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by Zantor
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Green vs. Red
Replies: 42
Views: 3421

Krom and the others have excellent advice. I'll put in my two cents. I have been a faithful nVidia user for 5 years. For something reasonably current, I would suggest a Geforce 9800 or GTX 260 with 512MB of RAM at most. The GTXs are getting pretty cheap now. Don't waste your money buying something n...
by Zantor
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: New cars - which one to get?
Replies: 21
Views: 1271

Simply put, the Accord or the Camry. They are comfortable, reliable, dependable cars that will last to or past 300,000 miles when well cared for. I love Hondas, so I would recommend getting the Accord.
by Zantor
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I-Touch for 10 yr old?
Replies: 53
Views: 2716

A 10 year old with an iTouch? No. I agree with you, Merlin. She is too young. I barely had my own computer (but no Internet) when I was that age.
by Zantor
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: [GUIDE] How to troll the DBB
Replies: 56
Views: 2740

This was somewhat humorous, but a little too ridiculous. If you took the time to do this, you have need to find something else to do with your time. Foil is right; it would have had more comedic value if you hadn't made it personal.
by Zantor
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Snow in the midwest
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Snow in the midwest

Hey folks in the midwest and beyond. A big winter storm swept the region, leaving the place coated in a beautiful blanket of white. Share your winter/snow photos! Here's a picture I took from the library of LSTC campus: http://zantor64.fs2downloads.com/images/Miscellaneous/snowy%20campus.jpg Dialup ...
by Zantor
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: This is my baby. Do click!
Replies: 30
Views: 1537

The LS1 IIRC can chuck out somewhere near 500BHP.
by Zantor
Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: avi video play on Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Depending on what codec was used in that AVI file, you might be able to convert it to a format more widespread and compatible than what it's in right now. If I convert a video using Any Video Converter, I can choose one of about 5 or 6 formats in video, and one of 3 formats in audio for AVI.
by Zantor
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 7
Views: 445

The same to you, Kilarin, and to all colleagues here on the DBB.
by Zantor
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: This is my baby. Do click!
Replies: 30
Views: 1537

Yeah, that car can be a tuner. RX7s and certain Nissans have crazy power and are used for drifting and racing.
by Zantor
Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: The Best Controllers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3020

I like my Saitek Cyborg Evo. It has lasted me a good year and a half, but it doesn't see heavy use, so that might be why; if you get one, watch for sticky buttons (just comes with wear) and a hat wearing out; I had to replace mine thanks to a sticky button after 6 months, so I've actually had one tw...
by Zantor
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: This is my baby. Do click!
Replies: 30
Views: 1537

I didn't know that. <_< I haven't done a large amount of research; just enough to know what I'm looking for.
by Zantor
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Bring back PXO?
Replies: 151
Views: 18708

I thought this would be worth mentioning. If I am correctly informed, the PXO source code has been released to the FreeSpace community by Volition. If PXO were to be revived, it would benefit both D3 and FS2 if the service could be restored for both, even though FS2 has FS2Net to keep it going right...
by Zantor
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Wireless Router choices (again)
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Get a D-Link. What specific model, I wouldn't know; I haven't done the research. I haven't liked Linksys since the started badging them with the Cisco name; they've gone downhill.
by Zantor
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Um, hey...long time Descenter, first-time poster.
Replies: 12
Views: 816

Welcome, Lord Scalgon.
by Zantor
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: This is my baby. Do click!
Replies: 30
Views: 1537

Re:

That's a neat and mean little machine you have there. I want a Honda Prelude for my first car with either the F22 or H22 engine and a maual transmission. Personally I would get bang for my buck and grab a B18 or just go bawls to the wall with a K20. Still the H22 is a great motor. Oh, and thanks gu...
by Zantor
Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: This is my baby. Do click!
Replies: 30
Views: 1537

That's a neat and mean little machine you have there. I want a Honda Prelude for my first car with either the F22 or H22 engine and a maual transmission.
by Zantor
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: xp/vista
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re:

Xamindar wrote:You will probably need to use bcdedit to add an option to boot into winXP from the boot menu. In the future, if you install winXP first and then Vista afterward it will be all set up for you and will give you the option of booting into vista or XP on each boot.
Yup. That's how ya do it.
by Zantor
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: hardware specs for Win7 pro?
Replies: 9
Views: 813

20GB is tiny for Win7. I suggest at least 30. It's just as bloated as vista. I ran the 32-bit RC back in June on an AMD Sempron 2.2 GHz. I suggest at least 2.0 in single core or 1.8 in dual core. I was able to get it to run with 1GB of RAM, and better than vista could function, but for best performa...
by Zantor
Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Awesome Free Software (v2.0)
Replies: 64
Views: 56294

BonkEnc Audio Encoder - rip CDs into any format and convert between different formats

http://www.bonkenc.org/
by Zantor
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Good online computer part stores?
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re:

Jeff250 wrote:Go for monoprice.com for any cables.
Monoprice X2!
by Zantor
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Good online computer part stores?
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

To be specific, Newegg I use almost exclusively; TigerDirect I look at sometimes, same with ZipZoomfly; usually Newegg has the lowest price and I love their service. For laptop screens, SmartMicro USA. I have not found a 100% solid laptop parts vendor yet except for SmartMicro for screens.
by Zantor
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Good online computer part stores?
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

What exactly are you looking for? I have found laptop parts from a couple reputable vendors, while PC parts I usually get from Newegg or locally.
by Zantor
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: If they say it ONE MORE TIME, I'LL........!
Replies: 34
Views: 1966

\"Comprehensive healthcare reform.\"
by Zantor
Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Desktops of 2009!
Replies: 158
Views: 18784

XD \"you're supposed to cal Geico, not Gecko!\"
by Zantor
Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Desktops of 2009!
Replies: 158
Views: 18784

It's a gecko!
by Zantor
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Avast Antivirus reporting false positives in latest update
Replies: 9
Views: 777

I'm aware of that; I'm registered on PD.net, too.
by Zantor
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Avast Antivirus reporting false positives in latest update
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Avast Antivirus reporting false positives in latest update

Hey, folks. I don't know how many people here use Avast Antivirus, but when I updated today, it reported a false positive in Skype. There is an article about this on DSL Reports: http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/The-Avast-Problem-105773 I thought I'd provide people with the heads-up so that they/y...
by Zantor
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Awesome Free Software (v2.0)
Replies: 64
Views: 56294

Bulk Image converter - self-explanatory

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bulkimageconver/
by Zantor
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 4-8TB external RAID5?
Replies: 5
Views: 574

RAID5 in an external array will probably be available in business or enterprise grade only, so you may be spending hundreds on an array enclosure. I suggest eSATA or gigabit Ethernet for the interface.
by Zantor
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: For the D3 Dev Team
Topic: D3 source Code speculation
Replies: 43
Views: 14609

Re:

you can't currently buy any legal copy of Descent 3 that runs on Vista or Windows 7 by default Are you sure about this? :| Cause my pops plays it fine on his Vista PC, the first time he installed it. If I recall correctly, I was able to get D3 to run in the Win7 RC back in June. It ran fine, albeit...
by Zantor
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: The 2009 Post your PC's and Workstations Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 6401

I has a new toy. My Toshiba I still have but is no longer in working condition at the moment. I now have: Dell Precision M60 mobile workstation Intel Pentium M 755 2.0GHz, 600MHz FSB 2GB Samsung DDR333/PC2700 RAM, dual channel Integrated nVidia QuardroFX Go1000 on AGP 4x 80GB WD Scorpio 5400RPM IDE ...
by Zantor
Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Are these good specs for a gamer laptop?
Replies: 12
Views: 1099

I suggest an MSI GX630 . I found one for a friend of mine and he loves it. Athlon X2, 15.4\" screen, full keyboard, 3GB of RAM, big hard drive, but unfortunately it has vista. It's a solid, light computer (I'd say 5-6 pounds or less) and runs well. Don't get me wrong. That ASUS looks like it would f...
by Zantor
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: The Motorola Droid
Replies: 15
Views: 4601

Android is not proprietary and restrictive like the iPhone OS. That's one of the primary reasons I like it. It does have its drawbacks that any OS would have, but they're things I can handle, mostly because I like Google, use their services, and have a relative who works for them.
by Zantor
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: The Motorola Droid
Replies: 15
Views: 4601

Yup; that's why I like the Droid. Google Android is one of the best phone OSes I've seen, and it is UNIX-based and very efficient.
by Zantor
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: PTMC Gallery
Topic: My Photography Desktop Backgrounds
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Did you shoot those photos? That's awesome work.
by Zantor
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: This kids movie looks pretty good.
Replies: 1
Views: 316

That is totally awesome. Yet another movie to look forward to.
by Zantor
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: 3 Space Sims that I am looking into...
Replies: 7
Views: 562

I would say go for Jumpgate Evolution and get FreeSpace 2.
by Zantor
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: OK I've been on hiatus long enough...
Replies: 23
Views: 2893

What're you lookin for?
by Zantor
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Never been on Twitter
Replies: 8
Views: 552

I have stayed away from Twitter and Facebook so I don't get caught up any more into the information exchange hype that already exists. I'll make do with email and instant messaging.
by Zantor
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Are these good specs for a gamer laptop?
Replies: 12
Views: 1099

Personally, I'm not fond of the HP dv series. I've had to service two of them and finding drivers for XP is a bitch, and they are the oddest put together laptops I have worked with to date; I had to replace the screen on a dv6915nr. I suggest getting an MSI, ASUS, or something else not HP or Dell.