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by kitsura
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: BlackBerry 10 thoughts?
Replies: 52
Views: 11496

Re: BlackBerry 10 thoughts?

Too many people Know and Understand that a true smartphone is a utility, and no one can do the various forms of communication better than a Blackberry. That may have been the case back in 2001-2008 but it is widely accepted that Blackberry no longer has the lead in that department. Based on anecdot...
by kitsura
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Will I be able to survive without Android?
Replies: 25
Views: 5597

Re: Will I be able to survive without Andoird?

Ever considered a Blackberry Z10? The new OS looks great. Not going to be fragmented like Android or just meh like iOS. Plus the new microkernal concept is amazing. I guess it is going to be the most stable and secure mobile OS going forward.
by kitsura
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Time to do the Hardware Shuffle!
Replies: 19
Views: 4287

Re: Time to do the Hardware Shuffle!

Maybe when wife upgrades her notebook with a tablet or equivalent I can trickle down to replace my netbook.
by kitsura
Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Time to do the Hardware Shuffle!
Replies: 19
Views: 4287

Re: Time to do the Hardware Shuffle!

You are lucky your family accepts trickle down hardware. I'm still running a WinXP netbook while wife is using a core i3 ultraportable.
by kitsura
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTURES!!
Replies: 147
Views: 18014

Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

1 vote from me since I just saw this. Should keep this bumped.
by kitsura
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: re: Tom'sHardware.com - sold out?
Replies: 27
Views: 5492

Re: re: Tom'sHardware.com - sold out?

Wow, I've been here a long time. Ever since THG sold out I went to reading other hardware mags and sites like PCXL, maxPC and dailyradar. All of them closed or sold out after the dot com burst and I guess only TR is left. Never really got into Anand since there are very few articles that interest me...
by kitsura
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Blackberry and Android OS
Replies: 14
Views: 2632

Re: Blackberry and Android OS

I don't like how forked the Android OS is (some say Jelly Bean will solve that) and also call me paranoid but I don't want every single bit of my private information ending up in Google's hands. I'm currently using a BB Torch 9810 and if RIM fails then I would rather move to Windows mobile than go A...
by kitsura
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Program for Scheduling
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Re: Program for Scheduling

What is your budget like? I know a guy who used to work in a company selling scheduling software.
by kitsura
Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Going back to XP
Replies: 19
Views: 3397

Re: Going back to XP

I just left XP a few weeks ago due to increasingly crappy driver support. Do not go there, it's a dead end.
by kitsura
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: How to clean dust from a PC case and case fans
Replies: 25
Views: 8484

Re: How to clean dust from a PC case and case fans

Am I the only one who uses water to wash the fans. Any PCBA worth its salt should be able to stand some water.
by kitsura
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Video Converter - Downgraded?
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

Re: AMD Video Converter - Downgraded?

Another beef I have is that these drivers still crash my Winxp system during any OpenCL or GL intensive task. Will be moving to my new rig this weekend hope I no longer have these issues.
by kitsura
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console vs. gaming PC
Replies: 270
Views: 23623

Re: Console vs. gaming PC

Let me chime in. I grew up during the golden age of PC gaming where there were fantastic turn based strategy, RPGs and simulation games. Back in the day you took what you could get hardware wise and graphics were mostly sprite based but we were happy. We could *ahem* backup our games onto multiple f...
by kitsura
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Spammers' counterfeit goods sites shut down
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

Re: Buy Louis Vuitton bags, Ugg boots, iPhone5...

While doing a search I encountered a site selling i7 2700k cheaper than what other sites are selling the 2600ks for. I almost ordered until I encountered a very suspicious payment method of amazon gift vouchers only. Further google searches confirmed that it was indeed a scam site.
by kitsura
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Any problems with Nvidia 2xx.xx drivers?
Replies: 30
Views: 17556

Re: Any problems with Nvidia 285.62 drivers?

Just when I thought things were bad at the red camp with my 11.10 and 11.11 drivers crashing whenever anything anything OpenGL is run, it seems that the green camp is having driver problems of it's own.
by kitsura
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: How is the HDD shortage affecting you?
Replies: 44
Views: 4965

Re: How is the HDD shortage affecting you?

We're having some issues with our new Clariion CX4 due to poor implementation advice from EMC. They recommended we put all drives into a single pool including SSD, FC and SATA with another 800gb of SSD used for FAST Cache. They then told after we went live in production that we should have a separa...
by kitsura
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: How is the HDD shortage affecting you?
Replies: 44
Views: 4965

Re: How is the HDD shortage affecting you?

Do all external drives contain a standard HDD? I thought I had heard of some which had a special circuit board / adapter attached to the HDD. All 3.5" I broke open have standard drives. The few 2.5" that I broke open with much effort usually have some adaptor board stuck or soldered on, m...
by kitsura
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Teflon tape
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: Teflon tape

I have a logitech ifeel mouse which is 10, going on 11 years old. I've worn out both the original and additional teflon tape I stuck on it. But at this point the bottom of the mouse is super smooth from years of wear and tear so I do not bother getting any more tape. I think the scroll wheel rubber ...
by kitsura
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Black Friday is right around the corner....
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Black Friday is right around the corner....

Some of the best deals still involve you physically being there, and not just there but among the first in line to get one of the very limited number of big ticket items they are actually selling at insanely low prices. But I've never been willing to get up (or stay up) and do that kind of thing ju...
by kitsura
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Black Friday is right around the corner....
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Black Friday is right around the corner....

Is black friday restricted to physical stores (with exception of amazon)? I'm asking because I'm thinking of getting some deals but I don't stay in US.
by kitsura
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: How is the HDD shortage affecting you?
Replies: 44
Views: 4965

Re: How is the HDD shortage affecting you?

Not affecting me personally since I have about 1.5T in main system. But my company's SAN is wonky and due for replacement. With HDD prices making up majority of the cost I think they would wait for prices to drop before doing the replacement.
by kitsura
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Browser problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: Browser problem?

I don't see a date anywhere near the price field. How do you know it's from last year?
by kitsura
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The $3500 USB 2.0 cable
Replies: 54
Views: 3541

Re: The $3500 USB 2.0 cable

Let's not cast too many stones, gentlemen. There are lots of us that don't think twice about dropping $200 on a case when a $40 case will do just fine. We're all guilty of laying out cash for immeasurable or impractical "improvements" to some extent. It's only when these foibles fall outs...
by kitsura
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The $3500 USB 2.0 cable
Replies: 54
Views: 3541

Re: The $3500 USB 2.0 cable

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by kitsura
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Sad but True Suggestion
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: Sad but True Suggestion

JustAnEngineer wrote:
You can do your part by clicking on the triangle with the exclamation point to report SPAM.

Too much work, do not want :P
by kitsura
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Son wrote on laptop screen with a pen!
Replies: 13
Views: 4805

Re: Son wrote on laptop screen with a pen!

Simple, just go over the ink marks with white out.

Sorry I just couldn't resist.
by kitsura
Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading my Old Clunker
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Upgrading my Old Clunker

Scrotos wrote:
Also, if you have SATA and PCIe, your computer ain't THAT old. I figured you were finally upgrading that ol' Pentium 90 so you could use them newfangled interwebs!

Well it's not P1 old, I upgraded to a C2D around end 2006 but in PC years it is ancient.
by kitsura
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading my Old Clunker
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Upgrading my Old Clunker

I see lots of recommendations for Gigabyte mobos. I still remember during the P4 era there were some flaky Gigabytes not being able to support all 4 slots filled with memory. How has their recent record been?
by kitsura
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading my Old Clunker
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Upgrading my Old Clunker

CPU + mobo + memory won't hit $800 unless you're really trying. I'd go 2600K, Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4, and 8-16 GB of any DDR3-1600 that catches your eye with 1.5v operating voltage. Then use some of the leftover cash to get a halfway decent CPU cooler and OC the crap out of the 2600K. :) Yes, I was als...
by kitsura
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading my Old Clunker
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Upgrading my Old Clunker

My PC has been through WWII and back with me so I guess it deserves an upgrade a much deserved rest. Over the year a few good men were shot down so some parts have already been upgraded and will be carried over to the new system. Parts that I will be reusing: - Unknown brand steel casing (been with ...
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