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Comment: Re:Wait so now (Score 1) 692

You last paragraph tells me you read into THEIR last paragraph too much. They don't talk about doctors or police because these are highly-valued, highly-respected, and highly-powerful people. Why would they need to revolt against society? They are some of the few who will be well off in ANY society, even Nazy Germany. They are the last ones who need to revolve. They are the last ones who ever would.

Also, I don't get how you get "1800s pioneers" from what they wrote either. Methinks you read between the lines a bit too much. Think of the Amish: They still use computers [contrary to accepted belief] and technology, but only in ways that are approved for the good of their community. They don't practice technology for technology's sake, they use it when it helps them. Some may argue they are happier because of it. Of course that is subjective. Even the amish don't want to go back to 1800s technology.

Comment: Re:The trick has always been: WARRANTY. (Score 1) 444

by Clint Jaysiyel (#46037901) Attached to: Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?
By the way, in stating that I am a liar, you've resorted to christian logic:

Basically you are now telling me the burden is on me to prove your assertion (that I am lying, and that the replacement drives that come to me are refurbished drivesa and not new drives). Y'know, the one you made with no evidence.

How about next time I RMA a drive, I take a video of me opening it, and post it on youtube?

I'd predict you'd just say I was "lucky", Basically No-True-Scotsman'ing the return into "not being a true return".

It's always unfortunate when I meet someone as stubborn as I am, but on the wrong side of an argument.

Comment: Re:The trick has always been: WARRANTY. (Score 1) 444

by Clint Jaysiyel (#46037839) Attached to: Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?
No. It's consistent. Any drive I get replaced (about 1 per year) was manufactured usually in the last 2 months (which is the same as a new purchase). Maybe this is an added feature of, y'know, 5 year warranties. Which you seem to have no experience with but seem to want to be able to dictate what happens despite having zero evidence.

Me? I have evidence in the form of the manufacture dates entered into my inventory file. But said file also has banking numbers. So it's not public. So unfortunately I cannot give you an link to a previous version to prove that I am not lying.

Comment: Re:We vote on leaders not lightbulbs (Score 1) 1146

by Clint Jaysiyel (#45768243) Attached to: US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month
If you just bought it, you don't know how long it will last. Hint: Nowhere near what they say on the box. I've run the numbers, and it's not saving me any money. It's making me pay more to save energy. The savings in energy costs aren't passed on to me; I'm paying more than before. Where does the savings go? I don't know, but I'm guessing: The pocket of some corporation somewhere. Probably the one selling the light bulbs that don't have ROI. They're getting undeserved money.

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