What do you do with your computers spare time?

Many people do what they need to do on their computers and just go about their day.  What if you could put that computer to use actually providing valuable data to the Scientific community?

There are actually several screen savers that will allow you to take part in Scientific data.  There are also programs that you can download and install such as Community World Grid.

This program will allow you to take part in a minute way by allowing your computer to process information for Scientific Research.  These research programs include data on Cancer, Aids, and numerous other diseases as well as some technology advancements.

One Geek actually built his computer with that in mind.  He thought about what he could do for the world.  Sense his computer just sits there when he’s not doing anything, why not put it to use?

This Geek also took and built his computer out of Lego parts.  This is intriguing for a lot of Geeks out there who love Lego.  In fact, one could go as far to say it’s intriguing to a lot more than just the Geek community.

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Lego PC

What To Get?

Ok, many of you know that picking a Birthday present some times can be a pain.  I mean seriously?  Techie/Nerdy types are even harder to choose for.  Why?  What do you get someone that’s a Nerd/Geek?  So much too choose from, so much variety.

I have believe it or not managed to figure out what I want for my Birthday.  It’s an Android Tablet, running version 2.2.  Sorry Apple fans, iPads are just way out of my budget.  The Tablet I chose, is only $75.  Can’t hardly go wrong there.

Specifications

CPU: VIA 8650 GOOGLE ANDROID 2.2
Main Solution
CPU: 800MHZ
Chipset: 8650
Display: 8″ LED-Backlight Screen (1024×600)
Memory: 2G RAM
External Memory: Maximum 32GB TF Card
Camera: 3.0 Mega pixel Camera
Communications
Lan: Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN
WiFi: LAN 802.11b/g
Sound
Sound: In focus Audio
Build-in stereo speaker
Build-in Microphone
Speaker: 2×0.5W
Input/Output Connectors
G-Sensor: 4 Side steering display
Card Reader: SD/MS/MMC
USB: USB2.0×2
LAN: RJ-45×1
AC
Adapter: AC 100~240V,DC 12V/2A
Battery: 2400mAh/7.4V
General
Weight: 0.66 Kg
Dimensions 209mm(H) x 159mm(W) x 13mm(D)

 

Don’t ask me how I did that.  Hint: Copy/Paste.  I figured for those kind of specs, it’s worth the $75, unless you can find a better one?

Where did I find this bad boy?  Here’s the link at YunSenBuy.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get it within the next couple of weeks at least.  We’ll see how that goes and I’ll keep you guys informed.