Haswell Chromebook hack...

From: Phil Sieg 
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I bought an Acer c720 chromebook for my daughter to play with, and have 
liked it itso much my daughter has yet to touch it. She is not quite 4 
yet... so I don't really feel guilty.

I recently bought an SSD to upgrade the storage from 16gb to 128 gb, and 
at the same time installed Elementary OS (An Ubuntu remix) on it.

I LOVE IT!!! 8+ hours of battery life with ubuntu, very fast and 
responsive, very slim and svelte form factor, and an all in price of 
$350 with upgraded SSD! About 6 hours of hacking and Linux 
setup/tweaking involved, which is about standard fo me to set up any OS 
to my liking.

If you are looking for a great cheap NEW laptop, this is the ticket.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. 
It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."
Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ if you could:=0A=0Acat /proc/cpuinfo =0A=0Aand post the results, I'll go ou= tside at midnight and rev my 383 powered nova wagon in your honor=0A=0A=0A= =0A=0A

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ My mom had a 1981 Subaru GL wagon when I was growing up in Maryland. LOL :) " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" - Alex Smith - Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ The neighbors have been complaining about my Audi Quattro rally car. It is rather loud....with the stock exhaust even. On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 8:58 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote: :) ll :

=============================================================== From: Joseph Simoneau ------------------------------------------------------ As in one of the original quattros that had to run at like +200kg to make them half fair before Audi quit wrc to give everybody else a chance? That must be fun to drive. How's the experience of putting real Linux on the c720? 11" screen for $200+drive sounds like a damn good general use computer. s d all e: d d

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Yes, one of those. Its a 1986 Audi 4000 Quattro (same drivetrain as the Coupe Quattro of Rally fame), I've transplanted a 20v Turbo motor into it. On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 9:31 PM, Joseph Simoneau wrote: L , nd all te: e S .

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 9:27 PM, Stephen Kraus wrot= e: =E2=80=8BWe should hang out, Steve and let me see the Quattro in person. :)= =E2=80=8B " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" - Alex Smith - Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I'd love to bring it up to Chattanooga. Tried to bring it up for Bugapalooza, and they shot me down. Apparent an Audi (a Volkswagen subsidiary at the time of the invention of the Quattro) isn't Volkswagen enough. On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote: ote: :)=E2=80=8B ll

=============================================================== From: Joseph Simoneau ------------------------------------------------------ I'm jealous. I'd love to take it to the dragon's tail some time. You know, if you'd let some guy from a mailing list take your rare car to one of the more dangerous roads in the southeast.... Which would make me think you're crazy. -js rote: :)=E2=80=8B d all

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ It's been down the Dragons tail, I killed a fuel pump doing that road. , e e wrote: . :)=E2=80=8B , nd all

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ Ed, This is for you. Go rev that Nova! psieg2@Watson:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Of all the brand names to resurrect, Celeron is one I hoped to never see again

=============================================================== From: Joseph Simoneau ------------------------------------------------------ I've actually seen them used in low budget micro-homelab builds. Iirc, they're between the atoms (which are in-order) and the avoton (which are out of order and have bigger caches). So....not amazing, but they'll easily do email, internet, and ssh. Probably some half-real stuff too. Still, it's a $200 machine that would be perfect for a buckskins computer that gets you to your stuff but doesn't risk data or money if it gets stolen or destroyed. I think they have a place, but it might be more of a cheaper tablet with a keyboard use case than a laptop replacement.

=============================================================== From: Joseph Simoneau ------------------------------------------------------ Buckskins was supposed to be knockaround. Swype has its flaws. On Apr 27, 2014 10:58 AM, "Joseph Simoneau" wrote:

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ cool thanks...=A0=A0=A0 ooooh yeah....=A0 it has sse4

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Since we are sharing cars, heres mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3VXtHdhhdk#t=28 And another just warming up the tires on Highway 411... heh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9UvVooBh0k My dad and I bought it from a friend, and have been tinkering with it. This was taken last year, shortly after getting it running. We have done a little bit more work to it now, and hope to make a few passes at Brainerd with it this year during test and tune. Its a 351 Cleveland making about 550 to 620 HP. We hope to get it dyno'ed soon to be sure :-) While it doesn't take curves very well, it hauls ass from redlight to redlight. And here's a video of it idling before we fixed the leaky header gasket. You can barely hear the splatter of the gasket. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVR2dUrjrFU We keep the car in my garage, so I end up doing most of the tinkering on it. I occasionally drive it up to my parents house so he can drive it...which works out right? Get the son to do all the labor while the father enjoys the results? It's a good father-son time sharing project.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ wish I had video of the foxbody mustang my dad and I dropped a 460 into bac= k in the late 80's=0A=0A=0Aor the one that had the chevy 400 small block=A0= (still got the engine, junked the body)=0A=0A=0Aor...=A0=A0=A0 or...=A0=A0= or...=A0=A0 (my dad was always building weird shit)=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ Probably get killed for this, but.... What a waste of a good engine! I wouldn't drive a Mustang II or a Fox body style if it was free. These latest ones (2005 and up) finally once again look like a Mustang ought to look. But those things? Fugly! Jeff.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ When I was 13 my dad took me to a used car lot to see my "new" car that he = had picked out to be my first car...=A0=A0 a 1973 Nova SS.=A0 =0A=0AI thoug= ht it was the ugliest friggin thing I ever saw!!!!=0A=0A30 years later, I s= till have that car, and can not fathom ever letting it leave my possession.= =A0=A0=A0 Its been hit more times than Tina Turner but it rebuilds itself..= .=A0=A0=A0 sorta like Christine, but without the paranormal activity.=0A=0A= =0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I prefer doing more with less. Inline 5s and Inline 4s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG9yfutJ254

=============================================================== From: Joseph Simoneau ------------------------------------------------------ That video makes me want to take my cross bike out. Also, how did we go from Chromebooks to muscle and rally cars? I think I'm going to like this list. -js

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ It only gets better. On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 1:05 PM, Joseph Simoneau wrote:

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Meh, to each their own I guess. I love the Fox body's. They were the fast cars when I was growing up, so I guess I naturally tend to prefer them. I like the coupe body better than the GT's hatchback though. Fox body's ruled the roost in our area back in the late 80's and 90's.

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ I have to agree with Jeff. In my mind the entire Mustang brand is marred by the fugly Fox bodies of my teen years. This is backed up by my experiences at the track. I only ever see pre-67 Shelbys or post 2005 GTs and Shelbies. It's not a matter of age either. I see every body style of Corvette from 68 up and every flavor of Porsche (except for Panamera and Cayenne) including 356s. I suspect if I went out for 24 Hours of LeMons, I might see a Fox body or two. -Eric -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I think we may be talking about different tracks... if you have a fox body on any type of road course, your doing it wrong. They do one thing really well: launch hard and carry the front wheels straight down a drag strip with very little suspension or frame work. If you need to do any sort of cornering, you picked the wrong car. They are also fun as hell on the street for this very charcteristic. A trip to any dragstrip, and you will most always see fox bodys. We went to Brainerd Optimist a few weekends ago, and there were about 5 fox bodys out of the 15 cars that kept running. The racing I remember growing up in the "country" was all about lining up on the backroads and seeing who pulled away the fastest. Then there was a time when I used to try to squeeze every little bit of horsepower I could from an old trusty B-series Honda engines I still drive a B-series engine as my daily driver, but only because the little things are bullet proof and last a lifetime before dying. They are also really easy to work on, with parts readily available.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ this PE r720 has got to be the quietest server I've ever heard=0A=0Aa bit n= oisey on boot-up but then settles down to a purr=0A=0Alets see if I can thr= ow something CPU intensive at it and see if i can get the fans to rev up...= =A0=A0=A0 ahhh, I know...=A0=A0=A0 I'll let it calculate my bonus....=0A=0A= =0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I prefer first generation Stingrays myself... Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJTXr31AAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdjMcH/i12cLxF3A1+l0CtaKx07u8u U5rQrju4e6wDjxwsShi+pseP06UGI4sOfqjjFj7Tgb5GI0hPGDLJ1N7ZQoa6egBX xPqaTLwlXe2xMSrqALRBJYAxYieTGaKhSqHZXagB2ZUEVplst5EuEZwXX8l/4ONH HhdB05hyxrNgZXX5O8K4HDncero82HHAeQCA55KN8tcaMEUTnR4kpLuWLxFCSsfg KB7N2Uhll+crKsGqhfaYIH5eEQgfYPS8IgPuJUEPtzuO8h3uupak9N7neOJHV6S3 zok73d1RbfpakAKXh5DRYPBGW96FS0tpE+sljxq2/rn2Pz3NH+fpFhfWbgIJaZs= =VkHH -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ My wife is a Stingray girl. Someday....someday...

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ It's *that* small? Sounds like my wages at first. ;) " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" - Alex Smith - Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA t y y f n e I -=3D- t I ed

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Well, if he keeps calculating eventually it'll reach zero. On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 5:13 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote: ll : on t s in ve s I =3D-=3D- o

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ the bonus program only ran for a few milliseconds when the computer respond= ed in its best James Earl Jones voice:=0A=0A"Ed,=C2=A0=C2=A0 I *am* your bo= nus!"=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ I don't think I'd mind if it could accurately impersonate JEJ. That'd be worth any bonus I could ask for... ;) " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" - Alex Smith - Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA ll : t