Older full versions of OS X (before they went $30 upgrade-only) cost $129.
Oddly enough, I worked for WD tech support for a couple years in the mid '90s and I did plenty of advance exchanges (we send you a replacement drive, then you send the bad one back). It was always an option for RMAs. Also, Maxtor bought Quantum's hard drive business before they were bought by Seagate.
While I myself have had very few problems with WD drives (Samsung is the brand that doesn't like me) that doesn't change the main theme: Drives Break! Back Up Your Data!
We had plenty of fun playing Baldur's Gate II co-op, despite only one character being the story's main character. It was nice splitting up the duties of micro-managing combat and inventory management. It may not have saved us any time, but the jokes were well worth it.
There were three of us, so the main character's player also controlled the romance character. Then the other two fought over who got Minsc.
It's definitely not a necessary feature for a CRPG designed for single-player, but for some groups it can work just fine.
Back in the day I learned all sorts of things from library books while waiting for games to load on my Commodore 64. (Not to mention patience!)
I wonder how different I'd be if I'd had a Fast Load cartridge....
What kind of lame power is Evil anyway?
Look for DS car chargers that are two parts, car->USB and USB->DS. I bought one when I got my DS Lite that has the above plus a DS->GBA plug. I haven't been able to find the exact one, but Amazon does list a few that are set up this way.
Hope this helps.
This certainly isn't the first attack on cryptome. In it's time, cryptome has attracted the unwelcome attention of the FBI, the Readers Digest, the Mormon Church, the High Court in Northern Ireland and the MPAA, among others. With a roll call of enemies like these, was it just a matter of time before someone found a way to shut down Cryptome?