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iamjames like the title says, I'm James July 2008 Entries
eBay no speaky english
I've had a bit of a problem with ebay lately: my account of 10 years has been suspended indefinitely by mistake. This is what happened: I logged onto ebay using a shared PC that a suspended ebay member had been using earlier. After 10 years on ebay I've used many shared PCs and I've never had a problem, but this time within hours I recieved the following email: Gasp! My 10 year account gone in the blink of an eye! So I did what anyone would do, I contacted tech support. One would imagine a company ......

Posted On Friday, July 18, 2008 1:50 PM

0-60 in 5.1 AND 41 mpg?
File this under "But I thought that was impossible!?": A car that gets 41 mpg and 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds. Introducing the Lotus Elise: Thanks go to the high output 1.8L 4-cylinder and a curb weight almost half that of a Corvette that allow the Elise to perform the impossible: very fast and great gas mileage. More info here: Now if Chevy and Ford could make Camaros and Mustangs like this maybe they'd sell some. UPDATE July 12th 2008: ......

Posted On Friday, July 11, 2008 2:06 PM

15000 rpm hard drive prices hit rock bottom
I bought a 73gb 15000 rpm hard drive for only $40 including shipping on ebay. The drive is the Fujitsu MAU3073, the smaller brother of the equally amazing Fujitsu MAU3147. The MAU3073 is exactly the same as the MAU3147 except for less hard drive platters so performance will be identical. It's a Ultra320 SCSI drive so it will require a SCSI controller but even with the additional ~$30 for the used controller it'll be well worth the price. Despite being nearly 4 years old these drives still slaughter ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 2, 2008 8:22 PM

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