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Comment Re:I'd take a bigger cut than that (Score 1) 615

This is not a bad plan. Keep in mind, if you spend 330 days / 365 days out of the US you get a 92K tax deduction. If you can find a cheap place to live, with decent internets (Thailand comes to mind, although I don't know how good the internet is) you could save a lot of money.,,id=97130,00.html,,id=96968,00.html


Comment Re:Business laptop (Score 1) 898

I second this.

If on a budget, peruse ebay for a D630 or D430. They can be had for $300 or less. They are dated but if you're not playing games or running VMs or anything intense, they are fine. There are tons of accessories for the D-series that are super cheap as well. RAM is cheap, replacement batteries are cheap and I think docking stations are at your local Goodwill.

Look for auctions with service tags and check the warranties. If there is any factory warranty left, buy that one and for a bit of money you can get another year added. Dell's warranty is pretty good. I RMAed a D630 and got a E6400 back fairly recently.

Comment Re:30MPG 1952 MG Convertible (Score 3, Interesting) 397

"On the other hand, it also weighs twice as much as the MG and handles like it, so good luck avoiding an accident that he could."

The Corolla probably handles better. See this article about an autocross race between an 2003 Honda Odyssey, a 60's Porsche 356 and a 60's Jag XKE.


Comment Re:Nothing new (Score 2, Insightful) 152

No, not displacement behavior.

Admittedly I was harsh, and overly so. I wouldn't normally say anything, but I guess not today.

The problem is, I don't see the inadequate dick thing as a joke anymore, because it's what a lot of people think, and they are serious about it. It happens on the web and in real life. I personally have been and seen other men accused of having a small pecker in casual conversation, mostly by women, when talking about traditionally masculine things like the aforementioned fast cars and firearms. I know girls that swear up and down they can tell a man's size by his car and other things like that. Most girls will tell you the same thing about a guy who has a lot of muscles. On the other hand, if I decide a girl's a slut based off her clothes, I'm an asshole even if I am right.

Even more aggravating are other men who subscribe to the same compensation rhetoric, basically selling themselves out.

Also, emasculation in general seems to be accepted by the general public as perfectly fine. If I was to liken too many shoes to insecurity of women, or something along those lines, I would be skewered. If my friends wife wears too much make up, and as a 'joke' I said she looks like a hooker, hell would break loose, and rightly so. If that same women made a 'joke' about my dick in any fashion it's not only perfectly acceptable, but I have to sit and take it, otherwise be accused of proving that she is right.

I'm not going to sit and take it anymore. From now on I am going to call people on it because it's a stereotype that needs to die. It's fucked up that men can't enjoy certain stuff without being accused of 'compensating'.

Not everything is about dicks, that's the point I was trying to make.

Comment Re:Nothing new (Score 0, Flamebait) 152

This is 'insightful'? It's 'insightful' to stereotype and emasculate now?

Why is it that anytime anyone around here talks about guns or fast/expensive/nice/old automobiles someone trots out the old 'penis enhancement' crap?

This bullshit is right up there with 'No girls on the internet' and 'virgin nerd in mom's basement' things that people USED TO say in a semi-serious manner. Now these things are used as jokes simply because they are so dumb.

The medicine cabinet full of Viagra is fairly new though. So not only does this person have a little penis it doesn't even work properly? All because he has a shotgun?

Hell, this crap is even spouted when people talk about spending money on a fast computer. One would think that talking about building a fast machine would be safe here on this site, but nope, someone usually talks shit about someone's dick.

Here's a clue to you and everyone like you. It is possible, and probable, to like things based on factors having NOTHING to do with anyone's penis. I understand that the concept of liking shit without penile influence is pure insanity, but believe me, it happens.

I submit that the people who perpetuate this crap are the people with the small dick. Or maybe they just ARE dicks. I don't know, I can't keep it straight. I will just assume both.

Ha ha, "I can't keep it straight". Perhaps the GP will let me have some of those boner pills?

Since I disagree with you, it is probable that I have a small dick as well. I probably like stuff that you probably don't care for so there's another indicator. Even worse, I like big guns and tough cars, so the likelihood of even detecting my dick is sparse. Since I am being an ass in this comment one can also assume that not even Viagra works for my useless pecker. My penis is fucking hopeless.


Fuck you and fuck your object based stereotyping and emasculation.

Comment Re:The steady slide to Police State continues (Score 1) 1123

Mod parent up.

I live in Kuwait and I hear what happens on that show just from scanning the radio on the way to work. I commute for 30 minutes each way, so in an hour window per day, four days a week, I must hear about it at least twice each week.

If I can't get away from hearing about american idol in Kuwait, where can I? Where can anyone?


Comment Re:The angle. (Score 1) 439

You actually made my point.

The point was that the whole plan was to be a white box vendor from the onset. The whole hackintosh thing would be a way to get their name into people's minds.

What I am saying is that mindshare is what they were going for from the beginning. Any new vanilla box company would kill for any kind of brand recognition.

Comment The angle. (Score 1) 439

A lot of people questioned Psystar's motivation considering that dogs could tell you that Apple would sue the shit out them.

Could this whole debacle be just a publicity stunt to launch a company that ends up selling vanilla Windows systems?


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