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Cherry's New Keyboard Switches Emulate IBM Model M Feel

soupforare Re:As opposed to actual Model Ms which are still m (298 comments)

They're rather good but not the same as a vintage M, even the lexmark ones. The caps aren't finished as nice, the plastic feels cheaper and, the ones I've tried anyway, have a lighter touch.

about a year and a half ago

Roundup Tolerant GM Maize Linked To Tumor Development

soupforare Re:So don't eat maize. (356 comments)

3) MSG

Do you live on water? Glutamate is in everything.

about 2 years ago

DARPA's Robo-Cheetah Is Now Faster Than Usain Bolt

soupforare Dog? Mule? (91 comments)

Now cheetah? This platform is everything to everybody! Has it actually found a usable man-portable power source yet or what?

about 2 years ago

Apple Says "No" To Releasing New Dock Connector Specs

soupforare Re:universal connector (393 comments)

People just don't take care of things. I use my seven year old ipod cable with my touch and it's fine. The current cables are better built still, with sturdier ends. Do they all own rabbits or something?

about 2 years ago

Staples Executive Outs Six New Kindle Fire Tablets

soupforare Re:Kindle Fire? No, thanks. (79 comments)

This isn't really unique to Amazon so it's hard to fault them for it. You can spend thousands upon thousands of USD on a brand new camera abroad and it won't be warranted outside of whatever zone you purchased it in.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Headphones, Earbuds, Earphones?

soupforare Re:Sennheiser PX100 (448 comments)

Koss Porta Pros

Yeah these are still great, still lifetime warranty too. Their Pro4AA are one of my favorite 'cheap' closed phones, but they're not especially portable.

more than 2 years ago

Posting Photos of Olympics Could Land You In Court

soupforare Re:Another (394 comments)

Oh, I don't know. You've got the high caloric count to fuel some of the hardest working sportsmen in history, high protein and fat to keep their muscles, and high salt to help them with water retention. Sounds like pretty good food for world class athletes.
Everyone else on the other hand~

more than 2 years ago

New iPad Jailbroken Already

soupforare Re:I'm not going to make the tablet mistake again. (255 comments)

I wouldn't use it for recording, but it's definitely the best synth module to come out in years. Way cheaper than a Muse, actually has developers unlike the Varios. Hell, if all you used it for was Korg iMS20 it'd be worth it.

more than 2 years ago

Comparing Today's Computers To 1995's

soupforare Re:Linux and Virtualization on a Mac 18 years ago (461 comments)

I loved the *hardware* co-processing that was available. There were radius rocket boards that could operate as either a straight upgrade or you could run multiple OSes, on multiple cards, on the same machine. The IIe card was a fully expanded IIe on a board that could use II family disks and peripherals. I seem to recall both Apple branded and third party (OrangePC?) x86 SBCs to allow for running PC stuff too. Neat stuff.

more than 2 years ago

Iwata Confirms Nintendo Network, New Wii U Controller Functions

soupforare Re:Nintendo.. (111 comments)

Now all that's left to see is if the Wii U will be Nintendo's 7800.

more than 2 years ago

Notes On Reducing Firefox's Memory Consumption

soupforare Re:Pale Moon browser (297 comments)

I was ready to head back to Opera when I found Pale Moon, it really is great.

more than 2 years ago

Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage

soupforare Re:Oh how I wish for some smaller vehicles.. (891 comments)

This a hundred times. The old Hilux, Mitsubishis, Rangers, even the small Dakotas were great little trucks. Nobody bothers with small light trucks. :(
It's not just trucks though, look at the Civic. It's bigger than the Accord used to be! Doesn't get 50mpg on the highway anymore either.

more than 2 years ago

The Rise and Fall of Kodak

soupforare Re:Rochester (352 comments)

they should have worked on a digital camera that outputs film style pictures.

Eh, it didn't work out well for Fujifilm. Granted their S-series models were anchored by their ridiculous xD memory format, but the later ones weren't and still didn't do well outside of, maybe, wedding photographers. Those things put out some of the nicest film-like images I've seen and the market didn't really care.

more than 2 years ago

Ham Radio Licenses Top 700,000, An All-Time High

soupforare Re:Overstated (358 comments)

I can't believe how much bulk rolls of tri-x are now :( Have you tried any of the cheap B&W films that have come out in the last few years?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Tablet With Root Access By Default?

soupforare Re:Do you actually need it? (168 comments)

They also just added RDP support along with the ios5 patch. It's really a great app.

more than 2 years ago

HP Rethinking Wisdom of Spinning Off PC Division

soupforare Good luck in retail! (239 comments)

Especially Best Buy which is, I'm sure, a not insignificant partner. After the complete abortion that was Touchpad, retail stores are going to be hesitant about stocking up on product. HP shipped units to them, then almost immediately tanked the price and ran.

more than 2 years ago

AA batteries of any kind in my residence:

soupforare Re:Rechargeables? Lots (297 comments)

I've been pleased with the performance of the Duracell rechargeables. Even the older, lower-rated ones recycled faster than alkalines in my flashes. That said, if I were really concerned with recycle time, or working professionally, I would skip over the lithiums and just buy a Quantum SLA battpack. They last forever and are cheap to replace the cells when they die. Versus chewing through lithiums, I'm sure it'd pay for itself damn quick too.

about 3 years ago

Ridley Scott To Direct New Blade Runner Movie

soupforare Its progeny have done it (288 comments)

You don't have to have a direct sequelâ" Ghost in the Shell and Innocence. I'd hope Scott could use familiar entities, 'Runners, Tyrell Corp, foo, to tell a new story but we'll see. If it gets out of development hell, I'll be amazed.

more than 3 years ago


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