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by halfline
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Octane Javascript benchmark
Replies: 15
Views: 3440

Re: Octane Javascript benchmark

53,986 on MS Edge from desktop, win10
by halfline
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Anyone ordered an Oculus Rift?
Replies: 30
Views: 2756

Re: Anyone ordered an Oculus Rift?

I don't think the value/price was the major issue. I think the mess up was on the allusion of the $350 price range and not correcting expectations until the preorder announcement. I really wanted to like the Oculus, but from most of the reviews I've seen, it seems like HTC Vive has the better VR imm...
by halfline
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Das Model S vs Corsair Vengeance K60
Replies: 24
Views: 7062

Re: Das Model S vs Corsair Vengeance K60

For gaming/programming with low noise, but still mechanical, then I would lean toward cherry reds. With that being said, most programmers and gamers use a membrane keyboard because it's cheap and quiet. You can hear a loud click-click-click... on vent/ts and at least for me, the sound of footprints ...
by halfline
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Which SSD to get?
Replies: 39
Views: 5998

Re: Which SSD to get?

Intel makes by far the most reliable SSDs. They are not the fastest nor the cheapest, but probably the most reliable. I say "perhaps" because Samsung also has a decent record, but the 830 is relatively new. http://www.behardware.com/articles/831-7/components-returns-rates.html But as far a...
by halfline
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Do I really need more ram?
Replies: 16
Views: 3144

Re: Do I really need more ram?

Check your usage, but from what I'm reading, you don't need it. You're actually way past it. Spend that money on an SSD instead.
by halfline
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: High-end Gaming Rig
Replies: 17
Views: 1732

Re: High-end Gaming Rig

For the same price ($59), you can get Logitech's wireless solar keyboard K750 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126199 ) Or for $20 more, you can opt for Logitech's wireless illuminated solar keyboard K800 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126194&am...
by halfline
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Any good web development tools?
Replies: 10
Views: 3652

Re: Any good web development tools?

DW is a WYSIWYG editor, but by glancing at the code, the original author didn't use DW the way you think they used it. It was probably used strictly as an editor (code, not split or design). If you feel confident in your abilities and want to start from scratch (greater customization, don't need to ...
by halfline
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chef's Knife
Replies: 30
Views: 3757

Re: Chef's Knife

http://www.consumersearch.com/kitchen-knives http://www.cookingforengineers.com/article/129/Chefs-Knives-Rated From the links above, I have both the Wusthof Classic and the Mac MTH-80, in addition to a slew of other Chef knives. Personally, the best one so far is the Global G2. Very well balanced, ...
by halfline
Sun May 24, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Terminator 4
Replies: 17
Views: 1078

Re: Terminator 4

I mainly agree with you. My view: T2 > T1 > T4 > T3 After I saw the movie, I was kind of shocked with the low RT %. It was generally a good movie with a lot of action, CGI, and twists. 7/10. There were some parts that I wish they would've changed, including actor/actress picks, but they are minor. T...
by halfline
Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Overclock is stable EXCEPT for Winamp
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: Overclock is stable EXCEPT for Winamp

eitje has some good advice.
If it helps any, I had an oced Q6600 at 3+ GHz w/ winamp running and experienced no problems at all.
by halfline
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: new monster heatsink. TWO 120mm fans side-by-side!!
Replies: 21
Views: 5031

Why stop at two?

They should just make the entire side of the panel one big fan.
by halfline
Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Best spaghetti sauce?
Replies: 24
Views: 2999

If you do use red wine, I recommend it be the last ingredient in the sauce and cook it for around 15 minutes afterwards.
by halfline
Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: UT2K4 Onslaught scrimmage vs. Clan 51
Replies: 93
Views: 23337

For Frostbite, I told 51 not to attack the core. CDawg didn't listen and tried to attack it. He will be punished. :D
by halfline
Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: UT2K4 Onslaught scrimmage vs. Clan 51
Replies: 93
Views: 23337

Gametime is 8pm est., June 24
by halfline
Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: UT2K4 Onslaught scrimmage vs. Clan 51
Replies: 93
Views: 23337

We are ready, I think. Here are the maps. 1. Torlan 2. Crossfire 3. Frostbite 4. Dria If you don't like maps 2 and 4, other map choices are: Primeval, Severence, Dawn, Red Planet, and Arctic Stronghold. I picked stock maps so that no one is trying to "figure out" an unknown map during gameplay. T5K ...
by halfline
Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: UT2K4 Onslaught scrimmage vs. Clan 51
Replies: 93
Views: 23337

Saturday 17th or Saturday 24th? Either way, 8pm?
by halfline
Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: UT2K4 Onslaught scrimmage vs. Clan 51
Replies: 93
Views: 23337

Pete or Lucky, have you guys decided on what 2 maps you wish to play?
by halfline
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: UT2K4 Onslaught scrimmage vs. Clan 51
Replies: 93
Views: 23337

I understand that TR is not a clan and the game is informal. The server is not really an issue. I brought this point up to make it easier on both parties because having a "compliant" server will make the game go much more smoothly since there are set standards. For TR, it just means going to another...
by halfline
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: UT2K4 Onslaught scrimmage vs. Clan 51
Replies: 93
Views: 23337

Any stock ONS maps are fine. If you guys want to play a custom map, just let me know beforehand.
by halfline
Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Constructing a AMD 4800 X2 system
Replies: 24
Views: 6396

I agree with most here: 2 GB RAM, raptor + seagate, diff PSU. Tho that modular Antec PSU is nice. Do you really need 2x 7800 GTX? Just get one. The difference is not worth half a grand by a long shot. Rather save that money for the next card, at least. That fata1ity sound card is also not worth the ...
by halfline
Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: MX1000 vs MX518 gaming mouse vs any you suggest
Replies: 13
Views: 1413

Get the MX518. Never buy a cordless mouse for games, lol.

The G5 corded will be out, but from what I hear, the MX518 would still be better since it has more buttons.
by halfline
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Sony 24" GDM FW9xx vs. Dell 2405FPW
Replies: 17
Views: 7281

I went with a new samsung lcd, then went back to CRT. For games, it isn't even a competition. In addition, colors are more accurate on a CRT than lcd, by far.

Ever look at a 30 inch lcd? If you're not into games, then I would buy that. Puts the 24 incher to shame.
by halfline
Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone ever take Creatine?
Replies: 44
Views: 5111

In addition to the benefits of creatine from the earlier posts, it also gives you a boost in energy, meaning more reps. Creatine works and is safe, but it's expensive in the long run, the benefits will stop when you stop taking them, and some people do not see any benefits at all. A better idea is t...
by halfline
Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Getting back into gaming. Help me build my rig from scratch!
Replies: 40
Views: 5928

AMD64 4000 or perhaps a little below is your best bet. If you want a good gaming experience, there are 3 basic things you need to get. A fast video card (nvidia 6800gt, ATI x800pro, to name a few), a fast cpu (AMD 4000-3500), and a CRT monitor. Return the TFT; it won't hold a candle to my Sony 21 in...
by halfline
Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Cell phones used in 24
Replies: 11
Views: 4349

It's the Sanyo VM4500 (SCP-5500)

It was one of the first cell phones with a built-in camcorder.

Here's a link: http://www.mobiledia.com/phones/sanyo/scp-5500.html
by halfline
Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Has anything good come as a result of Folding?
Replies: 19
Views: 2735

Actually the folding group has been published is some very respectable journals, including Science and Nature . It doesn't get any less obscure than that. Almost all the journals they've published are of the type that should be carried in any good university library. Frankly, their cv looks a lot m...
by halfline
Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Has anything good come as a result of Folding?
Replies: 19
Views: 2735

If you're thinking in the lines of a cure for some type of cancer, then no. If you're thinking in the lines of publishing obscure journals with little "real" impact to our lives, then yes.
by halfline
Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ultimate Gaming PC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Your AMD64, 1 GB RAM, and fast video card is in the right direction. But the idea of "maximum quality and ZERO slowdown" is not possible unless you got 2 6800 Ultras SLI (and that is also a maybe depending on what you mean by zero lag). Full AA, highest res, with absolutely zero lag on Doom3 with a ...
by halfline
Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Horror Flicks?
Replies: 38
Views: 3879

I also agree ...
Ring > Ringu (by far), Dawn of the Dead (Shawn of the Dead was pretty good too)

Others scary/creepy movies...
Blair Witch (1 not 2)
by halfline
Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What is your fave under rated game?
Replies: 87
Views: 17858

I second ...
Giants: Citizen Kabuto

If you haven't played it ... man, you are missing out.
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