I've been tempted to go with this or one of the enterprise solutions. I've got a very long apartment with the only cable outlet at one end of the unit with a lot of walls between it and the furthest bedroom.
This seems like it would make a good quick & dirty thin client for connecting to VDI clusters.
A version of Star Trek through the Hannibal aesthetics would be AMAZING.
Raspberry Pi as a database server? At first I chortled but then I realized the coolness of having a hadoop cluster with a couple dozen Pi2's.
I've lived cablebox free for awhile but that's mainly because content accessibility in Canada is still pretty rough. Rather than paying for a cable package I ended up re-investing the money into my internet service and getting creative with vpns.
Netflix - AppleTV v2
Ripped Media - slice media streamer
Everything Else - Chromecase
Queue the Best-Of-Will montage.
Cosplay isn't really my thing but I'd kill to have Michael do my portrait again.
*fist shake of jealous rage*
You'd be surprised how often I've needed to use DAEMON tools day-to-day at my job especially when I'm too lazy to copy over a disk image to an ESXi datastore.
At first when I saw HM2 on the list I was really confused how they intended it to work with a touch interface but forcing the gamepad requirement makes sense.
Super interested to see where Will goes with this VR thing that all the kids are talking about these but for purely selfish reasons I got a little choked up when I read this.
Stabbing Westward / Filter is probably the highlight of this episode though mention of EFNet brought back some happy memories.
Also all this sock puppet interviewing reminds of me Ed the Sock on Much Music (and earlier) which I think predates what was on MTV.
I'm slowly but surely transitioning off my office Blackberry to BYOD Android device so Boxer Calendar looks to be a welcome addition...
So jealous. I really wanted to get this but I literally have NO ROOM in my apartment for it.
I upgraded my office VM from Windows 7 to 10 this morning and was almost too painless. The only issue I had was that vmtools needed to be updated to allow for a display > 1600x1200.
It seems like the WH4k has been on the upward swing recently. I'm waiting for the day when they port the original PC version of Space Hulk to a mobile game. Trying to manage the multiple screens through touch would be a lot easier then with a mouse.
I've been meaning to pick up War of Mine for awhile now on PC but hey, what the hell, my Nexus7 could use some attention.
Applauds for having Opeth in the screenshot.
No AUX port, no BT and a Cassette Deck? Depending on how much time you spend in the car you might just want to replace the whole stereo ... I think there's some head units with BT that are around $150 though who knows what sort of hoops you'd need to jump through to get it installed.
@admiralperpetual Probably not though the 680 even at 1920x1080 can't play games at max settings or without stutters. My tick/tock cycle is 3-4 years so a 980ti would in theory would be in use for awhile. That said I'll probably just spend the money instead on LEGO or, you know, bills.
@simian: (unless you're made of money) are you really doing anything that would be improved that much? I have a gtx 670 and I feel like it would be better to wait for the next series of cards to come out, thinking of all the 780ti owners.. remember, the 9xx series is only 2 generations ahead not 3 ;)
I was thinking about replacing my aging GTX 680 with a 980 but now that this is out... Hrm...
After 3-4 years of HEAVY purchasing I've run out of storage room so I'm transitioning to mostly digital. Unless it's someone I love dearly (Hickman, Fraction, Wood, etc) I'm slowly reducing my pull list at my LCS and moving to digital for new series. The dollar ratio between physical/digital has gone from $80/$10 a week to $30/$20 ... It also helps that I'm culling a lot of the series as well.
Voxel Maker looks interesting enough if only to make voxely avatars for various profile pictures.
Lego Lego Leeeeegooooo.
I've been a standalone LR user for awhile but with the ugprade fee being $79 I'm probably going to switch to CC instead going forward on LR6. Who knows maybe it'll be like a gym pass and guilt me into taking more pictures.
Yay a DAC article!
@patricknorton on a tangent do you have any recommendations for a portable DAC like the Sound Blaster E5?
I bought an N6 off contract in January but recently Rogers has been offering an marginal incentive to switch from my old iPhone plan (6GB for $70 a month) to one of their sharetab plans but with 8GB a month (though for $40+ more). The story I've heard is that Rogers will be incrementing the price of my plan quarterly until it hits $100/month so I might just pull the trigger and get some better data / voice perks with a new phone.
Not to be knit-picky but I almost started to yell at the screen when Norm didn't attach the hook to the canon on the back of the snowspeeder.
Video is working now but hearing praise for the Divergent series makes me wish this had become a lost episode. That series (book + movie) are so so soooooooo bad.
Hrm... The window for the video isn't showing up...
Fresh Off the Boat was beyond terrible that I could barely make it through the first episode but then again I think all of ABC's Comedies crap (apart from Better of Ted & Happy Endings).
Damn 2/3 of the kits they previewed for this week are on my LEGO Store wishlist.
I wish that MotoMaker was available in Canada since right now the Moto X 2014 is only available through one carrier and has a pretty high markup. I picked up an N6 when it was available here but while it's nice enough the size is a bit too much for my everyday use.
$100 is a bit much but this would be nice to toss in a bag if you needed to do something off site but don't necessarily want to bring a laptop.
@simian: It seems to me you have an excellent plan, and hopefully it works out for you (i.e. you don't get kicked in the junk). I think you're going to like that Birds kit, and it does make a good couples project. Besides, one of the birds has a flower for cryin' out loud! That's romance right there.
@Nscafe: My Lego itch has been scratched for a couple of months now. I did the Birds and Tumbler along with a few smaller sets and a few for my daughter as well (Vet Clinic, Elsa's Ice Castle, and a few promotional sets). Plus, I recently finished a build at work (yes, I said at WORK) that the executive team wanted me to do as a display piece in the office. It is a model of the company logo with 17,000 bricks and is about 12' wide by 2' tall. Perhaps I'll start a thread with a few pictures so people can have a look.
@simian: those would be pretty complimentary, since the mk2 is basically a 6d!
@simian: Not sure if you've made a purchase yet, but I can say that the Tumbler is a really enjoyable set to build. Just finished it last week and it was great. Lots of interesting angles and connections to make, some cool details inside the cockpit... and oh my, those tires are wonderful! I would also recommend the Birds set for another great build (though smaller and a little faster than the bigger sets of course). They're a really interesting design and look great when they're finished.
Whatever you get, enjoy!
@simian: It's a nice set. :)