I had a little Z80 based CP/M system with 8" floppies back in the early 80's I think, moved on to a Z-System box (file paths and other useful innovations) then on to WinNT. Then I found Suse Linux and used that till about 2001 when I got my first OS X box and that's where I have remained.
User Friendly. Now that's going back a ways
no one gives a crap about UID anymore. post something interesting
Sad, that one can date the
"Get off my LAN"
Who misses in Soviet Union, Natalie Portman, Hot Grits, Goatse, First Post etc.?
I already have health insurance. It's expensive and overly complicated, but I do have it. So, will this actually change anything for people like me? Hopefully I won't be picking up the tab for so many others who opted not to buy insurance before getting sick. But otherwise I don't see a huge impact.
Well, there's the part of the act that requires health insurance companies to refund a portion of your premiums if "overhead costs" exceed 80% of gross receipts. That's a good thing, right?
I've always considered Slash Dot to be a "Community Service". Thanks for all the years of "News for Nerds, Stuff That Matters"
I'm afraid sci-fi is dead on Syfy. Perhaps it's time to start a new "Science and Science Fiction" channel (to borrow the title from Analog) and restore some of those classic shows like "SF Trader" and "Convention Watch" and "Inside Space".
Heck, I'd be happy to be able to rewatch LEXX and Farscape episodes. Too much frelling drenn on SyFy these days.
ironically misspelled I suppose
"Octane III is office-ready with a pedestal, one-by-two-foot form factor, whisper-quiet operations, easy-to-use features, low maintenance requirements and support for standard office power outlets. While a typical workstation has only eight cores and moderate memory capacity, the superior design of the Octane III permits up to 80 high-performance cores and nearly 1TB of memory for unparalleled performance.
"Octane III makes supercomputing personal again," said Mark J. Barrenechea, president and CEO of SGI. "Our customers have been asking for office environment products with large core counts that are easy to use and whisper-quiet. Octane III brings all of this to the HPC professional, and enables a new era of personal innovation in strategic science, research, development and visualization."""
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It was selling for $25 at Amazon yesterday. I think you get a lot Bang for your $25 and according to Ars you can install it over Tiger on Intel Macs. See:
...and then be shot by a jealous husband.
Damn, man, I'd mod you up for this post. I love that geeky show and I could care less about 10BaseT Ethermet. The show is fun, and I can suspend my inner geek for that.