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I'd most like to (personally) explore:

BobNET Re:Space? (246 comments)

Press the stop button and by the time the circuits have reacted, you're a few thousand light years beyond your target and have to turn around and go back.

That's ludicrous!

about 3 months ago
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Sony Tosses the Sony Reader On the Scrap Heap

BobNET Re:That kinda sucks (172 comments)

My PRS-650 was one of the few Sony products I've ever used that didn't suck.

Then again, I never installed the software that came with it -- only calibre.

about 4 months ago
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Can You Tell the Difference? 4K Galaxy Note 3 vs. Canon 5D Mark III Video

BobNET Re:best camera is one on hand when need it (201 comments)

but lense flares add atmosphere!

In Soviet astrophotography, atmosphere adds lens flare!

about 7 months ago
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Broadcom Releases Source For Graphics Stack; Raspberry Pi Sets Bounty For Port

BobNET Re:is the USB 'bug' fixed, at this point? (77 comments)

I believe the BBB cpu is 64bit

The processor in the BBB has a Cortex-A8 core. It's nicer than the processor in the RasPi in just about every way, but still only 32-bit.

I installed SlackwareARM on my BBB; I don't really think 'port' is the right word to use, as all I really did was compile a kernel. And even then, I could have copied one from another distro...

about 9 months ago
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How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

BobNET Re: BUT DOES (270 comments)

Well, it'd be a strange game if the only winning move is not to play.

about 9 months ago
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Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

BobNET Re:cURL (381 comments)

echo -ne "GET / HTTP/1.0\r\nHost: slashdot.org\r\n\r\n" | nc slashdot.org 80

about a year ago
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Monthly net electricity use in my household:

BobNET Re:1.21 Jiggawatts (327 comments)

I watched all three films over the weekend. I even quoted Marty from the first film (admittedly a lesser-known line than the one in the subject) on Slashdot, but no one noticed :-P

1 year,6 days
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Monthly net electricity use in my household:

BobNET Re:1.21 Jiggawatts (327 comments)

What the hell is a jiggawatt?

1 year,6 days
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In an arcade with only the following games ...

BobNET Re:Arcade games? Sorry, I'm going home. (283 comments)

I've got no time for blinking lights either. I'm too busy doing grown-up stuff like sequencing LEDs with an Arduino.

1 year,10 days
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Arduino Gaming: Not So Retro Any More

BobNET Re:no (53 comments)

Looking at my UID: no, he's not :-D

about a year ago
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Milestone: The Millionth UK-Made Raspberry Pi

BobNET Re:I have one! (129 comments)

I'm thinking of it (using https://github.com/dwelch67/raspberrypi as a tutorial), but seeing that I just got around to writing "Hello, world!" in an x86 boot sector a few weeks ago (and that's cheating since I'm able to use the BIOS), I might be a while :-P

about a year ago
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My favorite brand of snake oil is ...

BobNET Re:Crystal skulls. (291 comments)

I can attest that Crystal Head is full of spirits and energy. I'm sure with enough exposure to it I'd feel vibrations, but that might counteract any healing powers it might have.

about a year ago
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Asian Giant Hornets Kill 42 People In China, Injure Over 1,500

BobNET Re:I saw this in a movie once. (274 comments)

Badgers?

Badgers?!?!

We don't need no stinking badgers!!!!

about a year ago
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Boot To Zork

BobNET Re:Never mind the Steambox ... (106 comments)

Thanks! I agree about the coolness factor. (The Pi is easier to obtain now, but maybe in 35 years a working one will be more interesting.) The only reason I have the VT101 is because a friend, who was working as a research assistant at a university at the time, cleaned his office and left it sitting in the hallway to be trashed before I saw it and asked if I could keep it.

I should install SIMH on the Pi and get Adventure and Dungeon running in something resembling their original forms. Plus it would amuse me to have a DEC mainframe emulated on something smaller than a hard drive, attached to a real DEC terminal :-)

about a year ago

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