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Comment: Re:Overstatement (Score 1) 280

by DeathElk (#49076487) Attached to: 1950s Toy That Included Actual Uranium Ore Goes On Display At Museum

Frankly, I find video games and other sedentary screen based activities to be the most dangerous pastime for children. Childhood obesity is deadly and is a direct result of a) parents restricting their kids activities away from bikes, exploring, football and other normal activities and b) the impact of junk food marketing aimed directly at kids.

Comment: Probably the power supply (Score 1) 840

*Always* check the voltage rails first. Schematics may help but aren't always necessary. Look for swollen capacitors or black legs/PCB on or near the switching transistors(they're probably mounted to a heatsink). There is no reason a $2.00 part should bring down a $2000 television set.

Comment: Re:Customer as Quality Control (Score 2) 167

by DeathElk (#47979689) Attached to: Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

So put your name to your comment, AC. My experience with Dell has been less than 2% failure over 1000's of Optiplex, Latitude and Vostro units. The main cause of warranty claim has been DIMM at > 80%, PSU at ~18%, MB at ~2%.

A lot of folks whinge about Dell, I suspect that's because these folks would rather roll their own PC. That's fine, until you have to roll 1000 in a week.

Comment: No surprises here (Score -1, Flamebait) 213

by DeathElk (#47866491) Attached to: Surprising Result of NYC Bike Lanes: Faster Traffic for Cars

I found this article and, sure enough, found the usual bunch of anti-bicycle riding, pro-car trolls, making the usual threats to crush riders under their wheels etc etc. You worthless bunch of fucking cunts. Bicycle riding as utilitarian private transport is your fucking saviour you fuckwits. You just don't realise it yet. Get the fuck off my road.

You can not win the game, and you are not allowed to stop playing. -- The Third Law Of Thermodynamics