I followed a thread on candlepowerforums about a guy who experienced permanent lung damage due to two mismatched lithium ion batteries in a flash light - one was presumably significantly in a different state of charge OR just a bad cell; experienced severe discharging and proceeded to thermal runaway in his house. In trying to get the light outside, he breathed in the toxic fumes and has permanent lung damage as a result. Be careful....
Sounds like you need something like the Intel NUC. My wife is very accommodating of having a PC in the living room after seeing what sagetv could do (before we started renting an HD DVR.) Now we use the PC to throw movies up, and honestly - with the right setup, it is very quiet.
An Intel NUC will be quiet - and if you're good, you can hide it so it's out of sight, out of mind.
What lengths are you running on USB/HDMI that you're getting tearing on the cabling in and of itself? That might just be a factor of the quality of the cables; I've run 35 foot cables without any issue - but these aren't bargain cables; they're around 70-100$ a piece for a work project (network operations center).
My house in Central Ohio was built in 2008, first moved in in 2009 and I bought in 2013. Appliances 5 years old, 1800 sq feet (not including 500+ sq ft basement + crawl space/utility room). Heat is gas, range is electric - and we cook a lot at home - Metered usage for last month is 600KWH. I have a server (2 spinning disks), router, cable modem and kitchen cabinet LED strips on 24x7. Laptop and 2 other PCs on intermittently; plasma TV + AV and cable receiver on for 6+ hours a day; whole house excluding some closets is LED.
My highest usage for the year was in August for a little less than 1200KWH, but that just shows that half of my electricity usage for that period is all Air Conditioning. 12 month roll up is just under 10,000KWH, so from an average perspective it's on par with yours - however you stated no AC no heat usage... odd.
That would be great advice, but there are other things to consider as you get older.
1. Bought a house? Sure, ditch that house and get an apartment.
2. School districts - where someone lives now might be better for their kids overall than having quality internet access.
3. Income limitations - might not be able to move quickly due to lack of cash on hand and new area cost of living.
I bought a house recently (second house I've owned) and made sure it had internet capability at least as good as what I could get in most other areas; additionally the area I'm in isn't exactly in the middle of a city which has a notable impact on internet choices. Other people who don't have a choice on the where-to-live part I feel should be able to have the ability to get reasonable internet access without worrying about the carrier being DERP. I don't expect the overall situation to be fixed in whole by being made into a utility, but there are some sides to this that could help the country as a whole get into a better position from an access perspective.
Right - and to the bigger point here; for most people who only have one "high speed" access for internet, there's no capitalism going on since the customer CAN'T switch.... rock and a hard place. This is why people are seeing internet as a utility to be a good thing; they're hoping that it will iron out any business selfishness that currently is in place.
There's always two sides to every coin though.
Actually, Netflix introducing their own link into Comcast's network helps the others get better speeds too. Let's say the peering link sans netflix is @ 80% load. With netflix added, it pushes the load to over 100%, which for a bandwidth-intensive operation like netflix causes buffering (buffer drops at the peering routers). With netflix paying to have a dedicated link, that peering link is now back to 80%. Win - win - except for netflix, who is paying for it.
I wouldn't ever on a car either!
I'm confused. Adamant that she WANTS it to look like a TARDIS, or adamant that she DOESN'T WANT it to look like a TARDIS?
Cause choice #1 above isn't the worst thing in the world.
Some tint actually has metal particles in it. If you go to get your car tinted, it's recommended not to use that type of tint as it will adversely affect cell reception and radio reception (especially on cars with embedded windhield/rear window antennas.)
I've had an M500 480GB for about a year now, absolutely no issues - although I'm running it on SATA2 in an older Core2Quad board. Best money spent, even when comparing to the Raptor that was previously booting/running the system.
What's even MORE AWESOME is that control-f in Outlook "forwards" emails; yet you use Control-E (what??) to "find". That frustrates me to no end every day.
Sounds like you have 2 legs of a three phase service wired into your house.
Well then you can stay on my lawn.
How much does one make when one moves a lawn? Must be a pretty penny!
See Lexus LFA (I know, it's a fringe car/argument) - they went with a digital cluster because they determined that an analog gauge couldn't keep up with the fast revving engine.