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Comment Re:Hard to believe (Score 1) 804 804

The service aspect is not all positive.. With a vendor built, a component failure means a 2 week minimum turnaround where you're out of a machine. If you've built it yourself it's an overnighted part and you're up and running again...and if you're crazy desperate, a drive to frys/microcenter.

I've had Apple machines shipped halfway across the US to Texas and back with a new motherboard in 2-3 days. Just saying, for reality's sake.

Comment Re:New OSX 10.6.7 update (Score 1) 501 501

Yes, it fixed mine. I bought a new MBP 15" (2.3 quad i7) on Sunday, saw this thread that evening, and was able to easily dupe the issue over and over. Today the 10.6.7 update came out and I have not been able to duplicate the freeze. It's fixed, works great, problem solved.

10.6.7 == FIXED FIXED FIXED. (for those skimming :)

Comment Re:Charlie Wilson's War II (Score 1) 189 189

Ahmadinejad didn't say either of these things. Seriously, look it up.

The translation presented by the official Islamic Republic News Agency has been challenged by Arash Norouzi, who says the statement "wiped off the map" was never made and that Ahmadinejad did not refer to the nation or land mass of Israel, but to the "regime occupying Jerusalem". Norouzi translated the original Persian to English, with the result, "the Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time."[11] Juan Cole, a University of Michigan Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History, agrees that Ahmadinejad's statement should be translated as, "the Imam said that this regime occupying Jerusalem (een rezhim-e eshghalgar-e qods) must [vanish from] the page of time (bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad).[12] According to Cole, "Ahmadinejad did not say he was going to 'wipe Israel off the map' because no such idiom exists in Persian." Instead, "he did say he hoped its regime, i.e., a Jewish-Zionist state occupying Jerusalem, would collapse."

That's a far, far cry from declaring your military intent to destroy Israel. And in case someone points out I omitted MEMRI's translation of this, I did so because they were founded by ex-Mossad, ie biased.

Comment Re:"IDF’s Military Intelligence Unit 8200" (Score 1) 189 189

Ahmadinejad didn't say either of these things. Seriously, look it up.

The translation presented by the official Islamic Republic News Agency has been challenged by Arash Norouzi, who says the statement "wiped off the map" was never made and that Ahmadinejad did not refer to the nation or land mass of Israel, but to the "regime occupying Jerusalem". Norouzi translated the original Persian to English, with the result, "the Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time."[11] Juan Cole, a University of Michigan Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History, agrees that Ahmadinejad's statement should be translated as, "the Imam said that this regime occupying Jerusalem (een rezhim-e eshghalgar-e qods) must [vanish from] the page of time (bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad).[12] According to Cole, "Ahmadinejad did not say he was going to 'wipe Israel off the map' because no such idiom exists in Persian." Instead, "he did say he hoped its regime, i.e., a Jewish-Zionist state occupying Jerusalem, would collapse."

(from wikipedia) That's a far, far cry from declaring your military intent to destroy Israel. And in case someone points out I omitted MEMRI's translation of this, I did so because they were founded by ex-Mossad, ie biased.

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