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Comment: Toys that actually make her think (Score 4, Interesting) 584

by JohnA (#48520239) Attached to: Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

Growing up, we had Commodore 64s, Atari 800s, and Tandy Color Computers to interest us.

This would be, by far, the best money you could spend.


This single handedly made me fall in love with logic, design, and creative problem solving.

Comment: Um, this isn't as amazing as some might think... (Score 5, Interesting) 167

by JohnA (#45505015) Attached to: 195K Bitcoin Transaction

This is simply good stewardship. One of the largest exchanges (actually not, Bitstamp, rather another ahem Magic: The Gathering Online Exchange site) had a rush of buy orders, so they decided to redeem an address they kept in cold, offline storage to meet demand.

This is a good thing(tm), as it means that there isn't any fractional deposit factoring going on.

Comment: If Google Fiber is a "Major ISP", what about epbFI (Score 2) 186

by JohnA (#42257743) Attached to: Netflix Ranks ISP Speeds

Google Fiber has nothing on Chattanooga's epbFI footprint and speeds... this is the message I sent Ken:

Hi Ken,

I saw your latest blog post, and noticed that you included Google Fiber, but not EPBfi. Chattanooga's fiber network is much larger than Google's pilot, and as a customer, I know that I have never received anything less than your highest XL level stream.

Please extract statistics for epbfi.com and epbfi.net to show our statistics.




+ - Oracle Finalizes Acquisition of Sun->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems and Sun is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle. A video of the announcement is available on the Oracle website.
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