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Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 05-24-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By NeilE
Looks like this is missing the link to the...

Looks like this is missing the link to the Luminous Landscape article. You can find it at http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/rationalizing_the_irrational.shtml.

Neil
Forum: Digital Home Talk 05-20-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,798
Posted By NeilE
Simply put, there is no better place to get your...

Simply put, there is no better place to get your HDMI cables from than www.monoprice.com (which I believe the author briefly mentions in the article). Hell, for *any* kind of cable, there's nowhere...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 02-02-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,960
Posted By NeilE
Crashplan crashplan crashplan! I signed up with...

Crashplan crashplan crashplan! I signed up with them a few months ago and have been quite happy.

Neil
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 01-30-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,444
Posted By NeilE
Uh.... innovative? The Coolmaster case I have...

Uh.... innovative? The Coolmaster case I have under my desk does this already, as do many others. You get a PSU that's designed for it and it sucks cool air from under the case into the PSU and...
Forum: Laptop Thoughts Accessories 01-18-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,253
Posted By NeilE
Too bad it's so ugly :( They could have done a...

Too bad it's so ugly :( They could have done a much better job of positioning the USB ports. They have a decora style version (http://store.fastmac.com/product_info.php?products_id=505).

Looks...
Forum: Thoughts Media Status Updates 12-26-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,811
Posted By NeilE
My Christmas present from Santa was a broken...

My Christmas present from Santa was a broken voltage regulator on my car, which died completely and spectacularly while on an overnight trip to Vancouver. We're now stuck here until Monday when the...
Forum: Digital Home Articles & Resources 12-08-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,733
Posted By NeilE
Why on earth does he say Zune would cost $302...

Why on earth does he say Zune would cost $302 annually? They have a 12-month membership for $149 that gets you all you can download, plus 10 free "purchases" a month to remove the DRM from songs you...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 11-11-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By NeilE
Uh, just close your shades? How are you supposed...

Uh, just close your shades? How are you supposed to see the TV if if it's got direct sunlight on it anyway?

At any rate, assuming the sun ever shines in Seattle, I can give it a try with mine. I...
Forum: Digital Home News 11-06-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By NeilE
There used to be a company called I Want Sandy...

There used to be a company called I Want Sandy (http://www.iwantsandy.com/) that did this and way more. It was awesome. I loved Sandy.

Alas she was purchased and hasn't been seen since :(

Neil
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 10-31-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,586
Posted By NeilE
Exactly, it's not "best", it's "appropriate and...

Exactly, it's not "best", it's "appropriate and tuned for the data characteristics of the device". Most all of the cards you find, even thoes labelled "class 6", are meant for digital cameras. I'm...
Forum: Zune Software 10-11-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,724
Posted By NeilE
Ugly surprises? Details please!

Ugly surprises? Details please!
Forum: Digital Home Software 10-01-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,502
Posted By NeilE
It's packed with all sorts of interesting things....

It's packed with all sorts of interesting things.

1) Messenger is now a full social media hub, not just a chat client. You can run it in a mode where you see all the updates from your friends...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 09-02-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By NeilE
Am waiting very impatiently for mine to arrive :(...

Am waiting very impatiently for mine to arrive :( I've been very wary of the e-book reading thingies out there, but at $139 it's cheap enough that I can take a risk. But I waited too long after...
Forum: Digital Home News 07-09-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By NeilE
Even with a UPS your power supply can tank :)...

Even with a UPS your power supply can tank :) With my previous PC I came home one day to find my office smelling like electrical fire. The power supply had gone, and it took the USB controllers on...
Forum: Digital Home News 05-05-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,080
Posted By NeilE
The Epson K3 inks are great, as are the...

The Epson K3 inks are great, as are the comparable inks from Canon and HP. If you take the time to get a properly colour-managed workflow setup you can get absolutely stunning prints from these style...
Forum: Digital Home News 04-29-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By NeilE
I have fond memories of taking a stack of...

I have fond memories of taking a stack of single-side 3.5" floppies and using my drill to put another hole in the corner of the disks to turn them into double-sided 3.5" floppies :)

Neil
Forum: Digital Home Articles & Resources 04-14-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By NeilE
A friend of mine wrote a very detailed set of...

A friend of mine wrote a very detailed set of reviews of the various lens rental companies in the US. You can read it at...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 04-08-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By NeilE
Uhh, how can a list of online retailers for MP3s...

Uhh, how can a list of online retailers for MP3s omit the Zune Marketplace? That's just silly!

Neil
Forum: Digital Home News 02-20-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By NeilE
People still boot computers??? I can't remember...

People still boot computers??? I can't remember the last time I actually booted or rebooted my machine. It goes to sleep when I stop using it, and wakes up when I whack the keyboard.

Neil
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 01-20-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By NeilE
You can stream Hulu to your xbox 360. Get a copy...

You can stream Hulu to your xbox 360. Get a copy of PlayOn (http://www.playon.tv/playon) and install it on a PC in your home. We did this when had two weeks of no TV during a transition from...
Forum: Digital Home Articles & Resources 12-23-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By NeilE
Microsoft's been working with hardware...

Microsoft's been working with hardware manufacturers to solve some of this. I forget the name of the program, but there are a bunch of Windows 7 PCs out now that MS worked directly with the OEMs on...
Forum: Apple Thoughts Site Updates 12-19-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,350
Posted By NeilE
I'd stick it on my HP Mini 110! Neil

I'd stick it on my HP Mini 110!

Neil
Forum: Digital Home Talk 12-18-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,332
Posted By NeilE
There's no real advantage and it's increases your...

There's no real advantage and it's increases your import time dramatically. It's not like Adobe is going to stop supporting NEF or CR2. That'd be like stopping support for JPEG.

Neil
Forum: Digital Home Events 12-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 21,985
Posted By NeilE
I would give these to my wife, and she'd use them...

I would give these to my wife, and she'd use them with her cheap, $10, AM/FM radio!
Forum: Digital Home Events 11-25-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,017
Posted By NeilE
I'd stick my HP Mini 110 in a red one! Can I go 3...

I'd stick my HP Mini 110 in a red one! Can I go 3 for 3 and get the hat trick on Skooba bag giveaways? I can sure try!

Neil
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