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Comment Mac LC (Score 1) 857

Mac LC circa 1991! I guess this was renowned for being pretty crappy and limited but it was a lot of fun as a kid. I did have some earlier experiences at a friend's house who's dad worked for IBM. They had some 486's, 386's and a 286 in the garaged nicknamed "the dinosaur". They also had a cool "briefcase" sized computer with an orange screen. Can't remember if it was a 386 or 286, but was really heavy. Mostly played games and logged on to prodigy and downloaded low-res grainy nudes.

Comment For me Perl is alive and well. (Score 4, Informative) 187

Despite what many are saying, Perl is still used extensively even for new projects. I use it daily, and while I really like ruby and python, for a variety of reasons, I have not switch away from Perl for most projects. My only question is when will Strawberry Perl 5.14 be released?

Comment Chairs? (Score 1) 405

Ha, I have an Aeron chair at work and guess what, its not that great. I still get back pain sitting in it all day. I did not even notice it was one for about a month after I started. Those chairs are mostly hype. Many studies (and my personal experience) shows that the act of sitting on your ass all day is not good for you. Spending $700 on a chair will not fix the fundamental problem. I don't know how to improve the situation, except maybe having kids standing and using desks at arm level, but I don't think buying new chairs will help anyone except the furniture salesmen.

Comment Escape Reality? (Score 1) 577

Hmm... I always thought that video games were designed to ESCAPE reality. You know... that reality that I suck at pretty much everything, and can never get ahead in? Of course I could be wrong about this... As I am usually wrong about everything else... Oh well, I'm gunna go play some video games now :)

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