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I have polished off American Gods, plus a chapter of the next book.… - nil.enroll(aetheric_username, quantum_class_id)
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I have polished off American Gods, plus a chapter of the next book. Last night I spent a few hours on SL (the linux x86 binary client is coming along nicely) and then read a spot of two different things. I read a chapter into the third Brother Cadfael novel, and nearly finished up a Bab5 novel that cosmiclola tossed at me.

I am being drawn in by the foolish proposals of my evil banks and creditors (redundant? yes) and the nifty new technologies. My will is bending and my credit cards are being drawn towards Cupertino by the RDF and Core Duo (and Parallels and stuff like this). So, I cry out to you all to help me in this time of need .. I may want a MacBook, but it the wrong time to buy. I do not have the willpower to resist much longer, and they ship fast.

Failing that, if I'm looking at one hundred bucks a month for N months either way, should I get a perfectly decent black MacBook (2,136 + 500 = 2636) or a snazzy silver MacBook Pro (2,731 + 500 = 3231)**. Put another way: 26 months or 32 months ?

** Prices are from Apple Developer Store (see here), for which it costs 500 dollars to get that price once ($100 for currently enrolled students). Both machines have full RAM and s Applecare, iWork 06, and the Pro has the faster HDD.

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10dimensions From: 10dimensions Date: July 12th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
The Apple store at Lenox gives student discounts if you have your ID. Get the Pro.
techaholic From: techaholic Date: July 22nd, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)


there are still too many issues with the mactels. there is a significant issue with the batteries swelling under the extreme heat (enough to cook eggs, but not enough heat to cook bacon)causing damage to the case. wait until that problem is resolved before you buy. in the meantime, put that $100 a month into a sock drawer and use it when the time is right, to make a larger down payment and therefore much less money spent on interest. additionally, I owe you money. you should come threaten to break my legs or something.
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