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Bits On Our Desk - 17

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 23 May 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/bits/2009/05/23/on-our-desk-17/1

    This time in we're looking at a video-watch, a networked USB hub, an 8GB e-SATA thumb drive, a Lego Technic model and a pair of magnetised USB keys in the shape of some tiny octopuses. That last item might not be the weirdest thing we've looked at, but it's definitely the creepiest.

    :idea:
     
  2. Matticus

    Matticus ...

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    Didn't even read anything, just saw the lego 4x4 and skipped right to it. Omfg I need one in my life.
     
  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i've just been looking at the IcyBox USB NAS-like solution, your article raised a point: drivers?

    i'd like to access the USB HDD's i've attached on my Hackintosh, Linux boot and Windows. by driver, do you mean it's not actually a NAS server? it's just a controller waiting for Windows driver calls?
     
  4. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I really want to have that lego model. I might buy it for my brother :D
     
  5. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Mark was so impressed he couldn't bear to take it apart to send it back so he bought it :D
     
  6. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    I want that Lego truck!


    You guys did mess up the build, though. You put the steering wheel on the wrong side.





    :D
     
  7. Panos

    Panos Member

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    The Lego buggy is brilliant. I have similar technic kits, combined with the NXT Mindstorm, and Microsoft Robotics Studio to program them.

    And on top of the fun, I learn how to write proper robotic software!!!
     
  8. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    No videos of the lego truck?
     
  9. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    You want videos of us lying on the floor going "BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" "NEEEEEEEEEEEAWWWWWWW" ?
     
  10. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I've got that Lego kit, actually. The 8275 digger is better as it's remote controlled, as well as being a more complex build.

    Technic went downhill a few years ago and they only just seem to be fixing it. I wish they're release a third Test Car, though - got the first cheap in a local toy shop when they were closing down, never bought the Test Car 2 as it was too expensive, then just suddenly seemed to vanish.

    The Lego model I really want right now? The Collectors Edition Imperial-class Star Destroyer. But they've stopped selling it in the UK.
     
  11. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    a shame it's all studless these days. it is much easier building something out of the blue with those studs on them.
    nonetheless, i want that truck. now.
     
  12. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Y
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    :D
     
  13. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    Almost as much as I want the lego model :D
     
  14. KoenVdd

    KoenVdd New Member

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    Yes please.

    Now I know what I'm going to get after the exams.
     
  15. nickinUK

    nickinUK New Member

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    lol no the steering wheel is on the right which is right....
    It's the rest of the world that got it wrong...
     
  16. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Did you really even need to ask that question? :D
     
  17. robyholmes

    robyholmes I'm under your desk...

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    Just placed on order on the Gamecom 777 Headset so I hope its as good as you said. Prixmania have a 1 day special for £42 (Props cos they saw your review).
     
  18. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    Yes please Mr bit-tech Staff man! :D
     
  19. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    It took you 8 hours to build that trunk? Pah n00bs. When it was 12 i probably could have built that in 2 hours. I guess id be a bit rusty now.
     
  20. SwiftDestiny101

    SwiftDestiny101 Has a wire neatness fetish...

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    Got bought that Lego for my birthday about a month ago by my beautiful girlfriend :)

    I can verify everything you say and it ****ing epic, even built an acrilyic display case for mine :D
     
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