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  1. training is annoying.. i had the game for like 3 days then removed it... it annoyed me how every single time i would have to hear the same old lectures over and over again if i didnt complete or pass a training mission.


  2. I can tell you from experience, you want to use the most care possible when using machines. If you don't, they can do some serious bodily injury. You should be wearing shoes, and some safety glasses.

     

    On a side note, that drill looks ancient. Kinda reminds me of the monster 1/2" drill I borrowed from my wife's grandpa to mix some drywall mud a few years back. Pull the trigger and it was on full blast. Not VSR at all...

     

    Of course t_ski!

     

    So many hazardous things have happend to me in my life already that I do know from experience... It also comes from my father as he owns an enormous machine shop and teaches me how to use the tools & machines properly... so when I need to use them, I use them right.

     

    -Tom


  3. Wise words here from Hymn... there is simply too many negative things to say about vista i cant possibly list them all... How ever, i will infact show you something i did to test out whats the deal here with Vista...

     

    this is part of an email/review (what became a document sent to microsofts marketing research team)... that i wrote.

     

    Being quite the enthusiast I am, decided to take Microsofts latest version of Vista for a spin. Hey, what can go wrong? Well... the install was rather easy, and compared to the original beta versions of Vista it did not screw up my bootloader. Microsofts "Win PE 2.0" might not be such a bad thing after all. Everyone knows Vista eats your valuable system resources with useless features such as RSS feed support in a "Gadget" toolbar. Or how about the Taskbar thumbnails, or the new "Flip" feature (alt+tab) with live thumbnails?

     

    Just tonight I was fooling around with Vista and it gave me the great idea to show the true impact of the points explained above.

     

    Here is some brief background information of what my Vista is running off of:

    AMD Athlon 64-bit 3000+ 1.8 GHz (RUNNING @ 2.56 GHz)

    1 GB of Memory (OCZ brand type if that matters... 2-2-2-5 timings if you are familiar)

    nVidia geForce 6800GT - 256 MB graphics memory

     

    Vista is going to require alot of resources, and that is obvious.

     

    Now some quick pointers on whats happening in my basic tests to prove this point:

    I turned the computer on and let Vista boot-up. After waiting for almost nothing to load (because no extra programs are installed), I opened the task manager and went to monitor the performance tab. After letting it poll for CPU usage and Memory Usage through a 30 second period I would then take a screenshot of the window. Now, i did the same on XP and although there were just a few programs having to load during startup, you can easily see the comparison.

     

    View the Screenshot / Comparison of Vista & XP: http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/203/win...mparisonov0.jpg

     

    Both screenshots were taken on my computer, following the steps I listed above.

     

    Now referring back to the subject of this email, Ide have to say Microsofts breakthrough would be for them to make the most inefficent operating system I have used to-date.

     

    Sincerely,

    Tom

     

    And there, those of you who are questioning microsofts new operating system Vista... or get seduced by its looks... or WHAT EVER your desire to buy that operating system is... i would say your crazy.

     

    Micrsoft is claiming Direct X 10 is going to be Vista only, but im sure it will be offered on XP sooner or later slip streamed, hacked into... what ever... to get DX10 on XP.

     

    -Tom


  4. Haha, i know exactly what your thinking... multitasking with the same mouse... Ex: Talk on AIM on one screen while playing a game full screen on the other? I tried that this morning and it was upsettings... From what ive tried you cant do that... Ok, you can have your game full screened and see AIM and Xfire and what not on the other screen while having a game full screen open, how ever when you click to send an instant message on the other screen... the game will minimize on you anyways.


  5. The one I have it setup is I use two Tlines..

     

    first Tline goes right before the Pump inlet then the Tline point upwards for the Drainport,.. 4 inches away from the first Tline that connects to my Drainport on top of chassis is my second Tline that point downwards and connects to a Drainport on the bottom of the chassis, this is my way of draining the circuit.

     

    I have never used water cooling, or experimented with it... but are the fillports / drainports failsafe? In a way they automatically close or lock so no water can come out but things can only come in?

     

    Hows it work?

     

    -Tom


  6. What do you choose?

     

    I ask this because right now im testing my PC with 2 monitors and the downfall so far is while playing CounterStrike Source the crosshair is RIGHT in the middle of the two screens, so you cant see where you are aiming at.

     

    Vote and tell the downfall or benefits of your choice... or why you would choose that in your future.

     

    -Tom


  7. i use air at the moment, and my setup for air is pretty well designed ill have to say :P... in my future i plan on going water though just because i can square what UncleDavid said "Watercooling. It's so much fun modding a case in preparation for the cooling components"... i love to mod things and do fun stuff aside from putting the pieces together.


  8. Its nothing great, i simply did this one for the fun of it... to get the feeling of taking the "clothes" off a processor. I am in the process of cleaning up my computer workbench, getting rid of all the old computers I have that have no use... so i took the processor out of an old AMD board (one of the first), and removed the heatspreader.

     

    Interesting how AMD went from:

    Heatspreader (K6) > No Heatspreader (Duron) > Heatspreader (64 Bit)

     

    Was expecting when i took the heatsink off that it would have no heatsink.. i was wrong... Here is a pic:

     

    DSCN0564.jpg

     

    and here is a small video of it hand-held: video link here

     

    you may notice the bandage on my finger... first time experience something always goes wrong, this time i slice my finger. however, im ok :)

     

    -Tom


  9. Tom, when peeps want something bad enough, they tend to be able to acheive their goals one way or another. The old saying that you can do anything that you want to if you truely desire it and work hard enough towards it, is very true.

     

    There wouldn't be several hundred(?) summits of Mt Everest every year at $60,000US a pop if it weren't. The only thing that gets these people up the mountain is motivation and determination. All the skill and money in the world won't do it, many of the most skilled climbers in the world have failed attempts. Many of these climbers are not rich either, it's not like they have $60K in spare coin lying around. They have the goal and desire, and achieve it by surmounting smaller goals one at a time until the deed is done. That may include things like several years of training, conditioning, summiting other peaks, and raising the money via personal savings and whatever other scemes that they usually get through sponsorship and donations. Once at the base, there is no garuntee they will even get to the South Cole, yet the determined most tenacious of the bunch do, not necessarily the best fit or strongest climbers.

     

    This same scenario can be applied to anything, no matter how small. In fact, the smaller, the better. The whole secret is to break the big tough goal down into smaller easier goals and tasks.

     

    Need a job, for money, for parts -- got a christmas tree gig, great start for the upcoming weeks and should be plenty of hours in there if you're willing because it is hectic selling those things! Don't ask me how I know. :D Good thing to put on your resume. What, no resume? Goal #2: update or create your resume because after xmas you're looking for better work, long term, part or full time, whatever. Save your money, blow half on parts -- you won't feel guilty and eventually you'll have a big chunk saved up that you can and will blow on a big ticket item -- and you should, that's why you saved it.

     

    You think computers are expensive, try modding a car. LOL. :eek:

     

    Back to goals and desires, if peeps want it, they will find a way to get it. I see cars every day that have speakers in them that are worth twice what my computer is worth. :D

     

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    I couldnt agree with you more LithoTech!

     

    Thats going to be how ill have to accomplish my task of a new PC (even though my current one is only 1 and a 1/2 years old)... its going to be a while, i gotta go for something big... QUAD Core :angel: .

     

    Much like UncleDavid how he bought parts as he made money... most likely what im going to do. It even helps to do that because you can make up your mind as progress moves along... and pre-plan ect... much like your comparison to climbing Mt. Everest.

     

    -Tom

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