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The Evolution of the Computer Keyboard

fatman22 Re:Old Farts and Model M's (201 comments)

01-18-88, the '87 died a few years back.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Wrist Watch For the Tech Minded

fatman22 Re:Casio GB-6900 (466 comments)

Get the Casio G-SHOCK MTG900DA-8V - It's easy to read, the battery is charged by built-in solar cells, it automatically syncs to WWVB, it's resistant to water and most other drinkable liquids to a depth most geeks will never encounter, and it's damn near indestructible.

more than 2 years ago
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UK Law Enforcement Starts Seizing Music Blogs

fatman22 Re:Darknets (310 comments)

"We do our utmost to provide the public with the best possible service, and to act professionally and courteously at all times."

I beg to disagree with you. Have you read the nonsense on that replacement web page?

"... were stolen from the artists" - nothing was stolen. The authors and publishers still have possession of their property. They were only deprived of profits they had not yet earned. That is not a proper thing to do, but it is also not stealing. Change the text to read "were being distributed without the owners' permission".

"As a result of ... young, emerging artists may have had their careers damaged. If you have ... you will have damaged the future of the music industry." - The publishers have done far more to ruin or hinder the careers of young emerging artists than any illegal downloaders could have caused. Aim your sites in the right direction please.

Most of the Internet community already understand this. You apparently do not or do not want to. Do your credibility a favor and reword that page.

more than 2 years ago
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Is the Earth Special?

fatman22 Re:Life Adapts (745 comments)

"Enough time" may be a very, very long time and if intelligent species develop at all, one of them will have to be the first one. That may be us and not enough time has passed for the next one.

more than 2 years ago
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Groklaw Declares Victory, No More Articles

fatman22 Re:RIP (265 comments)

RIP in this case means "Rest In Pride" for a job well done.

more than 3 years ago
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When automating everyday tasks with robots, the line must be drawn...

fatman22 Re:Robot Rights (465 comments)

Rights are granted by the Creator. In the case of robots, that creator would be us.

more than 3 years ago
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Compared to a year ago, social networks now ...

fatman22 More Work (270 comments)

Just one more thing to clean up after.

more than 3 years ago
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US Deploys 'Heat-Ray' In Afghanistan

fatman22 Won't last long... (406 comments)

These will last about a week in Afghanistan. Unlike the civilian targets the designers are used to living with, the Afghani's, and most anyone else in that region, will not hesitate to shoot back with non-non-lethal weapons.

about 4 years ago
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When I die, I want my body to be ...

fatman22 Strange Concept (793 comments)

Die?

more than 4 years ago
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My keyboard has X-many keys; X=

fatman22 Re:A buttload of keys with classic oldschool goodn (430 comments)

I'm quite happy with my 1989-vintage Model M. Works fine and makes just as much racket as when it was new. Just have to remember to clean the crumbs and cat hair out of it every few years.

more than 4 years ago
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How Do You Greet an Extraterrestrial?

fatman22 Scary Thought (803 comments)

There may be many worlds inhabited by those who fit our understanding of "intelligent". One of them has to be the oldest and/or most advanced. It may be us.

more than 5 years ago
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SwiftFuel Alternative To Alternative Fuels

fatman22 On the road to trouble (725 comments)

re: Ethanol - when you start burning your food as fuel, you're in trouble.

more than 6 years ago

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