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Forum: Chit Chat 06-05-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By adragons
Re: Lazy mouse

Drags as in decelerates? or Drags as in just moves slower?
I've noticed it goes slower in WC3 as well. All I can offer is that your friend change the speed of the mouse (control panel -> mouse ->...
Forum: Chit Chat 04-17-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By adragons
Re: microsoft powerpoint pathing animation NEED HELP ASAP

I've never heard of such a thing for powerpoints...
Forum: Chit Chat 04-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By adragons
Re: How do u delete comp memory??

I assume your talking about the pagefile...

goto system properties (right click on my computer->properties)
advanced-> settings -> advanced -> change (virtual memory).

I'm pretty darn sure you...
Forum: Chit Chat 03-18-2007
Replies: 501
Views: 27,711
Posted By adragons
Re: Post your desktop

Yeah but... I'm a huge anti-fan of norton.
Forum: Chit Chat 03-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By adragons
Re: Headphones, help!

aw... I hate the in-ear/earphone kind. Headphones are much better at handling bass.
Forum: Chit Chat 03-13-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By adragons
Re: Laptop question.

Well, if it hasn't overheated before, it could be:
the fan or maybe a build up of dust

If you don't feel comfortable checking these things yourself, by all means take it to a pro.

Generally...
Forum: Chit Chat 03-13-2007
Replies: 318
Views: 18,984
Posted By adragons
Re: The Funny Pics Thread

http://crazy.codetroop.com/randimg/?roundabout.jpg
http://crazy.codetroop.com/randimg/?1800s.jpg
http://crazy.codetroop.com/randimg/?drunk.jpg
http://crazy.codetroop.com/randimg/?apple_weed.jpg...
Forum: Chit Chat 03-10-2007
Replies: 501
Views: 27,711
Posted By adragons
Re: Post your desktop

from somewhere earlier in this thread: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/23369316/
I use icon tweaker: http://joost.endoria.net/home
with this theme pack:...
Forum: Chit Chat 03-10-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 1,945
Posted By adragons
Re: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista?

Just stick to XP, and maintain it well. Like don't use administrator accounts, don't fuddle with the registry etc.
Forum: Chit Chat 03-10-2007
Replies: 501
Views: 27,711
Posted By adragons
Re: Post your desktop

:) I enjoyed looking at the various desktops. So heres mine:
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/6563/sscx6.th.png (http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sscx6.png)
Forum: Chit Chat 03-10-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 1,945
Posted By adragons
Re: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista?

I'd vote XP pro, but not XP 64. If you turn off non-essential services in XP-Pro, its really lightweight/fast (especially off of a fresh install).
Forum: Chit Chat 03-10-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By adragons
Re: Flash speeds

True, but do you ever watch music video ones? Sometimes the authors turn down the quality because the animation will slow and music will get out of synch. And yet, there is virtualy no actionscript...
Forum: Chit Chat 03-08-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 1,048
Posted By adragons
Re: Good gaming monitor?

My only beef with CRT's is the heat they pump out. Makes rooms too hot for this Canadian. Otherwise they're great.
Forum: Chit Chat 03-08-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By adragons
Flash speeds

So a friend and I were arguing about what slows down flash applets the most:
the actionscript, or the graphics.

The arguments were that actionscript is level 3 code, and has to be translatted,...
Forum: Chit Chat 03-06-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 1,048
Posted By adragons
Re: Good gaming monitor?

Lol, a monitor is vista ready if it can display colors at 640x320. no problems that you should worry about. Its just advertising.
Forum: Chit Chat 02-20-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By adragons
Re: Cooking your PC?

How? Because many people haven't seen it before.
also, what are you advertising? link directly to the article http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/09/strip_out_the_fans/
Forum: Chit Chat 02-20-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By adragons
Re: Need a FTP

You need to learn to use www.google.com
http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/ - ftp
Forum: Chit Chat 02-11-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By adragons
Re: bunch of questions

If you've got the money 2gigs is better. I'd estimate that you could play anything that required 2.5ghz or less.
Forum: Chit Chat 02-09-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By adragons
Re: bunch of questions

Probably not, but Vistas new superfetch/memory management system _actualy_ improves speed overtime.
Forum: Chit Chat 02-09-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By adragons
Re: Choosing a laptop for my sister

Of course you can. I linked to a dell page previously, and it lists some $700ish cad notebooks with more than great specs for WoW....
Forum: Chit Chat 02-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By adragons
Re: Windows XP Themes

Yes - definitely use the patched uxtheme method. It works great and doesn't slow down your computer anymore with 3rd party apps.
Forum: Chit Chat 02-06-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By adragons
Re: Major Computer Trouble

Sounds like a video card problem to me... I recommend you physically remove your graphics card and inspect it for physical defects - just to be safe.
Forum: Chit Chat 02-06-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By adragons
Re: Way to slow down internet?

Do all three, and get a key logger ;)
Forum: Chit Chat 01-30-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By adragons
Re: HTML Tables

...No one was ever talking about making a mobile-phone page just for kicks...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-30-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By adragons
Re: [H] WMP on webpages

Clean: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm

Could it be a performance issue? (Like is your system >7 years old?)
Forum: Chit Chat 01-30-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By adragons
Re: HTML Tables

Isn't that almost exactly what 'making a separate page' is?
Forum: Chit Chat 01-27-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By adragons
Re: HTML Tables

Use google as a reference. http://www.google.ca/xhtml vs http://www.google.ca/
Should be about 155 pixels wide. Phones vary greatly, some might have larger or smaller displays.
Unless your...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-27-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By adragons
Re: HTML Tables

If your getting mobile visitors, you should just create another page for them, instead of trying to shrink your existing one =/. Its a load easier.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-24-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By adragons
Re: HTML Tables

@NectarSweet,
I never said tables were inferior/superior I was merely challenging Milosevic on his view that 'tables are bad'. Though I agree with your points.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-21-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By adragons
Re: HTML Tables

My thoughts as well. As far as I know, tables render the same on every browser, so there is no compatibility issue... Also, it never hurts to use a tool (that wont be damaged) for another purpose...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-20-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By adragons
Re: Virtumonde problems...

took me 1 google search:
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2003-120914-4108-99&tabid=3
Forum: Chit Chat 01-20-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By adragons
Re: HTML Tables

Care to explain why tables are bad?
Forum: Chit Chat 01-09-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By adragons
Re: Malware problems

I agree 100%. Ubuntu is the best of the linux desktops (IMO), but also in my opinion, nothing beats windows. Keep an anti-virus/malware (combo program) running and it saves a lot of head ache.
I...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-07-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By adragons
Re: Malware problems

Well there is a large ubuntu (linux) craze right now. You can even get some cds shipped to you for free. Its a non-microsoft system, its free, frequent updates (safety), easy to use.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-05-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By adragons
Re: HTML Tables

You could just split the table into two
Forum: Chit Chat 01-04-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By adragons
Re: Ebay G Card

There exists PCI-E 1x, 4x, 8x, and 16x

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:PCIExpress.jpg
Forum: Chit Chat 01-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By adragons
Re: Ebay G Card

Yes, you need pci-e 16x for that graphics card.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By adragons
Re: Ebay G Card

Make sure you mobo is pic-e 16x. There are different interface speeds.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-03-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By adragons
Re: Choosing a laptop for my sister

Yes really. I cannot recall which things were not loaded be the most obvious was themes.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/upgrading/sysreqs.mspx says that features are limited.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-01-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By adragons
Re: Choosing a laptop for my sister

You're mostly right, but it also means that windows turned off non-essential features.
Forum: Chit Chat 12-30-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By adragons
Re: Choosing a laptop for my sister

Oh I see what you mean. But thats only a 'what if' case (What if the system has no ram left). Yes, if there isn't any ram available, then that causes problems, but windows uses ram based on how much...
Forum: Chit Chat 12-30-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By adragons
Re: Choosing a laptop for my sister

yeah, and isn't the hard drive much slower than the ram?
Forum: Chit Chat 12-28-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By adragons
Re: iPod help!

Hear hear! I wouldn't hate it so much if I wasn't forced to download itunes if I want Quicktime. (This is not the case now, but it was a while ago.)
Forum: Chit Chat 12-28-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By adragons
Re: Choosing a laptop for my sister

Yah, machines with lower ram start up slowly (So I go make some coffee :twitch: ), but I think that its more related to the slow hard drives/cpus associated with older ram.
Forum: Chit Chat 12-28-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By adragons
Re: SWF Embedding

Ohh.... Yeah I didn't try that. That might present a few problems. But just to let you know, I tried with Firefox :)
Forum: Chit Chat 12-28-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By adragons
Re: Choosing a laptop for my sister

lol!
Its not magic lol. uTorrent uses next to nothing, winamp also is relatively easy on the resources - and firefox uses the most memory. I'm not trying to convince you dog crap can fly planes, or...
Forum: Chit Chat 12-28-2006
Replies: 26
Poll: HDD Space
Views: 785
Posted By adragons
Re: HDD Space

How can anyone have 0gb or less than 1gb? Still using those 20mb drives are we?
Forum: Chit Chat 12-27-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By adragons
Re: SWF Embedding

Its bad by practice but somtimes it can be really useful to bend a guidline.
Forum: Chit Chat 12-27-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By adragons
Re: Choosing a laptop for my sister

What? What were you doing with it? I know 256megs is low by todays standards and wont give you tons of multitasking capabilities, but I frequently use a 256meg machine (w/ win xp) and have firefox, ...
Forum: Chit Chat 12-23-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By adragons
Re: Choosing a laptop for my sister

I haven't tried with the minimum, but I played the WoW beta on a 1.1ghz Athlon with 768megs of ram and the integrated geforce 2 gffx chip. It ran fine. I don't see why 800mhz is ludicrous.
I used...
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