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by Byzantine1453
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: pet snakes
Replies: 14
Views: 515

pet snakes

I just bought a baby red blood python at the new england reptile expo on saturday and i'm glad i bought it. I used to have snakes back in the day but then i got out of the hobby i guess you can call it for a few years but i'm back in again. Anyhow i'm curious who else here has a pet snake?
by Byzantine1453
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How did you come up with your username?
Replies: 132
Views: 2986

Re: How did you come up with your username?

the downfall of the byzantine empire
by Byzantine1453
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Poll: are you logged in?
Replies: 46
Views: 1310

Re: Poll: are you logged in?

FireGryphon wrote:
I'm always logged in. It's just more convenient that way.


Same here as well!
by Byzantine1453
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How dirty is your home?
Replies: 31
Views: 928

Re: How dirty is your home?

I was eating food when i looked at the bathroom pictures...kinda ruined my appetite :(
by Byzantine1453
Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: after installing GFX card, pc wont turn on?
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: after installing GFX card, pc wont turn on?

how many watts is the power supply?
by Byzantine1453
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Vista Occasianal Startup Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: Windows Vista Occasianal Startup Problems

Do you have the latest drivers and is vista up to date? Also i like to let vista take care of updating my drivers through the windows updates. Give that a try and see what it all does.
by Byzantine1453
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 32-Bit vs 64-Bit
Replies: 20
Views: 1215

Re: 32-Bit vs 64-Bit

I've had 64-bit vista for awhile now on both my desktop and laptop for gaming...I haven't actually seen a single game yet that is not compatible. I have found that compared to other vista 32 bit comps... 64-bit seems much more stable and of coarse you can take adavntage of more ram. I think its craz...
by Byzantine1453
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3 Bluray Drive just Failed (aka Bluray of Death)
Replies: 29
Views: 2294

Re: PS3 Bluray Driver just Failed

Yeah, my PS3 died after a firmware upgrade but it died pretty hard...no lights would come on or anything. I called them up and sent it then they wouldnt accept my paypal receipt and wouldn't fix it...i was so angry. They said they would fix it for 250 bucks which i thought was crazy since i bought i...
by Byzantine1453
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: There's always a first
Replies: 65
Views: 3659

Re: There's always a first

Captain Ned wrote:
Keep that rain away from New England; Lake Champlain hit an all-time August high last week and my cellar could do double duty as a mushroom farm.


I feel your pain...the connecticut river is flooded ungodly right now :(
by Byzantine1453
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: That felt good. Where's the pride?
Replies: 90
Views: 26931

Re: That felt good.

I lost most my folding power after i switched jobs :(...I had every comp in my company folding and friends comps going at it. I went from about 38 comps down to just 3 comps.. O plus my ps3 died within 2 weeks of owning it so that shut down my ps3 folding :(
by Byzantine1453
Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: stock trading
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: stock trading

Yeah, i've been playing around with etrade a bit testing it out and so forth. I bought a few shares of nvda now thats its cheap.
by Byzantine1453
Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: stock trading
Replies: 8
Views: 854

stock trading

I'm bored and i'm wondering how many of you play around with the stock market? I just really started to invest a little bit for fun.
by Byzantine1453
Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo 3. It's official!
Replies: 76
Views: 3005

Re: Diablo 3. It's official!

I was extremely addicted to Diablo 2 and i'm sure i'll get addicted to diablo 3. The graphics sure do look awesome. Nice to see they didn't decide to do the cartoonish graphics like they did with warcraft.
by Byzantine1453
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: George Carlin RIP.
Replies: 25
Views: 717

Re: George Carlin RIP.

I was really shocked when i saw he died :(...I just saw him do a stand up routine 3 months ago :(....There doesn't seem to be anyone else to fill the hole of his hilarious comedy...
by Byzantine1453
Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 60hz or 120hz HDTV's?
Replies: 14
Views: 3931

Re: 60hz or 120hz HDTV's?

My biggest concern is the screen tearing issue that i noticed with my current 24" westinghouse display. I'm trying to avoid that if possible. I'm looking at getting something around 30-38 inches.
by Byzantine1453
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 60hz or 120hz HDTV's?
Replies: 14
Views: 3931

60hz or 120hz HDTV's?

So I want to get a 1080p tv for my gaming consoles, computer, and for watching tv. I know that 120hz tv's cost more but do you really see the difference? I was kinda thinking if I got a 60hz tv then I would see screen tearing when playing games. What do you all think?
by Byzantine1453
Mon May 19, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that need to be remade
Replies: 89
Views: 6486

Re: Games that need to be remade

Fallout 1 and 2 with better graphics and more bloody mess deaths.
by Byzantine1453
Sun May 11, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: building a fish tank
Replies: 1
Views: 372

building a fish tank

So after doing some searching and realizing that no place by me has the size of a fish tank I'm trying to get i've decided to build one. I'm thinking of going with a 90 gallon tank that I will make out of acrylic to make my salt water reef tank. Has anyone played around with any of this stuff before...
by Byzantine1453
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Jump up to 4GB?
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: Jump up to 4GB?

It seems as though 4GB of ram is the new thing to have in computers especially with vista.
by Byzantine1453
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I got a guy fired last night
Replies: 55
Views: 2115

Re: I got a guy fired last night

That is pretty bad that they just took the copper like that. I mean sure copper prices are rising and everything but still pretty bad. I have seen people fired for some really stupid things before...they just don't seem to think.
by Byzantine1453
Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 5400RPM or 7200RPM for new laptop?
Replies: 31
Views: 3054

Re: 5400RPM or 7200RPM for new laptop?

I would go with the 7200rpm one. I hate 5400 rpm hard drives...
by Byzantine1453
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: First Motorcycle
Replies: 71
Views: 2281

Re: First Motorcycle

I would like to get my license and buy a nice cruiser but i'm not sure I have the time anymore to take lessons :(
by Byzantine1453
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: quick question about CMOS battery
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: quick question about CMOS battery

It shouldn't pull anymore power draw then with default settings...Have you been buying good brand batteries?
by Byzantine1453
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vista x86 -> x64
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Vista x86 -> x64

If I were you just install it all fresh. Thats what I have always done for all the people that make the jump from 32-bit to 64-bit vista.
by Byzantine1453
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: patch 2.4 ruined WoW?
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

patch 2.4 ruined WoW?

Does anyone else think that patch 2.4 is really screwing things up as far as raids go? Seems like they are trying to get everyone to have black temple gear :(
by Byzantine1453
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: When an old game kicks your butt...
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: When an old game kicks your butt...

I've relized that alot of DOS games are really really hard.
by Byzantine1453
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just got a new car
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Just got a new car

That thing is in pretty decent shape...how much you get it for?
by Byzantine1453
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: why is my top banner missing?
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: why is my top banner missing?

Have you tried to update your flash player?
by Byzantine1453
Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Vista x64 SP1 auto installed
Replies: 23
Views: 2606

Re: Vista x64 SP1 auto installed

Yeah, my laptop and desktop both running vista x64 haven't been able to download it yet but all of my friends have been able to...I might have to check the install history because maybe it auto installed it without me noticing. Is there a way to look at system properties and see that it says "v...
by Byzantine1453
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: black and white film to color?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: black and white film to color?

Its not "Night of the Living Dead 3D in Color!" is it? I saw that a few months back in a store and got a laugh. After seeing the black and white version then looking at a color version i was depressed by the bad color effects. For instance the main zombie that you see in the beginning of t...
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