Out of the Blue

As it turns out, Half-Life 2 not being released is one of my lesser problems of the day. I started out finding a virus on my computer, ended up with a busted network connection after removing it, and now have a semi-hosed Win2K install on my work machine. It took a good bit of doing to get the LAN happening enough to transfer my work across it, and, oh yeah, somewhere along the way I managed to bust a tooth (on a pumpkin seed of all things), so I have an emergency trip to Dr. Toothy to contend with tonight after I get all caught up. Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.

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hmm
Oct 2, 2003, 08:03
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hmm Oct 2, 2003, 08:03
Oct 2, 2003, 08:03
 
I cant understand how people can get all that crap on their computers in te first place...

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Re: Stephen...
Oct 1, 2003, 19:12
46.
Re: Stephen... Oct 1, 2003, 19:12
Oct 1, 2003, 19:12
 
Actually there is a fix for this in the updated version of Ad-aware. I heartily recommend to all of my clients both Ad-Aware (www.ad-aware.com) and that they update it before they use it each time!

If its broken your tcp/ip connect, here is a patch proggie thats worked for my affected clients...(arent they all affected?) http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

To Steve and Creston, I hope this helps

Ron Crowe
PC Labs
www.pclabs.com (blatant but hopefully deserved plug

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Re: No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 12:39
Bronco
 
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Re: No subject Oct 1, 2003, 12:39
Oct 1, 2003, 12:39
 Bronco
 
MrsBlue was using this machine, and managed let something work its way under the wire.

Sure. Blame the wife. That's what I do!



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Re: Thanks guys
Oct 1, 2003, 12:32
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Re: Thanks guys Oct 1, 2003, 12:32
Oct 1, 2003, 12:32
 
CDex rules.

Yeah, I think that's about the end of that discussion.

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Thanks guys
Oct 1, 2003, 12:06
43.
Thanks guys Oct 1, 2003, 12:06
Oct 1, 2003, 12:06
 
I appreciate all the advice. Looking into all the options now.

Cheers!

Creston


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I feel your pain
Oct 1, 2003, 12:01
42.
I feel your pain Oct 1, 2003, 12:01
Oct 1, 2003, 12:01
 
(both tooth and otherwise) Norton protection running all the time on autoupdate and I STILL get a trojan from somewhere (only caught it on the weekly full scan)

Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
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Re: Blue
Oct 1, 2003, 11:54
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Re: Blue Oct 1, 2003, 11:54
Oct 1, 2003, 11:54
 
Can anyone recommend a good ripper, preferably a free one?
I also vote for CDex with lame. Under linux, if you can get grip to work then use that, but my system seems to have trouble with my two CD drives (I think there's some error in my fstab and a wrong symlink or two in /dev, but I have been too lazy to fix it lately). I think my problem came from too much tinkering, not enough paying-attention-to-readmes-and-howto's.

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Re: No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 11:50
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Re: No subject Oct 1, 2003, 11:50
Oct 1, 2003, 11:50
 
Blue why don't you have virus protection?

I do, not that I'm not over the ever-clunkier Norton Antivirus.

MrsBlue was using this machine, and managed let something work its way under the wire.
Stephen "Blue" Heaslip
Blue's News Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, El Presidente for Life
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Re: Blue
Oct 1, 2003, 11:32
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Re: Blue Oct 1, 2003, 11:32
Oct 1, 2003, 11:32
 
Can anyone recommend a good ripper, preferably a free one?

On Windows, your best bet is CDex w/ lame. Completely free, and lame is the best MP3 codec out there. If you're really anal, you can use EAC for the rip and lame for the encode (CDex is just a front end - it'll use whatever you want for the rip and encode processes), but it's of marginal improvement over the paranoid modes built into CDex.

Under Linux, check out Grip.

Between Grip and CDex I ripped and encoded over 800 CDs for my media server.

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Re: Blue
Oct 1, 2003, 11:03
nin
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Re: Blue Oct 1, 2003, 11:03
Oct 1, 2003, 11:03
nin
 
Can anyone recommend a good ripper, preferably a free one?

http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/

Used it for years, and love it. Think it's 15 bucks, but there's a trial download that lets you decide if you like it.

Plus, you pick which codec you want to use (I use LAME)...

Edit: Dumps to wav, mp3, ogg, wma...

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Re: Blue
Oct 1, 2003, 10:39
Bronco
 
37.
Re: Blue Oct 1, 2003, 10:39
Oct 1, 2003, 10:39
 Bronco
 
Can anyone recommend a good ripper, preferably a free one?

http://www.musicmatch.com/

I know the free version has mp3 ripping but I believe it has a cap on the quality level (128kbps).



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Re: Stephen...
Oct 1, 2003, 10:37
36.
Re: Stephen... Oct 1, 2003, 10:37
Oct 1, 2003, 10:37
 
BTW Blue...you didn't have a piece of spyware called "new.net domains" in your Add/Remove Programs, did you? If you use AdAware to remove it, it can seriously tear up your TCPIP stack. I spent 3 hours one day working on a machine, and even removing and reinstalling TCPIP didn't fix it. Since I make a backup with AdAware before hand, it saved me, and I had to restore it from there and then remove it from Add/Remove Programs.

Never just uninstall strange programs you see in your Add/Remove programs list. They are usually there just to get you to try to remove them, at which point they FUBAR your OS. Use something like regclean to just delete them whole from your Registry.

Edit : Urk, I just now saw you were talking about removing it through Ad-Aware. Fucking spyware bastards, deliberately writing software that fucks up through Ad-Aware.
In any case, I've never had any problems with killing stuff straight from the Registry, so it might still be worth a look.

I honestly don't remember where I got my regclean program from, but if you'd like it, drop me a mail at creston@cox.net, I'll be glad to send it to you.

Creston

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Blue
Oct 1, 2003, 10:33
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Blue Oct 1, 2003, 10:33
Oct 1, 2003, 10:33
 
For God's sake, start making daily images of your OS. If a virus fucks it up, put back yesterday's image, voila. I heartily recommend either Ghost or Powerquest.

On a sidenote, I know virtually nothing about music and the digitalization thereof, but I know some of you guys are pretty into that sort of thing, so I'd like to ask a question of you whizzes.

I bought my wife an mp3 player, nifty little thing, it's about half the size of my pinky, but it didn't come with any kind of ripper software, and she'd like to have some of her CD's in mp3 format. Can anyone recommend a good ripper, preferably a free one? I know that Realplayer supposedly can rip mp3s, but I hate Realplayer with a passion that would make many radical muslims ashamed of their lack of devotion...

Thanks in advance.

Creston


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Excusez moi..
Oct 1, 2003, 10:33
34.
Excusez moi.. Oct 1, 2003, 10:33
Oct 1, 2003, 10:33
 
Double post.
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Re: logo
Oct 1, 2003, 09:46
nin
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Re: logo Oct 1, 2003, 09:46
Oct 1, 2003, 09:46
nin
 
Should be on it's way to the other account...

Thanks!

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Re: logo
Oct 1, 2003, 09:38
Bronco
 
32.
Re: logo Oct 1, 2003, 09:38
Oct 1, 2003, 09:38
 Bronco
 
Should I grab the one off your web page?

That one works.

(With as much spam as I get on my hotmail account, I'm kinda scared to open it at work.)

Someone should do a study on how much internet traffic is devoted to delivering spam to Hotmail accounts.


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Re: logo
Oct 1, 2003, 09:30
nin
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Re: logo Oct 1, 2003, 09:30
Oct 1, 2003, 09:30
nin
 
Is the one in your sig correct?

That's odd...but then again, that's hotmail...

Should I grab the one off your web page?

(With as much spam as I get on my hotmail account, I'm kinda scared to open it at work.)

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Re: logo
Oct 1, 2003, 09:13
Bronco
 
30.
Re: logo Oct 1, 2003, 09:13
Oct 1, 2003, 09:13
 Bronco
 
Bronco, your mail should be on it's way to you now...

Did not get it.

Check your Hotmail account - it will have an alternate email address.

Thanks.


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Re: logo
Oct 1, 2003, 06:54
Bronco
 
29.
Re: logo Oct 1, 2003, 06:54
Oct 1, 2003, 06:54
 Bronco
 
Hey, your Eagles looked pretty good this last Sunday - now they need to get that secondary healthy.

I think the Eagles looked good because the Bills had no running game. Their number 1 and 2 starting RBs were out with injuries.

Still, I'll take a win right now. If things break their way I could see them being 3-3 after the next three games.

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Re: logo
Sep 30, 2003, 23:21
WarPig
 
28.
Re: logo Sep 30, 2003, 23:21
Sep 30, 2003, 23:21
 WarPig
 
I'm thinking it may be a flag at half mast sort of thing?

Yeah, that very well could be. Should've thought of that.



Hey, your Eagles looked pretty good this last Sunday - now they need to get that secondary healthy.

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