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Comment Re:First Union? (Score 1) 576

Non union employees get the benefits of the unions collective bargaining, but don't have to pay dues.

The only thing taken out of my check other than taxes and such, is my $5 a week donation to United Way, and I decided to donate that.

Maybe your union stewards are a bit more aggressive than ours, or maybe it works differently in different states, but so far I haven't been pressured into joining the union at all.

In all honesty, getting insurance for part time work is great, and the 4 hour workout every night has helped me lose 30 pounds. It isn't a bad job at all in my opinion.

Comment Re:And yet (Score 1) 764

It was a good idea to cancel it, at least now, microsoft can watch and learn, and claim it was far more awesome than it would have been......

Now, there is no way the ipad is better than courier because no one can compare the two....

In another 6 months, if microsoft makes their new tablet, and it ends up being courier based, and fixes a bunch of possible problems with the courier, THEN microsoft has a chance at taking a decent chunk of the new tablet market.

If it is going to be an ipad killer, it had better actually be up to the task.

How many ipod killers were there? And yet, it was the iphone/ipod touch that killed the traditional ipod.

If someone else would have done something similar, it could have succeeded, and REALLY been the ipod killer. The fact that no one did, and no one has, and no one really has a chance in hell at doing so at this point unless they come up with something even better, continues to give apple the market.

And yeah, I had an ipod shuffle, and a 30gb ipod, now I've got an iphone 3G and an ipad. The shuffle gets no use, and the 30gig ipod gets very very little use these days.

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Building a Homemade Nuclear Reactor In NYC 219

yukk writes "Mark Suppes, a web developer for Gucci, is working on his own personal fusion reactor. His work in a NYC warehouse using $35,000 of his own money and $4,000 raised on a website has made him the 38th independent researcher recognized as creating a working fusion reactor. How's that for a hobby?"

Comment Re:Hmmm, so what happens when internals break? (Score 1) 135

twin 1u with infiniband at that... (Possibly even the 40Gb/s version)

Good idea really, as the 1u Twin/2Utwin2 form factors will likely be around quite a while, and supermicro makes nice kit.

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For home use, set the bios on superquiet, and even the wife doesn't complain about the noise. (With SC743TQ-865B + X8DTH-6F)

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