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by slavik6
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 79
Views: 6980

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

RAGEPRO, I have the exact same monitor and had the exact same "purple in the black" issue. I'll tell you how i fixed it but you're not going to like the answer... once I stopped running at 144hz and switched to 120hz, I have not had it happen again. "But you can't use 144hz!" - ...
by slavik6
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Groomsman gift ideas
Replies: 35
Views: 17472

Re: Groomsman gift ideas

I gave my groomsmen circuit board coasters from think geek. http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/mugs/5d28/

They are all tech guys so they loved them.
by slavik6
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: When powered on, computer starts-stops-starts-etc
Replies: 10
Views: 1896

Re: When powered on, computer starts-stops-starts-etc

I had something similar happen to me several months ago. I first replaced my PSU, but no luck. I then replaced my motherboard, but it still would not boot. Turns out it was my RAM all along, the part easiest to replace.

Good luck.
by slavik6
Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: best workout & gym trax for my ipod?
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: best workout & gym trax for my ipod?

Jebus wrote:
I usually work out to the Dethalbum by Dethklok.


FTW. I actually saw Dethklok (Brenden Small w/ backing band) perform at the U of M last year. It was awesome.
by slavik6
Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Paintball
Replies: 20
Views: 663

Re: Paintball

check out http://www.pbreview.com.

pretty decent reviews for gear and fields. some fanboys, but mostly objective.

good luck and you can always pm me if you specific q's
by slavik6
Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Sad state of humanity...
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Sad state of humanity...

if it were a flash drive it would be very cool; all it does is hump.
by slavik6
Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Paintball
Replies: 20
Views: 663

Re: Paintball

I've owned an original ion since the day they were released. I used to be a manager/ref at field in Minnesota up until last month. I've seen alot of guns work great and a lot of guns not working great. Your choices and other peoples advice had been pretty spot on so far. If you are going for the ion...
by slavik6
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: plasma 720P = 1080P?
Replies: 55
Views: 5530

Re: plasma 720P = 1080P?

How would you guys rate the Westinghouse TX-42F430S? I just noticed that the price dropped to just $1000. With 4 HDMI ports I think it's a really good deal. I have a friend who has the previous model 42" Westinghouse and am quite impressed by it for the price. I've got that tv and i like it. D...
by slavik6
Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Oblivion Performance on my rig
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: Oblivion Performance on my rig

do you have the latest 1.2.0416 patch installed?
by slavik6
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Any Quake II Fans?
Replies: 27
Views: 4836

ever put the Quake2 cd in a cd player? The whole soundtrack rocks. I think the band was Sonic Mayhem or something. I thought it was Trent Reznor and that's why the nail boxes in the first Quake had an NIN logo - that he did music for both games. Yepp, it was NIN that did the soundtrack. Trent did t...
by slavik6
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Any Quake II Fans?
Replies: 27
Views: 4836

ever put the Quake2 cd in a cd player? The whole soundtrack rocks. I think the band was Sonic Mayhem or something.
by slavik6
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Old Star Trek games
Replies: 12
Views: 1407

by slavik6
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: So...How do I do a Woot Off?
Replies: 3
Views: 864

you have time to buy until it sells out, then it's on to the next item.
by slavik6
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Adobe In Design
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

if you are familiar with other adobe programs such as illustrator and photoshop then you shouldn't have too much trouble.

though i would recommend taking a class or two because it is a very powerful program; especially for typography.
by slavik6
Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What are they taking from me?
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

great stuff. thank you both. both options will work for the time being.
by slavik6
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What are they taking from me?
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

What are they taking from me?

Is there a program that will tell me what files are being transfered over my home network?

I share my movies/games/music in a shared folder and I am just curious as to what is being taken.

Preferably the program would just write the list to a log file and *crosses fingers* be freeware!
by slavik6
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite webhost and registrar
Replies: 13
Views: 2048

I've had good luck with http://www.1and1.com. your choice of windows/linux hosting options and very competitive pricing.
by slavik6
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The view from my "office"
Replies: 85
Views: 22121

Image

Manager at a paintball field. :D
by slavik6
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 22inch or 20.1?
Replies: 21
Views: 3250

I'd recommend this 20" monitor if you want good viewing angles and better contrast: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009105 I am seriously considering buying this model, NeXus 6. Care to give any other pros/cons? The small pixel pitch and the 16.7 million colors are gre...
by slavik6
Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Paintball!
Replies: 23
Views: 5841

anyone going to any big games/scenario soon?
by slavik6
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Paintball!
Replies: 23
Views: 5841

I can't recommend anything but Tippmanns for new players. The Tippmann 98 can be had for about 130 or the A-5 for about 240. Both are two of the best mechanical paintball markers out there because of low maintenance and upgradability. I say mechanical because they don't involve electronics. That is ...
by slavik6
Wed May 30, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MY CAR WAS STOLEN! *Update: It was recovered!*
Replies: 67
Views: 16255

MINNESOTA NICE! :lol:
by slavik6
Tue May 01, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Buying New Monitor - Help Me Choose!
Replies: 13
Views: 3137

by slavik6
Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: 2007 NFL draft
Replies: 23
Views: 5165

PRIME1 wrote:
Quinn did not look too happy about going to the Browns.


He looked disappointed when they didn't draft him 3rd. I didn't see when they finally got him later in the round but cheer up Brady you've got Thomas on your O-Line now!
by slavik6
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Recommend Me A Boot Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Coran Fixx wrote:
What order did you install the oses?


Xp, Vista, Ubuntu in that order.

I'll give EasybootCD a try and see what happens.
by slavik6
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Recommend Me A Boot Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Recommend Me A Boot Manager

I've got XP, Vista, and Ubuntu and I've had problems with the built in XP boot screen and GRUB.

Can anyone recommend a boot manger that will play nice with these operating systems?
by slavik6
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: good sound card for recording personal instruments
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

I LOVE my M-Audio Fast Track Pro.

USB powered! No extra power cord.
2 front inputs for instruments or mics.
Midi and SPDIF on the back.
48v phantom power for higher end mics.

I use it for SONAR/GuitarRig/Reason. Highly reccommended.
by slavik6
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: music maker
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

by slavik6
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What other tech sites do you go to?
Replies: 30
Views: 5936

Engadget and TechReport cover pretty much all the tech news I need.