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I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...

_GNU_ Birth..? (415 comments)

Last time I "know" i saw a doctor of any kind was just about 32 years ago when I was born.. never in my adult life..
Haven't had a sick day off work in my 13 years at the same place.. my coworkers think something is wrong with me. ;)

about a year ago

NASA Says Asteroid Will Buzz Earth Closer Than Many Satellites

_GNU_ Re:Football field unit. (225 comments)

Still no height defined, so it would have no volume or mass.

We are quite safe.

about 2 years ago

NASA Says Asteroid Will Buzz Earth Closer Than Many Satellites

_GNU_ Football field unit. (225 comments)

Is this unit measured in 2D?

about 2 years ago

What do you usually do with old hardware?

_GNU_ Re:Hoarding (309 comments)

I have a P3 1GHz laptop on my workbench for the USB Oscilloscope and sound recording for the radio scanner and some HAM radio experiments, but the rest of my obsolete stuff just sits there, quietly in the closet.

more than 2 years ago

What do you usually do with old hardware?

_GNU_ Hoarding (309 comments)

In what used to be a walk-in wardrobe when I had a girlfriend living here:
Mac SE (occationally brought out for Tetris, ShufflePuck Café, etc), Mac II, 2xMacIIsi, Mac LCII Mac LCIII, some 68k PowerBooks, PowerMac 6100/60, PowerMac 7200/90, iMac G3/400, b&w G3/400, PowerBook G3/350 iBook G4/1.2, PowerBook G4/1.6...

Sun SparcStation LX with enormous CRT

Couple of random pentium3 laptops, half scavanged hulls of old workstations...

Apple LaserWriter II NT

And of course my C64 with floppy drive, Atari 600XL, MSX and NES..

All in piles..

I need a smaller apartment so I can't keep all of this... or get a new girlfriend ;)

more than 2 years ago

Verizon Makes It Easy To Go Over Your Data Cap

_GNU_ Re:300M (166 comments)

"Does it seem strange to anyone else that Verizon is releasing their upgraded video service just a month or so after introducing bandwidth caps? Or at the same time they're field testing 300 MB, $20/month data plans?"

more than 3 years ago

Verizon Makes It Easy To Go Over Your Data Cap

_GNU_ 300M (166 comments)

um... the more expensive $20/mo option is ***300M*** ? what the heck are you doing over in that development country you call the states? ;)

I have no problem hitting 300M/day just using the mobile web browser when I'm away from home.... a few gigs on a slow/rainy day.

Not to mention tethering.

more than 3 years ago

Equipping a Small Hackerspace?

_GNU_ Lasers (174 comments)

You could never go wrong with lasers.

Mount mirrors and lenses on a small, sturdy table and have a few beams of 1mW laser bounce around in smoke from a small smoke machine and you'll impress the boss enough to keep your lair. (and job) ;)

more than 4 years ago

UN Tech Group Finds Most Expensive Broadband

_GNU_ My internet bill in Sweden (89 comments)

Including a small extra fee for access the municipal fiber network, for 1 month of 100/100Mbit with no caps or meters what so ever, I pay roughly 1.5 hours of my wage after taxes.. and I'm just above average for "low income".. I pay almost twice that for unmetered mobile 3G traffic on my phone though.. tethered to the laptop the gigs tend to run away so unmetered is the only way. ;)

As far as I've seen from the latest Akamai state of the internet reports, Scandinavia is losing ground to South Korea and some other quickly rising countries... We'll see.. ;)

more than 4 years ago

Colliding Particles Can Make Black Holes After All

_GNU_ Non-dangerous black holes. (269 comments)

The Large Hadron Collider can definitely create microscopic black holes, the thing is that they are not dangerous as they would evaporate long before interacting with any matter.

about 5 years ago

Windows 7 May Finally Get IPv6 Deployed

_GNU_ Hehe, I didn't even know I had native ipv6 (283 comments)

until I installed windows 7 and it got an ipv6 adress automatically without a hitch.. (only used straight XP boxes and a FreeBSD with static ipv4 ip before)

Apparently my isp has been doing native ipv6 for almost a year now and it works like a charm.. for ipv6 enabled sites and services that is. ;)

(Bahnhof in Sweden)

more than 5 years ago

Typical Home Bandwidth Usage?

_GNU_ a couple of terabytes/month I guess. (656 comments)

Now and then around 250G/day, it adds up ;)

100/100 full duplex connection with no restrictions, of course I do live in Sweden.

more than 6 years ago


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