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Comment Until 'they' motivate me to do so (Score 1) 408

I usually by mid-grade systems and over the avg. lifespan of 3 years, I max memory and upgrade video cards from time to time.

There was nothing wrong with those systems when we decided to upgrade.

This last upgrade we switched to top of the line/best in class hardware and hope to resist the urge a little longer prior to upgrading.

I really notice very little performance upgrade this past 3 year cycle. What's really new?

So, until I can buy a nCore processor supported by applications and operating systems that will utilize them - I don't see the need for mid-grade consumers to upgrade.

Comment Re:Good for apple (Score 2, Informative) 1078

It is a known fact that driving 1 mile in an automobile produces more toxins than a lifetime* worth of heavy smoking. Conclusion of the report is that; In order for cigarette smokes to match the same amount of air pollution in the stated cities, it will require; (from report) * 33 millions cigarettes per person each year * 91,300 cigarettes per person each day * 3,810 cigarettes per person each hour * 64 cigarettes per person each minute

Comment Re:Explosions! (Score 3, Funny) 157

Actually, we've found that "making an example" has been the most effective security measure. Call a meeting - "Tom here has decided to do $INSERT_ENDUSER_STUPIDITY, so we're going to take this time to show you what happens.." Then you just grab a hammer and smash fingers. Some people puke others just turn in disgust - regardless we haven't had a user click a fishing email in over 2 years.

Submission + - Psystar Releases Software to Install OS X on PC (

inglishmayjer writes: From the article:
'Psystar Corporation will begin selling the software it uses to run OS X Snow Leopard on generic Intel hardware. Available for download directly from, the Rebel EFI suite allows users to easily install any OS on their computer. Available today, Rebel EFI allows machines with Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, i7 or Xeon Nehalem CPUs to install any modern operating system, including Mac's newest release of OS X. Users would simply download the new software from, burn it onto a CD and follow the onscreen instructions to easily install the OS.'

While some users have taken advantage of building their own hackintosh for a while now, this would seem as to increase the ease of use and general accessibility of OS X Snow Leopard on non-Apple hardware.

Comment Re:to be fair (Score 1) 136

I agree... obviously OP enjoys working harder. Personally, I like to save keystrokes. Why do the whole when chances are your browser opens to google anyway.

Neighborhood WiFi Security 328

picaro writes to tell us the New York Times has an interesting piece about the abundance of open wireless connections available due to the lack of the average user's knowledge. The article also takes a look at how the prevalent attitude is that tapping in to these connections does not equate to stealing and why still other may disagree. From the article: "Piggybacking, the usually unauthorized tapping into someone else's wireless Internet connection, is no longer the exclusive domain of pilfering computer geeks or shady hackers cruising for unguarded networks. Ordinarily upstanding people are tapping in. As they do, new sets of Internet behaviors are creeping into America's popular culture."
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Journal Journal: It's been too long..

Well here I am, over 2 years on /. and I am just now finding my way to the 'journal'. Let just see how this works. Plus, I'm sitting at work waiting for a meeting ... bwahah

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