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[#] Fri Jan 28 2011 12:25:36 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Our commuter railroads have either overhead power lines or a third rail. We use diesel for long distance rail, especially freight rail. Remember, we have much longer distances.

[#] Tue Mar 09 2010 19:47:52 EST from cellofellow @ Uncensored

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Trackballs are awesome for laptops indeed. I had an old Mac PowerBook once upon a time (like 15-10yrs ago) and it had the trackball. Didn't appreciate it for what it was then, as I was a young kid and simply envied all the people with newer laptops that had touchpads.

Still, I do agree a trackpoint, which is minimal in size and requires the least motion from the keyboard to access, is perfect for a netbook. I'm surprised Lenovo, with the ThinkPad line which is famous for trackpoints (among other things) hasn't put trackpoints in the IdeaPad line of netbooks. Ah, well.



[#] Wed Mar 31 2010 12:32:42 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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some what = some way

[#] Sat Mar 20 2010 12:13:22 EDT from cellofellow @ Uncensored

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Base OS is even Ubuntu, Windows costs extra.

Yes, they look AWESOME, definitely.

[#] Thu Apr 07 2011 09:15:16 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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I've been using them since 3 years now. First the original EEE-Pc 701, then the first Acer Aspire One.

Because of I've always been purchasing at the lower price border, mine didn't have bluetooth, it seems as if you can't get them without meanwhile.

for your profile i'd look at having an SSD instead of a HDD on purchase or replace the provided HDD.

There are some NBs around which have two card slots, so you can have one to pop in/out camera chips, and one to have constantly mounted.

also whether its polished Display or not is a thing to look at; you might just see you mirrored instead of the screen if you're outside in the Sun.

it seems as if some displays start to appear with 10" 1280x800, (namely the Acer aspire one 522 or the Linovo S33)  Which i'd say is a clear advance over the usual 1024x600.

It seems at least as if the Atoms are limited to 2G ram, mine had 512MB soldered, so one couldn't pop in the 2G thingabob, and now i've 1.5G inside.

Its quiet a hassle to access the RAM slot in the Aspires, since there is no access whole you need to unscrew them totaly, which is fiddly but possible.



[#] Wed Mar 03 2010 11:32:06 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I don't see how Apple can have a patent on multitouch, when a university came up with the idea.

So if Apple has a patent on the idea of using multitouch on a phone, that's crap. That's almost like patenting the idea of using a pencil as a wedge.

I get that people should defend patents... I'm suggesting Apple's patents in this area are rubbish.

[#] Mon Aug 30 2010 11:42:05 EDT from Sig @ Uncensored

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Well that's exactly it - suppose ... perhaps emacs *is* the perfect
environment for writing LISP code. Does the text editor suit the
developer, or the language being used? Eclipse for Java, emacs for
LISP, and vi for C? ;)

Nano for e-mail. =)

[#] Wed Feb 03 2010 00:35:22 EST from fireball @ Uncensored

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I know, it's all pretty fantastic the thought that I can take a few days away from electricity and have a library through the entire time. I wonder if there's a manga/comic reader hacked
up for the thing ;P.

[#] Thu Mar 11 2010 12:09:00 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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PS: I used to have a Toshiba Tecra 8100, it was the first one I got when I moved to NYC and it was awesome. I would definitely consider another Toshiba.

[#] Sat May 22 2010 16:36:46 EDT from rudolf @ Uncensored

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Does anyone know what store would sell a keyboard with an umlaut key? Having to leave the umlaut off certain Hochdeutsch words is offensive sometimes.



[#] Mon Feb 15 2010 20:20:07 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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And I'm watching the core temperature rise....

Oh ignore that. Most monitoring software has no idea about the true nature of the core temp calibrations, and gives you a heat alert far too early. The readout is not really degrees celsius or even degrees anything anymore, they have given up on that. The only thing Intel will guarantee is that their sensor readouts are good enough for regulating fan speed and, hopefully, preventing heat death.

[#] Wed Aug 11 2010 17:11:13 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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No shit. Hunh.
Well "pop4 proposal website" is at least one word more than "mostly harmless."

[#] Mon Aug 09 2010 22:35:30 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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I maintain a dialup account through Budget Dialup.... $6 for a 10-hour
block of internets at a blazing fast 56k, expires in a year. Got it
hooked up on my Palm, since I don't feel like paying verizon for a data
plan or any more than the $15/mo I pay for cellular service.
http://www.budgetdialup.com/

[#] Thu May 27 2010 15:00:09 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Most VoIP providers will let you port your landline number to them. Ace definitely will; I've done that with them before. You'll have to ask them if they have a way to port your number out from under a FiOS service without cancelling the service. I know they had a way to do that with DSL.

If you're moving, it might be easier to wait until then. Port your number to a new service, cancelling FiOS in the process, and then at your new location you can order service (either FiOS or Cable or whatever) and then bring your ATA along with you and plug it in -- poof, your old number is now at your new home.

Or move to my neighborhood and I'll share my bandwidth with you :)

[#] Mon Mar 22 2010 10:29:22 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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in that case the hardware total needed at least equals my yearly income. (if not more)

And yes, another 30% do matter.



[#] Thu Mar 25 2010 17:22:22 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Yea, thats why everybody uses fancy frameworks to abstract SQL
(regardless which language he uses)

*sigh* You missed something critical in the midst of your rant: the fact that people are building frameworks around it doesn't mean that it's too high level. It means it's ***not high level enough***

[#] Wed Apr 21 2010 11:19:06 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Does Mario make a cameo appearance in every movie? (In my house that would be a feature, not a bug.)_

[#] Mon Feb 14 2011 16:58:29 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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afaik they just have usual pata/sata interfaces. most probably sata interaces will be more common these days.

maybe a CF adaptor will suit your needs too?



[#] Wed Feb 17 2010 16:00:26 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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me realy liked the guys who mounted the cpu to a aloy chimney. nice concept. The chimney effect almost makes coolers unneeded...



[#] Wed Mar 31 2010 16:01:18 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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But that's not what I wanted to talk about.
I recently reached a milestone in my life. Since I was about 23 or so I've never run less than 2 machines, one for my use and one fo the websites I run and mail and whatever else. Well finally I consolidated, and I have everything on one big ass machine.
There are many downsides, but this is the way it's going to be for a while, and I think my most pressing problem is that I have no online machine to back this machine up to.
I used to rsync back and forth between the two. Now there's nowhere to rsync to.
This machine has raid0 via linux so it's not completely at risk, but I'd still like somewhere else to go.
so I was thinking the memorystick angle. I see you can buy a 64gig stick on ebay for about $20-$30. Is this reasonable or is this crap from china that will write once read never?

Or does anybody have a better idea? I've got about 36gig to back up at the moment.
Sad my whole online life fits in 36gig.

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