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by Stripe7
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Bionic Woman?
Replies: 27
Views: 5407

Caught the show a week ago on Comcast's digital preview in HD. I would give the show a B. Life and Chuck were more fun or interesting.
by Stripe7
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Piracy is OK
Replies: 71
Views: 12428

I buy all my games and movies, hardly ever buy music, probably because I hardly ever listen to it. All music these days sounds harsh to my ears, lacking any kind of dynamic range. I have always believed that if I use any ip product, I should pay for it, I also believe that means I can use it persona...
by Stripe7
Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: BluRay or HDDVD WHENNNNN?????
Replies: 53
Views: 11725

I doubt if there will ever be a clear winner between these two competing formats. Digital downloads will be the winner and people will have one of the two formats or a third new format to record the shows permanently. In a few years both formats will be paced by some newer technology, probably a GPL...
by Stripe7
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Share your favorite computer story
Replies: 40
Views: 9017

Ok, I have been in this business way too long. Quite a few stories. One time I was called in during Christmas to a one of the major telephone companies. Their system disk crashed they needed to do a recovery and did not have their system tapes. ( This is way before CD's and DVD's ) Well the Field te...
by Stripe7
Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft to buy Yahoo
Replies: 23
Views: 4879

I use Gaim for all my Yahoo! chats. It also does my Google, AIM and IRC. :)

Also check the date of the article, May 2006. Old news. I do not think they have made any more progress in it.
by Stripe7
Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vista, DRM, and hidden costs
Replies: 49
Views: 14293

nVidia has broken they unified driver architecture for Vista with the 8800, but that may be because of the Dx10 hardware. The real hammer blow to Microsoft will come when Dx10 hardware gets fully supported by open source. We can then see the overhead of all that DRM crud in Vista.
by Stripe7
Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: is a widescreen 20" Lcd worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2860

I would go with the suggestion, 2 regular screens or 1 widescreen. If most of your time in front of the screen is for games, then 1 widescreen. If it is mostly work, 2 regular screens.
by Stripe7
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Human race to split into two
Replies: 47
Views: 7641

I found that article pretty much of a joke. Unless you commit genocide on a massive scale there will always be differentiation in the human species. If there were no differentiation one wild virus and there will be no human race. That is the whole strength of evolution, having as much variation as p...
by Stripe7
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Forceware 91.47 Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Try downloading and using 92.91. It works great for me. I only had problem with 91.47.
by Stripe7
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MPAA lawsuit practices?
Replies: 36
Views: 6168

Hell of a lot simpler to just buy the movie in the first place. One of the things I was happy about my brother in law moving out after he and my sister divorced was the bandwidth for my internet gaming cleared up. No more P2P crap on our network.
by Stripe7
Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The US seems to be getting a lot of weather problems lately.
Replies: 47
Views: 9471

I think it is Dr Evil and his weather machine myself causing the problems.
by Stripe7
Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The joys of multiple computers
Replies: 51
Views: 11477

Functional in daily use: 3

Functional occasional use: 1

Functional not used: 2

Disassembled but functional: 1
by Stripe7
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: SLI?
Replies: 33
Views: 9715

It is easy to tell if SLI is working on your system, turn on the show GPU load balancing. DxDiag does not report 2 cards on my system and I know SLI works on it. When I turn on the GPU load balancing I can see the green line which demarks where the break is between the two cards. That is one card ha...
by Stripe7
Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What games are you playing lately?
Replies: 85
Views: 22187

Currently playing.

Guild Wars http://www.guildwars.com
Travian http://www.travian.com
Shattered Galaxy http://www.sgalaxy.com
by Stripe7
Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Company Of Heroes
Replies: 60
Views: 15190

Here is a way to aviod fileplanet queue's.

http://reliccommunity.com/tracker/torre ... xe.torrent
by Stripe7
Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kids & Computer Games
Replies: 23
Views: 5366

Kids can make up their own minds about what they like and who they want to be. You can "protect" them as much as you want to but it makes little difference it they make up their minds about what they like. My sister tried that with her son, ie no violent games, no toy weapon, violent movies etc.. wh...
by Stripe7
Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Warning: DDoS Attacks from D-LINK Routers
Replies: 21
Views: 5121

DLinks does not ship thousands of these routers I think the count is in the hundreds of thousands if not over a million. Also there is a locale specification that if respected means only danish users access his time service. If he blocks the all but Danish ip's on his server will the routers still h...
by Stripe7
Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: lasik eye surgury...anyone have it done?
Replies: 93
Views: 30067

If I remember correctly before the procedure my vision was 8.4 or 8.5 my sisters was 9 when she had hers done. Our family has thick cornea's, about 2x normal, which was why the surgery was possible. for me it was not just a question of quality of life, I made the decision to have the surgery the day...
by Stripe7
Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How hard do you work on your last day?
Replies: 22
Views: 2156

I put down worked all the way thru. Last 2 jobs I held. consultant for a firm: after giving 2 weeks notice; worked 9-5 in SF for 1 customer, drove 20-40 miles to 2nd customer after that for 3-4 hours, and had 1 hour drive home, also worked the weekends. Previous job from this I called in and quit af...
by Stripe7
Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Limiting Sister's Bandwidth
Replies: 15
Views: 3386

by Stripe7
Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Korean MMOs...worth waiting for?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Already playing;

Shattered Galaxy, http://www.sgalaxy.com, which is a MMO/RTS that is based on a Korean MMO.

Just started playing Travian http://www.travian.com which is a web based MMO strategy game ported over from a German MMO.
by Stripe7
Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Favourite Sushi?
Replies: 95
Views: 15759

I like Uni with the raw egg, but my real favorite is Ama-Ebi with the deep fried shrip heads.
by Stripe7
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I-RAM WITH WINDOWS!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4085

Think of I-RAM as disk, just very fast disk. As for RAM, 32-bit Windows will recognize about 2.5GB of RAM. I have 4GB of RAM on my machine and 32-bit windows only sees 2.3GB-2.5GB. When I boot up 64Bit Windows, I see 4GB of RAM.
by Stripe7
Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: lasik eye surgury...anyone have it done?
Replies: 93
Views: 30067

Things to note. My vision was extremely bad, the surgeon I went to did it in one operation. Most others would have done it in 2. He wanted to do my eyes because it presented a challenge. As far as problems go I saw halo's everywhere for a couple of years. I had a hard time watching movies in theater...
by Stripe7
Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoW player dies in real life, online funeral ambushed...
Replies: 214
Views: 74909

You are assuming the killers and murderers and insane psychopaths have nothing else to do {like killing people IRL} than play WOW. Also, lots of people from Europe and Asia play on the US servers. Kind of hard to track down someone when they are anonnymous.
by Stripe7
Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Let's help this guy out
Replies: 63
Views: 11790

All he has to do is convince a moderator on Slashdot to post his story + URL and he will win the bet. :p
by Stripe7
Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civilization 2, 3, 4 discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2957

I have a box with every single version of Civ that has come out. Mac versions included. I think Civ IV was the best, not only did it have better graphics it had a better interface and way better playability. However lately I have given up on Civ and switched to Gal Civ II which is way superior.
by Stripe7
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: NVIDIA Buys Over AGEIA!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3848

April 1? Timezones. Its April 1 over in the East.
by Stripe7
Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Physics Processing Unit (PPU) who's gonna bite?
Replies: 40
Views: 9275

I play mostly strategy games, which I think will have minimal use of the PhyX card. If used in the RPG game I play Guild Wars, I may consider it.
by Stripe7
Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So how many weapons do you own and what calibar.
Replies: 95
Views: 29030

You just counting guns as a weapon?
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