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So, last time I was looking at laptops, you could customize the heck out of them. Now it looks like the vendors I've preferred in the past want to emulate Apple, making meaningful customizations a thing of the past. Since my biggest concern (if it won't run Linux, it's a toy, not a laptop) with laptops is high resolution (1920x1080 is what my 7 year old laptop does, so a resolution even that low is NOT an upgrade), do I have any real vendor-direct customization options, or is newegg product filtering (I'll swap hd/ssd and memory after market if the price is reasonable) the closest I'm going to find for that itch of getting the exact config I want?
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Well built yes. I just don't like most of what apple touches. Give me beige over apple style


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Why do parental controls only look at ESRB or MPAA ratings?  Can't we get metacritic scores added to the criteria?
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What part of "I don't run Windows" don't you understand?
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Every time I buy something for me to eat at Whole Foods, I'm reminded how much I miss Wild Oats.  Next time I should just splurge to the better food of 7-11.
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blame the stupid SA for tyupos
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When cycling, and you're in a packed group, don't be the idiot who slams on the brakes for no apparent reason.  I think I now remember why I like the less populated trails and roads, over the popular, over-used trails, and it only took the second outdoor ride of the season to remind me...
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No, but how many close calls in a single day would you handle before you got annoyed?
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After just a little Christmas shopping outside of the city, all I can say is that I'm glad I don't live in the suburbs, and don't plan on returning for some time...
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I am so glad that last time I purchased things, I went through local.amazon.com instead of Groupon...  I might hate Gnome now a days, but the principle of what Groupon is doing...  https://gnome.org/groupon/
"GNOME" has been a familiar name in software for the past 17 years, and a registered trademark since 2006. The GNOME project has been a staple desktop for GNU/Linux and BSD desktops. It was the default desktop for Sun Microsystems workstation class machines, continues to be the default desktop ...
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I still can't get over the news that Kenny G has relevance to something in current world events...
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That was a STINKY dog fart that Sage just let out...
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Well that PCI Nvidia GT 610 was a complete failure...  I either need to stay in lower res, or buy semi-recent hardware for the replacement DVR.
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Education
  • Purdue University
    Electical Engineering, 1992 - 1996
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UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator
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  • CenturyLink
    Senior Systems Administrator, 1993 - present
  • Apex Systems @ CenturyLink/Qwest
    Senior Systems Administrator, 2010 - 2013
  • HP/EDS @ Oracle/Sun
    Senior Systems Administrator, 2001 - 2010
  • jabber.com
    Systems Administrator, 2000 - 2001
  • Legato
    Systems Administrator, 1999 - 2000
  • Raytheon/Hughes
    Systems Administrator, 1996 - 1999
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The True Message Of Thanksgiving
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End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google
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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills bef

Free Stuff Times
www.freestufftimes.com

Free Stuff Times is the most updated Free stuff site on the internet! Freebies are posted all day long, including samples, stickers, coupon

We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | The White HouseInvestigate...
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Your Weekly Address · Speeches & Remarks · Press Briefings · Statements & Releases · White House Schedule · Presidential Actions · E

One Drug to Shrink All Tumors - ScienceNOW
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One Drug to Shrink All Tumors - ScienceNOW

Evolution of shells in Linux
www.ibm.com

Pointing and clicking is fine for most day-to-day computing tasks, but to really take advantage of the strengths of Linux over other environ

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
www.smbc-comics.com

News: September 16, 2012. Holy hell, that was the end of my hand. Discuss this comic in the forum. September 15, 2012. GRAPH JOKE! Discuss t

Failbook: The Better Edward
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Click for more epic fails, videos, and wins. (Share this post and make someone ROFL!)

Geeks.com - Computer parts, Laptop computers, Desktop computers, Compute...
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Your Source for the Best Deals on the Net; Save on Computer Parts, Computer Hardware, Laptop Computers, Desktop Computers and More with Fast

The Addams Family A New Musical Comedy | Official Tour Site | Home
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Charles Addams' weird and wonderful family comes to devilish life as a new musical comedy. Now on tour. Official site. Buy tickets for a cit

The Addams Family A New Musical Comedy | Official Site
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Charles Addams' weird and wonderful family comes to devilish life as a new musical comedy. Now on Broadway and Tour. Official site. Buy Tick

Hitler and Cloud Computing Security
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Hitler learns a painful lesson about Cloud Computing security.

Hitler and Cloud Computing Security
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Hitler learns a painful lesson about Cloud Computing security.

Deals.Woot : One Community, Every Deal (SM)
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HP Pavilion P7 Desktop with 8GB Ram and 1.5TB Drive. $499.99. + $5.00 shipping. These little mushroom things are just divine! Don't you

Amazon.com: The Kindle Daily Deal
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Amazon.com: The Kindle Daily Deal

Lemon Tart Recipe & Video - Joyofbaking.com *Tested Recipe*
www.joyofbaking.com

This Lemon Tart has a buttery shortbread crust, a creamy lemon filling, and lovely swirls of whipped cream on top. Absolutely Delicious. Wit

Penny Arcade - Just Wow!
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Close. Penny Arcade. Comic; Archive; Forum; Store; PATV; PA Presents; PA Scholarship. Book Sale. The Trenches. Fruit Friend. A30 Headsets. B

Calif. same-sex marriage ban violates Constitution, appeals court finds ...
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California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Tuesday.

Homegrown solutions: The good and the bad
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One size fits all is a bad idea for IT -- so we have to find new ways to split the difference between build and buy

Dexter
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The Dexter Cloud is now available to you for FREE!!!!Everything from Dexter news, Dexter Videos, Dexter Shop and more. A simple app dedicate

Barry was great. I found him to be extremely helpful, and he actually seemed to care about what I needed. A locksmith isn't something I'd normally think twice about, but I'm definitely saving Barry's number for next time I need any locksmith services.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Whenever I deal with Applewood, I know that the jobs is going to be done right, or they'll make things right. I asked for an appointment online, and received a call within a few minutes (competitors took days to return my online service request, if they ever responded). Applewood's customer service kept me in the loop as to when the technician would arrive, and offered to send me pictures and a bio of the tech so I'd be sure of who I was opening my door was really from them. When Bob showed up, he knew what he was talking about, unlike the two previous competitors my girlfriend called first. More importantly, Bob was willing to take the time to explain the situation to me in terms I could understand, without making me feel like he was talking down to me. When the problem he fixed turned out to not be the primary problem (though it would have been a problem in the future, and he did admit that he was worried the more expensive fix was needed at the time), Applewood sent Bob back out the next day, and credited the cost of the first visit to the more costly service. Any other plumber that I've worked with would have made me eat both costs. If this isn't enough, Applewood takes the time to check up on the service after the job's done, just to make sure that it was done right. To matters even better, scheduling someone to work on your problem is extremely easy, and Applewood works around your schedule. The fact that I normally get home at 6pm wasn't a problem: even the next day. The bigger job is decided upon on Friday: no problem, someone was available to install Saturday or Sunday, at whatever time & day I preferred. The prices Applewood quotes are a quite a bit higher than what I otherwise expect. I know from previous experiences with Applewood that they aren't who you call if you want to take a chance and get the cheapest service. They're the folks you call if you want the service done right.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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