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Comment: I'm not sure I really understand... (Score 0) 470

by wb5bbw (#34996096) Attached to: LibreOffice 3.3 Released Today

about the assertion "... it isn't even clear if there is a long term future for office suites at all". Does this refer to the movement to the Cloud for office applications? There will long be those who are not willing/able to "Cloud" their operations for various religious, organizational, or practical reasons. Thus, there will be a "long term future". Or so my flavor of Kool-Aid tells me.

Comment: It makes elegant sense... (Score 0) 557

by wb5bbw (#33711614) Attached to: Selling Incandescent Light Bulbs As Heating Devices

When we had -20 degree (Fahrenheit) weather at my University, the main Ethernet switch in the (unheated) wiring closet had its FDDI interface pack up. I just stole a torchiere lamp from a grad student's office and put it under the problem box. No problems, except for the ice on the way home. Incandescence just works!

Comment: As a Town & Country driver..... (Score -1, Offtopic) 367

by wb5bbw (#31734180) Attached to: Microsoft and Apple Rumble Into Middle Age

I take offense to the submitter's implications. Mine has been a great vehicle for building our state's optical network. 172k in 5.5 years, and a lot more comfortable than a Ford Econoline! If Chrysler hadn't discontinued the trusty Cherokee, I'd have one of them, but it really didn't have the cargo capacity of the T&C.

Comment: Re:Uncomfortable (Score 1) 120

by wb5bbw (#30690406) Attached to: Using a Toy Train To Calibrate a Reactor

I remember slot cars with great fondness... I think there might be a slot car track still in town.
I still have my Revell set in the garage, but the controllers are MIA.

That being said, how about using a Cadillac power antenna to move the neutron source in/out of a 5W teaching reactor? We had to do that when the safety office wouldn't let us use underclassmen to do it.

What sin has not been committed in the name of efficiency?