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Meet The Man Who Designed a Tablet Computer 15 Years Before the iPad

Super Dave Osbourne What ever happened to the PIC 1000/2000 (374 comments)

It seems these were much further along and advanced than anything at the time.

more than 2 years ago
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Mandriva 2011 Out

Super Dave Osbourne Dick Tease!!! (156 comments)

Fucking 10 minutes and 7 seconds until release. You are IT edging and you know it!

more than 3 years ago
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35% Consumers Want iPhone 5... Sight Unseen

Super Dave Osbourne No big surprise... (566 comments)

The masses are hooked on mediocrity in functionality, but will buy anything looking Gucci. Apple may become the first Trillion dollar valuation company in the world based on this kind of blind consumer interest.

more than 3 years ago
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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 Review

Super Dave Osbourne Re:Chrome OS = thin client all over again (136 comments)

I completely agree, native software is in my hands, I can re/move it whenever/however I want. I don't like giving up power to the man.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Wants To Block Some HTC Products From US Under Tariff Act of 1930

Super Dave Osbourne Apple is just pure evil, much like Google... (297 comments)

Its sad, there was a day I was proud to be an Apple employee, then a contractor on Wall Street, and then back as an OE and consultant with Apple when we were trying to do great things with Entrerprise software and tools. Now that Apple has migrated to a consumer electronics company and behaving as they are, it just stinks and I can't stand the company any more.

more than 3 years ago
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30th Anniversary of Donkey Kong

Super Dave Osbourne And so King ain't so Kong after all... (47 comments)

The movie, if you have not seen it, is a complete waste of time. The game though, it still rules.

more than 3 years ago
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Apollo 11 Flag Swatch Goes Unsold At L.A. Auction

Super Dave Osbourne Snipped off right before... (120 comments)

the rest of the flag went to Studio #2 in Hollywood.

more than 3 years ago
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Online Social Security Statement In Limbo

Super Dave Osbourne The message the SS has is universally understood.. (160 comments)

If you put money into the ponzi scheme, you my american (and foreign in many cases) are totally screwed. Thanks for playing, try again on the next shit this government sells the public.

more than 3 years ago
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Dell Sets Stage To Take On Apple's iCloud

Super Dave Osbourne Ya just don't set up large clouds overnight... (87 comments)

So the title should maybe read better and more accurately... "Dell rushed to market a delayed release of a copy of a competitors product"

more than 3 years ago
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US Supreme Court: Video Games Qualify For First Amendment

Super Dave Osbourne Great ruling... (458 comments)

The issue is that we have a huge responsibility as a society to have some values, they may and often do vary, for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If a family doesn't value life then feed them violent games and let the mayhem begin. But don't expect me to pay for the jailing of those offenders when they act out their fantasy in a violent or criminal manner. Teach someone caring, love, tranquility and happiness and likely you will have just that in their and your lives. Teach them violence and they will often result to this as the way to play out their understanding of resolution to a situation. Society, freedom comes with a price. That price is responsible, reasonable teachings to the children and adults if needed via either education in a free society or in the penal system. The US penal system I can only guess loves this ruling, it means more folks showing up for 'work' at the jails.

more than 3 years ago
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New Technology Turns Windows Into Solar Panels

Super Dave Osbourne In most of the world... (86 comments)

You can use passive heating and cooling in the design of a structure and do without HVAC for most of the year. Bottom line is architecture and society's whim is responsible for selling inefficient systems to the public, the public is guilty of being dumb/ignorant, and the oil industry sells the stupid people what they want for 2000% over their cost and get stinking filthy rich and powerful. Who's to blame? Nearly everyone!

more than 3 years ago
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Is Final Cut Pro X Apple's Biggest Mistake In Years?

Super Dave Osbourne Welcome to Apple X ... (443 comments)

Where the X means they used to be, were at some point, and now are MicroShaft 2.0 done wrong (if there could be a right).

more than 3 years ago
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Conficker Blamed In $72M Scareware Ring

Super Dave Osbourne When will these organizations fleece from ... (28 comments)

the governments they seem to be truly angry at and bring them down? I'm curious is there any virus or network that is exclusively targeting governments rather than average consumers that are ill informed or unfortunate to click and install some otherwise obvious infection?

more than 3 years ago
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WIPO Talks May Portend Sweeping Broacast-Based Copyright

Super Dave Osbourne Globalization at work... (113 comments)

No law or treaty is being designed to help someone, all of them are being designed by special interest groups and bought by lobbyists to help some massive money mongering corporate machine.

more than 3 years ago
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iPad Account Hacker Pleads Guilty

Super Dave Osbourne Maybe its meant as a reminder... (86 comments)

To never forget the Goatse itself may be a shitter of an organization but the people it targets may be even bigger shits.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC Ups Penalties For Caller ID Spoofing

Super Dave Osbourne Just punch in ... (68 comments)

*67 in the states to get around it and go anonymous. Nobody is likely to answer, but you can always leave a message or try again later. I recall (no pun intended) that a fella craiglisting some game I wanted to buy wouldn't answer his phone but posted it in his duplicate ad on FleeBay. I called, and called, and 2 months later the guy finally answered and explained why he had not been answering. I told him, hey, answer your damn phone if you post an ad with the number. Lesson is you can spoof, you can hike (Skype out has no real numbers associated with it) and of course you can just not call or answer if you choose. But stop wasting time with people if you ask to be called, and then don't answer your phone.

more than 2 years ago
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11-Year-Old Pilots 1,325 MPG Concept Car

Super Dave Osbourne Hard to believe anyone... (220 comments)

would allow an 11 year old to drive a car of any type. Maybe it goes the speed of one of the battery powered or wind up 'toy cars' that kids putz around on at home.

more than 2 years ago
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Practical "Smell-o-Vision" System Being Developed

Super Dave Osbourne Didn't is already get pumped and dumped in 1999... (210 comments)

Right around when we were all to be partying like it was 1999? There was in the hype of the .com boom, and subsequent bust the promotional idea that this was a great idea and someone came out with a 4000 smell combo unit for the market. Nobody wanted to smell that crap, so it never sold. I think the biggest market is to test the porn industry smells, get them perfectionarily perfected and then it is no longer a proof of concept vapor ware IPO POS.

more than 3 years ago
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Is the Rise of Wearable Electronics Finally Here?

Super Dave Osbourne As a follow up review/study, maybe... (98 comments)

make magazine should take a look at the increase in cancer and sterility as a result of always on devices (or even sometimes on) and proximity to the point of the cancer. We are entering a new era for sure, and it may not be too pretty either.

more than 3 years ago

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Super Dave Osbourne Super Dave Osbourne writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Super Dave Osbourne writes "Its unfortunate we all must go on to other things, and in the case of computer language and systems pioneer John Backus's passing, to other languages in the sky. I grew up with Fortran, learning RatFor later, and finally moving to C and ObjC. However I still have a place in my heart for Fortran. I wonder how many people grew up with Fortran today, in the HTML, PHP, ASP, RubyOnRails world of wonder-kids coming up in the ranks. One thing is for sure, BNF will go down in my history books as one of the biggest contributions to computer languages ever."

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