Going out and buying a dozen krispy kreme's for me and my co-workers, who have also probably no idea of the day of appreciation of us. :)
16 posts • joined 3 May 2011
How many alchy sysadmins will this draw in... ?
After a random chat with my boss earlier this week, I thought of the idea of using all our machines to chug away at mining bitcoins from the hours of 7pm-7am...
600xi5-2400's, and numerous servers all mining... Should pay for a Friday night or two.
Re: Potato instead of camera module
"On the positive side, at least the build quality on this new model might actually see out a two year contract for once."
How so? My original Desire is still going strong and is now my Mum's, and my HTC One X is still running pretty well, and there's barely a ding on it...
The only thing which is pulling me away from HTC and to Samsung is updates and battery life.
Used to have,
i7 920 - 20Gb RAM - 60Gb SSD - 2x500Gb RAID0
i5 2500k - 16Gb RAM - 120Gb SSD - 1Tb
HP MicroServer N36L - 8GB - 2x1Tb 1x2Tb
Getting shot of it all and going for a i7 3770T, 32Gb RAM, Q77 board, and another 120Gb to plonk it in RAID0 for VM storage, and then shove all the TB disks in and RDM them to the various VMs. Should run nice and suck very little juice.
Re: It's not THAT new...
"Add Start8 to get your Start button back and "Windows 8" could be useable with keyboard and mouse on a PC. The touch interface on a tablet or smartphone hopefully will develop over time."
I agree - I installed 8 over the weekend, with the addition of Start8 - it's a bloody good OS, and I actually prefer it over anything I've used prior. The updates to explorer (tickboxes, yay!) and "enterprise" grade virtualmalization is pretty awesome, another cool thing which I've been wanting natively for ages... a task bar for BOTH MONITORS. Still early days, but so far, so good.
Seriously? How are people moaning about the lack of storage. I have a 16Gb iPad 2 - and I don't have any issues with storage, admittedly - I don't lug around my entire music\film collection on there, I simply drag\drop what I want onto my iPad when the urge takes me when leaving the house. I personally feel 8\16Gb is fine, I would get one of these (getting one for the Mothership instead - who I already showed her it and she loved it) but I am actually holding out for a Surface Pro, as it's the ultimate in sys admin goodness, the ability to be on the network (private APN) all the time, and RDP into anything I want and with a tablet optimized UI? Yes please.
Upon reading this - and being a junky for little computing, and wanted something *smaller* than my 13.3, I was instantly hooked on the idea of having a X series to chuck in my bag. I couldn't find a good TP for little money, but stumbled upon another gem, Dell D420/430, I picked one up off fleabay for £115 including postage, "mint condition", for a 12.1" wide screen, C2D ULV, 2Gb RAM, which'll blow any Atom out of the water, it's a steal.
The one downside to it is the ZIF PATA which it supposidly has. But oh well! A minor issue. 60Gb is more than enough for me to have a #! install on. :)