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Asus EeePad Transformer Gets a Thumbs-Up

Unka Willbur Re:I'lll keep my T91MT Thanks. (160 comments)

Like Ubuntu, or OS X (via hackintosh) or, yes, if I must, the Win7 install it came with. Certainly not Google's little not-ready-for-primetime toy.

more than 3 years ago
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Asus EeePad Transformer Gets a Thumbs-Up

Unka Willbur I'lll keep my T91MT Thanks. (160 comments)

At least I can run a non-toy OS on that one.

more than 3 years ago
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Rumors Pointing to September iPhone 5 Ship Date

Unka Willbur Funding Their Own Oppression (93 comments)

Or, "A Tale of Hi-Tech Hypocrisy"... I love how /.'s editors love to post stories railing against the end of a free Internet and the abuses of tech by authoritarians in western society, yet continually post these infotisements for two of the biggest players in the movement to abuse and restrict technology (AT&T and Apple). What's next? Are we soon supposed to start loving Disney?

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Doctor Who's Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) Dies at 63

Unka Willbur SORELY missed (132 comments)

Like so many folks, she was my first "Doctor Who Girl" and I've had a crush on her all these years. I got to interview her in the early 80s and a nicer, kinder and more friendly person I have never met. A great actress and good person. She's the first celebrity whose death I have wept for in I don't know how long. She will be sorely missed and always remembered.

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EvoMouse Turns Your Digits Digital

Unka Willbur It's Wednesday! (110 comments)

So it must be time for another "Mouse Killer" story...

more than 3 years ago
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Man Arrested For Linking To Online Videos

Unka Willbur Making the Same Bad Assumptions, Over and Over (308 comments)

Looks like TorrentFreak is making the same bad assumption that most US citizens continue to make. That is, assuming that "constitutional" matters one whit anymore to the US government or the people who run it.

more than 3 years ago
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Blade Runner Sequels and Prequels Happening

Unka Willbur In other news.... (334 comments)

The classic Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is getting a sequel, a prequel and a reboot... "We feel there's a lot of left to explore in the world of 'Mona Lisa,'" said a greedy scum-sucking banker-type who wouldn't know art if it slapped him upside his swollen ego with a jugged fish,.

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Former Senator Chris Dodd Set To Head MPAA

Unka Willbur COICA (181 comments)

COICA should really be called the Combating Legal, Open Access for Corporate Aggrandizement... or... CLOACA. A perfect fit for Dodd, well-known corporate-whore.

more than 3 years ago
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Science Programs Hit Hard By Proposed Budget

Unka Willbur What else did you expect... (395 comments)

From the anti-science, pro-theocracy party?

more than 3 years ago
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'YouCut' Targets National Science Foundation Budget

Unka Willbur Religious Extremists Suck (760 comments)

And lets not kid ourselves that cutting science and education funding is the wet-dream of the religious extremists in the United States.

more than 3 years ago
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Stargate Universe Cancelled

Unka Willbur MUST.JOIN.GEEKERY (762 comments)

OK, here's the *real* breakdown of the 3 shows. Everyone else has been pretty much wrong! ;P

    • SG1: Groundbreaking for TV Sci-Fi. Season 1-4 great, 5-7, meh. 8-10, decent.
    • SGA: Fun Sci-Fi in an ST-TOS vein. Conscious of the fact and used it. Last season suffered from "We know we're cancelled" syndrome.
    • SGU: I don't watch soap operas.

Now that we all know the only correct opinions, we can close the thread. :))

more than 3 years ago
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The Beatles On iTunes

Unka Willbur Hooray! (551 comments)

Now I get to pay $1.29 to rent "Honey Pie"...until my HD crashes, then I get to do it again! Hooray For Apple(& Apple)!

more than 3 years ago
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Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who Already?

Unka Willbur Re:I disagree (423 comments)

According to RTD, the mysterious woman was left deliberately mysterious to tickle the fancy of fans, a move I heartily approve of. Personally, I thought she was Romana, in a later regeneration (which would make sense since Romana would likely have still been the President of the High council when Rassilon took over). But, RTD did say that in his mind, the character was The Doctor's mother.

more than 3 years ago
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Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who Already?

Unka Willbur Re:A good start. (423 comments)

Thoroughly agreed, with this caveat: In regards to the 8th Doctor aka Paul McGann, I used to feel the same, until i got a chance to hear the "radio dramas" in which he starred. Changed my opinion of him completely, Now I love his portrayal, although I can see how someone who has only seen that terrible Fox movie would think otherwise.

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Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who Already?

Unka Willbur A good start. (423 comments)

Now if we can also dump that failure of a "show-runner" Moffat, I can go back to giving Doctor Who a chance again. This first Moffat/Smith season turned me, a life-long Whovian, off to the show completely. A massive turnaround from waiting, with baited-breath for the first download of each week's episode to appear on the net. I found the whole season to be a mis-paced, un-who-like, muddled and emotionless mess.

more than 3 years ago

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