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German Publishers Capitulate, Let Google Post News Snippets

jfdavis668 Re:All it took was to give them what they asked fo (95 comments)

Companies pay Google to advertise for them. These companies wanted Google to pay them to advertise for them. Never did follow that logic.

2 days ago
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Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry

jfdavis668 Red mouse nub (73 comments)

They will add the little red mouse pointer nub to the middle of the blackberry keyboard. Progress at last!

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

jfdavis668 Re:First post (105 comments)

Missed it by THAT much.

5 days ago
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An Air Traffic Control System For Drones

jfdavis668 Re:shotguns (77 comments)

00 buck would work well on the other end.

about a week ago
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An Air Traffic Control System For Drones

jfdavis668 shotguns (77 comments)

What is the best load for a drone? I'm thinking #4 buck shot.

about a week ago
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How an FBI Informant Led the Hack of British Tabloid "The Sun"

jfdavis668 Re:What next? (38 comments)

How about, wait two years and he will be gone?

about two weeks ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

jfdavis668 Re:Welcome to Latin (323 comments)

Much of northern Germany is still populated by Saxons. They still speak a low Germanic dialect, and are considered to be speaking German. The modern German language evolved over time. It didn't exist when the Angles and Saxons sailed off to England.

about two weeks ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

jfdavis668 Re:Because Latin? (323 comments)

Let's go all the way back to Linear A.

about two weeks ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

jfdavis668 Re:German Ancestry (323 comments)

Or, they could have come from somewhere which was part of one and now part of the other.

about two weeks ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

jfdavis668 Re:Welcome to Latin (323 comments)

People have forgotten that German and English used to be the same language, back when all those Angles and Saxons decided to invade.

about two weeks ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

jfdavis668 Old articles (323 comments)

Why is slashdot suddenly full of articles I read on other web sites days ago?

about two weeks ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

jfdavis668 Re:Oh great (549 comments)

*Burma Shave

about two weeks ago
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Raspberry Pi Sales Approach 4 Million

jfdavis668 Re:Fantastic! (146 comments)

I keep mine in the closet with my case of 8" floppies, my Zip drive, 2 old Palm pilots, and a used AT style keyboard.

about two weeks ago
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Raspberry Pi Sales Approach 4 Million

jfdavis668 Record sales? (146 comments)

I will not buy this record, it is scratched.

about two weeks ago
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Z Machine Makes Progress Toward Nuclear Fusion

jfdavis668 Re:Wrong Z-Machine (151 comments)

To me, a Z-Machine is the current series of IBM Mainframes.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Capture the Flag Training

jfdavis668 Re:Yes (102 comments)

If the FBI mainframe ran VM/CMS, it would have a C drive.

about two 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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