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.
some what = some way
Yes, they look AWESOME, definitely.
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.
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.
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. =)
up for the thing ;P.
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.
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.
Well "pop4 proposal website" is at least one word more than "mostly harmless."
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.
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 :)
in that case the hardware total needed at least equals my yearly income. (if not more)
And yes, another 30% do matter.
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***
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?
me realy liked the guys who mounted the cpu to a aloy chimney. nice concept. The chimney effect almost makes coolers unneeded...
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.