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Comment Re:More likely, (Score 1) 344 344

I came here to suggest this. There is always one teacher I wished to write a letter to. Not as big a deal as yours, but same principle. Teachers are fallible, but they need reminded of that. Some think they are not.

Being young, their decisions can have a lasting impact on some.

Comment Re:Emotional Responses (Score 1) 473 473

I lived in the mountains, if I couldn't afford, or couldn't drive a car, I would have to move into town.

Even podunk West Virginia had buses.

One may not be able to stay in the exact same place without a car, but they could live close enough to it. IIRC half the people in the US don't drive.

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Submission + - $199 Linux laptop->

mr_mischief writes: "According to Hot Hardware's recent review, Asus is getting ready to unleash a $199 compact notbook running Linux. This is entirely different from this recent $150 Linux laptop story which many Slashdot readers believ to be a scam.

There's a dual-mode menu which offers a simple system for novice computer users, and a slightly more advanced version for others. It's not aimed squarely at the same market as the One Laptop Per Child project's XO, and is expected to be sold to end suers worldwide. It's targeted at new users who don't own a computer or at people who want a cheap, small laptop for basic tasks.

The reviewed version has a 7" screen and a cramped keyboard to match, but a 10" version is available for $100 more. It offers built-in wired and wireless networking,four USB 2.0 ports, and a three-hour battery life. The storage options are a bit cramped, as you only get 4 GB of onboard storage (8 GB on the $299 model) and no optical drive. As the review says, though, USB 2.0 can make up for that if you like, and the lack of moving drive parts makes the machine run dead quiet."

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PS3 Lines Already Forming In America 452 452

Wowzer writes "Nine days until Sony's PlayStation 3 launches in America, and lines are already forming. From the article: "Someone went to Best Buy this morning and saw about 7 people waiting outside. He went inside and one of the workers told him that they had been there since Monday. It must be a tough job being such big PS3 fans and being the butt of many passer-by jokes like 'Where is the line for PS4? Is it on the other side?'"

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