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Comment Welcome to 1997 (Score 2, Informative) 254

Long before nubs found napster..
We have a laptop hooked right into the mixer
The club hooked up DSL for 2 nights
Were uploading the stream to our Shoutcast server
Parties in Toronto & Chicago are picking up the stream

by the way... there is a nice little open source app called streamripper that allows you to record the music should it be good enough.
So yeah... good idea recording industry stay ahead of the curve..

Comment Re:Sorry Cisco (Score 1) 93

With Cisco building modules that can handle normal server tasks right on the gateway... why not build your own servers. I hope they do well, i respect Cisco... the other main players I only deal with because i have to. HP, Dell... phaa
Can Cisco enter the market with some competitive pricing is the big question..
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"Good Enough" Computers Are the Future 515

An anonymous reader writes "Over on the PC World blog, Keir Thomas engages in some speculative thinking. Pretending to be writing from the year 2025, he describes a world of 'Good Enough computing,' wherein ultra-cheap PCs and notebooks (created to help end-users weather the 'Great Recession' of the early 21st century) are coupled to open source operating systems. This is possible because even the cheapest chips have all the power most people need nowadays. In what is effectively the present situation with netbooks writ large, he sees a future where Microsoft is priced out of the entire desktop operating system market and can't compete. It's a fun read that raises some interesting points."

Comment Gaming Laptop for the win. (Score 1) 236

A couple quality gaming notebooks along w/ NAS style of storage. (BlacX w/ your Hitachi TB drives.) Using Solar along side deep cycle batteries + inverter might help you juggle your power losses.
Each notebook should have be able to host at least 3 moderate guest machines.
Setting up a scenario like this is not cheap if your talking under 10G.

*grab a small Honda generator also.

Comment HP NEVER MADE GAMING RIGS (Score 1) 417

I Feel like i'm taking Crazy Pills! HP was never, nor will they ever be in the gaming pc market.
No remotely-serious gamer would use one of those machines.
Because of this, any opinions from HP are null, -or so abstract they require a post like this...

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