Spork Boards


Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – December 16, 2007 07:55PM Reply Quote
"What do you mean $500 for a black-and-white 5-inch portable TV set? My brother-in-law can get it for you wholesale!"

Cloudscout – February 03, 2015 06:09PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
My LED lights have motion-detection and I also have high def infrared security cameras set up.

ARL (Moderator) – February 03, 2015 07:25PM Reply Quote
16 Watts for an LED light?

The ones in my kitchen are 6 watts and they're equivalent to a 50 watt halogen.

John Willoughby – February 05, 2015 12:38AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
The neighbor behind my house has bright LED lights on motion detectors. Which means, four or five times a night, my bedroom is bathed in the light of ten thousand suns. Fun.

El Jeffe – February 05, 2015 06:43AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I would LOVE to replace mine with these flat(ter) LED down casting ones.

I need to re-check, but last ones I looked into were like $600. But, I imagine I can fit those under the front porch overhang pretty easily.

El Jeffe – February 19, 2015 01:25PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
seems like good deal for denon's wireless speaker $99 reg:$299 https://spotify.denon.com/heospromo/index

Cloudscout – February 19, 2015 01:37PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I really like Denon gear but I don't know anything about these speakers... every time I look at wireless speakers, I keep coming back to the Bose but I'd rather not pay $200 for it. If the Heos sounds as good as the Bose, $99 would be an easy, uh, "pill" to swallow.

El Jeffe – February 19, 2015 04:08PM Reply Quote
What a journey.

johnny k – February 27, 2015 10:06AM Reply Quote
Refurb old-style Mac Pros for as little as $650. http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Apple-Systems/Used/Mac-Pro

How would this compare to getting a dedicated NAS? I've been thinking of getting a Synology for a while to make a media server and make use of the extra hard drives I've upgraded from. Frankly, the number of models has prevented me from making a decision.

ddt – February 27, 2015 10:42AM Reply Quote
You'd need to add hard drives, but if you want to cover the shipping and boxing, I'll send you my old one! Dust thrown in at no additional charge.


johnny k – February 27, 2015 11:33AM Reply Quote
Oh yeah? What model/year do you have? Is it AWD?

ddt – February 27, 2015 11:37AM Reply Quote
Damnit, forgot that that Mac Pro isn't yellow.

Went to go find it and had forgotten it's a dual G5 (time flies, man, time flies). Probably only good for networking old PowerBooks.


johnny k – February 27, 2015 12:50PM Reply Quote
Yeah, a little ripe for my needs. But get one more and make yourself a bench!

tomierna (Admin) – February 28, 2015 08:28AM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
I did the power usage analysis on the old Mac Pro's, and it will cost you about $250 a year to run one as an always-on server. Their power supplies don't sleep as efficiently as others:


El Jeffe – February 28, 2015 07:13PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
DXO 8 free just for the rest of the day


johnny k – February 28, 2015 07:15PM Reply Quote
Great point, Tom. Maybe I could just use it in the winter?

El Jeffe – March 09, 2015 05:17PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Yosemite (capable) iMac cheaper than the Apple Watch (Cheapest one).

I think this is a great buy for someone starting out with Mac OS X. Cheapest one price for dip your toes in water.

(but one MIGHT want to just leave Snow Leo on it.)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/09/2015 05:18PM by El Jeffe.

bahamut – March 09, 2015 07:01PM Reply Quote
Wow that's damn good.

ARL (Moderator) – March 09, 2015 07:11PM Reply Quote
That's my old Mac.

El Jeffe – March 10, 2015 06:38AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
My first thought is for lazy people... then I thought... hey, why not?
$20 - cool, 'iPad Bed Scaffolding' (my words not theirs)

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login