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Comment: Both Work and Home (Score 1) 558 558

I am a contractor and have to supply my own computer at work. Work: Running Fedora 22 on ASRock X58 Extreme, Intel i7 930, 12GB RAM, cheap video card, 3x64GB SSD in RAID0 and 3x2TB Enterprise SATA in RAID5. Work is used for sysadmin and development stuff. Home: Dual booting Ubuntu Studio and Windows 7 on Gigabyte MB with Intel i5 something, 16GB RAM, GTX760, 3x64GB SSD in RAID0 (Linux only), 500GB RevoDrive 3 PCIE SSD (Windows only), and 1TB Enterprise SATA (split for Windows and Linux). I use Linux for everything I do everything (including an xp virtual machine to run QuickBooks Pro) except gaming, which is where Windows comes in. I've been pretty happy with the set up. My graphics card at home gets upgraded once every two years and I upped my RAM to 16, but besides that I don't have to do anything to the boxes, other than occasional fan replacement and dusting the power supply.

Comment: Re:How does it come to Dragon Mobile Assistant? (Score 1) 235 235

You're missing the point of the app. It's not merely a speech recognition piece of software as much as it is a search engine that understands your plain sentences and is able to find exactly the answer you're after. Hell, show me a web site that I can type any of the sentences in the demo in a search box and have it come up with the answers as quickly as in the demo.

Comment: Re:Only one and it's vi not emacs. sorry (Score 3, Informative) 443 443

Back in the days I used to use Windows I used PFE, a multi window editor. For the past 14 or so year I have been using Linux and Kate is my favorite editor now. Does syntax highlighting, tabs vs. spaces, tiled views, profiles for project management, and allows multiple windows on multiple monitors. I'm not sure what more I can ask an editor. It's funny how some of us make the editor our "IDE" and do everything else on the command line like you say.

Comment: Re:Golden Oldie (Score 1) 249 249

I stopped replacing my stuff 15 years ago, with the exception of digital players which have continually evolved. Right now my setup is:

  • Logitech Media Player
  • Technics SL-D202 Turntable
  • Nakamichi Dragon Deck
  • Nikko Beta III Preamp
  • Adcom 535-2 Amp
  • NHT Super Zeros paired with SW2P Subwoofer.

The only piece I'm not that happy with is the Logitech, but I'm not willing to spend audiophile money on a digital network player.

I would love to modify my room acoustically, but the lack of WAF for such changes has always trumped my wants.

Comment: Re:Yes (Score 1) 302 302

Yeah, except you don't know if they put yoga mats in it or not. Translate that to using libraries for coding and you're really putting your existence in hands of a few (or many, depending on which library you use). I'm not saying we shouldn't be using libraries. Of course I'm not going to program routines in assembler and write everything from scratch, but when it comes to website design, checking for invalid input falls squarely on the hand of the developer, not libraries.

Comment: Re: Disposable Androids (Score 1) 186 186

... reload it regularly like a Windows gaming box.

Wow! The Windows install/update/drivers process is so painful that I am extremely careful in selecting what I install on my gaming machine. I can upgrade to a new version of Fedora in 15 minutes, give or take a minute or two, though. When it comes to my Windows installation, the ONLY thing I install is games I intend to play. Now if I need to experiment in a Windows environment I don't care about, I use VirtualBox and turn on snapshots.

Comment: Re:well its a good thing that... (Score 1) 303 303

I'm not sure if you're specifically referring to the US Constitution or the whole shebang, including all the amendments (and the bill of rights). We constantly see courts skirmishing around the first and fourth amendments. They go back and forth, so I wouldn't so hastily toss out the Constitution.

Comment: Re: (Score 5, Funny) 303 303

Just like the true Stingray can only live under water, these Stingray devices, I've heard, stop at the lawn. The CANNOT, by definition, trespass the space line between the sidewalk and the lawn, so you'd be safe if you were standing on the lawn. They can crawl over concrete, though. So they can go up your driveway and onto your porch, but the threshold into your house/apartment stops them dead in their tracks.

Comment: Re:(In that Counter Strike voice) Terrorists Win (Score 2) 184 184

Well, you've just described the definition of terrorism. It is there so it can terrorize people and make life more difficult. Al Qaeda won. Not because they killed 3000 people, but because they successfully rearranged the lives of Americans and most of the rest of the World, all for the worst. Many people (Muslim and not) suffered because of their act, many people will continue to suffer. We lost and we continue to lose, every day, via these bullshit tactics by TSA, the CIA, the FBI, and the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court. All of our rights are being stripped away one bit at a time. I am an immigrant and this is not what I signed up for.

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