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Comment: Re:Time Machine (Score 1) 227

But Time Machine requires you run a Mac that can run Mac OS X 10.5, and is useless with classic,
even on a triple boot. It does not work on HFS+ volumes that have been used by 10.4, or OS 9.

Time Machine is useless to me and my your primise is faulty.

No, you mean buy a RECENT Macintosh.

Comment: Thanks Barry... (Score 3, Interesting) 88

by killmofasta (#43335815) Attached to: The Underhanded C Contest Is Back
My C teacher used to show us snippets, and got us interested in the per-processor.
We learned more in analyzing errant code, then writing out own,
and we could turn crap code into cool programs.

He called one snippet 'Recalcitrant' and we ran upstairs in the library to look it up,
People thought we were mad when we were laughing at the dictionary.

Thanks Barry both for showing us C, and for introducing us to GNU.

Comment: Re:Just wait.... (Score 1) 220

"Intel's names are so confusing you don't know whether you've getting a good one or not."

Wrong. After the 950, as lame as it is, it only got worse.
I have replaced 6 intel GPUs with $20 nVidia cards, and heard nothing but shock and awe from
Business users. ferchristsake

Comment: Re:Why the "but"? (Score 1) 220

Mod parent +1 Interesting

"they're stuck with inventory of CPUs and GPUs and memory and everything else that loses value and they're not making any sales."

Obvious, and thanks for pointing that out. What its not obvious is that this impacts most OEMs with major sales, and small inventories, ( the one with large inventories in a climbing market get to raise their price also, but keep the $profit$ from the rising prices ), that they have to raise their prices immediately, and look at the market.


Comment: SlugFest...a real bummer (Score 1) 90

by killmofasta (#35760118) Attached to: Facebook Opens Their Data Center Infrastructure
OK. Given 45 mins I can come up with at least 3 improvements.
Given a week? I could have at least made the case frame at least a pop-in-pop-out, no wires affair...

Give 1/10 of the time these loud mouths spent, I would have 4 up platters on bakery racks.

One easy hint! You are ordering at least 1000 motherboards, have the powersupply connector at a 90 degree angle so that it holds the powersupply connector to the side of the motherboard area, and holds the motherboard in. No screws. and for god sake... put some RAM in the machines.

Comment: Users dont know the diffrence... (Score 1) 609

by killmofasta (#35135182) Attached to: An Open Letter To PC Makers: Ditch Bloatware, Now!
Stupid consumers dont know the diffrence:
A use bought an HP printer, installed the 10k help files from the CD.
Virus scanning comes to a complete halt looking through what? HP jar files for their help system.
Printer is no help.
User purchases a Cannon Printer, Installs from CD.
CD installs ( dear god ) spyware and buy from cannon garbage.
Virus scanner chokes after chewing thru all the HP help files still installed,
and chokes on the Cannon spyware.
User gives up, and buys another HP printer.
Virus scanner chokes on 2 sets of HP helpfull jar files, cannon spyware,
and how user wants to get another Cannon printer?

It cannot be helped.

FORTUNE'S FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL: A firefly is not a fly, but a beetle.