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Comment Re:What's wong with a rake (Score 1) 228

Show me a backpack style electric leaf blower that puts out a constant 750+ CFM, can run for 3 hours straight, weighs less than 20 pounds, and costs less than $500.

Hell, show me an electric blower that meets my requirements at *any* price.

Yeah... crickets...

My neighbor picked up one of these )http://egopowerplus.com/products/480-cfm-blower#tab1) new this summer and it was basically a worthless piece of shit, and it's about as powerful as electric blowers get. He was outside for over an hour and had less than half of his lawn cleaned up. I tossed on my echo 770 and cleared my whole yard on 20ish minutes, we both had roughly the same amount of debris. Then I walked over and asked him if he wanted a hand, cleared out the remainder of his yard in short order too. He returned the electric piece of crap and a couple weeks later bought a good backpack blower (Stihl 600).

Comment Re:The freedom of not having a car (Score 1) 242

You can't paint personal automobiles as a time waste and squander of money with one brush. I live in a mid size American city with OK public transport, not terrible but not great either. I live ~15 miles from work and worked the night shift ending at midnight for many years. Buses stop boarding new passengers at 11:30 PM. What am I supposed to do - Walk home 15 miles every night? Bring a bicycle on a bus that forbids you from bringing bicycles on-board? Pay a taxi $35/day for a ride home from work ($700/month @20 days worked per month) which ends up costing more than a car? Get a new job and cut my income in half losing well over $2000/month in income?

Comment Re:We accept your apology (Score 1) 398

I've got you covered.

1. Install and run your own privoxy and configure HTTP, install HTTPS filtering certificates
2. Install custom ad filters (it's easy to do - I know, I've done it)
3. Assuming you are on your own private network, which I usually am, use NAT to redirect all HTTP/HTTPS traffic blind to your privoxy.
4. Profit!
5. There is no ??? step, just profit.

Side note, I've had built in ad blocking on iOS and Android for years this way. No addon's required. If you use my network, you're automatically protected.

Comment I'd use a Chinese... (Score 1) 110

I'd use a Chinese encryption system with a back door before I'd use an American one with a back door. Simply put Chinese laws have no jurisdiction where I live and American laws do. That being said, I'd prefer that China read my email over America. I think that the govt. realizes this. Hypothetically speaking, if you were an American and you could pick that either the Chinese or American govt. could decrypt your email that shows tax cheating, which one would you prefer have access?

Comment At the risk of getting flamed... (Score 1) 229

At the risk of getting flamed, at least they disclose and are up front about it. I can guarantee you that lots of companies are selling your personal data... ermmm.. I mean "anonymous marketing information" without telling you about it. To me that's infinitely worse. While I don't like AVG's actions, at least they have the decency to tell you about their policies in direct terms.

Comment Re:Bloody hell .... (Score 1) 403

Suddenly these fucking clowns are feeling all misunderstood and don't understand why there is hostility?

Hey, lets not group these people up with clowns, that's completely unfair and I wouldn't want to hurt a clowns feelings! As trivial as they are, clowns actually provide a service that has *some* value, which is more than I can say for those you attempted to group them with.

Comment Re:What a cluster**** (Score 3, Informative) 676

She's accomplished one thing very well: harming American tech workers.

Traitor politician Hillary Clinton brought TATA into Buffalo, NY, on the guise of "creating jobs for NYS." Sure, TATA has a FANTASTIC (sarcasm) track record when it comes to creating jobs in the U.S.! They almost exclusively employ Indian nationals on temporary worker visas OR they ship the work offshore to India.


Comment Re:CPU not compatible (Score 3, Informative) 187

I rand into this issue with windows 8.1 and my Q8400 on an Intel DP35DP motherboard (actual Intel manufactured board). You can see this article for details, given your similar hardware it's likely rooted in the same or a similar cause.

Link: http://www.pcworld.com/article...

Comment Power Outages... (Score 1) 904

Yeah, that's great and all, but does it store 2 weeks worth of power? Where I live I've had power outages that have gone on for 7-12 days multiple times in the past 5 years. I still need to be able to get back and forth to work, drop off the kids at daycare, etc. I can't be stranded because my vehicle won't hold enough travel capacity.

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