Saturday, June 20, 2009

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar® Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA II 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive Bulk $72 Rebate is in ad Expires June 20

TRENDnet TEW-432BRP Wireless G Broadband Router with lots of setup options at Buy/com $15 at BUY com.
Trednet wifi router Gets good reviews at Amazon: \

Logitech Digital Precision PC Gaming Headset $13 at
Click Here has the refurbished Logitech Digital Precision PC Gaming Headset for $13 + $0 shipping = $13 shipped

Winegard Outdoor HDTV Antenna for $32 + free shipping again offers the Winegard HD-1080 Outdoor HDTV Antenna for $31.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $9. This bow-tie antenna receives UHF, VHF, and local HDTV broadcasts.

New: Dell 22" 1080p Widescreen LCD Display for $139 + free shipping Dell Home offers the Dell S2209W 21.5" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. N764H, for $199 with free shipping. Apply coupon code "C3Q7GBDZZR5GMH" to drop it to $139. 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 5ms response time, 1,000:DVI-D (with HDCP) and VGA inputs. Coupon expires June 25.

New: Dell S2309W 23" 1080p Widescreen LCD Display for $159 + free shipping Dell Home offers the Dell S2309W 23" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. F906G, for $239 with free shipping. Apply coupon code "337B?PT55MDH0X" to drop it to $159. 1920x1080 (1080p), 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5 ms response time, DVI-D (with HDCP) and VGA inputs. Coupon expires June 25.

AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz 65W Dual-Core Processor $87 at Newegg Click Here Newegg has the AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor for $87 with free shipping. sports a 2x1MB L2 cache, 65W thermal power, virtualization technology and 64-bit support. Heatsink and Fan included.

2-Pack Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB 32MB Drive $200 at Dell Click Here Dell Home has the 2-Pack Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive for $270 - $70 off coupon code QSRDBGRSGP7MFG [Exp 6/30, 1000] = $200 with free shipping. Features a rotational speed of 7200RPM and 32MB Cache. Here's Seagate's site pimping this drive. [

Hitachi 0A38016 1TB SATA Hard Drive $67 at Newegg
Click Here Newegg has the Hitachi 0A38016 1TB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive for $75 - 10% off with coupon code EMCHDD10A = $67 with free shipping. Features up to 43% idle power savings compared with previous generation products

Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB SATA Drive $45 at Newegg
Click Here Newegg has the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 0A35415 500GB SATA 7200 RPM 16MB Buffer Hard Drive Bulk for $50 - $5 coupon code EMCHDD10A [Exp 6/24] = $45 with free shipping. a choice of parallel ATA or serial ATA interface.

BlackBerry Storm 9530 Cell Phone $49.99 with Contract
Touch screen display that depresses slightly so you can feel the motion and it clicks when released. Supports single-touch, multi-touch and gestures. Cut and paste included.
Better Camera with higher resolution 3.2MP including video/auto focus/flash. BlackBerry still gets the nod for enterprise email integration with more flexibility and a proven track record.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Is Sun's SPARC architecture on life support?

Sun's long-hyped Rock chip is apparently dead. Well, that's one less project for Oracle to cancel when the merger goes through. With Sun's high-end future SPARC platform DOA, the future of SPARC machines gets riskier for enterprise IT strategists. With Solaris available on X64 commodity servers, there's no longer a huge case for SPARC.

Worth pondering: with the entire stack from base server hardware to Layer 7 applications, Oracle has the opportunity to create the one-stop shop for IT that has not existed since IBM got out of the application software business 40 years ago this month. What will Oracle do with that opportunity?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon Details

Vendors and sellers have recently spilled the beans in regards to individual plans. Although Windows 7 doesn't officially hit the market until October 22, the program--set to kick off on June 26-- is to stimulate potential customers into purchasing a new PC before the Windows 7 launch ...Earl

New Bing Search Engine Raising Fears at Google

Sergey Brin Google co-founder is, according to sources inside the tech behemoth, leading the team of search-engine specialists in an effort to determine how Bing's crucial search algorithm differs from Google's. MICROSOFT'S 'DECISION ENGINE' DECIDEDLY RACY WITH VIDEOS ...Earl

Sunday, June 14, 2009

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 06-14-09

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 06-14-09. 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) Going to start the week off with this an article sent to me a while back. Reminded me of the “Back to the Future” movie when he stuffed the banana peels into the car engine. I very much like the idea of using trash directly to power a car. Soon we may have our own private energy converter to run something, the car, refrigerator, or maybe just a few lights.
2) This is one of those things I kept wondering how long it would be before they became popular again. Meaning the Zeppelin a tourist company in San Fransisco is doing the revival. While it sounds a little pricey in the article, I would think popularity would bring down the price if they caught on. I like the idea, I would rather see them over the Grand Canyon than helicopters, and Vegas much quieter. I say bring them back
3) This article in New Scientist was pretty interesting, the title “Seven things that don’t make sense about gravity” pretty much says it all. That bit about the more we learn the less we know keeps dogging the research physicists. But, it is okay I enjoy watching the show, I just wish I spoke the language a little better.
4) There was quite a bit of talk about radio on the last few shows, so when I ran across this it seemed to be a fit here. I personally had not heard of low power FM, but with the current changes in the air waves, there may be some more opportunities for local community oriented radio.
5) For my geek orirented link of the week I thought the dissection of a worm might be interesting, that would be the conflicker worm. Interesting article here on the origin, inner workings, and general information.