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by random gerbil
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Buying a new iMac?
Replies: 18
Views: 4325

Ive got a intel macbook pro (2.33GHz C2D, 3GB DDR2 667MHz RAM) but im iffy on it when it comes to gaming. This model has the X1600 but Apple significantly downclocked the speed of the card to reduce the heat and noise output from the fan. Im not sure about the models with Nvidia cards but i wouldnt ...
by random gerbil
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Good Linux Security
Replies: 16
Views: 3992

monts wrote:
I changed sshd's port from 22 to another port. Most script kiddies won't listen to unusual ports for things


Nessus and Nmap, 'nough said. You can put that service on any port, and any script kiddie can find it in seconds. Dont rely on that to protect you.
by random gerbil
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

4 more bank slots and another bag slot.....a pack rats dream. Damn right...with all the gear my mage has got (NR, SR, FR, FrR all 200+, T2 which i dont wanna shard bc its handy for aoe...etc), all the pots i need, all the rep and bg tokens and all other sorts of odds and ends, i was down to about 2...
by random gerbil
Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

Never had any problem like that. Are you using addons / mods / different ui of some sort? Does it do this at stock cpu / gpu / memory speeds?
by random gerbil
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

Is it really out?? Aww damn, this is gonna be one painful and expensive week in Naxx. Oh, do we get a free respec?
by random gerbil
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Explorer Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

The Quicklaunch toolbar is your friend.
by random gerbil
Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

Eyonix just announced that there will be another content patch before the expansion. According to what i read Tseric state about that, it will just bridge the current client with the BC client, so that ppl who dont buy the expansion can still play WoW along with those who do...they just wont be abl...
by random gerbil
Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

pete_roth wrote:
Watched my room mate in the 10-20 BG the other night, and for the first time with cross realm BG's. HOLY TWINKS BATMAN! Totall'y rediculous. They should do some sort of check, on some stat or something, and put all the twinks together. :evil:


They are implementing that in the expansion.
by random gerbil
Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Yankees collapse again
Replies: 27
Views: 7574

Yesterday brought tears of joy to my eye. Lets go Mets!
by random gerbil
Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

Grats Random. I watched the FL video. Quite an endurance dance that fight is. Lots of luck on Sapphiron and that lich guy in the next week. No doubt you've been hoarding runes and frost pots for months now, hehe. GL Hehe yea...i havent seen the video yet but it was awesome last night. I died very e...
by random gerbil
Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

My guild doesn't seem to have the fortitude to even advance in AQ40. Most of us are lazy and figure the expansion is coming anyway and will just push the big reset button. On another note, how is your hunter Chubrock? aka Hotsecretary. Is he a good player? He was a drama magnet on the horde side an...
by random gerbil
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

And the 4H are down! No Ashbringer, but omg what a thrill. Its late and i need sleep...
by random gerbil
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

Our last go we got 2 down and the other two we got down to 8% when we wiped. We were going to go again, but one of the tanks spilled somethin all over his keyboard forcing us to call it a night (need 8 tanks for the fight, w/o him we only had 7). Im hoping we reclear that wing tonight and take them ...
by random gerbil
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

WOW my heart is racing....2 of the 4 horsemen down (though we wiped). Maybe we will get them all down before the reset.

EDIT: Latest attempt got 2 down, other 2 below 20%...they die tonight!!
by random gerbil
Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

Yea ive been workin on 4H for past 2-3 weeks or so now. Very tough fight, but we are making progress. Are able to get 2 of them down to 50% hp, at which point they use their first shield wall.
by random gerbil
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: How everyone did - Football
Replies: 260
Views: 92760

Team Oh Em Gee here. Hi. :lol:
by random gerbil
Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What college did you go to?
Replies: 50
Views: 8970

Re: I think a stalker could find me now

I'm pretty sure the only English class you have to take is "technical writing" or somesuch your frosh year. That's hardly out of the ordinary. How many engineering programs at any school require much more? I haven't taken an English class since high school. There are exceptions. I graduated from St...
by random gerbil
Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Creating An OS & Bootloader
Replies: 4
Views: 2817

Thx for the suggestions. Very basic is what im goin for right now as i feel my way around. A number of sites ive found have good, simple samples that stay in real mode and use bios interrupt calls to interface with some devices. But then they kinda end rather quickly after showing how to output to m...
by random gerbil
Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Creating An OS & Bootloader
Replies: 4
Views: 2817

Creating An OS & Bootloader

Past few days ive gotten curious about making my own simple little operating system and / or bootloader (ive no grand ambitions like replacing Windows, just lookin to tinker with my PC in some new ways on a low level). Ive found a number of sites with heaps of information but was wondering if anyone...
by random gerbil
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

Ug. My hunter is almost lvl 39, but i'm basically stuck grinding. I've got tons of yellow/red quest, but they all kill me; i'm supposed to kill lots of elite higher lvl creeps and npc--some of them as high as 43 elites, and all of htem in the middle of mobs. Nothing lower than 38. I'm so not happy ...
by random gerbil
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Help me make a Windows freeware list
Replies: 100
Views: 110088

Re: Help me make a Windows freeware list

Browser
Opera

VTNC wrote:
  1. NO ADWARE. This includes Opera.

Opera is no longer adware. Ad free for a while now.
by random gerbil
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

Corruption + agony + immolate on 1 mob = tons O' damage. Yes for trash maybe, but forget trash dps, that doesnt matter much. More important is the bosses. Look at Patchwerk or Thaddius, you have 5 minutes to dps through 3+ million health or however much they have before they enrage and annihilate y...
by random gerbil
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

My main lock consistantly is on top or damn near it with damage. You can attack more targets with DoTs at once, and wand in the meantime. No way they shouldn't be top DPS. At least from what i gather from our locks, they seem to be saying that so many other DoTs and debuffs are being put up onto ev...
by random gerbil
Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

Not so, particularly after the recent mage review. Take a pure dps fight like Patchwerk for example. With mages and rogues hitting over 600-700 dps, i dont see locks ever coming close to that. 4-5 fire mages staggering their Combustions can keep a rolling ignite going that annihilates anything else ...
by random gerbil
Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

At least in my guild, the one class that is woried about effectively being phased out for shamans is the Warlock class. We almost never carry more than 3 in a raid for curses, summons, ss, and imps. They cant heal obviously, and cant compete with hunters, mages and rogues in pure dps. Whenever someo...
by random gerbil
Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

Shaman players (esp the ones I've talked to) are very frustrated with their role in endgame. Pigeon-holing Shamans into a strict healing role takes a huge investment in talent points and a lot of fighting over healer gear to make up for the shortcomings of a shallow mana pool an inefficient spells....
by random gerbil
Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

I worry that Shaman players, deeply invested in their toons, will now be bumped from raid content. You've essentially getting 9 classes fighting for raid slots, where there used to be only 8. Bliz has shown that they basically have no interest in any endgame other than PvE raids, and Pallies are ge...
by random gerbil
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

Can anyone suggest a good frost mage build. I recently respecced from arcane to frost but I'm not entirely happy with the way some of my talent points are spent. Well it will depend on what you want to do. For the most part though, imp. frostbolt, elemental precision, imp. nova, iceshards, cold sna...
by random gerbil
Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Need some Blues artsits names
Replies: 23
Views: 6676

Couple of great old blues artists:
Robert Johnson
Muddy Waters
Sonny Boy Williamson

Recordings may be hard to come by though...most dating from the 1920s-1950s.
by random gerbil
Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6752
Views: 1162936

On the bright side. The server crashed so bad that many alliance were disconnected while raiding an instance. One group was deep into BWL according to the forums. All i can say is Patchwerk/Naxxramas + massive lag + server crash is a deadly combination. I wouldnt recommend it. I dont think i was ev...
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