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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

soft_guy The advertising is okay (205 comments)

The questions raised in the advertising are pretty good ones. If the city bungles the fibre network and loses a lot of money, you'll be forced to pay for it in taxes. If Comcast fucks up and their costs go out of control, you at least have a choice to opt out. As much as I don't like Comcast and AT&T, I have no faith in government to be an ISP.

yesterday
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Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand

soft_guy Very exciting tech (77 comments)

I have a child who has cerebral palsy and as a result has quite limited use of her right arm. Adding fingers to her left arm could maybe really benefit her.

about two weeks ago
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Maybe Steve Ballmer Doesn't Deserve the Hate

soft_guy Ballmer's performance (240 comments)

I think that Ballmer is a decent operations guy, but obviously not a tech visionary, nor does he have good taste and an iron fist the way Steve Jobs did. I think that Microsoft was in a very strong position when he took over and that it just isn't that hard to keep Microsoft on its current glide path given a halfway decent operations guy in charge. John Sculley, who is widely viewed to have run Apple into the ground, could almost certainly done just as good of a job running Microsoft as Steve Ballmer. I realize this is speculation, but I think its true.

1 year,16 days
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Inside the TRS-80 Model 100

soft_guy The eMate had a built in rechargeable battery (228 comments)

The eMate does not take AA batteries if I remember correctly. I could dig though my closet to find my emate to double check, but I really don't feel like it.

more than 6 years ago

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soft_guy soft_guy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

soft_guy (534437) writes "TechWeb reports that Apple has responded to charges by Islamists that its 5th Avenue store in Manhattan is blasphemous. The controversy surrounds the store's resemblence to the Ka'ba, one of the holiest shrines in Islam.

Will Apple or its stores remain safe, or will they become the next target of terror?"

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