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Comment Re:9 years since last used windows (Score 1) 472 472

For last 9 years I've been using combination of Mac and Linux (Ubuntu Gnome). When I see people discussing these interesting features of their brand new versions of Windows ... 7 then 8 and now 10, I sometimes wonder if I left Windows behind or is this really the case that Windows has left me behind.

I definitely left Microsoft behind altogether. While it has been only three years for me, the combination of CentOS Linux and my Macbook Pro has been my dynamic duo. The stability and security of UNIX-like operating systems simply cannot be beat.

Comment Hubris (Score 1) 472 472

In general, Microsoft's hubris is quite amazing. I know this is slightly off-topic but I am completely Microsoft-free and am able to function quite nicely. Say what you want about LibreOffice 4.4 but its come a long way and is effectively a drop-in replacement for MSO. I use a Macbook Pro and NONE of the software I actually use (save for the operating system and its components) are proprietary. LibreOffice for Productivity and Thunderbird for Email/Calendaring work just fine and don't even cost a wooden nickel. Am I one of the few out there that HATES the ribbon interface?

Comment Re:I'm spending 60% of my monthly income on rent (Score 1) 940 940

luxury apartments that charge higher than market rates

If they are renting them, they must not be getting higher than market rent - market rent is what something will rent for.

That just doesn't make any sense. They can charge higher than what the market will ultimately sustain because deman is so high. This is what is known as a bubble and, make no bones about it, this one will burst and make 2008 look like a small bump in the economy by comparison.

Comment Re:I'm spending 60% of my monthly income on rent (Score 1) 940 940

That is an appreciably difficult situation to be in. I'm currently on long term disability which gives me some subsidized housing and food. Without that, I'm facing homelessness. I still work but at a job that only pays 11.00 per hour in a township where the median income is in the 60K-70K range. The only possible way I have to get ahead is by saving for a trailer and going to an RV park. Due to the demands placed on me, I can no longer work a standard 9-5 job due to doctor's appointment, physical therapy, etc. So I'm stuck working as a Security Guard. This is ultimately, not sustainable. Something will have to give ....

Comment Re: Bubble (Score 1) 227 227

I left a career in systems engineering for truck driving. When I would apply for IT jobs I would get inundated with software engineer jobs. The infrastructure jobs aren't plentiful and it is a race to the bottom dollar. I pray these roaches never discover the critical shortage in truck driving, so far so good.

Comment LG Transpyre (Score 1) 484 484

I am very happy with my LG Transpyre. It works on Verizon Wireless and I picked it up for a whole $76 at Wal-Mart. This phone seems to be super stable even though it is low budget. It actually has Corning Gorilla Glass and a quad core processor. It runs Android KitKat quite well and does everything I need it to. I've been using it now close to 6 months without any issue.

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