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Comment Re:Yes, yes, i'll buy a Tesla. (Score 1) 207

This is one area where the "lower cost of living" areas of the country kind of get shafted.

I make ~$65k per year. In my area - that's fine. I bought a recent construction 1800sqft 4 bedroom house for $115k. Food and electricity are cheap here - I have no problem living comfortably on my salary - EXCEPT when it comes to buying something like a car. Cars cost about the same regardless of where you are in the country. As such while I'm making over twice the median income for my area - even $40k for a car isn't remotely feasible. My realistic budget tops out at around $25k. Thankfully you can still get (some) cars for less than that.

That said - I'm still driving my 10 year old car that's long been paid for. You can buy a LOT of gas per month for the price of a car payment.

Comment Re:Ah yes, a cable... (Score 1) 206

Except your story doesn't make any sense here. I've read some of the reviews and using a 10K resister isn't cheaper than using a 56K resister, it is simply wrong and dangerous.

The part isn't cheaper, but the employee that made that mistake is cheaper than the one who wouldn't have. Labor costs are part of a product cost.

Comment Re:"Less than 1% chance" (Score 1) 143

Because 1% chance means quite unlikely.

Unless we literally get a time machine working, its unlikely that we'll be able to show EXACTLY what happened. All we can do is model it, and anything that has a very tiny chance of happening is generally thrown out unless all other potential avenues are exhausted. Otherwise, each time we say "yeah, that 1% course is possible, lets stick with that" - we're wrong 99% of the time.

Comment OneDrive subscription Cancelled (Score 1) 330

Well, there goes my onedrive subscription.

I personally wasn't using 75TB, but I was up around 4TB - I got the OneDrive subscription to keep an updated mirror of my large storage RAID which has about that much space.

With a limited of 1TB I no longer have need of their services. Newsflash: if you advertise unlimited, people will use the feature as such. Nobody expects infinity, but what is considered extreme usage by you may well be considered normal by some of your users.

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Journal Journal: Chronicle: Ramble: sqlplus, shortcuts, batch file, & env var

So, git (bash) uses the environment variable http_proxy. No problem, i set it as a system variable and it works great. But sqlplus is having issues with it, though i have no idea why it wants a proxy. No problem, set it back. Hmm... I have a bunch of sqlplus start menu shortcuts that SET NLS_LANG=.US8PC437 to allow history. Maybe i can just add http_proxy to the line.

Comment Re:The best punishment . . . (Score 1) 241

The article clearly states that the guy who sold it inherited the item after the previous owner passed away.

If he had never been told what it was, he probably just assumed it was some weird project from his relative (possibly parent) that was taking up space. It'd be something that one might would even throw away except that anything large and metallic has scrap value so basically you get paid for your "trash".

My dad and uncle went through a lot of this after my grandfather passed away. Behind his house he had a ton (well, actually many, many tons) of old tractors, plows, cars, etc that after they broke he just tossed in the woods behind his house (still on his property - just off of the cleared portion). After my granddad passed away just in the process of cleaning up the place they hauled off pretty much all of it and took in quite a few thousand dollars in scrap value.

Comment Re:Spicy! (Score 1) 310

Doesn't really seem to do that for me. I get a strong burn in my nose if I eat too much horse radish but it's just a quick reaction that clears up after a few seconds. Capsaicin actually gets the sinuses open and draining for a while.

From a culinary perspective though I enjoy both, though I'll admit horseradish was much more of an acquired taste.

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