Originally Posted by norcaltransplant
No. Just local bike rides on the weekends. I had the single speed but it wasnt sufficient for biking up hills.
Why did you go with a folding bike instead of a road bike/hybrid?
Originally Posted by mafoofan
In my experience, every laptop is doomed to die a similar death, and there is rarely a good technical explanation for it. My Thinkpad of three years had a similar problem to the OP's: it would shutdown by itself, regardless of the charge on the battery, sooner and sooner, even when plugged in. Eventually, I could only keep it on for 15-20 minutes at a time. Lenovo could never figure it out. They swapped out both the...
Originally Posted by nbmplano
I found a pair of Bally "Ballinger" cap toes at Nordstrom for ~$220 on one of the sales racks. I have another pair of Ballys that I bough a year or so ago that I love, but this was before running in to SF and learning about all the other quality offerings out there. My question is how is the quality on the newer Bally products (not the Scribe line, just the regular line?) Are these shoes at $220 worth it, or should I...
I think the Geek got it right. Most speech from a multichannel soundtrack is sent to the center channel speaker which is absent in your setup.
The "D/ST" button on the Denon remote switches between Direct and Stereo modes. The Stereo mode downmixes everything into two channels which is what you want with just two speakers.
You can also run initial setup on your receiver to tell it you only have two speakers, so it always downmixies mutlichannel signals (mostly...
Were you sure the noise coming from a hard drive or could it be a fan? If the laptop gets hot it will blast the internal fan which can get pretty noisy.
If you sure it's the hard drive, the activity could be caused by Windows search doing some indexing, Windows Update downloading updates in the background or similar. You can try downloading Process Explorer to help you try to pin-point what it is.
Defragmenting also helps to minimize read-write activity if that's...