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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Until three weeks ago, my laptop (Vaio 505TR) was so loud I was embarrassed to bring it in public. Not so much for the steady noise, because you get used to white noise, but occasionally it would spin down then spin up again, and everybody around me would give me sidelong glances like they really wished I'd shut off my damn laptop.

    I finally broke down and bought a new HD, and a wireless USB mouse (to replace the finicky touchpad). What a difference. That, plus the improvements I got by replacing the 2.2 linux kernel with 2.4, make me feel like I have a brand new laptop.

    So- if anybody who's reading has a loud HD (for some reason, owners of older Vaios particularly report that their HDs seem to get louder with age- I don't know if it was Sony's choice to buy cheaper Fujitsu drives or what)- I can strongly recommend a new drive.

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    -DA [coder.com]