This was explained above. I've actually been here since 1998 or so (maybe 1999, I don't actually remember).
Jeez youre posting stupid.
He or she also has a join date of 10 days ago, buyer beware indeed!
Actually, the computer that failed is back, and I can log in with the old account now (and I did post a few things on that account when I got the computer back), but I think I'll probably use this (the ¢ommon ¢ents) account going forward.