I’ve gotten used to my computer rig making lots of noise, when it’s totally quiet, it usually indicates some sort of a hardware failure. Some computers run 24/7 and generate a lot of heat because getting work done. While there are certainly some machines out there that have no fans and are pretty quiet, Redditor DeFex wanted to build a rig that was completely silent, by doing away with fans, and all other moving parts.
There used to be a time when people would only have one video game console, and you’d have “Nintendo” fans and “Sega” fanatics, but gamers now tend to have more than one gaming console to take care of their needs. You’ll find PS3s, with Wiis, and Xbox 360s, it doesn’t matter much. Now, it looks like a modder managed to cram a PS3 and an Xbox 360 into the same box. I just wonder how hot this box will get.
Yes, there’s a lot of snow right now and it can be a pain, especially if you’re not used to receiving that much of it at the same time. Personally, even though I’m currently living in Taipei, I love snow. I used to live in Quebec, Canada, and the last year I was there, we had a record snowfall of 16.4′. Well, if you’ve got so much snow around, then go take your AT-AT Imperial Walker for walkies. They like this weather.
There’s a reason why I’ve always liked Reddit better than Digg. Maybe it had to do with how cheeky they are, maybe it’s got to do with the fact that I strongly disliked the whole Digg Mafia thing. After the whole Digg Revolt, it’s now time for Reddit to provide evidence that it is actually bigger social news site – at least in terms of pageviews.
Last week, the popular social news site Digg overhauled its website, turning it into a hybrid social bookmarking/social networking site. It hasn’t been an easy transition. Many users despise the new look and have taken it to new lengths to protest. And it’s not just about the looks. It’s a true Digg Revolt! Check out this great timeline.
A guy on Reddit has posted these great cheap recipes when someone asked the community what to do with only $13 until his next paycheck. The first part involves rice and beans, on which you can add some fresh tomatoes and plain yogurt (my idea, not his). The broiled pork shoulder looks delish.
The best part isn’t just the recipes, it’s the way that he wrote them:
Throw in one cup of rice, turn the heat down to simmer and lid that shit.
Rate Rush put together this handy chart comparing Reddit and Digg. Between the two, who would win in a fight? I no longer use either on a regular basis, but some people swear by these social news sites.