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    I see the HTPC device as not much more than a DVD...

    I see the HTPC device as not much more than a DVD player on steroids. With all the standards changing all the time, it's nice to have a device so versatile. That's why it should be viewed as an...
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    That's the thing with Ethics: yours are not mine...

    That's the thing with Ethics: yours are not mine (in a broad sense).

    Both points of view are valid...
  3. Thread: PC won't reboot

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    Yes, but with IDE it's simpler: disconnect the...

    Yes, but with IDE it's simpler: disconnect the drive and see if it works. I haven't seen Conner drives in years...AFAIK they've been "bought back" by Seagate (they were ex-Seagate employees if I...
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    I say Nowhere should get it, he got the animal...

    I say Nowhere should get it, he got the animal right :D
  5. beh, overall Omega is better, unless you play UT...

    beh, overall Omega is better, unless you play UT where ATi is better.

    Anyway, all results fall within the error margin...I'd probably stick with Ati's...
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    HTPC is a niche product. I don't think HP et al...

    HTPC is a niche product. I don't think HP et al know what they're doing just yet.

    IMO there's need for an HTPC to do the following:
    1/ play audio/video stuff (no, really?) in all possible formats...
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    It's just that sometimes SCSI problems can be a...

    It's just that sometimes SCSI problems can be a PITA to eliminate.

    You've got the various +/- compatible techs, then you have IDs, cable length, cable quality, termination, spin-up and whatnot,...
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    They've changed the process. Now you run it...

    They've changed the process.

    Now you run it and copy/paste a key in a box before going forward with it.

    I wonder how long THAT will hold...
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    Now you've given it away anyway, you should...

    Now you've given it away anyway, you should prolly post a new pic ;)
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    I'm using "official" info. You know...

    I'm using "official" info. You know administration... ;)
  11. My bad, I misread 500GB. (the 7K400 is not a...

    My bad, I misread 500GB.

    (the 7K400 is not a new design, it's a 7K250 with 5 platters, not 4).

    It comes down to this:
    1/higher areal density means more work for the electronics and motors....
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    You just wait for SAS and all SCSI quirks will...

    You just wait for SAS and all SCSI quirks will disappear ;)
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    Not here, DVB-T is FTA, mostly. You will need...

    Not here, DVB-T is FTA, mostly. You will need another receiver for the encrypted ones though, but as they make DVB-S CI PCI cards, I'm sure they'll make DVB-T CI cards too or they will add a card...
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    From what I understood, the PS3 is really...

    From what I understood, the PS3 is really expensive to produce. They'll probably cut some features, but I remember reading somewhere (so much for accuracy) that the cost of the chips would already...
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    You should take up scrapbooking. Zillions of...

    You should take up scrapbooking. Zillions of papers you can try this on :)

    I'm sure there's a math formula to derive the highest number of times you can fold a piece of paper based on its...
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    Rofl

    Rofl
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    Yeah, with a Cessna... :D

    Yeah, with a Cessna... :D
  18. Thread: The Mighty Mouse

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    I thought 2 buttons were required because of...

    I thought 2 buttons were required because of Windows' inferior interface design? :D
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    It's a WIP segment. I haven't found a satisfying...

    It's a WIP segment. I haven't found a satisfying solution just yet...HTPC is a nice idea, I just don't know how to have cable + DVB-T + DVB-S working fine together, plus DVD playback. I'll only miss...
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    It should be "NO NEXT GEN CONSOLE WILL COST MORE...

    It should be "NO NEXT GEN CONSOLE WILL COST MORE THAN $300" _IN THE US_. ;)

    Besides, I think the PS3 will retail for 349$.

    I don't think they'll go lower.
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    'Course it's a name ;) ...

    'Course it's a name ;)

    http://www.behindthename.com/php/view.php?name=stanley

    King George bay, Queen Charlotte bay, Eagle Passage, Carcass Island, Weddell Island, Port Stephens, Dunnose Head,...
  22. For ex.: AVG read service time 7K250 250GB ...

    For ex.:

    AVG read service time

    7K250 250GB 12.1ms
    7K400 400GB 12.7ms

    DM+9 160GB 13.0ms
    DM+9 200GB 13.5ms
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    Stanley being a name, I wonder whether it counts...

    Stanley being a name, I wonder whether it counts as life form? :)
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    Fox bay?

    Fox bay?
  25. Thread: OS war in 2006?

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    Given that they were at such a low figure,...

    Given that they were at such a low figure, numbers can only go up...or bye bye Apple.
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