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Apple's Trend Away From Tinkering

brokencomputer Re:But isn't there room for both? (965 comments)

I think the point is that a lot of people just want a device to consume media on. An iPhone is too small to do so. A computer has multiple purposes. I think a lot of people only use the computer for consumption and that's where the iPad will find it's market.

more than 4 years ago
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GoDaddy Bobbles DST Changeover?

brokencomputer Re:if there is a possibility for a screwup ... (201 comments)

I called GoDaddy and they told me "we're having network issues. We've been having them for a while. I don't know when they'll be fixed but they should be soon." My site is now resolving ( http://wrongplanet.net/ ) but it wasn't resolving when i called. He didn't say anything about daylight savings time and some of my other domains with godaddy had no problems.

more than 7 years ago

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Tyler Cowen on Autism creating a Digital Society

brokencomputer brokencomputer writes  |  more than 4 years ago

brokencomputer (695672) writes "I recently had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with economist Tyler Cowen, author of Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World, an economics book that argues that the Internet is making our society more "autistic" and autistic individuals have a leg up in this new digital economy. Tyler talks to me about Economcis, the way in which autistic individuals approach concepts differently than non-autistics, and how the autistic mode of thought can be more beneficial in certain web 2.0 situations."
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Autism Speaks Intimidates another Autistic Blogger

brokencomputer brokencomputer writes  |  more than 6 years ago

brokencomputer writes "After the negative publicity Autism Speaks received for threatening to sue a 12 year old autistic girl for her perfectly legal parody website, you would think that the organization learned their lesson. Unfortunately, they're at it again, this time threatening an autistic blogger's t-shirt company with legal action for a shirt that read "'Autism Speaks' can go away. I have Autism. I can speak for myself." The organization claimed the t-shirt was a violation of copyright, despite the fact that such a t-shirt is protected as free speech."
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Ten Myths about Autism - Debunked

brokencomputer brokencomputer writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Alex Plank writes "I've written an article debunking ten myths about Autism. There are a lot of misconceptions about Autism floating around. Consequently, many people with Autism remain undiagnosed, countless autistics are misunderstood, and millions of dollars are donated to nonprofits who don't speak for those with Autism. This is a troubling time for people with Autism (and I speak as one of those Autistics) because the media focuses a considerably large percentage of their Autism coverage on stories told by those who do not even have the condition."
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About me

brokencomputer brokencomputer writes  |  more than 10 years ago Hello, my name is Alexander. I'm 17 and I live in Virginia. I like to mountain-bike and use Gentoo Linux. Please post comments. I will be 18 in 20 days.

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