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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.

Comment: Good! (Score 0) 533 533

My personal desire is to watch Hydro Quebec squirm and complain loudly as they disappear into insignificance.

We have tons of water and fantastic dams here in Quebec, but as usual, our love for French-style bureaucracy has fucked everything up.

Why do we need buildings full of civil servants, bureaucrats and nobility-class assholes when the water falls by itself and all you need is a handful of engineers and a few hundred staff to keep it working???

Die you useless cunts, if I had the money I'd put panels on the roof and gladly disconnect from you thieves!

Oh, and fuck Quebec.

You will have many recoverable tape errors.