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Comment: Re:3D printer parts and various accessories (Score 2) 260 260

Roomba accessories? WTF are you doing with your vacuum cleaner?

Roombas break in certain, specific ways. For example, the (outer case of the) gear box often develops cracks. I'd like to be able to print out a new cover, because that's the only thing broken right now. Getting it replaced involves buying a complete swiper assembly, $100-150 or so.

Great thing about the Roomba is that these problems are well-known. I've been keeping mine running 7-8 years, replacing infrared LEDs, ball bearings and probably the outer gear box this year.

Comment: OwnCloud (Score 1) 107 107

This being a tech site, I suggest you do it yourself and get a virtual private server somewhere, then install OwnCloud. It's extremely easy, just get a VPS at one of the nice providers like DigitalOcean or Linode, install Debian and use dmcrypt or ecryptfs to encrypt the filesystem.

Then share your files over HTTPS. Done.

Comment: Re:Historical my ass (Score 1) 132 132

A year from now, nobody will remember or care when this was added to the app store. I've ripped farts that people have remembered for longer.

Very few people using a Mac probably even care now.

Sorry, I'm confused. You mean they don't care about his farts or about LibreOffice? Be clear, man! How are we supposed to have an intelligent conversation otherwise??!

Comment: There's prices and then there's Apple prices (Score 1) 60 60

FTFS: "prices for consumers have dropped to an average of $91.55 for a 128GB SSD and $164.34 for a 256GB SSD"

Perhaps I'm missing something, but why would an additional 256 GB flash cost $300 and an additional 768 GB cost $800 when you buy a 15" MacBook Pro? Or perhaps there's a boardroom in Cupertino where they're laughing and shoveling money the whole day :D

Comment: Great idea, it was lagging behind (Score 1) 98 98

According to a test by The Verge, this was pretty sorely needed: "The native Safari made the new Retina machine look good: 13 hours and 18 minutes. Google’s Chrome, on the other hand, forced the laptop to tap out at 9 hours and 45 minutes."

http://www.theverge.com/2015/4...

Comment: Re:What an upgrade! (Score 1) 468 468

Well, my significant other uses a cobbled-together desktop PC. It's an oldie, but with an SSD, Windows 8 runs actually pretty well because it was already slimmed down (as compared to 7) and would with with 1 GB RAM. Removal of these features means she'll get longer usage out of her PC.

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