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by eternalmatt
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Multi-city travel sites
Replies: 8
Views: 2636

Re: Multi-city travel sites

I would start by using the Multi-city tab on http://www.hipmunk.com/ and doing some light research from there. Note that you can put comma's between airport codes (CLT,RDU,GSO) up to five in the airport box, and you can put +1 or +2 on the dates. I've found that doing this will sometimes limit resul...
by eternalmatt
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Quick and dirty multithreading?
Replies: 14
Views: 5138

Re: Quick and dirty multithreading?

#pragma omp parallel for and compile your C/C++ program with -fopenmp on a modern compiler. Place that #pragma directly above any for() loop and the compiler will automatically optimize the loop to use all possible cores. This is a starting point. Look up OpenMP for more. Its incredibly simple and ...
by eternalmatt
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: HDMI length
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: HDMI length

If I'm understanding http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?p_id=4065 right, it will input HDMI, split to Cat5E/Cat6, then its your job to run those cables any distance you want to the other box, which will output to HDMI again.
by eternalmatt
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: HDMI length
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: HDMI length

Do HDMI repeaters exist? Thats what someone would use for a typical wire signal degradation problem.
by eternalmatt
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Smasung 42" - why so cheap?
Replies: 8
Views: 5321

Re: Smasung 42" - why so cheap?

Smasung 42" - why so misspell?
by eternalmatt
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 16787

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

Oh hi, what's going on in here?
by eternalmatt
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Upgrading my laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Upgrading my laptop

Hey everyone, I don't know much about the specifics of RAM, but I wondering if someone could tell me if I could benefit from a RAM upgrade. I currently have 4 gb RAM (well not really, this is a 32bit laptop) and my processor is an AMD Athlon X2 QL-62. I got and edited the following from Speccy. I'm ...
by eternalmatt
Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Massive sale on Steam
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: Massive sale on Steam

JustAnEngineer wrote:
eternalmatt wrote:
Ready to pounce on a $5 Mass Effect. I know it has to happen.
And there you go:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/17460/

Everyone POUNCE now!
Done. I've been checking every day for that deal.
by eternalmatt
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Massive sale on Steam
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: Massive sale on Steam

Ready to pounce on a $5 Mass Effect. I know it has to happen. GTAIV, Left4Dead, Mirror's Edge, Bioshock, all have been 75% off.
by eternalmatt
Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Horizontal vs vertically placed mobos
Replies: 12
Views: 4915

Horizontal vs vertically placed mobos

Nearly all cases these days are designed to have motherboards placed upright and vertical, but is this for heat and airflow or is it more of a space concern for sitting on desks? I remember when the Xbox 360 came out, many people said to put it vertical because its better for heat but perhaps thats ...
by eternalmatt
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Buiding into a Compaq Presario (circa 1994)
Replies: 8
Views: 2287

Re: Buiding into a Compaq Presario (circa 1994)

Lol, I've probably touched every imaginable part of these boards and the CRT, including the copper wiring, with my bare hands. The thing hasn't been plugged in since....2001? I wasn't that worried. What I was worried about, was the X-Ray radiation warning sticker that I found in two places. But anyw...
by eternalmatt
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Buiding into a Compaq Presario (circa 1994)
Replies: 8
Views: 2287

Re: Buiding into a Compaq Presario (circa 1994)

Little update: After managing to strip an Allen screw beyond belief, I had to get a drill which proved useful in completely obliterating any trace of the bugger. I was able to pull the case right off and reveal two circuit boards, ten thousand capacitors, way to many resistors, and a couple more thi...
by eternalmatt
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Buiding into a Compaq Presario (circa 1994)
Replies: 8
Views: 2287

Re: Buiding into a Compaq Presario (circa 1994)

I've actually considered buying a small tower or reusing the side of one and simply putting that inside of this case so I can have the necessary places to screw into and it wouldn't be as much work although it wouldn't be quite as pretty, but I'd rather have that then screw holes on the outside of t...
by eternalmatt
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Buiding into a Compaq Presario (circa 1994)
Replies: 8
Views: 2287

Buiding into a Compaq Presario (circa 1994)

I've had a dream for a few years of tearing out the innards of my childhood Compaq Presario CDS 520 and installing a completely new interior and a new screen in place of the CRT monitor. Then I realized the screen is probably 10 inches horizontally and it's square so it would probably be a good idea...
by eternalmatt
Thu May 28, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Half Life 2 Graphics Enhancement.
Replies: 24
Views: 3906

Re: Half Life 2 Graphics Enhancement.

Half Life and dating? Is this a gaming thread or a chemistry thread?
by eternalmatt
Sat May 23, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Welcome to team 2630!
Replies: 53
Views: 103361

Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Just joined team 2630. I'm running off an MSI Laptop, Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-62 2.00 GHz with an Nvidia Geforce 9600M GT graphics card.
by eternalmatt
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: A christmas gift
Replies: 3
Views: 306

A christmas gift

I recently had an obscure great great aunt die whom and I had never met and she left me $2,000. Ideas on how I should spend it? I need a new computer and I would really prefer a notebook over a desktop because I'm a student, but at the same time, I'd just as much like to put it all into student loan...
by eternalmatt
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Mushkin or Corsair?
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Mushkin or Corsair?

I'm attempting to order a notebook on buyxg.com and they are offering to change the DDR2 RAM from "Corsair or Major Brand" to Muskin for $9 extra. I'm not very familiar with the difference among RAM manufacturers so I don't know if this is a good decision. Nine dollars isn't much at all an...
by eternalmatt
Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Why was Super Talent's 2.5" IDE Flash HD so bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Why was Super Talent's 2.5" IDE Flash HD so bad?

TR recently (it was a month ago) reviewed Super Talent's 2.5" IDE Flash hard drive http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q3/supertalent-flashide/index.x?pg=1 . I've always been excited by the thought of a flash hard drive as this way it gets rid of having to wait (a couple milliseconds) for the pin...
by eternalmatt
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need help with a barebones laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Just found out my bro can get me a cool 70 bucks off Vista Home Premium.
by eternalmatt
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need help with a barebones laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Welcome to TR 8) From what I've seen you'd be hard-pressed to get a barebones laptop, especially for that price bracket. If you have a windows retail license already, or get one from your university, then it's not a problem to wipe it, otherwise you might be stuck. That said, don't immediately disq...
by eternalmatt
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need help with a barebones laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Need help with a barebones laptop

I'm a senior this year in high school and I would really like a laptop for school. My parental units gave me a green light, but they've restricted me to no more than $800. I recently started going to TR and saw the July system guide, and I loved it. Hand picked decent computer with a fair price. Nic...