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A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

glitch! Tucows start (65 comments)

Tucows Inc., an internet company that's been around since the early 90s â" it's generally known for being in the shareware business and for registering and selling premium domain names ...

In 1997, Tucows was starting to get attention at ISPCON. Network Solutions _WAS_ the only registrar since General Atomics and ??? abandoned the domain registration game. Kim was at the top. Then the fees went from $100 to $70 and there was limited competition. Tucows was a competitor, but not a good one. I remember, because I did not choose them for my domain registrations. For those interested in Kim, she went on to ICANN and was a force to deal with when getting a /19. Those who don't know what a /19 is can just move on...

3 days ago

Disney Patents a Piracy Free Search Engine

glitch! Re:So all we need now is a diff (164 comments)

It took me less than ten seconds to think this, but you are clearly faster than I!

about a month and a half ago

Dremel Releases 3D Printer

glitch! Re:Wrong type of machine for Dremel (105 comments)

If you are feeling really evil, print out a replica of the WD-40 label and put it on a can of 3M Spray Adhesive.

about 3 months ago

Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

glitch! Re:Repeat after me... (315 comments)

Okay, I get it. When you need HTML, you just pull it out of your ass. Well played, sir.

about 5 months ago

A Warm-Feeling Wooden Keyboard (Video)

glitch! Open source? (82 comments)

It's nice that they are providing the source code for the keyboard. If I program the controller myself, I could be pretty sure that there is no keylogger there... Unless I put one in.

about 5 months ago

Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

glitch! Re:Factory reset. (231 comments)

Five to ten seconds in a microwave oven should do the trick. A good physical smashing is probably effective. Or just bury the damn thing. But don't sell it and have any expectation of privacy.

about 5 months ago

A Thermoelectric Bracelet To Maintain a Comfortable Body Temperature

glitch! Re:Heat allergies (125 comments)

It sounds like her immune system is pretty messed up. I would make fixing that a priority so it doesn't get worse, or allow some future infection to blossom.

Somewhere, there must be a medical doctor that can figure out the cause, and get it fixed. At the very least, I would suggest vitamin D (2 x 5000IU) and vitamin C (2-10 grams, or as much as the body will take before laxative effect.) That should be safe and may give some relief.

about a year ago

Nearly Half a Million Yahoo Passwords Leaked [Updated]

glitch! Re:I imported them into Excel... (233 comments)

I was halfway expecting to see "joshua" in the list, but I guess anyone who saw and remembers Wargames would not be such a dumbass to use such an obvious password.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

glitch! Dragon's Egg by Robert Forward (1244 comments)

It doesn't look like anyone has mentioned this one yet. I really enjoyed this novel, with more technical detail than most.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

glitch! Re:Older Sci-Fi (1244 comments)

It has probably been a couple decades since I read this book, but my impression was a comparison between a "Western" capitalist society and a "commune" society (that actually worked). And these fictional observations were packaged as a story. I thought it was okay, worth reading once but not great.

more than 2 years ago

Smell Like An Orc

glitch! Re:Orc? (90 comments)

Do you really want to smell like an orc? Okay. DMSO. The amount may vary per person, but start with one or two teaspoons per day. Increase the dose if nobody complains after a few days. At first, people might wonder, "Did someone open a can of oysters?" And if you keep at it, I guarantee that you WILL smell like rotting garbage.

Please note that while you are helping your health, you are creating a very real risk of losing whatever relationships you may have, if you make this more than a short-term experiment. The smell really IS that bad.

more than 3 years ago

The 30th Anniversary of Osborne Computer

glitch! What's even scarier is that I almost bought one! (81 comments)

Back in 1981, I was programming for a company with a 64K CPM computer with a Hazeltine monitor. Life was great.

And this book writer Adam Osborne, whose motto was "Just good enough", started selling his barely luggable CPM computer with two 5.25 floppy drives and a five inch monitor for something less than two thousand dollars.

I actually though about buying one of these. Shudder!

more than 3 years ago


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