* Posts by Noel Bourke

7 posts • joined 6 Feb 2009

Kia Soul EV: Nifty Korean 'leccy hatchback has heart and Seoul

Noel Bourke

Where did you get 10 hours from? It takes 15 minutes to rapid charge if you need it. Most people don't do more than a tiny fraction of the 140-160km real world range per day anyway. It costs between eight and ten times less to run than the diesel Soul and it's fully charged and waiting for you every morning.

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

Noel Bourke

Re: still early days

I don't know what he did here. I have the same BRIX platform running SteamOS and I have no graphics issues.

And out of my steam library of nearly 800 games more than 300 run natively on SteamOS. I'm currently play Metro: Last Light.

In my particular setup SteamOS makes a lot of sense. I have a beast of a gaming PC (i7 4970K, 2 X 780 Ti) in a rackmount chassis in the server room. Whatever isn't ported yet (and thats less and less everyday) I can stream at 4K!

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NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports

Noel Bourke

Re: hmm

I don't think I've ever seen anyone using a full size SD with a raspberry pi. Almost everyone uses a microSD in an adapter. Often people want the flexibility to re-use the card from an old phone/tablet or microSD is more easily available.

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Revealed: Full specs on SEAL Team Six multimedia setup

Noel Bourke
Joke

DevGru

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a DevGru.

...it's like a grue only tier 2!

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Dell slides out svelte, DVD-less notebook

Noel Bourke
Linux

when was the last time you used a DVD/CD drive?

2005...i think

I replaced the Optical Drive in every laptop I've owned since then with a secondary battery.

I'm sick of people insisting that they NEED an optical drive.

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Samsung PB22-J 256GB SSD

Noel Bourke
Unhappy

What the hell?

1 minute 14 seconds, Jesus that's an awful boot time.

I use an OCZ Apex running Ubuntu Jaunty with a custom kernel.

My boot time recorded by bootchart is 8.4 seconds.

Maybe another 2 seconds for X & Gnome Startup and that's it.

No more disk light. Desktop fully usable.

And I use around 10% of my 60GB drive for the OS & Apps.

Only exception with the apps is the 8GB taken up by

Call of Duty 4 and Visio... The only two windows apps I still use.

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HP UK pulls Linux from all new netbooks

Noel Bourke
Unhappy

What the hell?

There go my plans of ordering one.

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