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Hollywood retrofits MacGyver into feature flick

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One-line post that doesn't need a title.

What will he make with his Swiss-Army wheelchair?

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Amazon pulls Japanese rape simulator from shelves

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The Onion, anyone?

Funny this came up now. This story from the Onion is related:

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/japan_pledges_to_halt_production

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What if computers went back to the '70s too?

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Happy

RSTS/E

RSTS/E was the most elegant OS I've ever used. VMS was a close second. Amiga OS always appealed to me as its command-line was basically VMS. The PDP-11/70 that I used in college had a whopping 32K of RAM. The day before a programming assignment was due we would have 30 or more people logged in at once, and it ran like we had the machine to ourselves. The VAX I used a couple years later, with 16MB of RAM, would start coughing with 20 users. The University's workhorse was an IBM 4341. It was a pain in the tuckus to use, and complained loudly when too many people needed it at once. Finally around 1987 they bought a 4381 to run administration stuff so we peons (I mean students) could use the whole 4341 for programming projects.

Sure, my Mac with OS-X is pretty, but I feel I could get a lot more done on that PDP. I'm sure it is just my perception. I have many more things going on on the Mac that I could not even dream of when I was using the DEC, but I don't feel nearly as productive trying to program these days.

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Oh, it was Windows NT that ran on the Alpha. Of course finding Windows applications that were compiled for it was tricky.

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US Navy SEAL uniforms: Now with built-in tourniquets

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Alert

Super atomic permanent wedgie

The prank potential is mind-boggling.

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Apple revamps MacBook as 13in MacBook Pro

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@Sharp Edge

I like my MacBook a lot. My wife recently got one also for music composition. That sharp edge bugged me too though. I fixed it with a de-burring tool in about 10 seconds. If you don't have one of those, a fine file or some sand paper would work just fine too.

Still, I'm not sure why they put it there in the first place.

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'Jisus' Eee-alike sub-notebook to use Chinese Atom-smasher

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DEC Alpha

Windows NT ran on x86 and the DEC Alpha 64 bit RISC chip. I never saw one though and few Windows apps were cross-compiled for it.

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AT&T demos Microsoft Surface 'table'

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Paris Hilton

Sarcastic Gamer's take...

That is an interesting gadget. Way too pricey for me and I'd be terribly afraid to set anything on it.

I like this assessment:

http://sarcasticgamer.com/wp/index.php/2007/06/ms-surface-how-we-would-have-done-it.html

Paris because she probably knows about being interactive on a table.

Hmm, can it recognize butt-prints?

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