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Comment Re: Other than Brother... (Score 1) 387

I had a fleet of HP 8150s and 9000s that were solid laser printers. Multiple millions of pages across 50+ devices, even in public use areas (where users are a lot less gentle with clearing paper jams). 35k pages with an aftermarket high-capacity jumbo cartridge for $50-$100 (depending on model). Remanufactured fusers (often exceeding their 300k page lifetimes) and other consumables were plentiful and dirt cheap. Can't tell you how many "modern" HP LaserJets I repaired as favors for other departments that would have worn gear boxes, fusers ripping through their lifetime too quickly, etc. The printer division of HP thoroughly ruined their own reputation. And don't even get me started about the Xerox ColorCube... Plastic gearboxes on plastic studs mounted to a plastic frame.

Comment Re:Like their customer service... (Score 1) 134

As the sole beta tester, I'm sure this customer will have a much better technical support experience than the average customer. Aww, who am I kidding? They'll route her support calls through the seven layers of hell just like everyone else. I'd love to see the numbers on a fiber deploy to a single household...

Comment I can breathe easier now... (Score 1) 484

"Although Sam's Club no longer sells "The Brick Bible," the book is still available through a number of online retailers."

This sentence from TFA might give people the wrong impression that Sam's Club is the sole, omnipotent Super-Mega shop in the United States. I'm glad to know that I can still get my suggestive Lego books from any one of a couple thousand other retailers.

Kind of ironic that Wal-Mart (a corporation that often makes sales arguments based on religious overtones) would be willing to censor a book that is a direct interpretation of religious literature. I shutter to think what their reaction will be if someone decides to ink an uncensored graphic novel based on the Bible...

It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Tech Support - Hall of Shame

An anonymous reader writes: The folks over at PC Pitstop are sharing a recording of a less than stellar Gateway Tech Support call. The call itself is enlightening. The discussion that has ensued on the PC Pitstop Tech Talk forum (apparently involving other Gateway technicians) is down right entertaining.

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