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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

ArcadeMan Re:LaserJet II and LaserJet 3 (562 comments)

You'll probably still use them after they catch fire though.

We had one at work, the damn thing smelled like a fucking two-cylinder engine puking fumes when it printed even though the prints were fine.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

ArcadeMan Re:Model M Keyboard FTW (562 comments)

Apart from cockroaches, the Model M keyboards will be the only things to survive a nuclear blast.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

ArcadeMan Re:Consoles (562 comments)

Let me help you.

I've still got a NES that works fine apart from the usual cartridge connector issue.

Still feel old? Alright...

I've got an Intellivision 1 that still works fine but could use new controllers.

yesterday
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Samsung's Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

ArcadeMan Obvious watch app (76 comments)

Masturbation counter/timer.

yesterday
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In a Cloning First, Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adults

ArcadeMan Re: Amazing, (43 comments)

... or will be totally allergic to it.

yesterday
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Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue

ArcadeMan Re:11-11-11 (211 comments)

Neither. It's in ISO format but the year is truncated.

2 days ago
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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Released

ArcadeMan Re:Spyware status (172 comments)

Is that something you get from using Facebook?

2 days ago
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Steam's Most Popular Games

ArcadeMan Re:Partial statistics (117 comments)

Same here, but for performance reasons. Steam is extremely heavy on OS X, I avoid it if I can launch the game by itself.

2 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

ArcadeMan Re:old tech (165 comments)

Superior in specifications, maybe. But I'd say that 99.999% of today's programmers have no fucking clue what code optimisation really means. This is nostalgia about a time when people actually gave a fuck about what they were doing.

4 days ago
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The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

ArcadeMan Parking? (163 comments)

Use a jetpack, problem solved!

4 days ago
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Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi

ArcadeMan Re:Only in America... (307 comments)

With the Conservatives acting like dictators and making bullshit pro-corporations, anti-people laws, I hope Québec splits soon enough.

Then it will pave the way for the USA to let Texas and California go their own separate way, too.

4 days ago
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Akamai Reissues All SSL Certificates After Admitting Heartbleed Patch Was Faulty

ArcadeMan Re:Do I get this right: (56 comments)

I'm glad to learn that my toaster is vulnerable to Heartbleed.

4 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

ArcadeMan Re:Nuclear is obvious, an energy surplus is desire (429 comments)

Energy conservation doesn't need to equal depraving ourselves of something. The usual tips about not leaving the lights on in empty rooms are fine, but you can apply the same reasoning for more modern things.

A small example would be Netflix. You can use a small box like an Apple TV, which has a 6W power supply, or something like an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 and use from 10 to 20 times more power for absolutely no reason.

Try to reduce your daily energy usage whenever possible. The first one to benefit is yourself, via a lower power bill at the end of the month.

5 days ago

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