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Comment: Re:Simple solution (Score 1) 730

by SHaFT7 (#36151498) Attached to: Can Computers Be Used To Optimize the US Tax Code?
I agree that 10% of someone making 10k/year is a lot harder to stomach than 10% of someone making 1mil/year. But I don't see how you can say it's "unfair". A flat tax is the epitome of fair. it's _the same_ across the board. The only unfair thing is taxing wealthy people way more just because they *happen* to be more successful (whatever the reason). And no, i'm not one of them. I'm pulling in 40k currently. If you went a flat tax, then yeah, low income people would suffer at first, but I'll tell you what, there would be no greater motivation for them to get off their ass and improve their life/situation/job/whatever. not to mention, they'd actually vote on stuff to help everyone, (since everyone is taxed the same) instead of voting on freebies because they don't pay tax anyway.

Comment: Re:Better hurry before the horse leaves the barn (Score 1) 135

by SHaFT7 (#35896512) Attached to: Amazon To Let Libraries Lend Kindle Books
you might solve hunger temporarily, but then you'd run into the next shortage: energy. I bet those replicators aren't super efficient for the Mark I and II versions.... so you might have the ability to make all the food, but can the poor / 3rd world people afford the energy to run the replicators?

Comment: Re:The only downside (Score 1) 898

by SHaFT7 (#35637038) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Choose a Windows Laptop?
This not true for Standard OEM discs. This IS true for machines like Dells, which manufacture their own OEM version of the disc and embed the key automatically. This key IS different from the key on the side of the machine. You generally don't have to activate the Dell installs, but neither can you use the dell branded-OEM disc on non-dell machine. You CAN use a Standard OEM disc to install on said Dell and use the key on the side of the machine to install/activate. So basically you have two ways to get it done.

Comment: Re:IPv6 for older hardware (Score 1) 174

by SHaFT7 (#35388690) Attached to: Most IPv6-certified Home Network Gear Buggy
I second that d-link comment. I've had exactly one d-link router (and i've been doing homebased network installs and selling consumer routers in my retail store for over 10 years) that has worked correctly. netgear stuff has come along way recently, and is much better. linksys is still the gold standard from the consumer point of view. it's the brand they look for, so it's the brand we carry. For people that have repeat problems with one (which is admittedly VERY few), we throw DDWRT on it for them, no labor charge. I even run a linksys crappy WRT150N at home. it crashed 4x per day until I put DDWRT on it. Now I reboot it once per year, maybe.

Comment: Re:Hmm... (Score 1) 188

by SHaFT7 (#35270822) Attached to: Laptop Design For Disassembly
It is also a very large part of our laptop repair requests as well. So much better for the customer than having to replace the entire motherboard! Now if we just didn't have so many problems with some of the solder that some manufacturers use, it just doesn't want to melt and let go sometimes!

The trouble with being punctual is that people think you have nothing more important to do.