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Comment Didn't the Apple Menu precede this? (Score 1) 265 265

I coulda sworn that prior to OSx there was this Apple Menu Item thingie and you could pretty much modify it to your heart's content. But hey - that was 1990s before CSS turned everything into rounded edges and HTML5 turned everything into swingie woo woo stuff and httprequest made bilge like Facebook possible....

Comment Re:Not all workers are equal. (Score 1) 429 429

dream on yourself - you stand a better chance of finding a consultant with a particular set of skills who can hit the ground running than the general public who will lie through their teeth to snag something and then do an afterburn on catch up.

Comment Re:Bravo (Score 0) 429 429

I agree. Americans are just weird and not too bright that way. The whole "temporarily embarrassed millionaire" syndrome and all that. It's like when you meet an american they want to find out what your job is, as if that matters to what kind of a person you are to them.

Comment In my world (Score 1) 617 617

I am sometime called on to do Calligraphy. Yes, with ink and edged pens and fancy expensive as fuck paper. I have a Pelikan pen from 1983. It is in a steel box that used to be my mom's sewing kit. She bought that in 1966. I also have a metric triangle that helps me line out a page very quickly and it's from 1979.

Given this is slashdot, you're probably thinking "fuck Heineken man - we're talking' computer shit around here dude!"

So my oldest piece of digital gear is a box of floppy disks from the mid 1980s - "original copies" of files I made and some software that will never see the light of day, and sound disk for my 1986 DSS1 Sampling Synth that is mouldering in the basement.

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Comment Re:The reason is more simple (Score 4, Insightful) 688 688

How about we also remove all those oil subsidies, and see how cheap that car really is? Oh, and also the cost to the environment from burning fossil fuels - let's see, how much will it cost to move everyone out of Florida? Anf how about all the carcinogenic bullshit that comes along with it - all those health costs need to be wrapped into it as well. Oh gee - look! It's actually more expensive to run fossil fuel vehicles than some flimsy govt subsidy for an electric car.

I'd call you a troll, but that would overstating the case, and it's possible you're something stupider, like a republican.

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