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Comment Re:This steaming pile of rancid dung (Score 2) 564

Next week I plan to release a free crapware game, spamming CDs to the masses ala AOL. In the prompts in the auto-installer, the text will say that in order to cancel, press ctrl-alt-shift-t while clicking cancel, with any other key combination or selection automatically upgrading the computer to BeOS.

Comment WTF FF? (Score 0) 58

Kiddie porn perps get outed. FF reaction is to close the loopholes.

Their CEO is illegally outed for supported the popular Prop 8. FF reaction is to burn the witch.

I still use FF, often as Palemoon, and have used Moz since before Phoenix, but they've turned into complete jackasses in the last few years.

Comment Re: So what? (Score 4, Interesting) 150

I recall that back in the 1990s Bill Gates wanted to build a satellite based cell network. It failed partially due go launch costs. The joking image showed Bill tossing satellites up by jumping on a springboard. More immediately, we need more weather satellites to improve weather forecasting, to keep GPS working, and better communication to far flung places. I recall possibilities of better balanced high speed bearings made in space, balanced better due to microgravity, so cheap launches could spur that. Long term, Musk wants to colonize Mars, and further. He's making the space elevator look less necessary after all.

Comment Re:Who is whipslash? (Score 1) 91

Looks like you're a marketing guy who sold VOIP and hosted some chintzy tourist sites.. Good luck with that one. I only hope that you paid so little for these sites that you don't feel the need to monetize them any further than to pay the bills and mortgage and make what simple improvements are necessary.

That said, I welcome our new /. overlords.

Comment Re:Uhmmmm (Score 2) 620

Funny, but obviously they're looking for something electronic or at least with a series of modern replacements that have long ago decremented the item to oblivion. Or should have. Somehow that dang thing is still critical and chugging along.

In recent days, I've used WinNT4 machines in a manufacturing environment, and there are a few machines with relay logic in our machine shop. I've heard of a handful of machines still surviving from the early 1950s to WW2 days, but they're few and far between, and most of those are probably gone by now.

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