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Comment: Decent Home Rig (Score 1) 558 558

My desktop at home (running CentOS 7):

Intel DQ77MQ motherboard
Core i5-3570k processor (not overclocked, oddly--I only bought it for the slightly better graphics it provides, since I don't game or anything, and didn't want to buy a separate graphics card)
1x Intel 330 Series 120 GB SSD
1x Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD
1x Seagate 1 TB 7200 RPM spinning disk (that miraculously hasn't died... yet)
2x Dell U2412M 24" 1920x1200 displays (none of that 16:9 stuff)

I guess it's around 2.5 years old now? I have little incentive to upgrade, as it's more than fast enough for anything I want to do (playing with new distros, etc. in VMs). I also have a 13" rMBP that I find myself using more and more, on account of just not wanting to be at a desk when I get home... :-)

Comment: Re: Why isn't this illegal again? (Score 1) 614 614

Well the bureaucrats who are likely regulating this are probably overworked and understaffed. So it's unlikely they can effectively regulate it.

If they don't have enough people to help, maybe they should consider some H1B's to augment the staff?

Comment: Re:Not to be the different guy, but... (Score 1) 93 93

No, I'm in agreement with you here. As much as I don't buy from ThinkGeek anymore (unless they have a really, really wantable T-shirt on sale*...because I'm cheap as hell), having something akin to an Amazon Locker is a boon and a win for them.

It's a heck of a smart business strategy and it's going to be interesting (to me at least) to see how successful it is.

*I have a "Fhloston Paradise" t-shirt, and alas, no one ever recognizes the reference. That causes me to be bummed in almost unreasonable amounts.


Comment: Re:Making ThinkGeek even less relevant, hmm? (Score 4, Funny) 93 93

If you weren't too fucking lazy to read the article, you might know that it's a combination of $37 million and $20/share. You don't deserve your low ID.

While you were busy 'reading articles', he was busy getting a low ID. BTW, UID 1 never read an article.

Comment: Re:"There will come soft rains" (Score 1) 403 403

I too read this when I was young, as a part of a science fiction anthology book we had in school. It is the one story from that time that has always stuck with me. The over-shadowing sense of futility and loss in the story really triggered something in my brain.

Comment: Re:Same stuff, different day (Score 0) 296 296

It's Seattle. "a new neighborhood" means "30 more minutes from work, minimum".

To be honest though, I don't see why someone would be upset about the design of the homes... the buildings look fine, and don't even look particularly out of place for Seattle architecture. They're not old, that's about it.

'Old'? I bet our European friends will be laughing their asses off at this descriptor.

God helps them that themselves. -- Benjamin Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac"