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иногда они оживают... [06 Jan 2012|08:22pm]

skaznov
Nikon D7000, Nikon af-s 50/1.4, 1/160 сек, f/1.4, ISO 250.
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I know this comm is dead. [30 Sep 2010|11:34am]

theclamsman
Just like LJ is virtually dead after the Russians took it over. But. Had to post this, because it's clear that we're not the only ones who know that Steve Jobs sucks.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple

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Something fun. [12 Jun 2009|09:49am]

theclamsman
I know this comm is pretty dead, so how about this video to lighten things up (plus the video goes with my ol' iDouche graphic...sort of).



LOL!

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[04 Oct 2008|08:06pm]

emploding
[ mood | awake ]

Today I claimed what I see to be a small victory. My girlfriend uses an iBook and all I ever hear is how she wishes it could do this, or wishes it could do that. She's VERY computer illiterate and her only other use besides banking is itunes. She uses a PC at work, and wants everything to be like that, but refused to get rid of her mac. Today, I convinced her to buy a proper laptop *claps*

In other news, I ordered my Creative Zen multimedia player today, should be here around Wednesday.

But all my laptop investigating made me want a new laptop, which I could justify because mine is almost 5 years old. I think I'll just upgrade the insides and paint it purple *nods*

Sorry for the randomness. It's good for the soul, trust me.

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I need a new computer... [30 Sep 2008|03:41pm]

mattf80
Hi Everyone!

I'm in the market for a new laptop and have been leaning towards getting a Sony Vaio Notebook. Can anyone suggest a model for me? Or if you don't have a Sony, tell me what you like about your laptop.

I'm about to go to med school and need a computer that I can save all of my e-books on and also sync really well with a PDA.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks!

MF
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[12 Sep 2008|06:19am]

emploding
[ mood | productive ]

Oh how I love this comm. I'm an anti-apple girl and always have been. People think i'm insane for refusing to even own an ipod, but I think they are insane for going gaga over them. Seriously, over priced peices of junk, why bother?

I have my old bricky Creative Zen Touch that's lasted a good 4 years, including being dropped several times onto kitchen tiles and floorboards and still doesn't have a scratch. I'm only upgrading her to the latest Creative Zen because I'm going overseas and can't resist buying things I don't really need.

My PC is a cute little Shuttle SN26P, and laptop a sturdy ASUS with groovy black wrist marks from my tattoo. Both run Mandriva linux coz I'm also fairly anti-windoze. That, however, does not extend to my Palm Treo, that runs Windows Mobile. But hey, it's not an iphone. I played with one of those in the shop briefly, and it annoyed me. After a minute I couldn't see the screen for the finger marks. How practical.

So, this really had no point.

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Creative Zen Sleek Photo [15 May 2008|12:13am]

boocheridoo
I've had my Creative Zen Sleek for about two years. I recently bought a new laptop with Windows Vista, and I can't download the software b/c it's not compatible. Anywhere I can get an updated version of the Creative Organizer software?


Also, I'm trying to find some accessories for my Zen Sleek like a car charger. I found one for the Vision M, and the dealer said it is compatible with the Zen Sleek. Does anyone know if that is true, and if it is true for all Vision M accessories.

Thanks!
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Well, Mac has lead us into the stone age again... [06 Feb 2008|06:15am]

crimsonryuflame
[ mood | amused ]

*snicerfits herself to death* Mactards have done it again, this is so frigging hilarious.

As everyone is aware, I'm sure by advertisements and the net, the Macbook Air has hit the market. Although this one has me in stiches, literally. This is such a friggin hilarious laptop I have to drop what I'm doing just to get a good laugh at it.

For those that may not have seen or heard of it, here's a YouTube video to let you know what I'm talking about:



However some reasons why this sucks:

1) 1 USB port, no firewire, no ethernet ports

2) No removable battery...so much for a spare.

3) 2 GB of sauntered memory, yeps thats right folks, you can't change around the RAM without voiding the warranty on the damned thing, same thing with the battery

4)Slow 4200 hard drive rpm, no speedy 7200 hard drive for anyone wanting something current and modern

5) No Optical drive...no DVDs or CDs for you!

6) Slow processor...1.6 C2D, slowest of the Core 2 Duo processors available

7) Mono Speakers...no stereo sound

8) 80 GB hard drive, not going to get much storage out of this puppy.

9) Impractical design....there are reasons laptops are manufactured with sturdier frames, so that they aren't fragile or so thin they can be dropped or broken.

10) Price...anyone wanna pay $1800-$3000 for a laptop with all these issues?

I don't think so, I was thoroughly amused reading the specs on this machine, but yet again, it seems Apple and its Mactards are once again moving us in the direction of the stone age. Cute design? Possibly, personally if I'm going to have a laptop, I want one I can keep tabs on, and my faithfull Toshiba is never out of sight or mind, or blown away by a tuft of wind either.

To end this on, here's a nice parody to give everyone a chuckle:



Thanks for hearing my Mac bitch. Hope this gave you a few laughs...

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Steve Jobs, Major A-hole. [06 Sep 2007|04:17pm]

theclamsman
Because a refund isn't really a refund unless you spend it on...dun dun dunnn...MORE Crapple products!

IPhone buyers will be eligible for a $100 credit good toward the purchase of any product at any Apple store or at Apple's online store.

Full article here.

Personally, I don't think anyone stupid enough to've pissed away so much money on an iPhone to begin with should get anything back. Screw them! They made a choice to plock down the cash. Boo-dee-hoo, too bad!

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Cowon iAudio U3 + Koss UR 40 headphones [24 Jan 2007|08:00pm]

jazzkudzi
Hey guys, what do you think about the Cowon iAudo U3 + Koss UR 40 headphones? 
What I really want is a quiality of sound.
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Zen Vision M [04 Jan 2007|07:50pm]

reichell
Hey, New Member here...*waves*
This christmas my dad bought me a 30g video I-Pod. Barf. I hate apples, they are the epitomy of evil. And so, I had no other choice but to return it for something more PC compatible with Windows. I opted for the Zen from looking at reviews, prices, and comparing details about everything. Than I went online to check prices at BestBuy, to see if they had it in stock there-since that's where I would be returning my I-Pod. Low and behold they did. Not to mention it was on sale, for $199! It would become mine, and it did. I got $50 back in, giftcards. I love it! I'm using Windows Media Player to upload everything. I love how theres a recorder and FM tuner, and you could record the radio. I love the design, and how the lame clicky wheel isn't on here, but buttons where needed and the middle click. I love it all. The only thing I'm having difficulty with is Video. I want to upload Video's from DVD's I have. It's all converting and whatnot, and I was hoping there was some way easier. The week I had the I-Pod, I had a nightmare with mp4 conversion, and that's what made me return it...can't forget to mention I-tunes was another reason. I-tunes is a whore, and was one to me, the entire time I used her.
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[25 Sep 2006|06:44am]
ensecret
Hi everyone, I'm in desperate need of a laptop lock. This is the computer I have: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-VAIO-13-3-Notebook-PC-VGN-SZ330P-B/sem/rpsm/oid/159801/catOid/-12963/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Can somebody please recommend a laptop lock? Yesterday I went out and bought a Kensington 60450 (it was all they had in Compusa)... and it was too small for my laptop (and a waste of $30).

I was also thinking about buying a Kensington MicroSaver 64038 lock. Has anybody had any experience with it? Thanks.
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new member here! [21 Sep 2006|07:27pm]

robdyrdek
I have the Creative Zen Vision:M and so far I love it. There is no problem there.

My problem is that my CD ROM is dead so I cannot install the software on this computer (my main computer). Is there anyway I can download the software somewhere? I checked the Creative website and what they have there is updates and its not working when I tried to download it. The instillation disk is useless to me until I figure out what is wrong with my CD Rom, and that wont be anytime soon.

Any help is appreciated :)
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[02 Sep 2006|01:34am]

faithonfire
so, i'm interested in



ZEN VISION:M
Is it pretty easy to load songs/videos? easy to format videos for the player? So it charges kind of like the ipod -it just usbs into the computer? pretty compatible to my dell inspiron i'm assuming. the 30gb ipod is basically the same price as this zen vision, why buy it since the ipod has so many more "accessories". speaking of which, speakers.. how hard to buy? good customer service?/waruntee? anything else? i really am interested :)
versus

Ipod video 30gb/ipod 20gb

versus

Creative Zen Sleek Photo 20 GB 


i really only need 20GB.. but i'm kind of in lvoe with the styling of Zen Vision. Want to tell me your favorite thigns of whichever? Cons & Pros?
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It's question time. [25 Jun 2006|09:08pm]

cellerdoor
Hey everyone! I'm still trying to figure out if I should get a refurbished 3rd Gen iPod or a Creative Zen (probably a discontinued Sleek Photo for $170). A huge concern is being able to take music from friends' computers and put it onto my iPod/Zen, and I know iPod makes it quite difficult. Can you do this with a Zen, and if so how hard is it?
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[11 Jun 2006|05:27pm]

cellerdoor
I've been researching iPods and alternatives the last few days, and so I come to you all for input. Some background: I'm packing up and leaving for Europe in July and plan on traveling for 4-6 months with the potential of staying put (in Spain?) till next Spring. The thought of being away from my music for 6 months or more makes me die a little inside. I'll be traveling by train and bus mostly and hitchhiking were I can/as often as I can. Given this, battery life is a big factor. I'm hoping to utilize couchsurfing.com where you stay with locals in their homes, and if so recharging the battery wouldn't be as a big a problem. My mp3 player will obviously have to be durable. I currently have a PC and laptop.
I'm willing to spend up to $250 (though less is much, much better). I'm mostly trying to decide between a refurbished iPod 40GB for $200, a refurbished iPod 20GB for $170, and a Creative Zen of similar capacity/price. I really don't give 2 shits about video/photo ability.
The Creative Zen stuff looks really good and the reviews are positive, except for a problem with defective headphone jacks, but they don't have a line out, right? So no hooking the Zen up to a stereo. The iPod seems like a good choice for many reasons, but only being able to use it with one computer kinda sucks.
Any advice and opinions would be greatly appreciated. Please, don't just bash iPod; I've already read enough of that.
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Creative Zen Sleek Photo [26 May 2006|12:24pm]

boocheridoo
Hi! I have had my Zen for about a month and I love it! I have 2 questions that I hope y'all can help me out with.

Skins - I need something to put around it besides the little pouch it came with. This is the only one I've been able to find: here, which I'm not too crazy about, but it'll do if that's my only option. Anyone know if it holds up well? Best price?


The Radio - I love the radio option. I looked through the manual and online, but I can't seem to find the answer to my question. Is there a way to save stations 'permanently'?? (by permanently, i mean, save my local stations to the first few settings, but still be able to scan for stations when i go somewhere else without losing my local stations)

Thanks so much! :-)
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an anti-ipod story [25 May 2006|07:15am]

africanviolin
[ mood | creative ]

I have had iPods for a few years, but I'm kinda burned out. It just isn't meant to be.
So my third iPod got stolen.
And that was the last f'in straw for me. My first one got stolen (out of a gym bag, with smelly shoes on top, no way the person would have known my beloved Sooperchunk was in there), second one went tits up (battery lameness), third one got stolen at work. Bastards. I've only had third gens, so I was ready to upgrade to a video player, but the butthole stole my $50 sony headphones too, which were my second pair.


I'm shopping for a non-ipod video/mp3 player.

My favorite so far is the Creative Zen: Vision, white, that looks more like a digicam than an iPod. Good price, asthetically pleasing, cute, video.



But the little pink one is so cute!



That tight new Sony is bangin', but not readily available. And probably upwards of 5 Benjamins.


So that's it. If anyone has any advice, go for it.

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Two Pimps: One good, one bad. [17 May 2006|10:49am]

theclamsman
The Bad One: Steve Jobs and Apple Co., for allegedly stealing Creative's tech and trying to patent it months after Creative applied for the patent. Apparently (this was in the San Francisco papers, but I didn't find much detail in international ones) Jobs & Co. were trying to convince Creative to cut some sort of shady deal to create a company that Apple could invest in with this newfangled tech/MP3 player design, but Creative didn't bite...and when that happened, Jobs & Co. went ahead and developed the freakin' iPod.

Steve Jobs is a pimp. Or maybe a whore? Mmokay, he's just a douchebag.

The Good One: I'm so in love with my new Wacom Intuos3 tablet that I have to pimp the seller who sold it to me: discountdragon on ebay. We saved $100 on it (which doesn't sound like much, but when you consider that it retails for $469.00+, it's not bad for something of its performance), and the Dragon also has Archos products: They have that Archos AV700 100 GB for $529.95, and you just can't beat that price, considering that e-sellers online are still selling the AV500 for around the same price! Seriously tempted here, people.

So yeah, you could buy from some "cheaper" (if you can find it...it was hard enough finding a good deal, even on ebay, and we looked for a good deal on a larger-than-6x8 Wacom) store online whom you can't tell is good or not due to the lack of "feedback", or you can buy from these guys. It's really too bad their MP3/PVP/PMC selection is so very limited, but that's all right; a steal is a steal.

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Mmmm. [14 May 2006|05:00am]

theclamsman
Coming in September to a pocket near you: Samsung's Q1.

I've been debating the gadgetry that I'm wantings...and while I still covet the Archos, I'm looking into more functional things I can take with me, like a tablet PC or something like this. I do more communicating and web-things, and since movies are coming to DL now, hott gadgets like these are catching my eye more.

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