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Real Name Tim K   
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Signed On Feb 11, 2000, 18:02
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: No subject Jul 2, 2004, 15:33 Atomic
 
Yep. It will definitely summon the Halsy. Kinda like saying Beetlejuice three times.

Hey Blue, how about you add a Halsy's FUD Link of the Day? He posts them pretty regular anyway, might as well give him props.



-TimK(drekhead)

Pascal said, “Reason’s last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it. It is merely feeble if it does not go as far as to realize that.”
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Canada Day Jul 1, 2004, 22:02 Atomic
 
The only thing you've proven is that you are an insufferable boor. These message boards used to be fun before they became a platform for your propaganda.

Also, Dan is right on the money.



-TimK(drekhead)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Canada Day Jul 1, 2004, 14:07 Atomic
 
gotta' maintain an atmosphere of fear to keep the sheeple in line

Isn't that your modus operandi as well? Seems to be based on the questionable links you post here.



-TimK(drekhead)

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News Comments > NVIDIA Linux Drivers
2. Re: No subject Jul 1, 2004, 14:03 Atomic
 
Oh man, that never gets old...

Oh wait...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Power problems Jun 25, 2004, 13:02 Atomic
 
Blue,

You may know this, but FYI for those that don't.

A UPS is great for surges and spikes, but it doesn't do squat for just as deadly brownouts and sags. That is, unless it has a line conditioner built-in (also called AVR -Automatic Voltage Regulation). A UPS without AVR is simply a surge supressor with a back up battery. So, make sure you have one with line conditioning.

I don't think people realize how much bad power contributes to computer problems and general electronics failure. Even if the power is clean coming in, things like an A/C unit or refrigerator on the same circuit as your PC can put huge load load on the circuit every time they cycle.



-TimK(drekhead)

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News Comments > Thief Demo Today
71. Re: XP or 2000 only... May 28, 2004, 23:54 Atomic
 
$3 mouse or $5 speakers counts as hardware, if they even check.



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News Comments > Thief Demo Today
65. Re: XP or 2000 only... May 28, 2004, 21:10 Atomic
 
$141 for XP Pro OEM at Newegg.



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News Comments > Thief Demo Today
49. Re: XP or 2000 only... May 28, 2004, 16:24 Atomic
 
A few hundred for XP? You can pick up XP Home Upgrade for $90. Well worth the price for a current OS

Exactly. I hear that "few hundred bucks" argument all the time, and it's lame. I mean, where do you people shop?

Games are $40 to $50, and you have no problem with buying a game, which is a limited time affair. Yet you balk at spending twice that for your OS, which will probably last you several years?

I don't get it.

-TimK(drekhead)

Pascal said, “Reason’s last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it. It is merely feeble if it does not go as far as to realize that.”
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News Comments > Thief Demo Today
29. Re: XP or 2000 only... May 28, 2004, 14:15 Atomic
 
That numbnut doesn't know what he is talking about. I manage a technical support department, and the problems with Windows 98 outnumber Windows XP 10 to 1. We cringe when the customer says they have 98, because we know it is going to be a long call, often with no satisfactory resolution.



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News Comments > Xbox 2 & PC Hybrid?
5. Re: no way May 27, 2004, 11:55 Atomic
 
What you will end up with is an over-priced console, and a mediocre PC that you cannot upgrade.

No thanks.

-TimK(drekhead)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: OT May 25, 2004, 13:48 Atomic
 
I have no personal experience with the i850, but is listed on both Hawking's compatibility list, and the compatibility list I have from their Chinese engineers. The Hawking print server support IPP, LPR, and their own protocol (the Network Print Monitor) so you should try all three. Some printers will work with one protocol, but not another.

My experience has been that if you can use a printer driver built-in to Windows, you can get it to work with a print server. If you have to use the manufacturer's driver, the odds drop significantly. Even if there is not a specific driver listed in Windows for that model, you should be able to find a compatible driver. For example, the HP Deskjet 500 and 550 driver works for just about every HP Deskjet printer.

The reason that printer manufacturers are doing what you talk about, especially with the lower end models, is because they are no longer interesting in selling printers. They want to sell ink cartridges and other consumables, so they are taking the logic circuits out of the printers and putting them in the software. All the low end printers are anymore is just a plastic box that holds the ink and the paper.

-TimK(drekhead)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: OT May 25, 2004, 12:02 Atomic
 
I support print servers, including the Hawking models, so I think I can answer this.

Zathrus was correct; third party print servers will not work with PSC devices. You would have to go with HP's proprietary solution.

In some cases, you can get basic printing only but you will lose the scanner and other functions. The Hawking USB models do support basic printing for the PSC750 model. You must use IPP, and you would need to install the Deskjet 990c driver.

The PSC is a great desktop device, but it is a lousy network printer. If you want to have a network printer, you might be better off to consider a cheap standalone inkjet or laser printer.

Hope that helps!


-TimK(drekhead)

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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Announcement
24. Re: Not Trauma Apr 20, 2004, 12:52 Atomic
 
Not according to that same article I linked...



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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Announcement
11. Not Trauma Apr 20, 2004, 11:52 Atomic
 
This is NOT the project Trauma is working on for Dice/EA:

http://www.fpscentral.com/index.php?game=3&site=news&id=2991

I suspect Trauma project will be an expansion pack for BF:V.



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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Noisy ads Apr 13, 2004, 16:41 Atomic
 
Ditto, Enahs. I thought it was a Firefox thing, because I didn't see it until I switched.





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News Comments > Joint Ops Demo Patch
17. Re: I forget... Apr 5, 2004, 15:50 Atomic
 
When its a beta demo? Definitely good.



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News Comments > Joint Operations Demo
8. Re: No subject Mar 31, 2004, 13:35 Atomic
 
Been playing in the beta for a while. This game is very addictive, and agreed, doesn't feel like Battlefield at all. I don't know if it's the game or the players in the beta, but there is definitely much more teamwork in this game. Graphics are really good, and it runs smooth on my AMD XP2200 and my ti4800.





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Pascal said, “Reason’s last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it. It is merely feeble if it does not go as far as to realize that.”
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: blow away a cow Mar 26, 2004, 15:32 Atomic
 
nin,

Interestingly enough, CGW has a review of that very system this month. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Here's their bottom line:

If you're looking for a transportable, solid LAN-party box and aren't inclined to build one yourself, then Falcon's got the rig for you. Appreciate, however, that the $1,800 price doesn't include a monitor, keyboard, mouse, or speakers - getting these components from Falcon will add another $325 to the system price. Another downside is that the machine's key components (except for memory) are fixed; in other words, you can't substitute in a Radeon 9800XT video card or AMD CPU. But the box's current configuration is strong enough to play today's games, and leaves you in good shape for upcoming titles like Doom 3 and Half-Life 2.

They also make laptop's with upgradable video now. Alienware has them, and I believe Dell has a model as well. I think the Fragbox sounds like a nice system for the money, and it certainly look cool. I guess it all depends on if he wants to lug around the monitor or not. Laptop is certainly more convenient.


-TimK(drekhead)

Pascal said, “Reason’s last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it. It is merely feeble if it does not go as far as to realize that.”
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Sopranos and David? Mar 25, 2004, 16:07 Atomic
 
Yea, well, not everyone can be married to the Heinz heiress.



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News Comments > Out of the Blue
72. Re: Firefox question for the gurus... Mar 19, 2004, 16:58 Atomic
 
Yep, that's what happened. I had to uninstall Avant to get it to work. Avant hijacked the setting and wouldn't let go.

Thanks for the tip though Bronco!

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