Patrick Roberts

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  1. You should have slapped him. Trust me, I wanted to. And winphone 7 games === awesome
  2. I have Brink, Crysis 1/2, L4D/2, Borderlands, Portal 2, BC2, and a crapton more on steam to play. And it has been established that Kevin sucks at crysis 2.
  3. Patrick Roberts

    Show Your Office

    That is a pretty fun game. Thankfully, I have managed to get away from the hell that was android and now use both winphone 7 and webos, depending on my mood. And xbox live on the go=win.
  4. Patrick Roberts

    Show Your Office

    Yeah, suuuuure.
  5. I'm with continuum on this. A smaller ssd plus a decently fast data drive is the way to go. I currently have all my steam files on their own HD (well, I used to... now their on their own partition on the same drive as the media files since the steam drive died.), and it works out great.
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    Anyone seen/heard/used cloudfoundry before? Its a PaaS from vmware that is also open source, and is a pretty good product for being less than a month old. I have it running on two vps's at the moment serving up quite a few domains. And it does a decent job as well, no hassle for me to push my rails or node project up to the cloud, including parody projects (have a 76LOC proxy that does a regex on another site before returning it. Twas fun to write). When they get php support integrated I'm planning on moving all my vps's to it, since it will make my life oh so much easier.
  7. I am intrigued... I don't know if I could ever use something like that, but its cool none the less.
  8. I do really like fords SYNC stuff, but their recent reboot issues make me a little wary. If there is a computer in my car, it should not crash at all, and if it DOES, it should either come back up immediately OR load into a failsafe system.
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    Best upcoming games in 2011?

    Well, Crysis 2 just came out, that will be epic. Then there is portal 2, and then the new deus ex. All for PC, naturally.
  10. Its 50/50 that the 9800GTX+ melts itself
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    Any of you guys ride motorcycles?

    *Whistles in his SUV*
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    How protected is your family data?

    *Whistles as the only computer set up to backup in his house, the mac mini, does.*
  13. I don't think I have the link anymore, unfortunatly.
  14. I still think there is no way a case did that to the MBA.
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    Playback 720p through 100mbit network?

    Yeah, I'm betting that your wireless speeds are nowhere near 100mbit at all. Have you looked at bitrate of the connection while streaming/copying files to see what it actually is?
  16. Patrick Roberts

    Free SSD To Good Home

    *Would use it as a hood ornament*
  17. My desktop has a 5850 In it, while my T400 has the 3470 and intel 4500 in it. The mini has some random nVidia Card in it, and the old Asus C90s has a 8600m GT in it. And right now I'm on the ATI side of the fence, the nvidia 8/9 series has left a bad taste in my mouth for now.
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    Build it or go to the cloud?

    S3 would be miles more accessible/reliable but also would be 200+ a month for 2TB. The question is is the increased uptime worth 200 a month for you.
  19. Patrick Roberts

    SCALE 9X

    The link isn't loading for me, but whatever. Heh, I don't really doubt the iPad has sold that much, I have one somewhere myself. I pretty much use it purely for a web/irc device, and it works good for that.
  20. Patrick Roberts

    SCALE 9X

    Anyone seen/heard anything about this? Its a Linux Conference in LA thats taking place, well, now.
  21. Patrick Roberts

    SCALE 9X

    As of this second palm is... stalled in regards to growth. Everyone knows that, and palm admits it. But we do know that thats going to change. Soon. The Veer is going to be out soon which will be the first device with the full backing of HP's marketing division, and after that the pre3 and the touchpad are due for release. But all of that is piddles compared to another market HP has said they are moving webos to. Which is their computers. Sometime this year HP is going to ship webos on every computer they ship. Hows that for scale.
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    SCALE 9X

    Heh. He should be writing an article on webos-internals and HPalm soon enough, so watch for that. (Note: I'm manning the webos-internals booth at scale among other things)
  23. Ouch. I will say this, the two times I had to use applecare they were fantastic. Way back when I had an iBook G3 that had a faulty logic board setup and the first time it died was a week before a vacation to hawaii. Two days before I left it was back in my hands, which was pretty amazing considering average turnaround was 2 weeks.
  24. I swear this logitech bluetooth kb can detect when I leave my desk. Every time I get up it beeps and when I walk back to my desk. Anywho, would much rather have a webcam watch and logout if it didn't see a face for 30 seconds.
  25. Patrick Roberts

    How do you backup your data ?

    Mac Mini is timeshared to some drive under my desk. Everything else is not backed up.