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Old 03-10-2011, 05:54 AM   #1
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Just thought I'd take the Herculean step of posting a new thread on this site and see if anybody replied.

How's it going everyone? I'm currently living in New Zealand, and my only computer is a late 2010 MacBook Pro. Not what you'd expect (though I do have a scientific Linux and Windows 7 64bit VM on it).

Anyone still around/alive here?
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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New Zealand? Macbook Pro? Some changes going on!
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:55 PM   #3
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New Zealand? Wife kick ya out or something?

I stop in here now and then to clean up spam. That seems about 99.5% of the activity around here. The other .5% is the Snap stuff.
Moved on to other hobbies. Can't remember the last time I used after market cooling. I run a 6 core AMD 1055T with a Ati HD 4850 on my main system and have no noise issues with the stock cooling.

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Old 03-13-2011, 03:43 AM   #4
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mac isn's as ominous as it sounds; I HAD to have a new notebook before going on a sabbatical and at the campus store the 15" Macbook Pro had similar/better specs to all the PCs available. I have been wanting to try out OS X anyway so I gave it a go. I still bootcamp into Windows to game (even with steam mac gaming is LOL) and I have a virtual machine running Win7 for work all the time. I do really like expose' and spaces and the operating system though and this is one of the nicer notebooks I've owned.

I moved our whole family down here Jan1-April 29 for a break from Canada. It was a pretty great move as the beaches here are spectacular.

I'm actually thinking about building one of those "ludicrous gamer" rigs in May when I get back to Canada, and I may well watercool then just to impress the ladies.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:38 PM   #5
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I moved our whole family down here Jan1-April 29 for a break from Canada. It was a pretty great move as the beaches here are spectacular.
They had a nasty earth quake over there not to long ago right?

I always wanted to go to the Whirinaki Rainforest.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:31 PM   #6
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Sounds like a nice break, on vacation the whole time? Glad to hear from ya Derek... long time kinda.

Bet you love that macbook. I had a 13" 2010 pro till a couple weeks ago. Sold it because the next gen came out and I didn't want to loose money on it (bought it lightly used).

Using a 12" PowerBook G4 and a quad core xeon with HT & 4 gigs of ddr3 inside a PowerMac G5 case... both of course running OS X. Air cooled too...

When I have the time and space to tinker again I want to make a nice OC'd WC'd older box...
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:45 PM   #7
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Yea I'm about 4-5 hours drive south of Christchurch; not directly affected by the quake but I feel terrible for the people there.

The only real annoyance of the Mac is the 5400 rpm hdd in it. The rainbow spinning pinwheel pisses me off so much. I was using a Lenovo x300 with SSD in it before this, so it's extra apparent now. The 15" is also pretty heavy, but i knew that going into it.
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:08 PM   #8
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Hi Derek
moved to post by seeing yours, I'm on a laptop too - but not a Mac
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:10 PM   #9
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Derek keeps telling me stories about grand plans to make another awesome rig.
Vaporware?
Only time will tell.
Maybe not, though. Since Duke Forever is actually being released.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:46 AM   #10
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And now Duke's delayed.

I must admit that I've never played any form of Duke Nukem.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:28 PM   #11
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You might want to get more sun and heat , come visit the scene here too, in case you do just inform


Itś been a while for me to get back work on cooling again, got interested since the Intel CPU got cooked
Looking for new Heat Pipe info

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Old 07-31-2011, 09:45 AM   #12
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Hi Derek,
I wondered why we hadn't seen your turkey poo at SRC for a while. Sounds like you're doing well.
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