There are, what, at least four now? (Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, iTunes).
How are the for-pay versions? I'm tempted to go with Apple because they cloudify the music you already have, which is handy, though I think only 25 gigs worth - perhaps this has changed.
Shell-shocker deal.. 3.8GHz AMD Vishira Quad, 8GB memory, 1TB WD blue, case, PSU, DVD-RW, 5k series Radeon all for $280. I JUST ordered a budget-build for a friend based on the cheaper 3.6GHz A8-5600K, and it was $330... Seeing this pop up this morning made me sick, but I figured I would at least spread the link around in case anyone else was looking for something.
Swap in a decent video card, and this would make a great gaming rig, also.. Hell, I'm sure it would play a lot with the card it comes with.
I guess we all knew it would start happening eventually, but this is the first of the Big Names™ I recall, off the top of my head, going away.
I will have a sad when Steam says they're done. (Not that I expect that to happen any time soon, but eventually...)
For those playing ESO, I made an Imperial Sorc. The guild is faction connected due to the PVP(and maybe other things I do not know about).
I had to choose a faction for it, so I chose AD, since it seems the most popular. My character name is Regex, and the guild is ExitZero.
Let me know what you make/where you are, and I'll invite you in.
Taking some inspiration from Jac, I've been thinking of upgrading my Mac Pro.
It isn't altogether likely that I will get a new Mac Pro anytime soon, and realistically an enthusiast gaming pc will have to wait another year or two.
Seems to me that ram, disk, and GPU are my main bottlenecks -
Current system specs:
- : Hardware Overview:
- Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number of Processors: 2
Total Number of Cores: 8
Micah moved, Thomas had a baby, Daniel and I are introverts, but it's time to get this thing rolling again. The Casbah in Durham has closed and the venue has become "Social Games and Brews." It's got arcade games (yes, pinball too), skeeball, and board games and beer (if you like that stuff). Every other Wednesday night, there's an open game night which sounds like a fine time to reestablish OME. Tonight is too soon, but next month on the 9th sounds pretty good to me. I've added it to the Nott Voror calendar.
I'd love to school y'all in some Munchkin or Settlers...
I've recently been playing Civ again, and I don't know if it's a recent patch, bad luck, sunspots, or what, but it's been non stop denounce/war decs on me. I've backed down from deity to prince to see if that was the issue, but nope.
I built this machine in '09. ASUS claimed the motherboard would support 6x2G of DDR-3. At the time, I was thinking 6G would probably do just fine for a while (which it did), so I just got 3x2G sticks. Not too long ago, partly because DDR-3 is getting harder to find cheap, and partly because I'd been seeing my machine idle at 30-40% memory usage more often (/shrug) I figured I'd go ahead and get that other 6G.