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by Stripe7
Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: BitTorrent
Replies: 49
Views: 8067

Never used it. My brother in law used it when he was living with us and it completely screwed up my gaming. It got to the point I would have to turn off his machine so I could play my internet games.
by Stripe7
Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 192
Views: 49247

I was brought up in Malaysia, ie standard week had Chinese, Malay, Indian and English type meals. The treat was the American Burger when they first opened up, since that was rare had to travel 20 miles by bus to get to it. Burger and an A&W Root Beer Float. Now I live in California, every type o...
by Stripe7
Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Elder Scrolls IV Released
Replies: 140
Views: 38927

The last Morrowind I played was boring. Why should I get it? Probably look good at 2560x1600 resolution but if it is boring it would be a waste of time. Doubt if I would have a problem running it. FX60 GF7800GTX512-SLI all water cooled.
by Stripe7
Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 65
Views: 11972

Turning 45 in a few months. Don't tell me I am the oldest fogie here.
by Stripe7
Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: <<Need help>> No boot no beeps Opty 165/nf4 Ultr
Replies: 31
Views: 6776

I had the exact same problem with my new system a few weeks ago. I did what Forge said. Power up with mobo+cpu = beeps, indicates CPU and mobo working. then it was power up with mobo+cpu+1 dimm. Went thru that 4 times since I had 4 dimms. on dimm #3 system refused to power up. It had developed a sho...
by Stripe7
Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: V For Vendetta
Replies: 42
Views: 7562

I went to that movie with the expectation that I would not like it, story line being what it was. The movie was very well directed, with outstanding acting by all, although I think John Hurt went a little overboard. Overall I would give it 4 stars out of 5.
by Stripe7
Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your opinions on ADD/ADHD
Replies: 26
Views: 3204

Most of the kids probably have too much caffine, and sugar in their diet. A few probably have real problems.
by Stripe7
Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: *WARNING* Windows on Intel Macs - pretty hot stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 6834

I know they had XP running on IntelMac's ages ago in the Apple Labs. Always wondered what all the bruha was about.
by Stripe7
Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: StarForce caught linking to illegal torrents
Replies: 25
Views: 4387

Does the SF software run as a background process even if you are not running the game? One problem I had while I had X3 installed was that it was taking my machine several minutes to shutdown. Once I removed X3 it now shuts down in a few seconds. I was blaming SF for this, but if it is not SF's then...
by Stripe7
Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: StarForce caught linking to illegal torrents
Replies: 25
Views: 4387

I did read on some other forums that SF objects to older versions of SF on the same machine. ie you cannot have any older games with SF on your machine the same time you are playing your new SF DRM'ed game. Personally I have 10 game loaded on my machine and in a week play at least 4-5 of them. I hat...
by Stripe7
Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars: Factions. Giveaway! - TEH WINNAR!!1!
Replies: 69
Views: 16540

Heh, most rediculous thing I saw at EB was them selling a "used" copy of Guild Wars. Now how does that work?
by Stripe7
Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: best graphics game
Replies: 29
Views: 5929

If you want eye candy, download the game demo's and play them. You get the same eye candy and don't have to pay for them. If it turns out you like the game, then you can splurge. For now I think the best game out there is Galactic Civilizations II. Decent amount of eye candy not a lot and loads of f...
by Stripe7
Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need GPU reccomendations for 3007wfp
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Not sure if any standard AGP cards support the monitor. You need DDL cables and card with a two TDMS transmitters on one port. nVidia built a custom 6800 for Apple that did this. You might check with ASUS to see if their 6800Ultra had a two TDMS chips on one of its ports. The GF7800GTX's mostly have...
by Stripe7
Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Matrox is insane...
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Probably because it is meant for LCD monitors only.
by Stripe7
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: GASP! PETA Was Spied On!
Replies: 50
Views: 11687

PETA are a bunch of idiots and traitors to mankind as far as I am concerned. Animals are food, or raw materials or entertainment. I have eaten a large variety and have killed, skinned and cooked animals myself. Lazy no, efficeint yes. You are talking about killing off about 4 billion humans in order...
by Stripe7
Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Big screen TV...Plasma or LCD?
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

I have a Panasonic 42" plasma that is about 6 years old. It was one of the first sets to go on sale. There is a definite orange tint to the screen from burn in. It is especially noticable when shots of the sky are on the screen. LCD's do not fade much, my oldest LCD computer monitor is still pretty ...
by Stripe7
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Dvorak an idiot?
Replies: 30
Views: 11938

I started out in the Mac World. First PC I ever owned was a Mac 128. Switched to PC's when that Pepsi guy killed off Apple's dominance of the game market. (Mac's had the best games at that time). I play games exclusively on the PC's now. However to get real work done I have always used Unix or Linux...
by Stripe7
Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What "manly" activities are you doing today?
Replies: 85
Views: 16898

Watching Olympic Figure skating.
by Stripe7
Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Difficulty Installing SimCity classic off of 3.5"
Replies: 18
Views: 4427

Tried searching for the DLL file in the machine where it works and copying that over?
by Stripe7
Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD 65-nano production increase seems fishy
Replies: 14
Views: 2956

Actually my math was off, I did the calculation linearly. Its actually the square of the linear shrink, that basically doubles the number of dies on a single wafer. ie +113% increase in number of dies per wafer. If their failure rate is the same or better they more than double the number of die's th...
by Stripe7
Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Is this video real?
Replies: 7
Views: 1458

That is a profession where a single mistake can cost you your life the life of a buddy or a whole lot of strangers and a quite a few millioin $$$. I have heard stories of jet jocks riding their jets down into the ground instead of ejecting becuase it would mean letting the plane crash into a densely...
by Stripe7
Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD 65-nano production increase seems fishy
Replies: 14
Views: 2956

A conversion to a smaller process leads to an increase in chip production per wafer. ie there are more "die's" they can get out of a single wafer. That shrink will up the number of die on a wafer by about 35-40%. That is an inrease of 17-20 million units.
by Stripe7
Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: The Hi-Def Screwover
Replies: 29
Views: 7909

The higher capacity format is NOT needed. I mentioned before, that the MPAA is using MPEG2 for the videos, instead of H.264 or some other higher compression codec where they can drop the space requirement. All the DRM is not about combating piracy, it is about charging you multiple times for the sam...
by Stripe7
Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: T.V. Shows
Replies: 39
Views: 8903

Smallville
24
SG1
BSG
SGA
Crossiing Jordan
CSI:Miami
CSI:Vegas
CSI:NY

FYI: Speaking of Gilligan's Island, if you watch Lost, transpose the characters from Gilligan's Island into Lost sometime. I found some amusing correlations.
by Stripe7
Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vista, DirectX 10, and old games
Replies: 30
Views: 6483

So according to this article, there are NO Vista ready GRFX cards on the market right now. http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_nvidia_hdcp_support/ He quotes nVidia The boards themselves must be designed with an extra chip when the board is manufactured. The extra chip stores a crypto key, and y...
by Stripe7
Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: The Hi-Def Screwover
Replies: 29
Views: 7909

No point in buying Blu-Ray or HD-DVD unless you have a TV that displays 1080p. If you have a plasma TV that does 720x480, standard DVD's are all you will need. What the MPAA & company want you to do is pay for the entire collection again in the higher definition. The DVD player manufacturers can...
by Stripe7
Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo2 PC to be Vista only
Replies: 24
Views: 4760

Probably buy Vista, never would buy Halo or Halo2.
by Stripe7
Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: 3D Mark 2006 Scores
Replies: 63
Views: 17559

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=113690

Put a little bit more OC on my CPU.
by Stripe7
Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Old 4 disk CD-ROM drive
Replies: 32
Views: 11236

Yup, I remember that drive, got it somewhere in my closet. Really useful back in the day of all the DRM'ed CD's. Just kept 4 master play CD's in there and could switch games automatically. Now I just use CloneCD and Daemon Tools or use hacked binaries. I really hate having to hunt for CD's when I ge...
by Stripe7
Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: How much space?
Replies: 19
Views: 2827

I use a 37GB 10K RPM disk for OS, games and windows. For data I have 2x400GB Seagates. For more data I have a TerraStation.
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