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Comment Re:Totota problems..... (Score 1) 1146

It was out of warrenty, but was a major design flaw. (Toyota issued a recall due to this issue about a week after it happened to her car.) Currently there is class action lawsuit about the flaw. She had just checked the oil levels a few days before, but because the flaw was in an oil line that burst during driving, the oil all leaked out before she knew what had happened.

Comment Totota problems..... (Score 2, Interesting) 1146

A friend of mine just had her toyotas engine die because a cheap $20 hose was prone to failure, When it failed, the oil all leaked out WITHOUT the oil light coming on. This issue has occured for quite a few people with the Toyota Avalons (though almost all the ones with this issue were made in the same year)

Comment Re:See ya! (Score 2, Funny) 458

Id hire him in a second if i was a major software company in a big building. He could be the window washer on the side of the building where people throw pennies off the roof. Of course the elevator control system will run linux and the $699 license fee will come out of his (minimum wage) pay. Also the pennies thrown off the side count as tips! :D

Comment Re:What's the Difference Between a Computer Salesm (Score 1) 650

Yea I saw that too. I went to a hardware store and bought a spool of 1000ft of plenum rated cable (required by the fire code for the house i was wiring, only way to run cable from the attic was through cold air returns, and runs 2-3x more than normal cable) for the same price BestBuy wanted for 100ft of regular cable

Comment Re:Why televisions, though? (Score 2, Informative) 265

The water heater dosnt consume the most energy, If thats the case, why does the apartment building I live in use 30 therms of gas/month in may-october (water heaters for all apartments and cooking for 2 of the 3, and the shared clothes dryer) and ~150/month therms average in nov-apr when the heat is on. I wouldnt call that most of the energy.

Comment Re:What about their business plan? (Score 1) 198

maybe its "This asteroid that wont destroy the earth but will destroy a sizable chunk of land is headed for earth. Whatever country that pays us the least amount of money (in %age of GDP) is going to get it. this will be a blind auction, cash only, upfront. (if multiple countries bit the same amount we will redirect more asteroids) Muhahahahahaha!

Comment Dosnt surprise me. (Score 3, Informative) 442

With my experience with the quality and stability of their games, this does not surprise me in the least. I used to work for a cyber cafe. EA games made up about 30% of our titles and 25% of the playtime, but 95% of crashes occurred while an EA game was being played. also many times patches for EA games broke them, A problem we rarely had with non EA titles.

Comment Re:1984 (Score 1) 646

I had it as an optional book on one class on the ethics of technology (You got to pick from 8, and one of those was 1984) It would have been a real problem if i was taking that class and it got deleted while i had electronic notes referring to the file.

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