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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

jfdavis668 Bottom of the universe (639 comments)

It is obvious that the Earth is the bottom of the universe. Look up, everything else is above us.

5 days ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

jfdavis668 Re:Philistines (641 comments)

I just hard wired my own OS

about a week ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

jfdavis668 Re:Hittites (641 comments)

Real men run Apple DOS 3.3. Apple II forever!

about a week ago
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NASA Laying Foundation For Jupiter Moon Space Mission

jfdavis668 That's no moon (100 comments)

it's a space station

about a week ago
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Fifty Years Ago IBM 'Bet the Company' On the 360 Series Mainframe

jfdavis668 Re:software (169 comments)

The problem is finding someone new willing to maintain the software. We have large systems running on big iron. The people who maintain it are getting older and fewer. We struggle trying to get someone new motivated to learn the technology. It's not an issue with the hardware, you can continue to upgrade that. It's finding someone who is willing to work in software that is no longer popular.

about a week ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

jfdavis668 Re:What? (150 comments)

Hawaii is volcanic. The volcanoes are high, so you have to deal with a thin atmosphere. Unlike the arctic, you get more of a 12 hour dark/light cycle. These are all closer to Mars conditions than anywhere else you can find on Earth. You are going to land on Mars nearer the equator than the poles. But, of course, Hawaii is much hotter than Mars.

about two weeks ago
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The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary

jfdavis668 Isn't it still just a Beta? (142 comments)

Or did it actually go into production?

about two weeks ago
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Contact Lenses With Infrared Vision?

jfdavis668 Near or far infrared? (99 comments)

Are we talking night vision goggles, or thermal imagers?

about two weeks ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

jfdavis668 Re:PI KERNEL (132 comments)

Everyone loves Pi!

about two weeks ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

jfdavis668 Re:0.99.14 (132 comments)

And Apple has gone from Mac OS 10 to Mac OS 10

about two weeks ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

jfdavis668 Re:WOW! (132 comments)

and people who make silly youtube videos

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

jfdavis668 Still holding out for DOS for ipad (184 comments)

I have had enough of this touch stuff on my ipad. I need to install DOS and get some real work done.

about three weeks ago
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Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

jfdavis668 Re:The Lunatic Fringe (667 comments)

Lunatic Fringe. Love that song.

about three weeks ago
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Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

jfdavis668 Re:not a debate (667 comments)

Try having the same debate in Saudi Arabia or Turkey.

about three weeks ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

jfdavis668 Re:Executive summary... (491 comments)

Or Helios Airways Flight 522, which lost cabin pressure, and flew on until it ran out of fuel.

about three weeks ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

jfdavis668 Re:Why it differs from military radar? (491 comments)

Number 7 is not the path the plane followed. It is the possible location of the plane when it made its last ping to the Immarsat satellite. The radar info was its last known position. It could have flown to India, turned around, and flew back to Thailand to make its last ping. It could have then flew on to Laos. That is not a probable pass, some other country would have noticed the plane, but it is an explanation of the picture.

about three weeks ago

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Eliminate Windows Drive Letters, the time has come

jfdavis668 jfdavis668 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jfdavis668 writes "Isn't it about time we eliminate Drive Letters from MS Windows? What other modern OS still saves A: and B: for floppy drives, and demands that the boot drive be C? Since the days of LAN Manager and its predecessors, drives could be accessed by \\ServerName\ShareName. I have been using drive letters since college, on VM/CMS and Bondwell CP/M machines, but that was almost 30 years ago. Isn't it about time we stop reserving A: for the floppy drive? We no longer need to save keystrokes by mapping names to drive letters. This may be too late for Windows 7, but needs to be eliminated in Windows 8."

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