Posts Tagged ‘technology’

My Powerbook G4 died

Powerbook G4 EndYes, it’s true. The hard drive in my Apple Powerbook G4 died over the weekend. I managed to get my important data off it before it crashed for good, but I had to hold it at a bizarre angle to get the hard drive to spin up properly. Very strange. After spending an hour on the phone with Tera at Apple’s tech support, we agreed it needed to be sent in. Fortunately, I had purchased an extended Applecare warranty, and I was still covered. They’re going to repair it for free.

Regarding the extended warrany: it’s definitely a good idea to get a warranty, even if you think nothing could ever happen. Hard drives fail all the time. How could they not? They are essentially a bunch of stacked magnetic plates, spinning around at high velocities. Even the slightest deviance could cause the whole thing to fail. Eventually, solid state drives will replace these magnetic monstrosities…

Posted: February 26th, 2007
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Big Bottom

If you’re looking for a big bottom to add to your car or home audio system, Tom over at Music Thing has a post on a pair of innovative subwoofers.

One of the subwoofers mentioned is a coneless, fan-driven rotary system that gets frequencies as low as 5 Hz! Instructions include mounting in a basement or attic. Pricing? Consider about $25,000. Ummm, yeah.
The second speaker, a 60 inch subwoofer, made the vehicle housing it balloon in & out a couple of times during testing. That puts those wannabe gangbangers in my neighborhood to shame!

Posted: October 3rd, 2006
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Google Maps + GasBuddy = Cheap Gas

Google Maps + GasBuddy = Cheap Gas

It’s a great way to compare gas prices.

Posted: May 19th, 2005
Categories: blog, travel
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