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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    That's great! Just keep making posts like that and you'll be a part of the forum in no time.
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    Yesterday, 12:52 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    For what it's worth they tell me my test results were great. I guess I answered the questions acceptably.
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    05-21-2017, 10:23 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    I get the impression they're pretty desperate / not rolling in potential candidates. However it's apparently their standard practice / policy. ...
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    05-21-2017, 05:06 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    So I just got done taking some odd online test as part of the process of getting a new job. It was like a personality test combined with a math and...
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    05-20-2017, 11:58 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread NAS Drive in Computers
    Lightweight! What redundancy are you using this time around? You're only after 20TB? I was thinking of something like 10 of them in RAID-6, as...
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    05-20-2017, 08:35 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread NAS Drive in Computers
    Since when is 4 drives a stack? Especially by ddrueding standards. :roll:
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    05-19-2017, 03:13 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread NAS Drive in Computers
    Which model and how much were they each?
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    05-17-2017, 03:18 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    About 25 minutes here to go 18 miles and that's counting the 5 minute walk from the parking garage to the office. I work somewhat odd hours to avoid...
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    05-16-2017, 08:35 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    Sure, but this particular eBay seller basically has the lowest prices on the CDs to start with...
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    05-16-2017, 08:19 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread NAS Drive in Computers
    I've seen the SAS Enterprise version for $420 too. I don't see why someone would try to save $20 and get a significantly lower MTBF and a slightly...
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    05-16-2017, 04:27 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    So eBay is nice and slimy. A seller I'm looking to buy a number of used CDs from has a buy one get one 10% off promotion. So of course eBay...
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    05-16-2017, 01:03 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread NAS Drive in Computers
    Is there a 10TB consumer grade drive that isn't shingled?
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    05-15-2017, 02:55 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    I think he probably needs a horse instead of a bike. More environmentally friendly and carbon neutral.
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    05-15-2017, 02:50 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread NAS Drive in Computers
    They all seem rather expensive. Like $400+ for a 10TB Enterprise grade one.
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    05-13-2017, 08:59 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    Are there signs that you're losing fluid? Like juicy components? Brake fluid on the wheels? Replacing rotors and pads is a pretty easy DIY fix,...
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    05-10-2017, 01:28 PM
    I was thinking similar to you before, but the video chipset is not on the CPU in that generation of CPU.
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    05-10-2017, 10:54 AM
    Hmm... sounds like the motherboard might be bad or the video chipset is though I'm not entirely sure why it's sensitive to differences in the power...
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    05-09-2017, 07:38 PM
    It looks like I have 59.5" from the concrete to the bottom of the quasi rack I have hanging from the floor joists. I would guess that even with the...
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    05-09-2017, 03:30 PM
    That'd be cool, thanks. Like you, I'd want to use the casters.
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    05-09-2017, 03:25 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    So I'm in the midst of my first really bad buying experience on eBay. The seller listed the item as "New other" with the claim that the box had been...
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    05-09-2017, 03:17 PM
    Thanks for the reply. I'll need to measure how much height I can accommodate where I'm thinking to put it (or something like it).
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    05-09-2017, 02:51 PM
    Looks nice. Very tempting to get the same thing for my collection of goodies in the basement. Is the top really 50" off the floor when assembled?
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    05-08-2017, 08:34 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread question Where'd the X79 motherboards go? in Computers
    I may have two E5-2690v2 CPUs in route to me. I unexpectedly won an eBay auction for a pair. I thought for sure my snipe was going to be too low to...
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    05-08-2017, 07:55 PM
    How's it behave with a Linux Live DVD/USB?
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    05-08-2017, 07:40 AM
    Have you cleaned it (as in made sure there isn't a layer of dust / grime coating everything) and reseated all the cards, RAM, connectors, etc?
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    05-08-2017, 07:29 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Windows 10 in Computers
    Those darn USB flash drives!!! Just a reactor?
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    05-08-2017, 07:28 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Cycling in Pub & Brewery
    Is that like riding a Lazy Susan?
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    05-05-2017, 01:39 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Windows 10 in Computers
    Why would you use Windows 10 for that? Windows 7 or 8.1 would be a better choice.
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    05-04-2017, 07:35 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    I've been a few times. It's very pretty at night in some parts of the city. Especially if it's very hazy. The buildings just glow from the LED...
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    05-04-2017, 02:38 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Windows 10 in Computers
    Not exactly, but the computer it is installed on turns into a pumpkin.
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  1. Fritzy is out of his mind if he thinks eliminating dealers will cause higher sell prices allowing the dealers to make more money and requiring less support from GM.

    It would also be more believable had they targeted underperforming dealers, but we all know some crappy dealers were left open and good dealers were closed. The decision of whole to close and who not to close seems to have been made by some other criteria determined by the Obama administration and Fritzy is just parroting the talking points given to him with the list of which dealers they were going to close.
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    "But cost savings are not the only reason restructuring the dealer network is so important. GM's success over the long haul - which U.S. taxpayers are invested in - will depend in no small part on a healthy, strong and profitable dealer network that can provide the industry's best customer service and enhance the image of our four remaining brands: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. Dealers who underperform simply cannot provide these benefits to our customers. GM's remaining dealerships will be better positioned to keep their current GM customers, while aggressively marketing to take sales from competitors."
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    "Second, the dealer network reductions will also save an estimated $415 million per year in structural cost savings - items like local advertising assistance, service and training, and information technology systems. These savings amount to about $180,000-per-closed dealer. In total, the dealer restructuring should result in approximate savings of over $2.5 billion per year, or over $1.1 million per closed dealer on an annual basis.
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    Answer: The testimony that Fritz Henderson gave on June 12, 2009 before the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee for Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce provides good background information to help in answering this question:


    "...A focused dealer network will reduce costs for GM in a very meaningful way at a time when every dollar is precious. These cost savings come in two categories.

    "First of all, a right-sized dealer network centered around strong dealers will allow us to drastically reduce, and in some case eliminate, many direct dealer support programs - programs such as the incentives paid to the dealer, factory wholesale floorplan support, and the one percent market support for each vehicle. The reductions in direct dealer support will result in annual savings of over $2 billion annually - or about $928,000 per closed dealer.
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    I think I saw something on the site where you were wondering why GM wants to close dealerships. Here's some info.


    "How do I convince people who ask why GM has to let dealerships go--they don't cost GM anything?"

    Full question (sent in during the July 13 employee webchat with Fritz Henderson): I struggle to effectively convince people when they ask why GM has to let dealerships go - they don't cost GM anything. Can we republish some talking points to help us tell this story?
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