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Comment Translation of the Latin phrase (Score 2) 91

For those wanting to know what the Latin phrase underneath translates to:

Cur potius lacrimae tibi mi Philomela placebant?
Why do tears please you more, My Philomela?

From Wikipedia: Philomela or Philomel (Ancient Greek: ) is a minor figure in Greek mythology and is frequently invoked as a direct and figurative symbol in literary, artistic, and musical works in the Western canon.

Comment Re:Uh, yeah (Score 1, Troll) 218

Everyone has forgotten that NASA landed a probe on frickin' Titan just a few years ago! That's a motherfuckin' moon way the hell out there orbiting motherfuckin' Saturn and we set a probe down on the motherfuckin' surface and took some pics in the process.

And China has put a person in orbit. How nice.

Comment GQ-4x USB EEPROM programmer works well (Score 1) 165

I purchased a GQ-4x USB EEPROM programmer a few years ago and it has worked very well. It's basically a Willem programmer, supports a lot of different programmable devices from old 80s EEPROMs to the newer pics. I primarily use it for programming custom 2732s, 2764s and 27128s for vintage PC stuff (Apple IIs, Kaypros, etc.). The software is decent and has a large database, although make sure you set the speed to the slowest possible setting and plug in an AC wall adapter (not included) if you want a good burn. It works with USB and all Windows versions. Sadly, no OSX and don't try to run it through VMWare or Parallels.

I also recommend you get a UV eraser while you're at it.

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