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by jsbach11
Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Computer refuses to boot
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Try clearing the CMOS by moving the jumper and back, or try using the Setup defaults in the BIOS menu. g/l
by jsbach11
Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: getting better. how?
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

I've played UT2k3 for some time, also. 1. Learn to dodge first, everything else follows. You should be moving all the time, and not jumping up and down, like in Quake. That is a big no-no because you are making your moves predictable--one just has to shoot at your landing zone. Bunny jumping does no...
by jsbach11
Thu Jan 01, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: *sigh* Christmas is over, New Years is over
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Now all there is to look forward to are:

UT2k4
Halflife2
Doom3
939 pin Athlon 64

See, there's still some excitement in the air!
by jsbach11
Thu Jan 01, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Years Resolutions
Replies: 26
Views: 2170

This isn't really a personal resolution. I'm gonna get at least a hundred people to vote in November, people who might not have voted. I'm going to get my neighbors registered to vote and if they need a ride to the ballot box on Election Day, dammit, I'm gonna give them one. This way, I will feel a ...
by jsbach11
Wed Dec 31, 2003 11:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The truth about Al Gore
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

There is an American woman named Dorothy Com, or Dot Com.
by jsbach11
Thu Dec 25, 2003 12:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: did i do the right thing?
Replies: 51
Views: 6975

I have to disagree. Being a Nice Guy is an exercise in futility. People are confusing the whole idea. Recovering from being a Nice Guy does not mean being an a**hole. There is absolutely nothing wrong with deciding to stop pleasing others, because it does not work. It's about just being yourself and...
by jsbach11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 8:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: did i do the right thing?
Replies: 51
Views: 6975

Burn everything in the box ASAP. You could potentially spend the rest of your natural life dwelling in self-pity and misery while toying with the contents of the box, couldn't you? There won't be any kind of real healing if you constantly dwell on her and her miserable ways. Like taking a dagger and...
by jsbach11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 8:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: did i do the right thing?
Replies: 51
Views: 6975

That's interesting...my idea of "letting go" is to forget the floozie. A clean break! She doesn't even deserve this grief you're agonizing over. This is why you can't burn the stuff. If you never deal with this, it'll be in the back of your mind every time you ever look at a girl. Every time you eve...
by jsbach11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 8:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: did i do the right thing?
Replies: 51
Views: 6975

That kind of pain sure hurts. I feel for ya. All I can recommend to you is that you keep your chin up--everything that reminds you of her--if it is within 50 yards of you--get rid of it. Pack up all the photos and all the crap and woeful reminders and 1. put it in a box and burn it or 2. put it in a...
by jsbach11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 2:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mad Cow..change your diet?
Replies: 66
Views: 4866

Yeah....how on earth does human feces get on strawberries? That was intriguing to me. Now I know.

More reason to buy domestic organic. Factory farming will follow in parallel, a civilization doomed to fail.
by jsbach11
Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Original members gone?
Replies: 74
Views: 10564

Why not slow down the rapidly growing size of the forum? Allow the hyper-posters to change their post count to whatever number they like, because the number is irrelevant. That way, they can feel more important without leaving all the pointless posts. The only prolific poster I've seen on this forum...
by jsbach11
Wed Dec 17, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: A Holiday SnowGlobe for you!
Replies: 2
Views: 633

A Holiday SnowGlobe for you!

Someone posted this around this time last year, but I haven't seen it come up recently.

Happy Holidays to all the fellow regulars and enjoy the snow globe. :D

http://ww12.e-tractions.com/snowglobe/globe.htm
by jsbach11
Tue Dec 16, 2003 10:52 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: PowerPoint Makes You Dumb
Replies: 9
Views: 3938

I read this article too, and it sounds about right: "In August, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board at NASA released Volume 1 of its report on why the space shuttle crashed. As expected, the ship's foam insulation was the main cause of the disaster. But the board also fingered another unusual ...
by jsbach11
Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:28 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Airport Security and Motherboards
Replies: 23
Views: 3665

I've worked for a famous PCB (printed circuit board) manufacturing company. We routinely ran systemboards, or motherboards, through an x-ray machine as a part of the production process. It helps detect cracked solder joints that would normally be missed by QA. X-rays aren't likely to do anything bad...
by jsbach11
Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No Computer in College!?!
Replies: 74
Views: 11185

What would lead your parents to that decision about your computer? Do you game a lot/all the time? Maybe they're trying to spare you from potential grief in the future.
by jsbach11
Wed Jul 23, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just out of curiousity...... what's your dream Hard Drive?
Replies: 22
Views: 3388

I'ma get me one of those WD Raptors too, when I build a new system with an Athlon 64, this December. I have heard lots of good things, plus it's serial ATA!
by jsbach11
Wed Jul 23, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: "Memory Boosters"
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

It's not really MS; it's C++ that they use to code Windows that leads to memory leaks. MemTurbo works pretty well. I've tried it. The problem is that it cripples itself after 30 days unless you pay money for the license. There is freeware out there that works just as well, for free. Try RamBooster. ...
by jsbach11
Wed Jul 23, 2003 1:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Q4
Replies: 19
Views: 1711

Quake 3 sucked. Quake 4 will probably suck too. Jump like a bunny rabbit and shoot!
by jsbach11
Wed Jul 23, 2003 1:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How much time do you spend gaming?
Replies: 20
Views: 1948

I would like to play CS again, but the stupid game doesn't really work on NT systems, at least the version I have. I heard that a newer retail version can fix that. Screw that!!! I'm not buying the same damn game again. I'm just gonna wait for CS2 after HalfLife2 comes out, and I get a better video ...
by jsbach11
Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Logitech Z-680s
Replies: 9
Views: 4655

I know you already made your decision and already got your speakers. You should take a look at this, though, if it can make you feel better about your decision: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ProAct5.1/ They look familiar, huh? Alesis is a highly regarded name in studio recording, too. You p...
by jsbach11
Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:19 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Speaker suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 10113

Just because Logitech hasn't been in the audio business for as long as A-L doesn't mean that their equipment isn't as good or even better.

Take at look at these Alesis studio recording monitors. Look familiar?

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ProAct5.1/
by jsbach11
Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: No Doom ]|[ this year?
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

No Doom ]|[ this year?

by jsbach11
Tue Jun 17, 2003 7:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 20 questions
Replies: 31
Views: 3905

Here's a link to another fun one, a card trick, along the same lines which does "work":

http://www.jjab.com/cardtrick.php3

:o :lol:
by jsbach11
Wed Jun 11, 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Keyboard Freezes Up
Replies: 5
Views: 731

I have the same thing happen to me when I leave the computer idle for a long time, sometimes I come back to it and the keyboard (Microsoft Office KB) doesn't work, but the mouse does. Rebooting fixes it. I also use Win 2000.SP3. I don't overclock anything but my video card which I do know causes spo...
by jsbach11
Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:24 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: What basic computer knowledge should everyone have?
Replies: 33
Views: 6652

Also, a key thing to know is: INTEGRATED IS NOT A FANCY WORD FOR 'BETTER'. That was funny. I didn't think that anyone thought that integrated meant a good thing. "Integrated" means, besides "avoid avoid avoid" for me, that the sound or video is located on the motherboard, or "on-board." This means ...
by jsbach11
Tue Jun 03, 2003 2:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What to do with spam emails
Replies: 0
Views: 569

What to do with spam emails

This is a good read about spam email: http://www.shrednow.com/spamcrime/index.html After I read that some time ago, I forward all the spam I get to: [email protected].gov Somedays when the spam is particularly thick, it takes me longer than I'd like to forward all the messages, but it's really gratifying to m...
by jsbach11
Sat May 31, 2003 5:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Heard about this tax loophole? Free monster SUV!
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Heard about this tax loophole? Free monster SUV!

http://discover.npr.org/rundowns/segmen ... Id=1279443

38 SUVs fit into this category including the one from Cadillac and several each from the major auto makers. I don't drive an SUV or operate my own business, but this sure is interesting.
by jsbach11
Wed May 28, 2003 4:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: END USERS WILL DIE.
Replies: 87
Views: 12587

YBK wrote:
I have faith in the hackers. Our prayers are with you.


:lol: ROFLMAO. I like your sense of humor!
by jsbach11
Wed May 28, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: END USERS WILL DIE.
Replies: 87
Views: 12587

University tools to fight back against MS:

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,3959,1109335,00.asp
by jsbach11
Wed May 28, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Clawhammer and Itanium?
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

I haven't read anything recently but the Athlon 64 (Clawhammer/San Diego), previously code-named Clawhammer, I think, will be coming out at around 3GHz. I had read somewhere (sorry, can't remember where--it was months and months ago) that the chip will debut at 4300+ for the PR scale. That doesn't e...
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