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Comment: Re:Exactly. (Score 1) 318 318

Wish I had mod points -- That was the whole point of cable, I am old enough to remember the adverts on over the air TV stating that fact. I guess it was only a matter of time for the 'alternatives' to start ads, took longer that I thought. And the cable companies wonder why young people avoids TV :)

Comment: UTF-8 (Score 1) 165 165

I am a bit concerned about the statement on "libuncursed", which does not see to be in many distros. To me it seems the change is being made to cater to non UN*X systems and hoping to move away from curses. So given the way I read the articles, I would prefer UTF-8 and try to use 'standard' libs. This way data is easily moved between different system types and the change will still supported older under-powered hardware.

Comment: Re:I blame Microsoft (Score 1) 148 148

Yes, I remember those flame wars, but to me at the time it was UNIX against the world.

But having worked for years on minis with files names consisting of 8 characters [A-Z] and 1 level 'directories', I kind of miss being forced to use short file names like DOS had. Multi-level directories are cool though.

One pet peeve of mine is people creating file names like: "this is a book of my whole life and everything i know.doc'" drives me crazy :)

Comment: Re:I love Model Ms. I still have two of them. (Score 1) 304 304

Interesting, years ago I had an old keyboard made by Wang (724) which I thought/think is the best. I decided to use it on a PIII and with in 1 month the motherboard went. I suspected it may have been the keyboard but could not prove it. So I think what you said about the 'M' power could very well happen.

Comment: Thanks comcast (Score 1) 533 533

DSL or cable depends upon your needs and where you live. I dumped comcast for DSL 18 months ago for DSL because the price of DSL is 15% of what I paid comcast. I have noticed no difference based upon my needs. Per speakeasy my download speed is 6.39Mbps (upload 0.8). So I guess I am ahead of the game, glad comcast/AT&T and all agree with my decision. So no need to go back to comcast since they reaffirmed my decision. (note: comcast is only cable provider in my area)

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