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Comment: Re:Iomega Zip Drive (Score 1) 466

by uncle slacky (#49147115) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem
I did this recently to revive to an old IBM laptop (an N33sx/16, i.e. pre-Thinkpad) with a dying floppy drive. I had two Zip drives, one USB, one parallel, so was able to transfer from a modern PC once I managed to install the DOS driver for the Zip drive via floppy. Of course it helped that there was still a functional DOS on the laptop from many years ago (DR-DOS 7.03 FTW!).

Comment: Re:Doesn't that kinda defeat the point of the arch (Score 5, Insightful) 234

by uncle slacky (#45414651) Attached to: Britain's Conservatives Scrub Speeches from the Internet
No, but the Wayback Machine always respects takedown requests. Note that the British Library maintains an archive of UK sites, and still has the speeches in question (from April 2008 onwards):http://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20080410100951/http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=news.speeches.page

Comment: Re:If evolution is true... (Score 3, Insightful) 1293

by uncle slacky (#44900201) Attached to: Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?
Almost right. The following explanation was (I think) originally posted on Slashdot a while back: If there was no Adam & Eve, there was no Fall, therefore no Original Sin, therefore no need for Jesus (assuming he existed) to die in order to "save" us from said Sin, therefore no "eternal life" - so it destroys the entire basis of their belief system. Or, as someone else pointed out downthread, it boils down to fear of death.

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