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Forum: Digital Home Events 10-22-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,020
Posted By Bob Christensen
My current speakers are some very old Altec...

My current speakers are some very old Altec Lansings... but they do a good job.
If I were to score these beauties, they'd be for my new Sandy Bridge build that is in progress!
Forum: Digital Home Articles & Resources 08-15-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,268
Posted By Bob Christensen
This article from AnandTech gives some insight...

This article from AnandTech gives some insight into some of the issues with SSDs that point to them maybe not being quite ready for "prime time" yet....
Forum: Digital Home News 07-13-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,284
Posted By Bob Christensen
Amazon has a few other streaming options,...

Amazon has a few other streaming options, including the "Sony media thing" and the Roku (not as many as Netflix).

I don't like that Netflix is forcing me to choose between CDs or streaming; the...
Forum: Digital Home News 04-30-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By Bob Christensen
I see nothing in the specs about supporting IPv6....

I see nothing in the specs about supporting IPv6. I realize that we will still have IPv4 around for awhile, but why would one be interested in a new router that didn't support IPv6? Haven't we...
Forum: Digital Home News 04-22-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,782
Posted By Bob Christensen
I've usually had good results with Newegg, but I...

I've usually had good results with Newegg, but I had the same issues mentioned above in my last DIY build (Dec). Took the third motherboard to get it right and the second memory pack. Seems that the...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 03-01-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
Posted By Bob Christensen
Well, I think you're overlooking a fairly large...

Well, I think you're overlooking a fairly large market segment for the digital photo frames: the grandmothers.

Until they all get LCD TVs and learn how to plug in a memory card to view photos, I...
Forum: Digital Home News 02-22-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,394
Posted By Bob Christensen
I found this tip on Neowin that some of you might...

I found this tip on Neowin that some of you might find useful: after installing SP1, go to an elevated command prompt and type this command:
dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

This will...
Forum: Thoughts Media Status Updates 12-26-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,911
Posted By Bob Christensen
I love technology, but you do have to learn to...

I love technology, but you do have to learn to live with the disappointments. My granddaughter was excited to get a Kindle... but it won't connect. More than adequate troubleshooting was done, and it...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 11-12-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,385
Posted By Bob Christensen
Certainly could be. But if so, Dell is being very...

Certainly could be. But if so, Dell is being very duplicitous since they've officially said the cutback in configurations is due to what we "customers" want.

But Dell... duplicitous? Tell me it...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 11-11-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,385
Posted By Bob Christensen
Well, it just so happens I can answer your...

Well, it just so happens I can answer your question with some authority (from the horse's mouth, so to speak). I just read this today:

http://forums.rampantspeculation.com/showthread.php?t=7000
...
Forum: Digital Home Events 11-05-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,195
Posted By Bob Christensen
Plan to work on a photo book for my...

Plan to work on a photo book for my mother-in-law... her family and ancestors. Also planning to try a slideshow or video with ProShow.

http://yfrog.com/0nrussellfrandsen1943j
Forum: Digital Home News 10-05-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,974
Posted By Bob Christensen
FYI... Dell is selling the 3-pack for $10 off...

FYI... Dell is selling the 3-pack for $10 off ($139.99). An excellent price--compared to the retail price for one package--even if you only need 2 copies.
Forum: Digital Home Software 06-17-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By Bob Christensen
If you are thinking of purchasing Office 2010,...

If you are thinking of purchasing Office 2010, you might save a few bucks by buying Office 2007 before Sep. 30. You are then entitled to a free download of Office 2010. I think it has to be the same...
Forum: Digital Home News 05-16-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,772
Posted By Bob Christensen
Intel's CEO reported just a few days ago that the...

Intel's CEO reported just a few days ago that the PC market crossed the one million mark--one million PCs sold per day. (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20004677-64.html)

Doesn't sound like a...
Forum: Thoughts Media Off Topic 05-05-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,080
Posted By Bob Christensen
The latest Chrome beta has won me over. I like...

The latest Chrome beta has won me over. I like that it has a "clean," "simplistic" feel to it (very subjective, I know).
Forum: Digital Home News 04-29-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bob Christensen
Oh, not so old... I remember using the 5 1/4...

Oh, not so old... I remember using the 5 1/4 floppies that held a whopping 360kb!
Forum: Digital Home News 12-16-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bob Christensen
You're absolutely correct--from the consumer...

You're absolutely correct--from the consumer point of view. But I'm just cynical enough to think the EU had--and has--other objectives in their "anti-competition" lawsuits
Forum: Digital Home Events 11-24-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,072
Posted By Bob Christensen
The bag is too small for my monster Dell Inspiron...

The bag is too small for my monster Dell Inspiron 9300, so the red bag will hold my NEW laptop if I win.
Forum: Digital Home Events 11-04-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,016
Posted By Bob Christensen
My Dell Laptop (old bag is falling apart) ...

My Dell Laptop (old bag is falling apart)
Portable mouse
assorted cables
power cables
Forum: Digital Home Events 10-06-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,992
Posted By Bob Christensen
The calendar program looks interesting since I...

The calendar program looks interesting since I haven't found one yet that I like. Also, the photo books; I've created some online photo books with mixed results. Maybe this one is better!
Forum: Digital Home News 10-01-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bob Christensen
I also was running Vista and AVG prior to...

I also was running Vista and AVG prior to installing MSE, and, like you, used the AVG removal tool. I've had no problems--yet. Also installed it on an XP machine and it seems to be doing its thing...
Forum: Digital Home Events 09-24-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By Bob Christensen
I think the first HD I purchased was a 500MB for...

I think the first HD I purchased was a 500MB for almost $300.

But years before that, I remember buying a (used) 1MB memory board (no hard drive) for a Zenith Z-100... couldn't wait to put out...
Forum: Digital Home Events 09-15-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,471
Posted By Bob Christensen
I haven't had a hard drive crash, but both my...

I haven't had a hard drive crash, but both my daughter and son have older computers that crashed. Important data was backed up and/or able to be recovered from the drives after installing them as...
Forum: Digital Home Events 09-05-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,518
Posted By Bob Christensen
My daughter's computer badly needs the storage...

My daughter's computer badly needs the storage and backup space another drive would provide.
Forum: Digital Home Events 08-30-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,778
Posted By Bob Christensen
Love the contests! My daughter's computer needs...

Love the contests! My daughter's computer needs the additional storage.
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