An Adventure In Buying Home Audio Speakers
originally posted: 2014-12-19 23:43:22
True story: up until five years ago all I ever had were cheap all-in-one stereos that came bundled with speakers. It was all I could afford. Oh, how I dreamed of owning an expensive "component stereo"! That's where you have a separate receiver, turntable, tape deck, eight track, and speakers—gosh, maybe even a subwoofer!
Finally in September 2009 I took the plunge and bought a component stereo. But by then you didn't need all those...
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The 2014 Lenovo X1 Carbon: Lenovo Giveth, And Lenovo Taketh Away
originally posted: 2014-06-19 16:57:13
If I could stand using trackpads I'd probably buy Apple laptops. Apple laptops have amazing build quality. And since they sell so many of them, an enormous ecosystem has emerged behind them—they get lots of neat peripherals, and you can get them fixed anywhere. Sadly I hate trackpads—my laptop mouse control of choice is the little rubber joystick mouse.
So I only buy Thinkpad laptops. Thinkpads also have excellent build quality, and tend to run Linux...
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