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Comment Re:So serious (Score 1) 284 284

http://www.amazon.com/Daemon-Daniel-Suarez/dp/0451228731/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1281627152&sr=8-1 That's basically what this book is about. It's a pretty entertaining read. It's about the owner of a gaming company, and he knew he was going to die, so he has all these programs running to check for his obituaries, and it sets forth a big series of events. I really liked it.

Comment CDW, Newegg, etc (Score 0) 420 420

Well at my job we pay whatever the current prices are from our vendor. CDW seems to have pretty reasonable prices, and we do a lot of other ordering from Newegg and Border States Electric (they're regional to up north by MN, IIRC.) so we get pretty good prices as far as I can tell. Sounds like the OP needs to talk to some vendors.

Comment Re:no-harm no-foul (Score 1) 567 567

Totally off-topic, but I'm going to be living in Fargo in less than a month! I'm about 3 1/2 hours away, currently living in northern Minnesota. I'm entering NDSU as a freshman pursuing a double major in CS and Criminal Justice. Good to know that there are /.'ers in Fargo.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 112 112

I'm not a cell phone guru, but it's something like this: 3G is a "standard" (not an official one IIRC) of how fast data transfers are on a cellular network. If a phone is 3G capable, it supports these faster speeds. The GSM spectrum is divided into different bands, depending on where you're at in the world. Eg, a phone that gets 3G service in the US most likely won't get 3G service in Europe. On the flipside, you can get 3G speeds on CDMA networks (VZW is CDMA) but it's more commonly referred to as EV-DO. 3G is just a measure of potential speed for the most part.

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