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  1. V.T. Eric Layton

    An Open Letter to Santa

    2 December 2013 Dear Santa, My name is Eric. I've been a good boy all year long. I haven't cussed, chased women, or drank to excess. With this in mind, I thought I'd send you my wishlist for Christmas 2013. Here it is... 1) AMD FX-6200 3.80 GHz Six Core CPU & MSI 970A-G46 MB Bundle- $179.99 2) PATRIOT Signature Line 16GB Desktop Memory Module Kit - DDR3 With Heatshield - $124.99 (before $25 rebate) 3) Kingston V300 120GB Solid State Drive - 2.5" Form Factor, SATA III - $89.99 4) WD Blue 250 GB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5" - Sata 6 Gb/s, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache - Qty: 2 - $51.99ea 5) Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Video Card - 1GB GDDR5 - $144.99 Total: $643.94 + TX, S/H Oh, and... 6) PEACE on Earth. --> Donations are currently being accepted to help Santa defray the cost of acquiring the items on my list without the aid of his magical elves. Later... ~Eric
  2. Apple unveils new and interactive Mac Pro site - TUAW Yep, you read that right ... Mac Pro site
  3. The Redmond crew is further alienating their greatest competitive advantage in the PC marketplace, their OEM partners. I think all the sharp marketing folks over there have either left the building or are running for cover with this one. It's going to be very hard in today's market to recover the level of participation and cooperation the Microsoft OEM Partner system once used to dominate the PC world.
  4. V.T. Eric Layton

    Bad Hardware Day

    You've heard of having a bad hair day? Well, today was a bad hardware day for me. First my HP DVD writer started making ugly spindle motor sounds and would not read a disk, then a little later my 12 year old HP printer jammed up and broke a print head transport drive belt. Fortunately, thanks to the fact that I hoard used stuff out in my shop, I had a replacement DVD writer and an exact same model printer to replace these faulty ones with. Ain't hoarding great? All's well now. Sad about the old printer, though. She sure was a good little machine (Deskjet 842C). I bought it in 2000. It was the very first printer I ever bought brand new from a store. Nothing lasts forever, I s'pose. I definitely got my $119.00 out of it.
  5. amenditman

    Hardware made from elements

    Pretty nice article tracing the use of each element in the manufacture of all our things. http://www.techhive.com/article/2013092/the-periodic-table-of-tech.html
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