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Comment Genius Indeed! (Score 2, Funny) 187

Office: "Hey whats the deal? Aren't you coming into work today?"

You: "Yeah I'm running a little late, one of my printer guys broke a leg."

Office: "What?"

You: "The guys that pilot the lego airship I use to print documents... one of them broke a leg. In fact it snapped clean off and flew quite a ways."

Office: "Maybe you should stay home today."


The Go-Anywhere Cyber Cafe In a Shipping Container 145

nk497 writes "UK IT charity Computer AID has come up with a clever idea to use shipping containers to house thin-client-based, solar-powered cyber cafes, which can be used to bring connectivity to rural communities in Africa. The £20,000 boxes use a single Pentium 4 PC split out using thin client devices to offer computing to 10 people via local wireless access or mobile broadband. The solar power created from a single panel is enough to power the PC, 10 monitors, lighting, and also to charge mobile phones. Computer Aid founder Tony Roberts notes, 'The power of this idea is that we can drop that container anywhere in the world, literally in the middle of the Sahara desert.'"

Life-size Eva Unit 01 Being Built In Japan 80

JoshuaInNippon writes "Japan has gone life-size anime model crazy. Last year there was the robotic 1:1 Gundam model that guarded Tokyo for a few months in the summer to mark the series' 30th anniversary, and then there was the giant Gigantor moment that opened in Kobe in the fall in honor of the city's rejuvenation from the devastating 1995 earthquake. Now, an amusement park near Mt. Fuji named Fuji-Q Highland is building an Eva Unit 01 from the popular Neon Genesis Evangelion series, or at least a bust of it, in conjunction with the series' recent movies. The bust will sit in a replica hanger, and reportedly stand around 9 meters tall. Visitors will have the chance, for a little extra money, to have their photo taken in the unit's cockpit, where the series' protagonist-of-sorts Shinji Ikari normally sits. The attraction is set to a cost of over US$1.6 million to build, and open on July 23 of this year. It will also undoubtedly be swamped by crazed fans looking the opportunity to bring their anime dreams to life."

Comment spice (Score 1) 411

The only "spice" you'll get from me is a 'usage' summary if you pass args incorrectly.

If the script is interactive I will woo you with such things as vague prompts when input is required.

Walk without rhythm and you won't attract the worm.

Comment What you do... (Score 1) 1

...is get into computers and be interested in them from a young age and nobody will question you and think you're cheating when you know what the write protect tabs on floppies do and understand the concept that everything is a file. At this point you will probably have a job doing computer support and service/repair. You can save up the money earned at your job so that you and get a degree so you can get a job in computer support and service/repair when you're done with the two year program for computer support, service/repair.

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