Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2012 20:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless RIM just announced some pretty disastrous financial results, but in the press release, there's something very telling, and quite worrisome for those of us rooting for the Canadian company: BlackBerry 10 has been delayed until the first quarter of 2013. I don't want to call it at this point, but it ain't looking good.
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RE[3]: Not again!
by bbell on Fri 29th Jun 2012 20:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not again!"
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Don't forget Corel!

Oh yes I remember the Icon computers from high school. A bunch of us were the "PET" gang, so we worked hard to annoy those people trying to administer them.

We really found it handy that the password file was unencrypted so once you got root (using "login +s and login" and a few CTRL-D/Z sequences) you had all the passwords. Add to that the fact you could redirect output of any command to another computer (and it was a telidon graphics display so you could display annoying graphics!) it made high school quite amusing.

Ahh the days!

Edited 2012-06-29 20:59 UTC

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RE[4]: Not again!
by mrAmiga500 on Sat 30th Jun 2012 09:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Not again!"
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We really found it handy that the password file was unencrypted so once you got root (using "login +s and login" and a few CTRL-D/Z sequences) you had all the passwords.

Ha! I got all the passwords too, then made the stupid mistake of showing a friend how I did it. He showed others and suddenly everybody was hacking everybody's account. Some even started stealing my programs to pass off as their own and get better grades. That's when it stopped being fun. ;)

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RE[5]: Not again!
by zima on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Not again!"
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BTW (and since you apparently don't want to explore why there's not-quite-Canadian computer in your nick & av ;p ), I stumbled once on and wondered about any ~screenshots... (particularly of the mentioned GUI environments; nothing really in the external links of that Wiki article) But oh well, I guess you don't have the whereabouts of any - and describing them from memories wouldn't really do the trick. ;P
I suppose it's a slightly fascinating topic for me, old "country-specific" computers (perhaps because my place barely had any of the ~consumer kind)

Overall, WRT to Canadian companies... Bombardier? Also, hm... Matrox? ;) (and I imagine The Bay is a shadow of its former self, with Canada as a country no longer being just a front for Hudson's Bay Company - but what's not right with Tim Hortons?)
But come on, you do have extensive automotive industry (definitely much better than that of Madagascar, with its minuscule assembly of very old ~Renault models)

PS. while making sure of the Bombardier's name I was reminded about one (~"teen adventure"?) TV series, probably Canadian considering the ~fjord (or fjord-like lake), ~northern, forested environment, the overall progressiveness of the depicted ~family, and that, IIRC, they had a de Havilland Canada Beaver or Otter with floats at their disposal (also a mini-sub that was sabotaged and almost couldn't surface, in one ep). Any idea what it was? ;)

Edited 2012-07-06 00:18 UTC

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