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Cchance, seriously.. the drooled over scroll wheel was the thing I liked the least about my iPod (before it got stolen). I want a tactile "up/down" option so I don't need to look at the screen while performing every function.

Also, I never realized you were supposed to use your thumb for the scroll wheel. I thought you were supposed to operate it by moving your index and middle fingers in a circular motion while trying like hell to insert your pinky finger in the dock connector!
by Keebler

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Batteries on a Plane: 339 Burning Batteries Since 2003
I believe Mr. Samuel L. Jackson said it best: "Get these mother#%&*#@ Dell laptops off my mother@#%*#@ plane."
by Jesse in Japan


The Conception Cap - Get Pregnant With or Without The Sex
It's a sad point in your life when you look at this as a possibility.
by mighty_squid

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OMG Must See: PS3 vs Wii Parody, Just like the Apple vs PC Ads But Awesomer
I heard that big ladies are better lovers... does that apply to the PS3?
I bet the Xbox360 would look like some sort of submissive maid cosplayer, who can do anythin her master wants... now thats more my kind of console... and girl XD
by Erzengel

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Segway Officially Announces i2 and x2 Models
All Segway comments are the same: blah blah blah $5000 blah blah
Go to a dealership and you'll see that you can usually get one for a little over half of that. The first generation ones with 2nd generation batteries you can get even cheaper now, and the first generation ones with the first generation battery are less than most treehuggers spend on a bike.
JASONCO: That 12.5 is how fast it goes, not how far.
by The Brain


Nokia Bluetooth Mouse Project
I used to work at NASA and the technique used to do this is very common, it's called 2D cross correlation (see: Wikipedia). It's a fourier-based i.e., frequency domain, technique and used in particle image velocimetry (see: Wikipedia) among other things.
Basically, you apply a 2D fourier transformation to both images, which captures the periodic characteristics of the image, and then rotate one of the matrices by 90 degrees and multiply the two. This is called a convolution in the frequency domain (I think....). You find the peak in each image, there should be one strong peak and two symmetric secondary peaks, and vector to the origin is exactly the displacement vector between the two images.
There are ways to get a sub-pixel accuracy because the shape of the peaks are well known (Airy functions, I think) and you can fit the peaks to a 2D 2rd order polynomial to find the location of the peak within a pixel to within 1/10th of a pixel.
by Stephen

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Dell Recalls 4.1 Million Batteries, Stops Big Bada Boom(s)
"85% of all statistics are made up on the spot."
100% of people are tired of seeing this.
by takeshi

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