New Computer?

So my current portable computer is dead.  I use the word “portable” because the laptop has a dead battery and I can’t justify $40 or $50 to fix it. Also, by “dead” I mean the hinge is broken on it… I am still considering doing a little drilling on the top part of the flip and using a small bolt and washer on it. Hey, it might work.

So the state of mind I have been in over the last few days (ok maybe a week or more) is trying to decide the best way to go about this. I have been pricing new vs used, and windows vs mac. What it has actually come down to (at this point) is Acer Aspire One 10.1" -vs- Apple iBook G4 12".

My current netbook is the original Acer Aspire One.  It is a 9" with an 8GB SSD hard drive, so I have been very limited by space. I used it A LOT. I would carry it with me all over the place and I have a nice bag that fits it perfectly (with a little room for an extra inch or two).
The Apple is really cool, and I love my Mac desktop.  It will do a lot, and even though the specs aren’t as high as the Acer I know that it will run fast and smooth.  I am basing this on the 450MHZ processor on my desktop and all the animations it has. 
The only solution I can come up with is to go with the Acer for the obvious benefit of it being new, and no potential issues, or dealing with a half spent battery, and then hackintosh it. I know that it will work and there are even workarounds to make all of the features work flawlessly…  I could even dual boot it. 
Any thoughts?
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Crazy WiFi issues

Out of the blue the other night we ran into some WiFi issues. The wireless portion of the router decided to just stop working. Normally when it doesn’t work a simple reboot of the modem and router fixes it, but this didn’t. It almost seems to have been factory reset.  So I have spent the last couple of days (on and off) changing settings and testing.

It’s frustrating because I don’t know if there is some setting that I am overlooking, so if anyone has any suggestions let me know!
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COMMODORE 64 30 GAMES IN 1 PLUG IN PLAY SYSTEM DTV C64 – $30 (Monticello)

From Craigslist:
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/sys/2196377477.html

Commodore 64 built into a joystick so you can play it on a modern TV. Includes 30 games. Very rare. Apparently it can be hacked (with some basic solder skills) and have a keyboard added to it. I had never used it until tonight and hesitated to post it, so this ad might not be up for very long.

More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C64_Direct-to-TV

Email is always on, I should be able to get back to you quickly.

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  • Location: Monticello
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Ab Lounge Max 2 – $50 (Monticello)

From Craigslist:
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/hab/2194656837.html

Ab Lounge Max 2

Abdominal workout chair for focusing ab workout on stomach muscles
Sturdy floor-based position helps users experience total range of motion
Supports body, head, neck, and back; works out upper and lower abs
Unique rolled steel frame supports up to 250 pounds
Measures 39.5 x 44.5 x 30 inches (W x H x D)

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Gazelle Freestyle Trainer w/ Thumbpulse – $100 (Monticello)

From Craigslist:
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/hab/2194645594.html

Get 10 exercises in one easy workout with the Gazelle Freestyle with Thumbpulse:
The Gazelle Freestyle elliptical trainer provides aerobic, stretching and strength training exercises all in a fun, calorie-burning, low-impact total body workout. It’s one of the hottest-selling exercise machines, and is now available at an every day low price. Includes heart-rate monitor and other useful features, as seen on TV.
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The Gazelle Freestyle elliptical trainer “As-Seen-on-TV” also monitors your heart rate
Easy-to-use computer display helps you maximize your workout by giving you immediate feedback on your heart rate, speed, distance, time and calories burned
Full range of motion stride length
2-¼-inch heavy gauge steel holds up to 300 pounds and adds extra stability
Dual-action, split-suspension provides complete range of motion and freedom of movement
Extra-wide foot platforms for sure-footed stability
Handlebars covered with high-density foam, adding comfort to your workout
Low-impact workout provides both an aerobic workout and resistance training
Lets you go from a slow walk to a full run with no sudden stops
Gazelle Freestyle elliptical trainer folds quickly for easy storage
Completely smooth and quiet
For all fitness levels and ages
Some assembly required
Not available in stores
Gazelle Freestyle with Thumbpulse Includes These Features:
30-minute Personal Trainer workout video
Eating plan help book
Water bottle with mount
90-day manufacturer’s warranty
Why buy the Gazelle Freestyle elliptical trainer?
Made by Fitness Quest (well known for popular fitness machines like the Total Gym 1500), the Gazelle Freestyle with Thumbpulse has been one of the hottest selling fitness products in the country. It gives you all the benefits of stretching, walking, running, cross-country skiing, aerobic dancing and resistance training without jarring impacts or damaging movements to your body. This is extremely important when starting a new exercise program; even the most minor injuries or sprains can act as a roadblock on the road to a healthy body. The smooth movements of the Gazelle protect against such injury, making this machine perfect for beginners and fitness buffs alike.
Learn More: Fitness Facts About Ellipticals

Ellipticals simulate cross-country skiing, giving you a smooth low-impact workout
They are becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise equipment
Using an elliptical lets you burn calories quickly and use many different muscle groups across your entire body
Muscle Zones Targeted by the Gazelle Freestyle with Thumbpulse:
Hips (gluteus maximus)
Front of thighs (quadriceps)
Back of thighs (hamstrings)
Calves (gastrocnemius)
Shin/lower leg (tibialas anterior)
Shoulder (deltoid)
Front of upper arm (bicep)
Back of upper arm (tricep)
Chest (pectorilis major)
Back (latissimus dorsi)
Stomach (obliques)

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Atari Paddle Game 13 in 1 TV Game – $10 (Monticello)

From Craigslist:
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/vgm/2194583272.html

Plug this directly into your TV to play: Breakout, Canyon Bomber, Casino, Circus Atari, Demons to Diamonds, Night Driver, Steeplechase, Street Racer, Super Breakout, Warlords, Arcade Pong, Video Olympics, and Warlords Arcade. 4 AA batteries required (not included). For Ages 5 and Up.

Email is always on, I should be able to get back to you quickly.

I have more for sale. See everything here: http://www.charlied.co.cc/p/stuff-for-sale.html

  • Location: Monticello
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Palm Zire 21 PDA – $25 (Monticello)

From Craigslist:
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/sys/2194569138.html

Palm Zire 21. Useful for keeping track of your busy life. Comes with stylus, case, charger, sync cable and built in battery. Software is available from palm to sync with computer.
Was also used as an ebook reader. Works great in sunlight too.

Email is always on, I should be able to get back to you quickly.

I have more for sale. See everything here: http://www.charlied.co.cc/p/stuff-for-sale.html

  • Location: Monticello
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