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  • VooDooPC mentioned you in ChefSteps Announces Joule Immersion Circulator

    @HeadNodShy said:

    Holy shit, Gabe Newell at 1:31!

    From Youtube comment from ChefSteps: "ChefSteps is privately funded, initially by the founders, then with a loan from Gabe Newell, a ChefSteps supporter and community member. We would not be who we are without Gabe. :)"

    In real life Gabe Newell would have stabbed that guy with one of his hundreds of knives!

  • HeadNodShy commented on ChefSteps Announces Joule Immersion Circulator

    Holy shit, Gabe Newell at 1:31!

    From Youtube comment from ChefSteps: "ChefSteps is privately funded, initially by the founders, then with a loan from Gabe Newell, a ChefSteps supporter and community member. We would not be who we are without Gabe. :)"

  • Leonick mentioned you in In Brief: Adam On The Moth Radio Hour

    @HeadNodShy: Not entirely true. That's what the download link on the podcast's website will direct you to (fairly sensible, being the most used podcast player/directory) but it's not the only way to get it. For starters it'll probably be in just about any other podcast player as well.

    Don't usually listen to podcasts? Head here http://cdn.themoth.prx.org/moth-podcast-319-moth-radio-hour-1417.mp3

    That's a direct link to the podcast, grabbed it from their RSS feed which is linked at the top right of their page.

    Enjoy.

  • will mentioned you in Article Font Doesn't Follow Convention on Rest of Site

    @kim_a: @HeadNodShy: I submitted a bug. Not sure what the problem is. Have you guys tried clearing your cache or doing a hard refresh on the page?

    @kim_a: is that Safari on Mac, I assume?

  • kallekilponen mentioned you in How To Pick a Basic Lock

    @HeadNodShy: You can find your closest retailer here. (Or judging from your avatar, here.)

    Or it seems you can order one online if you'd like. Here's one example.

  • kim_a mentioned you in Living with Photography: DSLR Defeated

    @HeadNodShy: Nice. Fingers crossed for an appearance by Brian Cox.

  • rcath mentioned you in Welding Goggles Augment Reality with One Hundred Million to One Contrast Ratio

    @HeadNodShy: I thought this all seemed familiar.

  • ant1war mentioned you in Welding Goggles Augment Reality with One Hundred Million to One Contrast Ratio

    @HeadNodShy: I was sure I'd seen this here before

  • WesleyFenlon mentioned you in Tested: How to Buy a Cheap 27-Inch Monitor from Korea

    @HeadNodShy: From what I've read, you're almost guaranteed not to get a stable overclock to 120Hz with any of the monitors. The Catleaps were the best for overclocking, and it seemed like some of the earlier ones were better at it than ones sold more recently. Kinda luck of the draw, and even the better ones I think rarely hit 120Hz. See this thread for more.

  • Rallier mentioned you in Razer Announces Revised Death Adder Mouse

    @HeadNodShy said:

    @Rallier: Is there anything in particular that makes it seem like an "x-treme" design? One of the reasons I got this over another RAT or the MX518 was that it was a lot more understated. Plus I can turn off all the lights to make it more modest (at least to me).

    The lights, neon green logo and the sharp edges. Some are not that bad though, you being able to turn of the lights is new to me and that definitely is a neat feature.

    I once had to use one of the Razor "pro gaming" keyboards that had lighted letters. Impossible to read the letters during daytime and eye blinding when it was dark.

  • PillClinton mentioned you in Razer Announces Revised Death Adder Mouse

    @HeadNodShy: Yeah, one of the main things that drew me to the Deathadder over some other contenders was the simple understated design. The black edition's even better; no LEDs at all!

  • RustySpoon mentioned you in Cake or Pie?

    @HeadNodShy: A maple sugar pie?? And people say Americans are crazy!

  • Conmused mentioned you in new nexus 4- race to the bottom?

    @HeadNodShy: I would kill for a $35 unlimited plan. I don't travel at all.

  • Vitor mentioned you in Finalising my Desktop build

    @HeadNodShy said:

    @Vitor said:

    I will be partnering the SSD with a HDD and have already cut it from the V4 256GB version which was £112 to the M4 128GB version which is only £77. It did seem like overkill and the M4 is twice as fast.

    As for the DVDRW, does that usually come with cables or should I buy the cables in the 'frequently bought with' section of Amazon? It's only another £2 or so so I've put it in my basket just in case.

    This is my first time doing this so I really want to make sure I get it right, thanks for the help!

    Don't worry about overkill, I have a pair of 240GB SSDs in RAID 0. I use it mostly so I can swap games in an out and see the performance benefit from it. If you think the 128GB better fits your needs, then go for it.

    The power supply you have will have enough of those SATA power connectors so you shouldn't have to worry there. As for SATA data cables, you should have enough from the new SSD, HDD and the case to satisfy that need (if a cable wasn't included already with the optical drive.

    Let us know if you have any more questions :)

    Thanks, appreciate the help!

    I'll order it later tonight. Means it won't arrive for sure by tomorrow but I can wait another day. Still, first proper desktop build is pretty exciting.

  • Vitor mentioned you in Finalising my Desktop build

    @HeadNodShy said:

    If you don't intend to overclock, you could save a couple bucks (10 from what I can tell) by buying the locked version.

    Are you partnering that SSD with a hard drive? Would you even need it (the extra hard drive space for movies/music)?

    Everything else looks good to me.

    I might overclock further down the line. Might as well spend £10 and have that option.

    I will be partnering the SSD with a HDD and have already cut it from the V4 256GB version which was £112 to the M4 128GB version which is only £77. It did seem like overkill and the M4 is twice as fast.

    As for the DVDRW, does that usually come with cables or should I buy the cables in the 'frequently bought with' section of Amazon? It's only another £2 or so so I've put it in my basket just in case.

    This is my first time doing this so I really want to make sure I get it right, thanks for the help!

  • Vitor mentioned you in Have a WIndows 8 upgrade key, but I want to format my HDD first

    @HeadNodShy: I selected the option to not keep any settings, but my free HDD space is still only 30GB as before.... Is there something I missed?

  • Vitor mentioned you in Have a WIndows 8 upgrade key, but I want to format my HDD first

    @HeadNodShy said:

    @Vitor: When you begin the setup for Windows 8 you get the option for a Custom or Advanced installation. From there you can format your hard drive. No need to reinstall Windows 7.

    @bibamatt said:

    Also, you can do it at any point after installing Windows 8. There's a simple option in the settings to "remove everything and reinstall Windows". I got an upgrade key, upgraded my Windows 7 install to Windows 8 (leaving all my settings, applications and files untouched) and then, once I felt comfortable that it was the right decision, I hit the nuke button from within Windows 8 and did a clean install. Really easy!

    Thanks! I'll get on that now I guess. No idea what'll happen to my Steam stuff as I have it split across my laptop's 2 HDDs... Oh well, I guess my Internet connection is reasonable at least.

    EDIT: Actually, is there a way for me to install Windows 8 on a different HDD? Windows 7 is on my primary which is actually smaller and older than my secondary. I guess I'll run the installer and see what options it gives me.

  • Chavtheworld mentioned you in New youtube design

    @HeadNodShy said:

    @Rallier said:

    The biggest change for me is the "show uploads only" button being gone.

    This makes me so sad :(

    This. I only see the new design on Ubuntu, but this is the freaking worst. Why on earth would I want to see the garbage the people I have subscribed to have commented on and liked? I subbed them for their video content Youtube, not to stalk them.

  • HKZ mentioned you in Xbox Music gets detailed

    @HeadNodShy said:

    @HKZ said:

    @Falcon said:

    By the end of 2013 there will be at least as many Windows 8 users as there are iOS users.

    You really expect Windows 8 to have 100 million users in a year? What are you smoking, and can I have some? There is simply no way Windows 8 will have 100 million users that quickly. PC sales are not that good. Even if you halved the current total device sales (around 400 million) due to people owning more than one iOS device, and then halved it again for shits and giggles, there is no way in hell that there will be 100 million Windows 8 users in 1 year. Simply not going to happen.

    Windows Vista sold 128 million copies in it's first year so yeah, even when they make a shitty product, I would expect Microsoft to reach that low milestone (Windows 7, in comparison, sold 240 million copies in the same time).

    Maybe they will sell that many copies of Windows 8, or the PCs they come on, but that doesn't mean anything like what I think Falcon was saying. Just because you have as many iOS customers doesn't mean this will be a successful service. Microsoft and their history on stuff like this isn't all that great, especially compared to iOS on its own. Microsoft has a terrible track record here unlike Apple who have figured out how to get people hooked with a touch screen device, and then roll that into computer sales. Microsoft is nowhere near close to achieving that.

    @HeadNodShy said:

    @HKZ said:

    The only company that's known for having massive revenue streams after computer sales is Apple. Or any device they sell for that matter. No one else has managed to create an ecosystem that has so many diverse revenue streams for every piece of hardware like Apple has, and Microsoft is certainly nowhere near equalling much less surpassing them in that regard.

    I'm not sure I understand what your saying. Apple makes the majority of it's money from hardware, plain and simple. iTunes sales (be it movies, apps, music, software, etc) are nothing compared to the hardware. The only thing that these "diverse revenue streams" do is get people hooked on cheap content and increase the likelihood that they'll spend again.

    Apple makes a boatload of money off hardware, that's true. But with every iOS device sold the have the iTunes store, the App Store, the iBookstore, and all the desktop apps that take advantage of what the hardware is capable of. OS X has iPhoto, iMovie, and other included software that works hand in hand with iOS devices. Microsoft has none of that, none that's good anyway. What does Microsoft have when you purchase one of their mobile phones? Xbox apps? There's no humongous music/app/movie/other stuff integration with their products as compared to Apple. They have integration with their apps, but they are playing catchup here, they are years behind. Restricting this to new hardware/OS platforms? That is so incredibly stupid I don't know where to start. If I don't have Lion or Mountain Lion, the entire catalog still works for me Nothing is missing, it all still works. If I buy it on a Windows XP machine, it'll work on my Mac or Windows 7. This bullshit? Only on Windows 8, WP8, or a worthless Xbox. How does that make any goddamn sense?

    And diverse revenue streams are immune to your feelings about Apple or what they offer. Where do you get cheap, by the way? The apps are top notch, the books are easily on par with what you get from Kindle, and the newsstand subscriptions are really well done and competitively priced. The fact is that there are easily 5 ways for them to make money off of you after the hardware is sold to you, and they are working incredibly well. Whether or not you like what's offered doesn't matter, they are making a killing after they sell you the device, and again unlike Microsoft they are making sales of computer hardware because of their mobile devices. The content isn't cheap, it's good content and the fact that people are spending money hand over fist in their ecosystem tells you that it is. People don't continually buy junk.

    @HeadNodShy said:

    @HKZ said:

    @Falcon said:

    So pretty much it is a ploy to get early Windows 8 adopters to buy windows phones.

    I don't really see how... Zune has been around for a few years, in case you haven't noticed. Unified services across devices is something Apple has been doing for a while too. It's the norm.

    Zune was/is/will continue to be an utter failure, the amount of time it's been dead only makes it more irrelevant in the marketplace. I know anecdotal evidence really isn't much, but I know exactly zero people who've ever owned a Zune, and most people I know have never seen one anyway. About 3/4 of them have owned at least one iPod, some of them still have three or four of them.

    By that assertion, I can safely say that Apple products are completely useless and irrelevant in the world because I've never owned a single one of those devices.

    No, you can't say that because it's strictly false. Not to mention I didn't say it was a failed service because I never owned one, but because I never saw anyone that owned one while they've almost all owned an iPod. Zune is/was an utter failure, that's stone cold fact. Restricting this new content store to a increasingly worthless console, brand new phones, and an OS that's getting more "meh" reactions than even lukewarm praise will guarantee this will be another failure. It could be a great service, but shutting out so many customers is a frankly retarded idea.

    @HeadNodShy said:

    @HKZ said:

    Zune was a failure when it launched, and nothing has improved. Restricting where music can be played by software generation will make damn sure it doesn't improve its market penetration. This probably will be a failure like the beginning of Zune because iTunes is the leader, and Amazon is the only alternative that makes sense. Both work on any device you want to use, this does not. Very stupid move. Unified services are a bit different with Apple, because they actually make some sense. They don't restrict iTunes music purchases to certain generations of devices and the most current OS. There's your difference, and there's where/why Microsoft will fail. They may make decent sales, but it's going to repeat history because Microsoft is too stupid to learn from it's own mistakes. They can't seem to get with the times, much less head of them. Having restricted audio content is about 10 years past making no sense, why Microsoft would continue with that way of doing business is hilariously stupid.

    That's odd because I still don't have access to either Amazon's music or video library here in Canada. Oh, those tricky geographical restrictions will ruin Amazon's chance at market penetration. FOREVER.

    You can't buy music from Amazon.ca? News to me. I just went to the Amazon.ca website and I saw nothing that I couldn't buy there that I can here.

  • will mentioned you in Sell me my next phone (that isn't an iphone)

    @thatlad: If you buy an Android phone that isn't a Nexus, assume you won't get timely OS updates. If you buy a phone with ICS or JB now, that's probably OK. They're both quite good. The Galaxy Nexus is a bit old to recommend now, I think. The One X is a great phone today though--just know you'll be disappointed on software updates. What @HeadNodShy said is correct about Nexus phones in the past, although it's not certain that they'll actually roll a new phone this year, since they released a tablet in the summer.

    I would wait for Microsoft to prove that Windows Phone is going to be a real contender before buying in. As @Falcon said, comparing specs between platforms are largely meaningless, but I want to see real support from lots of developers before buying into a two-year contract. We won't know how that works out for six months at minimum, I think.

    What iPhone are you using now? I profoundly don't get the disappointment at the new iPhone. They're claiming big battery life in a LTE phone that is small, with all the other stuff iOS does well. What else you expecting it to do for you?