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the 4 million points earned

I just checked my [email protected] stats, and I just reached 4 million points today. w00t! I’ve been folding since 2001, and points did not accumulate very quickly until multi-core processors surfaced. Typical work units will earn around 150-250 points each, but the ones I usually fold now will earn almost 2000 points each. Those numbers […]

the memory demands of today’s applications

On Sunday, my friends and I watched Boondock Saints II using a DVD ISO streamed over my home network and viewed on my HDTV using my PS3. The ISO had to be transcoded with the PS3 Media Server software installed on my Debian system. We noticed some intermittent issues with the audio which was not […]

the acer netbook + windows 7

Wireless signals flood the air to accommodate the mobile world always on the go. Most technophiles these days are equipped with either a smartphone or a netbook under $200 (or around that price) if they need to travel around with their geek gear.
Acer has an attractive line of netbooks on sale right now. These puppies […]

the terabytes for under $84 each

Disk storage keeps getting cheaper as technology continues to advance. As a data collector, this always keeps me interested. A 2TB SATA internal hard drive with a 32MB cache from Hitachi is currently on sale for $168 with free shipping. Hard drive space is well into the terabyte zone, and they’ll just keep getting bigger […]

the hybrid video recorder

I’ve been looking for a USB device or special video card that will allow me to watch and record antenna TV on my computer since the DTV transition. I found this one this weekend on sale. For a little more than forty bucks after the rebate, I can watch high definition digital TV on my […]

the forward momentum

Wow. The weekend is almost already here again. We’re already nearing the middle of the first month of the new year. Time is not slowing down by any means.
Mondays thru Fridays from 7am to 3pm at my day job that pays the bills, I am a drone that completes the connection. I am a robot […]

the saturday burn party

A “Fitter Happier” homage for nerdkind:
What’s going on in the lab tonight? 50+ ISOs are finding their temporary homes on some DVD+Rs until the solid state storage becomes much bigger and more affordable.
Make sure to run your backups. Scan your terminal for spyware, malware, and virii. Move and paste files into their proper locations. Peace […]