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Comment: MS versus Telescreens ? (Score 2) 303

by jabberw0k (#49397341) Attached to: Microsoft Engineer: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'
In a world where everyone is practically required to carry a telescreen which tracks them at all times, which spouts approved government "Amber Alerts" and panicky National Security Alarms -- devices which you can be imprisoned for "jailbreaking" -- will Microsoft become the lesser of the evils?

Comment: Not compliant with vi, even (Score 1) 146

by jabberw0k (#49030491) Attached to: Building the Developer's Dream Keyboard
Mod+J on this keyboard is left arrow whereas every programmer since ASCII started (1963) knows Ctrl+J is linefeed (cursor down), and Ctrl+H is backspace (cursor left). Certainly at least since the ADM-3A (1975) and the vi editor, (left,down,up,right) have been (H,J,K,L) yet this keyboard's modifiers give you those on (J,K,I,L) instead? Huh?

Comment: It's the twenty-first century (Score 2) 165

by jabberw0k (#47666807) Attached to: Why the Public Library Beats Amazon

You and Joe Biden ought to check your calendars; it's been the 21st century for well over a decade now.

Also, real libraries have old and out-of-print books, rare books, maps, art collections, local publications and artifacts, and plenty of things that are highly unlikely ever to be digitized, or which history -- and historians! -- demand be kept for the public good. In this information age, we need librarians more than ever. Get rid of libraries and you scrap civilization itself.

Science is what happens when preconception meets verification.