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Nickname Dan =0)
Email dkupka32@gmail.com
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Description Just a guy looking for computer/audio work and gigs...
Homepage http://drdk.bandcamp.com
Signed On Jun 25, 2004, 06:23
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17. Re: No subject Jan 6, 2008, 01:57 Dan =0)
 
Tonight Rock Band get together was a blast,

I so want to play that with a full group....

I've decided to return the motherboard, as no matter what I've done so far, I can't get NIC drivers to work. Incidentally, this 'board's onboard graphics chipset had Shader 3.0 support, so I could at least launch the Bioshock demo, though I was definitely in slideshow city.

MicroCenter, here I come (again).

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15. Re: Compy: Resurrection Jan 5, 2008, 23:41 Dan =0)
 
All I have to say is - holy crap is the ECS (EliteGroup Computing Systems) site slow...

Trying to download latest Realtek drivers for the mobo - the ones on the mobo CD didn't install properly. This might take a little while longer than I expected.

I was hoping to hop into guild wars or HL2 (if the onboard video works well enough) about half an hour ago. Oh yes, I'm beginning to wonder if my ATI card had been nuked during the PSU-fry way back when, as I installed it on this new mobo, with no graphics either onboard or on the card's VGA port...

EDIT: Realtek onboard networking seems to work on the physical level, but the driver will not install properly in XP - the drivers from Realtek's website seem to go through and install fine (even give the option to repair/remove), but nothing new appears in the Network Connections window. I just have my Local Area Connection 2 up there for VPN... bah.

Funny, though - with all these hardware changes, XP didn't ask me to reauthenticate...

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10. Re: No subject Jan 5, 2008, 19:34 Dan =0)
 
You need a vocalist? To bad you aren't really in a neaby van, I'd be in!

Same here! I have a relatively decent voice (or from other people, a great/lovely/good voice), and can probably get away with keyboards... oh right, rock bands don't use keyboards. Well, I can always take along my keyboard controller and fake it.

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5. Compy: Resurrection Jan 5, 2008, 19:19 Dan =0)
 
Well, I finally broke down and went over to MicroCenter tonight to pick up a Xion 450W power supply, AMD Athlon AM2 socket CPU, an AM2-compatible motherboard (ECS, not my first choice, but it was on sale), and Buffalo memory (1GB, $13.00 after rebate).

I'll be tooling the thing together tonight, hoping my x700 vid card still works... though I can at least work with onboard video (nVidia Quadro-based) if the x700 doesn't.

As long as the system as a whole works...

Gonna be in Live Chat if anyone wants to, um, chat.

Dan =0)

EDIT stuff: gah. it's this board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135067&Tpk=ecs%2bgeforce6100sm

and I'm seeing this in the specs:

PCI Express x16 - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (runs in x8 mode)

If this is true, then why have a PCI-E x16 slot at all...?

(Yes, it's v 1.0A..)

more EDIT stuff: Okay, never mind on the x8 concern - a friend of mine mentioned that most (current) video cards don't use the full 16-lane bandwidth, so until the next generation of cards comes out I should be okay. It was a bit confusing when I read that spec, though. I'll let you guys know how I make out with the buildout.

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9. Re: No subject Jan 1, 2008, 21:30 Dan =0)
 
gokart of a Saturn

1998 Hyundai Elantra wagon here... kinda scary going through CT at 50MPH on I95 and I84 with partly-bald front tires yesterday morning...

Once I got into Massachusetts I got off the second (third?) exit which dropped me off onto route 20 in Palmer (waaay past west of Worcester, in the middle of the state!). I took that eastbound all the way home, save for a stop at the local Denny's that I used to frequent, for a quick driving break...

EDIT: Discussing timing belts now, as the one on my car has to be done (it passed 60,000 miles on the way back). Easy job or no?

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4. Re: No subject Jan 1, 2008, 21:06 Dan =0)
 
I got my 8800GT 512mb overclocked edition yesterday!

Nice.

I got two brand-new all-weather tires and an alignment for my car, so I can finally grip the road and not worry about veering off course while holding the steering straight. I could've bought a new mobo and proc for the money spent, but road safety is just a wee bit more important.

Ach well.

In chat now, if anyone's around.

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37. Re: Happy New Year Jan 1, 2008, 02:30 Dan =0)
 
Happy new year to everyone!

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10. Re: Chili Mouth Dec 31, 2007, 05:21 Dan =0)
 
Hey everyone.. literally 20 21 minutes ago I pulled in from a long-ass drive back from VA... many reasons why it took much, much longer than expected, but anywho... just wanted to say (relating to this thread, kinda) that I visited Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street in DC, and that has a hell of a lot more atmosphere (IMHO) than a lot of places I know of in Boston, combined... and their chili dogs are great, too.

Oh yes, and Bill Cosby eats there free.

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8. Re: No subject Dec 25, 2007, 19:09 Dan =0)
 
Merry Christmas everyone!

EDIT: Oh, and as well to Enahs, ya filthy Oklahoman Arkansas tard!

Peanuts and socks from the in-laws to me (no joke!).

And yes, get well soon, Mrs. Warhawk!

Dan =0)

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12. No subject Dec 25, 2007, 00:53 Dan =0)
 
From yesterday (well, two days ago, really):

You realize that Helmann's and Best Foods are the same. right?

You learn something new every day, WH...

Vesele Vanoce, everyone!

My mother, sister, brother-in-law, nieces and I already had Christmas on the 24th... will be going to brother-in-law's family's house for their Christmas (on the 25th) in... oh 12 hours. This does not mean I'm necessarily getting presents both days. I actually know I'm not getting (or giving) anything between myself and that extended family... more on that in another post in, um, 20 hours or so.

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14. Re: Virginia Dec 24, 2007, 02:05 Dan =0)
 
Thanks!

I was thinking more along the lines of "pull over the side of the road and have a quick Kodak moment", though.

That'd be a little difficult on the highway, but if I ever need to stop for gas/food/other stuff I might as well take a little leisure time and snap a few shots.

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12. Virginia Dec 24, 2007, 01:24 Dan =0)
 
Hey guys,

I'm going to be heading down to Virginia (by car, from MA) in a few days (26th) to visit a schoolmate, and will be sure to take my camera for photos... any points of interest there or along the way? Any recommended eating establishments?

Any sections of road to avoid due to heavy traffic, etc?

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11. Re: No subject Dec 24, 2007, 01:22 Dan =0)
 
Bah. Miracle Whip is like water to me. No taste...

No, wait. Miracle Whip tastes worse than that to me...

Helmann's Mayonnaise all the way for me!

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10. Re: National Treasure 2 Dec 23, 2007, 13:29 Dan =0)
 
Everybody here f'ing hates the first AVP movie while I found it to be decent.

Hey now, I actually enjoyed it as a brainless action flick.

Looking forward kinda to the sequel, too...

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6. Re: National Treasure 2 Dec 23, 2007, 10:57 Dan =0)
 
PHJF: Actually, considering the party wanted me to decide, being that it was my birthday party, I swung my vote toward NT2 because I realized there were a couple members of the group who definitely did NOT want to see Sweeney Todd.

I do, however, disagree with Enahs in that I think I would have enjoyed Sweeney Todd on the big screen, if I'd go see it with friends or by myself... plus the crowd "fun" factor would weigh in on that one, too (think "Rocky Horror Picture Show", or "Freddy vs Jason").

Just my two cents ($10?).

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3. National Treasure 2 Dec 23, 2007, 02:33 Dan =0)
 
Saw it tonight with friends for my "surprise" birthday party tonight - apparently the number of friends who were actually coming was revealed to me by one of my roommates in a slip-up a couple days ago - after dinner, and I must say that the Goofy short that preceded it had me roaring in laughter.

The movie itself was okay, though Diane Krueger was hot and classy-looking as usual.

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4. Re: Holy crap Dec 22, 2007, 02:51 Dan =0)
 
Amphibian Man

Sounds like a Sci-Fi "Original Movie"...

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29. Re: Compy Question Dec 21, 2007, 22:36 Dan =0)
 
So, I'm replying to my own post...

Anywho (yes, it's 10:30pm or so), memory's installed - bumped up to 768MB, and significantly faster. Whatever I did inside the case blew away whatever Windows remembered about ANY of the hardware, so it's in process of reinstalling all drivers...

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28. Re: Compy Question Dec 21, 2007, 20:14 Dan =0)
 
Hi guys,

Thanks to Enahs for the suggestions last night regarding the computer - I'm on it right now (XP Home SP2 w/ 256 MB of RAM.. ugh... I told the family that owns it what to get 6 months ago for RAM, and they haven't gotten it!).

The video card in question is a Radeon 9200 type card from XFX with VGA and S-Video out. There's also an onboard Intel graphics chipset, but they're not using that at all. Anyway, I tried updating the vid driver for the XFX through WinUpdate (bad idea) and it turns out that it only updates the primary driver (updated to 2006...), and not the one for the secondary (still stays at 2004 vintage). I'm rolling back the drivers now, and am going straight to the original source - ATI - to see if there's anything more recent...

I did test RealPlayer playback with their most recent item having been played... one of the Czech TV channels - NOVA (no relation whatsoever to the science program). I would even go so far as to say that it is not at all safe for work - at least in the US - due to extreme lack of clothing, and an extreme abundance of... positions.

Guess I caught the channel at the right time. It'd be a little after 2am there, I think.

Dan =0)

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27. Re: No subject Dec 20, 2007, 22:34 Dan =0)
 
30 you say?! So when can we expect the red porche purchase?

I do not care for Porsches much.

An Ariel Atom, on the other hand...

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