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  1. I got interested in building myself a computer desk this year and made a blueprint. I'll show you what it should look like wrapped in arborite with black edging. The bottom drawer fits a bankers box which contains all my important papers. The shelf underneath can hold power bar and router as well as being a place to rest my feet. The depth is 31" and width is 5'. This will take 3 sheets of 1" MDF. After I put 3/4" angle iron across the edge, the top will support 600 pounds temporarily. I may hide a computer in the drawer.
  2. It sounds like a lucrative field to get into. It's like a blend of Carpentry, Computer know how and hooking up you're hi-fi. I don't have much need for automation although I do use Teamviewer to log in to my Windows computer at home from my cellular data at work. I sometimes let a song with a lot of bass play with all speakers faded out except the sub. People look out on the street cause they think it's a car trunk.
  3. This guy built a computer in the bottom of his desk and I learned few things.
  4. And when they said they were discontinuing over the air television to free up radio wavelength. What they meant was they can make more money if they charge you a cable / satellite fee.
  5. Youtube was great at first. Everyone was uploading music, television and movie clips and all kinds of jack ass videos. Then the music industry and MPAA got tired of giving take down requests for millions of videos going up a week. Youtube was forced by the Supreme court to prevent a list of copyrighted sound from every being uploaded. They did this with an algorithm which was later used by music ID apps in 2008. When youtube first came out, the full video would load into the computer's ram so you could disable the internet after it was loaded in you're web browser and still be able to play it back. This helped at a time when download speed was too slow for even 100 Mb video and the video would have to load every 10 seconds. Then after smartphones became popular, I believe youtube changed it so only a minute would download at a time and you would actually have to be watching the video for it to continue downloading. I believe they said this was to conserve data limits. I liked it when you could have more than one tab open on you're web browser, each with a different music video. Then you can take you're device away from the internet source and play back the stuff while you're away.
  6. I made an adjustment for fans and some corrections in my arrangment. If you get a flexible riser cable you can lay the graphics card down and cut the total height to 6 - 1/8" Then upgrade the card one day.
  7. Let's look at you're layout as an enclosure for now. The top of you're desk is 55 - 1/8" x 25 - 5/8" Take a piece of 1/4" MDF and cut it to dimension. I lay out the computer parts one way. The scale is inches. And the profile looking from the back would be something like this. 1/4" MDF and 1/4" glass. Do you need a graphics card?
  8. The top is 7/8 Inch. To stay structurally strong the platform must rest on top the sides so all the mass is transferred to the floor. It's the strongest and simplest method to construct something like this. I was thinking you could use the desk you got rather than scrap it. Either live with that 7/8 inch top or completely engineer a custom one. The biggest complaint with the Lian Li DK-02 is the flimsy drawer. I personally hate how the keyboard sits. It could be possible to use dowels and glue to strap together the sides and drawers but you're going to need to build up a brace to support the drawer on top.
  9. I never thought to compare the two shows because they are so completely different. The Shield is about a police force that covers a new case every week with some recurring roles. The star of the Shield Michael Chiklis has all the charisma of a wet towel. It was like the writers of The Shield watched CSI Las Vegas and then decided to re-write their own series using different actors but instead of leaving in the good parts like realism, forensics, a fantastic cast and even better stories, they cut all that out. It really looks like The Shield was written from the perspective of an imbecilic 20 year old Hollywood school liberal arts major cinematography who shot the entire series on his dad's handycam. You got bored with The Wire but I am truly surprised that FX didn't cancel this show after it's second failed season.
  10. In 1987 Director Paul Verhoeven finished the movie Robocop which received an X Rating by MPAA He had to cut the scene with Ed 209 somewhat The scene where Murphy gets wrecked by Clarence's gang has some gore cut 2 other smaller scenes were edited to receive an R rating By 1990, and after Paul Verhoeven went through hell on Robocop, he made sure to use a lot of angles to shoot the violent aspects of Total Recall and when the MPAA would object to something, he would change the angle used rather than cut and for the most part, it worked. The goriest version with an official release was the NC-17 version but there was rumors of an X rated screener version which had Benny, Helm and Richter's death scenes extended. There was also more of Quaid trampling bodies and using them as a shield in the airport as well as the scientists getting brutalized more after the failed attempt at an implant.
  11. Today, IMDB decided it would be ending it's message boards on February 20th 2017. This is part of the message on their site right now. Point 1 How does removing the best feature enhance the customer experience? Point 2 I agree that much of what you find on IMDB message boards in the last few years are not "positive" but there was also a wealth of useful criticism. Point 3 Not sure what they mean by basing the decision on data and traffic. This is the best feature of IMDB. It is unlike any forum. Every Television show, Movie and performer has a listing on IMDB and for each listing, there was a message board. This is a bad excuse for removing the most useful form of opinions sharing about media on the internet.
  12. There are some television shows and movies I enjoyed in a way that I could only wish I never seen it before. That way I could watch it again for the fist time. One such television shows was The Wire witch aired on HBO between 2002 - 2008. The entire series has about 62 hours shared between 5 seasons. The series is loosely based on a true story about the heroin problem in Baltimore Maryland, the City Police, the schools and families who live in the middle of it and the politics that are interwoven throughout everything. Each season has something unique to offer as the characters develop and the story unfolds. Season 1 The story focuses on corner drug dealers in an overwhelmingly African American community and the daily grind routine of trying to stay one step ahead of the police. Season 2 The focus changes from the African American gang to the downfall of the Maryland Blue Collar worker and the everyday working man in America along with their own demons. This season is the most under appreciated when compared to the rest of the series but it holds better than anything else on television. Season 3 Back on the street of Baltimore. This season has a lot of politics between territorial gangs, police, the mayor and the state. Season 4 Mostly revolving around one school in Baltimore which focuses on the social problems in the community and at home. The kids struggle to survive in school and at home with drug dealers on the corner parents with substance abuse problems. Season 5 This season was the downfall of an empire and the rise of a new generation of drug gangs. By this point the viewer feels emotional attachment to the characters despite the fact that we should know this entire situation is such an obvious problem in their community. The worst part of this season is saying goodbye to many characters. Here are some characters which contributed a great deal to this epic story. Snoop Brother Mouzone Omar Little What are you're "special" shows?
  13. You have to decide on whether you want a glass top. I wouldn't use a glasstop or those cheap laminate desks you buy at Ikea, Walmart, Staples Office Depot and any where else not made in Canada. My arms sticks to cheap desks and I get a rash and glass is even worse. You could always put a microban deskpad over top like I do but it defeats the point of having glass I think. If you want to re-purpose that desk then leave it together. Build three walls along the edge of it and screw in some Knape and Vogt drawer slides. Get the longest ones available. 18 - 24 Inches. Cut a sheet of MDF that lays on the draw slides and suspends over the top of the old desk. I would try a professionally made counter top to be the table top. For what it is worth, a counter store is unbeatable in price and the edges are nicely beveled and will not peel like a box store special. You get the table ready and the drawer sliding and then take the dimensions to the store. They are very good at this and it is easy to just screw the top on. You need to draw on paper how high these wall need to be, so it clears all the computer parts as well as the canopy. Buy some MDF shelving and cut the pieces you need for the walls and other pieces. These Knape and Vogt drawer slides support 100 pounds and have long life bearing. About 50 bucks but nothing is better. Prebuilt Home depot counter that could work but get it professionaly made, that way you can select the patern and bevels and keep a perfect fit Eday's desk Microban Deskpad