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Java programing

Posted 02-06-2011 at 12:59 AM by Mentate

Well ever since I was a young kid I was interested in computers. After all my dad was fixing them for people all the time. When I was about 10 my dad gave me a very old IBM Laptop. It barley had enough ram to run windows xp and only 4 gigs of hard drive space. But it was enough to get me started. Then when I was 13 he bought me a brand new Toshiba Satellite. That is when I became interested in programming. I happend to find a very old MS-Dos programming book and I started writing batch files. Then...
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SB time.

Posted 02-05-2011 at 10:27 PM by peonuser
Updated 02-05-2011 at 10:30 PM by peonuser

My brother wants me to come over and watch the super bowl with him. He says he has something super for me. He sometimes has ulterior motives. Why do I feel like a mouse about to try to get the cheese from a trap? I do want to watch it on his new bigggg tv.

Took a spare p3 and built a web server to use with the web browserized Insignia Infocast (aka the Chumby). I nicknamed it the Poor-man's Ipad. Found some code that allows for an on screen keyboard for pages that are accessed....
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MythTV, multiple IVTV cards

Posted 02-05-2011 at 02:55 PM by disturbed1
Updated 02-05-2011 at 02:57 PM by disturbed1

I have a MythTV backend with 4 tuners. 2 Asus Falcon2's (PVR-150 like), and an HVR1600. The HVR1600 is a dual tuner with analog and ATSC/Clear-QAM inputs.

This setup has been running for roughly 3 years, with the same issues.
/dev/video# ordering -
Upon the rare reboot, the tuners would reorder themselves. Considering the Falcon 2's use IVTV, and the HVR1600's analog tuner uses cx18, this can cause issues with MythTV. Usually I just resolved this by quickly running mythtv-setup...
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My new laptop? Maybe? Considering it.

Posted 02-04-2011 at 03:30 PM by lupusarcanus (Lone Wolf)

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3820TG-6829

13.3" LED Notebook, 3.95 Pounds, 1.01-1.10" Thick
Price: $750 USD

Quick Specs:
i5-480M CPU
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6550M + Intel HD Switchable GPU
4 GB DDR3 1006 MHz RAM
500 GB 5400 RPM HDD
Dolby Speakers
8 Hours Battery Life (on Intel HD)

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To upgrade or not to upgrade...that is the question.

Posted 02-04-2011 at 12:17 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 02-04-2011 at 06:51 PM by rocket357 (typo)

I've refused to upgrade my workstation at work for years for fear I'd end up with a system that doesn't run OpenBSD very well. We recently had a departure and new hire, but the timeframe between one and the other was a few weeks. In the interim, I decided to test OpenBSD on the departure's brand new machine (it wasn't exactly a "departure", but we'll leave it at that). I now know the answer to the upgrade question...

The old machine was a P4 D with 2 GB RAM and a 250 GB...
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