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How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

Neil Hodges Re:Ti-82 (359 comments)

I really wish the TI-85/86 line was the standard; it's a much better calculator from most standpoints. Sadly, we'll never see a TI-87.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

Neil Hodges Re:+1 for this Post (427 comments)

Or Soekris, who make machines with Geode CPUs that consume an average of about 2 watts, unlike any Athlons that would consume many more times that.

about a month ago

New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

Neil Hodges Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

By 'northern state,' do you mean Alaska? I live in Seattle and can get around by bicycle year-round. Of course, we don't get snow like the Northeast.

about 2 months ago

New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

Neil Hodges Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

I hear you, and raise you my weekly unsupported Saturday bicycle tours of 130-180 miles. They burn upwards of 15,000 calories, and I have to keep slamming down food and water in order to not waste away, or even pass out while riding as I did one time. Also, I don't have a car, so I get around by bicycle when commuting and running errands.

about 2 months ago

The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

Neil Hodges Re:Airports are not much better (195 comments)

And don't forget about those without cars, so it's either Greyhound (on an equivalent), trains, or airlines for long distances.

about 2 months ago

Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

Neil Hodges Re:Redneck roadhouse (311 comments)

I may be weird, but I don't associate 'car dependence' with 'livable.'

about 2 months ago

Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

Neil Hodges Re:I can't buy one (377 comments)

...roughly about 65-70mph over the speed limit on all US highway driving...

You peppered your comment with commas and missed a very important one needed for conveying your meaning. Nice job.

about 3 months ago

Shawn Raymond's Tandem Bike is Shorter Than Yours (Video)

Neil Hodges Re:16" wheels are surprisingly useful (85 comments)

And people tour on Bromptons. I can load a lot more than expected on mine and it still handles pretty well with more than 40 pounds on its racks, including on slow hill climbs. I don't own a car, but a Brompton is really nice for air travel: I can fold it up, put it in its back, and put it into checked baggage with no extra fees. Once at the destination airport, I can unfold it and ride away without having to deal with trains, buses, or taxis. It does fit quite well in those, too.

about 3 months ago

Today Is EPOCH Day 15000

Neil Hodges Re:Thanks Slashdot for your timelyness (81 comments)

I'd recommend either static pages (nginx) or a highly-scalable asynchronous dynamic web server (like Tornado).

more than 3 years ago

Where Do I Go Now That Oracle Owns

Neil Hodges Antiword (510 comments)

As long as images aren't an issue, you could use Antiword to convert it into a (somewhat) styled text file. That's what I did when I ran into the same thing with BIOS updates.

more than 3 years ago

I Wish My Car Had A...

Neil Hodges Re:I disagreeI (789 comments)

And never mind the fact that in this day an age no country in the world has a "profitable" intercity rail system--but the economic, security and environmental benefits to the whole country justify considerable taxpayer expense.

What about Japan? The members of the JR Group are for-profit and publicly-traded.

more than 4 years ago

My Automobile Gets __ MPG

Neil Hodges Re:Diesel (1141 comments)

According to Wikipedia, the A2 was discontinued in 2005. The A1, which I would consider buying, succeeds it. It's still difficult to get in the US.

more than 4 years ago

Long In Development, Toshiba 'SCiB' Battery Debuts

Neil Hodges Re:Erm... (284 comments)

There exist plug-in hybrids. Most of them I've seen are Prius conversions involving much larger battery packs and warranty voiding.

more than 4 years ago

DTV Transition - One Year Later

Neil Hodges Worse Reception. (431 comments)

I was among those who got worse reception, unfortunately. I recall getting something like ten channels with reasonable reception prior to the switchover, and now I get five channels with one of them (the only HD channel) losing reception regularly.

more than 4 years ago

For taking notes by hand, I prefer ...

Neil Hodges Re:And notes *with* what (373 comments)

How do you deal with the clots clogging up the nib

more than 4 years ago


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