It's served me well for about 4 years now - still gets about 10 days on standby from a full charge on its original battery. SO & kids all have Samsung feature phones (not sure of the model - they look like Blackberry ripoffs) that take up to 64Gb MicroSD cards and seem quite happy with them. They're still on sale for around â90 (though sometimes on offer for ~â60) and seem to be in short supply, so I assume they're popular.
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!).
There's quite a good article on the subject here, starting with Benjamin Franklin's notorious pirating: http://www.tuxdeluxe.org/node/157
They could also run Arachne as a graphical browser: http://www.glennmcc.org/
It's still being taught as an introductory language at my daughter's university - Ada 2005 no less! Just installed GNAT & GPS on her laptop. Me, I'm an old Fortran jockey (VMS, mostly). There still seem to be a few jobs in it, but nobody interested in me (yet).
You could run a word processor under RISC OS on the Pi: http://www.mw-software.com/software/ewtw/ewtw.html
I'm sure I saw an old documentary about this kind of thing happening in the London Underground. Watch out for giant ants...
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
...for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.
Here you go: http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/
Also more recently as part of the "Great Lives" series: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/greatlives/greatlives_20130917-1700a.mp3/
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.
The recent announcement of a merger between LXDE and Razor-Qt is another nail in the coffin of GTK+3, and should produce something rather lighter than KDE.
Yep, with an appropriate choice of distro (Bodhi in my case, though Peppermint, Lubuntu, Crunchbang or AntiX are also acceptable) it's still quite useful. That's my home machine, of course. My work laptop is a bit meatier (Fujitsu Lifebook E780, Core i5, 4Gb RAM).
Actually 10922.67 times as much (48Kb ZX Spectrum to 512Mb Asus EEEPC 701 4G).