Cant go wrong with something like this
I just use a roku box and plex media server
The biggest issue is just that people look at this a security measure at all. Its just for easy access and preventing pocket dialing or the casual unwanted access to the same strength as a pin but faster access.
I mean finger prints in general make for a poor security control on there own.
Whats something you take everywhere, leave on every thing you touch and never changes. (if that were your sales pitch for security I doubt you'd have many takers)
@Toxeia: Some laptops are easier then others to upgrade cpus, I just replaced the entire motherboard in my laptop.... which also included swapping the cpu to the new board and that was a full tear down, but I had an older core 2 duo Dell ispiron laptop that the entire heatsink assembly was removable from a single panel on the underside and I definitely took advantage of that to update the cpu (I also had forgot to update the bios and had to start over but at least it was only one panel and a heat sink)
IMHO Acer and HP home model laptops in my experience tend to be the worst tear downs
I wish I had a little tripod for my Iphone id of recorded the motherboard swap on my Dell XPS l502x (not recommending that series to anyone total garbage, I couldnt even watch youtube videos on my laptop at higher then 2fps, Dell wanted to blame drivers but I wasnt having any of that so I self service replaced the board and the laptop works like the day I got it easy proof the software was perfectly fine. I also have 1 more of this same series laptop on my desk right now with a bad gpu that crashes every time optimus switches to it.
This really is the perfect Ryan moment for me and How I will always remember him
@dubs: Is the hardware all exactly the same?
and do you have a little onboard speaker? to listen for possible beep codes?
@unmighty: My Older brother used one to quit smoking and has successfully done so, He seemed to think they worked well for that purpose
Use good name brand batteries in it and you would probably get off with a simple explanation.
Actualy this has been getting alot of attention in IRC. Personaly I was going to buy a ps4 but had hoped xbox was going to meet people in the middle, like optional always on or offline mode tied to your account so that you could use disc based authentication or install to the drive and have the family sharing, and treat offline mode to online mode changes that way they treat name changes.
Edit: well scratch that just read this tidbit about the sharing plan
When your family member accesses any of your games, they’re placed into a special demo mode. This demo mode in most cases would be the full game with a 15-45 minute timer and in some cases an hour. This allowed the person to play the game, get familiar with it then make a purchase if they wanted to. When the time limit was up they would automatically be prompted to the Marketplace so that they may order it if liked the game.
Now I just want Microsoft to go eat a dick.
@Leptok: USB audio adapters are their own sound card, hell they even work in a ps3 as crazy as that is
@coopdegra: Hmm yes it doesnt have the really obscure security bits like http://www.amazon.com/Steel-3-8mm-Screwdriver-Security-Nintendo-Games/dp/B000F8GWH2
Id suggest getting the ifixit kit still and then the ones its missing buy individually, may result in picking up those missing pieces in a better quality version.
@johndeere97: DC jacks in dell laptops (depending on the model) are quite easy to replace, you can find a replacement on ebay for about $15 give or take and maybe an hours labour. I replaced the DC jack in a dell vostro a couple weeks ago and had removed one from a 6 year old inspiron hoping it would be a proper replacement (it was not) in under 15 minutes. Dell laptops come apart with little effort and teardown guides for all models are available on the dell support website.
@cowgod: I suspect your best bet would be one of the higher end ifixit kits, http://www.ifixit.com/Tools
Specioficaly this set http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Pro-Tech-Toolkit/IF145-072
I wouldnt day one purchase any new console... too many unknowns (red ring comes to mind)
@Toxeia: I posted the link today because I was using it to grab an old copy of office 2007 for a reload. So its relevant for many microsoft software resources. But I'm glad you highlighted the relevant windows 8 info I didnt even read that far into the windows 8 stuff. infact I may spin a blog around this resource as it saved me several hours today
I know this is super late coming but Really if you guys need legit download links for microsoft software you can get the direct digital river links from here. http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft
I am still Amazed you have managed to lock up these videos with Chris, I mean you'd think everyone would have been trying to.
Incredible, How did you manage to get an exclusive video with Chris?
@spartanman1222: Im with you, All I want for channels besides the basics are like, sci-fi, discovery, cartoon network and disney xd and maybe food. But each of those channels are in there own seperate theme pack at $10 a piece. f that