Horray! More curry pakis chime in. American here, love my job, its creative so its guaranteed not to get outsourced to the browns any time soon. I just wish you guys wouldnt stand so close to me until you learn to bathe!
I develop on linux, usually daemon code for network services, and I enjoy my macbooks, iMac and iPhone. I have no need for an iPad but I think its a cool device. Fortunately for me $99/year to sign my own code and sign other peoples code isn't exactly that bad.
I admit that its your business, and totally agree (adblocker here of course), but I cannot stand this juvenile 'subscription to access the internet' mentality as an entitlement. You have bandwidth, not even guaranteed bandwidth. I doesn't net you anything other than an ability to pull stuff down. If a site wanted to block you for running your adblocker, its their right.
Yea I remember RAQ2, probably the worst iteration of the R5000 cpu. My R5000s all had heatsinks, they were also almost 10 years before the underpowered RAQ2. RAQ2 was great if you had a hobbiest webserver, but those of us actually crunching data were much better suited with UltraSPARC or x86....