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Nickname Dan =0)
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Description Just a guy looking for computer/audio work and gigs...
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Signed On Jun 25, 2004, 06:23
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20. Compy question Dec 20, 2007, 21:38 Dan =0)
 
So, I'm going to quite possibly NOT visit this family I know tomorrow if I can talk them over the phone about how to display video on their (non-HD) TV (or tell them it's not possible) from their basic Dell Dimension system that just happens to have TV-Out, but the situation is thus:

Dell Dimension 2400 (I think?) system has 15" LCD monitor attached via the old D-sub connector, and S-video out is connected to one of the inputs to the TV in their living room.

I'm unclear on this part, but from what I understood, they bought some subscription to watch Czech programs over the 'net via RealPlayer, which displays happily on their LCD, but when switching over to their TV - or if both LCD and TV are displaying the screen otherwise fine, say, like a web page that has an embedded video - the square where the video would be on the TV is completely black. I have to note that, obviously, the TV is displaying at a lower and weird res such that the text and lines come out "fuzzy", though this hasn't stopped my own iBook from playing videos on their TV...

Now, I told them I'd stop by, but I'm unsure if this is even doable due to some weird form of DRM or another video problem. I know that, since last time I was there several months ago, the drivers were up-to-date, but I don't see how the possibility of even a slightly out-of-date driver would prevent the basic concept of playing video of that sort.

All "RealPlayer sucks"-type comments aside, anyone have any suggestions, or know if this should even work? Thanks in advance!

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19. Re: No subject Dec 20, 2007, 21:28 Dan =0)
 
Thanks guys...

I celebrated by having chinese sausage and udon noodles for dinner, after helping my mother's old former neighbor around her shiny new iMac, and shoveling the front and back steps to my apartment tonight. Yay!(?)

Now just listening to music at half speed for the hellofit, 'cause I can... ("Gong" by Sigur Ros).

EDIT: I'm in Live Chat now if anyone wants to converse there.

Dan =0)

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13. No subject Dec 20, 2007, 16:08 Dan =0)
 
From now on, on my future birthdays (such as when I turn 31 a year from today), I will specifically request no chocolate, cookies or candy in abundance, as I've received waaaaay too much of all three today and during the past three weeks...

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1. An industry built on sand Dec 17, 2007, 16:13 Dan =0)
 
Reminds me of a speech Douglas Adams made:

http://www.biota.org/people/douglasadams/

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33. Re: Samsung 4061 Dec 17, 2007, 15:25 Dan =0)
 
Can you post the link to the manual please?

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/200703/20070301133755718_BN68-01178A-00L02-0216.pdf

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6. Re: No subject Dec 16, 2007, 16:28 Dan =0)
 
And by new, it is still the companion cube, but I put a crappy Christmas hat on him/her.

Neat...

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4. Re: No subject Dec 16, 2007, 15:23 Dan =0)
 
I shoveled a path from the backdoor to my roommates' and my parking spots, only to have snow pack falling from the roof...

Same with the front steps... whee!

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3. Re: Star War Turret Defense. Dec 15, 2007, 16:18 Dan =0)
 
Here I was thinking it was goign to be a "Star Wars"-themed turret game..

But yeah, those two are way too close to each other...

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7. Re: No subject Dec 14, 2007, 09:41 Dan =0)
 
Hope you moved your car Dan! hahahahaha

Yup - winter parking ban in Watertown is in effect, to allow for plows, so I can't park on the street; being that I couldn't make it up my hill, I went down to the local CVS and dug out a spot to park overnight. Cops said it was fine as long as I get out of there by 7 in the morning when they start making rounds.

The only towing I'd ever had done was in the case of emergency assistance - car won't start/run, etc.

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4. Re: No subject Dec 13, 2007, 22:45 Dan =0)
 
Indeed. I was pumping tunes from my USB stick along the way, so it wasn't a total loss. The sheer number of abandoned cars along the way, however, was astounding - cars probably having broken down or run out of gas, or perhaps whose drivers had gotten sick of waiting... I managed to get through that without much of an issue, keeping it from 0-20 MPH as the situation permitted.

I'm guessing I just need "snow" tires... or all-weather tires if I don't have 'em on my car. Then again, the Elantra is a very light car, so I may just have to through throw a couple heavy-duty sandbags in the back to give it enough weight to try to make it up the hill. It's got very little traction under the current conditions, in any case... so I see these guys in their SUVs flying down the road, comparitively speaking, and I'm tooling along at 20MPH... and I'm still slipping!

Eh, at least I made it home safely, and my car's in one piece. I just have to make sure I get it out of the lot where I'm parked by 7 tomorrow morning.

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2. Re: No subject Dec 13, 2007, 22:31 Dan =0)
 
We've probably got that much around here (eastern mass) - not a lot by our standards... but certainly enough to prevent my car (and a couple others) from going up the hill I live on... oh yes, commute home? I started at 2pm... got home at 9:30pm. This would normally be a 1-hour commute for me.

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32. Re: No subject Dec 12, 2007, 23:14 Dan =0)
 
And of you tards not played HL2 yet and want a copy? I still got an extra gift, to gift. Know anybody who has not and wants to? I have had the damn thing for months now.

I would. But, I have no functioning computer on which to play it. I figure you couldn't afford Bats' loan/mortgage, but maybe you could set aside a few pennies for a brand-spanking new system for my birthday/Christmas?

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9. Re: No subject Dec 11, 2007, 12:34 Dan =0)
 
in my old apt. the propane heater went out- for a week - in December, no less; I slept in at least two layers of clothes and a jacket during that time, as the temperatures were about freezing...

Not the same as having no electricity, but it sucks all the same.

The entire heating unit wound up being replaced since it was, in fact, so old to begin with that it would have cost more to fix.

In any case, good luck, nin!

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1. Depth-sensing camera... Dec 11, 2007, 11:18 Dan =0)
 
I was amazed when I first read the headline this morning as "Death-sensing camera...". So much for not being awake.

But the tech in the article seems pretty cool - though it's only naturally the next step from using a remote control.

Give me my full-body VR suit, dammit!

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6. Re: Bah... Dec 10, 2007, 23:35 Dan =0)
 
Are you sure socket 754 is correct?
And that is a PCI-x MB, do you have a PCI-X video card, or is it agp?

What kind of CPU do you have and video card do you want to keep for now?

Well, granted I have a socket 939 CPU, but that's prolly already toast anyway.

Yup, I've got a PCI Express ATI card..

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3. Bah... Dec 10, 2007, 23:04 Dan =0)
 
I'm not a big fan of Foxconn, but there's a motherboard on newegg I've found there that's $30, with integrated nVidia graphics:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186067

Get it? Stay away?

I've also found Biostar (blech), Jetway (blech?), and ECS (???). I'm not looking to overclock, but then I don't want to get utter crap either. I loved my BFG Tech board, but it "passed away", along with the PSU, in September. (Yes, it's been that long, folks!).

I'd just prefer to resurrect my system at this point as inexpensively as possible, without sacrificing reliability... (which is why I'd prefer to stay away from the likes of Foxconn if I can help it...).

EDIT: ...and still be able to play the following games, not in any particular order:

SWAT4
Battlefield 1942 (with expansions)
Battlefield 2 (with special forces)
Battlefield 2142
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
MSFS 2004
Far Cry
COD 1
StarCraft (no worries about this)
WarCraft III (no worries about this)
The Movies
FEAR
Half-Life 2 (along with all the crap I got on Steam - CS, HL1, etc)
Project Snowblind
C&C The first decade
Guild Wars (prophecies/factions/nightfall)
American McGee's Alice
GTA: SA
Empire Earth
Rome: Total War
X3: Reunion

On top of this, I really hope my vid card survived so I can drop it on the new(er) mobo..

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16. Re: Go Speed Racer Dec 7, 2007, 21:27 Dan =0)
 
q˙Umm... apparently it's gone )q

I was able to see it again, this time with sound.

I have to saz, WHAT THE F*** was with Emile Hirsche's voice? Speed was not a soft-spoken mamby-pamby.

Eh, just lowers my desire to see the movie that much more... not that it was ever really anywhere near the level of "OMGIWANNASEEITWTFBBQ!!!11!"

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12. Re: No subject Dec 7, 2007, 16:43 Dan =0)
 
And not bad in a good way.

Agreed... Looks like another FF4 or Lost in Space, but somehow worse.

The car looks kinda neat, but I'm not going to pay $10+ at the theatre to see that and a thin, poorly-done wrapper of a plot...

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9. Re: No subject Dec 7, 2007, 16:16 Dan =0)
 
but when I check in the evening... BAM.

Indeed. I frequent the board to read news, yes; but, I post more often in the afternoon/evenings.

Not that I have much to contribute with regard to gaming in particular these days, though.

On another note, snow's coming down here nicely.. it'll be fun driving home with all this soon-to-be slush.

EDIT: Just saw the Speed Racer trailer. I really hope they don't have that background "ramping" effect behind the characters in the movie, as they show in the preview. It works in the 'toons, but not in live-action for me. Too corny, even for Speed Racer... *ducks*

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13. Re: Damn Dec 4, 2007, 15:23 Dan =0)
 
My workplace, friends, etc are all Pats/Sox-lovers. I'm not a big sports fan/nut, so I mostly ignore all the hubbub surrounding that.

That being said, why do you hate Belichek? Just asking, out of curiosity.

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