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Comment Re:Time to trade in my PCs? (Score 1) 485 485

There's a huge issue here with expense. Already games are incredibly expensive to make because the market simply won't pay for games that look like 3 guys at id wrote them.

It's so crazy now that only the really big boys who can throw millions on a title that won't be ready for 3+ years and may or may not break even, let alone make money.

Comment Re:LAN parties (Score 1) 497 497

In Canada, at least, we often install #12 wire w/ T-Slot receptacles in the kitchens because of a code rule that allows us to do counters with fewer circuits..

In that specific case, it's all about the money, as it's much cheaper to run a slightly larger wire than to pull an extra cable or two.

Comment Re:Stop raining on our OSS parade with your "facts (Score 1) 426 426

I wonder what kind of processor you have?

In chrome/youtube, Task manager was reporting 2-6% CPU for the highest chrome process.. total CPU use was around 16%.

That was while it was playing & downloading at the same time. Plus winamp running, azureus, etc etc etc

Comment Re:Don't worry BP ... (Score 1) 913 913


I can't speak for how BP cuts corners in their ocean drilling.. but as an industrial electrician in the submersible fields.. I can tell you without a doubt that BP has, by far, the most extensive safety program in place of any oil company we do contract work for.

They don't care how much it costs them, or how much longer it takes.. they are willing to foot the bill to ensure that their safety record is intact.

And no, I don't work directly for BP. We're a contracting company that does work for *many* producers.

Comment Well... It is (Score 1, Insightful) 325 325

Ok this is coming from someone who actually does download a good half the movies he watches.

It *is* theft. The movie was produced to make money.. and it is quite fair for them to expect that people won't just take it and not pay.

No matter how you water it down, you took something that you didn't pay for. If you can live with that choice, then fine.

But don't go around making up reasons why you're doing the world a favour by saying 'fuck you' to 'the man'.. You're only lying to yourself.

Comment Re:Sound better then 5/80 (Score 1) 1055 1055

Just because you work more than 40 hours a week doesn't mean your job sucks.

My company would revolt if we switched to a 40 hour work week.

As an electrician, we're mostly paid for what we know, not what we do and it's just too lucrative to work 10-12 hour days in the oil patch.

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to work.