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Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

jfdavis668 Everyone is all over Bill Cosby right now (242 comments)

But Julian gets a pass. Bill has done far more good in his life than this guy. If you have a standard, apply it to all.

4 days ago
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Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

jfdavis668 Re:The Old is New again (150 comments)

And modems ran at 300 baud. Hard wired telephones carried the Internet because cell phones were too slow. Technology improved. Cables are still used to handle overseas data because sending it 3000 miles underwater is faster than 44,000 miles out and back from space. You use the technology that works.

about a week ago
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Magnetic Field In Meteorite Provides Clues About Formation of Solar System

jfdavis668 Re:Orientation? (26 comments)

The spinning body would align itself to the magnetic field. It would then solidify in that orientation.

about a week ago
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Magnetic Field In Meteorite Provides Clues About Formation of Solar System

jfdavis668 Fucking magnets, how do they work? (26 comments)

We need to have a serious discussion about this.

about a week ago
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Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?

jfdavis668 Split Comcast in two (135 comments)

Give both access to their current cable network. Watch service improve and prices drop.

about two weeks ago
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Silk Road 2.0 Seized By FBI, Alleged Founder Arrested In San Francisco

jfdavis668 Re:Silk Road 3.0... (219 comments)

Trying to keep up with the version numbers of Chrome and Firefox?

about three weeks ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

jfdavis668 Re:Microsoft can't win (236 comments)

The RT devices had no killer app. Each device needs something to set it apart. The killer app they tried to sell was a crippled version of Microsoft Office, which didn't work though the tile interface. Still too desktop oriented for a touch oriented device. Then they came out with Office for iPad, which is fully configured for touch. Why don't they port that to Windows RT? They may be able to get somewhere.

about three weeks ago
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Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies

jfdavis668 Re:Just use Apple pay (353 comments)

A paid shill? I wish. My comment was more of a reference to everyone jumping on a bandwagon about whatever topic is hot right now. Fight one fire with another fire.

about three weeks ago
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Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies

jfdavis668 Just use Apple pay (353 comments)

Everyone else is.

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

jfdavis668 Waiting for Service Patch 2 (94 comments)

Patch 1 only fixes the big problems.

about a month ago
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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.

about a month 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!

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

jfdavis668 Re:First post (107 comments)

Missed it by THAT much.

about a month 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 month 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 month 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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