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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

Bender Unit 22 Ah the memories. (192 comments)

I had the 500 and got a 2000 later on. Installed a SCSI controller with 40 megabytes of disk space and a 8 megabyte RAM expansion card. Took forever to install all the memory chips in the card(62 or 72, cant remember if it had a parity bit).
Also had a vt200 terminal from work which i connected to the serial port so I could access the cmdline while someone was playing games. I guess it was most for show. :)

about a week ago
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Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN

Bender Unit 22 Re: For those that don't know: (113 comments)

They have been sending them all over the world. Not everyone are used to that type of wording in English, they just see their domain name and something that looks like a bill.

about a week ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

Bender Unit 22 Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

As a "former European" you should know how crazy it is to claim that Europe has some sort of common values.
There are no "European values". There's a bunch of countries with different values who happens to be in a trade union together.
It is only the politicians who have been lying about the EU and are trying to make it into United States of Europe who will claim we have a "united Europe" with the same values. Every single true European knows each country has it's own values.

about two weeks ago
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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

Bender Unit 22 Re:Let me guess (138 comments)

Yeah, that is pretty much how I view it too. I was thinking it seemed like they weren't really interested in South Park any more after they started doing broadway shows.

about two weeks ago
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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

Bender Unit 22 Let me guess (138 comments)

They don't give a shit anymore.

about two weeks ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Bender Unit 22 Perhaps (502 comments)

I know that the headphone output on my new Lenovo laptop at work is horrible. No dynamic range and I am not that picky.

about three weeks ago
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Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology?

Bender Unit 22 Re: This and more (88 comments)

:)

about three weeks ago
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Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology?

Bender Unit 22 Re: This and more (88 comments)

Because for some reason people think I am interested in watching hours of videos of them going down a slope, riding a horse or pretending they are in Tour de France.
And they don't even bother to edit it down to a couple of minutes.
No, they have hours of footage showing off their below average skills.
I do like seeing bits of vacation videos but not really when it's just video selfies.

about three weeks ago
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Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

Bender Unit 22 Clever! (198 comments)

That is what Sasquatch wants you to believe by placing DNA from other sources!!!!
Now excuse me, I see I need to go out and spay those nasty chemtrails again. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?... )

about a month ago
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The Rise and Fall of the Cheat Code

Bender Unit 22 Re: Old games were more difficult (178 comments)

I bought the latest tomb raider. It was dumbed down so much it wasn't even fun to play.

about a month ago
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Google and Microsoft Plan Kill Switches On Smartphones

Bender Unit 22 Re: They never answered the question... (137 comments)

Falling a sleep in the train on your way home is a good way to get your phone stolen, even here in Denmark.
I don't use public transportation now but when I did, I always slept most of the time and woke up just before my stop. Overslept once in 8 years. Now it is unsafe to sleep in the train and the advantage is gone.
I didn't have a smartphone then but I did have a discman, a laptop and later on different MP3 players. We also didn't have open borders all the way through Europe and all the "lovely" people removing the borders brought us.

about a month ago
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Google and Microsoft Plan Kill Switches On Smartphones

Bender Unit 22 Getting calls from new "owner" (137 comments)

We are starting to hear stories about people who had their phones stolen in Scandinavia, getting calls from Eastern Europe where the new "owners" of the phone wants the password for iCloud so they can use the phone.
Some have offered a small amount of money to get their password others have been angry with the rightful owner that they couldn't use their phone. Go figure.

about a month ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

Bender Unit 22 Re:FYI: remove from Youtube not from 'Google' (364 comments)

Well, they also have their Content ID system so I would think it could remove a lot of videos since there are uploded a lot of videos with music owned by others than the uploader.

about a month ago
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France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone"

Bender Unit 22 hmm (138 comments)

How long before they surrender?
Cheese-eating surrender monkeys.

about a month and a half ago
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Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected

Bender Unit 22 I don't care about owning media (477 comments)

for 99% of the movies I see. I rent them an see them once and that's it.
For some reason I don't feel like using money on getting a movie on Blu-Ray.

Perhaps it is my collection of VHS movies I threw out years ago or maybe my LaserDisc's taking up shelf space in my home office(specially those "invalueable" collecters editions). It could also be my smaller collection of DVDs in drawers in the living room that reminds me why I should not buy Blu-ray, but just rent it instead. :)

about 3 months ago
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The Feds Accidentally Mailed Part of A $350K Drone To Some College Kid

Bender Unit 22 He was on a different list (157 comments)

Someone thought that the "drone target" or surveillance list ment he should get spare parts.

about 3 months ago
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What It's Like To Be the Scientific Consultant For The Big Bang Theory

Bender Unit 22 Re:Not for Nerds (253 comments)

I agree.
I figured it was an attempt of character development.
I am a season behind, but I sometimes see some attempts to it on track with comments like "is that sarcasm, I am getting better at detecting it" style comments.

about 3 months ago
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Texas Sheriffs Crash $250k Drone They're Not Supposed To Be Flying

Bender Unit 22 Looks more like an army. (93 comments)

Looks more like an army than a police department.

about 3 months ago

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Microsoft SkyDrive 'Confuses Naked With Nude', Ar

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Bender Unit 22 (216955) writes "Microsoft has an image police — but an arrest they have made may be mistaken. A blogger using its SkyDrive cloud storage service says it froze his account when it confused a famous work of art with pornography.
This has happened for some time as this (German) article (German) shows.
A small gallery with examples (some NSFW)"

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Reviewers has no interest in usability

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Bender Unit 22 (216955) writes "I am looking for a new TV so I have been spending some hours reading reviews and opinions on the internet on various models I am interested in buying. But there is one trend that is really annoying they all seem to be only interested in one thing, how good the picture looks and if it's a plasma how does it compare to the almighty Kuro that they all seem to adore. A few goes as far as describing the build quality of the remote but they all seem to spend page after page on the quality of the picture and nothing more. How come that no one seems interested in reviewing the stuff that bothers almost normal people? The ones that would like the picture to look fine but really wants to know if the daily use is smooth or a pain. Things like, can I choose seperate display format on each channel(4:3 16:9 etc) for those who does not send the right format signal or do I still have to manually change the display format for those channels that sends the signal in anamorphic format but the cable company does not add the 16:9 switch signal. Is it worth buying a magazine or are they no better? Or can I rearrange the digital channels to my preferred order. The latest 8000 series from Samsung can't according to many and I think that is really big flaw for a 4000$(local currency converted to $) TV that should be mentioned. For us European users at least the EU sites could spend a line or two to check if the Tele texthas a proper functional buffer(my last Sony had none). For the slightly more geeky they could check if and how does it work with 1:1 pixel mapping. I haven't been following the developments in TVs for a few years and I have spent one evening researching(googleing)3 TVs and have collected useful information than I can find reading a review online."
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German Employment Offices upgrades to Linux

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Bender Unit 22 writes "The German Federal Employment Office switching all of its 13,000 public internet information workstations from Windows NT to Linux. According to an announcement by Klaus Vitt, CIO for the BA, the switch to open source software will, "allow the BA to react with flexibility to new technological developments. In the future, a broad range of software will be available to the BA that it can use to access various internet media, and to ensure optimal internet communication for its clients.""
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Journals

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And the monkey boy danced

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Regarding this: Ballmer Suggests Linux Distros Will Soon Have to Pay Up

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And so the monkey boy danced, the dance he knew so well.
The dance he knew would please his master, and the onlookers would cheer.
But in the back of the room where the lights were dim, stood some unhappy souls.
They found no joy in seeing the monkey boy dance and their faces were filled with sadness.
The monkey boy saw their shadows, and knew what he had to do.
He danced harder and faster than ever before, and the crowd cheered for more.

Out by the curtain his master was standing with a smile on his face.
He found great joy in seeing the monkey boy dance, gathering ever more onlookers and angering
the sad souls in the dark.

(tbc)

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Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I finally found something else in my ear! AND!!! what's more important, I decided to change that logo thingy to the right of this journal entry

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Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in my Armpit One Midsummer Morning
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Oh frettled gruntbuggly thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee.

Groop I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes.

And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles
Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts with myblurglecruncheon, see if I don't!

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