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Submission + - A new and fully compatible ZX Spectrum is funded on Kickstarter in 34h (

lrrosa writes: Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the ZX Spectrum, there is a crowdfunding on Kickstarter to make a brand new and fully compatible machine with some extras. Called the ZX Spectrum Next, it already achieved its £250,000 goal in less than 2 days.

As Eurogamer reports:

The Next is a new machine, fully compatible with the original computer, with improvements and expansions. The idea is you can play any games, demos and use original hardware, but it also runs new software created more recently to make use of expanded hardware, including new graphics modes and faster processor speeds.

Comment Re:So what makes Ubuntu different from Fedora? (Score 1) 227

Ubuntu is PulseAudio since years ago. It's systemd, because Debian picked it. So, still a Debian derivate. And it was Gnome until switched to in-house Unity. It planned to use Wayland even before Fedora (but then the NIH syndrome). What makes Unity different is still the same: reliable LTS, larger use base, friendly community, easy of install, wide drivers support, almost everything working out of the box.

Comment Re:American problem is American (Score 4, Insightful) 440

This comment is so self-centered. You're assuming everyone is a single person, home user, with enough space to hang clothes outside, good weather every day and no need of clothes in few hours. Can you realize that in some areas, like big cities, people lives in so tiny buildings with no space for hanging (and some buildings have rules banning this)? That several countries, weather is not friendly for this at all? That when you have a family with several members (mainly if you have more than one baby), time is really important for clothes drying? And, if you're a laundry, time and efficiency are fuc*ing important!

Comment Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Score 1) 259

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: nice fiction. I didn't watch the movie, preferred the book, as I restarted to read printed books this year before several years in digital readers.

I was forced to rent a different house (the previous owner asked the house for his daughter), and for some days, due the new house being a totally new building, I had no Internet, phone (just mobile) TV, and even electric power. It was the best that happened for me in years. We got so calm, mainly the kids. The current TV show for kids are really stupid, just screaming all the time. Myself, as a IT guy, work under pressure in front of a display the entire day. So, following this "back to roots" movement, I bought a physical book again.

The end of story: I canceled my cable TV and phone. Just a basic Internet for home work. No more TV on kids bedroom. And I'm reading books again.

Comment A new harddrive for my PC! (Score 1) 84

The good news: new harddrives will have the size of a pin. The bad news: it'll require the scanning tunneling microscope attached to work:

So, now, it'll require more 10 years to work to reduce the scanning tunneling microscope to the size of current harddrives.

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