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Keeping my life on the hard drive means that I have to use special care in backups, which I take using USB hard drives. The usual: rotating media, off site, annual benchmark that lives for years...
I am much more comfortable now that I will be able to produce receipts for the IRS on request than I was with a paper filing system. This is far less work for me and I feel much better about finding things. Documents are stored in searchable PDF; no worries if AbbeyFine or ScanSnap go out of business.
After seeing the recommendation here, I need to check into Yojimbo or Evernote.
We were running VxWorks 5.6 on the ARM9 processors and Centos 5.4 Linux on the Xeons.
I find it strange the the foreground encoding uses GPU acceleration, but batch encoding does not. So the extra cores would help you there, too.
In my programming, (large scale network simulation, real-time audio processing) any cores beyond 2 do little to nothing. When I re-compile the latest version of Boost, the extra cores substantially speed the build, but this is something I only do 2-3X per year.
We started running Red Hat in 2004, and included a Red Hat license with every Dell server we bought - dozens. That slowed down after we had tried to use Red Hat support a few times: if you are competent to administer a production server then Red Hat support is not helpful. So we went to just specifying Red Hat for servers running software that requires Red Hat (or such) for support, e.g. Oracle. We left our existing Red Hat licenses in place and continued to pay for support on the production servers; we let support on the pre-production staging servers lapse.
In the last 18 months, Red Hat has been pushing "all-or-none" support rather obnoxiously. So we have been actively pruning Red Hat out of the organization down to only those servers that require it for the other vendor's support contract.
Despite this I find setting up WIFI under Linux a huge PITA. I normally end up using NDISwrapper. The whole thing reminds me of Winmodems, only I could readily purchase a hardware modem that I knew would do the job. With WIFI vendors continually changing chipsets and firmware versions without changing the model number, buying a "known good" WIFI card is a crapshoot.
Use of the wording is not a show of bias, but the judge's way of referencing that test to show that she operated within her judicial discretion. Be careful throwing around phrases like "bias.. ignorance of the facts, or both" when your comment itself demonstrates, well, both. There are bad judges like there are bad programmers, bad mathematicians, and bad engineers but accusing someone of criminal misconduct due to your own ignorance is irresponsible.
Still, I'm giving serious consideration to migrating to Windows 7 64-bit. Once I try it on another machine, I'll use the new VMware 7 migration facility to wrap up my nicely customized box as a virtual machine, add another 6GB of RAM, and install Windows 7.
Any caveats on the VMware Workstation 7 migration tool?
The Tax Foundation
If you look at foreclosures adjusted for population then Texas is not one of the problem states. You might want to start by returning California to the Russians.
Texas is large and diverse. Are there things that the state government does that embarrass me? Of course. Are there any states where that is not true?