Thursday, September 21, 2006

It's been 4 months, time for a fresh motherboard

I love the design of my laptop. It's an HP DV1000. It's light and portable, has media buttons, and is ergonomic set up. The only problem I have with it is the fact that it loves to fry mother boards. Not cool. I was looking at online forums regarding t his issue and it appears to be a known issue. I received the computer last summer in July. Since then, I've gone through 3 motherboards. Not cool. They were under warranty for the first 2 times this happened. Having no choice I sent it in and received it back in about a week. Now it's no longer under warranty. I spoke with the HP tech to get a price for repair. I originally paid about $725 for it. Anyone want to guess how much it would cost to repair? $728!! My laptop is totaled.


Friday, September 15, 2006

It's about time

The World Health Organization finally figured out that DDT is the most effective pesticide for fighting malaria.

It only took them three million deaths to figure that one out. Here's a little moral math for you hippies out there:

3 million people > a few bird eggs.

Not to mention when applied properly, DDT has been determined completely safe to the environment too. It's too bad that the knee-jerk reaction to chemicals is to ban them and not export them when mis-use damages the environment.