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Comment Can I get it without Windows 8? (Score 1) 167

I want an X51 with Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit (they will not sell it with this OS). So I am holding out until Windows 9 Pro 64 Bit is available. I like Dell a lot and would buy an X51 today if they would offer the OS I want. Maybe now that they are private they will work with us?

Comment Re:Which direction? (Score 1) 358

Agreed, if there is a 50/50 chance of me getting it correct the first time, I actually have a 100% chance of it not working on the first try. I like the functionality of Apple's new connector because it works with either side up. But my favorite charger was for my Nokia 8310. It was round and very easy to insert.

Comment Re: Why would it be infeasable? (Score 3, Funny) 374

My kingdom for mod points. This is sad but true. If we do ever leave it will be to mine unobtanium like in the movie Avatar, not to further mankind in general.

Picard tries to explain to Ralph Offenhouse from the 20th century that there would be no need for his law firm any longer: "A lot has changed in three hundred years. People are no longer obsessed with the accumulation of 'things'. We have eliminated hunger, want, the need for possessions." (TNG: "The Neutral Zone") -

We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"