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Submission America's First Video Game Museum is Leveling up-> 2

martiniturbide writes: Did you ever dreamed of a Museum where you can take your kid and show him/her what you used to play when young? Yes? No? Who cares? Today I found out that this museum exists and it is called “The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE)” at Oakland, California. This is non-profit videogame museum that preserves old games, has playable exhibitions, give free classes to learn to code using Scratch and host several kinds of gaming events. This museum has over 5,000 games and over 100 consoles and computers and hosted free classes for more than 400 students. Now they are launching a Kickstarter campaign because they need a bigger space.
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Submission Jason Scott of Textfiles.com is Trying to Save a Huge Storage Room with Manuals->

martiniturbide writes: Remember Jason Scott of Textfiles.com that wanted your AOL & Shovelware CDs early this year. Right now at this moment is he trying to save the manuals of a huge storage room that was going to be dumped. It is a big storage room and some of these manuals date back to the thirties. On Monday a team of volunteers helped him to pack some manuals to save them. Today he needs more volunteers at "2002 Bethel Road, Finksburg, MD, USA" to try to save them all. He is also accepting Paypal donations for the package material, transportation and storage room payment. You can also check his progress on his twitter account.
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Comment First let's consolidate all keyboards. (Score 1) 698

It will be great if it can be some efforts to try to consolidate the keyboards worldwide to have the same number of keys, key shapes and distributions. Why the US Keyboard has a smaller "enter" key compared to the Latin America Keyboard? I fell more important having a big enter key :)

After consolidating the world's keyboards, you can remove with CapsLock key with a knife :)

Comment Re:Also (Score 1) 134

The finger position is not the right one when you use a trackpad. When you use a trackpoint you do not move your hands out of the keyboard area. It is more efficient to use a trackpoint. Also, the trackpad is not as precise of a trackpoint. Sorry but the people that didn't used a trackpoint much do not understands it.

Comment SOM and WPS (Score 3, Interesting) 484

Maybe some people do not appreciate it, but I think that having SOM (System Object Model) and WorkplaceShell (built over SOM) gave some functionality that was never exploited properly. So, building a Frankenstein I will put over the GUI, SOM (maybe the open NOM and somFree) and the Desktop elements will be built over it. (like Workplace Shell). Check out this OS/2 reference graphic: http://www.edm2.com/index.php/...

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet. -- P.E. Trudeau