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Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 170

Yes, you can definitely have Tiger running on the iMac, which I actually do as well.
The iMac is setup as a dual-boot system with 9.2.1 and 10.4.x.
I originally only loaded 9.x on the machine for nostaligia reasons, but followed that by installing 10.4 to use the machine for some light web browsing.
Upon getting my hands on those CDs, however, It quickly became obvious that those games would refuse to run, even when loaded in classic mode.

Since then, I've just kept it in OS9.

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 170

Mainly, because she's not supposed to use the computer, but decided to sit down at it anyways to watch Blue's Clues (I have several episodes on there to load onto our phones in case we're going on a long trip.)
  In the process, of course, she gave really informative names to everything, along the lines of BHJKKKLJYTFSpomsKJLHHGKJBKBHJKHBJKHHJKHJK

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 4, Interesting) 170

I care.

My daughter is getting old enough now to use a computer, and I've dug out an old iMac G3 DV that was given to us by a friend, and loaded several older pre-school games my mom had lying around from when my brothers were little.
Now, not only can it be a great little preschool computer for her, but it can also be used online in a pinch.
Or perhaps letting her have access to several of the show based sites that have content for the kids
(Sid the Science Kid, Sesame Street, and several other PBS, Disney and Nick JR. shows)

I could now let her go to those, without having to worry about what she could get into on my computer.
(she decided to rename a good chunk of my songs last time she sat on my computer)

Bottom line:
Is it state of the art, the next big thing? of course not.
but it did just make some older equipment just that much more useful.

Comment Re:why not just tax gas? (Score 1) 1186

Buying local would be a wonderful change, adn very welcome....except for the unfortunate fact that by the time the manufacturing sector gets ramped up again, there is very little local money left to buy such merchandise, and the ability to bring up a new business is left only to those few who have ammased wealth during this time....
yet another concentration of wealth occuring.

Comment Re:why not just tax gas? (Score 1) 1186

If we want people to use less gas, why not just raise the darn price?

Because as soon as you raise the price of the gas itself, you raise the price of everything that needs to be transported to store shelves (in other words, everything)
Ever notice that the price of bread, milk, eggs, vegetables, etc, close to doubled in most areas when gas hit $4? (let alone when it passed $5)

Even if we curb personal usage of vehicles to short, unnecessary trips, those same gas prices are still going to come into play for anything on store shelves. And seeing as how everything is made in china anyways, how much gas is used in shipping something halfway around the world?


iPhone Tops Windows Mobile Share; MS Releases iPhone App 269

walterbyrd notes that new data from Gartner indicates that the successful launch of the iPhone 3G was enough to push iPhone market share over that of Windows Mobile devices — the entire range of them. And reader Spy Hunter writes: "Seadragon Mobile is Microsoft's first iPhone application. Seadragon is a technology for streaming zoomable user interfaces, and this iPhone incarnation allows viewing huge collections of gigapixel-sized images over WiFi or 3G. If you don't have an iPhone, you can also try Seadragon in your browser via Seadragon Ajax."

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