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Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.


Jan
20
revised Why is it not recommended to shut down a computer “brutally” (power switch)?
Fix some grammar
Jan
20
suggested approved edit on Why is it not recommended to shut down a computer “brutally” (power switch)?
Jan
20
comment Why is it not recommended to shut down a computer “brutally” (power switch)?
Also note that with today's ACPI shutdown feature, you actually can shut down using the power button. If the OS has support for catching the ACPI signal (like FreeBSD, Windows, Linux,...) this initiates the OS's shutdown sequence.
Dec
26
revised Questions for anyone who has used Sun Type 7 keyboards
fix grammar
Dec
26
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Dec
10
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Dec
1
comment vim txtfmt plugin “ italic format not working”
Note: xterm supports italic just fine for xft rendered TrueType fonts.
Nov
27
revised What's the difference between a Sun Type 6 and Type 7 keyboard?
deleted 19 characters in body
Nov
27
comment What's the difference between a Sun Type 6 and Type 7 keyboard?
@DavidPostill I also read that question before asking. It says nothing about Type 6/7 differences.
Nov
27
revised sun wiki excerpt
added 50 characters in body
Nov
27
asked What's the difference between a Sun Type 6 and Type 7 keyboard?
Nov
27
wiki created sun excerpt
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27
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22
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Mar
18
revised If all ADSL providers use the same telephone line, does it matter which provider I choose?
improve grammar
Mar
18
suggested approved edit on If all ADSL providers use the same telephone line, does it matter which provider I choose?