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by Splinter
Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Two trees heading towards my house
Replies: 43
Views: 6833

You call those trees?

Pfft.
by Splinter
Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Electronics employees
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Damnit really?

I wanted to see if I could get the streets & trips w/gps for cheap
by Splinter
Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Electronics employees
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Nope.

Well, at least it didnt used to be. Anyone and their grandma could access it.

You just had to verify employment when you ordered the software - and the kicker: they sent the software to the store at which you claim to work.
by Splinter
Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Automotive experts please.
Replies: 40
Views: 4763

If you can fix a computer, you can fix a car. Seriously. 4 months ago, I'd never touched a car in my life other than to drive it. Since then, I've: Changed my oil Redone my ignition (plugs + wires + coilpacks) Done all my stereo wiring Put on a new muffler Repaired a few vacuum leaks Repaired a cool...
by Splinter
Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Electronics employees
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Electronics employees

Anyone know the link to the Microsoft NFR page?

They really hide it :/
by Splinter
Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Half-height wireless card with external antenna
Replies: 14
Views: 2825

Half-height wireless card with external antenna

Any suggestions?
by Splinter
Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:17 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Laptop sending out billions of packets per second
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

Still doing it after format and recovery

Sent it to the repair depot
by Splinter
Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Laptop sending out billions of packets per second
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

netstat -o causes a BSOD

Seems like a nasty and intelligent bug has gotten into it
by Splinter
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Laptop sending out billions of packets per second
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

It does it in safe mode with networking too.

Im going by the counter in the connection status dialog
by Splinter
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Laptop sending out billions of packets per second
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

Laptop sending out billions of packets per second

Literally billions.

Within 20 seconds of being connected, its sent out something on the order of 60 billion packets sent

Zombiebox?
by Splinter
Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Splinter's CarPC Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 13046

I'd use that Stretch Magic stuff, same as in my desktop I tested it with a barbell, a single strand will support like 15 pounds, so one HD, even under the most adverse conditions, should be fine. I'll probably put in weather stripping or open-cell foam around the drive to within about a quarter of a...
by Splinter
Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:10 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: GPU passive cooling
Replies: 22
Views: 3377

I'm running my 5900Ultra passively cooled with a Zalman dual heatpipe cooler

I've undervolted the chip with a bios mod, but I have NOT underclocked it.

I just dropped the voltages to the point where it was still stable.
by Splinter
Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Splinter's CarPC Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 13046

Just looking at these pics I took and a thought occurs I think Im gonna do what I did with the amp - mount the computer on the back of the seat. Not only will this allow easier access to the front panel and components, but it'll save a lot of trunk room, and probably have less shocks. Gonna drop by ...
by Splinter
Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Splinter's CarPC Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 13046

A few new pics in case anyone is still interested. I attempted to see what a painted dash looked like, so I painted it. http://photobucket.com/albums/b165/92LegacySS/Interior/dashpaint.jpg As you can see, it looked like crap. So I've painted it back to black until I get a replacement piece of trim n...
by Splinter
Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Event viewer spaz-out
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Nope, all my 3 drives are still connected...
by Splinter
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Event viewer spaz-out
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Different hard drive, brand new

ran a few pieces of low-level diagnostic software and the drive came up 100% fine
by Splinter
Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:01 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Event viewer spaz-out
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Event viewer spaz-out

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what the hell?
by Splinter
Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:42 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Repairing partition
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

haha!

After all that fuss, a little freeware program called TestDisk did the job in about 15 seconds.
by Splinter
Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Movies You Want To See In Hi-Definition Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 8071

Tron
by Splinter
Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Little yellow triangle with exclaimation mark
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Have you tried right-clicking, or just a mouse hover to see if you get a tooltip? Have you looked in device manager to see if there's a problem? I seem to remember seeing that when I had a flaky USB hub.... Clicking on it, left or right makes it disappear, no tooltips. No problems in device manager.
by Splinter
Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Little yellow triangle with exclaimation mark
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

fc34 wrote:
Critical Battery also gives the error that you mention.


On a desktop?
by Splinter
Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Little yellow triangle with exclaimation mark
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Finally came back up
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by Splinter
Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Repairing partition
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

chakhay2000 wrote:
And oh yeah, try Norton Disk Doctor too. Sometimes it can detect damaged partitions at startup and will ask if you want to repair them.


Norton detects it as a RAW partition :/
by Splinter
Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Repairing partition
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Oh, the drive is SATA, btw
by Splinter
Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Repairing partition
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Repairing partition

I accidently deleted a partition, and I've recovered it, 99%. All the files are there if I use a DOS ntfs-recovery console, but I can't access them in windows because Sector 0 is all FF's.

How do repair this?
by Splinter
Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Splinter's CarPC Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 13046

Not yet

I'm keeping an eye out for a cheap slot load DVD
by Splinter
Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Splinter's CarPC Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 13046

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by Splinter
Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Splinter's CarPC Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 13046

Do your best to ignore the white border, it's going back to black tomorrow.
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by Splinter
Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Splinter's CarPC Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 13046

Alright so much has changed since my last post. I'm now running a Barton 2800+ underclocked to 1200mhz on an ASRock board with integrated video and 512mb of ram. Following features are implemented so far: Music DivX movies Coming in the very near future: GPS Navigation DVD movies Far off future (sum...
by Splinter
Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Graduating to the next level (again)
Replies: 2162
Views: 382388

thegleek wrote:
um that would be 91 posts ago dude...:


I was speaking calenderwise, not postwise :P
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