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  1. Nexus 4 is $200 off contract. Can't beat the price, and you can always resell it. http://www.google.com/nexus/4/ You can also find used phones here: http://swappa.com/
  2. It all depends on what is installed on the server. Most schools don't let long running processes live though. Some schools have them setup to host websites. Other than that, you can create an SSH tunnel to use the server as a proxy. Then there is the obvious that you can store files on it.
  3. What is prompting this upgrade? Are there games you can't run at full settings? I have a 7870 and it is able to run everything on Ultra at 1080p at a decent framerate.
  4. How is the visibility of the bag at night? Any reflective materials?
  5. Jesus that would really piss me off. Possible to convert your rear hub from quick release skewer to 10mm bolt on thru axle? This bike is EOL for me. I'm just going to save all my funds for a more modern geometry bike, then I'll upgrade that one. Also, Crankworx wrapped up. Here are some recaps of the actions. (I need to ride Whistler) http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Movies-For-Your-Monday-Crankworx-Edition-August19-2013.html
  6. What computer is it? You said that you bought (instead of built) it together. My assumption is that it would have a stock heatsink on it that won't allow you to get any decent results.
  7. Get a bluetooth adapter so you can disable it when your phone is near it. You could probably also use Tasker to autosend the commands when it connects and disconnects from your home WiFi.
  8. Monoprice makes really good cables in my experience. Granted I've only used their HDMI and USB cables, but they are thick and feel solid. As for speaker wires, just use a metal clothes hanger. http://consumerist.com/2008/03/03/do-coat-hangers-sound-as-good-monster-cables/ Guage is one of the most important parts of audio quality.
  9. Damn. You are like the Hulk if you are able to lift 1.5 tons of lumber at once.
  10. I want a new bike with thru-axels so bad. Third ride in a row that my rear tire fell off. I'm buying new skewers today to see if that will fix the issue.
  11. The WRX's with their tires cambered out need to be taken away from the owners. Owning an AWD car is all about grip and making those tires as efficient as possible. Not for cruising around at 30mph...
  12. I just started running 4 weeks ago. I've been able to run 5K with paces between 9-10 min/mile. I'm pretty excited. When I first began, my one mile pace was mid 11s.
  13. For VPNs, check your router's admin page. Some of the more advanced routers have VPN functionality built in. Otherwise if you are running linux on one of those boxes (or have a RaspberryPi lying around) you can setup OpenVPN. I'm not familar with Windows VPN Servers.
  14. I don't have a rPi, but I do have a PogoPlug that is running Debian. I have it set up to use FlexGet to auto-download tv-shows from an RSS feed, run Transmission, SSH and VPN server. Soon I'll have it setup to use OwnCloud and BT-Sync as I try and move all my data off the cloud.
  15. I game on my 42" LCD. I've yet to figure out a good way to use a keyboard and mouse on the couch, but a 360 controller works well enough for anything but RTS and competitive FPS
  16. A Hardrock was my first bike when I started riding. It's a fun bike. Definitely stands up to some abuse.
  17. Nice fork. Is that a thru-axle? Are you going to get new wheels too?
  18. I have Shimano clipless pedals. It's just a twist of the ankle and my feet are free. You can even adjust how far you need to twist before it releases. Just a heads up that MTB and Road pedals are different. MTB pedals are made to withstand more rock hits and they shed mud better. My entire setup (shoes and pedals) cost me ~$100. If I was a weight weenie, then I would probably need to spend more.
  19. Thanks for that advice, we did purchase an external very heavy duty WD 720gb for backing up our important files/photos. I do some editing, but we mostly send the videos we like most to my fiance's macbook pro or iMac and edit on those. I found a WD black 2gb or 4gb and a seagate 2gb and 4gb with best reviews/ratings, and my fiance said she would pay for it if I make sure it is best for the money and worth it. So trying to research now which is better bang for buck, as the WD is 100$ more than the seagate for the same storage and specs. If you are mainly storing the files, I would go with a WD Green. No need to pay more for the Black.
  20. I started riding clipless about a year ago and cornering and bailing were a concern of mine. But eventually unclipping and reclipping just become second nature. It helps a ton with climbing, technical sections, and keeping your feet planted when it gets rough. I would recommend it especially if you are riding a hardtail. Just make sure you get used to clipping and unclipping on the road before going on the trail. You will fall over at stoplights your first few times.
  21. If you plan on editing those track videos together, the WD Black will give you better performance and reliability than a WD Green. Regardless of what drive you choose, buy two of them so that you always have a backup in case your drive dies.
  22. Definitely the alu version. I would be so pissed if I bailed and had a rock rip through the carbon. I'll take dents over tears any day. As for the 29er, as of now I prefer 26ers for their nimbleness. I like being able to toss around a bike on corners. And I'm located in beautiful Colorado right now. Absolute mecca for MTBing. It has gotten me into such better biking shape (and quick). I still suck air at 13K feet, but I don't expect that to really ever change. The talon 3 is a nice bike. I imagine you ride it clipless to keep your feet planted a little easier. How are the trails in Australia? In mountain biking movies it seems like they always go to NZ instead.
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