Date: December 18, 2011
Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Geoff Gasior, Cyril Kowaliski
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It's a short and sweet episode of vocal tech reporting this week, starting with a few listener mail questions. Before diving into the news and reviews, Jordan stirs up conversation and anticipation for Christopher Nolan's third Batman film coming next summer. Then, our panel looks at how the hard-drive shortages affected Intel's revenue projections and Cyril's longing for true 21st century TV. Finally, Scott gives us the low-down on the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448, and our editors explain the ins and outs of our Christmas 2011 system guide.
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SDD Quandry (0:00:43) - from Tyler:
"I got a question that I know you guys can answer.... With the popularity of SSD's growing.... I myself have picked one up and have experienced their speed and quickness. Needless to say whenever I use anybody elses computer, I notice the lack of speed right away. I have recommended SSD's to friends and family and have a few questions regarding how to go about setting them up.
My main question is, will performance be dimished if I mirror copy say a friends existing laptop hard drive with Win7 on it to a new SSD? I figured I would use a popular mirror copy program like Acronis True Image. Does the SSD need to have a fresh copy of Windows 7 installed on it to run properly or will mirror copying an existing used Windows 7 from a hard drive be ok? me personnelly I would re-install Win7, but for the sake of freinds and family with below average tech skills would this be ok? Many of my friends and family are excited about the speed a SSD can and will bring them, but are turned off by the fact that they might have to re-install Windows 7, programs, pics, music etc...and start from scratch.
Please help me on how I should go about this."
Smoker for Scott (0:06:03) - from Chris:
"For Scott I guess…. http://www.traegergrills.com/ Wood pellet smokers, so unlike the Bradley wood-puck smokers, this thing maintains the temperature via. burning wood. Yes, it does use an electric igniter to start the fire & turn the motor, but once started, it’s just fire & wood and the results are fantastic. They carried the Texas Grill model at Costco last year, so I finally jumped on it then. The wood pellets are sometimes hard to find, but there are several places around here in Dallas that carry them… and via. a couple online stores. There are also some similar ones made by another company, Memphis… I also found some “Louisiana” models that sound like Traeger clones using better quality SS construction, in addition to some other models: http://www.firecraft.com/category/pelle ... et-smokers."
Dues Ex? (0:10:33) - from Dime:
"I liked very much the conversation you had about games on your latest podcast. I was a very big fan of the Deus Ex series but still haven't got around buying the latest one. I was wondering if you guys had any thoughts about Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Thank you and keep up the podcasts. (Dime's question can be answered by listening to Episode 95"
Anticipation for The Dark Knight Rises - (0:11:11)
Intel: Hard-drive shortages will affect our revenue - (0:18:54) - Read more
Where's my 21st-century television? - (0:21:26) - Read more
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 graphics card - (0:39:45) - Read more
TR's Christmas 2011 system guide - (0:53:48) - Read more
That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.
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