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Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,029
Posted By Ilander
Re: We're BACK -- With borrowed Motherboard and CPU! Need Donations BAD for server!

I could send you a PCI-E graphics card, Z... an ATI x300 that's fan-less...I'd be happy to donate it. You don't want to buy an AGP motherboard if you can help it, believe me...they don't make them...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,029
Posted By Ilander
Re: We're BACK -- With borrowed Motherboard and CPU! Need Donations BAD for server!

Any idea what you'll be replacing it with? On newegg, you can get a quad core AMD processor with a 65 Watt rating for $80 these days, and a motherboard for about the same...and, 2 GB of DDR2 is dirt...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,029
Posted By Ilander
Re: We're BACK -- With borrowed Motherboard and CPU! Need Donations BAD for server!

As far as the processor goes...if it's a Land Grid Array processor (Socket 775 Intel), then I strongly doubt the motherboard could kill it.

The processor in this image...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,029
Posted By Ilander
Re: We're BACK -- With borrowed Motherboard and CPU! Need Donations BAD for server!

Do you think it was the case? I've heard of motherboards shorting to their mounting brackets before. If so, then anything you put in that case may be doomed from the start...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Ilander
Re: Not Sleeping

As far as drugs go, regular ole' Benedryl is an excellent choice...it's actually the same stuff that they sell as an over-the-counter sleep aid, and it only gently coaxes you in the right...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Ilander
Re: Would like to get this version of Windows.

...I don't think it's fair to say that Vista has failed...it's certainly gotten people thinking about what a good operating system is, and ultimately, it has a better implementation of features than...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Ilander
Re: My 37" Sharp LCD TV

Sounds like electromagnetic interference, my friend...moving the players away from the television may help...so, my suggestion is to buy some long cables...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Ilander
Re: My New Hobby: Folding@home

Well...I'll be honest...my home does hum at a low frequency, quite a bit...but that's not really anything I'm concerned with...I'm helping researchers learn about how diseases work at their basic...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Ilander
Re: Saving Californias economy?

HA!

Reminds me of a Sean Hannity broadcast a little while back...He was claiming that "The American People were waking up about the Democrats and their plans" by voting down the tax increases...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,198
Posted By Ilander
Re: Federal agents hunt for guns, one house at a time

Pretty sure you'd win, though...something about official training, plus the fact that the vision in my right eye is just not what it was when I was a teenager...I miss having better than 20/20...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Ilander
Re: My New Hobby: Folding@home

That's the story I've heard a lot recently...that many, many of us hobbyist folders have discovered it fairly early, been discouraged by the output relative to the heat, noise, and power...and moved...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,198
Posted By Ilander
Re: Federal agents hunt for guns, one house at a time

First off...someday, when I buy my .270 with a scope, I'd love to match it with your SKS ;)

Now, as to the "hoody-whos"...how many of them are smart enough to start an international gun smuggling...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Ilander
Re: My New Hobby: Folding@home

I recommend using a box fan near your PS3...it adequately vents, but the fan helps keep that corner of the room from being a hot zone.:partlycloudy:
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,198
Posted By Ilander
Re: Federal agents hunt for guns, one house at a time

And you and I both know that in America, that won't happen for a very long time.

By the way, since we're on the subject, here's a glorious celebration of our 2nd Amendment....
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Ilander
Re: My New Hobby: Folding@home

Seti@home has similarities in execution of the standard client...and even the multi-core client...but, to my knowledge, Folding@home is the only distributed computing app that can really harness the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,198
Posted By Ilander
Re: Federal agents hunt for guns, one house at a time

...Well...I'm just going to go out on a limb here and say that I'm fine with banning handguns, just like we banned automatics. They're only for killing people anyway. If you debate that...well,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Ilander
My New Hobby: Folding@home

So, anybody over here at IW do folding@home? For those that don't know, it's a distributed computing project from Stanford wherein you can contribute processing cycles to protein-simulation.

Why...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Ilander
Re: Converting .avi to .mov ....

I've used the klite conversion pack before, and the earlier version works pretty well. As far as the current one...I'm sure it's fine, might even have multiprocessing enabled for dual, tri, and quad...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Ilander
Re: Obama and Israel, where will it go?

Well, this well (http://www.washington-report.org/html/us_aid_to_israel.htm) certainly isn't drying up anytime soon. We might cool our opinions of them a bit in order to sway moderate muslim...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Ilander
Re: Obama's Doublespeak on Iran (New Rhetoric, Same Translation)

So, here's the gist of America's official policy toward Iran: we want to get along better with you, but if you continue to be a jerk, like we think you probably will try to be, we'll ensure that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Ilander
Re: Obama's Doublespeak on Iran (New Rhetoric, Same Translation)

I'm a little surprised that you would post a Pro-Iran article on the forums, Felix.
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Ilander
Re: NEED TECH HELP AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!!!!!!!!

That's the IP address of your router...you can reset it to it's defaults via instructions you can find at it's manufacturer's website.

Sometimes Linksys routers require that you make an exception...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Ilander
Re: Speaker popping driving me crazy

Sadly, just about anything can generate sudden pops on RF frequencies...I'd suggest possibly setting aside a small contribution to the computer fund in case it's not a cleaning issue.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Ilander
Re: Harsh words from MS about MS (MicroSoft)

What games have Vista problems? Legacy ones?

I'm going to be honest here...the only problem I've had with Windows Vista was Hewlett Packard's fault---they deemed it not worth their time to write...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2009, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Ilander
Re: Armor is too heavy!

Sounds like an excuse to buy less armor, as far as I'm concerned.

The way we train our soldiers these days...they can handle that weight. Poor guys, I know they work their collective butts off,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ilander
Re: Teaching enviromentalism "indoctrination"?

I made no claim that current batteries are the ultimate solution. There needs to be done a lot of research. Doesn't mean that batteries in the long term won't be the ultimate solution, though. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,029
Posted By Ilander
Re: I am officially sick of winter

The rain washed away the last piles of snow in our parking lot at work today.

If you don't like the weather in Kentucky...wait a while, it'll change.
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ilander
Re: Teaching enviromentalism "indoctrination"?

I think that we should avoid teaching students that touching a scalding-hot pan is painful, since some people out there might disagree, and find the experience pleasurable.

/sarcasm

Seriously,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By Ilander
Re: How good is Avira AntiVir ?

Here's how lightweight it is with respect to system resources:

I doesn't noticeably bog down my Pentium III desktop with 384 MB of RAM.

AVG Free? That thing was great back in the day, and is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Ilander
Re: RUN! Don't walk...from the digital television transition!

Thank god. I usually support the democrats on issues, but this was an idiotic move.
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Ilander
Re: We made it a whole 3 weeks!!

I blame the schools...that, or this:

http://www.freefoto.com/images/2032/01/2032_01_1---Traffic-jam-on-the-M1-Motorway_web.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Ilander
Re: RUN! Don't walk...from the digital television transition!

It actually is a bit irritating to me that we have the coupon program in the first place, as I'm pretty sure that it drove the price through the roof, instead of letting the market sort it out. Yes,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Ilander
Re: RUN! Don't walk...from the digital television transition!

Well...the sentiment of "well, clearly we screwed up, since there aren't enough coupons to go around" is not so bad...I don't blame the politicians here...well...much.

I do blame the people who...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Ilander
Re: RUN! Don't walk...from the digital television transition!

They sold those bands off to the private market, who are ready to make plans to utilize them...hopefully for things like last-mile broadband solutions and the like.

For example, Verizon bought...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Ilander
RUN! Don't walk...from the digital television transition!

Anyone besides me notice the complete hysteria in the media (and our collective parents/grandparents) over the digital television transition here in America?

I personally first heard about the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ilander
Re: Windows vista?

So, for my new build (expect more to come in the next week or so), I'm using 4GB of ram (2x2) as a baseline...and it's name brand RAM, that only cost $34 USD...

BUT, back on topic...the system...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ilander
Re: Windows vista?

Depends on your usage...I find Vista to be an EXCELLENT media experience...it includes all the tools you need for viewing media, anyway. Sure, there's a big hole in terms of authoring content...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 01-04-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By Ilander
Re: Fallout 3: System Specs Questions

You won't have any trouble with the game, but you might not be able to run it at maximum settings at 60+ fps.

That said, you can probably hit the 40s without much problem.
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Ilander
Re: Video Conversion

I'll take the case! [/bravado]

I've used a combination of AutoGK, and DVDDecryptor before that served me well on non-copy-protected DVDs...but, why just recommend you a program when I can show you...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Ilander
Re: So My Furnace Decided to Give Up the Ghost Last Night...

Reminds me of the family tradition *knocks on wood*...of our car breaking down on Christmas Eve.

Happened three years in a row, and this year, it switched to Thanksgiving, making it four.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By Ilander
Re: McAfee Security Brief: Urgent Microsoft IE Advisory

Yeah...I think my mother's going to start using it, as soon as she gets broadband.

Windows, though, is pretty safe behind dial-up.
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By Ilander
Re: McAfee Security Brief: Urgent Microsoft IE Advisory

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/linux_user_at_best_buy.png
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Ilander
Re: Better performance and no more flats?

I remember watching a news piece from middle school about a man who had invented a rubber-less tire that didn't require inflation, and ran for 100,000 miles...but, not a word since, in the span of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Ilander
Re: New Video card question

Good solution, Larry.

The fans on those things...well, while the chips may stand the test of time, the fans don't. I wish there was a much more standardized graphics-fan option!

I've had two...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Ilander
Re: New Video card question

The Radeon 3850 is the highest performing AGP card...but yes, actually, the 3650 or the 3850 would be my recommended cards for you, upgrading from a 6600...

A 2600XT wouldn't be bad either, as...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Ilander
Re: defrag error

Unfortunately, that was the first thing I thought of, when I thought of why this might be happening...and then, I thought of hard drive failure, which could have damaged the disk defrag...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Ilander
Re: I hate forced updates

...I'm a little confused at the animosity toward migrating to a newer version of an open-source and free piece of software...

Now, if your $1000 copy of AutoDesk said, hey, I'm not going to patch...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Ilander
Re: LCD TV question

Probably not, honestly...over the last few years, hdtv prices have been fairly stable, and only declined slightly...this past Black Friday was probably the best time to buy for a while.

Not that I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Ilander
Re: LCD TV question

The resolution is the same on two 1080p monitors, whether they're plasma or lcd.

Basically, plasmas have prettier colors (more lifelike)...and lcd's are a bit brighter. Besides that, it's mostly...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Ilander
Re: Compassion...

Well, as humans, we're just so much better at complaining... ;)

No, that's a noble thing they did, and I wish that I could touch the hearts of so many so easily...and maybe, someday, I'll be able...
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