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  1. Mine is nicer than the one on hack a day. Yeah I get much better reception.
  2. I acquired an Airespace MiniPCI 100mW Atheros a/b/g card at the 6th Hope last month and installed it in my laptop. As you all know, internal wireless antenna's are substandard at best so I also bought an an SMA Female connector w/ pigtail and a Linksys 7dBI high gain antenna. There was a hole in the side of my laptop with a plastic covering. This hole would typically be used for a TV input, but I didn't opt for the TV Tuner option when I orderd my laptop. I removed the plastic covering and secured the SMA connector with a couple washers and nuts. I ran the pigtail through the laptop's internals to the Atheros Card. The results are as follows:
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    VMWare Workstation

    I purchased the new version of VMWare Workstation 5.5.1 Build-19175. It supports 64bit Guest Operating Systems. Already installed XP x64, Fedora Core 4 64bit, and Ubuntu 64bit. All of them work fantasically!!! As an added bonus, it supports 2 virtual processors. Going to try out Solaris later.
  4. What is your favorite anime or what are you currently watching? Just finished watching Chobits, Angelic Layer, and Ah! My Goddess season 1. Currently started watching Ah! My Goddess season 2 which started in Japan last month. ^ ^
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    What is your Favorite Anime?

    What? You don't like Pokemon My GF didn't get into it much at first. She thought it was all robots, graphic violence, and hentai. I had to find stuff that we could both enjoy together. She likes Love Hina and Chobits a lot. I guess because that stuff is less sci fi and more romance. She hasn't really spent much time watching Ah! My Goddess but she will eventually. She likes the music in the show.
  6. Belkin 1500VA (Desktop) Belkin 1000VA (Laptop, Cable Modem, Router)
  7. Yeah I would rather they not put power connections for fans on the motherboard. I don't have any fans connected to the motherboard including the chipset fan. I have a 3 channel 2xHeaders/channel. One channel controls the intake fans, another channel controls the exhaust fans, and the last channel controls the CPU and Chipset fans. This lets me easily create either a positive or negative pressure inside the case. When I'm not gaming, I can turn the fans all the way down to reduce noise. There is also evidence that systems run more stable when fans are not drawing power from the mobo. Whether or not you RMA the board, you might want to try using a fan controller.
  8. Home Owner's or Renter's insurance will cover the cost of the laptop as the insurance typically covers everything in your home, on your person, inside your car, or in a hotel room. Down side is that there will be a deductable. If he is short on cash, that could hurt. I hope he didn't lose anything important, but you have to be careful about identity theft. As a precaution, he should call his bank and notify anyone else he can think of. I had my computer stolen once and I thought my world was over. It was the very first computer I ever built and it was much less expensive and better than anything you could buy retail. I told the insurance company that I built the computer myself and didn't have receipts for each component. They asked me to provide them a list component and their prices. I made a list of all the components and had a local computer shop quote me a price for the whole setup. I faxed the quote to the insurance company. A couple weeks later, I got a check in the mail. Of course I knew I could build it much cheaper than what the computer shop quoted me, so with the money I got, I was able to build a better computer than the one that was stolen.
  9. Optical Drive Floppy Drive Scanner Printer VR Goggles USB Flash Media DV Camera The list goes on and on. You can get expansion cards with ports to interfeace with the devices but the devices themselves are not expansion cards.
  10. I use the X2 Drivers but I'm not sure if it is benefitting anything. My system works perfectly so I'm not going to change it by not using them.
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    FS: Nexland Pro800 & Pro800Turbo Routers

    Daily Bump. Adding more stuff for sale and pics sometime this weekend.
  12. I have the following broadband routers for sale: Nexland Pro800 $125.00 (Includes Shipping Costs in the US) Nexland Pro800Turbo (Dual WAN / Load Balancing) $200.00 (Includes Shipping Costs in the US) These two units were removed from two of my company's offices which have been upgraded with new equipment. Link to Manual: ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_...oAll_Manual.pdf Link to Review http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nexland.php Each unit is in good condition. I have reset each router to the default configuration and upgraded the firmware to the latest version. Each unit includes the original documentation, product CD-ROM, AC Power Adaptor, and NULL Modem serial cable. These are better than anything you can get at Best Buy.
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    Say it ain't so, Microsoft.

    Microsoft is pushing people towards Macs. Not really, but I would move to a Mac platform if they marketed a system even remotely as powerfull has my current desktop for a competitive price. It is a flavor of Unix and I love my Unix systems.
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    Quantum computer works best switched off

    Yes of course it makes perfect sense. In an alternate quantum reality, the computer program is actually running. Maybe I've been watching too much SG1
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    What car are U driving?

    I had a fully restored 78 Datsun 280Z. I sold that in 97 and bought a 1997 Formula Firebird V8 and had a Lingenfelter Stage 1 upgrade kit installed. Amazingly I never got a ticket or even pulled over for that matter. In 2001, I sold the Firebird and purchased a 2001 Explorer XLS. Thinking about selling the Explorer this spring and buying something new. Not sure what yet.
  16. TGM's computer pics always get me hot and bothered for some reason
  17. Putting it in the bottom slot makes no difference in performance. I installed an NV5 Silencer on the video card and it almost completely covered the Evercool VC-RE on the chipset, so I moved it to the bottom slot. This accomplished several things. 1) Chipset temps dropped significantly. As you can see there is no restriction on air flow. 2) Video Card Temps dropped. It is taking in cooler air from the bottom of the case and not sucking up heat radiated by the chipset. 3) CPU and PWMIC temps dropped because heat radiating off the video card is not as close to those sensors and there is less restriction on air flow from the front fans. As you can see, if the video card is in the top slot then the front fans blow all the air underneath the video card and very little reaches the CPU or other components. In the position the video card is in now, air flows across both sides of the card and more cool air reaches the entire system. Everything I did inside my case is very calcuated and I have eliminated any and all hotspots. Anywhere you place your hand inside my case, you will feel nothing but a cool breeze.
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    Third party mail client

    Also, do you have a separate profile for each email account or do you check all your meail servers in the default profile? I'm just throwing things out that could possibly make a difference.
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    Third party mail client

    What version of Outlook are you using? I seem to recall having issues with some older versions but I haven't had a single issue with Outlook 2003 SP2 + Updates.
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    who plays/played Eve online?

    Dungeons and Dragons Online
  21. Yeah but you haven't seen the floor. I cropped that out
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    Which eVGA 7800gt?

    The 517 has the highest overclock of any 7800GT and is the least expensive if any OC 7800GT. This translates to the eVGA 7800GT CO being the best bang for your buck.
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    looking for a new MMO to get into.

    DDO Headstart for Preorders starts Friday. I'm going to be sick on Friday. It is not too late to preorder from EB and get your headstart account key. I think DDO goes live for everyone else sometime next week.
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    who plays/played Eve online?

    AG Plays it. I tried it but couldn't get into it. Maybe if I had a group of friends to play with, I would have enjoyed it a bit more. Now AutoAssault looks great! Several of my friends are in beta and they love it. Until that comes out, I reactivated my WoW account because I miss all my guildies and DDO starts Friday
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