I found that a single-card triple-monitor setup worked out of the box with ATI in Linux, but not nvidia.
Cooks Illustrated is ad free, and it's only $24/year.
Flash is actually quite bad at this use case. Every widget you drop on the page will be it's own Flash instance, and suck up 40MB of RAM. You can only put a handful on a page before you get serious performance degradation. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/531869/multiple-flash-objects-on-a-single-web-page
You can't "age" a wine after it's been bottled. The aging process depends on being in contact with the wine barrel.
Gmail's biggest advantage is sheer number of users, not the actual technology. Their filtering would be pretty effective if all they did was learn from their users hitting the spam button. If you get a spam into your inbox, chances are that hundreds or maybe thousands of other gmail users read that message before you and marked it as spam. After a certain number of these manual filtering events, Gmail can simply blow it out of all other mailboxes.
It's probably not for you, then. Buy I netbook. I'm getting two of these things.
I usually manage to sell the concept of contributing as a future compatibility issue. If you make a one-off change and don't get it merged back, your company is going to be the one supporting that change in the future. If you can get it merged, there is a very good chance that you will be able to deploy future versions without modifications.
I would definitely buy a 10 inch iTouch. But please, no keyboard! If I wanted a keyboard, I would use a netbook. For me, a quarter inch think glass encased touch LCD with wifi would be just perfect for surfing on the couch.
Supposedly using debit instead of credit at the checkout doesn't cost the store anything. Is that true?
I don't mind the DRM on books specifically. I don't tend to re-read books; they are all one off for me.