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Comment Re:Point is you would not STOP paying (Score 1) 631

Where does that 1% cash back come from? Are the banks or Visa giving you that out of the kindness of their hearts? The merchant you just bought something from foots that bill. Guess what they do, they include enough mark-up in everything they sell to cover that. So ultimately you're getting 1% of your own money back. They bought your loyalty that easily...

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Journal Journal: Linux 2

I came to Linux relatively late. It is now only around 3 years ago that I decided to give it a try. There are a number of reasons why I didn't do it earlier. I was living with my parents and thus shared a machine with the rest of the family; I was into gaming and thus 'needed' Windows, etc. Well, better late than never I guess.


Submission + - Custom Built Computers

the eric conspiracy writes: For several years I've been buying custom barebones systems from Monarch Computer based on a recommendation I found on slashdot, and have been happy with the result. However in 2006 they really went downhill, and now appear to be out of business. So I am looking for suppliers whom I can go to for a computer where I can specify the motherboard, case, power supply, memory on a piece by piece basis, get feedback from the supplier as to whether these items would be a reliable combination, and have the supplier assemble the custom system and test it. The system may just be a motherboard and CPU, or it might be all the way to a complete package. Any suggestions?
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Journal Journal: No legal relief from spammers spoofing my domain name? 3

For a few years, spammers have been sending out spam pretending to be from my personal, vanity domain. I haven't seen many complaints recently, but it now costs me a considerable amount of time daily to delete hundreds of bounces from mail servers that don't recognized forged headers, etc. The recipients' mail filters are probably also down-rating my domain name as a result, too, further degrading the value of my domain name if I ever want to use it for a commercial venture. I am also concern


Submission + - How a school created a new computer lab for free

An anonymous reader writes: iSolemamba school is in Durban, South Africa. Like every other school on the planet, it needed a computer lab. Basic infrastructure costs were covered, but there wasn't much money left over to buy computer equipment. Now iSolemamba school has a working computer lab, with computers running the latest software and quality training materials." new_computer_lab_for_free

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