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Comment: My desktop computer (Score 1) 652

by Godwin O'Hitler (#46794977) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

No name brand I assembled myself. Been running since 1995.
Just changed a disk drive here, mainboard there, updated the monitor a bit, added a li'l bit of RAM, fitted an optical disk drive when they came out, modernized the case and some other stuff—but it's still the same computer. I've never bought a new one!

Comment: Re:What the hell is the point of these huge number (Score 1) 366

Both presumably. By collecting them they scare people. The judgement was $650K, even if that is above his net worth (it may or may not be), they may be able to garnish it from future wages. $650K is below the lifetime earnings of a lot of people.

If my country shafted me like that, well, there are plenty of other countries in the world I wouldn't mind living in.
I'd send them a little letter once I'd got there telling them in the sweetest of words where to put their fine.

Comment: Re:Imagine a prolonged sigh in place of this subje (Score 2, Insightful) 328

by Godwin O'Hitler (#45723699) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can Digital Music Replace Most Instrumental Musicians?

Jeeeezus how many times have I heard this. Go and listen to a piano-violin duo playing Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher then come back and tell me someone with a pair of turntables messing around with SOMEONE ELSE'S MUSIC is a musician. I'm sure they'd like to think they are but until they pick up an instrument, electronic or otherwise, that is actually capable of creating notes they are not.

The stuff you are talking about is fine for people who don't really want musicianship. And good luck to them. Each to his own.

Comment: Re:Garbage (Score 1) 210

by Godwin O'Hitler (#45719139) Attached to: Datawind Not Blowing Smoke: $38 Tablet Coming To the US

I had a generic Android tablet (with jellybean) before I bought my Asus Fonepad.
The only showstopper was battery life. Everything else was perfectly acceptable and it was an absolute breeze to root.
But the battery life was pretty dreadful -- an *absolute maximum* of 5 hours with all connectivity disabled and minimum brightness screen, whereas the Asus runs all day and night without even thinking about those things.

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