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Comment Re:When you don't have as much, buy for durability (Score 1) 410

My mid-year 2007 iMac is on its third logic board. And I ain't the only one:

Apple replaced it twice under AppleCare, but that has run out. Seems likely it will blow again in less than a year. I highly doubt I'll be buying another Mac. I didn't pay "the Apple premium" for hardware to die this quickly, this often.

Comment Re:is "delete" really an option? (Score 1) 249

Negatives: I got to touch base with high school friends, It was impossible to sort though all the crap that came in, I was constantly ignoring this and that, I started unfriending people who posted too much shit to get shit from them for unfriending them. It started arguments with my family when I didn't want to friend them or I friended them and ignored them. I lost real life friends because facebook allowed me to learn more about their personalities then I ever really wanted to know. I got into real life arguments because I didn't check or respond to a facebook status.

I wish I had moderation points... the experience the parent describes is identical to mine, and the precise reason I got off Facebook. It is so much easier to tell people "I'm not on Facebook" than it was to deal with the drama.

Comment Re:No first person shooters? (Score 2, Insightful) 366

No first person shooters? Are the scouts aware that they actually offer a merit badge in SHOOTING.

I'm the last person to depend Scouting (they've really gone off the deep end in recent years), but I should at least point out that the Rifle Shooting merit badge significantly emphasizes gun safety and appropriate use. I remember my own experiences from scout camp as a kid where they were hyper-vigilant about safety, only using guns for target practice, and so on. Again, I'm not defending Scouting in general or guns in particular, but there is a big difference between learning how to shoot targets with a rifle (with a high emphasis placed on safety and understanding of the dangers) and shooting up aliens in a first-person shooter.


Submission + - Mulberry Mail is now open source (

Vultan writes: Mulberry Mail has been around for a number of years, but it became free (as in beer) a while back when Cyrusoft stopped marketing it and let its developer, Cyrus Daboo, take ownership of it. Daboo has just announced that Mulberry Mail is now open source under the Apache 2 license. Mulberry is a remarkably full-featured and mature piece of software: it should provide some interesting competition for Thunderbird.
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Submission + - Best Place to Sell Used Computer Equipment?

pkcs11 writes: "I have been trying to sell a PC I recently bought from Dell. I was a mac user prior and thought a pimped-out PC might be just as useful as a mac....needless to say I was wrong. The problem is, I listed it on Craigslist but only got 419 Scammer responses. I listed it on eBay but found more 419 Scammers and no serious bidders.
Is there a site that specializes in re-selling (or auctioning) PCs where good results are the norm?

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