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Comment Re:No Flash, though, please. (Score 1) 57

A fan on the HR Wiki created a Greasemonkey script that adds a pause button, fast forward/rewind functions, subtitles, and a bunch of other goodies to the Homestar Runner cartoons. It makes watching them so much easier. It also makes it much easier to find the easter eggs. I am not involved with this script in any way, I just think it's cool.

Comment Re:The illusion of choice made real. (Score 1) 146

Ask yourself: What is seen much more now in your culture? What makes you think you have any choice but to latch onto any thoughts but those which come to mind from within? What makes you think society can choose from among the roiling themes anything other than what pattern is most apt?

Judging from the large amount of post-apocalyptic movies and books that are currently popular, I'd say the end of the world is fast approaching.

Comment Lack of Internet (Score 1) 147

No problem! All they need to do is release some of their Virtual Console NES games onto the Wii disk format, and then the retro nerds will buy them all over again! It has so far worked for Sega, who I think has now put their Genesis back catalog on every device known to existence.

Comment Re:This is the slope before the cliff (Score 1) 385

My 386 back in the day booted to an OS (albeit MS-DOS) in about ten seconds, had an excellent (IBM Model M) input device, and ran numerous productivity and games software pretty quickly and seldom ever crashed. And the only virus it got, I think, was that stupid prank that turned your screen upside down. I think I wouldn't mind an ARM tablet with similar qualifications :)

"Confound these ancestors.... They've stolen our best ideas!" - Ben Jonson