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by Joshvar
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Moving to the Austin, TX area - help needed
Replies: 30
Views: 4577

Re: Moving to the Austin, TX area - help needed

Congrats on the new gig and welcome to Austin :) I don't have much to add on schools other than Dieter's post is pretty much exactly what I found from research and talking to coworkers. Montiac's post is good too, but that area is pretty pricey per square foot. I'm currently in SW Austin, and it's a...
by Joshvar
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 25680

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

The last thing I won in a contest was a GF3, so PICK ME PLEASE! END THE STREAK!
by Joshvar
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 Boot Freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Re: Windows 7 Boot Freeze

From above (I know, I'm wordy :P): Additionally, this was the case when booting off of the DVD to do the install - so it's not a weird post-install issue that I've run in to. When booting from my XP install CD, the text mode part of the process got to the ever familiar "Starting Windows" p...
by Joshvar
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 Boot Freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Re: Windows 7 Boot Freeze

The hub is definitely 2.0 (http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=corp&sku=320-7825). I've verified with external hard drives. And while I would understand if they didn't like hubs - why all one class, and mice at that? My previous builds while I...
by Joshvar
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 Boot Freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Re: Windows 7 Boot Freeze

Okay, so it turns out mouse (DA or IE3.0) plugged in to motherboard directly is OK, but either mouse plugged in to monitor is the culprit. Not sure what to make of the whole deal - I may dig up a USB hub and see if it has the same effect as the monitor.
by Joshvar
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 Boot Freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Re: Windows 7 Boot Freeze

I *think* I've tried that. I'm going to be foraging in the BIOS during my reboots, though, so I'll see what happens.
by Joshvar
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 Boot Freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Windows 7 Boot Freeze

Okay, here's one for you guys. Yes, I have searched the interweb. Yes, I'm competent enough with computers to have figured this out if it was a reasonable solution. The symptom: Windows 7 boots to the Starting Windows screen and stops when the 4 colors should appear and start swirling. XP did a simi...
by Joshvar
Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Your Ideal Mouse
Replies: 38
Views: 5635

The wired Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0. It's light, fits my hand perfect and is great for gaming. I've been using the same one for over 4 years without a problem. Seconded. Third-ed (Troisième) gotta love bilingualism. Count me in the IE3.0-shape catagory as well. For you guys who love it, I...
by Joshvar
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Annoying, overused internet news comment posts
Replies: 47
Views: 12603

Yeah, the evolution of that was funny, but it's really worn out now. Also, "not so much" and "for real(s/z)" make some cells in my body perish a spiritual death (sorry Thresher :P)
by Joshvar
Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: DS Lite or PSP
Replies: 72
Views: 20212

Count me as another "Have both, prefer DS" post :) Out of the games I've tried out, I've liked (in no particular order): Mario Kart DS, Tetris, New Super Mario Brothers, Animal Crossing (addictive for about a month), Meteos, Castlevania: DoS, Advance Wars DS, Phoenix Wright (if you can find it), Big...
by Joshvar
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My car brand is better then your car brand
Replies: 188
Views: 38116

Now before you start screaming about diesel being more reliable and lasting longer, you have to remember it is so when it's stock. How long will that puny vw engine last when you add more power? You are straining its internal components by compressing more air in with the bigger turbo and while it ...
by Joshvar
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Dell 1907FP 19" LCD $219
Replies: 25
Views: 11021

Mine arrived Friday (ordered Thursday, hooray for living a few miles from Dell Headquarters), and I have the Samsung panel. Gaming on it took some getting used to...it's definitely not ghosting enough to be visibly blurry, but there is enough of a non-blank delay that it took a few days to get used ...
by Joshvar
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Windows 2000 routing all traffic over PPTP
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Awesome...thank you much! I'll give it a shot.
by Joshvar
Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Dell 1907FP 19" LCD $219
Replies: 25
Views: 11021

Well, according to the thread on the linked deal, there's a Samsung panel being used in the monitors that a lot of the people are getting. It sounds like a sweet panel too, and it is 8bit, not 6bit (the AUOptronics one is 6 bit, which has shipped in some of the monitors). I ordered one and will (if ...
by Joshvar
Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Windows 2000 routing all traffic over PPTP
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Windows 2000 routing all traffic over PPTP

I blabber a lot. Skip this paragraph if you want! Hello! I have limited experience with the built-in Windows VPN client in Win2k, and it appears that all of my network traffic gets routed over it. I'm not sure if this is an OS related thing (I don't own a copy of XP), but I know the Cisco software t...
by Joshvar
Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: programming languages -vs- job demand
Replies: 29
Views: 13204

I remember one computer sci professor saying that "no one minds programming in Java, C++, or whatever, it's the complex SQL statements they don't want to deal with." My vote, SQL I wholeheartedly agree with that statement. There is nothing worse than writing complex SQL procedures. Well maybe if I ...
by Joshvar
Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake 4 is here!
Replies: 41
Views: 7727

A buddy and I are gonna play some tonight at his place. We may hop on the server with you guys at some point :)
by Joshvar
Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Post your Ctrl-V
Replies: 54
Views: 11946

It's part of my job, so it figures :) I just pasted what happened to be in my clipboard at the time :P I didn't even remember what was in there.</defense>
by Joshvar
Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Post your Ctrl-V
Replies: 54
Views: 11946

select * from (select tilex.tablespace_name, sum(tilex.bytes)/1024/1024 tilexsize, sum(pinesol.bytes)/1024/1024 pinesolsize, sum(mopnglo.bytes)/1024/1024 mopnglosize, sum(clorox.bytes)/1024/1024 cloroxsize, sum(ajax.bytes)/1024/1024 ajaxsize, sum(comet.bytes)/1024/1024 cometsize, sum(mrclean.bytes)/...
by Joshvar
Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 7800GTX mod to agp
Replies: 3
Views: 850

I'm going to try this mod when I get home. (I'm not entirely sure if this post was a joke or not...the connector looks more photoshopped than chopped).

Edit: Oh, the logo was a giveaway :P Glad I didn't get out the Xacto knife.
by Joshvar
Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Terahertz Project - COMPLETED!!!
Replies: 281
Views: 110828

Added: Athlon 64 3000+

Project total = 973.238MHz
by Joshvar
Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's the gas-price in your area?
Replies: 250
Views: 53531

4 cylinders 4 life.
by Joshvar
Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The games people play?
Replies: 21
Views: 3259

muyuubyou wrote:
Burnout Revenge, Winning Eleven 9, Bomberman Online, Resident Evil 4 lately :)


Burnout Revenge? It's not even out yet...
by Joshvar
Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Hybrid Hybrid Cars
Replies: 38
Views: 5850

Surprisingly, quite a few cars out there that are quite fast have horrible coefficients of drag. Good list here: http://www.answers.com/topic/drag-coefficient-1 Generally, they overcome it with smaller frontal area (the other factor in drag) and sheer horsepower. Typically, the higher Cd is due to ...
by Joshvar
Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: is this a good crt?
Replies: 16
Views: 1828

I have a similar monitor at work right now (it's the 22" and I forget the model), and I think it's similar hardware to the Sony line. It's been awesome. I've got a Sony 19" at home that has been fantastic, so I think you got a winner :)
by Joshvar
Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Driving games?
Replies: 19
Views: 3039

Concurring, GT4 + Burnout 3 ate up way too much time over the last few weeks. GT4 is obvious, but Burnout 3 is really awesome, we just turned that stupid announcer off. I hear Forza is awesome too.
by Joshvar
Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: I can't believe I'm doing this
Replies: 23
Views: 6163

I got the Biostar iDEQ 210P (it's a socket 754 SFF box, with the direct-to-southbridge GigE goodness of the nForce 3 250Gb) along with a A64 2800+. It's not terribly quiet, but even overclocked to north of 2.3GHz, the fans are at the slowest speed. I have 512MB of RAM, a Seagate Barracuda IV (the qu...
by Joshvar
Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Good digital camera for $200-300
Replies: 32
Views: 4735

I got a Canon S500 for my girlfriend a few months ago, and she loves it, I love it, and its size is good. It's not as small as the SD series, but it's still compact, takes awesome pictures, and has enough adjustability to take nice pictures in lots of situations. I had a Fuji 1.3MP camera before it,...
by Joshvar
Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: War of the Worlds **SPOILERS**
Replies: 32
Views: 5680

Ok, the couple of glaring flaws i noticed were as follows: First, and foremost, what was the point of Tom Cruise's character? He in no way affected the ultimate outcome of the movie. I felt like we could have watched the story of what happened to the guy next door to him, and it would have been jus...
by Joshvar
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake on XP
Replies: 16
Views: 3140

That worked...I just installed the shareware, then GLQuake, and removed the opengl32.dll (actually renamed it, but whatever), and it opened...it got kinda weird, but I think that's because of some of the stuff I had open :)