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Comment: And a thank YOU from yet another long-time /.er (Score 2) 238 238

Since well over 12 years on all the boxes I installed, and the 1000's I added to networks, I made sure they'd opened up a browser with at least a /. tab present. I hope it did help in making the user base grow and grow and grow. Kudos to you and thanks for all the...

Comment: Review copies, ARC's and such. (Score 1) 283 283

I help people to weed the errors out of their books. Fact checking, supplying references and the likes. So I get review copies, or as collectors prefer to call them 0-editions, ARC's [advance reading copies, if you will]. And when the final draft gets published - the 1st edition - I get a stack of signed, dedicated newly printed ones in return, as a form of payment. One for me, one for the archives, and the rest is being auctioned off for the benefit of Tibet. So, in the end, we all benefit in one way or another.

Comment: Re:CPM? (Score 1) 763 763

....FORMAT command on the first day of Xmas holidays in 1983. First computer in town [8" floppy drives!] and no manual at hand, so just happy to discover how things went through trial and error. After that there were another 13 days left, just staring at the silly screen where the bleep went into oblivion.

"Everyone is entitled to an *informed* opinion." -- Harlan Ellison

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