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Although I don't object to email regarding THS topics or complaints about my acerbic personality, I do object to completely unrelated and off-topic email (aka: lewd and perverse). So, as of now, I will no longer accept email. If you have inquiries or something to say, post it in the appropriate Forum / thread.

Also, after four years of supporting THS (paying member), I do not / will not support the new THS owners or their advertising policies by paying to be a member...

My Horoscope for 1/13/05. I couldn't have said it any better...

"Those who know and love you are never surprised at what tumbles from between your lips. So when you begin spouting off even a bit more bluntly than usual over the next couple of days -- which is really saying something, for you -- if you're with the usual suspects, no one will blink an eyelash. But if you're with folks who aren't used to your rather frank and direct style? At least offer to escort them to a cab when you're done speaking your mind. It's only fair."

Although it's difficult to purchase PCs, automobiles or electronic equipment without it having components from China, here are some reasons NOT to buy anything from there:

It's a communist country.
The large companies/corporations are government owned.
It is one of the two top greenhouse gas polluters in the world.
Counterfeit software / piracy, counterfeit music / piracy and counterfeit movies / piracy.
Much of the SPAM that clogs the internet comes from China.
Many of the Internet worms/viruses come from China.

The poor quality resounds in electronics produced there. Note the complaints in the Electronics Forum...

I live in: United States

First registered on September 30, 2001 .