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by WhatAMaroon
Tue May 08, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Mounting .rar .zip - Any free solutions?
Replies: 14
Views: 2570

Usacomp: These are simply large corporate databases that were mismanaged and are truly 2-5 GB of text only, no images. It's just archived records that have resurfaced due to legal action. FF: Wow. And....wow. Thanks for the detail. This is why I came here to ask. I think using 7zip the way I have is...
by WhatAMaroon
Tue May 08, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Mounting .rar .zip - Any free solutions?
Replies: 14
Views: 2570

Weird, I thought the crux of my problem were the dinosaurs at work. I guess I should be proud of my little budget box at home, maybe buy it dinner or something.... Office files of this size are somewhat new to me, but steady for the past week or so. This is good to know and will share it with my cli...
by WhatAMaroon
Tue May 08, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Mounting .rar .zip - Any free solutions?
Replies: 14
Views: 2570

Yeah, out of freakin control.
by WhatAMaroon
Tue May 08, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Mounting .rar .zip - Any free solutions?
Replies: 14
Views: 2570

Thx usa, I'll do that if I ever have the luxury of a flexible timeframe. Nature of the game. I just noticed that this all probably sounds nitpicky, but lately I've been getting 2-5 GB access and excel files. Some machines lock up altogether, the select few that crank them out are a challenge to my p...
by WhatAMaroon
Mon May 07, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Mounting .rar .zip - Any free solutions?
Replies: 14
Views: 2570

jbi - thanks for the info, the wrench in that plan is that these files are handed to me at work, no matter the medium, so the choice of file format is not mine. blitzy - good to know. My usage of these files is one-time....maybe twice, tops. I don't really need a long term fix for retention of these...
by WhatAMaroon
Mon May 07, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Mounting .rar .zip - Any free solutions?
Replies: 14
Views: 2570

I hear ya USAcomp....and perhaps I should have been more clear. I know and love the Daemon. The point is to avoid extracting anything, I think, if I read what this prog is all about. I work for very cheap people and our computers there are painfully slow and lacking in HD space and speed. That, comb...
by WhatAMaroon
Mon May 07, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Mounting .rar .zip - Any free solutions?
Replies: 14
Views: 2570

Mounting .rar .zip - Any free solutions?

I kind of stumbled on this program http://www.winmount.com/. I really like the idea of mounting zip files and this would save me a good bit of time.

Wondering if anyone knows of anything similar that is free? Or, at least less than $39...

Thanks - WAM
by WhatAMaroon
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vista Cost Analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 3663

Thanks for the info and sorry about the redundancy. I did a couple of site searches before posting....must not have hit the right keyword.

I'll do some reading in that thread when I have time later, appreciate the link.
by WhatAMaroon
Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vista Cost Analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 3663

And then all his statements you can put about any new OS...omg cry cry lack of drivers. When did we ever have perfect driver support from day 1 on any OS? I couldn't agree more with that one. It's to be expected of a still new OS. And moreover since this OS is pushing 64bit to the foreground. Admit...
by WhatAMaroon
Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vista Cost Analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 3663

Vista Cost Analysis

First, I hope this isn't old news here. A DBA friend of mine had been meaning to send me this for a while, so who knows how long it's been out there. This article http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/%7Epgut001/pubs/vista_cost.html , is lengthy, but I think thorough and well-documented. Either way, I though...
by WhatAMaroon
Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Do you remember the very first teacher you fancied?
Replies: 31
Views: 6761

I forget her name, but you'll love this one: Hot, hot spanish teacher, first year teaching, so what, like 22 or 23? She was a beauty, like a girl next door who you know is just wild behind closed doors. She wasn't the first teacher I fancied, but you'll love this part.... She started my senior year....
by WhatAMaroon
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Any help for a new computer? Please?
Replies: 15
Views: 2450

I'll let others tell you about the gaming needs, but in general, I think you're on a pretty good track. Only things I wanted to mention is: -DVD drive- not sure about Samsung, but Pioneer's DVR-111 (or 112 if 111 is out of stock) has great reviews and is the same price. -PS- Depending on your needs,...
by WhatAMaroon
Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Need a calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

http://calcute.com/

I love it. I like minimal, but useful. Hope it works out.
by WhatAMaroon
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something rather pointless that i just found quite funny..
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

I think I would buy a keyboard solely on it having a 'return' key.

It just feels right. All.....Tron.....or something.
by WhatAMaroon
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Saving Embeded Videos
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

yes, it works on youtube, among many others.

If you don't use FF, I'm sure there are other options. This one just works well for me and I've had no reason to look for another solution.
by WhatAMaroon
Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Saving Embeded Videos
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

I tested one with mpc that's bundled with klcodec pack before I posted earlier to make sure that extension still worked. I just tried vlc and it played also. (edit - vlc wants to close if I use the position slider. No issue in mpc)
by WhatAMaroon
Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Saving Embeded Videos
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Mozilla? https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3590/

if so, it doesn't get much easier...
by WhatAMaroon
Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Deciding between Zalman 9700 and Tuniq Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

If the ninja won't fit due to your board's layout, you may want to check the dimensions on the zalman. If I remember right, you need some area around the socket for that unit. Whereas the tuniq is more tall, rather than wide. I think I heard something about production problems with the tuniq...it mi...
by WhatAMaroon
Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can someone send me winamp (full) zipped up?
Replies: 24
Views: 6143

Yeah, I figured you probably already emailed yourself a copy.

Sounded like you were at work and were jones-ing for some tunes. Sorry I missed it, I would've sent you the .7z
by WhatAMaroon
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Why would I use SeaMonkey instead of Firefox?
Replies: 29
Views: 8875

I remember searching far and wide for more tweaks....and didn't see this one anywhere else. This is useful for a person like me who doesn't use the browser's back and forward (through your history) buttons much, but prefers to open new tabs instead. http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/ben/archives/009749...
by WhatAMaroon
Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Why would I use SeaMonkey instead of Firefox?
Replies: 29
Views: 8875

You can't rule out wonky-ness in firefox extensions vs. a fresh seamonkey install. Obviously, I don't know what you've added to ff, but that could be a factor. Also, there are numerous ff tweaks with a good google search. I've done many of them. I've messed around with about:config and the userChrom...
by WhatAMaroon
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Scythe: Mini Ninja
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Hey, they took my idea, Flip! lol Great thinking on their part. When I was researching cpu cooling options, the size of the ninja was a focus of everyone's review. When it arrived, I was actually surprised that it wasn't larger, just based on everybody freaking out about it. The metal fits with plen...
by WhatAMaroon
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Why would I use SeaMonkey instead of Firefox?
Replies: 29
Views: 8875

The Netscape "feel" is more than a coincidence, given that for all intents and purposes Seamonkey is "Son of Netscape Communicator". (The genealogy is Netscape -> Mozilla -> Seamonkey, with a few of the later Netscape releases actually being back-ports of Mozilla, before they switched to using Fire...
by WhatAMaroon
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Why would I use SeaMonkey instead of Firefox?
Replies: 29
Views: 8875

Oh, good to know. Thx.
by WhatAMaroon
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:41 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Why would I use SeaMonkey instead of Firefox?
Replies: 29
Views: 8875

lol....I heart webmail, too. But as far as Seamonkey goes, I saw some guy saying his pages loaded faster vs. FF. So I though I'd check it out. I did not notice the speed increase he did. The only thing I noticed was that Seamonkey feels more like Netscape while FF feels more like IE/Opera. I couldn'...
by WhatAMaroon
Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: hot hot D830
Replies: 13
Views: 2657

Oh yeah, that post was yours....I saw that. Nice rig.

You hit the nail on the head. The tornado pretty much kicks the silent approach out the window. Luckily I don't need silent, but I do need cool!

Have fun with your rig, looks good from here.
by WhatAMaroon
Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: hot hot D830
Replies: 13
Views: 2657

Surprised that wasn't asked yet....the 120 that comes with it just simply won't fit in my case. The sink barely does. The fan, when attached, would not allow the side of the case to be attached. So I got creative. The clips are thin and I just made it work. I'm not even sure I *need* the 80 on it, t...
by WhatAMaroon
Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Performance Degredation Over Time?
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

"non-moving parts" applies here, for the most part.

And don't forget to knock the dust out of your heatsinks once in a while.
by WhatAMaroon
Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: hot hot D830
Replies: 13
Views: 2657

Here's to hoping this is an accurate solution. Cheers. :)

....enjoyed a minor grounding issue along the way after taking the board out. Good times.
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