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Is it just me, or does synchronizing one's computer clock online using the internet time function under Windows XP no longer work at all? I mentioned having trouble with this some time ago, but that was solved by finding a new time server with which to synch. This time, however, I have not been able to find any way to get this to work, and of course, it is vitally important that my clock be accurate to the split-second with atomic clock accuracy because… because… Well, okay, it's not that important, but it's still bugging me.

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36. Re: No subject Jan 25, 2008, 11:18 xXBatmanXx
 


Bronco - why not use (read build) dark shadow boxes with some light weight wood.....maybe paint them black on the inside

I thought of that but I think I want the look of acrylic - sort of a late 70's early 80's look.

Werd. The reason I mention is I am doing something like that. I have 3 silver/chrome Batman/Joker/Harley heads fromt he Warner Brothers shop from years ago that I was going to put into shadow boxes.....

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35. Re: No subject Jan 25, 2008, 08:46 Bronco
 
Bronco - why not use (read build) dark shadow boxes with some light weight wood.....maybe paint them black on the inside

I thought of that but I think I want the look of acrylic - sort of a late 70's early 80's look.
 
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34. Re: No subject Jan 25, 2008, 00:43 Cholma
 
[iheck to make sure that the Windows Time Service is not disabled, and that you can UDP to port 123 through your firewall. [/i]

Thanks for this info! I've wondered for some time why I couldn't synchronize, but never bothered to research it. Forwarding the port then rebooting worked like a charm! (using time-a.nist.gov, the us.pool.ntp.org someone mentioned timed out)

 
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33. Re: No subject Jan 25, 2008, 00:04 jimnms
 
What Loose Cannon said, plus I prefer to use SetTime rather than Windows' built in time service. SetTime wont auto update like the built in Windows service, but the time doesn't get out of sync that it needs to be updated more than once a month anyway.

http://www2.p-squared.com:8765/SetTime.php

 
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32. Re: No subject Jan 24, 2008, 18:47  Blue 
 
So when I got a great monitor, it looked "wrong".

A similar thing happens when you fix the factory tuning on a television. The first thing you need to do is turn that "sharpness" slider down to zero. As you do it you will be struck by how much worse the picture looks until you grow accustomed to the lack of artificial edges around everything. After a while your eyes get used to not seeing the crap your TV is adding to the picture and you won't want to change it back.
 
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31. Solution to internet time problem... Jan 24, 2008, 18:01 Lilricky
 
Make sure you use the actual IP address for the server you want to use, not the domain name. Your domain name server is likely the problem, being overwhelmed by hundreds of xp boxes.

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30. Re: No subject Jan 24, 2008, 17:44 xXBatmanXx
 
bat werent you just having a hissy fit over how BAD your 226BW was acting?

I don't understand it, I got my 226CW, plugged it in, set the color innovation mode to "Brilliant" and haven't touched a button on it since.

yup, because my standard for a "good" picture was 1280x1024....and a semi decent monitor. But, as MrGrosser was pointing out, the color is actually more VIBRANT (which looks washed out to me) so I was actually assuming the "so-so" color on my old LCD was "better" than the new 226BW.

I know, sounds weird, just an adjustment I have to get used to. I already had in my mind's eye what the colors were SUPPOSED to look like - which was wrong. So when I got a great monitor, it looked "wrong".

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29. Re: No subject Jan 24, 2008, 17:16 PHJF
 
bat werent you just having a hissy fit over how BAD your 226BW was acting?

I don't understand it, I got my 226CW, plugged it in, set the color innovation mode to "Brilliant" and haven't touched a button on it since.
 
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28. No subject Jan 24, 2008, 17:06 xXBatmanXx
 
Bronco - why not use (read build) dark shadow boxes with some light weight wood.....maybe paint them black on the inside, then be able to slide one of the marquees in....then use that cheap rope light (won't be able to see it anyway) and feed through a hole. Leave a little spot for venting. BING. Perfect. Probably cost all of 20-30 per box....easy little project.

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27. Re: No subject Jan 24, 2008, 17:02 PHJF
 
Well initial impressions are good from ma new fancy Creative Labs fatal1ty headset. It was only $50 after all and foobar sounds pretty slick, and thats not even from my Prelude's DAC (going ToSlink to receiver to analog speakers to headphone jack on the speakers )

It's definitely better than my Tritton AX360 (except it doesnt have the surprisingly bitching bass-tuned rumble) but I guess that isn't saying much. Gonna have to pwn some noobs in TF2 with CMSS3D tonight for the final verdict, maybe hop a Vent/TS server for the mic.
 
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26. Re: Eat Your Buddies in a Blizzard Jan 24, 2008, 16:59 Mr. Tact
 
I need to rethink my WOW playing time!

See the "10 Million WoW Patches" string currently in the popular threads list to feel better about how much time you spend in WoW.
 
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25. No subject Jan 24, 2008, 15:46 strich
 
Bronco,
I've got a good buddy that works for a plastics place like this. I've shot him an email for opinions. I'll let you know what he responds with. He's over at http://www.professionalplastics.com


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24. Opinions Jan 24, 2008, 15:32 Bronco
 
Over the past 4 years I've collected a fair number of old arcade cabinet marquees. Asteroids, Jungle Hunt, Donkey Kong, you get the idea.

Well now I think I want to come up with a way to display them. I'm thinking a shadow box of sorts with back lighting via an series of lights, led maybe?

I'm thinking of working in acrylic, anyone have any experience with it? Good place to buy it? Any tutorials or pitfalls?

If I set it up to hold 5 of them and make it so they can be slipped in and out I could rotate them then, they are all fairly close to the same size.

edit - something like this:

http://www.rplastics.com/komatex.html


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23. No subject Jan 24, 2008, 14:33 strich
 
I don't know if this is the case for you, but I have a close friend who returned soemthing like four high-end monitors (though these were CRTs) several years ago for a similar problem before figuring out that they were programmed to do this intentionally when really bright images were displayed (like a lot of white) in order to protect the monitor from burn-in or something like that.

I figured this was what was happening and was probably a setting somewhere, but i wanted to see if anyone had experienced the same thing. It doesnt occur in games or other apps, but seems to be only when i'm on the www.

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22. Re: Eat Your Buddies in a Blizzard Jan 24, 2008, 14:27 nin
 
I read this question as "Would You Eat Your Buddies in Blizzard?" I need to rethink my WOW playing time!

Ok, so it wasn't just me.



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21. Eat Your Buddies in a Blizzard Jan 24, 2008, 14:24 Kxmode
 
I read this question as "Would You Eat Your Buddies in Blizzard?" I need to rethink my WOW playing time!

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20. Re: No subject Jan 24, 2008, 13:24  Blue 
 
Now that you bring up the 226BW, has anyone had the occurrence of when you open a site page (any) that the screen noticeably dims? Almost like it's taking the brightness out so as to not disturb the eyes. I dont know if it's the monitor or the adjustment software that came with it.

I don't know if this is the case for you, but I have a close friend who returned soemthing like four high-end monitors (though these were CRTs) several years ago for a similar problem before figuring out that they were programmed to do this intentionally when really bright images were displayed (like a lot of white) in order to protect the monitor from burn-in or something like that.
 
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19. Re: No subject Jan 24, 2008, 13:19  Blue 
 
and that you can UDP to port 123 through your firewall

D'oh!!

Thank you.
 
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18. Re: No subject Jan 24, 2008, 12:13 xXBatmanXx
 


That is if you use the smart settings isn't it?

i dont know. that's why i was asking.

Well then turn it off and see.

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17. No subject Jan 24, 2008, 12:07 strich
 
That is if you use the smart settings isn't it?

i dont know. that's why i was asking.

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