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Comment: How about a tablet? (Score 1) 287 287

My grandmother is 90. She went from using nothing to using an iPad. She mainly plays solitaire, but also uses it to browse the web, read email and even Skype video calls with the multitude of grandkids and great grandkids (even 1 great-great grandson.) It didn't take much to get her comfortable with it. It is lightweight and a good lap pad will ease the weight even more. She even takes it to her many many doctor appointments to have something to do/read while waiting...

Comment: Re:Larry Niven & the Bussard Ramjet (Score 1) 79 79

Oh, I didn't mean to say that we were the first to name a piece of space hardware after Bussard, just that we did it specifically on Star Trek for a bit of the machinery that fit. I also learned about the ramscoop/ramjet by reading Larry Niven's books - as well as illustrating them. :) Rick

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