Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Out of the Blue

Well the state of my work computer that I mentioned "fixing" naturally progressed yesterday into a full-blown saga. Deceptively acting better for a while after I disposed of the dust bunny burrowing into a cooling fan, the machine started locking up again, with the freezes occurring more and more frequently. Crashing on attempts to boot into safe mode more or less confirmed my thoughts that this was hardware related, but it took far longer than it should have to realize the power supply was being flaky... watching the voltages jump in the BIOS screen filled me with confidence that replacing the PSU would finally actually fix things. Sure enough, the first unit I scavenged from the PC graveyard put things right. It cost me a day of productivity, and I came this close (I'm holding my fingers incredibly close together) to breaking something a couple of times, but at least the matter has been resolved. Oh, wait, I said that yesterday, didn't I? Oh well, we shall see. And so, having re-re-re-disposed of the monster...

R.I.P.: 'Elvis has left the building' announcer dies (thanks Mike Martinez). The announcer has left the building.

Links of the Day: CAG - November 1982, Ottumwa, Iowa contest.
Big Ass Fan Company!. Thanks zombie69.
Stories of the Day: Crisis Alert in Critical State.
WWI bodies are found on glacier.
Nazi memorabilia fight sees Yahoo! pitted against the French.
Science!: Will gene-altered athletes kill sport?
Sugary Soft Drinks Raise Risk of Diabetes -Study.
Electric Bullet.
Media of the Day: Posting and You. Thanks dude163 [AMMO].
Auctions of the Day: EXTREME MOUNTAINTOP MONTANA RETREAT. Thanks Matt Dougherty.
Transformers comics predicting 9-11 osama bin laden. Thanks Kris Knowlton.
Follow-ups: JibJab beats copyright rap.
Can a Robot Save Hubble? More Scientists Think So (registration required).
Thanks Mike Martinez

Post Comment
Enter the details of the comment you'd like to post in the boxes below and click the button at the bottom of the form.

56. Re: Dewm 3 Hell... Aug 25, 2004, 17:08 tron
is there a way to crank the gamma in a cfg file or something?

you can go into the console (ctrl+alt+~) and enter "r_gamma 1.2" (no quotes of course) and see how that looks. once you set it, it stays... it think it looks great at 1.2, some prefer 1.3... default is 1.0

This comment was edited on Aug 25, 17:08.
- tron -
"tron is big and tron is full of action... it's a hell of a ride!"
-from the Tron 2.0 box
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
      ;)   ;)   :(   :(   :o   :o   %)   %)   :)   :)   :|   :|   ;P   ;P   X|   X|   :D   :D   More
Login Email   Password Remember Me
If you have a signature set up, it will be automatically appended to your comment.
If you don't already have a Blue's News user account, you can sign up here.
Forgotten your password? Click here.
          Email me when this topic is updated.

Special Codes

  • b[bold text]b
  • i[italic text]i
  • u[underline text]u
  • -[strikethrough text]-
  • c[code text]c
  • +[bullet point]+
  • q[quote text (indented)]q
  • [quote="Author"]quote text (indented)[/quote]
  • [url=Link]text[/url]
  • r{red text}r
  • g{green text}g
  • b{blue text}b
  • m{maroon text}m
  • s{secret text (shows in the background colour)}s

Forum Rules

  1. Disagree all you want but attacks of a personal nature will not be tolerated.
  2. Ethnic slurs and homophobic language will not be tolerated.
  3. Do not post spam, links to warez sites, or instructions on how to obtain pirated software.
  4. Abusing the forums in any manner that could be construed as 'griefing' will not be tolerated.


Blue's News logo