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Hardware Hacking

+ - SysAd Hardware search

Submitted by BiloxiGeek
BiloxiGeek (872377) writes "I'm trying to find a piece of equipment and so far I'm coming up with nothing. I have a number of workstations scattered throughout the building that are headless. No monitor, no mouse, and some have no keyboard. They just sit in a corner and do their thing. It would be nice to move them into the server room and connect them to our IP KVM but that's not an option at this time.

What I'm trying to find is a lightweight, easy to carry, monitor, keyboard and mouse. Occasionally I need to get to those systems directly and have to lug around an LCD, keyboard and sometimes a mouse and that gets really obnoxious. I'm thinking the LCD should be no more that 17" or it would kind of ruin the whole portable idea. The keyboard and mouse should be USB and PS/2 compatible but I'd settle for just USB. I suppose it would probably end up looking like a laptop, but be more like a single port, portable KVM, without the KVM switch capability.

Do you know of anyone manufacturing such an item?"
Communications

+ - SIPRNet in a handheld!

Submitted by BiloxiGeek
Movies

+ - NetFlix site down..->

Submitted by BiloxiGeek
BiloxiGeek (872377) writes "CNet is reporting the NetFlix site has been down for over 4 hours and there's no estimated restoration time coming from customer service. I've tried it off and on for at least the last four hours and keep getting:
The Netflix web site is temporarily unavailable. Our site is temporarily down. We're working hard to get the site up as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. You can contact Netflix Customer Service at 1-888-638-3549. — Your friends at Netflix"

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Data Storage

+ - Would you use LightScribe? How about on DualLayer?

Submitted by BiloxiGeek
BiloxiGeek (872377) writes "Well forget the DualLayer idea according to Verbatim.

After recently purchasing a LightScribe enabled burner I ran into a rather significant drawback. Yes it burns pretty much any CD or DVD media. The LightScribe feature is nice and beats the heck out of the sharpie marker and my chicken-scratch penmanship. Now for the problem; I created some iso images of a data DVD close the max of a dual layer DVD. Before I burn I run out to the local stores to find some LightScribe Dual Layer DVD-R's and find that those just don't exist.

Now I'm feeling a little ticked off (ok, I didn't research this aspect of LightScribe beforehand).

I emailed Verbatim to ask when Dual Layer DVD-R's will be available and they told me they have no plans for DL DVD media.

Quote:
The current LightScribe products are available in CD-R, DVD+R and DVD-R only.
There are no plans at this time for a DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL LightScibe product.
Unquote.

Knowing that you can save the cost of labels and ink, print snazzier looking labels for your homebrewed CD's and DVD's but will be limited to single layer capacity DVD's, would you buy a LightScribe drive and the media for your next computer, or get a 12-pack of Sharpie markers?"

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