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Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By andrewas
Re: Firewalls- recommendations?

A hardware firewall is superior to a software firewall as far as incoming attacks are concerned - with a good firewall, your PC becomes invisible to scanning and invulnerable to almost all attacks....
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By andrewas
Re: Say what?

Blind people can use voice synthesis or braille terminals .. and both of them depend on the web site offering sufficient text. All those adverts with the text embedded in the image? Worthless. But...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By andrewas
Re: internet connection

It could be a DNS issue, if the DNS server is taking a long time to respond then you will see a delay whenever you try and resolve a URL, but afterwards speeds will return to normal.
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2007, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,094
Posted By andrewas
Re: [Darwin's Last Laugh] Woman actually strangles herself on handcuffs at the airpor

Its impossible because you will relax when you lose consciousness, so you cant deny yourself air for long enough to die - also, most people don't have the willpower to go even that far. On the other...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-30-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,781
Posted By andrewas
Re: what are you playing right this very minute?

Wing Commander: Standoff. Episode 4 is out.

Only problem is, my Episode 3 saves are missing, so its all the way back to episode 1. Flying the Stiletto. Gah. Gimme a Ferret, even a Hornet.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-30-2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By andrewas
Re: uninstall tool to preserve bioshock activations?

As far as Ive heard, its promised but not yet released.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-27-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,781
Posted By andrewas
Re: what are you playing right this very minute?

System Shock 1. Incredible. Just incredible. Graphics suck, but bearable at 1024*768. And SHODAN is still evil. If only it had mouselook.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By andrewas
Re: Steve Fossett Search area -- Google Maps

The standard imagery is out of date, but theres a project which provides a KML file which provides recent images for google earth.
...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-04-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By andrewas
Re: Planesacape Torment Patch 1.1 +fix

As long as you haven't had any serious problems already, just install the patch and continue on. If some script has broken and given you the wrong result, that wont be fixed by the patch, but any...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-01-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By andrewas
Re: Bioshock!

Roughly half way, but you're getting close to the major plot twist.
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2007, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By andrewas
Re: Steam?

Firstly, valve have a very strong business model and don't seem any more likely than say, EA, to dissappear overnight. Secondly, they have promised to release a no-steam patch for all Steam protected...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By andrewas
Re: How does one....

Display Options at the bottom of the page.
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By andrewas
Re: Steam?

Steam is excellent, if circumstances favor it. If you have decent broadband, then its a case of feeding it your credit card details, downloading, and running the game. The game is now bound to your...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-25-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By andrewas
Re: Bioshock!

Right click on the game in 'my games', properties, local files, verify integrity of game cache. It seems Steam was distributing corrupted files for a while - which should be impossible, but 2K have...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-24-2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By andrewas
Re: Bioshock!

Try and avoid the Steam version if possible, there are multiple reports of the steam version not working at all, while a retail copy works perfectly on the same machine. Also, 2K put secuROM on the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By andrewas
Because getting back to town takes time which...

Because getting back to town takes time which isnt spent grinding, and for these people, getting to the next level is the sole aim of the game. This makes them even more sad - not only do they have...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By andrewas
If you *ever* hit me or any of my mates, Im...

If you *ever* hit me or any of my mates, Im printing this out and showing it in court. Just so you know. As for full concentration while texting.. you know better than that. You may be looking at the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By andrewas
http://www.d20srd.org/srd/conditionSummary.htm#dyi...

http://www.d20srd.org/srd/conditionSummary.htm#dying
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By andrewas
According to the science given in the video --...

According to the science given in the video -- the radio wave breaks the H-O bonds in the water and you burn the resultant hydrogen and oxygen. Problem - it must take at least as much energy to break...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By andrewas
Just a warning .. dont go and take the above post...

Just a warning .. dont go and take the above post as the definitive answer, google for a hijackthis FAQ and confirm everything before you delete anything. In particular, the nod32 entries should be...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By andrewas
Theres a continent at the south pole, its the...

Theres a continent at the south pole, its the arctic which is nothing but gloating ice.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,665
Posted By andrewas
$5 an hour .. in return for putting up with...

$5 an hour .. in return for putting up with internet people ... whats that in real money? £2.63. Thats around half minimum wage.
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By andrewas
There are no trees around that building, plus it...

There are no trees around that building, plus it seems to be on a slight hill - it would be clearly visible for miles. Also, the door wasnt padlocked, steel was welded across it. Why would someone...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 02-05-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By andrewas
The easiest way to use NI to reinstate those...

The easiest way to use NI to reinstate those items would be to replace two existing junk items. You'll need to open .. let me see .. the .chr file? I havent done this in so long I forget the details....
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By andrewas
That does sound like heat issues, but a house fan...

That does sound like heat issues, but a house fan isnt a good solution. First thing to do is to remove the fans and remove as much dust as possible from in their. It would also be helpful to improve...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 490
Posted By andrewas
Not sure on how a laptop keyboard typicaly...

Not sure on how a laptop keyboard typicaly operates, but if its like a standard PC keyboard you have two problems. The first is that the key mechanisms are now coated in gunk. To fix that, pop off...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By andrewas
Laptops are always expensive. Unless you actually...

Laptops are always expensive. Unless you actually need a laptop, its always better to go with a desktop.

That said:
http://www.alienware.co.uk/product_pages/notebook_all_default.aspx
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,059
Posted By andrewas
None of the programs you listed will demand...

None of the programs you listed will demand payment, though ZoneAlarm and AVG both come in both commerical and free versions.

Only the first two are anti-spyware. The third is antivirus, and ZA...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,059
Posted By andrewas
Most, probably all, programs which act that way...

Most, probably all, programs which act that way are scams. Some of them have been run on fresh virgin installs - newly installed, never connected to a network - and still churn out hundreds of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By andrewas
Because winXP wastes a lot of resources on...

Because winXP wastes a lot of resources on backwards compatibility that Vista doesn't. As long as you don't need that compatability, Vista should win. When you, then you have to put up with emulated...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By andrewas
40 success/ 3 failure/ 5 no entries. October was...

40 success/ 3 failure/ 5 no entries. October was a success, as was every entry since april 02. A better record than Symantech, at 34 success/6 failure/8 no entry, although the most recent failure was...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2006, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By andrewas
Cables. More secure, faster, and less prone to...

Cables. More secure, faster, and less prone to interference. And, contrary to popular opinion, they go through walls without a problem. At least, they do if the person installing them has a power...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2006, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By andrewas
Can you confirm that format? Google and Fileext...

Can you confirm that format? Google and Fileext are showing nothing on .que movies - either its another format, or youve got something so rare its going to be hard to track down.
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By andrewas
You know, a week after the original post ... I...

You know, a week after the original post ... I would have read the manual by now. Or the wiki. Or asked another user for help.

But the basic procedure should be the same as posting a pic here....
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By andrewas
It would be a good idea to run memtest86+ for a...

It would be a good idea to run memtest86+ for a bit to make sure that the RAM is good. Theres nothing worse than a defective address in the high range where it hardly ever causes a problem - you get...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2006, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By andrewas
The colours are random, the layout is not.

The colours are random, the layout is not.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By andrewas
Somethings wrong with the email software on the...

Somethings wrong with the email software on the server. A quick fix may be to disable email notifications. A better fix requires someone with access to the server, not just the forum software.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 06-29-2006, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By andrewas
True, but with no hassle, you only get ten skill...

True, but with no hassle, you only get ten skill raises - and thats one *5 multiplyer at best. Better to work your skills to get the *5 multiplyers on 2 or 3 attributes, depending on if you intend to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 06-28-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By andrewas
What are your major skills? You need ten major...

What are your major skills? You need ten major skill points to go up a level, so you want to work on those skills. But you also need to earn the multiplyers on your stats, which demands you raise...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By andrewas
You could. Or you could use 1 2D array, and use...

You could. Or you could use 1 2D array, and use the first dimension to seperate characters, and the second dimension to seperate stats within a character.

But data structures are powerful and you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By andrewas
A nine dimensional array? That sounds wrong. If...

A nine dimensional array? That sounds wrong. If your doing what I think your doing, you want a one dimensional array of data structures, where the struct contains everything you need to know about...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,845
Posted By andrewas
Ice would melt in short order - a high end CPU us...

Ice would melt in short order - a high end CPU us putting out a couple of hundred watts of heat.

Also youd get condensation on the outside of the tub. This is A Bad Thing, cos its going to drip...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By andrewas
A game is either written to use protected mode or...

A game is either written to use protected mode or it isnt. You could probably convert one to the other, but not without re-writing the entire thing. That said, later versions of DosBox do run...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By andrewas
Bring up the drive properties. Go into the...

Bring up the drive properties. Go into the 'autoplay' tab. Select each type in turn and select 'take no action'.
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By andrewas
Easy way - get Nacht to do it. Harder way -...

Easy way - get Nacht to do it.

Harder way - First, memorise the password. Tattoo it on the inside of your eyelids, whatever. Forgetting this password means you need to open up the case and clear...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2006, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By andrewas
BIOS passwords. Cant be bypassed without opening...

BIOS passwords. Cant be bypassed without opening the case. If he knows enough to do that, see if you cant lock the case in some way.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By andrewas
The problem is, each version will be looking at...

The problem is, each version will be looking at the same set of keys. So, create a pair of .key files you can use to update the registry, one which will create the relevant entries for each version....
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By andrewas
Ask Piestrider. Or, post the name of the...

Ask Piestrider. Or, post the name of the motherboard here. But from your description of his description of it, it has 2 PCI-E 16X slots and can run two PCI-E graphics cards in SLI mode.

If you...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2006, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By andrewas
Actualy, it seems to be made of bales of hay,...

Actualy, it seems to be made of bales of hay, 'artisticaly' lined up. No photoshop involved. Really. Go see. Coordinates 53.53874N 1.346804W.

[ 02-11-2006, 05:52 PM: Message edited by: andrewas ]
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 270
Posted By andrewas
You could install an FTP server on either your...

You could install an FTP server on either your own or your sis' computer. Put it on the one with the static IP if you have one, to keep life simple.

Then, the other one of you can connect to the...
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