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by pointreyes
Tue May 23, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows Vista Capable PC Requirements - Are You Ready?
Replies: 32
Views: 6573

how can i get a copy of windows vista beta? From: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/get_it.mspx Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Server “Longhorn” Beta 2 are available to developers and IT professionals with MSDN and TechNet Plus subscriptions. In the coming weeks, Microsoft will start ...
by pointreyes
Tue May 23, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Position Opening at Legit Reviews: Part Time Coder
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

Re: Position Opening at Legit Reviews: Part Time Coder

2) URLs to site you have worked on Figures that all of my web development are password protected web applications. My current project is even IP specific, SSL, uses blowfish encryption for the password, and checks security layers at each field level. Oh well, doesn't matter. Currently more skilled ...
by pointreyes
Tue May 23, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Different AMD AM2 Retention Brackets and Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 18416

What's also annoying is that the PCI slots on the Asus board SUCKS! Foxconn actually did better on that one. Geez, it would be nice to have one board manufacturer actually think about these things. :) Why do the Asus board PCI slots suck? Try to install a 64-bit PCI-X card in those slots. I have two...
by pointreyes
Tue May 23, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Getting very frustrated with ID theft
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Getting very frustrated with ID theft

I keep track and report news items at work related to security. As of late it seems that each week I have at least 2 to 3 articles on yet another data disclosure of people's information and normally the SSN is involved. This is getting insane. Hellllllooooooooo people - stop storing and/or disposing...
by pointreyes
Sat May 20, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: No CD-ROM audio connector on Intel D975XBX motherboard
Replies: 7
Views: 3993

It has been a long time since a cable has been needed between the optical drive and sound card or sound chip. Most modern systems will use the motherboard itself to transfer the sound from the drive to sound chip. Might sound odd but then again you don't have a sound cable coming from the hard drive...
by pointreyes
Thu May 18, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Mac ads
Replies: 15
Views: 2649

OOOOhhhhh Mac's run MSOffice! We should all go out and get one! But you forgot the sheer absolute joy of converting from x86 Office Outlook to MAC Office Entourage. :lol: :lol: That actually prevented me from considering Office due to the insane lack of wisdom on Microsoft's part on this. From what...
by pointreyes
Wed May 17, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Who Here Has The Fastest Internet Connection?
Replies: 45
Views: 6864

And here's what I get at home where it's a monoply area for only DSL. This is what I get for $48 a month.
1264 down
846 up

Hmmm, will need to check later tonight to see if that changes.
by pointreyes
Wed May 17, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Who Here Has The Fastest Internet Connection?
Replies: 45
Views: 6864

Work is really screwed right now. :P 2038 down 6154 up Weird, very weird. Might test at home but I probably will just cry after I get the results and run away from posting anything. :mrgreen: :lol: Ran it again at work: 887 down 8748 up :lol: Sovereign, make sure that you ISP did not say 'up to' - i...
by pointreyes
Wed May 17, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Mac ads
Replies: 15
Views: 2649

I hope they show one where you wait and wait and wait and wait and wait for your MAC to get out of sleep mode. Oh wait, they can't possibly provide truth in their advertising - nevermind. :P
by pointreyes
Sun May 14, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: What do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 3319

Air cooling and I would prefer having all the computers in their own air conditioned room. I hate noise which futher makes me hate water cooling. The noise of the fans on the Koolance system I built a few years ago was much louder than I expected and I was even using a Lian-Li with the sound deafeni...
by pointreyes
Fri May 12, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Flashing x800gto w/ R480 core.
Replies: 12
Views: 4815

I have the connect3D X800GTO and after trying and failed I found a utility that checked to see if the chip was locked which confirmed why I failed in getting the chip unlocked. Maybe there is a utility like that for the Sapphire?
by pointreyes
Wed May 10, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: No computer upgrading for the next three years for me
Replies: 12
Views: 2176

Nice on the outside. :P Built in the 1800's. Now we understand why no pictures of the inside. :mrgreen: Do you have running water at least. :lol: So, who is going to live in the third bedroom in the barn??? :lol: Actually, all the bedrooms are in the house, but the barn has a third bathroom, the la...
by pointreyes
Tue May 09, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: 24 Series Comment Thread *Warning: Spoilers*
Replies: 151
Views: 19594

seriously. from the get-go, i wanted to bust that dude's head into a table or something. that guy's the most unlikable guy ever. I agree. Geez, what are the scripts writers trying to do here? That jerk claims 15 years of loyality and then all of sudden he calls the president, a murderer in order to...
by pointreyes
Mon May 08, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: I so want one...when i dont have a lot of room
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Imakeholesinu wrote:$3000 for a queen sized bed?
Maybe queen sized means something different to them. Who knows, maybe it's sized for this queen:
Image
:mrgreen:
by pointreyes
Mon May 08, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: No computer upgrading for the next three years for me
Replies: 12
Views: 2176

wow, nice place!! i think it will be well worth the tradeoff. Thanks. With the wife and five daughters, having three bathrooms compared to the one in the current house we live in is a great tradeoff. :mrgreen: Plus, well over 1,000 extra square feet and increased the land from 1/5 of an acre to 8/1...
by pointreyes
Mon May 08, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: No computer upgrading for the next three years for me
Replies: 12
Views: 2176

No computer upgrading for the next three years for me

Here's the reason why:
http://members.dsl-only.net/~pointreyes ... whome.html

Sorry, no interior shots due to privacy issues. Maybe those shots will come in mid-June. :)

Anyho, my budget for computer expenses is shot for at least the next 3 years, maybe even 4.
by pointreyes
Sat May 06, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Do you do Dual GPU?
Replies: 18
Views: 2709

I don't use computers for much gaming. I mean Myst V and Civ IV are about the most demanding games I play. However, my NLE machine does have a relatively powerful GPU for when I'm ready to encode in HD with Avid Liquid. :)
by pointreyes
Sat May 06, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Turning off the Pagefile: My results (running thread)
Replies: 10
Views: 1960

copied from another thread but still relivent. Thank you. You're quoted response was one of several I have seen over the years with the Windows pagefile. I have been too busy to locate one of those quotes but glad to see you found your very own quote. :) Plus I thought I read somewhere that some pr...
by pointreyes
Thu May 04, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: intel core duo mobo
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

yeah just read through that whole thing... the price is totaly insane $250 for a mobo!!! but the performance were seeing gives an indication of where we can expect Conroe to go... it looks like were going to see clock for clock a 2-5% advantage to intel, and up to 30-40% when the app is using the I...
by pointreyes
Thu May 04, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: VB script question
Replies: 3
Views: 2119

This is actually a VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) question instead of VB script. The first example probably does not work because the drive designation needs a quote at the beginning. In other words stating <variable> & ":\...." will render t:\...". I believe when I used to deal with this issue...