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by Splinter
Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My wife is Pregnant!
Replies: 40
Views: 8884

There's some sort of internal irony to complaining about not having had your first kiss on an internet computer modification forum ;)
by Splinter
Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Question for JBI
Replies: 7
Views: 1846

Unfortunately not. I rent a room in a basement suite, and I also rent a garage in which I work on my car. I cant do it in the basement suite due to the smell. The garage is pretty much the same temperature as outdoors, which can range between 2C and 18C this time of year, there is very little insula...
by Splinter
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Question for JBI
Replies: 7
Views: 1846

Question for JBI

Just picked up a home brew kit. THe only place I can do it is in the garage. I was gonna build a box lined with closed-cell roofing insulation and put a lightbulb inside of it. Think thats gonna keep it around the right temperature?
by Splinter
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Cant logon to MSN
Replies: 0
Views: 732

Cant logon to MSN

This is driving me nuts.

Ive tried logging into MSN through MSN messenger, Windows Messenger, eBuddy, Web messenger, on 3 different computers on different ISPs, each time it errors out

But on all the same computers, other accounts log in just fine, only mine wont.

Any thoughts?
by Splinter
Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: In case any of you are wondering what Ive been up to...
Replies: 21
Views: 4362

Why would I want to do that?

I like to go fast through the mud.
by Splinter
Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: In case any of you are wondering what Ive been up to...
Replies: 21
Views: 4362

muyuubyou wrote:
The 1992 Subaru legacy is retro class 8) although my fav Subaru is the Impreza, especially models from 1998 to 2000. They put the stupid round bug eye lights from 2001 on.


The bugeye lights only lasted til 03, the 04-05 imprezas are badass
by Splinter
Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: In case any of you are wondering what Ive been up to...
Replies: 21
Views: 4362

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by Splinter
Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: In case any of you are wondering what Ive been up to...
Replies: 21
Views: 4362

I have to complete another full season of amateur rally-x on grass and gravel courses before I can apply for a stage rally license. That shot was actually taken at a Subaru convention in Hood River, Oregon back in August. They had a rally school there, it was pretty cool and I learned a lot. The car...
by Splinter
Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hey guys, its been a while
Replies: 15
Views: 3177

a 120mm Nexus is no good if it causes your processor to overheat.

Anyway, its already done and paid for.
by Splinter
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hey guys, its been a while
Replies: 15
Views: 3177

Athlons are still the CPU of choice for quiet computing.
by Splinter
Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hey guys, its been a while
Replies: 15
Views: 3177

Meh, I chose AMD because I know them well. Im comfortable with them.

I chose the 7950 GT because it was only 70 more than the 7900

Flying Fox, my old system (XP 3200) is becoming the file server, not this one.
by Splinter
Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hey guys, its been a while
Replies: 15
Views: 3177

Hey guys, its been a while

Ive been thoroughly engrossed in the world of motorsports. But I finally got sick of my old computer and just put this together, what do you think? Antec P180 Seasonic S12-430HB ASUS M2N-E AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ OCZ Platinum XTC PC2-6400 2GB BFG GeForce 7950 GT OC Western Digital Raptor 36GB SATA 10...
by Splinter
Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: USB stops working
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Ok.. Ive sort of figured out whats causing it

It was actually me unplugging the USB keyboard, which I used to do all the time (I dont leave it plugged in since its in a car and keys tend to get pressed at random). Whenever I unplug something from USB, everything stops working until I reboot.
by Splinter
Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: USB stops working
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Always happens, sometimes with 5 minutes of being powered on, sometimes not for an hour. I dont THINK its a power issue, Im only running a single laptop HD, the screen and the computer itself. Before I was running the above plus a desktop HD with no issues, but Ill try turning down the voltage/speed...
by Splinter
Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: USB stops working
Replies: 4
Views: 783

USB stops working

Hey Ive got a weird problem on my latest iteration of my CarPC Im running a Sempron 3000 on an Asus K8V-MX/S, and after some seemingly random amount of time, USB will stop working. The computer doesnt freeze or anything, but the touchscreen, keyboard, or anything else plugged into USB stops doing an...
by Splinter
Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:48 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows doesnt autoinstall USB devices
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

Don't think you need to do an actual wipe, just a reinstall. That's fixed a small problem or two before for me. We dont screw around with partial reinstalls, they tend to cause more problems than they fix. Format & recovery is the way to do it when you're dealing with other peoples machines.
by Splinter
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows doesnt autoinstall USB devices
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

We've formatted this guys computer like 3-4 times, lol I think he's just an idiot who keeps screwing it up. One of the front USB ports is kinda screwy, it lets you plug in devices upside down, which causes a power surge on the internal hub and shuts off all the ports on the circuit. I dont think any...
by Splinter
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows doesnt autoinstall USB devices
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

Ok I turned on the 'show hidden devices' on the device manager, and found that mdmxsdk is not properly installed, but Im guessing thats just a modem driver.

Im really stuck on this one.
by Splinter
Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows doesnt autoinstall USB devices
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

Enabled and started
by Splinter
Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows doesnt autoinstall USB devices
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

Windows doesnt autoinstall USB devices

Having a weird bit of trouble here. If you plug in a new USB device, you have to go into the device manager and force it to search for drivers, it doesnt do it automatically when the device is connected. After the first time its been installed, it detects properly from then on. Doesnt matter what th...
by Splinter
Sun May 28, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Anyone know what type of connector this is?
Replies: 30
Views: 8138

Easy. Crimping is -very- easy. Buy the right crimping tool (not some cheap RadioShack one) and the proper fittings and cable, and yer all set. Ive heard that its very difficult to do a proper crimping job (one that isnt going to result in a 3-6dB signal loss) yourself. Also, if the tools and connec...
by Splinter
Sun May 28, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Anyone know what type of connector this is?
Replies: 30
Views: 8138

Flying Fox wrote:
BC has not enacted anti-wardriving laws yet?


Are you kidding? Canada is pretty much the most freedom of data oriented country in the western world.

Im sure you're aware that our supreme court has allowed downloading music and videos off the internet.
by Splinter
Sun May 28, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Anyone know what type of connector this is?
Replies: 30
Views: 8138

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Might be a reason for paying some $$ for data connection on your cell phone, rather than stealing other people's connections.


Pfft its not like Im downloading movies on other peoples connections.

I leave my wireless unencrypted.
by Splinter
Thu May 25, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Anyone know what type of connector this is?
Replies: 30
Views: 8138

Meh
I find it useful to be able to get on the net when Im on the road. I spend a lot of time in my car, and often find that I need to look up phone numbers/places of business/part numbers, whatever.


How hard would it be for me to do a decent job of crimping on a new connector myself?
by Splinter
Wed May 24, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Anyone know what type of connector this is?
Replies: 30
Views: 8138

After much-ado trying to find an adaptor, and talking to some radio nuts about adaptor signal loss, Im going to take the antenna to a local radio shop and have them crimp on an RP-SMA connector. It'll cost about 30 bucks, but give me a much better quality signal It's for wardriving, so I want to get...
by Splinter
Tue May 23, 2006 1:51 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Anyone know what type of connector this is?
Replies: 30
Views: 8138

Shoot... doesnt look like there's many adaptors around for it
by Splinter
Tue May 23, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Repairing zombiebox
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Nuked it.
by Splinter
Tue May 23, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Anyone know what type of connector this is?
Replies: 30
Views: 8138

Anyone know what type of connector this is?

Its on an external wifi antenna

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Its similar to an N-type, but its not screw on, its push and twist...

I need an adaptor to an RP-SMA type.
by Splinter
Sun May 21, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Repairing zombiebox
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Repairing zombiebox

Ive got an XP home box here that's been taken over and is busying itself sending out thousands of bulk emails (to no where, as I blocked it the instant I saw what it was doing)

Removed a ton of virii and other malware, but its still doing it.

Anyone know of anything other than an F&R?