Saturday, October 30, 2010

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Office Depot has the Lenovo H215 0893-1DU Dual-Core Desktop Computer for $380 with free shipping. AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core 2.7GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM ATI Radeon HD graphics, 500GB HDD, DVD±RW, Win 7 HP x64

For its newsletter subscribers only, offers the Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250GB Serial ATA 2.5" Internal Notebook Drive, model no. WD2500BEVT, for $46.99 with free shipping. Coupon code "EMCZYNW55" cuts it to $36.99 ($0.15/GB).

Kingston 8GB DataTraveler 101 Generation 2 (G2) USB Flash Drive (Red) - DT101G2/8GBZ
THis is just $12 at FREE Shipping

Dell Small Business continues to offer its Dell PowerEdge T110 Intel Xeon Quad Core 2.4GHz Server for $399 with free shipping. It comes with an Intel Xeon X3430 2.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 250GB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD-ROM drive, and Gigabit Ethernet. No OS is included.

I-Concepts PC Stereo Headset with Flexible Microphone - M79130
$6 Free Shipping at offers this Universal Leather Cell Phone Case, model no. COTHXXXXLC33, for $6.99. Coupon code "S10PLCB" drops it to $1.49. With free shipping, Has a magnetic flap cover and belt clip. Coupon expires after 1,000 uses.

Newegg has the AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCJ4DGI for $86 + $0 shipping = $86 shipped. Nippon Labs eSATA Bracket One SATA II and One eSATA 2 ports combo bracket included with purchase

Newegg has the Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive WD20EADS (bare drive) for $100 - $20 off with coupon code EMCZYZX48 = $80 with free shipping. StableTrac helps reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.

Newegg has the HP Pavilion P6540F 2.8GHz, 8GB DDR3 1TB Desktop for $680 - $80 off with coupon code EMCYTZT214 [Exp 10/31] = $600 with free shipping. AMD Phenom II 830 2.8GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB hard drive ATI Radeon HD 4200, DVD+/-RW/CD-RW, 802.11n, Win 7 HP x64

Newegg has the Asus LS246H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Monitor for $200 - $50 rebate [Exp 10/31] = $150 with free shipping. Features ulta-slim profile, seamless front bezel with a mirror-finish, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 50,000:1 Asus Smart Contrast Ratio, 2ms response time, HDMI

Newegg has the RiDATA RDSDHC16G-LIG10 Lightning Series 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card for $26 with free shipping. Features Class 10 speeds and complies with SDA 2.0 specs

The Microsoft Store offers the retail-packaged Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack (pictured), model no. GFC-00236, bundled with a Cisco Valet M10 802.11n Wireless Router for $149.99 with free shipping. This pack features three licenses and includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Crossover Linux

It's been described as wine (Linux) on steroids. I want to get away from windows at work. The cost for windows IMO is getting out of control. So, of course there's one site I must use that won't run on anything other than Internet Explorer. Tried just about every Browser available I could find for Ubuntu Linux. Google was my friend and I stumbled on codeweavers Crossover Linux. It's not a free Program but, it's far cheaper than windows and it will run IE 6 well enough inside Ubuntu so the site I need works ( It's a Java script thing for you Computer geeks out there) well enough so I can do what I need. There is a free trial available. Just my $.02

Sunday, October 24, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 10-24-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 10-24-10. You can listen live every Sunday from 11AM to 12PM Pacific that's 2PM to 3PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Okay, I like it when I can start with a double header. The guys at M.I.T. have sure visited the Gregg Zone on a lot of occasions in the past, and now they are in focus again. It seems they have come up with a portable desalination plant that can be easily shipped into disaster zones, or anyplace else they wish. I am sure the military is interested since clean water is heavy and hard to transport.

2) This one I found made me think instantly of Earl, air bags have been around for a while now so I suppose it was just a matter of time until they were adapted to bicycles. I have mixed feelings on this one, here in Las Vegas wearing anything extra in the summer can be a problem, but then if it saves your life, or quality of life I suppose it would be worth it.

3) Now about the whole space thing, if I wanted to go I could… maybe next year. Wow, that sounds like one of those unattainable dreams about the future. While not that long ago it seemed just a little far-fetched for me, if I had the money I could buy a ticket. This is a link to the new space port just completed in New Mexico. Accompanying video is very cool be sure to check out the other video links on the groundbreaking, I was surprised that they finished on time, it took them less than 1 ½ years to complete.

4) It was about 2-3 years ago I was touting the new prototype printers that replicate objects by printing up layers of assorted materials to build an object, instead of print on paper. At that time I was postulating on how many years it would be before I could have one at home. If I was to guess then I do not think my answer would have been about three years. But, it looks like they are going to come out very soon.

5) For my geek link I ran across this, not sure how many out there are web site builders, or just how well this information was broadcast, but just in case you missed it I thought I would put it up here. Sounds like it could be an expensive trip down a road that could be avoided.