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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

pbjones Me too (269 comments)

I have a 60GB iPod with all of my music and podcasts in my bedroom still getting daily use. And there is an original U2 iPod unused in original shrink wraped box in my cupboard.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

pbjones It's hammer time! (312 comments)

Airplane mode for the times when you need to read. Set a routine so that you have time for your device and time for your life.

about two weeks ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

pbjones no-cursive is the default (523 comments)

we live in a world without cursive as a default, why teach cursive when most of what we see is printed, unlinked characters?

about three weeks ago
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New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps

pbjones Re:Clearly criminal activity (90 comments)

They are allowed to collect foreign calls, catch up with the law please.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Starting and Running a Software Shop?

pbjones Write software (176 comments)

As if you are the one who maintains it.

about a month ago
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Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

pbjones Ammazing (147 comments)

I love to see someone doing this stuff, Gratz!

about a month ago
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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

pbjones browsing history? (182 comments)

easier to ask google and Facebook for that info.

about a month and a half ago
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Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones

pbjones bandwidth? (99 comments)

it only takes an idiot with a 'torrent running to suck up the bandwidth. A real smart idea this is not.

about 2 months ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

pbjones Re:New Rule in your region! (238 comments)

Thanks to my telco using NATs, I'm geolocated a thousand kms away, in a different state.

about 2 months ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

pbjones I hate them all (238 comments)

They all indicate that the story is crap. I really dislike the one that starts with " hate this person... ", what a load of hot turds.

about 2 months ago
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The flying car I'd like in my garage first:

pbjones Simple (151 comments)

Hover board.

about 2 months ago
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Accessing One's Own Metadata

pbjones Calling line ID (94 comments)

CLI is what you want and you'll see the ID of every incoming call. That's your metadata. There you go, collect your own metadata you lazy bastard.

about 2 months ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

pbjones X or 10 or 1010 (399 comments)

maybe it's so far off people will think that 9 has come and gone. (I was always happy to believe that MacOSX was named after their earlier AUX efforts)

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

pbjones you'll never read this, too late in the list (504 comments)

My upgraded old iPad had initial problems with WiFi connections but it seems better now. It may be that there are software downloads in the background associated with the new iOS 8 apps. Time will tell. I prefer the old UI, but I am always at the bleeding edge of tech when the purse allows.

about 3 months ago
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My resting heart rate:

pbjones Re:Do the math (169 comments)

actually, to reduce your heart rate at rest figure you usually have to exercise and have a high heart rate for extended periods, so it all tends to even out.

about 3 months ago
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I think next winter will be:

pbjones lame? (148 comments)

getting pretty lame here. We only get about 2 months of cool weather, then it's back to mid-hi temps.

about 3 months ago
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If We Can't Kill Cancer, Can We Control It?

pbjones Re:Of course we can (140 comments)

you are full of shit. As a cancer victim I can say that it is down to risk, if the numbers are against you, age, over weight, lack of exercise, genetics, environment exposure, then you'll be more likely to get some form of cancer. These may go undetected for years, at which point it is too well established to be totally eradicated. Early detection is very important, survival is dependant on early detection and the effectiveness of treatment, sadly the cost of drugs is high and people are not always able to afford them, even in 1st world countries. As for the conspiracy theory, improvements are there, but the thoughts that there are magic bullets out there, being suppressed, is crap. If you want to survive, do the right things, loose weight, build fitness, eat better, look out for body changes, get regular check ups. You can't live forever.

about 3 months ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

pbjones Oh no (151 comments)

Will this brick my Prius? Do I have to wrap it in tin foil or something?

about 3 months ago
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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

pbjones old tech (231 comments)

crashing bikes and billy carts, trying to fly with cardboard wings, mini fire bombs, etc., computers didn't make it any better, just easier. Those are, and still are, fun times!

about 3 months ago

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