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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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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?

3 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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?

5 days ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

jfdavis668 Re:Oh great (545 comments)

*Burma Shave

5 days 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 a week 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 a week 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 a week 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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GNOME 3 Winning Back Users

jfdavis668 Took me a while (267 comments)

Once I got used to Gnome 3, I had no real issue with it.

about two weeks ago
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2014 Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded To the Inventors of the Blue LED

jfdavis668 Light pollution, period. (243 comments)

As we transition to LED lighting, make sure you buy Dark Sky friendly lights. It's great that LED streetlights are hooded and point down now. We need to stop wasting money creating unnecessary light pollution just for aesthetic reasons.

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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