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Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 769

by jsimon12 (#46392113) Attached to: The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

If grinding and brewing is too tough get a super automatic espresso machine. Better long term purchase than a Keurig. Unground beans and water in and espresso out at the push of a button.

Sure it is 700-800 bucks but if you like coffee it is AWESOME (my wife and I drink a lot of coffee). The only problem is all other coffee tastes like old dishwater after you have one of these.

Comment: Look at this in context it makes sense (Score 3, Insightful) 241

by jsimon12 (#40435353) Attached to: A Look At the "Information Superhighway," As It Looked In 1985

1985 was only 1 year after the Ma Bell breakup and while the Macintosh was out IBM still dominated the PC business. So when you look at this in the context of the times it makes sense that they would think the network and infrastructure would be closed because that was the way things were during the time period. I am glad they aren't like that though I think with AT&T reformed and Apple controlling the whole experiance things might go back to the "Ma Bell" days :(

Comment: Why is this child not in proper school? (Score 1) 701

by jsimon12 (#40250607) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Teaching Chemistry To Home-Schooled Kids?

FTA: He is home educated and doesn't read as well as schooled kids of his age. He hasn't had much science education and no chemistry at all. None of his parents or grandparents have chemistry education beyond the school minimum and none feel confident about teaching it.

WTF? If not one in the house is qualified and no one has more than a HS diploma how and why is this child home schooled? This can't be good for the child.

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