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by BuddhistFish
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Gigabyte Warranty Service
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Gigabyte Warranty Service

My GTX-590 recently bit the dust. It's still well within Gigabyte's 3 year warranty, so I contacted Gigabyte and have RMA'ed the card to their Customer Service Center in CA. Anyone here have any experience dealing with Gigabyte regarding video card warranties? I've done some searching and have reall...
by BuddhistFish
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Recently bought a PS3 and it has been awesome
Replies: 20
Views: 3639

Re: Recently bought a PS3 and it has been awesome

Demons Souls looks like an amazing game. Wish it were playable on the PC but its not. But it has everything I'm looking for: good story, amazing enemies, difficulty and absolutely no pandering. Shadow of the colossus is a game everyone has to play at least once. Conquering those beasts is highly sa...
by BuddhistFish
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows XP turns ten
Replies: 27
Views: 3605

Re: Windows XP turns ten

We've got a similar situation here. There are a few people in IT that are running 7. Since, for the most part, we don't run the clinical apps on our PC's we don't have to worry about the incompatibilities. In the few cases that we've run in to problems, I've managed to use XP mode to virtualize the ...
by BuddhistFish
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Recently bought a PS3 and it has been awesome
Replies: 20
Views: 3639

Re: Recently bought a PS3 and it has been awesome

3) Starting a game has no setup. It just goes and it just works without needing a patch right away. Which PS3 world are you living in that this is the case? See this article on Ars Technica. This has been the case with pretty much every game I've played recently. I picked Dark Souls up when it was ...
by BuddhistFish
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows XP turns ten
Replies: 27
Views: 3605

Re: Windows XP turns ten

I work in the Healthcare industry and I fear my current workplace will not transfer over to Windows 7 by the 2014 cutoff date. There are so many specialized applications in use that are built by vendors that refuse to update their applications to work on newer versions of the OS. Hell, some of the w...
by BuddhistFish
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 2035864

Re: dymt reloaded

Are the V8's tuned for higher than 87 octane? That would be the deciding factor there. I remember the Bullitts were tuned to use either. With gas prices what they are, I'd rather not have a vehicle that required premium gas.
by BuddhistFish
Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 2035864

Re: dymt reloaded

Georgia has the occasional winter icing, but nothing extreme. My classic cars were a 1972 Beetle and a 1974 Super Beetle Convertible. I miss them, but the '74 really lacked any close to power. I was lucky if I could hit 60 going downhill with a good wind at my back. Maintenance costs on the beetles ...
by BuddhistFish
Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 2035864

Re: dymt reloaded

Finally decided it's time to replace the old '96 Nissan truck I've been stuck with since my motorcycle accident. I need a car that's small enough that I will no longer be asked to help people move, yet large enough that the girlfriend and I can take a trip somewhere and have room for luggage. Been p...
by BuddhistFish
Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I miss old games... Bring them back!
Replies: 67
Views: 10080

Re: I miss old games... Bring them back!

I miss the old adventure games. The games from the heyday of LucasArts. Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle, Monkey Island, Sam and Max. Some of these series have had a bit of revival, but the originals were so entertaining when they first came out. Full Throttle and Grim Fandango still rank up ther...
by BuddhistFish
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4185
Views: 595669

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Led Zeppelin and the Beatles mono remasters in Flac. Lossless is the way to go. There are actually instruments in this music I'd never heard before.
by BuddhistFish
Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gears of War 3 Epic Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Gears of War 3 Epic Edition

Picked up my Epic Edition copy of Gears of War 3 today. I was very surprised at the quality of the items in the box. The quality of the items in this package really surprised. I've purchased collector's editions of other games in the past, but this has been the best one so far. So, how much does so...
by BuddhistFish
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gears of War 3 Epic Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Gears of War 3 Epic Edition

The gameplay, so far, is classic Gears. There have been a few vehicle sections I've gone through so far. I'm not terribly far in to the game yet, but they're doing an excellent job with connecting you with the characters. After the scenes involving Tai, and the scene with Dom's wife, in GoW2 I was w...
by BuddhistFish
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gears of War 3 Epic Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Gears of War 3 Epic Edition

Picked up my Epic Edition copy of Gears of War 3 today. I was very surprised at the quality of the items in the box. My pictures won't do these items justice, but I thought I'd share. What immediately struck me in the store, was the size of the box. This thing is huge. https://lh6.googleusercontent....
by BuddhistFish
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The BEST beer, liquor, wine and champagne you have ever had?
Replies: 85
Views: 6674

Re: The BEST beer, liquor, wine and champagne you have ever

There are a few different ways to drink beer and I have different preferences depending on what I'm doing. For guzzling beer after beer on a hot day and getting buzzed by the pool I like good ol' Budweiser. As an occasional treat more for sipping I really like Three Philosophers. Goose Island's 312...
by BuddhistFish
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The BEST beer, liquor, wine and champagne you have ever had?
Replies: 85
Views: 6674

Re: The BEST beer, liquor, wine and champagne you have ever

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dov-u4hubA0/TnQFPrwNqpI/AAAAAAAAAY8/8WCMVrIjOXM/s144/IMG008.jpg Tonight's haul. From left to right: The Lost Abbey - Judgement Day (Belgian Quad) Stone - Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout Rochefort - 6 (Beglian Strong Dark) Lagunitas - Little Sumpin Sumpin I've h...
by BuddhistFish
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The BEST beer, liquor, wine and champagne you have ever had?
Replies: 85
Views: 6674

Re: The BEST beer, liquor, wine and champagne you have ever

Rochefort 10 - I can't find this locally, unfortunately. Picked it up when I was in Tennessee a while back. Best Quadrupel I've ever had. I left this one out (probably left out 20+ awesome beers)... But we can constantly get this locally (until supplies all run out), and worth every penny! SO GOOD!...
by BuddhistFish
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The BEST beer, liquor, wine and champagne you have ever had?
Replies: 85
Views: 6674

Re: The BEST beer, liquor, wine and champagne you have ever

Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale - If you find this one on tap, avoid the Aged In Bourbon Barrels version. I found it to be too heavy on the spruce and pine flavors. Yes, it is pretty intense; but occasionally I am in the mood for an "extreme" beer! It was definitely extreme. The wood flavors...
by BuddhistFish
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The BEST beer, liquor, wine and champagne you have ever had?
Replies: 85
Views: 6674

Re: The BEST beer, liquor, wine and champagne you have ever

I'm going to have to agree with everything JBI has said. I'll also toss in a few of my favorites. Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale - If you find this one on tap, avoid the Aged In Bourbon Barrels version. I found it to be too heavy on the spruce and pine flavors. Lagunita's A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' - An...
by BuddhistFish
Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: SSH Tunnel server on Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 2628

SSH Tunnel server on Windows

I'm looking to set up an SSH tunnel server on my Windows 7 Pro 64bit machine at home. My coworkers have recently found it amusing to use apps like Faceniff to grab cookies off my jobs open wireless network and play around with other people's facebook accounts. It's made me conscious of the data I ac...
by BuddhistFish
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Official Mass Effect 2 Discussion Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 22945

Re: Mass Effect 3

Jigar wrote:
Completed ME 2 more than 8 times, still i have not been able to complete the game without getting someone killed. Everyone is loyal to me, still that poor geth (Legion) would die every time. How do i save this dude ?


http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Suicid ... de_Mission
by BuddhistFish
Wed May 25, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Mechanical Switch Keyboards
Replies: 203
Views: 14551

Re: Mechanical Keyboard - which one to chose?

I have a Filco with Cherry MX Blue switches and absolutely love it. The only complaint I have with it, well all Mechanical keyboards is that there is no back lighting. Yeah I know......but...... Ninja Edit: OMG I just looked at Deck and they are back lit!!!!!!!!! ooooohhhh Yeah. I've got an Ice Tac...
by BuddhistFish
Wed May 25, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Mechanical Switch Keyboards
Replies: 203
Views: 14551

Re: Mechanical Keyboard - which one to chose?

I have one of the Deck Legend Tactile's Ryu mentioned. I love it. The keys have just the right amount of resistance in my opinion. It's built like a tank too. You could probably beat a man to death with it and then go right back to typing, errant squishy chunks of brain matter excluded, if that were...
by BuddhistFish
Wed May 25, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: HDD "Disappears"! Shows Up in Dev. Mgr. But Not In Computer!
Replies: 25
Views: 2560

Re: HDD "Disappears"! Shows Up in Dev. Mgr. But Not In Compu

Just remember that most likely deep in the fine print of the service agreement they take no responsbility if they screw up and lose your data. QFT. We cannot get a single cloud based storage vendor to sign a contract guaranteeing the accessibility of the data, the security of the data, or even stat...
by BuddhistFish
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3 Network down
Replies: 70
Views: 7491

Re: PS3 Network down

My debit card was tied to my account as well. Called the bank and canceled it first thing this morning. Kind of sucks, but I'm not willing to take the chance that some r-tard on teh interwebs has my billing address and card number now.
by BuddhistFish
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Saw a TV celebrity the other day
Replies: 32
Views: 2835

Re: Saw a TV celebrity the other day

Several years ago Sinbad came into the CompUSA I was working at and bought a Powerbook. I also met Shaq at the Orlando airport back in '93. In my infinite wisdom, all my 13 year old self could say to the man was, "Wow! You're tall." His response as he nodded at me and walked off, "And...
by BuddhistFish
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: People who say "RAID1 is not a backup"
Replies: 118
Views: 12434

Re: People who say "RAID1 is not a backup"

But, data security in the face of HIPAA is a completely different topic. The issues you have with HIPAA are the same the financial world deals with in GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; HIPAA stole its data security standards from GLBA). Data security is just as much a mandate for financial/banking enti...
by BuddhistFish
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: People who say "RAID1 is not a backup"
Replies: 118
Views: 12434

Re: People who say "RAID1 is not a backup"

If it is currently powered up it's not backup IMO. The financial/banking world, at least the bit I deal with, is all still tape-based (tape rotation schedules verge on epistemology, though) with immediate removal of the tape to a secure off-site location. I'll second this from the health care persp...
by BuddhistFish
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bulletstorm!
Replies: 53
Views: 4369

Re: Bulletstorm!

I highly enjoyed it. It's definitely not a game everyone is going to like, but I think they really nailed the genre they were aiming at. A straight out, no cover humping, FPS. Humor wise it's what I'm hoping Duke will turn out to be; crass, juvenile, and sexist. I played through it on the hardest in...
by BuddhistFish
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 25719

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

Count me in. I was just about to drop the cash on EVGA's version of this card. But, I can wait till you do your drawing.
by BuddhistFish
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Mechanical Switch Keyboards
Replies: 203
Views: 14551

Re: Mechanical Switch Keyboards

I got to use the Razer Black Widow Ultimate a few weeks back. I'll be buying one here shortly. My only complaints are that the USB/Audio Jacks are on the right hand side of the keyboard (interfering in the limited mouse space I have on my desk), and the keyboard has a glossy finish. It's finger prin...
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