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Mysterious, Phony Cell Towers Found Throughout US

jaxn Re:They used to be called UHF TV tuners (237 comments)

I'd take John Oliver's approach to rebranding the NSA. He suggested "Mr Tiggles" with a pink background and smiling cat, to General Keith Alexander.
How about "Mr Tiggle's Friend, the Fuffy Bunny"

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

jaxn grep/tail/cat/sed/awk/cut/uniq and so many others (635 comments)

- All those tools built in the 70s for UNIX and ported / rewritten many times over the years.
- Also, Model M keyboards (even though I use my MBP15r for everything, I still need those keyboards).
- Atari 2600 - it just feels better than playing on an emulator.
- I suppose electricity and the wheel - two of the greatest inventions.

about two weeks ago

Project Aims To Build a Fully Open SoC and Dev Board

jaxn Re:Stallman (47 comments)


about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

jaxn Let Me Google That For You (176 comments)

Seriously, how did this get promoted?

about 3 months ago

Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality

jaxn Re:You can fix THAT easily with this (337 comments)

Or non-Windows users can use GasMask to accomplish the same thing:

about 3 months ago

Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality

jaxn Re:Density Myth. . . (337 comments)

OR they went to the suburbs first because running fiber in a metropolis such as New York City is complicated and expensive. In Manhattan the average monthly apartment cost of $3,973 I'd hardly say it's full of poor people. Yes, Verizon covered the rest of the state with FIOS long before it made any decent headway in NYC, but now they're reaching the end of their agreed upon timeline to complete their network buildout (which provided them fewer obstacles than other companies).

about 3 months ago

Favorite Single function, non-computerized Office Tool

jaxn Re:Mechanical Pencil (641 comments)

I have to agree with you that the mechanical pencil is the most important single-function utility in my office/on my person. I use my staedler .5mm all day long.

Unfortunately I do have to use a separate eraser (staedler extendable)... so the mechanical pencil needs a complimentary tool with it. I could use the built-in eraser, but I usually choose not to.

more than 11 years ago


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