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Linux After about a year of work, the ArchLinux distribution now offers a variant running on the FreeBSD kernel. Says the developer, "Why would I do this? If like me, you enjoy FreeBSD and love it, but also like the philosophy behind Arch Linux, which is a fast, lightweight, optimized distro, I figured why not combine the both. Even though you could just do it on FreeBSD using the ports, not everyone wants to compile." This now puts Arch in the same category as Debian with Debian GNU/KFreeBSD, which offers a Debian userland on top of a FreeBSD kernel.
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RE[12]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 26th Jan 2013 01:08 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

First, why not consider not wearing a watch at all? Clocks are everywhere, for one on your computer screen, mobile phone, car, on the wall, etc...

If you do want one, go for the Casio FW-91W. It's got its own Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_F91W

It's cheap, runs years on a battery. Features an alarm, hourly chime, light, 24/12 notation. What I like about it that it's very light and small. So it's easy to wear, no problems with clothes, doesn't get in the way and you're less likely to hit anything with it.

Like I said, it's cheap, so if you destroy it the financial loss is small. You can buy several for the price of one average priced watch.

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RE[13]: Comment by MOS6510
by kwan_e on Sat 26th Jan 2013 01:37 in reply to "RE[12]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2007-02-18

Terrorist!

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RE[14]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 26th Jan 2013 01:57 in reply to "RE[13]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

Never burn your bridges, blow them up!

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RE[13]: Comment by MOS6510
by Soulbender on Sat 26th Jan 2013 02:43 in reply to "RE[12]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-08-18

If you do want one, go for the Casio FW-91W


The watch that makes you a terrorist. ;)

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RE[14]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 26th Jan 2013 02:44 in reply to "RE[13]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

So does unlocking your phone in the US!

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RE[13]: Comment by MOS6510
by Laurence on Sun 27th Jan 2013 11:50 in reply to "RE[12]: Comment by MOS6510"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

First, why not consider not wearing a watch at all? Clocks are everywhere, for one on your computer screen, mobile phone, car, on the wall, etc...

Because I like the idea of wearing a watch. ;)

I know it's a vain reason, but it's literally the only reason I want one.

If you do want one, go for the Casio FW-91W. It's got its own Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_F91W

It's cheap, runs years on a battery. Features an alarm, hourly chime, light, 24/12 notation. What I like about it that it's very light and small. So it's easy to wear, no problems with clothes, doesn't get in the way and you're less likely to hit anything with it.

Like I said, it's cheap, so if you destroy it the financial loss is small. You can buy several for the price of one average priced watch.

It's a nice watch, but it's not really 'me'. The sort of thing I was thinking about was one where you could see the mechanics of the watch (the cogs et al).

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RE[14]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 28th Jan 2013 05:10 in reply to "RE[13]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

But it's totally you! Cheap, plastic.

There are a lot of watches that show their inner working, but the "real" ones are quite pricey. Of course you can also find a cheap one, but the quality/reliability may range from poor to excellent.

If you value a watch a lot, go for one with gorilla glass and that's water proof. Spend some money, but you know it will last.

There are a number of "computer" watches about and if the Pebble becomes a hit we might see more of them. It may be worth the wait if you'd fancy such a watch.

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