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by TristanM
Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Dancing for the Man.
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Dancing for the Man.

So - I keep having to assert my knowledge of Irish Labour law to my bosses. Somehow I still get screwed. I'm about to have new boss who I used to tell how to do her job. I won't work for her. I told my current bosses this. I got into a fight with my old boss about the job, because he was defending t...
by TristanM
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Get in Touch with Your Geeky Side
Replies: 11
Views: 1928

Re: Get in Touch with Your Geeky Side

No contest, superman wins. Sure there is the whole cryptonite thing, but check out how many other powers he has. That guy should be unstoppable. Dan Dude, it's "kryptonite." Named after planet Krypton. Seriously, if you're gonna vote, at least be an informed voter. :) Anyway - it's a battle between...
by TristanM
Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: THE KALASHNIKOV (AK-47) CELEBRATES 60 YEARS
Replies: 13
Views: 3675

Re: THE KALASHNIKOV (AK-47) CELEBRATES 60 YEARS

I would say it is more of an engineering celebration than it is celebrating the gun itself. I don't know - I think it's about the gun. Nothing scares the excrement out of people like leaping from the shadows ninja-style brandishing a weapon which sports a banana clip (and another banana clip taped ...
by TristanM
Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Anyone out there start their own business?
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Anyone out there start their own business?

Just wondering what (if any) thoughts you might have for someone thinking through a few ideas that are heading that direction. So a long way off, but serious enough that I have the forms and whatnot to register company names and trademarks and start looking for small business loans and whatnot... fi...
by TristanM
Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 2 Wireless Connections, 1 PC.
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: 2 Wireless Connections, 1 PC.

Tristan, Are you using a 2247? If so, I don't think it's possible to have both internet and printer access at the same time. You can enable multiple SSID's on that router (as you prolly know) and use one for LAN and the other for WAN. Then plug the printer into the router and connect/disconnect to ...
by TristanM
Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 2 Wireless Connections, 1 PC.
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

2 Wireless Connections, 1 PC.

If you wanted to connect one PC (Win XP) to a wireless broadband router and to a wireless printer (both apparently 802.11b/g) would it be possible to do so simultaneously? So far, I haven't been able to find much of an answer - it seems the general consensus is that this can't be done. Does anyone k...
by TristanM
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Vista's a RAM Hog
Replies: 10
Views: 6735

I have two laptops running Vista Home Premium - one sits at 55% while idle (of 2 GB) and the other at 48% while idle (of 1 GB.) I can still run Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Firefox, Scite, etc. all at once, and never have any problems with anything running slowly. As someone already pointed out - unused ...
by TristanM
Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 80 C - What's wrong??
Replies: 18
Views: 3512

I see how it is. No thanks to me, eh? Some brother... :P

:mrgreen:
by TristanM
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 80 C - What's wrong??
Replies: 18
Views: 3512

This may be a stupid check but you never know. Are you sure HSF is mounted properly (ie:not backwards) I dont know if this would be an issue on your setup but some older ones it is! Nice one. I didn't think to ask him about the direction of the fan, just whether it was spinning or not... Anyway, Ke...
by TristanM
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 80 C - What's wrong??
Replies: 18
Views: 3512

Are you sure you have an adequate amount of thermal paste? When you pull the HSF there should be an even amount over all of the core/CPU, if there are gaps this could cause a problem with heat transfer. That's what I said too - so far all the suggestions (thanks for the help from everyone btw) have...
by TristanM
Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 80 C - What's wrong??
Replies: 18
Views: 3512

How's he recording the temps? Via the BIOS? use "Coretemp" in windows to test... Tell him to remove and replace the heatsink! Make sure the fans are spinning too. He downloaded something - didn't say what it was. I already asked about the fans and the heatsink and whatnot. Can you check the BIOS wh...
by TristanM
Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 80 C - What's wrong??
Replies: 18
Views: 3512

80 C - What's wrong??

My brother (CMcGuire on these forums) just finished his first build, the details are (as far as I know) - Processor: Intel Quad Core Q6600 Motherboard: EVGA nForce 680 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Memory: Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C4 TwinX Graphic Card: XFX Geforce 8800GTX 768MB PCI-E Sound Card: C...
by TristanM
Sun May 27, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: wireless networking help needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3521

lol now now, no corporate infighting here - LOL thanx for all the help everyone!!! they need to make a wireless solution that will go farther! I couldnt set up anything in my in-laws house to be able to use the laptop in the pole barn because it is too far away :( sad sad sad Mike Ken knows I was j...
by TristanM
Sun May 27, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: wireless networking help needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3521

You could try directional antennas. The ones that look like they came off the top of a Navy battleship. Then you can "aim" the signal as well as extend the range.
by TristanM
Sun May 27, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: wireless networking help needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3521

lol now now, no corporate infighting here - LOL thanx for all the help everyone!!! they need to make a wireless solution that will go farther! I couldnt set up anything in my in-laws house to be able to use the laptop in the pole barn because it is too far away :( sad sad sad Mike Ken knows I was j...
by TristanM
Fri May 25, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: a Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1920

I believe my brother probably gave the same answer as I would, so he can just tell me if he's right.

I like Ken's answer better though...
by TristanM
Fri May 25, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: wireless networking help needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3521

802.11g (Wireless G) can only extend to ~300 meters when there's line of sight and no other EMI in the area. Since even CRT monitors give out a crap load of EMI, Wireless is only useful if your connecting two devices that have only one wall between them, otherwise you'll need to get a wireless brid...
by TristanM
Mon May 21, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Gas Prices
Replies: 53
Views: 10134

It's funny - here in Europe automatic transmissions are fairly rare, I haven't actually personally witnessed anyone using one, only heard about a person who has one. I came back to Ireland from the States, and when I left (only three years ago) you could still get petrol for about $1.50. Damn inflat...
by TristanM
Mon May 21, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: parallel parking
Replies: 14
Views: 3325

Here in Arizona, they still require you to demonstrate your parallel parking skills before issuing you a license. No one knows why since there are only about 2 parallel parking spaces left in the state. Really? I lived in Phoenix for thirteen years, and I got my driver's license in Scottsdale and I...
by TristanM
Mon May 21, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Japanese toilet prank
Replies: 10
Views: 2406

vicaphit wrote:I cant view youtube videos here at work, anyone want to enlighten me about what goes on? if it is some creep trying to tape people, dont bother telling me.
Hilarious Japanese telly. I'm moving to Japan, because that's so much better than the western world's "reality" tv.