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Comment: For me... (Score 1) 340

by antdude (#47788495) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

I still have and use a Sharp 19.5" CRT TV from January 1996, analog Oticon 380p hearing aid (don't want implants from digital ones; model was from 1994, Casio Data Bank 150 calculator watch (don't want a smartphone), KVM (PS2 and VGA) from Y2K, a serial external USR Sportster 33.6k dial-up modem as for rare backup Internet and faxing, etc.

Comment: Re:I was affected (Score 1) 133

by antdude (#47769013) Attached to: Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

Same here with my friend and me in Southern CA, USA: ...
[03:58am] * Ant is away: (Auto-Away after 120 mins) [BX-MsgLog On]
ï½ï½ï½ Connection closed from irc...: Remote end closed connection
ï½ï½ï½ BitchX: Servers exhausted. Restarting. ...
03:58AM ï½ï½ï½ Ant [] has joined #linux
ï½ï½ï½ Topic (#linux):
ï½ï½ï½ Topic (#linux): set by Ant! at Wed
                    Aug 27 00:27:20 2014 ...
03:58AM ï½ï½ï½ KaT [] has joined #linux ...

We were glad to be asleep to miss the outage. I hate it when my Internet service goes out like that. :(

If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst