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Comment Re:Air Force Musem (Score 1) 363

Mod parent up. The Air Force Museum is outstanding. They have an actual hydrogen bomb (disarmed, I hope) that's the most ominous looking thing I've ever seen. They also have Bockscar, the B29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Once you get past the nuclear horrors there's an amazing collection of planes going back to the Wright Brothers.

Comment I'm 68 and have some experience with this... (Score 1) 772

I've been learning computer languages since 1961. I definitely gets harder. The first time I noticed it I was in my late 50's and was learning Web develeopment (SQL Server, ADO, html, Javascript). When I was younger I could read a manual, remember it, and get to work. With the Web stuff I was working with a circle of books on the floor around my chair. Now I don't use books any more, just Google. Part of the problem is getting older and not remembering details so well. Part of the problem is that there is SO much more to remember. Fortran had a dozen or so constructs to learn. Modern Web systems have thousands. My opinion is that modern programming systems would be unworkable without Google. Even the young people couldn't remember it all. Would I hesitate to learn a new language now? Probably not. I just did some work with Camel for the first time; it was slow but I got through it. So, all the advice about career paths is probably good, but if you like to code, I'd say you can still do it.

Comment It isn't free and it isn't open source but... (Score 1) 554

I've been using MDaemon happily for many, many years. The administration is simple, I've not had any problems with my address being blocked, the spam problem is taken care of by MDaemon's options and all together I'm a happy camper. I used to use their calendar app too but it doesn't play well with Android, so I switched to Google. There's a free version that you can try. I no longer remember what the restriction was that led me to use the paid version.

Comment Re:Why are Libs so enamored with taxes? (Score 1) 623

It's even worse than that. There are over thousands of tax jurisdictions to keep track of. Not all items are taxed in all jusrisdictions. There is software that will deal with this but it costs tens of thousands of dollars a year. That's no problem for Amazon but it's a killer for all the small businesses that sell on the Web. If you really need to tax them (and I don't doubt that we do) the only reasonable way to do it is to impose a national tax and distribute it to the states.

Submission + - Replay TV ends program service (

wbean writes: Replay TV has announced that they will permanently discontinue their Electronic Programming Guide. This leaves the owners of Replay TV DVRs with bricked machines. It's not clear how Replay RV construes a "lifetime" contract for service to end when they feel like ending it.

Comment I want it all (Score 1) 155

What I want to know is, if they can focus at any point in the picture - and it looks as though they can, the interactive graphic is amazing - then why not just have the whole thing in focus at once. Infinite depth of field. If you wanted a shallow depth of field for artistic purposes, you could presumably add that later too. Neat.

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