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by Splinter
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: IE character set problem
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Note: It appears to be any website with the us-ascii encoding that causes problems Its really quite odd. view->encoding has autoselect ticked, and can be set to any of of western european (windows), western european (ISO), or unicode (UTF-8) It will never work on any of those settings when you first...
by Splinter
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: IE character set problem
Replies: 2
Views: 581

IE character set problem

Hey guys, long time no talk

Im having a problem with a computer. When displaying certain websites (pizzahut.ca is one) it wont display the characters properly. It comes up as random symbols and boxes.

Any idea on a fix?
by Splinter
Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Sharing Program Files
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

It wont let me change sharing properties in the Program Files or Windows folders, its saying they're restricted because they're system folders. Im using PcAnywhere 11.5, but I'd still like to be able to figure out a way of doing it directly. Its kinda of a PITA to have to copy the file I want into t...
by Splinter
Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Sharing Program Files
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Just access to the files

Its for my CarPC, over WiFi

So I dont have to run out to the car every time I want to update a setting.
by Splinter
Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Sharing Program Files
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Sharing Program Files

Is there any way to allow remote computers access to your Program Files directory?
by Splinter
Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: The Hi-Def Screwover
Replies: 29
Views: 7916

Oh man, slow down technology! The man doesnt have all the episodes of The Simpsons yet!
by Splinter
Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Radar detectors
Replies: 89
Views: 16509

In autoX/track days it's usually from excessive heat. Constant acceleration and braking, acceleration and braking never give the rotors a chance to cool and heat builds up sofening the disc material eventually leading to warps. Most big brake kits people buy don't actually stop the car any faster, ...
by Splinter
Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Radar detectors
Replies: 89
Views: 16509

Ive never seen warped rotors in my life.

You got any idea how hot a rotor would have to get to actually warp?

Most of the time its just uneven pad material coating.
by Splinter
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Radar detectors
Replies: 89
Views: 16509

My car theoretically would sink the speedo at 140mph I dont really feel the need to do this though. I speed, I speed regularly. Speeding here is doing 55mph on a 4 lane highway. It's just a huge cash grab. Anyway, starting this weekend Im going to be racing at track events. It'll either get some of ...
by Splinter
Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Radar detectors
Replies: 89
Views: 16509

Theres a reason the limits are there in the first place. Just learn to drive legally instead, especially as most system are also a pure waste of money. The limits are there in the first place as a source of revenue for police departments. If you dont believe thats true, why do you think the police ...
by Splinter
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Duke Nukem Forever release date announced
Replies: 12
Views: 2831

Quake without the breakthroughs.
by Splinter
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:17 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Microphone and 5.1 Sound
Replies: 0
Views: 1305

Microphone and 5.1 Sound

Is there any way to get my mic to work while Im in 5.1 mode on my K8V Se Dlx?
by Splinter
Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does friction ever act in the direction of motion?
Replies: 53
Views: 14126

Yes, they coefficient is scalar.

But the sum of the frictional forces on the dish cant be zero, or it wouldnt move.
by Splinter
Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does friction ever act in the direction of motion?
Replies: 53
Views: 14126

sluggo wrote:
Thank you.


Friction is a force
It has a direction, and a magnitude

It is not a scalar.
by Splinter
Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology plateau?
Replies: 15
Views: 2377

Loading times are generally whats affected my HD speed. OS, games, programs, etc Defragging helps a lot. Go use a Pentium 90 for a while, and you'll appreciate Windows XP and modern processors a whole lot more. I remember when it wasnt unusual to have to wait 60 seconds for MS Word to load.
by Splinter
Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology plateau?
Replies: 15
Views: 2377

just brew it! wrote:
But you said massively multi-core was the future of home computing. Home users generally don't run massive database servers.


/me retracts statement
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology plateau?
Replies: 15
Views: 2377

Yea, bigger and faster storage.


Also, faster boots.

My CarPC takes 45 seconds to boot, I know that doesnt seem like much, but compared to a CD player, its almost infinitely longer.
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does friction ever act in the direction of motion?
Replies: 53
Views: 14126

A scalar can be negative.

It just doesnt have a direction.
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology plateau?
Replies: 15
Views: 2377

Thats what I said...

general desktop programs are already accounted for.

Its databases and servers taht are going to benefit from multithreading.
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does friction ever act in the direction of motion?
Replies: 53
Views: 14126

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
There is no such thing as decelaration from the physics perspective. It's negative acceleration.


Thank you.
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does friction ever act in the direction of motion?
Replies: 53
Views: 14126

All forces are directional vectors.
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does friction ever act in the direction of motion?
Replies: 53
Views: 14126

You're right. I retract my statement. however, I still stand by the car analogy. You aren't accelerating backwards by pressing on the brakes. You're introducing friction, which by standard Newtonian laws, brings the car to a stop. This feels like deceleration, but it's not because friction is not a...
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology plateau?
Replies: 15
Views: 2377

As far as desktop processing goes, it really doesnt need to be any faster. You dont need 3 billion operations per second to check your email (even account for spam filtering ;)) The big hogs are databases (parallel processing FTW), servers (again, parallel processing) and gaming (module-based proces...
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does friction ever act in the direction of motion?
Replies: 53
Views: 14126

Fools. Even 4 year olds can think this through. The glass would slide a little bit because there is friction between the glass and the cloth. Inertia would be the force keeping the glass in the same place. In this case, the inertia keeping the glass in place is the force that friction competes with...
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does friction ever act in the direction of motion?
Replies: 53
Views: 14126

If you draw a crosshair on the tablecloth, and place the dish down on it, and then pull the table cloth in the positive X direction, you'll find that the glass moves off the crosshair, in the negative X direction. There is no situation in which with no other forces acting on the dish (i.e. wind), th...
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does friction ever act in the direction of motion?
Replies: 53
Views: 14126

It seems to me that it could have quite a bit to do with acceleration. Work is force · distance, correct? In SI units, a Joule of energy (or work) is a Newton of force applied over one meter. What's a Newton? It's the force needed to accelerate a 1 kilogram mass at 1 meter/second² ... If you accele...
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does friction ever act in the direction of motion?
Replies: 53
Views: 14126

mac_h8r1 wrote:
Deceleration and accelerating backwards are completely different.


No they aren't.

When you throw a ball up in the air, the second you release it from your hand, it begins accelerating towards the ground.
by Splinter
Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Does friction ever act in the direction of motion?
Replies: 53
Views: 14126

I am well aware that things accelerate in the direction of net force, however, we are talking about work, and last time i checked, that has nothing to do with acceleration. For instance, when I press the breaks in my car, I accelerate backwards, friction causes negative work to be done, because I am...
by Splinter
Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Official Acronym Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 8390

Originality in acronyms would be a bad thing.

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