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by grantmeaname
Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Yoga-like laptops
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Re: Yoga-like laptops

SWMBO uses a Yoga 2 that she got used about a year ago. It wasn't too heavily used - it seems to have been a desktop replacement, because there were only like ten battery cycles even though it was used by its last owner for over a year. She's pretty hard on laptops and its not showing any signs of w...
by grantmeaname
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bourbon?
Replies: 33
Views: 2792

Re: Bourbon?

Wild Turkey 101 is my go-to bourbon, but I've had everything else by Austin Nichols and like their other offerings just fine. The nicer ones (Rare Breed and Russell's Reserve) are barely any different to my taste so I don't think they're worth the premium, and I've been drinking 101 for so long that...
by grantmeaname
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New notebook in a few months
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: New notebook in a few months

If you are not keeping to a low budget this time take a look at the Sony Flip. They are about a $1000 and are Intel based. I've been keeping my eye on sales for one. Seems the best mix right now of Laptop and Tablet. I have the laptops that fold to tablet with the keyboard still exposed on the bott...
by grantmeaname
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I warned you all about internet connected appliances!
Replies: 12
Views: 2001

Re: I warned you all about internet connected appliances!

I for one welcome our new vacuum overlords.
by grantmeaname
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Urban Meyer putting the low in low-class
Replies: 5
Views: 4487

Re: Urban Meyer putting the low in low-class

Damn straight he should've thrown punches back. Punches do not belong on the football field. I agree, but punching back should be punished differently than surrounding a guy and punching him because you're a scumweasel. I'm not as convinced that punching back deserves an ejection even though it wou...
by grantmeaname
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Urban Meyer putting the low in low-class
Replies: 5
Views: 4487

Re: Urban Meyer putting the low in low-class

They were suspended for the remainder of the game, for one thing. For another, they only threw punches back , which is a pretty key point. Did you watch the game, and see the eight enormous dudes surrounding the 180-lb freshman, the three of them that punched him, and the one that ripped off his hel...
by grantmeaname
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 1993881

Re: dymt reloaded

I love Jagermeister. I enjoy the taste and don't really do the whole shots thing though, so my experience is not typical.
by grantmeaname
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 1993881

Re: dymt reloaded

Scotch does nothing to earn the price premium over bourbon in my opinion.
by grantmeaname
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: new MacBook Pro
Replies: 17
Views: 4763

Re: new MacBook Pro

Beelzebubba9 wrote:
Considering both MacBook Pros can be purchased with as much RAM as most laptops top out at (16GB), how much does this actually matter?

It 'actually matters' $170 because that's how much Apple gouges you for beyond the retail price of that 16GB (plus the amount you could sell the 4GB for, I guess).
by grantmeaname
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Looking for a 13" tablet
Replies: 26
Views: 9032

Re: Looking for a 13" tablet

What's your budget? Are you happy with any size?
by grantmeaname
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Windshield Cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 2873

Re: Windshield Cleaning

You just need a lot of newspaper. We go through a whole grocery store circular sometimes.
by grantmeaname
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Windshield Cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 2873

Re: Windshield Cleaning

I like vinegar and newspaper.
by grantmeaname
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Which tablet?
Replies: 25
Views: 5629

Re: Which tablet?

The iPad is more than "In". It's in because it's the most flawlessly executed device. It Just Works more often than any other tablet, and lets you stop having to worry about the fact that you're holding a computer in your hand. In a year of ownership I've never had the Nexus 7 fail to Jus...
by grantmeaname
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Reality Comes to Paradise - Valve Continued...
Replies: 37
Views: 6114

Re: Reality Comes to Paradise - Valve Continued...

They don't add much for me, either. But it's not like they took as much work to implement as a AAA title. He's presenting a false dichotomy.
by grantmeaname
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Reality Comes to Paradise - Valve Continued...
Replies: 37
Views: 6114

Re: Reality Comes to Paradise - Valve Continued...

MadManOriginal wrote:
We get stuff like 'Steam trading cards' (wtf?) rather than HL2 Ep3.

Why, exactly, is that a bad thing?
by grantmeaname
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Pet peeve - it's pronounced "herb" not "erb"
Replies: 153
Views: 12984

Re: Pet peeve - it's pronounced "herb" not "erb"

Either of those definitions is systematic. Maybe you missed the point?
by grantmeaname
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Pet peeve - it's pronounced "herb" not "erb"
Replies: 153
Views: 12984

Re: Pet peeve - it's pronounced "herb" not "erb"

DanZMan wrote:
Given the setting, I would have thought pronunciation-peeve topics would be more along the lines of the correct pronunciation of "GUI,"

Hard G. Deal with it.
by grantmeaname
Wed May 29, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3895
Views: 621274

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wild Turkey 101, neat. The old standby, it's a shame I'm at the end of this bottle.

I can't think of a better bourbon for anywhere near the price.
by grantmeaname
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Destructive ideology
Replies: 85
Views: 18321

Re: Destructive ideology

And corners of buildings.
by grantmeaname
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Destructive ideology
Replies: 85
Views: 18321

Re: Destructive ideology

Maybe if there were substantial content in your posts and behind your argument, you would rely on it instead of dozens of variations of "you're stupid".
by grantmeaname
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Destructive ideology
Replies: 85
Views: 18321

Re: Destructive ideology

Thanks for that brilliantly reasoned opinion. Have fun with your BSDSM, but know that the water's fine over here in Ubuntu too.
by grantmeaname
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Destructive ideology
Replies: 85
Views: 18321

Re: Destructive ideology

Considering you haven't actually provided any of your own personal information. Why don't you provide your own directly from your own computer. If you aren't willing to do that then really stop asking for me to give you my information. I didn't ask you to provide me with your Neopets account's pass...
by grantmeaname
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Destructive ideology
Replies: 85
Views: 18321

Re: Destructive ideology

It's not hard to see why Richard is upset. At least make it plain in the front what is happening. Still you can see why a lover of, and serious contributor, to *nix would be somewhat upset by the entire dumbing down process Again with this idea that user-friendliness is bad? I like hitting a single...
by grantmeaname
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Destructive ideology
Replies: 85
Views: 18321

Re: Destructive ideology

Yeah my data and I'm not giving you that. You don't have to believe me. You can completely believe that what they record is completely innocuous. It's your right to believe what you will. If it's standard practice, why has no other Ubuntu user noticed the problem? How anyone could think that's it's...
by grantmeaname
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Destructive ideology
Replies: 85
Views: 18321

Re: Destructive ideology

That being said. Canonical should have given the choice either before install or right after it. Before I moved over to Ubuntu-Gnome to get a stock G3 experience what pushed me there was stumbling onto what zeitgeist was recording on the regular Ubuntu iso. It records everything. No I'm not joking,...
by grantmeaname
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: I needed a new distro
Replies: 175
Views: 37124

Re: I needed a new distro

bthylafh wrote:
grantmeaname wrote:
PenGun wrote:
Debian to me is a no brain system that basically sets it's self up
Why is that a bad thing, exactly?
It gives you shorter e-peen.

That just means you have to by more hardware to be respected on the innertubes. And who here doesn't want that?
by grantmeaname
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Destructive ideology
Replies: 85
Views: 18321

Re: Destructive ideology

That being said. Canonical should have given the choice either before install or right after it. Before I moved over to Ubuntu-Gnome to get a stock G3 experience what pushed me there was stumbling onto what zeitgeist was recording on the regular Ubuntu iso. It records everything. No I'm not joking,...
by grantmeaname
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: I needed a new distro
Replies: 175
Views: 37124

Re: I needed a new distro

PenGun wrote:
Debian to me is a no brain system that basically sets it's self up

Why is that a bad thing, exactly?
by grantmeaname
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tax Refund purchases
Replies: 64
Views: 7096

Re: Tax Refund purchases

Sticking it in a CD could actually be a quite useful option. Then, the interest rates are better, you get the same "can't touch the money" factor, and you could get a 12 month CD, and cash it out at tax time. (Although, that requires having enough cash on hand to put a meaningful percenta...
by grantmeaname
Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tax Refund purchases
Replies: 64
Views: 7096

Re: Tax Refund purchases

This year I bought two months' rent with my tax return.
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