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Comment Re:A true American (Score 1) 999

Sales tax is not included on the Apple US site as it varies state-by-state :) The actual cost of the iPad 2 in Germany from the Apple store is EUR 335,29 (ie EUR 399 after tax).

Zwischensumme 335,29 €
Kostenfreie Lieferung 0,00 €
Mehrwertsteuer 63,71 €
Gesamtbetrag 399,00 €

versus

Cart subtotal $499
Free Shipping $0
Estimated Tax $30
Order Total $529

For delivery to a Detroit-metropolitan area ZIP code. Oddly, though the iPad 2 is listed for USD 399, I couldn't actually find out how to buy one of those, the basic price being 499 USD instead. Hope this clears up the confusion!

Comment I got one after hearing about them on Slashdot! (Score 1) 266

Back in April I read a recommendation on a thread on here about these monitors. I wish I could find the thread to give proper credit, but I didn't do such crazy tricks as emailing myself or bookmarking it. Firefox history search needs to work more like Gmail. Whoever it was, thanks, it's a really nice monitor! Good brightness, excellent colour reproduction, decent resolution. Reasonable size too :P The only complaint I have is a slight buzzing when displaying mostly-white content (eg this thread). It's practically inaudible though.

If anyone is interested, I bought through bigclothcraft on eBay. No affiliation, just a good price and very helpful in their communications!

Comment Re:Can't believe no one has mentioned ... (Score 1) 204

... Nethack without spoilers. Without spoilers, not sure how you'd beat this.

That being said, I regret having the spoilers and forever depriving myself of the chance to do it. Is there any other nethack like game that would provide the same level of challenge?

Read up-thread: ADOM. There are many rougelikes that qualify. Angband is more slash-y. Dungeons of Dredmor is more modern. Take your pick!

Comment Re:Latency rears its head again (Score 1) 477

I recently downloaded your rather interesting looking calculator, and so given your comment I tried it and must say it loads up pretty snappily! I was going to attribute this to it being read off an SSD, but it's actually on a rather old fragmented drive. So don't sweat it too much :)

PS After a little play, it seems like the calculator is in fact very nifty. Kudos!

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