Because of the automated updating in Chrome, we'd rather not support it, but its getting to the point where we're having so many issues with FF that the tradeoff is acceptable.
I've got two D610s with fresh XP installs from work here for a side-by-side comparison, and in a vanilla FF vs vanilla Chrome test with both at their current versions (FF 15.0.1 and Chrome 21.0.1180.89), FF takes about 3-5 seconds to startup, spawn its first tab and finish loading the contents, while Chrome loads and spawns its default tab pretty much instantly in less than a second, with far less of the hard drive thrashing.
Additionally, Firefox vis a vis doesn't load its UI 'cleanly' (toolbar, tabs appear haphazardly at different times), and in some instances, actually gets classified as 'unresponsive' by windows for a bit before its done loading. These last two are especially problematic for our more naive users, as they perceive it as a problem in need of our attention rather than normal program behavior.
After living and work expenses, with the current availability of work orders at my job extended over twelve months, I can't even save that much in a YEAR if I spent absolutely nowhere except the gas station. It has nothing to do with being 'bad with money'. The money just doesn't exist for us the way it does for you in a torrential downpour. We don't have to worry about 'principles & interest' on anything, because we're too busy debating things like "Which is more important this month--electricity or car insurance?" and putting off paying the other utilities until the mileage reimbursement check comes from work, then the next month carrying a balance on a different utility to pay off the late fees on the first...
'Rich' is getting enough money injected into your account on a regular basis that you don't have to worry about this delicate financial dance and can afford to use your money to invest and/or add value to your existing assets. Anarchduke was right, you could use some perspective. Do you want to come live in the hood and clean malware off people's computers for nigh-minimum wage with me?
But its not that bad. Rather luxurious by my standards, actually. Before I got my current job and moved here, I was paying $325 a month for a room in a 4-roommate household with broken windows in all the common areas and barely functional heat, in a really bad part of Rochester. I don't mean bad as in 'there's unscrupulous-looking individuals walking about outside in the early morning hours', I mean gunfire and 'look outside and on a regular basis there'd be a small army of cops breaking down a door down the street' bad.
I live in the city close to work, too, which is pretty much mandatory because otherwise this $4/gallon gas crap would literally price me out of employment.
You are not intended to live on minimum wage. Anybody who shows up on time and sober will be making above minimum in three months.
Conversely anybody who can't produce at least minimum wage worth of value per hour will never ever be able to get (or keep) a job.
Care to email that to my boss? I haven't gotten a raise, *ever*. Granted I started at $9.00, $1.75 over the state minimum, but since I only get occasional work when someone needs me to muck around with the webserver, design a skin for a new site, or drive to a client to deploy equipment/troubleshoot something, I don't get the benefit of constant regular hours.
A raise would be killer.
Do you actually encounter on a regular basis this kind of clueless-ness? How do these people manage to get hired?
I would certainly hope they'd be legally obligated to send it back if they refuse the RMA. Personally, I think that if they can't follow through on their promise, they should be obligated to refund the purchase price of the product, but I realize this kind of common courtesy is none too common these days.
The International Intellectual Property Alliance, which represents U.S. copyright industry groups
I had never heard about LoL until after this thread--probably something for me to look into. I like the 'dungeon crawler' feel, but as the GGP said, the community is quite noxious, and it's not really the type of game one can learn by soloing everything on the map in practice mode.