I've been begging for a mac pro at work. So I got a new computer, but it wasn't a mac. Dammit. I don't even need the new one, I just wanted a mac. They got me a 30" screen and 96GB of RAM with 8 cores (I run heavy computational stuff, and I code a lot of it in MPI). I guess I shouldn't complain, but I didn't really need the horsepower. We have a 400 core cluster for that. On the other hand, I guess this could be a polite way of saying "stop using cluster resources for your experimental R&D stuff when there's paid work to be done".