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81  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: IE8 on: December 05, 2009, 04:35:48 AM
Its worked fine for me as well as far as stability and ease of use but, I've had two recent virus attacks that have made their way in through IE exploits (using Cool so I'm trying to limit its use to necessary apps only.
82  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Recommend Me a Cheap Video Card on: December 04, 2009, 09:49:30 PM
With regards to ASUS, I can say that my ASUS 7800GTX (TOP) has been trooping along for almost five years now and has never given me a problem while giving great performance in games like Fallout 3 and Empire:TW.
83  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Recommend Me a Cheap Video Card on: December 04, 2009, 01:22:15 AM

Quote from: kronovan on December 03, 2009, 12:56:52 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on December 03, 2009, 12:48:45 AM

I dont think I'd get anthing lower than a 8800GTS or a 9800 GTX. If you really want cheap and still fast for older games then a 6800 GT

I know the series numbers don't always jive -i.e higher model number can sometimes be behind a lower in performance- but isn't the 6800 GT even a bit behind the 9400 GT or 9500 GT? I know my 7600 GT is still getting surprising good mileage, but I was under the impression that even it was behind the 2, 9x series cards I listed.

The 9400GT has a smaller bus, slower texture/pixel fill rate and slower memory speeds than a 6800GT.  The 9500GT is better if you go for the faster memory option.  I think when it comes to nVidia though for older cards, any number with either X600 or X800 is good for gaming whereas X400 and X500 should be used only for things like video editing/playback/recording whatever.  I you looking for a decent cheap card, the 7800's can be found for around $80-$90.


EDIT: Your kid shouldn't have a better video card than you though.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Half Life 2: What was your favorite part so far? on: November 30, 2009, 02:33:08 AM
I've replayed HL2 and both episodes 4 times in waiting for Ep3 and am just finishing run through number 5.  I agree with most of the favourite parts mentioned.  I also loved the frantic end battle in Ep2 taking down the stiders with the 'Magnuson devices'.  INTENSE.  

Also, whenever this track played. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpNXztu9ndM
85  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Reinstalling Win 7 help on: November 28, 2009, 12:34:05 AM
Thanks.  The electronic version came as a CD image so I was able to burn & install.  I was never sure about MS' CD key reuse on new hardware.  I gave them a call and apparently all versions of Win 7 except Ultimate can be installed on up to 3 computers w/same cd key.  I guess I'm ok to install that new a HD now.
86  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Reinstalling Win 7 help on: November 26, 2009, 08:41:58 PM
I downloaded a copy of Win7 through and agreement with my college & Microsoft to replaced my XP OS.  

I have a single 250G HD that had the Xp OS, damage from a virus, and a whole pile of useless crap that I wanted to clear off when installing Win7.  I chose the 'Custom' install as it said that whatever was in the partition would be deleted aside from XP which would be put in a file labelled 'oldcomputer' or something to that affect.   I took this to mean that it would basically wipe the drive (no partitions=whole drive)  and have only the Win7 OS installed.  To my dismay, I was wrong.  I see that I still have 200G of crap I didn't want saved.  I already backed up what I wanted to keep to an external drive.

I would like to either 1: Try and format this drive somehow and reinstall Win7 on the EMPTY drive.
                         or  2: Get a new HD(could use more space anyway and this one is already 4yrs old)

Are either of these choices viable?  What is the official policy with using a CD key again?  I'm still installing it on the same pc but if the HD is different will MS let me?
87  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Installed Kubuntu and my G15 died on: November 22, 2009, 05:25:45 PM
Kind of a random occurence.  I installed Kubuntu as a separate boot option to Winxp as one of my current courses is learning Linux. 

Immediately after the installation and boot into Kubutu, my logitech G15 keyboard stopped working.  I rebooted into Xp, still no worky.  It comes on for a split second at the initial statup then boom-nothing. 
I tried changing usb ports to no avail but the mouse that I had running off the keboard works fine in the usb port that the G15 was formerly occupying.  I'm now using an older keyboard with a serial connection.

I have not tried uninstalling Kubuntu yet as I'm going to need it until the end of the course regardless.  I don't think that the G15 is actually dead either but am curious as to what might be preventing it from working.  Any ideas?
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 12, 2009, 02:08:17 AM
The dead pakistani line is from 'Lost'.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Game of Thrones TV series starting casting on: November 11, 2009, 09:58:36 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 11, 2009, 05:12:49 AM

Quote from: Nth Power on November 11, 2009, 03:54:45 AM

He even talks a little about Dance With Dragons:
Quote
Finished a Jon Snow chapter, and have just passed the 1100 page (manuscript pages, the page count in the final printed book will be different) mark on A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. That's counting only finished chapters in something close to final form. I have considerably more in partials, fragments, and roughs.

Even with just the finished portions, DANCE is now longer than A FEAST FOR CROWS and A GAME OF THRONES, and I'm closing in on A CLASH OF KINGS. I do hope I can wrap things up before I approach the 1521 page length of A STORM OF SWORDS.





anyone else sensing there may be another book added to the series?
I'm pretty sure that I read in his blog somewhere that Dance was not going to be the last in the series.  I'll see if I can find.

EDIT: The next two proposed books are going to be called The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is there more than one Godzilla? on: November 11, 2009, 01:40:22 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 10, 2009, 03:30:23 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 10, 2009, 01:11:53 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on November 10, 2009, 05:36:18 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on November 10, 2009, 04:56:50 AM

There is only the one Godzilla. All others are pretenders. GINO's, if you will. If you get the chance, watch the original un-Raymond Burr'd version of "Gojira." It is stunning how serious, scary, and emotionally devastating it is. It was only a few years after the bombs dropped and this was a way for the film makers to deal with it. I was literally blown away by it when you factor in the historical context. There's no argument the later installments grew progressively sillier (though the last one "Godzilla Final Wars" is nine kinds of awesome), the first one is very serious, frightening, and deeply sad.

I have the original one too but use Raymond Burr to show which Godzilla I was talking about.

I think the DVD of Gojira also have the Burr version on it?

I'm actually hoping my six year old would be up for it, but it may still be too intense for her.  We almost did Frankenstein this year, but she was too intimidated.  I realize now we should have done King Kong.  I'll see if I can sneak that one in soon.

bah, cut to the chase and go for Poltergeist.

And she will forever be terrified of clowns. The scariest thing in the movie.  paranoid
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Song of Ice and Fire game on: June 09, 2009, 03:10:06 AM
Something to keep and eye on.

http://www.georgerrmartin.com/news.html

92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gaming Trend’s Stimulus Package, Brought to you by KIA Soul! on: February 21, 2009, 06:32:57 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 21, 2009, 03:06:58 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 20, 2009, 03:32:39 PM

Hopefully once more members have them, we'll start seeing better GamingTrend commercials.

LOL.  What the hell was that and who the hell made it?

Its a result of this silly thread: http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=24526.0

and its response thread by SensousLettuce  http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=24545.0

Props to whoever made the video. icon_lol

93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone else here on Facebook? on: February 04, 2009, 07:19:55 PM

Quote from: rickfc on February 03, 2009, 06:45:21 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on February 03, 2009, 05:56:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 03, 2009, 05:12:11 PM

I think there's a Gaming Trend group on there too.

Oh, good!  A website where we can all gather and post messages!

Yeah, imagine that!  It's almost as if you could talk to other people on the interwebz that you've never met!

Yeah, it seems kind of redundant.   icon_confused
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktizop on: October 21, 2008, 05:49:56 PM
What class is the Kirby on the far right?

EDIT:Forget it.  How silly of me.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Duels on: September 19, 2008, 06:45:34 PM
Got some excess time between classes.  Started this today.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday to ME! on: September 13, 2008, 08:43:14 PM
Happy Birthday! (mines today too-turning 31)
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: STALKER Clear Skies DX10 tech demo video on: September 10, 2008, 01:32:09 AM
I saw it in an EB today for $40. What gives?
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rocket to the Sun - These Actors Need to go on: July 15, 2008, 08:43:02 PM
Mike Myers and Vernon Troyer.  The trailers of The Love Guru were enough to earn them both a ticket.  Actually, V.T. can sit in Mikes lap.

Myers's comedy is the same wherever he takes it(and its tired and unfunny), and Troyer is just a gimmick, not an actor.  AWAY WITH YOU!
99  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New nVidia cards are out...GTX 260 & 280 on: June 21, 2008, 03:25:05 PM
Being back in school, and penniless, I'll be sticking with my 7800GTX.  The card has been a trooper.  By the time I can afford my next upgrade the 9800GTX cards will be $200.  Being forced to wait is painfull but as has been said, the highest powered cards have little to do right now outsdie of a few games.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie pet peeve on: June 09, 2008, 01:50:10 AM

Quote from: me on June 08, 2008, 04:47:56 AM

The Wilhelm scream. It didn't bother me before I had it pointed out to me, and now it seems like every other movie has it. It completely takes me out of the movie, especially if it's a serious movie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_scream

YES! I've heard this one many times.  I didn't realize it had an actual name.

I've also heard alot of sound effects that I originally heard in TES:Daggerfall.  The bear growl, the sound of alteration magic being cast and particularly the creaking door.  Heard them used in movies and comercials.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie pet peeve on: June 07, 2008, 01:19:34 AM
Pineapple grenades that explode like they're a pound of C4.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anybody ever play the Battlestar Galactica Homeworld 2 mod on: April 30, 2008, 12:10:42 PM
Try U-Tube. They have some Homwworld stuff there.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OGC on: April 25, 2008, 07:08:55 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 25, 2008, 04:34:43 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on April 25, 2008, 04:18:49 PM

i'll put up the proper logo for everyone



got wood?

I thought, especially given that it is a government agency, that it looked like a dude giving me the finger. 

Or, as Yahtzee would say, wanking off in your face.
104  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: George Bush on Deal or No Deal? Ratings drop 27% on: April 25, 2008, 06:26:51 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 25, 2008, 05:53:51 PM

Quote from: Moliere on April 25, 2008, 05:43:12 PM

How is this how popular at all? I could barely watch it for 5 minutes before being bored out of my mind. There's no skill involved. It just seems to measure someone's greed level: take the offer or hope for more?

When I do watch it, I watch it for 2 reasons:

1)  Boobs
2)  Watching people failboat

gellar

That is the appeal.  I can't stand Howie though and have never made it througha few minutes either.
105  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / George Bush on Deal or No Deal? Ratings drop 27% on: April 25, 2008, 04:52:18 PM
Olds news now but I didn't see it here.  Figured this belongs in Political Nonsense.

Quote
On Monday, President Bush made a videotaped cameo to NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” game show, joking, “I’m thrilled to be anywhere with high ratings these days.” Ironically, the New York Post reports that Bush’s appearance was a deal-breaker, “tying the show’s worst-ever Monday-night performance.” Monday’s show had approximately 10 million viewers, “down 27 percent from its season average.”

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/04/24/bus ... r-no-deal/

Prerecorded, but  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: battlestar galactica - where do I start? on: April 22, 2008, 01:05:25 AM

Quote from: warning on April 22, 2008, 12:40:18 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 21, 2008, 10:59:36 PM

Start with the original series and watch all that one.

Start with the original series and watch one episode.  That'll be enough to make you cringe in horror.  Might I recommend one with the kid and the robot dog?  Yeah.  That'd be a good place to start.

Then watch the new miniseries and the rest of the new show.  And be amazed at the improvement in sci-fi since the 70's.

Yes.  They no longer use monkeys in robot dog suits.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: battlestar galactica - where do I start? on: April 21, 2008, 10:15:15 PM
The miniseries is where to start as it unfolds into season 1 and then season 2 and then season 2.5 then 3 and then watch BSG:Razor(movie, fills in some other stuff from seasons 2+3) and then 4.
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2008 on: April 21, 2008, 10:02:22 PM
This thread should be titled "Books Read by CSL in 2008". Tongue

For me so far

In High Places by Harry Turtledove- a book about Crosstime traffic-travelling between different variations of our timeline, there are a few in this series(fiction)

And to help satiate my need for fantasy while waiting for A Dance of Dragons to come out I started reading some R.A. Salvatore.

finished the Icewind Dale trilogy and then The Dark Elf trilogy.  Good stuff(late to the party, i know)

Also finished Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [books] Fantasy Recommendation? on: April 21, 2008, 02:45:15 AM
I guess I'll be the one to say the Song of Ice and Fire series.  It is a series obviously, but it is worth getting into and I would recommend over Tolkein.  It is more of a gritty medieval fantasy world with intricatly woven plots & characters-and few dragons.  It actually has very little of the typical dragons & orcs and fireball wizards that the Tolkein/R.A. Salvatore types have.  Give it a shot.


EDIT: Plywood beat me while I was typing.
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alizee -- (NSFVCW... not suitable for very conservative workplaces) on: April 21, 2008, 01:55:36 AM
Yes CeeKay, you are correct.........watching little red fish....swaying side to side.......
                                                                                                                     .  . . .and little..black..panties........
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There Will Be Blood on: April 21, 2008, 01:15:38 AM

Quote from: Lee on April 20, 2008, 07:10:06 PM

Quote from: dedewhale on April 20, 2008, 06:40:09 PM

I watched it and thought it was OK.....I am not sure I understand where the guys anger came from, thought that was poorly laid out.....

Spoiler for Hiden:
Why did he have to kill the preist at the end???? Thought it was a slight over reaction.....maybe I mist something major

Remember when Plainview had to be saved if he wanted to lay his pipe across that guys land? The minister slapped him around and humiliated him in the process. Not to mention the minister was a constant thorn in his side since day one. They showed Plainviews disdain for him earlier on when he slapped him around in the mud/oil and asked why didn't you cure my son? Then you take a guy who slowly went crazy, and it kind of makes sense.

Oohh ok. So its about his descent into madness.  I think I missed the point on my first watch.  It really wasn't what I expected I guess. I though DDL was great as usual and definately agree with the kudos on the J. Greenwood soundtrack(Radiohead rules) but I think i'll have to give this one another watch. 
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alizee -- (NSFVCW... not suitable for very conservative workplaces) on: April 21, 2008, 12:58:20 AM
No worries. We all love Alizee for her....music.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: April 17, 2008, 02:13:19 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 16, 2008, 08:58:22 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on April 16, 2008, 02:18:39 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 16, 2008, 05:55:42 AM

Why cant you read it?

something about server not found for the OO webpage.  or i'm just retarded and cant find it anywhere else.  its usually the latter.

O I C.. Heres the addy for the OOWiki http://zaxxon.is-a-geek.net/oowiki/index.php?title=Main_Page  Its under the historic threads area...but I say we just ignore it and have more hot pics smile

Does not work.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Early word on "Iron Man" on: April 13, 2008, 12:51:44 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 13, 2008, 09:18:16 AM

Quote from: The Grue on April 13, 2008, 02:41:50 AM

I've never really been into the comic book character, and I hate that I have seen trailers using Black Sabbath's Iron Man to promote the film, and yet I am very interested in this.

Where exactly did you think Black Sabbath got the song title/idea from anyway? slywink

I'm also stoked for this one.  And using B.S.'s Ironman is perfect for the trailers.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are you the destroyer of threads? [Possibly NSFW] on: April 03, 2008, 08:49:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 03, 2008, 03:27:10 PM

Quote from: Arkon on April 03, 2008, 03:24:45 PM

Not even close to being destroyed.

is that the best you Canadianunists can do?

Thats Canadianudist.  We just can't help it.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things to do in Vegas on: March 31, 2008, 07:16:10 PM
If you have time at night , head over to the old strip.  Much of the entertainment is outside on the strip(free) and is, well, entertaining.  Food/shows are the only other thing but thats definately $$$.

You could just gamble and try and win some money to eat at the finer establishments.

You probably don't have the time but you could also find a drunk rich high roller cougar and marry her, then get her money and not even have to worry about the job at all.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Take the test.. on: March 28, 2008, 06:09:08 PM

Quote from: naednek on March 27, 2008, 01:27:34 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 27, 2008, 12:53:25 AM


Thanks, I was going to mention that smile

Ah well, that figures.  I will double my efforts to be more original next time sir(s)!
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Take the test.. on: March 26, 2008, 05:25:03 PM
http://www.dothetest.co.uk/


I failed.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 22, 2008, 02:05:07 PM
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans on: March 19, 2008, 10:36:53 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on March 19, 2008, 09:26:44 PM

Ill watch it a Rhona's butt.

Ill only watch it a Kates butt.
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