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Comment Re:The retro bulbs look fantastic. (Score 1) 328

That's the problem I have. All of my exterior lights are X10-controlled. I would love to replace my ancient X10 modules and controllers, but the new tech is ridiculously over-priced. My 1984 computer had 64 KB of RAM and cost more than my current 16 GB PC. So why is the 30-years newer stuff so obscenely priced? Just to replace the X10 modules I have to control my Christmas lights would cost me close to a $1000. Nope.

Comment Re:My LED bulb didn't last! (Score 2) 328

Oh come on, are you that thick? They may not cost that much now, but a few years ago they sure did. Also, a few years ago all the ones I saw were marked as not dimmable. And after having problems with some CFLs (not all), I was reluctant to gamble on a $40 bulb. Now that they are much cheaper, I have purchased 2. We'll see how they go before I get any more. So, yeah, had I spent $40 on a bulb that was supposed to last years and had it die in 6 months, I would be very wary of the promises of LED lighting.

Comment Re:Model 100 (Score 1) 231

I was visiting San Luis Obispo, CA last week and saw a guy sitting in a coffee shop typing on a Model 100. I still have one in my garage. I need to see if it works (my dad left batteries in and they leaked). I new reporters who loved them: instant on, compact, quiet typing.

Comment Just say "no" (Score 1) 111

No thanks. Not going to try Fedora 16, ever. I am staying with Fedora 14 for the next few years. Maybe then I'll evaluate the state of desktop interfaces and see if anyone has come to their senses and stopped trying to foist some hipster-designed tablet interface on us. I have work to do with my computer, thank you very much, and that abomination known as Gnome Shell will not allow me to do it.

Comment Re:More time? (Score 1) 294

You need to be modded up to +100. I could not agree more. I plan on running Fedora 14 until long after its expiration date. I refuse to run that tablet interface known as Gnome Shell and I don't see a usable alternative right now.

You will get my Gnome 2 when you pry it from my cold dead hands.

Or something like that.

Comment Re:Clean Power (Score 1) 1049


Also, CFLs will not work with dimmers, nor fit in all enclosures, nor work with all lampshades. They are not a direct replacement for incandescent bulbs. I use CFLs where I can, but still need incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs also have similar problems with the added problem of the light tending to be too directional.

I'm all for a more efficient light bulb to replace the venerable incandescent bulb. CFLs are just not it.

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