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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

pbjones X or 10 or 1010 (215 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)

yesterday
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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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

pbjones Please help... (635 comments)

Using mechanical pencils because they always work, still have a compact Mac with SCSI CDROM to replay old games, married for 36 years, can't give up on that either.

about a month ago
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I'd most like to (personally) explore:

pbjones The stars (246 comments)

Go where no nerd has gone before...

about 2 months ago
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Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

pbjones Nomination (163 comments)

A Darwin Award.

about 2 months ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

pbjones now! (701 comments)

Now! repartition seems redundant at this point.

about 2 months ago
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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

pbjones I gave up (244 comments)

Tried to get my iPad into the typewriter, the screen cracked when I hit the first key.

about 3 months ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

pbjones sounds right (749 comments)

if the data is available in the USA then it can be produced for a warrant, regardless of where the data is stored.

about 3 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

pbjones Re:If it were a pocket watch.... (381 comments)

Yes, a pocket smart watch, with extra long battery life. An iPod nano in a classic pocket watch format.

about 3 months ago
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William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

pbjones Think about it (278 comments)

The USA has a crap phone system, to gather 80%of voice calls would require a duplicate network almost as big as the existing one! could not be done without most technicians noticing. He almost had me believing until I read the words, " total population control" yer, right.

about 3 months ago
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The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

pbjones slight of hand (364 comments)

US gets the F-22, the rest may get the F-35, which one is better? not the F-35. It's a project to have the rest of the world pay for aircraft development.

about 3 months ago
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My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

pbjones bad power (278 comments)

bad power grid and the electronic CFL are a bad mix.

about 3 months ago
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On 4th of July:

pbjones wooooot Alice Springs Show day (340 comments)

the people of Alice Spings in Australia get a day off to go to the local Ag Show. Bargain!

about 3 months ago
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FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old

pbjones Re:praise freedos! (133 comments)

20 years, oh dear, commander Keen, oh gosh, I am feeling so old.

about 3 months ago

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