Saturday, May 09, 2009

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

New: ASUS 24" 1080p Widescreen LCD Display with HDMI for $190 + free shipping Today Sunday only offers the
ASUS 23.6" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. VH242H, for $189.99 with free shipping. charges the same. Resolution is 1920x1080 (1080p), integrated speakers, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m² brightness, 5ms response time, HDMI input, DVI and VGA inputs.

SanDisk 4GB Cruzer Micro USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $8 + free shipping offers the retractable
SanDisk 4GB Cruzer Micro USB 2.0 Flash Drive, model no. SDCZ6-4096-A11, for $10.95 plus free shipping. Add coupon code "MLC122433A" to your cart to slice it to $7.95

D-Link 802.11n Wireless 4-Port Router with Laptop Adapter for $40 + free shipping
Back at is the
D-Link DIR-615 802.11n Wireless 4-Port Router together with the D-Link DWA-642 RangeBooster N CardBus Notebook Adapter for $39.99 plus free shipping. (Scroll down to "Combo Deals" to find the bundle.)

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Friday, May 08, 2009

How many Intel CPUs will fail the XP Mode test in Windows 7? | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report |

If you are planning on running Windows 7's XP virtualization on your existing processor read this. Read this especially if you are running Intel. I'm pleased to discover that both my CPU's, laptop and desktop, will run it if I choose to. If you can't run MS's virtualization the good new is that Parallels is working on their own solution and of course there is always VMWare, but you will need to supply your own XP license where as Win 7 will come with an XP license for the purpose.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Wireless Heart and Patient Monitor Trasmits Info to Doctor Via CallPhone

A new product costing hundreds rather than thousands of dollars that will let your doctor or staff monitor you wherever you are via cellphone. The system will be available via prescription from a physician and consists of the wearable, wireless sensor; a small portable device that transmits vital data to a patient’s physician from anywhere in the world.

SCO to fight US bankruptcy trustee's motion to liquidate it

From the "it couldn't happen to a better company dept.", it looks like after a long tortuous illness, brought about by hubris and greed, SCO is finally going to die a well deserved death. Ding dong.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 05-03-09

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 05-03-09. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific that's 1PM to 4PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) For my green link this week I am going back to basics, do we really understand what is causing the problem? I have often noticed that it seems the more sure people are about something, the more likely it is they have overlooked something important. While I am sure we humans fit into the equation in a big way, when it comes to climate change causation it just seems their may be some missing pixels. This is a very interesting article about our current sun cycle, which is nothing like any thing we have seen so far. Of course when we look at the life time of the sun, and do the math we have only been observing it for the equivalent of a nano second or so.
2) For my second offering I am going to the very cool, but with a few little hidden thought provoking twists. This is one of the better illusions I have seen, it looks to be a picture of Albert Einstein, but if you back off the monitor seven or eight feet, from a distance it morphs into Marilyn Monroe. It reminds me of those objects I see by the side of the road in the distance that morph from an animal into a tree trunk. In an odd sort of way it illustrates many things in our lives other than vision. How many points of view have you had about something from opinions of people and politics, to views on theories of science, religion or whatever, only to have them morph into something else upon closer examination?
3) I cannot remember for sure who sent me this one, I think it was Troll, but it may have been Joe, as it has been in my show stuff folder for a few weeks. But, thank you. This has to be the definitive site on the Aurora, better known as the Northern Lights. If you have any curiosity about them, or just want to see what Joe is talking about when he refers to them, this is the place to go. The site is put up by Michigan Tech, and has everything from, forecasts and maps, causes and effects, to as many images as you could want.
4) This is another of those definitive sites covering a subject to the nth degree. If you are at all interested in the Kryptos Sculpture at the C.I.A. headquarters, or if this is new to you and you want to read up on it, view videos on it, well this is the place. It is a fascinating read, I am not to sure what I think about the whole thing, but that is just not unusual. I will leave my opinions lying on the cutting room floor of my mind, and leave it up to you to try and make sense of it.
5) And now, the geek link of the week, what could be better coming from the zone than the “global warming” of the internet. An article predicting we will run out of band width in the near future. Reducing the internet to an unreliable toy around 2012, funny how that year keeps coming up in the oddest places, usually about something dire. Anyway they make what seems to be a plausible case for a rather unfortunate end to our fun. I also learned another new term from the article though, just when I thought I might digest the concept of a petabyte, now I have to think about an exabyte, (billion trillion). Read it here,

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

OCZ 2GB (2x1GB) PC3 DDR3 Desktop RAM Kit offers the
OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB PC3-14400 DDR3-1800 240-Pin Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit with two 1GB DIMMs, model no. OCZ3N1800SR2GK, for $54.99. This $40 mail-in rebate drops the price to $14.99. With free shipping, . Rebate ends May 8.

Sceptre 24" Widescreen LCD Display for $200 + $2 s&h
CompUSA again offers the Sceptre 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. x24wg-Naga, for $199.99 plus $1.99 for shipping

Acer X183H b 18.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor
$100 (29% off $140 retail) at CompUSA

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Motorola H680 Bluetooth Headset for $17 + free shipping offers the Motorola H680 Bluetooth Headset for $16.99 with free shipping. Features include nine hours of talk time and up to 300 hours standby.