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Comment Re:Game balls (Score 4, Informative) 225

The problem originally wasn't related to inflation, it was about how well the balls were scuffed or "broken in". Teams wanted to be able to do that themselves, so that they knew they would be easier to grip. The league set standards allowing the ball to be inflated between 12.5 and 13.5 PSI, which doesn't allow a lot of room for "preference".

Comment Patriots (Score 2) 225

Roger Goodell is pretty well known for loving the Patriots, so it's very hard to believe that he would hire a biased research firm to prove there was cheating.. If anything I'd expect him to hire a firm which would prove there wasn't cheating!

Comment Re:My best advice: ***AVOID INKJETS*** !!! (Score 1) 381

I've never actually used it, but HP's new Officejet Pro X Series of ink based printers actually seem like a very good product! They print faster than most laser printers, lower cost per page (or so they claim), and from what I've seen you don't need to worry about ink drying out. They have minimal moving parts as well. I'm someone who has avoided ink for along time (have two color laser printers at home), but this is something worth looking at. They apparently are exclusive to CDW for now (according to our CDW rep in Feb.). Find one here

Our rep claimed the following:
- The ink wont smudge or run due to rapid drying pigment ink
- It prints 70 pages per minute which is in the Guinness book of world records (didn’t know they had a category for that)
- The cartridges will last for 9000 pages (black) and 6600 pages (color)
- It saves on power consumption because it doesn’t need to heat up like laser printers
- It has less parts that you will have to replace
- The biggest difference is it doesn’t have the ink cartridge that flies back and forth printing on the page. It has little ports that don’t move that apply the ink to the page

Comment Re:Movies (Score 1) 322

I picked movies for one practical reason. I've got a full time job plus a toddler, and I don't have enough time to regularly devote to most of these mediums. Earlier in my life I would have picked books or tv shows, but currently 2-3 hours is a great amount of time for me to spend. I do enjoy some audio books during my commute, but I watch movies more often.

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