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  • On Fri, 29 May 2015, 8:47pm PDT in Why do we celebrate rising house prices, swebb said:

    CaptainShuddup says

    A house is only an investment if you paid cash for it. Interest will eat up any appreciation there might be in 20 or 30 years mortgage if you're looking for a serious nest egg.

    Usually IWOG gets here first, or when he doesn't I can stand to wait for him to get around to responding. This time I can't.

    You are a fucking idiot.

  • On Thu, 28 May 2015, 10:43pm PDT in I Love OS X and Hate Macs, swebb said:

    I say buy a MBP. I don't agree that having an iPad makes it OK for your computer to be fixed to a single location. Of course I don't have an iPad and I don't think it would replace a normal computer for more than half of what I do. Yes they are harder to work on...but what do you plan to do to it? My 3 year old MBP is pretty straightforward to open up and add ram or replace a hard drive. If you spill shit on the keyboard, yes, you are in for a long repair session...

    If you insist on tethering your PC to a desk, the mini isn't a bad option, really...again, I don't see a lot of need for opening up computers these days, so that aspect doesn't bother me. I have a mini, too...I like it. It's not the fastest machine in the world, but it's not often that it really matters for me.

    Or why not buy the iMac that you said was good.

    My days of tearing out pages from Computer Shopper and piecing together a BAMFER are behind me, so I don't share your interest in the hackintosh route. Buy the MBP and enjoy it. It's pretty nice.

  • On Fri, 22 May 2015, 5:15pm PDT in Reading Age, swebb said:

    As for the Waldorf/Steiner philosophy, I think a lot of the practices are good and appealing, but others not so much...the underpinnings are coo coo for cocoa puffs. (I've put 2 kids through 2 years each of Waldorf pre-school/kindergarten, FWIW) The older one didn't get any reading instruction at Waldorf, but blossomed in public kidnergarten...At age 9 she has read more books than I have in 4 decades.

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