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"Why would anyone prefer to wield a weapon that takes both hands at once, when they could use a lighter (and obviously superior) weapon that allows you to wield multiple ones at a time, and thus supports multi-paradigm carnage?"
The 512GB model is $1750! I would imagine, what, the 1T version to be $4K or more. Good lord, that seems absurd to spend that money when there are a lot of cheaper ways to go. Seems more like something you'd want in a James Bond career.
I have had no problems with it, and the reviewers that gave 1 star seem to not be very good with technology.
The drive needs a lot of power to operate, and a USB 2.0 port won't provide it. I still can't figure out how people can think a device made for USB 3.0 will work full speed and with no errors in a USB 2.0 or even a (GASP) USB 1.0 port! (I know people who have computers with USB 1.0 Ports, and they say 'Upgrade? There are newer versions?' and wonder why Windows 7 won't run on their 10+ Year old machine.)
Nice! I have a 64GB SSD that I use to hold a VM of my development environment, otherwise, I just use "redundancy" between a couple computers as a backup for A/V stuff and a remote SVN server for everything else.
So now we can infect all of the machines we have access to with billions of trojans and viri all at once!
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I'll have to start that series. The logo is quite interesting. Reminds me of a Celtic knot[^] and the Triquetra[^]. My wife has made a number of stain glass patterns employing those kind of designs, hence my familiarity.
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I remember starting that series years and years ago - unfortunately, Jordan dragged it on and on and on, far past the point where he should have wrapped it all off. The problem was, it always felt incredibly derivative:
Rand al Thor - Paul Atreides
Aes Sedai - Bene Geserit
Invasion of Trollocs - hello, does Helms Deep mean anything?
Band of friends off on different adventures - Hobbits
And so on.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
Remember that scene in the Hobbit book where the mountain sized men made of rock were fighting for some unexplained reason and throwing skyscraper sized boulders at each other? Me either, but luckily it's in the new movie.
They actually talk about them in the book but they extended it for the movie.
There they were sheltering under a hanging rock for the night, and he lay beneath a blanket and shook from head to toe. When he peeped out in the lightning-flashes, he saw that across the valley the stone-giants were out and were hurling rocks at one another for a. game, and catching them, and tossing them down into the darkness where they smashed among the trees far below, or splintered into little bits with a bang. [...] They could hear the giants guffawing and shouting all over the mountainsides. [...] "This won't do at all!" said Thorin. "If we don't get blown off or drowned, or struck by lightning, we shall be picked up by some giant and kicked sky-high for a football." [...] As they passed under the arch, it was good to hear the wind and the rain outside instead of all about them, and to feel safe from the giants and their rocks. The Hobbit, Chapter Four, Over Hill and Under Hill
I've really enjoyed the series. Book 11 was hard going. Every character you wanted to hear about was hardly mentioned. The rest were trying to find new way to make everything take forever. I thought 12 and 13 were excellent.
I'm in that boat too. But I don't find the Song of Ice and Fire books to be nearly as interesting so the waiting isn't difficult. At the end of each of those books I kept thinking the story was getting worse and didn't care if I read another. Then a new one would come out and I'd eventually give it another go.
I have always stayed clear of starting Wheel of Time, I have learnt a lesson don't read on the way to work as you will miss your destination. I once got engrossed missed my Stop and ended up in Didcott (I was supposed to get out at Bristol!)