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Comment: Re:Boxen? Really? (Score 1) 296

by n6kuy (#49294309) Attached to: To Avoid NSA Interception, Cisco Will Ship To Decoy Addresses

But to use it to refer to shipping boxes is a bit of a stretch. More commonly used to refer to (non-VAX) computers. As in, "Down in my parents' basement, I have 4 Linux boxen."

"Boxen," of course is a more generalized term that follows from "Vaxen" which is a silly made up term to refer to a plurality of VAX computers, using the same plural-formation as Ox->Oxen.

But, being a Slashdot reader, you already knew that...

Comment: Re:Courts should punish intentional facilitation (Score 2) 268

Yeah, We all need dozens of security dongles for all the various copyrighted software we use. And then you're outta luck when the new puppy gets ahold of one of your dongles and chews it up because it can't be bothered to play with the chew toy you spent good money on....

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