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Comment Re:It's those damned midwest liberals (Score 1) 155

Minnesotan here, who now lives in Wisconsin and works in tech.

The temp variations are the following: -40'F to 110'F, while rare to see either more than once a year, if that, it does feel worse because it also gets stupidly windy and dry (making it feel colder) and humid and stagnant, making it feel like hell would be cooler.

Comment Re:MS Paint (Score 1) 290

Dude, I think we should get married. Your thoughts on here are part of what I came here to say. Its not just the icons, its the whole OS that is like this. They used to give a shit about the experience, now they dont.

Comment Re:Cellular is the business model (Score 1) 424

Actually, you're a dumbass and there are things that will overload it.
Yes it can handle multiple people, but if they all are whoring bandwidth too much for the backhaul or the node, it will crawl down to nothing.

This recently happened to my node on Charter where my 100Mbps cable crawled at 0.25Mbps down. At least I didnt pay for internet for three months...

Comment Re:Power-loss protected? No Samsung? (Score 1) 293

+1 one more. We have deployed like 300 of the 800 series.

I've personally used two ocz which were shit until I firmware flashed them and did a full format, then were ok. One was so bad it felt like i was running windows on a USB 2.0 flash drive (yes, I have done this -- both were windows 8 which runs pretty fast on usb, this case it did not)

I have two Samsungs, a Crucial, two intels, and a Hyper-X.

This test is biased and skewed to make a point.

Also we use these 98% in laptops which dont lose power abruptly.
For a desktop, you can get a raptor enterprise drive for give or take the same price thats twice the size so why bother?

Comment Re:Beos was a media OS, went out with a sputter. (Score 3, Interesting) 226

Mod parent up. I came here to say this. BE is still used today to mix audio since its a real-time OS and very capable of doing things other OSes of the its day just plain were not up to.

The interface is ultra minimalistic and it follows a lot of what an awesome OS should be.

Comment Re:Also, not breaking up the company (Score 1) 357

I wish they'd share more, each app has its seemingly own interface. IE would have been market domination extreme if they had the Visual Studio pinning and tabs (and it had IE in those tabs, and i used it as a browser to prove my point) basically it was like Firefox or chrome is today before its time. Windows doesn't look like office doesn't look like Visual Studio doesn't look like SQL doesn't look like Exchange meaning no team is on the same page with the GUI which is total failsauce

"Of course power tools and alcohol don't mix. Everyone knows power tools aren't soluble in alcohol..." -- Crazy Nigel