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Kindle going nationwide in Target stores on June 6 {Engadget}

Jun 3rd 2010 3:12PM @Stewie Vader - Actually, don't count on it. I was just at Target and like every other electronic device (EEE PC, etc) they have a disabled demo Kindle on display. While it actually shows the e-ink display, the rest of it is disabled - buttons don't work, you can't change pages, nothing. I never understood that about Target. All of their display items are disabled/fake demo units - even their alarm clocks! How can someone decide if something is worth buying if they can't test it?

Spiritual Guidance: Triage {WoW}

Apr 25th 2010 11:11PM I think if they go this route, they should consider bringing back down-ranking. Back in BC, you could choose which rank of heal to use that was appropriate for the need. Don't need to use Healing Touch(Rank 27) since it will overheal? then toss a Rank 15, and save the mana but get the job done.

Locking us into the max rank forces us to overheal, or wait until the last millisecond in order to make the heal as efficient as possible. Sure we have several different heals to choose from and most healing classes are getting new ones (except Druids), but downranking let's you choose the right heal for the job.

Think of a socket wrench set that only had 1/2inch increments between sizes. you would always be searching for the right socket, but rarely would the right size be available.

WoW Rookie: Effective movement and camera use {WoW}

Feb 25th 2010 4:23PM I'd suggest looking at Clique for healers - as a shaman I have my 3 heals bound thusly:

Ctrl+RC = Healing wave
Alt +RC = Lesser healing wave
ctrl+alt +RC = Chain heal
SHift +rc = Cure
ctrl+alt+shift + RC= Earth Shield

I can almost instantly switch between big/little heals with my left hand on Ctrl/alt and my mouse right click to select my group member. Additionally that leaves me with my focus and target open for the tank and the mob.

As a tank, I'm still learning the fine art of situational awareness via mouse movement and key combos. strafe left/turn right makes for a nice round circle to move mobs into a little pack for AOE

The Queue: Nuts and bolts {WoW}

Aug 24th 2009 10:49AM With the end of Season 6 nigh, can we expect the season 6 gear to be available for purchase once Season 7 has started?

The Queue: Nobody expects the Druid Inquisition! {WoW}

Aug 24th 2009 2:28AM With the end of Season 6 nigh, can we expect the season 6 gear to be available for purchase once Season 7 has started?

Patch 3.1 maintenance extended an extra two hours {WoW}

Apr 14th 2009 2:38PM "Thye have NEVER EVER scheduled a maintanence period and completed it on time. "

Oops... slight mistake on your part... http://www.wowinsider.com/2009/01/27/some-realms-coming-back-up-early/

A Lawyer's take on the new UI policy {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2009 1:29AM The argument that this woman uses to support her point that Blizzard is going to "monetize" addons is inane. If the lua is in clear text Blizzard can read it, but so can anyone else. Why would anyone pay for a blizzard addon that someone else made and can use just as easily.

Now one thing they MIGHT do is an addon store, where access to the addons comes at a price, but every addon is guaranteed to work every patch day.

The Queue: Slack-jawed daffodils {WoW}

Jan 27th 2009 4:23PM use "/focus {tanks name}" to set the tank as focus before each instance.

then write a macro like this to automatically follow the tank's targets:

/assist
/cast Lightning Bolt

It's not perfect, but it will follow your tank's target pretty well.

If the tank is ALWAYS the party leader, you can just use a macro like this:

/assist party1
/cast Lightning Bolt

The Queue: Slack-jawed daffodils {WoW}

Jan 27th 2009 4:09PM I just tested this on the Stockades... the stone had a yellow glyph to my 27 Drae Warrrior and my 80 Drae Shaman, so it doesn't look like the colors relate to your levels.