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Comment Re:The man is a marketing genius (Score 1) 207

Hey! My '98 V70 is the most comfortable car I've ever owned. It does not drive like a tank, more like a well worn-in Lay-Z-Boy.

Not saying that the sample lot was all that high-end, well there was the '96 Mazda Millennia, that was a nice car too.

I happen to like the way the V70 looks. This may explain why my wife picks my clothes when we go out, and makes me take the 2001 Volvo S60.

Comment Re:Boulder/Denver, CO; Lincoln, NE & Bozeman, (Score 1) 464

I have to support a small office of two dozen aerospace engineers in Belgrade, MT and travel there a few times a year. I was quite surprised to find a very decent selection of places to go in downtown Bozeman. Good food and drink, friendly people too. A bit right leaning for me but growing up in Yakima I know how to deal with that. It was that one trip when it was -20 degrees that would keep me from moving there. But if you like the outdoors and four real seasons a year, it's a place to put on the list.

Comment Re:Big Trouble (Score 1) 66

I was moving from Yakima (Eastern Washington) to Seattle that morning and wondered why the sky was so black to the south going over the pass. Didn't know until I got unpacked and Walter Cronkite was telling me that the town I grew up in and left that morning was now covered in several inches of volcanic ash.

Comment Nice Job! (Score 1) 2

That is a sweet setup. I like the co-lo solar, I'll have to see if SnoPUD has something like that going on. I really need to audit the phantoms in my house, as a geek and ham with lots of mobile devices I know that it can get out of hand way too quickly.

Comment Re:(intentionally blank) (Score 1) 268

THIS! I've had one of these for years. First year did about 20-50 prints a day, last three years I've done maybe 10 pages a month. This is unit is always ready when needed. So much so that when I had to chose a printer to send in a Pelican case overseas with our on-site (AOG) engineers, this was my choice. The HP P1102w is the best "personal" printer I've ever seen.

Comment Re:As much as conveniently fits (Score 1) 350

I went with 32GB because that's what was in the junk drawer at work. Nice little i7 HP 800 SFF office desk top box, Put in a 480GB SSD and found a great deal on a 5TB drive.

To cap it off, installed ESXi 6.0 and have a hella nice little home lab, domain controler, FreeBSDs, file server, pfSense, FreePBX, OwnCloud, and my IBM Domino & Sametime server (that's another show.)

This desktop is also an HP with 32MB RAM & 480 SSD and two Quatro 600 graphic cards (one for each monitor.) It suits my humble needs.

The company got bought and the new parent is a Dell house so we have to "upgrade" to become standard. I can't wait until next year when all the HP Z820s Xeon workstations become available.

Make it right before you make it faster.