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Voice Commands

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Dvorak words may sound hard to pronounce, but studies show they actually put less stress on the vocal chords.
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Covarr
21 hours ago
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Lemme save you the trouble: He said "Okay Google send a text"
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zippy72
17 hours ago
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I wouldn't mind trying the HCESAR layout though... those vintage typewriters keep tempting me... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HCESAR?wprov=sfsi1
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cosmotic
18 hours ago
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For the record, zero studies have found that Dvorak is more efficient.
Chicago, Illinois
austinstorm
16 hours ago
Do you mean faster, more accurate, less hand movement? I'm just curious how we're measuring efficiency. I have carpal tunnel and used Dvorak for many years because I found (anecdotally, grant you) that it was less hand movement.
cosmotic
14 hours ago
The origin of all positive claims regarding the dvorak layout came from one study by US Navy that has been discredited for at least 20 years. Because carpal tunnel (and similar ailments like tendonitis) are repetitive stress injuries, switching layouts would change the repetitions. http://reason.com/archives/1996/06/01/typing-errors/1

Target Math Makes Bulk Purchases Of Soap And Apple Juice More Expensive

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We buy in bulk to make things cheaper, right? No, that’s not how things always work. Sometimes you’re better off buying multiples of a smaller package to get the best price per unit. For some reason, this problem is especially prevalent at Target, leading us to call it “Target Math.”

While not all Target Math is found in Target stores, here are three prime examples from locations across the country.

Brian notes that at his local Target, if you want a half-gallon of apple juice, you should buy two half-gallon containers if you want to save a nickel. If you prefer to schlep around a full gallon container with a flimsy snap-on handle, that’s on you, big spender.

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If you want to save $.49 on eight bars of Caress soap, you should make sure to buy two packages of four instead of one package of eight.

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Finally, Matt sent us a picture of this video game display, which, like many things at Target, may or may not be on this plane of reality.

“Only 1 of those 4 games actually matches the price
sticker underneath,” tipster Matthew observes. “I’m not sure if some hooligan switched the games up or it’s supposed to be some sort of game called ‘find the actual item listed on the sticker!'” That could be fun, but Matthew sent us this item during the holiday season, when shenanigans like this do not make shopping more fun.

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Covarr
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Even if the games did match the stickers, it's worth mentioning that $31.00 does NOT fall under the "$29.99 or less" category.
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Trash

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Plus, time's all weird in there, so most of it probably broke down and decomposed hundreds of years ago. Which reminds me, I've been meaning to get in touch with Yucca Mountain to see if they're interested in a partnership.
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Covarr
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Don't be silly, Aslan can traverse worlds whenever and however he wants. Interdimensional travel is one of the perks of being God, I hear.
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JayM
3 days ago
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Ha! Love the hover text.
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tante
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Trash
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Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize

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This map preserves the shapes of Tissot's indicatrices pretty well, as long as you draw them in before running the resize.
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Covarr
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Content-aware fill is a great way of erasing undesired politicians from news photos. Depending on who you report for, you can even claim it's not photoshopped!
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mooglemoogle
8 days ago
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Relevant: https://youtu.be/sb55dHGRJKo

It becomes really unsettling after a while. In that way where you're weirded out but can't put your finger on why exactly.
Virginia

Team Chat

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2078: He announces that he's finally making the jump from screen+irssi to tmux+weechat.
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Covarr
12 days ago
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What if I'm only still on IRC because the rest of my groups are?
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stsquad
8 days ago
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Truth
Cambridge, UK
hooges
12 days ago
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IRC, never die!
Topeka, KS
encolpe
12 days ago
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Si true
Lyon, France
emdeesee
12 days ago
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OK, fine. When the galactic singularity becomes an option, I'll consider switching from IRC.
Lincoln, NE
beowuff
12 days ago
Don't worry. It'll still run irc as it's back end, so you can still connect.
Fidtz
12 days ago
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2051, solid 1960's style future prediction there!

Artifacts

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I didn't even realize you could HAVE a data set made up entirely of outliers.
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Covarr
14 days ago
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Wernstrom!
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Lythimus
14 days ago
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The world's first combined stand-up comic act / scientific paper presentation.
endlessmike
14 days ago
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I'm sad that Randall used "data" as a singular.
Vilhelm
13 days ago
Randall didn't. The intentionally-incompetent character he created did.
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