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Comment: he's not alone (Score 1) 425

by Nick Number (#48971467) Attached to: One Man's Quest To Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake

The Wikipedia Typo Team has a lot of people who "adopt" particular misspellings by periodically searching for them and fixing them. I've been doing it since 2006 and I'm a little short of 100,000 edits. Of course I am not quite so fixated as Giraffedata - I also work on other projects, collect interesting vandalism, and create the occasional article.

There's plenty of room to contribute in small ways. People who mainly do things like this are referred to as WikiGnomes.

Comment: more karaoke tracks? (Score 5, Interesting) 48

by Nick Number (#46484133) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Jonathan Coulton What You Will

Over the past five years I've taken on the mantle of karaoke nerd (I will also answer to diva), and I've really enjoyed performing the karaoke tracks which I bought from your website and persuaded various KJs to import. "First of May" tends to get me some funny looks, and despite the disclaimer, I've yet to be punched in the nose after singing it./

Do you have plans to release any new karaoke tracks? Is there any chance that "Still Alive" will get one, or does Valve own those rights?

What about more sheet music?

Comment: Re:CHEAP e-mail phone (Score 1) 294

by Nick Number (#39147495) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Mobile Phone Solution With No Data Plan?

Hey, no howling from this quarter. I'm still using my Treo 650 and I have a spare in reserve for when this one dies. It may not be fashionable, but it's a great tool for doing what I need - keeping contacts, notes, and calendar and syncing them with standalone Outlook. Many newer phones won't do that at all, or require you to take a roundabout route through Windows Live or Exchange.

Pertinent to the OP, the Treo is grandfathered in with Verizon and doesn't require you to buy a data plan. It does just fine with calling and SMS (though I have run into some problems with MMS).

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato

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