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    Solving the following problem

    Or a Skype call with screen sharing?
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    Do you put your Windows sticker on your case?

    Intel/AMD stickers that are designed to look cool don't make it onto my case. Why would I put an ugly, tamper resistant sticker on it?
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    Programming - The beginning

    If you want to mainly interact with WMI, then try PowerShell. It makes life easy while digging through the OS, and it even supports doing WMI on remote computers "PowerShell Remoting" out of the box.
  4. I think if Intel actually advertises their W3680 as multi unlocked, the demand for the 980X/990X would drop significantly. I just love seeing the 12 threads in task manager :)
  5. I've chosen three processors below for comparison: Intel Core i7 980X Gulftown Intel Xeon W3680 Westmere-EP Intel Core i7 980 Gulftown All three have the same stock speeds (3.33GHz Turbo 3.6GHz), and 12MB cache. In fact, they don't have many differences at all, spec-wise. I'm seeing on StaticICE some W3680's priced at around the same as the 980, which makes it a better buy because it has a faster QPI bus. So here's what it comes down to: is the Westmere-EP processor multiplier unlocked? Because if it is, I would definitely get the W3680 over the 980X... Also, if someone can give a better indication of the market prices of each of the three processors that'd be nice too.
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    Who picked up a HP touchpad @ firesale pricing?

    Don't you worry; there'll be people working extra hard to make that happen. Some people bought that device just because it probably would run Android.
  7. Have you considered the Xeon W3680 instead of the X5680? The only difference is that it has 1 QPI link and only supports up to 24GB memory. For that, the chip is several hundred dollars cheaper. (Not too significant in comparison to your overall price.)
  8. Given the cost of electricity in Australia, I don't think it's worth doing it here - it'll cost you much more than if you mined in the US.
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    Is anyone attending the PMA Conference in Sydney?

    I just came back from the expo today. I saw tons of people bringing their big DSLR gear as well as consumer point and shoots. I didn't see security being anal about checking for labelling though, so it might be OK to bring your gear. Another heads up is that both HP and FujiFilm is offering free Photo Book prints, so make sure you bring some of your best shotss on a USB drive.
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    What I'm more impressed about is the way they've delivered the experience via Flash. Because it's not a simple static image, it's important to make sure that people less acquainted with technology to have the full experience. They've got it right with this demonstration. The question is, will we see a proprietary file format in the future that will require proprietary software to view, or can this be ratified into an open standard for all.
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    Is anyone attending the PMA Conference in Sydney?

    2SHY if you're going to bring your camera, just remember to permanently label your equipment. See http://www.pmaaustralia.com.au/a/46.html#camera for more info. I won't be bringing my gear, to save the hassle.
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    Quality vs. Dodgy UV filters

    Does anyone know how they go about cleaning the filters?
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    HTC to unlock bootloaders on phones now

    Finally. I hope the phones will eventually end up like PCs - Windows, Linux or whatever you choose.
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    freaky RF interference

    Try adjusting the length of the cabling; it might help in reducing some of the noise.
  15. If you need the device to act like a USB drive, then iPod won't even be an option for you. My iPod touch shows up as a camera device that's not writable.