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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

pbjones first world problem (421 comments)

I have to middle-click all day, the stock DELL mouse with raised scroll wheel/middle button does just fine. And you may be able to get a free one from a sys admin somewhere.

3 days ago
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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

pbjones Too soon (328 comments)

Blu-Ray isn't even the majority of discs being sold, so how will another format compete?

3 days ago
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New Year's Resolution for 2015

pbjones Re:I have Cancer (214 comments)

yes, it changes as time goes on. I once thought that a 12 month magazine subscription was a risk, now it's make short time goals and be happy when I achieve them. It has changed my life, in a good way, I value friends more than I used to, I am fortunate to have got this far, living in a great country helps. Thanks for your comment, every good wish is treasured.

about a month ago
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New Year's Resolution for 2015

pbjones I have Cancer (214 comments)

living through 2015 would be nice.

about a month ago
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South Korean Activist To Drop "The Interview" In North Korea Using Balloons

pbjones Re:Pirated copies? (146 comments)

South Korea is making the copies, they are breaking copyright. I see this as simply poking a bear with a stick, stupid idea.

about a month ago
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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.

about a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
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The flying car I'd like in my garage first:

pbjones Simple (151 comments)

Hover board.

about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

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