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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 11 Jul 2010, 7:02pm

By the way Flex, which version are you using?
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Flex » 11 Jul 2010, 7:06pm

Heston wrote:Cheers Flex, I've been looking at those, is it handy for watching YouTube stuff etc?
Yeah, I can easily watch youtube videos, stream pandora and last.fm radio, etc.

I'm running the latest version of the Droid OS (2.1 I think). It's pretty sweet.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 11 Jul 2010, 7:13pm

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Heston wrote:Cheers Flex, I've been looking at those, is it handy for watching YouTube stuff etc?
Yeah, I can easily watch youtube videos, stream pandora and last.fm radio, etc.

I'm running the latest version of the Drois os (2.1 I think). It's pretty sweet.
OK cheers. I'd rather take the recommendation of someone I trust over these greasy phone dealers.

Thanks again.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jul 2010, 9:33pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Question: Anybody use a laptop cooling pad? The one thing I hate about the MacBook Air is that it gets quite hot, so I'm thinking about a cooling pad to help it out. Recommendations, advice, thoughts?
If you don't need a coolung pad for your lap, and don't want spend around a hundred bucks or whatever for a top-of-the-line item, this is a model which works well:
Thanks, F. I've looked at that one, but I'm increasingly antsy about the fan-driven models because they all seem to suck air away from the laptop, all of which reduces the air available to the computer to absorb the heat in the first place. The search will continue …
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Jul 2010, 2:25pm

Ended up getting a Belkin cooling pad off eBay. I'll report back the results after it arrives.

Also, I bought a second monitor today for my iMac. Yesterday we visited with a historian who is part of B's research grant group. Her husband is a web designer / computer consultant with a terrifying Mac set-up—seven monitors (it makes it simpler when he needs to test pages on multiple platforms and browsers). Anyway, he convinced me that a second monitor, flipped on its side so it's tall rather than wide, would be especially beneficial when I'm doing layout work or working with scanned research and writing (as I'll be doing this week). So, I bought an 18" monitor for $100 and, damn, I'm kinda kicking myself that I'd never thought of the benefits of doing something like that before. The new monitor becomes dedicated exclusively to reading material (it's also pretty sweet for reading comics off of). Geekalicious …
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Flex » 12 Jul 2010, 3:06pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Ended up getting a Belkin cooling pad off eBay. I'll report back the results after it arrives.

Also, I bought a second monitor today for my iMac. Yesterday we visited with a historian who is part of B's research grant group. Her husband is a web designer / computer consultant with a terrifying Mac set-up—seven monitors (it makes it simpler when he needs to test pages on multiple platforms and browsers). Anyway, he convinced me that a second monitor, flipped on its side so it's tall rather than wide, would be especially beneficial when I'm doing layout work or working with scanned research and writing (as I'll be doing this week). So, I bought an 18" monitor for $100 and, damn, I'm kinda kicking myself that I'd never thought of the benefits of doing something like that before. The new monitor becomes dedicated exclusively to reading material (it's also pretty sweet for reading comics off of). Geekalicious …
Yeah, I have a multi-monitor setup and I basically can't imagine functioning without it anymore. Welcome to a brave new world, Doc.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Jul 2010, 3:11pm

Flex wrote:Yeah, I have a multi-monitor setup and I basically can't imagine functioning without it anymore. Welcome to a brave new world, Doc.
After an hour and a half, I'm already wondering how I did without in the past. This guy's set-up was ridiculous. Apart from the whole house being wired (albeit wirelessly) and run from any one of the Macs in the house, the guy had 16TB of storage. Yeah, it's his job and all and there's no way I could justify having a set up like that, but I had serious geek envy.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Jul 2010, 9:50am

I'm declaring this the catch-all computer thread. And in that vein, The Onion nails the Cult of Jobs perfectly: http://www.theonion.com/articles/apple- ... oyal,2772/
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Wolter » 16 Jul 2010, 9:56am

Dr. Medulla wrote:I'm declaring this the catch-all computer thread. And in that vein, The Onion nails the Cult of Jobs perfectly: http://www.theonion.com/articles/apple- ... oyal,2772/
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 16 Jul 2010, 10:37am

My phone never did dry out, I tried rice, Super Noodles, I even wrapped it in pastrami.

Anyway, I've ended up getting a Samsung Galaxy X, has anyone had any experience of these? It's due to land on my doormat tomorrow.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Purple Hayes » 16 Jul 2010, 10:41am

A Warning:-

Don't play Lee "Scratch" Perry's "Super Ape" at full blast through Apple earbuds unless you enjoy a farting Bass sound after the right one blows up... :(

Don't know about Samsung phones but they do sponser a fuckin' great football team... :mrgreen:
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Rat Patrol » 16 Jul 2010, 11:36am

Dr. Medulla wrote:I'm declaring this the catch-all computer thread.
I thought this was the catch-all board prostitution ring thread?

Nevermind, then. :shifty:
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Wolter » 16 Jul 2010, 11:39am

Rat Patrol wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I'm declaring this the catch-all computer thread.
I thought this was the catch-all board prostitution ring thread?

Nevermind, then. :shifty:
Can't it be both?
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Jul 2010, 11:41am

Wolter wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I'm declaring this the catch-all computer thread.
I thought this was the catch-all board prostitution ring thread?

Nevermind, then. :shifty:
Can't it be both?
I want to go on record as preferring a dedicated board prostitution ring. Also a thread about it.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Inder » 16 Jul 2010, 12:01pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I'm declaring this the catch-all computer thread.
I thought this was the catch-all board prostitution ring thread?

Nevermind, then. :shifty:
Can't it be both?
I want to go on record as preferring a dedicated board prostitution ring. Also a thread about it.
I thought that's what they did in the Association Football (round) thread.

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