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Comment Doing this is not smart (Score 1) 228

Obviously this guy won't see this comment, but it is not recommended that you leave anything of weight (especially other magnets) attached to subdermal magnets embedded under the skin. It prevents blood flow to the skin being pinched between the magnets, which can kill the skin and cause the body to reject the magnets or create a nasty infection. Similar to that buckyballs incident where a girl swallowed a couple and it really screwed her intestines up.

Comment Re:Power (Score 1) 255

WDTV Live really impressed me a couple years ago first time I saw it. If you want something that works as well as WDTV but also want library scraping, XBMC on any new tiny-formfactor atom/ion computer should do it for about 30w. A heck of a lot less than xbox/ps3 + transcoding computer. I use XBMC daily, though I have a NAS that holds the media, which consumes another 24w or so. *Still* less than my xbox at idle.

Comment Re:Asus RT-N16 (Score 1) 398

I have the RT-N16 also and am pretty sure it is just 10/100. You are going to have a difficult time finding a consumer router that has the processing power needed to perform Layer 3 switching anywhere above 100mbit/sec. I just had to retire my WRT54G and upgrade to this because it was maxing out at about 15mbit/sec to the WAN.

Comment We are not the target demographic (Score 2) 391

256kbps aac is definitely higher quality than most people would ever need, and professionally ripped audio tracks are probably better quality than what most of the target demographic for this feature will have. Apple is not aiming at the few on private trackers that download flac of V0 MP3s.

Comment Great if you don't want to pay the tax. (Score 2) 142

Even if you don't run Ubuntu, it will be nice to get the same hardware for less money. It drives me crazy when I try to buy a laptop, and there is no option to purchase it sans OS. This way even if your favorite flavor is not Ubuntu, at least you won't be paying for an OS you don't plan on using.

"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman