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  1. When I joined the forums a few months ago they were bustling with interesting threads about community projects and ideas. When I check them today they are bustling with not much. Littered with "What should I do with my old desktop", "What laptop should I buy", "What should I do with my old box" and "help meh!" threads. It's a newbies playground. It's literally gotten to the point at which clicking "View New Posts" and reading hurts me. Adios and be well all. Inb4 "fuck you" "no u" etc;
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    Old Desktop

    Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Seriously? ANOTHER one of these threads? There must be over 9000 threads about exactly the same topic "what should i do with my old box". It's killing me, make it stop.
  3. I didn't bother to watch it.
  4. You need to get a floppy disk and drive.
  5. I'm not quite sure who gave you the authority to talk for the "people" but I'd personally like to see a segment on this.
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    MAC,PC,LINUX

    The reason the cast uses XP is probably the same reason I do. It's far more slimline than Vista. I know that Darren uses an Acer aspire one which has a single core and a max of 1.5GB RAM, for these reasons XP is an excellent choice. It's lightweight, easy to use, reliable and highly supported, compared to Vista which is slightly more "end user friendly", "looks nicer" but requires a superior set of hardware to achieve the same performance as XP. That said, possibly the reason that I, darren, matt, the majority of the IT community running Windows and 95% of Business is still using XP is that XP does and probably will always have the best Performance to Hardware ratio for 90% of all users. If you want to dual-boot linux, that's fine. With the GUI built into most modern Nix distributions it's ridiculously easy anyway, even setting up a bootloader is automatic. That's your call. As mentioned above by other users I'd also recommend against getting a pre-made PC as they tend to be "non-downgradable" or at least "hard to downgrade" since 90% of all PCs now-a-days are shipped with SATA HDD's and XP will only support modern SATA drives with manufactuer drivers, which means a good traul for manufactueres drivers, or as I discovered buying a new hard disk (some manufactueres wont release their disk drivers for XP installs). Not only that but in terms of Cost to Hardware you're going to get 50% more hardware if you build it yourself. Just not true. Most end users can run Vista on 1GB RAM with absolutely no problems at all(Infact all of my family does). You should remember that most people just use a computer for Web/Email/Music etc. If £50 is chump change then yes, however like I; I'm sure that a lot of the people reading the forums don't see it the same.
  7. Solder the clip back into its socket using a soldering gun.
  8. Since Rev3 I skip through episodes in about 5mins to see if there's any decent content in there =/ One thing that caught my eye was: [23:49] <mubix> if you have a complaint, please use the forum [23:50] <Snakey> if you say anything on the forums you get banned [23:50] <KungFuJesus> mubix: is feedback@hak5.org still around? [23:50] <mubix> yup What's this all about? No complaints in IRC now?
  9. Get a messenger kit & Gears 2. Enjoy hours of quality gameplay.
  10. You're going to want to get an additional antenna for your laptop, a USB stick with optional changable antenna is your best bet, because you can then additionally add a larger and larger antenna as and if you require it. Something like this:
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    Netbook Crisis

    As mentioned above, there's a lot of threads asking exactly this in the hak5.org forums (10+). A search for "netbook" returned 6 results. http://hak5.org/forums/index.php?act=Searc...lite=%2Bnetbook Searching for "acer" finds a lot more. http://hak5.org/forums/index.php?act=Searc...ighlite=%2Bacer
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