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[H] Enthusiast Archives: June 2009Archive Listing


Monday June 29, 2009

Intel’s Clarksdale Shipping In 4Q09?

DigiTimes, citing unnamed sources in the motherboard industry, claims that Intel has moved the mass-production schedule of its 32nm Clarksdale processors up to the fourth quarter of 2009.

Intel has brought forward the mass-production schedule of its new 32nm processor codenamed Clarkdale to the fourth quarter of 2009 from the originally planned first quarter of 2010, according to sources from motherboard makers.

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Windows 7 Preorder a Hit on Amazon

Seriously, did anyone think this was going to go any other way than what it did? Of course Windows 7 preorders for $49 - $99 are going to be a hit, beats the hell out of buying it for full retail.

The two offers have proven exceptionally popular on Amazon. The Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade package vaulted to No. 1, not just in Amazon's software store, but among all electronics products on the site. Meanwhile, the Windows 7 Professional upgrade was No. 2 among software products. Amazon also has a lot of Windows 7 info on its site, as well as a paid delivery option that guarantees that the product will arrive on October 22.

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100 Year Old People Use Twitter

It was so embarrassing to find out that 100 year old people are using Twitter that I signed up too so I could be as hip as a centenarian. Don’t laugh, Kyle signed up too!

"These centenarians are really inspiring because they are starting to embrace newer trends and newer technologies," said Sherri Snelling, senior director at Evercare, one of the nation's largest care coordination programs, which commissioned the survey.

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Corsair Launches New Performance Series SSDs

Corsair announced two new products in its Performance Series SSD family: the P128 and P64 high-performance solid-state drives. Building on the success of the award-winning P256 SSD, the Corsair P128 delivers the same 220MB/sec read speeds and 200MB/sec write speeds as its higher capacity cousin, at a lower cost.

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Man Invents Video Game Timer

Some old guy invented a fool proof video game timer. It’s fool proof because everyone knows it is impossible to have an extra power cord or, even better, just cut the plastic zip tie on the device. Around here, we use the totally FREE [H] timer method in our house, we call it "parenting."

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Jobs Back On The Job

Steve Jobs is back on the job…I guess that makes headquarters "re-Cupertino!" Get it? Re-Cupertino? Heh, oh well…it made me laugh. In other news, I'm a tard and I laugh at my own jokes.

Jobs, 54, is working from Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters "a few days a week" and working from home the remaining days, Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said Monday.

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Gaming News

Blame WoW for StarCraft 2's Tardiness @ Joystiq

David Perry's Visit To Michael Jackson's Neverland @ VE3D

id Bringing Quake 3 Arena to iPhone @ Shacknews

Licensed Avatar Clothing Starts Rolling Out @ Kotaku

Courts Won't Block Remote Storage DVR Systems

The Supreme Court has declined to hear arguments on whether a remote-storage DVR system violates copyright laws. That is good news for consumers, bad news for big studios and television networks.

For consumers, the action means that Cablevision and perhaps other cable system operators soon will be able to offer DVR service without need for a box in their homes. The remote storage unit exists on computer servers maintained by a cable provider.

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OLPC Operating System Free

Want to try out the OLPC’s operating system? Well, now you can as long as you have a USB flash drive that is larger than 1GB.

This page is designed to help you to put your Sugar on a Stick image under Windows on a thumbdrive. If you have questions, trouble or feedback, please let us know on the SoaS talk page. If you can improve these instructions, please edit the page and do so!

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[H]ardware Round-Up

Cooling

Noctua NF-S12B FLX 120mm Fan @ DSM

ETC.

Cooler Master SNA 95 Slim Notebook Power Adapter @ Tweaknews

MSI Wind U100-641US 10-inch Netbook @ Legit Reviews

Motherboards

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P Motherboard @ Hardware Logic

Power Supply

Seventeam V-Force ST-750P-AF PSU @ ModReactor

Folding@Home Milestone

This is just a reminder to all of you out there that aren’t currently folding (and could spare a bit of your PC’s resources to help a wonderful cause) that we can always use another person in the [H]orde. You see, although [H]ardOCP has the #1 Folding team on the planet, we need your help to stay there. Folding is easy, all you have to do is download and install the Folding@Home program, set your team number to TEAM #33 and you are all set. If you still need help or have any questions, forum member "Xilikon" put all the Folding guides that a person could possibly need into one easy-to-find location. Hit the link, follow the directions and you’ll be up and folding in no time at all.

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Trust me when I say that Folding@Home is extremely easy to do. Using a single video card and a PS3, I am cranking out 5,000 - 7,000 points per day and today I just broke the 1,000,000 point mark. It's just that easy! Oh yeah, congrats to Team #33 for breaking the 2 BILLION POINTS mark today as well!

Motorcycle + Car = This Thing

Remember that old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercial where the guy is like "You got chocolate in my peanut butter!" and the other guy is like "You got peanut butter in my chocolate!" Well that’s what we have here except it is a car and a motorcycle. eek!

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