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Comment: Re:Then buy a used PC (Score 1) 355

by carlhaagen (#48958061) Attached to: New Multi-Core Raspberry Pi 2 Launches
I don't buy that you do either. I spent 6 years of my life programming 6502 assembly when writing games and "demos" on the VIC-20 and Commodore 64, and I spent another 4 years programming ARM assembly when doing games and "demos" for the GameBoy Advance. Thumb/ARM is not complicated, not hard to learn, but it is nowhere near so defining of simplicity and straight-forwardness as the 6502 is.

Comment: Still ~3 hours on this 5.5 year old battery (Score 1) 97

by carlhaagen (#48681229) Attached to: My laptop lasts on battery for ...
It's an old 2009 13" MB Pro, with around 1400 charging cycles on the battery. I got 8 hours out of it when new, and managed to keep those 8 hours for a bit more than 2 years of use before I noticed a slow degrade. It definitely held up to the advertisement, and can't say I've seen better laptop batteries fin any other brand of laptop.

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