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Comment Enough is enough (Score 2) 127

You know, I was willing to accept a few ads on a website because I understood the need to generate revenue. But I finally had to resort to installing AdBlock because it seems many websites forgot about actual content in favor of revenue. It got to the point of absolute ridiculousness, there were pages with maybe one or two paragraphs of content buried under tons of zooming, flashing, auto-playing, screen-covering crap that it just wasn't worth the bother, so I would just click away. It also doesn't help that the #1 reason for my browser crashes and lockups where because of some stupid Flash ad.

Comment Re:ASUS (Score 0) 417

I still hang on to my desktop for the superior video performance and ease of upgrade/expandability. Though I find myself wondering lately why I need that giant tower case anymore. Long gone are the days of 3-4 hardrives and separate sound/network/controller cards; heck the only reason I even keep my DVD burner around is for my mother-in-law who still insists on using CD's to send pictures to people. I'll probably scale down to a Micro-ATX or maybe even a Mini-ITX setup next time I build a new one, but even that next time could be a long way off, as my current 3 year-old hardware easily handles everything I throw at it without even breaking a sweat.

Comment Re:Way too many problems (Score 0) 74

I've had pretty much zero issues with Windows since Win7. I haven't seen a BSOD in years, things just work. The only time I see a Windows machine BSOD nowadays is when it encounters a genuine hardware problem like bad RAM or overheating. Funny how the author would put up will all those problems and still claim to love Arch Linux. I bet just a single one of those issues on a Windows machine and people here would be bitching about what a POS Windows is. Sorry, but my days of futzing with drivers and config files are long behind me. I use a computer for real work now.

Comment No, never, ever again. (Score 1) 426

After spending close to a decade developing websites that had to work in IE6, the very name Internet Explorer causes my heart to start racing, my fists to clench involuntarily, and a sudden urge to punch something. Oh, the thousands of hours I spent screaming at that POS as I watched it puke out some incomprehensible interpretation of my carefully crafted sytlesheets, dooming me to the torturous hell of browser hacks and removal of features. I really could are less how great IE11 is or what it looks like, I simply cannot bring myself to ever voluntarily use that browser ever again.

Comment Re:In other news... (Score 1) 157

Agreed. I also have an i7 Ivy and have zero complaints about performance. With 16GB of RAM and an SSD drive, I leave everything I use on a regular basis open all the time (Photoshop, Steam, Aptana, iTunes, and Firefox with numerous tabs opened). I just works, with no lag or hiccups.