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SpeedCrazy

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  1. Well i ordered the Lowepro Fastpack 350. Should be here Tuesday then i'll post a mini review.
  2. Good looking gun. Windage and elevation? ROFL I don't think those will do you much good in a self defense situation. Or would be needed. Looking at some reviews of that guns 4" big brother 6in groups at 15yds seems to be real good. So with a 2" barrel i don't think adjusting the sights will do you much good.
  3. I shoot the 9 decently well, but like any beginner, I need more practice. If a 22 can be just as effective, why do people even bother with high caliber guns? A revolver's capacity is a pretty big disadvantage when comparing it to a double stack mag, but my 9mm only takes 7 rounds, and 8 with the extended mag which I don't use. The revolver would take 5, so it's not that big a deal. I'll shoot a .38 revolver sometime soon and make my decision. I'm really hoping I like it because I have a real soft spot for revolvers. "Why do people even bother with high caliber guns?" Why do you want a sports car? Or an overclocked pc? But seriously, in this case bigger can be better. I say that because probably 90% of ccw holders don't practice as much as they ought and therefore that lucky shot we hope they get in needs to count for the most damage it can. And even the best range shooter an go to pieces when in a self defense situation. Sure you could take out your attacker with a .22, but with a 38 your kill zone is a good bit bigger and thus easier to hit.
  4. Glad they got you squared away. The reason i was saying that i would take either over the 9 is simply the possibility of a heavier bullet. At self defense ranges the difference in power will be negligible. Like kyfire said a few well placed .22 shots can stop someone a lot quicker than 1 or more .50 cal shots. I personally wouldn't carry a revolver for self defense, I feel more comfortable with a double stack glock =p , but you came to the right conclusion that you should carry what you shoot best because when the fit hits the shan that is what is going to count.
  5. Very true. I'd try 'em all and just buy whichever feels best and has the cheapest ammo. True, but some may be a bit more effective than others. The force of a 357 would allow for a slight mistake compared to a 38. I'd love to try everything but I'm buying from private sellers unfortunately. Should I wait for a 357 or snatch a nice 38 +p? With the minimal difference between 357 and 38 +p i would say get what is available and spend the extra time at the range so that "mistake" never happens. I would trust a few well placed shots far more than less more powerful shots. Besides, both will have a lot more stopping power than your 9mm.
  6. Very true. I'd try 'em all and just buy whichever feels best and has the cheapest ammo.
  7. Well i was kinda thinking tiger orange but that works. new laptop, this baby is all over 3 weeks old.... Definitely buying something with a return policy.
  8. Why am i not surprised its orange? I looked at that one, but i can't find a version that would take my laptop. The best one i have found so far is the lowpro compudaypack I really wish the camera space was not so marginalized in it, but it does fit up to a 17" laptop. I really like the fastpak, but it supports up to a 15.4" laptop and i'm not sure if i could squeeze my 15.6" into it safely. there are packs out there that will do everything i want, but i rather doubt if they are small enough to take on a plane as a personal item along with my hand luggage.
  9. Yeah, my problem is figuring out which ones will fit. One place says "fits 15in laptop" and means one 15" wide, the next says the same thing and means one with a 15" screen. I have a toshiba bag, probably similar to yours that i have had for years, it fits the laptop and cables with a pocket camera and a few odds and ends but i can't fit my DSLR kit in it. I'll have to see if there is a store somewhere nearby that has more than a few different bags.
  10. Gonna have to join the PSU crowd here. Kinda rams home the point as it isn't even included in the poll.
  11. Hey Y'all, I know we have some photography buffs out there so i hope some of y'all can help me with this. I am going to be doing some travelling in the next few months and i need a bag that can hold my laptop (Dell precision M4800 w/ 15.6" screen) and my Nikon D5100 with all the related cables and accessories. It needs to fairly compact because it will be riding as an extra hand luggage bag on flights and as such will likely end up under my chair or between my legs. My budget is a max of $100, but the cheaper the better so long as its good quality. AKA best bang for the buck under $100. I have been looking at a number of bags, but I prefer to know what actually works for people. Thanks, Speed EDIT: After having been googling this for the past hour i have decided two things: I rather limited my options when i bought such a big laptop, and 2 that for that size laptop >$100 is rather fanciful. So to justify the price hike i am going to add another criteria, it must be able to hold notebooks and such so i can use it when i go back to school in the fall. New budget: Best bang for the buck >$200 Must hold: 15.6" laptop and charger + accessories(mouse and small external hdd) Nikon D5100 DSLR + Charger, external flash and one extra lens(minimum) A few books/notebooks/textbooks.
  12. Man... the level of envy right here is killing me. Sweeeet gun.
  13. I'm thinking this was the problem. But i am running diagnostics as we speak. (After backing up ALL my data) Its not making noises so hopefully its not actually damaged. Thanks for that piece of advice, i had been told(and did) run it as a secondary but no-one said why. I've downloaded recuva but so far i haven't found anything missing. Given the amount of time it spent repairing while in safe mode I'm fairly certain that all the damage was to windows files and not my data.
  14. I'll try it then. Like i said i don't have a huge amount i'd lose, but i don't always remember to save stuff to the right location. So if possible I'd rather be safe than sorry. Unfortunately they are identical in size only. One is a WD Caviar Blue, and the other is a Caviar Black. Interesting development, i loaded linux mint on a live cd and cleaned the good drive off prior to installation, and whilst i was there i decided what the heck lets test the other disk. It returned no errors... so i restarted and switched boot order. Windows loaded in safe mode... i think what happened is that i lost power during windows update configuration as after half an hour in repair mode i am running again. Whatever it may be i am running my back up RIGHT now. Is there any software y'all would recommend to deep test the drive to make sure? If any WD diagnostics tell you it's clean, I'd be happy with that since they're probably what you need to fail for warranty to kick in Warranty... what is this thing you speak of? I've never had a drive die within warranty. I'll run the wd diagnostics in the am.
  15. I'll try it then. Like i said i don't have a huge amount i'd lose, but i don't always remember to save stuff to the right location. So if possible I'd rather be safe than sorry. Unfortunately they are identical in size only. One is a WD Caviar Blue, and the other is a Caviar Black. Interesting development, i loaded linux mint on a live cd and cleaned the good drive off prior to installation, and whilst i was there i decided what the heck lets test the other disk. It returned no errors... so i restarted and switched boot order. Windows loaded in safe mode... i think what happened is that i lost power during windows update configuration as after half an hour in repair mode i am running again. Whatever it may be i am running my back up RIGHT now. Is there any software y'all would recommend to deep test the drive to make sure?
  16. Not real sure, i went to boot it up this morning and it told me to insert a boot drive. So i turned it off and left it in case i was at risk of doing more damage. 1500 for 5gb? I'm am screwd, thats a 500gb hdd..... Ok i can re-install on another drive, are there any free utilities that i could get some off with or do i need to spring for something expensive?
  17. As anyone in the southeast right now could tell you, we are having some rather severe(for this area) weather. And unfortunately its latest casualty appears to be my desktop hdd. I do have my most important files backed up but if possible i would like to try and get the others off. So to that end, what would y'all recommend? I have an identical drive i can copy the files to if i can access them, but i have never done this before so the accessing part is where i need help. Any suggestions? Thanks, Speed BTW, i do know google could help, but i am kinda busy cleaning up the mess from this storm and have already lost power several times so i hope to have an idea of where to start when i get a chance to work on it rather than starting from scratch.
  18. And there i thought i was doing a good job of keeping tabs on this, i didn't even notice. Post updated.
  19. So is it worth a shot with 255.255.254.0? If 255.255.0.0 didn't work then 255.255.254.0 is not going to work either. Are you sure this switch is even functioning correctly? If you have just the switch and a computer plugged into it with an IP of 192.168.1.20, mask of 255.255.255.0, gateway of 192.168.1.1 (not really needed in this instance) then you should be able to access the switch at 192.168.1.10 if it is functioning and configured correctly. Quite honestly I would recommend getting a real switch or resetting the existing switch and do it right to begin with. That doesn't work either... so yeah i probably ought to pony up for a real switch. Thanks for the help trying to diagnose it.
  20. Thats what I've been doing all along..... I'm beginning to doubt whether this is worth the effort.
  21. Ok, no clue. It worked fine till my ISP messed with it. That map is interesting, all it shows is the laptop, the gateway and 'the internet'. At the bottom it lists the other computers and says it cannot add them to the map. Something is majorly screwed.
  22. Well i unplugged everything but my laptop and set the laptop's ip to 192.168.1.5 I still can't connect to the router, but i had a thought: if its on a different subnetwork, do i need a different subnet mask? Its currently on the default 255.255.255.0, but that's what it was on before i switched from 192.168.0.x to 192.168.1.x
  23. Okay, that makes sense. I really have no clue how it ended up with that IP, as i said as far as i know the gateway serves as a DHCP server as well. So all that said, if it is on a different subnetwork, how does it manage to serve connection to the computers attached to it? Thanks for your help Nerm, i will try your suggestion when i get home. Because it is acting as a switch it is still passing layer 2 traffic so it is essentially being a bridge for the 192.168.0.0/24 network. Ok, that makes sense. I should be able to test the 192.168.1.x connection here in a little bit.
  24. Okay, that makes sense. I really have no clue how it ended up with that IP, as i said as far as i know the gateway serves as a DHCP server as well. So all that said, if it is on a different subnetwork, how does it manage to serve connection to the computers attached to it? Thanks for your help Nerm, i will try your suggestion when i get home.
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