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He Fixed 300,000+ Machines - America's Oldest Typewriter Repairman Dies At 96

smitty97 Re: At last (201 comments)

I hope they set his obit in Courier

about 7 months ago

Ancient Roman Concrete Is About To Revolutionize Modern Architecture

smitty97 Re: Prior art (322 comments)

Problem is, it barely lasts 80 years and that's why you see so many news stories of bridges failing since they're not bothering to replace them

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Preserve a "Digital Inheritance"?

smitty97 Re:Make a list (191 comments)

Posting here should be fine. The total intelligence on Slashdot has been constant. However, the population is increasing.

1 year,4 days

Browser Choice May Affect Your Job Prospects

smitty97 Re:Loaded language? (374 comments)

Even on the Mac I prefer to use chrome.. The way it handles tabs, plugins and such are better.

1 year,7 days

$1 Billion Mission To Reach the Earth's Mantle

smitty97 Re:Billiion? (267 comments)

or Carl Sagan

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?

smitty97 Why build? You're better off leasing (422 comments)

First of all, you have to grease the local politicians for the sudden zoning problems that always come up. Then there's the kickbacks to the carpenters. And if you plan on using any cement in this building I'm sure the teamsters would like to have a little chat with you, and that'll cost you. Don't forget a little something for the building inspectors. There's the long-term costs, such as waste disposal. I don't know if you're familiar with who runs that business but I assure you it's not the boy scouts.

about a year and a half ago

Can Anyone Become a Programmer?

smitty97 Re:Absolutely not. (767 comments)

The sum of all IQ's on the planet is constant. The problem is, the population is increasing.

about a year and a half ago

Obama and Romney Respond To ScienceDebate.org Questionnaire

smitty97 Re:Here be no surprises (608 comments)

Anyone who refers to workers as "Human Capital" like Romney does in the first answer (and on his website) has no connection to normal humans.

about a year and a half ago

Stanford Researchers Discover the 'Anternet'

smitty97 What's all the excitement (133 comments)

This one really is just a series of tubes

about a year and a half ago

Linux Played a Vital Role In Discovery of Higgs Boson

smitty97 Re:In related news... (299 comments)

So, a round of applause for...this inanimate carbon rod!

about 2 years ago

The Hobbit's Higher Frame Rate To Cost Theater Operators

smitty97 Videotape? (710 comments)

Waitaminute, he wants theaters to play his 3D 48fps movie, but he releases a message on videotape ? wtf?

about 2 years ago

America's Next Bomber: Unmanned, Unlimited Range, Aimed At China

smitty97 Re:What about if... (400 comments)

Don't worry, they are stored on secure computers from Lenovo. Nobody got fired for buying IBM^H^H^H Lenovo, right?

about 2 years ago

China Plans National, Unified CPU Architecture

smitty97 Re:bad idea (240 comments)

I thought we were an autonomous collective

about 2 years ago

Congress' Gulf Oil Spill Response Given a 'D' By Commissioners

smitty97 FTFY (129 comments)

Fill in the blanks: Congress' __________ Response Given a 'D' By ___________

about 2 years ago

Book Review: Google+: the Missing Manual

smitty97 Re:Alternative Title (104 comments)

Google+: Missing People

more than 2 years ago


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