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Comment Re:Just what we need... (Score 2, Interesting) 309

I remember when I was in school and I wanted to run some RPGs but didn't have any of the books anymore.. I couldn't stand having PDFs so I figured I would start printing out the books, 3 hole punch them and put them in 3 ring binders. So I started with the core books and moved on to the supplements. I don't know how many pages I printed. Several thousand easy. The first page it printed was a cover page. The school started catching on to how much was being printed so they limited each print job to something like 20 pages.

I know my example is about printing and not copying, but I could see where it would help to deal with similar abuses.

Comment FreeNAS Box (Score 1) 609

I just recently set up a FreeNAS box. using an old p4 that I had laying around. Used a 100gb hard drive for the OS and installed 2tb hard drives in a RAID 1 array. I can use it to stream media or as a backup for my work. Cheap, easy and effective. I am looking at getting an Mini itx motherboard and setting up a 1u rack to save space using this idea.

Comment Re:Very true (Score 3, Interesting) 386

I completely agree. I feel that part of the problem is with programs like no child left behind and what not that basically says that all students have the capacity to go to college. This is something that I feel is flawed near completely. Some people are just better suited to working with their hands and there is nothing wrong with that.

These jobs are called trades for a reason. I personally feel that trade work is a great way to make a living or assist others. "Tell you what, I will fix your car if you can fix my computer" type of thing is something I have seen and been a part of many a time.

These are things that need to be encouraged in our society not discouraged by saying the only way to make a good living is with a college degree.

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