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Comment For the younger techs? (Score 1) 146

The easiest way to improve efficiency for the younger IT crowd is to take their smartphone away.

That way their thumbs can be used on a keyboard instead of in IM's.

Smartphones waste more time than smoke breaks do. I smile every time a tapatalker gets walked out.

Comment Good for HP! (Score 1) 273

I hope the loss in revenue from high cost countries will be beneficial to them as low cost countries will be the only one buying HP.

I've certainly decided to never buy HP again.

It's amazing to think about the stupidity of killing off rich markets in order to gain an initial profit before you're forced to sell your product to more poorer markets.

It'll be interesting to see how much they end up selling printer ink for in Somalia.

Comment Re:Class-Action time? (Score 1) 268

no mod points, so I'll just clap.

Yep - people who aren't printing photos all the time need to stop buying inkjets. They dry up, they are expensive, and the cheap cost of the printer is following the razor model of give away the expensive part and overcharge for the refillable.

I have two printers, one a BW brother laser that I use for quantity printing, and a HP m177 laser that does the color printing. I can not have to print anything for two months, and then have a non ink dried copy pop out on demand.

The brother cost me 60 bucks, the m177 cost me 144 bucks. I couldn't be happier.

Comment Re:A-10 for the Win (Score 4, Interesting) 502

The a-10 is my favorite weapons platform. The AC 130 is my second favorite.

My favorite jet is the SR-71.

I'm hoping that we haven't learned yet what replaced the SR-71 , cause if it's just satellites and the x-37b - my childhood awe of a jet traveling over 2000 mph will be crushed.

My fingers are crossed that the aurora is really an asset. That would make my inner child very happy.

Comment Cost (Score 1) 177

Above is the poo pickup cost which punishes all owners - but seriously - you pay the cop to forensically get poo. then pay the lab to DNA type the poo, then Search for poo matches.

Is that cheaper than just paying a few people to walk around and pick up garbage, clean up bird shit, scrape gum, and get rid of dog poo?

Comment About as long as it took me to get my trip to the (Score 1) 114

I took the shuttle to the moonbase yesterday - It's a good thing that in 1999 the nuclear dump didn't blow up and send the moon hurtling off into deep space like the tv showed me in the 70's.

I think we're a bit behind on terraforming tho. I just wish the cost of plutonium fuel for my Underwater home reactor would drop, cause wow, it's still unobtanium.

Now, where's my food pills that contain everything I need to survive without having to actually eat - they have to be around here somewhere.... Damned old age...

Nonsense. Space is blue and birds fly through it. -- Heisenberg