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Comment Re:Unavoidable (Score 1) 956

Especially when the Islam "holybook" teaches that all good muslims must lie/cheat/kill the infidel.. protip: you and I, in the western world, are said "infidel".. The only "safe" muslim is one who is a "backslider", one who doesn't believe in/follow all of the teachings of their "holybook"... a jack-muslim, if you will.. Of course, this "jack-muslim" is prone to being lied to/cheated and killed just like the western "infidel", by all of the multitudes of true muslims.... Seems like only a few in the western world actually *get* this...

Except, you know, the Koran doesn't actually say anything about that.

Comment Re:UPS (Score 1) 236

It's a 1500VA unit. Which I believe is something like 865W? Only cost me $150 on sale. Powers my i5 2500K rig with dual GTX780s in SLI plus many SSDs, harddrives, and whatnot. And the two monitors And cablemodem+router+VOIP box Plus Klipsch Promedia 5.1 Ultra speakers. PowerChute indicates that the UPS is never above 50% load max.

Comment Re:UPS (Score 1) 236

I'm late to reply, but I know that on my APC 1500VA UPS that I have my PC and router/cable modem on, I also elected to install the PowerChute software on my computer. PowerChute will regularly test the UPS on it's own, and will test battery health and report that to me as well occasionally. I did have it finally just warn me once that the battery condition is getting low enough to replace the battery. I will be doing that soon.

Comment UPS (Score 4, Insightful) 236

If you don't have it plugged into a dedicated UPS, you REALLY should be going out to get one. No matter how "good" or "new" your wiring may be, there are still those instances when it can fail on you, and take out your expensive computer. Really, a $150 investment to protect your $500+ computer is more than worth it.

Comment Re:Who? (Score 1) 137

You mean the company that has been in the tech news for the past couple years? First because of it's innovative way of skirting the law, and second during it's long drawn out trial in court where big content was trying to shut them down?

Comment Re:Moire expensive car, richer driver, that's FINE (Score 1) 261

Because people who aren't rich can't own a vehicle that used to be expensive? My car retailed around $70k new. I picked it up for $40k. Doesn't mean that I can pay for every ticket that I would get if I drove around with the hammer down all the time. Thankfully, I usually drive like a responsible adult, and don't attract more attention than the car does on it's own.

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