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Comment Re:Apple (Score 1) 345

Wtf? Zip was revolutionary at the time.

in translation... you never used one. you'd still be coughing every time you hear words "zip drive" if you actually had one. reliability of drives can't be described, saying "piss poor" would be sounding like glamorous review

Even around '97 a CDR (not RW) cost many hundreds of dollars

you call that fabulously wealthy??? even so, yes, it really was expensive in time before that. but, at that time i worked in computer company that supported printing agencies. so, i simply fixed my self scsi controller and cdr drive. i simply made my self one out of broken drives that were not in warranty or where owner claimed insurance.

Comment Re:Apple (Score 2) 345

it is quite simple. their brilliant move away from floppies was like this
- apple stopped deploying floppy drive with G3 and replaced it with another even more abysmal technology... zip drive, which off course flopped badly for its disks being so easy corruptable.
- G4 stopped zip nonsense, leaving users complaining how there was no external device where they could save data to. floppy removed, no more scsi, cd-rom by default and lack of any usb external device. you couldn't believe how many usb floppies were sold in that time for macs. company i worked for in that time sold few more than they sold macs
but who are we to judge what steve the holly decided it is best for their users

I for one simply stopped using floppies in 486 era as soon as i bought my first cd recorder. never bought one floppy drive after that

Comment Re:Everybody aboard the tinfoilhat-train! (Score 1) 368

ok, just how it is a trap?

if you use 2.0 and only assemblies that are covered by promise, they can't touch you. there is a holly shitload of assemblies that depend on free parts only like gtk-sharp, gst-sharp and so on. so, if you were mad and used parts not covered by promise it wasn't a trap you failed into, it is just you being fool who can't read.

Comment Re:64-bit is a misfeature (Score 1) 364

damn you lazy kids and your novelty toys.

we real hardocre surfers browse like this
bash$ exec 5<>/dev/tcp/
bash$ echo -e "GET / HTTP/1.0\n" >&5
bash$ cat <&5 | od -h

page is then subconsciously translated into visual representation (including animations) from hexcodes

and yes, we real hardcores also don't use keyboard to type comments, this was typed by producing morse code on my mouse, dammit

by surfing this way, you're bound not to be without some decent news, although when you read news about war starting, that war is usually over by the time you decode it

Comment Re:don't know (Score 1) 258

there already were meego and maemo. both mobile desktops are much more friendly with other linux implementations and both can run on any distro (i know for meego 100%). so yes, you can use RHL or Ubuntu. both are also much more open than android. couldn't care less about iOS, wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.

as it is currently, android, while running on linux... how the fuck linux as desktop os is the least compatible with that platform of all closed ones if it is such holly grail for it like you say? face it, android just fragment linux once again for no reason.

proclaiming one as stupid, while you actually have no clue about other options just bounces your statement back to you.

p.s. while saying all this i still have android phone, at least until i can find some decent phone on which i can put custom brew meego os

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