Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?
First off... Windows 7 is the only way to go. It is stable, and you get to access all those sweet videogames.
But before all that, the standard software.
Your specific hardware drivers. The latest ones.
set the schedule now. Defrag should run once a week, I run mine in the night on Wednesday. if you shut the PC down after every use though. get AUSLogics Defrag. It will run if the computer is idle for 15 mins.
Google Chrome - https://www.google.com/intl/en...
Google Picasa - https://www.google.com/picasa/
Ccleaner - http://download.cnet.com/CClea...
Try and find a version of Office that does not require a monthly bill. Office 365 is a very horrible idea and I have no idea why someone would pay for it monthly.
then again there is open office which is free.
Using YouTube For File Storage
Let us say you encoded a 24P 9 hour video of QR codes. (maximum size available is QR code version 40 177*177 with correction level L) at 23,648 bytes of data source from http://www.qrcode.com/en/about/version.htm.....
using math you get
23648 bytes for 24 frames is 24*23648 = 56752 bytes per second
for a Minuit is 60 seconds so 56752 * 60 = 34053120 bytes per minuit
60 minuits an hour means 34053120*60 = 2043187200 bytes per hour
9 hours of video so 2043187200*9 = 18388684800 bytes
Bytes to gigabytes you get 17.13 GB
might as well store the same data on a 50 GB bluray disk
a system to read and decode QR data for 24 frames per second would be far more costly than a bluray writer.
Hunters Shoot Down Drone of Animal Rights Group
Animal rights activists are not welcome in the south. People here eat beef, bacon, chicken as a side dish to deer. Also, people in the south don't trap rodents and release them.. they are killed on spot. And they know how to shoot .
The iPhone Is a Nightmare For Carriers
Oh.. now I see why carriers charge for data
New Technique Promises Much Faster Hard Drive Write Speeds
If they can't read it.. how do they know they have written data?..
Xbox 720 Might Reject Used Games
Why would you get rid of your games? Its called a collection. And.. steam is awesome. Origin however is crap
Do You Want Best Buy Opening Your New Laptop?
you should do like the rest of the world.. er.. the rest of the geeks.. buy from tigerdirect.com / compusa
The New Reality of Gaming
Eve Online at www.eve-online.com is exactly as you say " a sandbox where everybody has the same tools, yet everyone achieves different results" in eve.. you do have to level up, but it has a real world economic structure in the market where an individual person can have trillions worth of assets and steal or destroy thousands of dollars worth of asses in real world equivelent value download the video here >> http://www.eveonline.com/download/videos/Default.asp?a=download&vid=269 . I'm really supprised EVE is not more popular than WOW in the level of sandbox style gameplay