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Comment: Re:The Year of Windows on the Desktop (Score 1) 541

by mrbcs (#47926583) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

To me, modern Windows has been a breath of fresh air compared to the brokenness of Linux desktops.

AMEN to this.

I gave up on Linux years ago. Too many choices. Too many problems.

Android seems to have it together. One OS, make it consistent and make it work.

The irony is Linux on the desktop has failed where Linux (Android) on a tablet seems to be doing fine.

Comment: Re:The hosers are right (Score 4, Insightful) 462

by mrbcs (#47885779) Attached to: CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"
I live 40 miles from the American border. I have not crossed it in ten years thanks to Patriot and related activites.

I'll pay the pittance for shipping online purchases and the extortion to Canada for "import fees" (wtf happend to free trade?), I'm not setting foot in American if I can help it.

Comment: Re:They used to call me paranoid... (Score 1) 427

by mrbcs (#47635333) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?
I have my router connected through my ISP "Router/Modem"
I have a Linksys BEFSR81 that I've run for about 7 years. I also had reboot issues until I hooked it up to a better power source. Now it's very stable. On an older circuit in the house, I had to reboot it every week.

I can play World of Tanks and get about 150 ping. I'm happy.

Comment: Re:Small-scale, real-time. (Score -1, Flamebait) 502

by mrbcs (#47611095) Attached to: Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company
Educate yourself asshole. I RAN a fucking control center controlling over 700 windmills. I logged all the production from these windmills.

I'm pretty sure I know more about this that you unless you're a fucking engineer that specializes in this field.

I'm pretty fucking sure I know exactly when the wind blows, and had the logs to prove it. If you're not over 70, you have no business calling me son, asshole.

Comment: Re:Small-scale, real-time. (Score 1, Interesting) 502

by mrbcs (#47611081) Attached to: Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company
Perhaps you should do the math. 5 million dollar windmill @ $10 / mega watt.

How long to pay that off?

Generator or gearbox costs over a million dollars.

The wind here btw is available 90% of the time and they STILL LOSE MONEY.

The only reason they built them was for the green credits that they have since been screwed out of. The whole industry is bullshit. But if you knew anything about it, you'd also know that.

Comment: Re:Small-scale, real-time. (Score -1, Troll) 502

by mrbcs (#47610575) Attached to: Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company
Wind is not a viable option.

It's not green by any stretch of the imagination. It's not valueable. When it's very hot, no wind, when it's very cold, no wind. So basically useless when you need it the most.

I was an operator at the largest windmill company in Canada. There's lots of lying going around. It doesn't make any money, it destroys the health of the operators and technicians. I'm not even mentioning that the company has to pay another company to remove the dead bats at one farm. Truckloads every year.

Wind energy is the biggest bullshit story ever pulled on the public.

Most rural municipalities also have bylaws that prevent the deployment of turbines.

There was one setup here. The guys had a small turbine and a basement full of batteries. Always down for repairs. Finally broke down and had power poles run to his house so he could go on the grid. Wasted thousands of dollars.

Comment: Re:so, I'm in the more than 8 yrs ago camp (Score 1) 391

by mrbcs (#47594523) Attached to: How long ago did you last assemble a computer?
It's so easy now it's ridiculous.

Pick what you want as far as speed and buy brand name quality parts.

I have always used ASUS boards, Seagate hdd's and LG burners.

I've switched from Nvidia and ATI depending on price point for the game I'm playing.

Tigerdirect and Newegg both have reviews from people that have used the parts.

IMHO, this is the best value and quality you can ever get. I've been building my own systems since 95.

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