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Comment: Re:devporn (Score 2) 331

by JMJimmy (#48789729) Attached to: Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space?

Do you know that it is very easy to get any Linux ISO from any version/distro from this "Internet" thingy? Why are you hoarding Linux ISOs? Are you afraid the world might end and you'll need to save it with an old Linux ISO?

I can't tell if you think I'm actually archiving Linux distros or not. Lately I've been finding it hard to find certain "distros" and when I do they're HC with NL/swede/asian scripts. Especially older/less popular ones. The latest greatest stuff is super easy to find that's for sure, but even that is starting to thin... I mean how is Cordelia Chase's latest "linux ISO" not everywhere by now.

Comment: Re:Its a cost decision (Score 1) 840

Superglue doesn't fix everything, and in some cases gluing things back together doesn't work(crumbling parts, missing pieces, not enough bond strength to accomplish the function). I've got got eleven kinds of superglue, and like thirty of epoxy, and you know what, I still can't glue everything together and make it work.

That's true, however, your standard hard plastic is ideal for run of the mill superglue. The harder plastics used in latch mechanisms like that will almost always leave a clean striated surface when they break. That is easily bondable (unless it was sheared off) and unless the glue you're using melts/softens at low temperatures it's an ideal fix. If it were a softer plastic, like that found in plastic gears, I wouldn't have recommended it.

Comment: Re:Its a cost decision (Score 1) 840


The goblet connector on my blender sheared. I could have gone out and bought a replacement blender for €150. Instead I ordered a part online for €9.50 which arrived two days later and took ten minutes to fit. If the motor had failed, I would probably have bought a new blender (of a different make).

The skill is in knowing when it is worth fixing and when it is better to replace. That's the skill which is being lost. Actually doing the fix is usually relatively straightforward.

Or next time you were at [insert box store] and got a blender for CDN$24.99. Yes, it's $15 more, but then again when minimum wage is $11 it'd have to be a very fast sourcing/fix to be worth the time. That's the kicker - not only is there a $/h consideration for repairs, there's also a mental energy component. If I have a $500 mixer, it's worth my time to try to fix, but more often than not, we're talking sub-$50 items which just aren't worth the time or energy to bother with.

Comment: Re:Its a cost decision (Score 1) 840

A 3D printer could certainly have saved me $80 buying a new soap dispenser for our dishwasher when the plastic latch broke so it would no longer stay closed. There are a number of things I've thrown away because some small part like that broke and it wasn't cost-effective to fix.

Steps to fix:
*Go to dollar store
*Buy superglue
*Glue plastic latch back together

Comment: Re:Are people sick of the MPAA? (Score 1) 400

by JMJimmy (#48726353) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

Hold on! Are you sure? I just got back from seeing that last night here in Portland at the Bagdad on Hawthorne. Nine dollars.

Actually, I double checked... $23.99+tax

Format General(14-64) Child(3-13) Senior(65+)
General $12.99 $8.99 $9.50
3D $15.99 $11.99 $12.50
UltraAVX 3D $17.99 $13.99 $14.50
IMAX $19.99 $12.99 $13.50
D-BOX UltraAVX 3D $23.99 $19.99 $20.50

Normally I don't go to theatres at all due to the price and poor service. We got some gift cards for xmas so we figured why not do the final Hobbit movie right. Regular fare is still almost 50% higher than it ought to be at that location. Other locations in the area it's as high as $13.75 for regular fare.

Comment: Re:Are people sick of the MPAA? (Score 4, Informative) 400

by JMJimmy (#48717161) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

Actually, $0.05 in 1930 would be $0.70 today.

Even calculating from 1985 when prices were around $4/ticket inflation should have only brought them to $8.78 - the last movie ticket I bought was $19.99 to watch the Hobbit on New Years (horribly disappointing). Funny thing about it though - the audience was smaller than the $6 tickets to see It's a Wonderful Life which was nearly sold out.

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.