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Forum: Serious Discussion 08-29-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,366
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Net Neutrality

There is an argument for giving higher priority to certain types of traffic; you don't want your business video conferences to be choppy because other people use the bandwidth for porn.

That said,...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-19-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 2,788
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: How 'interesting' is your neighborhood?

hmm my neighbourhood
went to get a pizza the other day, and had to walk past two guys getting beat up because they were wearing the wrong football top
Forum: Chit Chat 08-19-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Have you been to a .....

I spent my weeks paycheck in a night last week ($400), and that was just a good ol' fashion bar

My dilemma, is that I would have a great time in a strip club, but the night after, damn I'd just...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: August 15th 1947, Independence Day - India ~ A discussion thread

My view of India... Hmm.
Honestly, I like many westerners don't know much about India, but there are some things I don't like. Primarily, the treatment of women which kind of makes me wary about...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-10-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: America: Legacy of Fear

fear is a curious thing
female girls have a fear of being raped, but statistically they are more likely to get run over by a car.
My point, is that we fear what is more fearful, and politicians...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-09-2007
Replies: 8,564
Views: 345,226
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Post your picture!

stealthie looks like he should be on a packet of freedom fries. Never before has anyone looked more captain america in my eyes
Forum: Chit Chat 08-09-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: IP Address Renewal

try this:

go to this website
This is the offical dlink website for your router.
On the page, you will notice that there are a number of revisions, so when you find out which router you have,...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-07-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: The Future of the Internet

Not at all, The actual example I gave is irrelevant, I could just as easily have used something insanely specific, but chose something a bit more real life.

And the reason you are doing a search,...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-07-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Notebook Soundcard (5.1 speakers)

if your notebook has an express card slot, which looks like a fat L shape, then you can use the card I suggested
Virtually every modern laptop I've ever seen has such a slot
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-05-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: The Future of the Internet

On a non political note

The internet of the future as I see it, will all be about you being able to actually do something with the immense amount of data availible to you.

As it is right now,...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-05-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Finally getting a new computer

I've been immensely impressed by the IBM Lenovo laptops

I found one on newegg that is around your price range
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834146269

nice form factor,...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Silicon Knights sues Epic Games

I've read about this, and it worries me a lot.

If, as an Engine developer you are not able to provide on your promises in terms of functionality should you be sued?
The ramifications from this...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Maths

good luck, maths is pretty important these days i hear :-)

I'm going into my last year of Comp Sci, get to mess around making compilers and doing an industry project
Forum: Chit Chat 08-04-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Unable to Contact DHCP Server

The most likely problem is the router, since those things don't really take to power surges (which happens with power cuts on both ends sometimes), or outages.

Try reseting the router, then if...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-04-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 863
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Beer Companies

Domestic: Tennents
European: Carlsberg
American: Budweiser

Overall, I'd say the winner would be Carlsberg
Forum: Chit Chat 08-02-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Help with making game setting permanent.

well, I believe you could use deepfreeze to reset the system on each log out.
alternatively

most modern games (those designed to run on XP) save their user settings to the users documents and...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-02-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Notebook Soundcard (5.1 speakers)

3 input notebook soundcard

I think this is what you mean by chords, but if im wrong just beat me up :-)

alternatively, the usb solution
Forum: Chit Chat 08-02-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Notebook Soundcard (5.1 speakers)

perhaps a 7.1 sound card for your laptop would be best?

You can probably find that in some american website i think.

Basically what you are looking for is a "laptop express sound card 7.1"
Forum: Chit Chat 07-30-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Making a site secure

Thats not always the best option to take. Sometimes, when an update rolls they introduce some holes, so technically the best way to go is to use a version or two previous, but patch it to hell with...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-28-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 1,575
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Bad Vista! Bad!

there are also a ton of linux laptop companies you could choose to purchase your laptop on
Forum: Chit Chat 07-28-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 1,086
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Which do you think is the biggest dumbass?

actually they are all possibly the most intelligent people in the world.

They go to a club, get wasted, get pictures taken, then sell the story to a newspaper making millions.
Shit if I could do...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-28-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: [H] Buying a new PC

I wouldn't really reccommend any specific hardware for you, because our needs are different, hardware changes, etc.

However, I will give you some tips and ideas.

You have $1000 to spend....
Forum: Chit Chat 07-26-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Making a site secure

I wouldn't say that they are neccesarily any less secure than the alternatives, but the flaws are often well documented, easy to find and easy to execute

I'd suggest looking at some of the newer...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Internet going berserk?

I'd be surprised if the modem didn't have a web interface, because its the primary way the ISP configures your modem. For example, mine is on the local address 192.168.100.1

Do you have a...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-25-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Internet going berserk?

try completely switching the modem off (at the socket), then switch off the PC.

Switch the PC back on, then switch the modem on.

Once you've done this, try to locate the modem on your local...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-25-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 1,575
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Bad Vista! Bad!

I think its time to note that, with dell you can purchase selected systems with ubuntu installed by default.
There are also a zillion smaller shops which would love you to buy a computer from them...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-25-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Internet going berserk?

Do you connect your modem into your computer directly, or does it go through a router?
Forum: Chit Chat 07-25-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Of Black Screens and Crashing

go into the bios, check that it shows the right amounts of ram, hard drive. If you can view temperatures, check those are not crazy high, as a computer will shut itself down if its too hot.
Check...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-25-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Making a site secure

The problem is that phpnuke (and derivatives, as well as most of the old style php software apps like phpBB) are very unsafe to use.

I'll look for some ideas as to how we can secure it for the...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-24-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: is this good?

you can slave the new hard drive, and just slot it into your computer and it will act like a second hard drive which you can access through your existing machine

or, you can install windows on...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-24-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: How to shut down the PC during night?

yea hibernate can work if you want a faster start up time, but be careful with the programs your running when you are doing it
funky stuff can happen when you hibernate

for example
One program I...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-23-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: How to shut down the PC during night?

theres nothing really wrong with leaving a machine on 24/7, but you are lowering the life of your machine by doing so.
Granted, for most cases this isn't an issue, since we upgrade our machines...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-20-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Cuba Pissed About Nonaccessibility to Export Problems

We live in a real world however, so it would make perfect sense for Cuba to want to trade its resources, in return for other resources because Cuba itself cannot produce everything it needs, and some...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-19-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Cuba Pissed About Nonaccessibility to Export Problems

I'd love for the embargos to be lifted; they only hurt people on the bottom, whilst the top dogs live in comfort.

economic success (seen in the case of china for example) often leads to slow...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-19-2007
Replies: 520
Views: 32,693
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Post your GF (2007 Ver.)

What the Fug, where are all my topless women?!
Forum: Chit Chat 07-19-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 1,482
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Something strange happened to me the other night.

You have to remember it takes a lot of courage to see someone on the street and actually say "I can help this person"

My friend, a psychology undergrad, told me of a study done to find some...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-19-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Cuba Pissed About Nonaccessibility to Export Problems

once the trade embargos came into force, theres nothing that could be done, except for becoming second class citizens of the US
Forum: Chit Chat 07-19-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Cuba Pissed About Nonaccessibility to Export Problems

The rest of the world made Cuba what it is, the people (and government) of Cuba had little say in the matter
Forum: Serious Discussion 07-19-2007
Replies: 167
Views: 7,798
Posted By NectarSweet
Forum: Chit Chat 07-19-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Extra Fan

it should blow outwards, so that hot air is exhausted from the case

and yes, the screw hole should fit fine, so long as you get the correct size of fan on them :-)

If not, I wouldn't worry much...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-17-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Downgrading Vista on a new computer

depends on what you want to do with it, for the average consumer, theres not much difference
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_home_pro.asp
has some comparisions

If you are going to...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-17-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 1,919
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Blizzard working on a new game - Blizzcon approaching!

I'd really like to see them make something totally new

Maybe an RPG set in the modern day or something. No one makes those anymore :-( It's all elves and battleships
Forum: Serious Discussion 07-17-2007
Replies: 167
Views: 7,798
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: To keep and bear arms.

Of course, and again that argument only really works in America, due to the difficulty for the average European to obtain illegal guns
Most laws have the exact same effect (only really a problem for...
Forum: Serious Discussion 07-15-2007
Replies: 167
Views: 7,798
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: To keep and bear arms.

In any western country I know, the police are bound by law to go to the scene of a crime, regardless of where that crime is, so long as the crime falls within the jurisdiction of the police force....
Forum: Chit Chat 07-15-2007
Replies: 8,564
Views: 345,226
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: Post your picture!

cut, gel, mohawk?!
Forum: Chit Chat 07-15-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: How to shut down the PC during night?

shutting your PC down properly at night won't do any damage to your computer, and will actually allow it to last longer.

How you turn it off is important. You should always shutdown properly, by...
Forum: Serious Discussion 07-15-2007
Replies: 167
Views: 7,798
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: To keep and bear arms.

shows that for homicides per 100,000 people America is marginally higher than the world average, whilst the homicides per 100,00 people in the western European countries such as Germany, France,...
Forum: Serious Discussion 07-15-2007
Replies: 167
Views: 7,798
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: To keep and bear arms.

You don't need an M16 assault rifle to hunt deer


Look at it from my (European) perspective.
Crime is a rare thing, it is unlikely that I will be a victim of a serious crime in my life time. ...
Forum: Serious Discussion 07-14-2007
Replies: 167
Views: 7,798
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: To keep and bear arms.

I was merely stating a fact, not implying cause.
A person living in Western Europe is less likely to die as a result of gun crime than a person living in America

The reasons gun crime is higher...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-14-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By NectarSweet
Re: WinAmp Controlling Thingies

Alternatively, for that ultra cool factor:

control winamp from your phone
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Miscellaneous/Infrared-Remote-Manager.shtml
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