diesel has a lower flashpoint then petrol. so its more likely to catch fire... but good try.
Seriously. You posted that? Please don't troll. Flash point of Petrol is -42C, Diesel is 62C. That's a very large difference. If you get a match and try and light diesel at room temperature it wont burn as there aren't enough flammable vapors. Petrol on the other hand has no problem.
When the steam console comes out I'm pretty sure I will be getting one of those.
Additionally the -1 comments are still there, they are just out of the way and can be read if you want to have a laugh about goatse and frosty piss.
Thus where I have seen IT actually play their support role is where they don't get put in the dungeon in the basement of the building but integrated into the workforce and forced to do their work in plain sight. Other staff members can see the work that they do and come and ask questions, and they can see the impact that their work has on their users. Their team meetings are infiltrated with key staff members who get to vet the plans moving forward, and key to all this, is an articulate manager who actually understands what his subordinates are doing and not just playing with dollars and cents.
What if this came along with an airtight guarantee? Like: no tracking, snooping, all Facebook/Twitter/G+ buttons turned OFF until you click to activate them, never selling your info, forever, amen. Just mine us Bitcoins... and only while you're on the site.
I'll be honest, I would take that deal over the implicit "pay via getting spied on" internet we have today.
As the family IT guy, most of what I do is fix the damage done by free games. My cousins teenage kids seem to ruin their laptops by installing hundreds of adware programs on their computers which eventually destroy it. Perhaps this would end this trend of destruction.
However this would create another problem in turn. How would bitware apps fight for your idle processor? If left to their own devices they would get greedy and attach higher and higher priorities to their threads in order to muscle out the competitors app. I guess that you would need like a steam deployment platform running that shared your bitcoins based on the amount of time you spent playing each game?
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. -- John Kenneth Galbraith