I used to laugh at people who cared about shaving a few seconds off of boot time. I figured it was mostly for bragging rights. Now that I have a laptop with SSD I have changed my tune. The big difference comes when I have to change location. I used to put close the lid, or put the laptop to sleep, but all of that uses power and sometimes I don't know how long until I get a chance to resume working. This meant if something came up and it took me an hour to get back to work, I was nearly out of power.
Now that I can boot in 18 seconds, I am much more likely to simply turn the laptop off. This way, no matter how long it takes me to get around to working again, I always have plenty of battery life left. This is wonderful at busy airports!
So indentured servitude is what you really mean.
WTF? People burdened by student loans in this country would kill for a deal like that.
Not me! I paid off my loans in 18 months...Just thinking about paying them for 10 years makes me want to go suck a tail pipe. Of course I was very careful with how I paid for my education and spent most of my time at low-cost community colleges. Yes I attended more then one.
Apple has requested that no store be allowed to replicate various features, including "a clear glass storefront surrounded by a panelled facade" or an "oblong table with stools... set below video screens flush mounted on the back wall"."
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a very thoughtful reply indeed. It's little clues like that...
The percent sign comes after the number. 100%. It's little clues like that that make one alert to the fact the writer is a crank.
citation needed. I place it before the number because a percent is a decimal.
My only real complaint? When the console dies, it takes the entire system with it. Mine died, oh about a 2 months after I had the car. And it spent 15 days in the shop waiting for a replacement to come in.
Friend of mine's Ford died this same way too. Lucky the car was still under warrantee but he was without it for a weekend. It kind of makes me think about the used car market since that is all I buy. Someday I won't be able to buy a 10-year-old car on the cheap because while it may be mechanically sound, none of the controls will work.
See, not all of us own guns for revenge. I keep mine because I have read enough about the sick criminals that invade homes to know I don't want to feel the chill of knowing there is a stranger in my home who has entered with undoubtedly hostile intentions. I don't ever want to hurt a human or animal with my guns. But I will not hesitate to if I feel my or my loved one's safety is in danger. My house has been broken into before. If you have never gone thru that then you really do not understand how it makes you feel. Maybe there is a tinge of vengeance in my motives due to that experience but that is a reason I keep a loud shotgun. Any intruder that hears me rack that thing will likely run away and attempt to steal a clean pair of underwear elsewhere.