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If, like me, you find yourself typing 2911 in place of 2011 entirely too often, you can have Mac OS X (either Lion or Snow Leopard) fix such typos for you automatically. Just open the Language & Text pane of System Preferences, click the Text button at the top, and then add a text substitution by clicking the + button underneath the list. It won't work everywhere (for that you'll want a utility like Smile's TextExpander), but it should work in applications like Pages and TextEdit, and in Save dialog boxes.

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SCSI Confusions

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SCSI Confusions -- Don Norman of Apple writes:

At the last Computer Bowl contest, the question of "how many SCSI IDs" was asked. One of the contestants said "eight," but this was ruled wrong by the judges who said "seven." The audience yelled. I myself called out, "number 0 is one of the ports." The question was turned over to the referees, and after consultation, they very carefully, in a measured tone of voice, announced, "The highest number is 7." This is, of course, correct, so the answer of "eight" was ruled wrong. Poor show by all involved.

 

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