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Comment: Before the typewriter ... (Score 2) 790

by sk999 (#48783991) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

The scratching sound of a quill pen against paper - done in by the typewriter.

The sound of a hammer and chisel carving Latin into marble tablets - done in by the quill pen and paper.

The squishy sound of a reed stylus forming cuneiform symbols in clay tablets - done in by hammer and chisel.

Don't know if any of them had a song.

Comment: Re:I quit using Belkin years ago, (Score 1) 191

by sk999 (#48088107) Attached to: Belkin Router Owners Suffering Massive Outages

Linksys was done in during the days it was owned by Cisco, who apparently put the squeeze on to increase profit margins. The last Linksys router I bought had had the memory cut in half from the prior version in the series, just to shave a few pennies off the cost, but as a consequence it was flaky and unreliable compared to the previous model I'd bought during pre-Cisco days. It took a while to figure out that it was the router that was at fault.

Comment: Re:I quit using Belkin years ago, (Score 1) 191

by sk999 (#48087993) Attached to: Belkin Router Owners Suffering Massive Outages

My current router is Buffalo - think I bought it from Newegg, but you can find this brand at Fry's, if you are lucky enough to have one nearby. It came with dd-wrt preloaded. After one firmware upgrade, it has been reliable as anything (470 day uptime).

I have a separate device that monitors internet connectivity (DSL here) and will reboot the modem if an outage is detected. It monitors FOUR remote addresses to avoid the stupid problem Belkin has inflicted on its customers. Yes, sometimes one or the other cannot be reached. Safety in numbers.

Comment: Re:Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (Score 1) 545

by sk999 (#47923199) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

The nice thing about workspaces is that they work even when you are traveling on a plane Ever tried to set up 8 physical monitors in coach class? Even in first class, you can get complaints.

I use a 2x3 configuration. After much experimenting, I settled on an edge resistance of zero. Seamless flow from one workspace to the next. Takes a bit of practice. Anyone else trying to use it goes batty.

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