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by tehmaster
Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Oil Depot + match = ???
Replies: 14
Views: 1815

Seeing as it was oil or hydrocarbon based anyways this seems pretty suspect. When I got up at 3:30 they said is was an accident. It would be an easy pick for a terrorist though. I guess all it would take is a simple pipe-bomb.
by tehmaster
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Piracy report released
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Lol, you Americans better pick it up, those numbers are pathetic...
by tehmaster
Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Favorite Brand/Style of BEER!
Replies: 417
Views: 90321

Any beer processed through a well tuned fractioanl distillation column is a good beer...
by tehmaster
Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox 1.5 is out!
Replies: 23
Views: 3516

Hope you don't block TR's ads.


I have made it a priority to not support Bush in any way, unfortunatly that includes his followers... I will not help sponsor supporters of fascism.
by tehmaster
Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Need more bass?
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

The VRW-17 is the only true subwoofer mentioned, the others are hype. Phoenix Gold had a rotary subwoofer design years ago as well, unfortunatly it failed. This is revolutionary compared with the current top of the line servo technology... Hope fully the price drops to reasonable levels soon, the te...
by tehmaster
Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How much should a sales person know?
Replies: 38
Views: 5615

I had a one year stint as a computer salesman years ago, the best salesmen are usually not very knowledgeable in general. To be a good salesman you have to believe in what you push, you have to be at the level of the customer, and if a customer needs a salesman they are obviously not very knowledgea...
by tehmaster
Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Im gonna get beat up
Replies: 67
Views: 6630

A full-force hit to the larynx can obviously be lethal, however I mentioned using the arm to bridge, that strike should hit the jugular. Not lethal but it will drop the opponent for the duration. My bad for not adding a full disclaimer. You do not want to kill your opponent(hopefully), just make the...
by tehmaster
Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Im gonna get beat up
Replies: 67
Views: 6630

They are just as scared as you, you need to overcome the silly fear and use it to your advantage.. The only reason they are acting tough is to impress their friends, they would be tame if they were one on one. I suggest you find them, one by one. Size doesn't matter(this is coming from me @ 6"4-5 22...
by tehmaster
Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Elevator Etiquette
Replies: 50
Views: 5921

I feel your pain, however the worst is grocery shopping, people turn into utter morons when they have shopping carts. They usually do one of the following: 1) Decide to have a conversation about the price of cheese while they strategically place their cart in the middle of a busy aisle(right before ...
by tehmaster
Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Recommend a good watercooling?
Replies: 21
Views: 2787

All right Forge, Beat this liquid immersion system: tupperware container = $5 garage sale mineral oil = $5 walmart Old case = free Completely silent "HSF" system = priceless I can't find the link, other than the harddrive and powersupply its completely silent and pretty cool... but I wouldn't haul i...
by tehmaster
Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3858
Views: 559627

Anyone else here an "Era" fan???
by tehmaster
Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: if you ever see a guy running...
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Yeah, those skies are really quite average compared to back home on the prairies, even here in Toronto the pollution makes for quite nice sunsets. Photos can never capture the dusk/dawn sky properly anyways, because they are monocular they always end up much more drab than the real life binocular ex...
by tehmaster
Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Help with maps
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Drawing it by hand is part of the assignment??? AND they expect it to scale correctly??? Sounds like a pretty lame assignment to me, especially for such an amazingly complex subject as topography LOL...
by tehmaster
Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Help with maps
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Just out of curiousity what are you using to make the map TNTMIPS, Erdas Imagine, or some sort of GIS software? Most of these programs will do geometric correction as well as any scaling you need...
by tehmaster
Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Help with maps
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Google is your friend :)

http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/UsefulData/UTMFormulas.HTM
it includes a spreadsheet for converting lat/long to UTM

If you plan on working with maps often I suggest you dump lat/long.
by tehmaster
Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Help with maps
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Use UTM instead.
by tehmaster
Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: application specific output?
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

EDIT BY MOD - Captain Ned - That was completely uncalled for. Don't do it again.
by tehmaster
Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Critique my new system pls
Replies: 10
Views: 2110

Well, I phoned them it still hasn't shipped today :(
I cancelled the order, thet were waiting on the ram, but they couldn't warranty it as a system without the ram. I am not going to wait a month for them to finish. I am pretty disappointed, NCIX gave me no hassle though.
by tehmaster
Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: nVidia/ATi whos the winner !
Replies: 11
Views: 755

I have to agree that between the GT and the XL, I am quite happy I bought the GT. However your graphs did not compare the GTX and the XT.
by tehmaster
Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Are there really hot chicks in my area?
Replies: 36
Views: 5587

...Not to mention that only ~.8-1.0% of them are Jewish (nothing to do w/ beauty, but necessary for GF), compared to the 90+% in Israel I could have told you that you wouldn't find many religious woman in Israel, the ones that are probably wouldn't be interested in you. You also commented on Americ...
by tehmaster
Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Sexiest woman alive?
Replies: 109
Views: 20407

Somewhere, there's a pic of me -- from 23 years ago, while I was in college -- dressed up as a hooker for Halloween. I wouldn't post it here even if I knew where it was. :lol: Hehe, I did that when I was 18, I was about 6'4"(prolly 6'6" in the heels) at the time so it made it all the more funny(eve...
by tehmaster
Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Sexiest woman alive?
Replies: 109
Views: 20407

Jebus wrote:
tehmaster wrote:
I don't care what anyone says, the most attractive woman is still my wife.


Tryin to get a piece tonite? Does she frequent these forums? :wink: j/k man.


Lol, I knew that was coming. She is a geek but not a computer geek unfortunatly... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by tehmaster
Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Sexiest woman alive?
Replies: 109
Views: 20407

I don't care what anyone says, the most attractive woman is still my wife.
by tehmaster
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Lemme run this by you
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

The best burner is the Benq1640, it will beat all others mentioned(for a good price).

Hint: It is what Plextor bought and rebadged as a 740
by tehmaster
Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 7800GTX mod to agp
Replies: 3
Views: 793

7800GTX mod to agp

My friend recently saved up and bought a 7800gtx but it didn't fit into his dell dimension 5400. So naturally, he asked me to help since I am the computer wiz at our school. I told him that a mod was neccesary and I explained the risks, such as his total bandwidth going down in the move from pci-x t...
by tehmaster
Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: My Computer rig.. help please
Replies: 20
Views: 4150

I am in Toronto, I just purchased this: http://secure.ncix.com/pcbuilder/index.php?action=getprice&id=2157000 from NCIX.com the shipping+insurance came out to a little over $100 BUT I only paid 7% tax. This is my first dealing with NCIX but I have had many friends who have had good experiences, ...
by tehmaster
Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3858
Views: 559627

Johnny Cash - hurt

but I am presently qeueing up my gigantic floyd collection :wink:
starting with Easy All-Stars: Dub Side of the Moon(almost floyd)
by tehmaster
Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Critique my new system pls
Replies: 10
Views: 2110

Thanks for the input all, I needed a quick once-over before I ordered. It should be arriving in about 1.5 weeks. :D :D :D
by tehmaster
Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Critique my new system pls
Replies: 10
Views: 2110

I forgot to add that I will be using this system for scientific/gaming/general use, and I wish it to last me 2 years.
by tehmaster
Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Critique my new system pls
Replies: 10
Views: 2110

Critique my new system pls

I will be purchasing everything through NCIX Canada, heres the complete system: http://secure.ncix.com/pcbuilder/index.php?action=getprice&id=2157000 I can not go any higher with my budget, wifes perogative. My main question is about the ram and video cards. But any comments/tweaks are appreciat...