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    Is there a Tech Toy you would like to try but not sure it is worth it?

    I would like to play with a quad copter with a camera; however, I am not sure the fun would last long enough for me to justify the cost. I feel the same about 3D printers. I could afford them; however, I am not sure that the entertainment value would justify the cost.

    I would like to get a blade chassis with several blade 16-18 core servers; however, I know I can't afford that.

    Do you have a Tech Toy you would like to try but not sure it is worth it?
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

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    Re: Is there a Tech Toy you would like to try but not sure it is worth it?

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    Re: Is there a Tech Toy you would like to try but not sure it is worth it?

    Bugatti Veyron. But only to drive very fast in it. Los Angeles traffic would take the fun out of it. At $1.2 million (US), I'm not sure it is worth it, but I understand that Bugatti loses money on each one they sell.
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    Re: Is there a Tech Toy you would like to try but not sure it is worth it?

    The illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator.
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    Re: Is there a Tech Toy you would like to try but not sure it is worth it?

    I'd go for some kind of pushbike equipped with handle-bar-cam, but Mrs Lisati probably wouldn't let me. And then there's the other increased amount of idiots road users and traffic since the last time I rode a bike. Otherwise the exercise would probably do me some good.
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    Re: Is there a Tech Toy you would like to try but not sure it is worth it?

    I would like to get my Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar refurbished some day. Sadly, it would be necessary for me to remember how to play it again.
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    Re: Is there a Tech Toy you would like to try but not sure it is worth it?

    An Orange Box, I don't have any use for one, but it sure would be cool to play with it for a while.

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    Re: Is there a Tech Toy you would like to try but not sure it is worth it?

    Maybe you could buy a 3D printer to print parts for your quad copter
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    Re: Is there a Tech Toy you would like to try but not sure it is worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    An Orange Box, I don't have any use for one, but it sure would be cool to play with it for a while.
    That looks ideal for playing with something like OpenStack; that is, if I could figure out what to do with 10 to 20 VMs running at the same time.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

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