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Some Apple iMacs "Assembled In America"

holden caufield Re:Assembled in USA, not America - Big difference! (279 comments)

Let's hope it means "in the United States of America" and not some town in a faraway land named "usa" that they've chose to capitalize the letters.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: GNU/Linux Laptops?

holden caufield Re:Not a troll but.... (708 comments)

Even if the system is out of warranty, I'd still recommend giving Apple a call (or if you're near an Apple Store, schedule an appointment at the Genuis Bar) and see what the outcome is. I've heard of many stories, and had some experiences myself of Apple repairing stuff for free or very little cost on out-of-warranty machines.

One last tip, if you do bring the machine in, have your girlfriend explain simply and honestly what has happened to her Mac Pro. Your sarcasm in your post makes me think she'd draw more sympathy than you.

more than 3 years ago

Preserving Memories of a Loved One?

holden caufield Re:Thoughts. (527 comments)

I definitely agree with the AC here. Before I say anymore, I'll preface the rest of my comments with extending my sympathies for the situation you find yourselves in, as well as to suggest I have no real experience with anything remotely similar, so my advice is meant in good faith.

That being said, I recommend taking a few minutes to listen to the "This American Life" episode where a mother dying of a terminal disease left letters for her young daughter to be read annually. From the story's description, "At first the letters were comforting, but as time went on, they had much more complicated effects."

You can stream the episode from http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/401/parent-trap (I'm recommending the "Letter Day Saint" act 1 story).

more than 4 years ago

Nine Words From Science Which Originated In Science Fiction

holden caufield Grok? (433 comments)

That one seems to have entered the popular lexicon.

more than 5 years ago

Lars Ulrich Pirates His Own Album

holden caufield It's time for the RIAA to go after Lars (672 comments)

Just like John Fogerty was sued for writing songs that sounded too much like songs written by...John Fogerty

more than 5 years ago

I would install the following technology in my current/future children:

holden caufield Re:kidnapped or abused? (549 comments)

How about this: Violence begets violence, and therefore you shouldn't perpetuate the cycle?

Or, would you rather that your child is beaten by their spouse, regardless of how successful they become? Oh, wait, in your mind, it's easier to for them to be the one doing the smackin' around...

more than 5 years ago

Logitech Makes 1 Billionth Mouse

holden caufield Re:Toothpicks? (456 comments)


more than 6 years ago


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