of the keyboard is a flat touchpad, basically, so there are all kinds of gesture-based macros. E.g., you hold down "shift" by pressing with 4 fingers of either hand, so you don't have to actually reach for the shift key. And you can do things like "increase font size" in your browser by pressing and spreading your fingers. So it's like a combination of of Palm Graffiti and a keyboard. And you don't have to move your fingers off the "keys" to move the mouse.

I can't imagine trying to touch-type on it, though, without any tactile response: it seems like you'd be positioned on the wrong keys all the time, with no key-edges to feel.

Brad just gone one, and he likes it.

I'm still pretty happy with my chair-mount Kinesis Evolution keyboard; it's around four years old now, and starting to show it, but it's held up longer than most keyboards I've used, I suppose. I still wish it had a trackpoint instead of a trackpad, though (I use a normal desktop mouse with it, since I dislike trackpads so much.)

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Scientology in the 70s

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Current Music: Pailhead -- Anthem ♬

the magic, candy-like Life Extension pill

Clinial Trials Starting On Pill Extending Human Lifespan to 120 Years

The new pill contains the protein ependymin, which is produced by the brain and stimulates the body into making its own disease-fighting anti-oxidants. These are found in fruit and vegetables and can combat the damage caused to our bodies as we age. Now researchers claim the new pill has the equivalent effect of eating 30 lbs of fruit and vegetables every day. [...]

The scientists say the ependymin pill will boost average life expectancy from 75 to 120 years. The drug - currently known only as 1152 - could be available over the counter in less than two years and has already been successfully tested on geriatric mice. CereMedix President Steve Parkinson said, "We are all very excited about this drug for obvious reasons. We are confident that this drug will allow people to live an extra 40 years or more."

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dissent is unamerican, right?

So it's coming up on that special, jingoistic time of year again, and this time I figure I'll get some flyers printed up to scatter around the club on the week of Jul 4. Suggestions on what to put on them? I have a few ideas, but they're not really grabbing me...

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Other suggestions? Funny good. Snide good. Shrill bad.

Update: I just wanted you all to know that the stultifying lameness of the discussion that happened in this post irritated me so much that I threw up my hands and stopped thinking about it, and never got around to getting any flyers printed at all. So, thanks for that! You all totally rule.

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