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  1. Welly Wu

    I have converted everything to digital

    Almost all of the media that I own is in digital format. My textbook for Principles of Operating Systems entitled Operating Systems: Internals and Design Systems by William Stallings is the digital version on the MyScribe textbook system. I own an Amazon Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi and all of my books are...
  2. Welly Wu

    Coding is hard work

    I bought an Amazon Kindle book entitled Learning C++ by Joseph Kalash and I am using Microsoft Visual Studio Professional with MSDN 2010 as my Integrated Development Environment. There is a lot of reading involved and the author does a good job of explaining things slowly so that new programmers...
  3. Welly Wu

    FreeBSD questions

    I own VMWare Workstation 7.1.3 for Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I created a 20.00 GB virtual machine and I installed FreeBSD 8.1 RELEASE AMD64. After following the instructions found within the FreeBSD Handbook, I installed X.Org server and Gnome 2. When I start my FreeBSD VM, it loads...
  4. Welly Wu

    Acer computers

    How are Acer computers in terms of reliability and durability? I expect to receive a significant amount of money in the form of a refund check to be mailed to my home from New Jersey Institute of Technology this spring 2011 semester and I want to buy a secondary computer for myself. I am...
  5. Welly Wu

    I am very happy with my audio system

    Years after I bought each component for my head-fi system, I am very happy with it and I would probably not change out anything for the time being. It has everything that I wanted in a high end high fidelity audio system: resolution, clarity, balance, dynamics, speed, versatility, and it plays a...
  6. Welly Wu

    I hate Dell Computer Corporation

    I will never ever buy a Dell computer for the rest of my life with my own hard earned money. We use Dells at New Jersey Institute of Technology and their stuff always fails and the support from Dell is horrible. I have had Dell Optiplex, Latitude, XPS, and Precision computers suddenly die left...
  7. Welly Wu

    Head-Fi logs me out

    While browsing in the same tab for the same session, Head-Fi inexplicably logs me out on repeated occasions and I have to log in to continue where I left off. Why is this happening? What is the solution? Thank you.
  8. Welly Wu

    Data Recovery Options

    A friend of mine gave me his Western Digital 300.00 GB external hard drive which is at least a couple of years old. He stored his personal data files including documents and a bunch of movies and music files that he downloaded from multiple sources. His personal data files are still accessible...
  9. Welly Wu

    Tablets for Computing

    How many people here own some sort of tablet or slate device that performs some of the same functions as their computers?   This time, I am not thinking about buying something like an Apple iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tab. I think these devices are horribly expensive given their paltry features...
  10. Welly Wu

    Super laptop for me

    Guys,   I have been thinking about getting a second laptop for awhile now. I would want something that is much more powerful than my current ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC with just as great reliability and support to go along with it. After calculating some of the options, I am giving serious...
  11. Welly Wu

    Benchmark Media DAC1 HDR

    I have the Benchmark Media DAC1 HDR in my home for an extended audition and I must say that it is quite good. Of course, my Resolution Audio Opus 21 full stack replicates all of the features contained in the Benchmark Media DAC1 HDR and the sound performance on a much higher level entirely. What...
  12. Welly Wu

    Eight o' clock coffee

    I am a regular patron at Starbucks until their prices for their coffees got more expensive especially with their Reserve Blend brand of coffees. I still drink it once in a while, but I really cut down on Starbucks to save a lot of money in my budget. I switched to Eight o' Clock coffee which is...
  13. Welly Wu

    Sid Meier's Civilization 5

    http://www.civilization5.com/   Anyone here got this game? I am thinking about buying it from Steam today. I read a bunch of reviews online and they do not happen to coincide with user reviews of the game. I am wondering about that. I played Civilization 1 years ago on an ancient PC and I...
  14. Welly Wu

    Beats Pro Headphones by Dr. Dre review by Tom Martin of Playback Magazine

           http://www.avguide.com/review/beats-pro-headphones-dr-dre-monster-playback-39 I visited my local Best Buy store and they had these headphones available for audition within a cloistered store environment. I was intrigued by them because a former classmate of mine at New Jersey...
  15. Welly Wu

    Belkin Play N600 HD (Part # F7D8301)

    http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=522112   Does anyone here have this router? If so, then may I please ask you to reply with your experiences and opinions?   I subscribe to Verizon FiOS Quadruple Play for my home. I have an Actiontec MI424WR router, switch...
  16. Welly Wu

    Duracell / Xantrex PowerSource Mobile 100

    http://www.duracellpower.com/electronic-chargers/portable-chargers/powersource-mobile-100.aspx   http://www.laptopmag.com/review/accessories/duracell-powersource-mobile-100.aspx#axzz1A7RB8Cwo   I have been thinking for a long time about buying a Duracell / Xantrex PowerSource Mobile 100...
  17. Welly Wu

    Zalman ZM-NC3000U and ZM-AD100 (A Type)

    http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=399   I am set to buy a new Zalman ZM-NC3000U and ZM-AD100 (A Type) notebook PC cooler and AC power cord for my ASUS N61JV-X2 laptop. Although my notebook PC does not run hot, I am highly interested in this product because it will give...
  18. Welly Wu

    Lost Planet 2 PC Game

    http://www.lostplanet2game.com/   I am eligible to download a copy of Lost Planet 2 for PC because I bought a new Intel X25-M 160 GB Solid State Drive from NewEgg and I will receive an e-mail message with a link to download the game and a $90 USD manufacturer's mail-in rebate.   Does...
  19. Welly Wu

    Adding Blu-Ray capability: worth it or not?

    My ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC comes with a double layer 8X Super-Multi DVD and CD optical burner drive. I subscribe to Netflix and I also pay the extra $1.99 USD fee to rent Blu-Ray movies. As a matter of fact, I have a copy of James Cameron's Avatar Blu-Ray movie at my home right now, but I am...
  20. Welly Wu

    Thoughts about Microsoft Window and GNU/Linux

    After using these two popular operating systems for years, here is a summary of my journey thus far:   1. Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 32 bit and Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.   2. latest releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Linux...
  21. Welly Wu

    Page layout problems

    I keep seeing a partial advertisement for the Samsung Galaxy Tab on the extreme edges of my screen while surfing Head-Fi regardless of the web browser that I am using: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Is this just me or is this an acknowledged problem with the new Huddler...
  22. Welly Wu

    VMWare and Oracle VM VirtualBox

    http://www.vmware.com/ http://www.virtualbox.org/   I work for New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey 07102 as a Help Desk and Support Technician and I am a graduate student pursuing a Masters of Science in IT Administration & Security. I have been working with two...
  23. Welly Wu

    Solid State Drives

    Hey guys. I own an ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC and it comes with Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500.00 GB 7,200 RPM hard drive. I am seriously thinking about upgrading to a Solid State Drive to improve the performance of my laptop. The drive that most interests me is the ADATA S599 2.5" SATA II Solid...
  24. Welly Wu

    Headsets

    I pay $2.99 USD per month to Skype for the privilege to call landline and mobile cell phone numbers located within the United States and Canada every month both at home and at Wi-Fi hotspots. I also use Google Talk with Phil Zimmerman's ZFone Project for encrypted and secure VOIP telephone calls...
  25. Welly Wu

    Portable external double layer Blu-Ray and Super-Multi writer drive options

    Hello guys. I subscribe to Netflix and I opted for the ability to rent Blu-Ray movies for an additional $2.00 USD monthly fee. I own an ASUS N61JV-X2, Toshiba NB205-N310/BN-G, and an ASUS U30JC-X2B as well as a Hewlett Packard Pavillion a1700n desktop PC. None of these computers have a Blu-Ray...
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