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Living Room / Re: The Greatest Graphic Novel of All Time: Watchmen
« on: March 06, 2009, 07:40 PM »
Watchmen is definitely the best of all time.  I too bought the books at Forbidden Planet.  I really learned what comics could be from that book.  I've read a lot of stuff, but nothing holds a candle to Watchmen. 

This is a product of a fundamental belief that if you let the rich get rich enough the money will "trickle down" to everyone else.  It hasn't worked anywhere in the world.  Wealth concentration begets wealth concentration, not dispersal.  Its a failed policy that's left the US with the greatest income disparity in the Western world.

As long as we (meaning Americans) judge our success by how the top 5% of our population lives we'll stay in this trap forever.

Living Room / Re: Why I Avoid Apple Products
« on: March 06, 2009, 07:31 PM »
I love the $2,599 model with 8 gb hard drive.

I avoid Apple because of the closed ecosystem.  I want to know that I'll have some backwards compatibility and that I can replace and upgrade the hardware as needed.

Besides, if you're not in design or advertising who really is using a Mac for work?  Everyone acts like Mac is taking over when they still don't have even 15% of the world market.

Only in the twisted Macworld is 9.61% marketshare dominance.

As I said to my wife when I persuaded her to sell Apple a couple of years ago, they're not a computer company, they're a consumer electronics company. BIG DIFFERENCE.

I use Everything.  Its simple to use, fast and runs on a usb key.

Living Room / Re: Have you used IE 8?
« on: January 29, 2009, 07:29 AM »
I've used IE 8 beta on my laptop and its been "O.K." not great, not bad, and definitely not anything I would dump Firefox for.

I'm going to download the latest version and start playing with it this weekend.

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