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by Alathald
Tue May 19, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Left 4 Dead
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Left 4 Dead

Definitely a great game.
by Alathald
Tue May 19, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Time for a new cellphone! Need advice.
Replies: 20
Views: 5621

Re: Time for a new cellphone! Need advice.

We don't carry it unfortunately, but I believe it's built about the same and the slide mechanism on the matrix is surprisingly sturdy for what it does. All in all, the matrix isn't a bad phone but it's not a PDA either. The duo may be a decent choice but I can't say for sure as I've never really mes...
by Alathald
Mon May 18, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Time for a new cellphone! Need advice.
Replies: 20
Views: 5621

Re: Time for a new cellphone! Need advice.

Darkstar wrote:What about the Samsung Propel?
I personally wouldn't go with the propel. Hell, at work I try my hardest not to sell this phone because they almost always come back. The most popular phones for us atm is the LG Vu and the Pantech Matrix, though I doubt either one is quite what you are looking for.
by Alathald
Sun May 17, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Time for a new cellphone! Need advice.
Replies: 20
Views: 5621

Re: Time for a new cellphone! Need advice.

We just got a couple new phones in at work though I don't know too much about either atm. The LG Xenon is a full touchscreen with a kickout keyboard. http://www.mobiledia.com/phones/images/lg/xenon/xenon-4.jpg The Nokia E71x is a 10mm thick phone running Symbian. http://www.mobiledia.com/phones/imag...
by Alathald
Tue May 12, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: ZOTAC Announces ION Platform - ZOTAC Ion
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Re: ZOTAC Announces ION Platform - ZOTAC Ion

Looks like they can be preordered at mini-itx.com...anyone know where we can get them this side of the atlantic?
by Alathald
Tue May 12, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Rally Racer
Replies: 42
Views: 23844

Re: Rally Racer

Not hard at all, you just drill them out to remove and buy a pop rivet gun to replace them.

(I've always dremeled or drilled them to remove but that might work too)
by Alathald
Sun May 03, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Pure Encoding Power
Replies: 15
Views: 2337

Re: Thoughts on Pure Encoding Power

Haven't really messed with it at all but there's a newish linux API that uses nvidia cards to decode video. ffmpeg has also added support. Not sure if you've sworn off linux but if not it may be something to look into.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VDPAU
FFmpeg Gets Mainline VDPAU Support
by Alathald
Sat May 02, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: What Is The Best Way To Cut Existing Case Fan Guards/Grills?
Replies: 4
Views: 2709

Re: What Is The Best Way To Cut Existing Case Fan Guards/Grills?

Easiest way is a dremel. You could probably use nippers but you'd end up with jagged edges.
by Alathald
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Biden would avoid subways, planes after swine flu outbreak
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Re: Biden would avoid subways, planes after swine flu outbreak

Apoptosis wrote:I didn't make that video... lol
Still depresses me that there are people out there that actually believe this stuff...also, why is it always Fox News that is sourced in these conspiracy videos? IT MUST BE A CONSPIRACY! ](*,)
by Alathald
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Biden would avoid subways, planes after swine flu outbreak
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Re: Biden would avoid subways, planes after swine flu outbreak

Wow. So you really believe the high-speed rail system is a plot by the illuminati to transport everyone to the mass graves in Arizona ala 1938 Nazi Germany? You've made me sad... :(

Also http://www.cem.va.gov/scg/sgm_burial_area.asp
by Alathald
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Plantronics Explorer 370 Ruggedized Bluetooth Headset Review
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Plantronics Explorer 370 Ruggedized Bluetooth Headset Review

Better build up some tenure quick! :axe: (not that i see anything wrong with what you did, it's just not our normal M.O.) Welcome to the forums, you ballsy little person :finga: Back on topic: been thinking bout getting a decent headset, I barely use the one I have cause I'm pretty hard on electroni...
by Alathald
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Netbook SSD
Replies: 16
Views: 4498

Re: Netbook SSD

I'm wondering the exact same thing. Just got my 900 in and was looking at that very drive...won't be buying one for a few weeks though until I get a few more hours at work.
by Alathald
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Americans told to wear masks as swine flu spreads
Replies: 10
Views: 1418

Re: Americans told to wear masks as swine flu spreads

I don't get why the whole country is making such a big deal, the swine flu has symptoms that mirror the regular flu and the death rates are actually lower. The suggestion to wear masks when there is an outbreak is the same one they give during the normal flu season, it's only because this has been s...
by Alathald
Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: 32nm Westmere prototypes leaked and benchmarked
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: 32nm Westmere prototypes leaked and benchmarked

The third link is still working fine, it's formating just broke the lr link system. http://74.125.77.132/search?q=cache:d3bw1wq0wmUJ:www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php%3Fp%3D3754105 In case it does go down though here is the pic: http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg66/JCorn3ll/Ibexpeak/C_0...
by Alathald
Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: CPU-Z 1.51 Out - Installer Beware
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Re: CPU-Z 1.51 Out - Installer Beware

No big surprise, a lot of good tools have this kinda stuff ie ccleaner and daemon tools and many others that I'm forgetting. Just pay attention during installation.
by Alathald
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Simple, Inexpensive "CADD" Software
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Simple, Inexpensive "CADD" Software

Googles sketchup application is great for a simple 3D sketch, very easy to use. If you've used CAD software in the past, you may like something a bit more powerful like Blender. Both are free.
by Alathald
Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Linux Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1810

Re: Linux Help

1 bottle of scotch + 1 EEE PC + 1 copy of eeebuntu = a hangover and a perfectly configured linux powered netbook.

OK at least one of those 2 things. Probably the former. But really, what have you got to lose? It's not like you can screw anything up so bad a reinstall won't fix.
by Alathald
Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Linux Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1810

Re: Linux Help

Ubuntu . Definitely the best one to test the waters with simply for the fact that the community is HUGE. Heck, it's still my daily driver OS even after a few years of linux use. There are a lot of different distros but a lot of them are 'boutique' and cater to one specific type of geek or require a...
by Alathald
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: free parental control software?
Replies: 10
Views: 2348

Re: free parental control software?

After a quick bit of googling, SafeSquid and K9 both look pretty good. SafeSquid looks to be a lot more powerful and customizable but K9 looks easier to use. Just remind your friend that any 'naughty site' blocker can be bypassed easily by a chimp with half a brain, let alone a determined 10yo.