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Turahk Master of Fear

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    Save me some time and just laugh in my face right now. Yeah, it's that bad.
  1. I've been thinking about streamlining the style sheets on my employer's website by cutting down the lines of code so they'll load faster. Right now we have a structure that resembles this in a lot of places: h1 { font-size: 2em; font-family: Georgia, New Century Schoolbook, Nimbus Roman No9 L, serif; font-weight: bold; color: #003399; } h2 { font-size: 1.4em; font-family: Georgia, New Century Schoolbook, Nimbus Roman No9 L, serif; font-weight: bold; color: #003399; } h3 { font-size: 1.2em 0; font-family: Georgia, New Century Schoolbook, Nimbus Roman No9 L, serif; font-weight: bold; color: #003399; } h4 { font-size: 1em; font-family: Georgia, New Century Schoolbook, Nimbus Roman No9 L, serif; font-weight: bold; color: #003399; } ...but I'd like to experiment with grouping attributes like fonts and colors that happen to be common to several selectors: h1, h2, h3, h4 { font-family: Georgia, New Century Schoolbook, Nimbus Roman No9 L, serif; font-weight: bold; color: #003399; } h1 { font-size: 2em; } h2 { font-size: 1.4em; } h3 { font-size: 1.2em 0; } h4 { font-size: 1em; } The benefits that I see to this approach is I could update a list of selectors that are all assigned a font/color rather than individual properties and attributes for each element which makes it easy to say "make all of these this color" and, like I said before, hopefully cut down on the amount of code the browsers have to load. Am I missing something though? I haven't seen this kind of approach used very often.
  2. Adobe InDesign CS3 renders pages slowly sometimes when I'm scrolling (about 20 images per page, 8MB each on average). This is in "typical" display mode, if you're wondering--not overprint preview. Task Manager shows minimal load on the CPU and not too big a PF usage, so I'm pretty sure the bottleneck isn't in the CPU/memory. Would getting a graphics card help or is it just slow because it's having to read several files at once? Note: I've been using the F3 to store all the linked files in my project. What I'm working with: Lenovo "ThinkCentre" Machine Type: 9486 / Model Number: F4U Motherboard: Stock Storage: 160GB WD Blue (WD1600AAJS) for OS and Program Files ; 1TB Spinpoint F3 (HD103SJ) for large file storage CPU: Athlon Dual-Core Graphics: on-board Memory: 2.75GB Everything's stock except an added memory stick or two (unsure of the size/brand/model, I didn't install it) and the extra HDD. We've had this machine for about half a year now. I use two displays: 1440x900 and a 1024x768. The smaller one is so I can drag stuff from Explorer and stuff like that.
  3. You might have a point there. According to WikiAnswers, mineral oil freezes at around -30C. However, a solution of 70% Ethylene Glycol (antifreeze) and 30% water has a freezing point of -51C. This concentration does have a lower boiling point than mineral oil, but if you're running the system cold it shouldn't be a problem. Basically I think a system with refrigerated antifreeze in the form of a traditional water cooling rig (replacing the radiator with a refrigerating system, of course) will be more effective than submerging the system in oil. Hmm... I wonder if you could submerge a computer in distilled water? Because pure H2O by itself won't conduct electricity. You would have to be absolutely certain there are NO ionic substances ANYWHERE though. And it would have to be sealed permanently and guarded with your life - imagine your baby brother dips his grubby, sweaty little paws in and the whole thing blows up!
  4. I believe in God. I'll acknowledge that a LOT of Christians (and a few church denominations) are divisive, judgmental, small-minded, and even sometimes outright hateful, but they go against what the core values of Christianity are: to love God and love OTHERS, and to make disciples. I was a rabid little conservative when I was still a teenager being homeschooled, trolling for debates on blogs and forums, and in hindsight it was NOT right--I mean, what better way to love someone than to insist that their life's philosophy is all wrong and they're going to hell? "Golly, why won't they listen to me?" Good thing I'm past all that now. As far as science and philosophy are concerned, I for one would rather believe I was created by a higher power than believe I'm descended from inanimate matter that slowly evolved over millions of years. Regardless of what scientists try to say about the matter. And I think I'm all the happier for it (you can blame it on "blind faith" if you want, but that's a whole 'nother can of worms). So why should I believe there is no God if my belief makes me value myself as a person and causes me to show kindness to others? You can tell me that I'm missing out on a life of ., drugs and rock n' roll (I'm paraphrasing a poster from the first page I guess), but I can honestly say after coming out of a pornography addiction that it feels great not having that control my life. And my friends who have overcome some of life's pleasures that I haven't experienced (alcoholism [though I enjoy a drink or four now and then ], hard drugs and .), have told me I'm not really missing much. I know you'll hear from a lot of Christians that will tell you "oh, but I'm not that kind of Christian" to throw you off the scent (and I guess I'm one of them), so I want to note here that theology (study of God) does have a lot to do with the God argument and claims we can make about lifestyles and things of that nature, just like there are different theories and lifestyles that some atheists subscribe to that other atheists wouldn't agree with. I'd imagine many atheists feel like they live happy, fulfilled lives just like many Christians do, or even better. The same can go for any other religion as well. I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't look down on a whole group of people because you've seen some that act like jerks. Even if you find something in their belief system that tells them to be jerks, STILL, reserve judgment until you see how they treat others and what their life is like. As Ted would say, be excellent to each other! (Not sure if I agree 100% with Bill though--"party on, dudes" is a rather general exhortation)
  5. I watched this, and went on the best tangent ever: SYSTM (YouTube channel) They did that aquarium oil-cooling kit, and it turns out a lot of other crazy stuff not even related to PC's, but just awesome stuff in general, like night vision and alcohol distillation. One thing they mentioned, that I actually suspected at first but couldn't find any data to confirm, is that oil is not nearly as good as water at conducting heat, and while it might be more conductive of heat than air, the fact that it has a higher resistance to flow means it won't be a big improvement, if any, because it'll want to stick around more. So an oil-submerged system might look dead sexy (heck, it could even spark a conversation with a girl) but it couldn't out-perform a water cooling system.
  6. Uh-oh... for college, you say? If you can afford it, get something shiny from Apple, or those hipsters at the coffee shop are gonna give you some weird looks!
  7. Okay, I asked the guy I work under wtf is going on... this is our crazy plan: Right now we have our Gateway "server" with the 200GB internal drive running a file synchronization with an external 750GB drive on his workstation every night. The plan is, now, to move all the media files off that server onto my workstation's new 1TB F3, and synchronize those files with that same 750GB external drive on the other workstation for now, until we need more space. We'll continue to use the old server as the host for our office database (accounting, CRM, inventory, etc) and run synchronizations. What do you think? I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with it... seems a bit hair-brained but it should do "for now"
  8. Just received the 1TB Spinpoint F3 this morning--I put it in my workstation as a secondary drive, currently formatting. I chickened out of the raid... We'll just use scheduled backups or something.
  9. I've been looking at Newegg's deal on the 1TB Spinpoint F3 for $70... looks amazing. I'm thinking we'll just get one and have it run scheduled backups to another drive on the network, like our current one already does. lol @ RTFM... I know I've heard that before, but I didn't recognize it when you took the F out You could've said "run to mama" for all I knew! Oh, and I wouldn't notice any bottlenecks in the hard drive since it's used over our network... and we use some of the oldest crap (old to me, anyway--at least we don't have anything beige)
  10. We're running XP Server, I believe... but if we update the firmware on the motherboard like El_Capitan said we should be cool. What does RTM mean?
  11. Found that first page with the specs already (didn't answer my first question), but I missed the one with the driver updates. Thanks.
  12. So we have all of our files (ALL of them) on a shared 250GB HDD belonging to a Gateway GT5220. We've recently maxed it out, so we need to buy something else to store our files on (lots of images of our product line, past and present). I figure we'll need 500GB MINIMUM, although up to 1TB would be nice. But since we have so much at stake (all of our data) I was thinking about getting two identical 500+ drives and doing a RAID1 for redundancy in case of drive failure. I opened up the Gateway and although the main drive is an IDE, it has four SATA jacks on the motherboard, but I can't tell which revision they are. I'm guessing they're 1.5Gb/s--can anyone confirm that? Second question: Could I set up RAID1 on the motherboard without a controller card? Note: I have PCI, PCI-E x16, and PCI-E x1 slots (1 each) open. Third question: If I can set up RAID1 using the motherboard, would 3.0Gb/s hard drives be compatible if the board is 1.5Gb/s? Thanks!
  13. I see what you mean about the 790x chipset... do you recommend a Gigabyte, specifically, out of brand preference, or because they run cheaper? I didn't state a GPU because that ASUS had integrated graphics... but I'll definitely want the capacity for at least 2 monitors. I'll probably want something cheap/old because I won't be gaming and won't need the fancy shading and stuff. I don't have time atm but I'll check out those cards you mentioned. Thanks!
  14. I'm not sure if I'm sold on getting an Intel system, but I certainly find the other parts you mentioned (power supply, case, and hard drive) compelling. Thanks so much for putting that together. Now I got some more research to do...
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