As part of our ongoing efforts to improve forum performance, we will be migrating to new servers within the week (perhaps on the weekend). Once we finalize the actual date and time, a notice will be posted here at least 4 hours prior to "go time". We expect a fairly long maintenance period of approximately 1-2 hours during the move.
The move to new servers is happening tonight at somewhere around 1amMIDNIGHT EST. There will be a significant period of downtime (30 minutes to 2 hours). Wish us luck!
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Being in the market for a netbook, I went to Best Buy and found the Eee PC 1000HE I had been thinking about picking up. When I told the sales person (the manager in this case) I would like to buy one, he handed me a Geek Squad "New Computer Setup" contract with a huge list of services on it. I told him I wouldn't require any services, I just wanted to buy the netbook, he informed me that I must fill out the blank contract with my information and sign at the bottom of the form. I told him again I was just trying to buy the netbook and wouldn't sign a blank services contract, making the analogy of not having to sign a contract stating I didn't want any "undercoating" on a new car that I might be purchasing. I was told "no laptop leaves the store without having one of the contracts signed". So I left, went across the street, and bought the netbook at Target. They didn't ask me for any personal information or make me sign any blank contracts. Can anyone tell me what this business practice accomplishes for Best Buy? Do people really sign blank contracts and include all of their personal information? I feel that this is similar to shopping at Radio Shack "back in the day" when you had to jerk off in a cup just to buy an eight pack of AA batteries.
Also, technical content, has anyone thrown Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 on this model? Any problems besides the one official issue noted on the Ubuntu website (sound recording stutters when pulseaudio is running)?
EDIT: I'm not affiliated with, nor have any interests in, Best Buy or Target. Just a consumer.
Back in the day, bucko, we just had an A and a B button... and we liked it.