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Comment: Re:Myth - my old hairy ass. (Score 1) 988 988

by vilms (#37792070) Attached to: Jobs Wanted To Destroy Android

Xerox did take that technology and do something with it. Just not something very good. And, at this point, the Slashdot Taco/iPod meme swims into my mind, where the iPod is a Mac Plus and the Nomad is the Xerox Documenter. It sure LOOKED like you got more for your cash with the latter. But, again, it's about doing something right, more than being innovative.

Comment: No question: IIcx to Quadra 700 mobo upgrade (Score 1) 522 522

by vilms (#37737074) Attached to: The best computer upgrade I've ever done was:

*grumble* to WHOOOSH! in about 5 mins. Suddenly, everything crashed quicker!
(also, my 512k replaced with a Plus was a great 'convenience' upgrade, but I was just getting the rest of the computer that Apple should have shipped in the first place).

Comment: Re:Maybe something everybody can use? (Score 0) 393 393

by vilms (#32836690) Attached to: No iPhone Apps, Please — We're British

National Rail timetabling/route information on the BlackBerry is plain and simple and FAST. Which is exactly what I need. It makes the £3.5k I fork out on a season ticket slightly more reasonable...
Then again, I am trying to work up the right degree of anger to vent my spleen about this iPhone app. I can't. Because, you know what? The fact that they're looking this way for application development is probably a good thing. What use would a website that only works -say- in Internet Explorer 6 be? At least they're trying to be contemporary. And £40k? *pfffffft!*

Comment: Re:The small stuff (Score 0) 268 268

by vilms (#31925108) Attached to: True Tales of Tech Hoarding

Yup. In my hallway, now stashed APART from the pile of stuff I keep meaning to put on the street with a sign that says "works! please take me!" is a Mode32 floppy disk. This Connectix software "cleaned" the dirty ROMs in early Macintosh II systems, enabling them to address more than 8MB RAM. I can't throw it away. Because, you know, I might need it again.

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