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Comment: Re:Toying with the idea of building a box (Score 1) 6

by smitty_one_each (#47802103) Attached to: Seagate - At least I got a heads up
I'm mainly driving toward doing an AWS certification, but what I don't want to do is some kind of configuration boo-boo and get slapped with a $500 bill or something for random faffing about.
I'm saying that the sunk costs of a phat box to try some of these stylings offline, then push the configuration to AWS, at least seems less risky.

Comment: Re:Why start now? (Score 1) 20

by smitty_one_each (#47799557) Attached to: An honest utterance
Wait: you get to accuse me of having my own party, accuse me of having privilege, then accuse me of insisting that you are a member of some established party? I don't remember saying you were the DNC chair, for all your utterances do rival those of Wasserman-Schultz for incoherence.
If you want an accusation, I think you're a defender of statism.

Comment: Moo (Score 1) 6

by Chacham (#47799355) Attached to: Seagate - At least I got a heads up

I wouldn't touch WD.

WD basically invented the hard drive and used to be awesome. Then they started selling garbage. After having a number of their drives fail and seeing online reports of the same, i no longer consider them an option. Same story with Epson for printers. It make me wonder why these great companies decided to destroy the one thing they had: A brand that stood for quality.

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Journal: Seagate - At least I got a heads up 6

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Booted up my Fedora box at work this morning but instead of starting normally it put me in emergency mode with a message to check the logs. On the whole I'm very pleased with this development. It gave me a prompt to give it the root password and then I could view the logs with journalctl from there.

Comment: Re:I went from S2 to S5 (Score 1) 5

by stoolpigeon (#47798841) Attached to: The Glass On My Galaxy S3

I follow a similar pattern. I went from an S to the S3.

This was in part due to cost. If I am going to spend $600 on a phone, I treat it like any other computer purchase and I expect to get a minimum of 3 years out of the device.

Now that there are phones available that are of almost the same quality, at a much lower price I'll probably make a move - but not for at least a year. While I waited to repair this one I was using a Moto G and I loved it. The screen isn't as big, and it was a relief to get back to my Galaxy in that regard. But I'd say otherwise the Moto G was just as good but it cost less than $200.

People talk about the race to the bottom - and there are some awful Android devices out there but there are also some really nice devices that don't cost such a huge premium and I like to think of them as being part of the race to the middle. The point where I get maximum value.

Comment: Re:"Reagan's leadership" (Score 1) 37

This is kinda funny:
On the one hand, I don't doubt that there is substantial truth to the litany of allegations. Even if you want to try to be an Ollie North apologist, he and old "photographic memory" Poindexter really jacked it through the roof.
However, the list is hardly complete:
  • Paul Wolfowitz, then Director of Policy Planning at the Department of State, was caught jaywalking in DC. "That's what you do on J Street," said Paul, "J walk."
  • David Stockman is mentioned as having been indicted, but they omit the charge of picking his nose from rap sheet.
  • Finally, that most infamous rogue of all, Rumsfeld, was too evil for even the Reagan Administration, and was busy cooking Nutrasweet to destroy our Precious Bodily Fluids.

If anything, the moral of this story is that if you concentrate power, Bad Things happen. So what are you doing to help deconstruct Leviathan, sir?

"Well hello there Charlie Brown, you blockhead." -- Lucy Van Pelt