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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.

...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor. - Fred Brooks, Jr.