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Cray X-MP Simulator Resurrects Piece of Computer History

johnwfran Aww, man, come on! (55 comments)

Can't anyone cough up some disk images for this guy, or are copyright issues the crux of the matter? Admittedly, even though it doesn't do much other than boot up, it is still so very cool.

John Francis

about a year ago
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Book Review: The New Digital Age

johnwfran Re:Violating Your Own Guidelines (68 comments)

Thanks very much for this... I'd been wondering for some time how Nerval's Lobster go so many stories approved. Now I know. Figures.

John

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Wrist Watch For the Tech Minded

johnwfran How about the WIMM1? (466 comments)

I've seen one in person and they're pretty nifty. They run Android, have an SDK, and a rudimentary app store: http://www.wimm.com/.

more than 2 years ago
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Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video)

johnwfran Re:FOADIAF (233 comments)

I read slashdot daily only because of the commenting community. For posts regarding healthcare you can expect doctors and other medical professionals to chime in. For posts about computer science, you'll hear from both long-time veteran engineers as well as cutting edge researchers. Combine that with an excellent community moderation system (I've rarely seen agenda driven moderation--it always seems to sort itself out), and you've got one of the only sites I keep coming back to, day after day, year after year. Unfortunately, when you start to drive away the only thing that makes Slashdot worthwhile--educated commentors and moderators--well I guess Ash from Army of Darkness sums it up pretty succinctly: "...I've got news for you pal, you ain't leadin' but two things, right now: Jack and shit... and Jack left town."

more than 2 years ago
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Chili!Soft ASP Port to FreeBSD?

johnwfran Why wait? iASP is free, and runs on FreeBSD now... (109 comments)

Also, it supports VBScript and JScript versions 5.5 (which ChiliASP does not), and can be localized. http://www.halcyonsoft.com/products/chooseproduct. asp

more than 13 years ago

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MLB changes DRM system; users screwed

johnwfran johnwfran writes  |  more than 6 years ago

johnwfran (250231) writes "Apparently, Major League Baseball has changed the DRM format for downloadable recordings of games. According to Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing, "Allan Wood (a baseball megafan who has written a book about Babe Ruth) purchased over $280 worth of digital downloads of baseball games from Major League Baseball, who have just turned off their DRM server, leaving him with no way to watch his videos. MLB's position is that since these videos were "one time sales," and that means that Wood and everyone else who gave money to MLB is out of luck — they'll never be able to watch their videos again.""
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