My Magic: The Gathering card collection still has value, even though those jerks at mtgox quit trading in them ages ago.
Now, I am not an anarchist, but I know for a fact that an anarchist could easily oppose the oppressive power of a dictionary writer to define the language. Dictionaries do not prescribe the language, they can only describe the language.
The chaff would get to be a problem too, after the first several dumpsters full.
He probably doesn't have a subscription deal where Pathfinder Press ships every newly published book to his home as it comes out.
I use Netflix, the local Public Library, and the Movie Rental place to 'back up' most of my popular-consumption media. It's just crappy pop culture! Why store it all locally? The things I really care about that aren't widely available I have on DVD-R media, but that's probably a TB at most.
Make sure you use the mylar tape, not that failure prone paper tape.
Cornhole is a popular family game here in the Midwest. It involves these flat board targets with a smallish hole in them. Players try to toss beanbags in the hole. Kind of like throwing horseshoes. I didn't know ESR played.
...and the manufactures own brillant vision of a "simplified" android ui...
Do you mean, the manufacturer's own Android Launcher? Didn't you know you can install your own Launcher under Android? Here is a list of some of the Launchers you can install. Each one is a slightly different User Interface and many are customizable. Why would it matter what sort of broken crap the hardware vendor put on the thing. You just download a replacement.
My tablet, when I add a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to it, becomes a full Windows desktop machine if I wish. I even have Minecraft installed on it now. Installing the JVM and the Minecraft program was as easy as it was on every other Windows machine I've had. I also added emu8086 which is one of my favorite toys. Any Win32 binary will do (if it runs on Windows 7 or later)
Darwin is forked from NeXTStep. They then imported a userland from FreeBSD.
How do we get a bunch of those jackets positioned for sale in the convenience stores in the vicinity of Moffat Field? Preferably with some sort of wifi widget on them that would make them seem cool to geek wannas. They could call them 'Jacket.'
Some of us have been around here on Slashdot to remember that in the original Slashdot culture, there was sort of a dislike of the 'ranking by number' kind of stuff. Before the whole 'Fake Bruce Perens' shit happened, UID numbers weren't even visible on comments. It's a sad fact that they should remove them again. Oh, wait! That's one of the things that is gone in the Beta. Is that the basis for some of the carping and whining about Beta? Do we only have left the kind of 'old timers' for whom that kind of crap really, really matters?
I am typing this on an 8" Windows 8.1 tablet. It cost about the same as an equivalent 8" Android tablet. It has an Intel quad core processor (x86).
It runs any real x86 Intel software I care to install, and also the Win Store apps. There are many fewer of them (apps) than in the iTunes or Play store, but I also haven't seen any Fart apps. The big MSM news outfits all have apps, and most of them seem nicer than the Android/iOS equivalents.
You're kidding yourself if you think Windows is just going to die, dry up and go away. I don't know yet whether Windows is going to kill Android or iOS on tablets, but it likely will kill one of the two.
Apple needs to grow a pair and quit with the iOS/OSX divide. This tablet, even just an 8" one, demonstrates to me that it's plain nuts to have a crippled cellphone OS on a tablet.
A bunch of people reading this will vigorously disagree. So be it. Everybody else: stay open to the future.
Likely, somebody at charge at the Googleplex takes him seriously. Or maybe they just find him amusing to hang around with.