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Comment Re:Duh... (Score 1) 109

Mod parent up.

I've thrown money at crowdfunding projects simply because they look cool and I'd like to see them succeed. Some of them do (someday, when I have land, I'll get a Flow Hive). Some of them don't (the Human Resources game looked cool, but, alas, it was not to be).

The foolishness is expecting every single crowdfunded project to succeed.

Comment Re:Kimber (Score 1) 469

I had a slide crack on my M9. It wasn't very reassuring when I turned it in to the armory and the armorer showed me dozens of other cracked slides in our little armory. Whether or not they fixed that defect, that concerned me to the point that I'll never carry a Beretta of that design (M9, 92, 96, whatever).

Comment Re:Kimber (Score 1) 469

Sig and Glock are both known for having the exact problem outlined in TFS. Glock has improved with their latest generation of pistols, but both gunmakers are known for large grips.

And gun preferences are a lot like car/truck preferences. You'll find a lot of Ford vs. Chevy claims of superiority that are based on zero facts whatsoever. There are plenty of other fine service pistols out there. HK makes a fine pistol (actually my favorite), although pricey. Smith and Wesson's M&P has dominated US law enforcement lately. Springfield's XD is being called the gun that "out-glocks the Glock" due to it's impressive reliability, light weight, and low cost.

Comment unRAID box running Plex media server (Score 1) 236

Not being a linux guy, there's a bit of a learning curve when I set it up, but now that it's running, it's pretty amazing.

If you're unfamiliar with unRAID, it's pretty slick. I no longer worry about drives failing, or running out of space.

Clients are Plex apps on phones and tablets. TV's either have Roku or Amazon FireTV sets running Plex apps.

Plays everything. Looks great. Not sure what else you'd want.

Comment Re:Amazon App tablets let you app apps! (Score 2) 200

Nook does still have an E-ink reader, and, IMO, it's the best bang for your buck unless you're already heavily invested in Amazon's proprietary library.

The specs are very similar to the latest Kindle, except the Nook supports the EPUB open format, while Kindle has their proprietary format of MOBI.

Comment Re:Do not want (Score 3, Insightful) 150

Listen, the polls are great. I've answered to and read comments in them for years.
But they absolutely do not belong at the top of the news feed. Put them back in the sidebar where they belong.

And by the way, I think you meant:

It's always good to include an "escape valve" ANSWER.


Who comes up with these ideas to make Slashdot worse? Who in the world would think that having a poll visible for just a few hours would be more valuable than having them visible on the side regardless of the flow of articles?

I'm seriously considering giving up on Slashdot. Over the years, I've contributed quite a bit of money to Slashdot, and have gotten quite a bit of use from the site, but it's really going downhill fast and there are plenty of other sites that are now doing a better job at providing news and commentary.

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