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Out of the Blue

We had some technical difficulties here in the Blue Tower this morning. It turns out there was a problem with the dreaded flaky cable, which is annoying, but at least fixing it was easy enough, once the problem was properly diagnosed.

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15. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2011, 20:28 Sepharo
 
Blue wrote on May 25, 2011, 18:17:
Ant wrote on May 25, 2011, 05:41:
What cable, Blue? Network? Did your dog(s) chew on it?

Yeah, a piece of Cat5 Ethernet cable. No dog damage, it just rolled over and played dead in that way that only Ethernet cables seem to do.

Huh? I'm still using 25 yarders we bought at computer shows as kids, they're 11 years old now. Though the plastic tabs to secure them fell off in the first year... LAN hard.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2011, 19:25 xXBatmanXx
 
Blue wrote on May 25, 2011, 19:18:
Ant wrote on May 25, 2011, 18:26:
Ah. I can't recall mine doing that at work and home. How old was it?

Old enough that I can't remember buying it.

So it wasn't soft plastic coating anymore? I have had some of them crack from the plastic getting brittle.....you probably get better speeds and less packet loss with a new or newer cable. The frequencies are so much better in the last few years.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2011, 19:22 Ant
 
Blue wrote on May 25, 2011, 19:18:
Ant wrote on May 25, 2011, 18:26:
Ah. I can't recall mine doing that at work and home. How old was it?

Old enough that I can't remember buying it.
Wow. Haha.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2011, 19:18  Blue 
 
Ant wrote on May 25, 2011, 18:26:
Ah. I can't recall mine doing that at work and home. How old was it?

Old enough that I can't remember buying it.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2011, 18:26 Ant
 
Blue wrote on May 25, 2011, 18:17:
Ant wrote on May 25, 2011, 05:41:
What cable, Blue? Network? Did your dog(s) chew on it?

Yeah, a piece of Cat5 Ethernet cable. No dog damage, it just rolled over and played dead in that way that only Ethernet cables seem to do.
Ah. I can't recall mine doing that at work and home. How old was it?
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2011, 18:17  Blue 
 
Ant wrote on May 25, 2011, 05:41:
What cable, Blue? Network? Did your dog(s) chew on it?

Yeah, a piece of Cat5 Ethernet cable. No dog damage, it just rolled over and played dead in that way that only Ethernet cables seem to do.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2011, 05:41 Ant
 
What cable, Blue? Network? Did your dog(s) chew on it?  
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8. Re: Screenshot software? May 24, 2011, 22:19 PHJF
 
aaannnddd done with Witcher 2. I was really hoping for more open world. Act one has a little forest with a semblance of exploration to be had, but act two trims things down and act three is completely linear. Witcher 1 had a lot more "witcher work" to be done.  
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7. Re: Screenshot software? May 24, 2011, 17:19 Fibrocyte
 
Checkout the apps by TechSmith. They may be helpful and for screenshots they have free offerings.  
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6. Re: Screenshot software? May 24, 2011, 16:00 PHJF
 
Run the game through Steam. A lot of games support the Steam overlay and screenshots even though they aren't Steam games.  
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5. Re: Screenshot software? May 24, 2011, 12:47 kanniballl
 
Doesn't FRAPS allow for screenshots?

It's probably not open source but I thought there was a free/lite version.

 
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4. Re: Screenshot software? May 24, 2011, 12:21 xXBatmanXx
 
jimnms wrote on May 24, 2011, 12:20:
No, it's not Steam, it's got one of those round shiny things you have to put in your computer.

Have you tried adding the cdkey to steam?
 
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3. Re: Screenshot software? May 24, 2011, 12:20 jimnms
 
No, it's not Steam, it's got one of those round shiny things you have to put in your computer.  
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2. Re: Screenshot software? May 24, 2011, 12:07 nin
 


Are you running it via Steam? They added that to Steam awhile back.
 
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1. Screenshot software? May 24, 2011, 12:02 jimnms
 
What's a good free (preferably open source) software for taking screenshots in games that don't have built in SS capability?

I started playing GTA: IV again, and wanted to take a screenshot of something. I used IrfanView in the past, but for some reason it's not working anymore. I just get a black screenshot whether I use its screen capture utility or pressing print screen and paste. It might be a Windows 7 thing because I think I might have been running XP when I used it before. I tried running it with admin rights, but that didn't work either.

I ended up turning to XFire, since I had it installed, to get the shot. Then I downloaded and tried out a few that I found with a quick search. I found one called Greenshot that looked promising, but I get the same black screenshot as I do with IrfanView. I downloaded the free version of FRAPS for now, but I just want something to take screenshots with.
 
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