* Posts by irm

4 posts • joined 24 Jan 2012

Has Europe finally passed Peak Disk?

irm

I paid £54 for a 2TB Samsung drive in the February or March before the floods. As far as I can tell, you still can't get that capacity for that sort price, so maybe that's why people simply aren't buying.

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Are you in charge of a lot of biz computers? Got Java on them?

irm

Re: Multiple computers, multiple users, multiple browsers, what an arse

@GameCoder

You can install the JDK rather than the JRE. The former comes both with its own JRE (that will be local to the folder you install it) and a system wide JRE - that's the one that ends up in the browsers - but critically it can be deselected at install time.

Whether Minecraft can be made to work with it I wouldn't know, but can't hurt to try...

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Ten... dual-band wireless routers

irm

Power?

As these are likely to be left running 24/7, it would be nice to know how much power each one draws.

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Ten... IPTV set-top boxes

irm

@Ian Yates, you want to get yourself a Gefen HDMI Detective (see http://www.avforums.com/forums/home-entertainment-pcs/1156667-gefen-hdmi-detective-plus-any-good.html). It's not cheap, but will fix your problems, and probably cheaper than replacing everything your HTPC can do with separate components.

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