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Offbeat Relish / 2014 A look back
« on: January 01, 2015, 12:16:57 am »
For all our members and guest, please feel free to chime in and recolate something in 2014 that you would like to inform/educate everyone that may have not made it to main stream media. I'm looking at billy and Tex  :P those two rascals. HAPPY NEW YEARS  [slap]


General Discussion / Happy Thanksgiving
« on: November 27, 2013, 06:09:36 am »
To our members and guest alike, Happy Turkey day everyone.


Gaming / PlayStation 4
« on: August 20, 2013, 10:56:33 am »
PlayStation 4 launches on November 15, Vita gets price cut. By Chris Morris.

Sony has announced that its next-generation system will go on sale November 15 in North America and in Europe on November 29 -- and it's going to have a lot of retail support.

While the exact number of games available on Day One wasn't revealed, the company announced 15 new PS4 exclusives at its annual press conference at the Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany. Over 30 games will be available during the console's "launch window," which Sony defines as the time between the system's launch day and the end of 2013.

Sony shared updated information on several previous announced games, including infamous: Second Son and Killzone: Shadowfall, but gamers seemed more excited about the announcement of a re-imagined Shadow of the Beast, the 1989 side-scroller originally published for the Commodore Amiga. The company also announced a slew of independent games that coming to the PS4, including the sequel to Hotline Miami, breakout PC hit Rogue Legacy, and Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell's new game, Volume.




Offbeat Relish / Was that billy and tex
« on: August 08, 2013, 07:46:00 am »

Computers - Technology / Black Hat Conference
« on: August 02, 2013, 03:54:23 am »
The next time your plug in your iPhone into someone else's charger, you could be putting all your personal data at risk. Malicious software could be installed without your knowledge that lets hackers attack your device.

What I like about this article is that a 3D printer was used to create a Mactans device to mimic an iPhone charger.

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Computers - Technology / Chromecast
« on: July 24, 2013, 07:21:38 am »
By Rebecca Greenfield

Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device. The general upshot is that it ports the television on your computer. The whole thing makes watching TV from your phone or computer seamless.

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General Discussion / July 4th, 2014
« on: July 03, 2013, 08:18:15 am »
Happy July 4th to everyone whom celebrates this nations independence.

 [cake]  [cake]  [beerchug]

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Offbeat Relish / 2012 A look back
« on: December 29, 2012, 10:55:33 pm »

Offbeat Relish / Watch your children
« on: December 19, 2012, 01:46:20 am »
I now know that if NYS Mario Cuomo and President Obama see this video there will be legislation to further the extinction of the Golden Eagle!!!


Yes it was a fake, but good job to those outta Montréal


Computers - Technology / Hardware, best of 2012
« on: December 18, 2012, 06:01:29 am »
Hardware 2.0: Best CPUs and motherboards list (2012 edition)



Computers - Technology / Intel processor lineup for 2013
« on: December 18, 2012, 05:27:57 am »
14 new desktop processors, ranging from a flagship 3.5GHz quad-core Core i7-4770K part to a more modest Core i5-4430S 2.7GHz quad-core part, all with updated on-board graphics.

Complete Story--->


PS - When ZDNet pulls the page down I will close this topic.

Offbeat Relish / Black Marble aka Earth
« on: December 06, 2012, 03:26:51 am »
NASA is known for its "Blue Marble" images, which show Earth's sunlit disk as seen from space — and now it's making a splash with the nighttime view, nicknamed the "Black Marble."

This picture of the night lights of North and South America is just one frame in the Black Marble series, which is based on data from the Suomi NPP satellite and was unveiled today during the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in San Francisco. The image has been built up from readings made by the weather/climate satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, or VIIRS.

It'd be tough to snap this kind of picture at any single moment, because of cloud cover as well as seasonal changes in the way sunlight falls on our planet. Suomi NPP's handlers had an easier job, because the satellite could make multiple passes in April and October. Those fly-overs produced data that could be presented as a full-disk nighttime view of Earth.

NASA says the VIIRS instrument's "day-night band" is well-suited to pick up on dim signals such as city lights as well as gas flares, auroras, wildifires and reflected moonlight. For the Black Marble images, stray sources of light were removed during processing to emphasize the city lights.

"Artificial lighting is an excellent remote-sensing observable and proxy for human activity," Chris Elvidge, who leads the Earth Observation Group at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Geophysical Data Center.

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General Discussion / The Sun
« on: April 16, 2012, 12:57:16 pm »
The sun erupted in an amazing solar flare today (April 16), unleashing an intense eruption of super-heated plasma that arced high above the star's surface before blasting out into space.



Computers - Technology / RAM
« on: April 16, 2012, 12:54:27 am »
Whether it's 32 bit or 64 bit how does one partion RAM like partioning a SCSI HDD? Any input much appreciated.


General Discussion / Baseball USA
« on: July 04, 2011, 08:33:53 pm »
Inter-league is about over but the game of baseball goes on. Who do you like to make it Octobre baseball? Please chime in.

Me - I hate to say it (Synbios) Boston outta the AL East and Philly outta the NL East.


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