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Comment Re: Wow (Score 1) 86 86

Thanks for that. That was way before my time but I've got quite a fondness for that era. Like the whole late-1950s to 1970s.

" In the early 1970s, while Jack Schleh was closing Soundac and moving the company's materials to a van, car thieves stole the van, which was never found."

So sad, and mysterious. I wonder if we'll find film rolls as people pass on?

Comment Good, this is the future (Score 1) 40 40

I wish I could repair the arthrosis in my neck, I'm an otherwise fit man and I get nailed down by bizarre pains that strike me down when I walk. I can't bike anymore either as my neck hurts like crazy. All I need is to regrow the thin layer of biological Teflon between my vertebrae I guess.

I'm baffled as to why my body seems to be able to grow an endless supply of utterly useless hairs and cherry angiomas, but a few microns worth of slippery fat on the end of my bones? Nope. Not happening.

Clearly my cells were able to do it ONCE, can we do it again, please?

This is the future, electronics is mature, computers have become this hermetic playground whose benefits elude me, but biology is really still in its infancy.

Comment Re:My personal favorite was (Score 1) 387 387

Sure, and if you had an Amiga, you could run actual x86 hardware and see DOS *IN A WORKBENCH WINDOW*. Are we doing all caps with asterisks now? Is that a thing?

Well, on the same Amiga I also ran a Mac emulator at the same time... *ON ITS OWN BITPLANES*

It was amazing compared to other things out there. Plus there was the multimedia and fractal landscape generators and graphics editing software and games.

Comment In the meantime (Score 3, Interesting) 369 369

My 20 year old Saeco Vienna superautomatic just grinds, tamps, brews and foams with barely a microcontroller in there and physical buttons. No LCD, no IoT, no touch screen, no flavors, no DRM.

Until they can DRM individual coffee beans, I'm never changing.

"I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens." -- Woody Allen