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Comment Re:Welcome to 2006 (Score 1) 221

I have run over 1200 pounds of paper from townhouse through Canon to recycling. A few thousand books, mags and newsletters. Basically, I agree with the premise that it can be done with a $400 autofeeder and a spine cutter and I also agree with the objections. Is this a webcam on a tripod and something like gscan2pdf? Maybe. How well the software handles things like page curl is important to how worthwhile it is. But he is only asking a fraction of what an autoscanner setup would cost so it is not that expensive and it might even be a good supplement for the books you do not want to destroy. Tempting. It is not like autofeeders do not require some attention at hand too and you have to think about the cost of those replacement rollers.

Comment I have in fact forgotten my Keepass password (Score 1) 258

(Just to be on record for the government) since I probably reboot instead of suspend my linux laptop once every month or two when Im home.

The process to recover it is interesting. I might not be able to describe it in adequate detail much less them understand it from the police station so they might just torture me to death out of annoyance.

Comment My first thought is, Please, No! (Score 2) 145

I got the infamous You were not home for your delivery! Why were you not home for your delivery? Please visit the USPS site to reschedule your delivery! email this month. Well, if Amazon _really_ sent the package USPS like their order confirmation email said, USPS would know that I had a fraggin HOLD on my mail during the labor day week surrounding that day.

I really, really, really do not want more creative delivery. I just want really stable, logical, predictable delivery. I dont want people on bicycles trying to find my address. Sweet Christ on a Pogo Stick, is that really too much to ask?

Comment Running? No, but... (Score 1) 284

I have a qemu image somewhere I could run on fairly short notice. Installed from floppies.

And I was one of the few, the proud and the brave who ran OS2 Warp for that approximately one year where it was the best desktop OS available. If you could figure out how to install and configure it.

Comment Re:Teaching not production (Score 1) 233

Yes, or at least a Windows license running in kvm so they can experience how things render differently on various browsers. Thats how I used to set my wife up.

As for Photoshop, maybe have one Windows machine so the kids can put it on their resume because thats really what he is probably thinking about as a classroom?

Comment I'd say visi.com (Yes, 3rd party, NOT MSN) is good (Score 1) 269

I only route their daily digest to a folder because maybe every YEAR OR TWO I check for a false positive that may or may not be there.

What gets through is always a question. If you've purchased from a company and might do so again, are their weekly, biweekly or daily ads spam? I have an extensive local filter so most ads go to an "ads" folder for more frequent removal and pure spam gets added infrequently as needed.

I've got a bad feeling about this.