Author Topic: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind  (Read 137212 times)

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Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #330 on: November 04, 2014, 03:38:44 PM »
I had a Pentium 4-E Prescott which was really something of a bohemeth -- a complex design that used a lot of power for marginal gains.  It was still top of the line when released, though.  I looked to upgrade it to a faster processor or Pentium D dualcore, which used the same architecture, but the benefits weren't really worth it.  Instead I got a cheap AsRock crossover board on eBay so that I could use a Core 2 processor with my old memory, drives, and video card.  Mine's actually a quad core and its performance has been pretty good, but the board only holds 2 gigs of RAM which is limiting me more and more.  The Core 2 were a simpler design than the P4s, but much more efficient.  A 2 GHz Core 2 would probably outperform a P4 that was closer to 3 GHz -- I don't remember the spread so that might be a bit exaggerated, but it was dramatic.

did you check to see if it can hold more than 2GB with a BIOS update?

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #331 on: November 05, 2014, 05:48:42 PM »
did you check to see if it can hold more than 2GB with a BIOS update?

Genius!  The specifications do say it only supports 2 GB system memory, and I was going under the assumption I could only use 1 GB RAM modules, but doing some quick searching it appears others have managed to get a pair of 2GB sticks working.  Looks like there could be stability issues though.  It seems to require a third party hacked BIOS.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - Dirtboxes?
« Reply #332 on: November 15, 2014, 09:49:13 PM »
Leo Laporte commented on this at the top of his show today. American cellphone uuid, & gps locations gathered by airplanes:
http://m.wsj.com/articles/americans-cellphones-targeted-in-secret-u-s-spy-program-1415917533?


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #333 on: November 16, 2014, 10:49:49 PM »
I built a standing desk from an IKEA Lack coffee table and some shelving units.  Total cost: $20 approximately.  Much less than "real" standing desks that start at $600 from what I've seen.



Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #335 on: November 17, 2014, 08:56:59 AM »
Software that lets you simultaneously snap photos from two linked cameras.

http://www.stereomaker.net/galleries/tega2/indexe.htm

"As well as numerous features for 2D photography, SDM allows you take highly synchronised stereo photos using certain Canon compact cameras."


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #337 on: November 17, 2014, 06:38:08 PM »
So is Google Wallet

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #338 on: November 17, 2014, 06:53:49 PM »
I built a standing desk from an IKEA Lack coffee table and some shelving units.  Total cost: $20 approximately.  Much less than "real" standing desks that start at $600 from what I've seen.

Yeah but you have to stand whilst at your computer.

How do you ...... you know .... when your looking at lovely horses and the mood takes you?

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #339 on: November 17, 2014, 07:22:13 PM »
Yeah but you have to stand whilst at your computer.

How do you ...... you know .... when your looking at lovely horses and the mood takes you?

Optional desktop mounted fleshlight attachment.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #340 on: November 17, 2014, 07:25:05 PM »
Optional desktop mounted fleshlight attachment.
the pressed particle board desk will not take that abuse. come to think of it, the particle board desk may not hold up against light typing ...

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #341 on: November 17, 2014, 07:26:54 PM »
Optional desktop mounted fleshlight attachment.

I will never sit down at a computer again.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #342 on: November 17, 2014, 07:28:18 PM »
the pressed particle board desk will not take that abuse. come to think of it, the particle board desk may not hold up against light typing ...

Then it definitely won't stand up to b_dubb's thumping key strokes. *

* Listen to any GabCast for proof.

Love you b_dubb.  :-*


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #343 on: November 17, 2014, 07:32:22 PM »
I built a standing desk from an IKEA Lack coffee table and some shelving units.  Total cost: $20 approximately.  Much less than "real" standing desks that start at $600 from what I've seen.

I want one!   ;D

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #344 on: November 17, 2014, 08:04:52 PM »
My thunderous typing is most likely the result of the plastic folding desk that I've been using.  It's basically hollow and that likely is why there's so much noise.  I've been looking for a replacement.  My preference is something simple.  Basically just a narrow table. 

My apologies.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #345 on: November 17, 2014, 09:45:10 PM »
My thunderous typing is most likely the result of the plastic folding desk that I've been using.  It's basically hollow and that likely is why there's so much noise.  I've been looking for a replacement.  My preference is something simple.  Basically just a narrow table. 

My apologies.

No need to apologize. I like it. Eddie's the typing too loud nazi. Love you too eddie.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #346 on: November 18, 2014, 12:03:32 AM »
I built a standing desk from an IKEA Lack coffee table and some shelving units.  Total cost: $20 approximately.  Much less than "real" standing desks that start at $600 from what I've seen.

Very nice. Make sure to get a shock absorbing mat to stand on. For me, I can only take about 3 hours of stand/work until my knees start to act up.

http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-881BL/Mats/2-x-3-Black-Anti-Fatigue-Mat-5-8-thick?pricode=WY682&gadtype=pla&id=H-881BL&gclid=Cj0KEQiA1qajBRC_6MO49cqDxbYBEiQAiCl5_DlTBCYabtJ00pJgB7AanVkCHHsT-9H092BoCCS8HJ8aAmD18P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #347 on: November 18, 2014, 12:07:34 AM »
May I ask why you guys are preferring to stand than sit? Is it back soreness related? Ergonomic issues? Have you considered sitting on one of those fit balls?


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #348 on: November 18, 2014, 12:10:26 AM »
Have you considered sitting on one of those fit balls?


I balance a fit ball on my head to improve posture and strengthen neck muscles while working.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #349 on: November 18, 2014, 12:11:16 AM »
I balance a fit ball on my head to improve posture and strengthen neck muscles while working.
You're a seal? How do you type?

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #350 on: November 18, 2014, 12:22:52 AM »
May I ask why you guys are preferring to stand than sit? Is it back soreness related? Ergonomic issues? Have you considered sitting on one of those fit balls?



I am more energetic standing than sitting, standing burns more calories than sitting, and I don't want to sit all day while I work.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #351 on: November 18, 2014, 12:30:47 AM »
You're a seal? How do you type?
I usually just nod or shake my head. The crowd loves it.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #352 on: November 18, 2014, 11:29:52 PM »
Finally, a way to get the babes, while repellng them at the same time.


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #353 on: November 21, 2014, 01:35:27 PM »

microsoft employs robotic security guards

http://www.dailydot.com/technology/microsoft-robot-security-guards/


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and yes thats a BSOD



Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #356 on: November 21, 2014, 04:16:11 PM »

can't wait to see where this goes.

It's a google project so I am pretty sure it won't be abandoned and later used for patent lawsuits.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #357 on: November 22, 2014, 12:35:03 AM »
Finally, a way to get the babes, while repellng them at the same time.

Here's the pic I  thought I posted...



Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #359 on: November 22, 2014, 04:57:44 AM »
http://www.wired.com/2014/04/google-project-ara/

modular phone

Saw this in the comments section:

Quote
10 PRINT OMG WE ARE SO OLD
20 GOTO 10


 ;D