Posted in General Discussion / Computer Talk
Author: Jeigh Total-Replies: 8
Alright, so I've finally come to the conclusion that I want to spend some cash on a notebook computer. It is not going to be a desktop replacement by any means, I just want something portable to take to class, do some coding on, surf the web, the basics. It'll be nice not being tied to my desk when I feel like doing some coding or whatnot... the living room shall become my homework haven...
Anyways I have been looking around for one to buy and comming up a bit short. Lots of choices and I don't know for sure what would be the best choice. The only real guidelines I have is that it should be around $1000 Canadian, have one of the better processor types (no celeron for moi), at least 512mb ram, and at least a 60gb hd. Screen size isn't important really and the lighter/smaller the better.
What I need from you guys is any of the following:
Suggestions for laptops that hit these criteria or better
Opinions on the budget Compaq notebooks
Opinions on the Dell Inspiron 6000 line of notebooks
Opinions on the Toshiba Satellite line of notebooks (the $1000 range ones obviously)
Opinions on Acer notebooks
I've found lots of compaq and acer ones that 'look' like they'd be great, but I've heard bad things about them in the past so am unsure about their recent hardware. The Dell Inspiron 6000 looks to also be a great deal but other dell's I've used or seen seem bulky and put off alot of heat. Then the toshiba ones look amazing and I've onyl heard good things but they're hard to find in my price range without taking a heavy hardware hit.
So basically any and all comments will be greatly appreciated. Comments on which mobile processor to go for, models of laptops you've used or own that fit my criteria, any general suggestions or comments, anything to help me make up my mind. Too many possibilities are ruining my ability to make a quick choice haha. So yes, thanks in advance to anyone who gives me some info to work with
Posted in Others / The Lobby (No post counts)
Author: ebbinger_413 Total-Replies: 11
haha this is great...im not putting all you admins down out there...just makin fun of my schools
i hate the admin at my school...he is stupid...s t u p i d...stupid
he once took my internet away for three weeks because of a pop up, dumbass couldnt tell the difference between a pop up and a site visited by me typing in url address...i mean the program hes using says that its a pop up...right there in front of his face, yet he takes my internet away...for three weeks
i think he hates me cause im smarter then him (killer008r has same problem )
but ne ways...he was in my www class fixin one of the computers...and logged onto his admin account to do this...moron forgot to log off of it
so i went to work...i changed his password and deleted the novell client off of the system mohohahahahaha i am an evil little elf
i love it...now maybe hell learn not to mess with ebby !
Posted in Computers & Tech / How-To's and Tutorials / Hardware related Stuff
Author: kevlar557 Total-Replies: 20
From prior experience, I learned that picking the right case can be crucial in the overall well-being of your computer. I went out and spend $150 on a piece of crap case that I thought was cool when I saw it on the shelf. I'm writing this to help all of you not make my mistake. There are 3 main things to think about when looking at cases.
1: Compatibility. This is a mistake that I've made many times. An ATX motherboard probally won't fit into a Micro ATX case. Also, some ATX or Micro ATX motherboards will not fit into the compatable form factor case. I know a person who bought a Micro ATX case and motherboard off of newegg, only to find out that the motherboard was half an inch too big for the case. Make sure to compare measurments of the case and the motherboard before buying.
2: Expandibility. If you are planning to make a top of the line dual processor server, don't put it in a case that only has two 3 1/4" drive bays. Also, if you are planning on building a small word processing computer, don't go out and waste money on a Lian-Li full server case. Get a case that has has the appropriate amount of room for expandibility.
3: Cooling. this will be your best friend, and your worst enemy when it comes to computing. Too little, and your processor is a $150 piece of burnt crap. Too much, and your computer will sound like a wind tunnel. The first thing to look at is, how much heat will your components give off. Here is a small equasion to figure out about how much CFM of air each your fans should move: (p˛·f) where p= processor speed, and f=the number of fan openings. This equasion is not guaranteed to work in all cases.
4: Looks. Not exactly the most important part, but it is a thing to ponder. If you are making a awesome gaming rig, you would want to have a window, nice color, and mabye some lights, not a putty colored box. Try to find a case that fits your personality, and your wallet.
In part 2 of this tutorial, I will recommed cases for different applications, and prices. If you are looking for a case, post what you are looking for along with the specs of your other components, and I can try to help you find... The Perfect Case.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Hardware Workshop
Author: Seaworm Total-Replies: 11
Okay i want to but a new PC completely 100% but i dont want anything of the shelf i plan to but all the parts from the web and then build it but all the differnt specs dont realy add up to well for me so do you guys think you copuld give me any suggesions on places, prices and mostly parts i dont want a major super computer just an affordable computer that will run any game or software i want to put on there
Posted in Computers & Tech / How-To's and Tutorials / Websites and Web Designing
Author: Pokona.com Total-Replies: 2
It took me a long time to think of my name. When I started I was blindly guessing names and asking my friends if they sounded okay. With failure after failure, I set up some guidelines for myself:
1. Something easy to remember.
A name that your visitors can easily remember is crucial. If someone can’t remember what your site is called, they cannot visit it a second time.
2. Something short.
Something short kind of ties in with something easy to remember. It also has an attractiveness factor.
3. Something relevant.
I think it should be something relevant to the content of your website, or relevant to yourself.
4. Something different.
It shouldn’t look like something else popular. For example, pastahost is probably not the best choice.
Posted in Others / Website Review (No post count..
Author: NilsC Total-Replies: 2
I have my web site hosted on astahost, I just created a new forum and I'm creating the new categories and since the only color I changed on the skin is where the logo is I'm looking for feedback on where to improve the layout and what color scheme to use.
I like it one minute, then not to sure the next minute
So if you are interested in kayakfishing join the group and chat. If you arent into that just give your opinion.
Posted in Others / Gaming / Game Discussions/Debates
Author: COMYYY Total-Replies: 2
Show your friends the video if you play Runescape.
Posted in Computers & Tech / What's New...?
Author: Spencer Total-Replies: 11
There are some exciting new entrants lined up to enter the smart phones world. Each bragging there features unheard of before. So here I present all those top smart phones due to be released this year. Pick your choice. It doesn't matter if you don't want to, just think you had money and had to buy any one from these, then which one would you go for? To help ease that a bit, I have described all the features for you. So start picking the choice. I will try to keep the reviews as unbiased as possible.
1) Nokia N97:
Nokia is the supreme player in the multimedia category. Nokia 95 has been the flagship product of the brand for ages now (yes, ages we are living web world) and still remains difficult to beat. This is feature packed beast. With the type of hardware thrown in, its absolutely mind boggling. The first thing you would see as is common in these days is the mammoth 3.5 inches (360 x 640 pixels), the resistive touchscreen has a proximity sensor, accelerometer, hand writing recognition.Want to watch movies just pull in those 3.5 mm headphones and you're on your way to thumping experience. You can slide the screen up to uncover the full blown QWERTY keypad beneath it. It is a miniature version of latptop. Large spacious keys and a vwide screen to poerate the symbian S60 5th edition OS: the built in POcket office suite now makes sense!
The main highlight of the phone lies beneath. The N97 rocks a 5 Mega pixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, that bring you autofocus, LED Flash and a video light for night-time footage. The 2592 x 1944 pixel images are great, but the 30 FPS dvd quality smooth recording simply rocks. And yes there is a seondary camera in the front too for video calling. Under the hood, is the ARM 11 434 MHz processor and 128 MB RAM which makes the phone run like a breeze. But still there is the thing which you need to brace up for, the 32 GB built-in memory + additional 16 GB microSD card to brag a total of 48 GB on a smartphone! Carry all you music collection and still have space to use.
Added to this are the usual things like 3D, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP, stereo FM radio, GPS (with Nokia Maps 2.0), voice command, TV-out, and support for any audio video format you throw at it. And it comes preinstalled with Adobe Flash Lite 3 plug-in, yep you assumed it right, online videos.
Feeding all these beasts is the N97's 1500 mAh humble battery. Which can play music for 40 hours, andtalk time of nine and a half hours. Retail price around US $ 700.
2) Sony Ericsson IDOU:
Wanna go for camera shopping? No IDOU's not the new changed model name of a camera, its the smartphone featuring 12.1 Megapixel camera! Helping it is a powerful xenon flash and LED flashlight for night time video shoots. With auto focus, geo-tagging, face detection, smile shutter, image stabilization... optical zooms out of the list though. But wait we are talking about a phone, so lets compare them with phones rather than cameras. And the as usual 3.5 inch defacto screen with 360 x 640 pixels. Whats the OS based on? Symbian. And then host off usual technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP, stereo FM with RDS, GPS and A-GPS, secondary VGA camera for video calls etc.
3) Palm Pre:
The perfect one to spend the money on an 'iphone killer'. Palm pre features the amazing web OS. With a curved, pebble like look, the screens a nice 3.1 inch touchscreen rendering 16 million colours at 320 x 480 pixels, and auto rotates witht he help of the built-in accelerometer. Palm pre uses the shortcoming of iphone, lack of physical keyboard. And hence it slides down to reveal impressive QWERTY keypad.
On the rear side is the 3.15 megapixel camera with enhanced fixed focus and LED flash. For multimedia enthusiasts, the Palm offers a 3.6 mm audio jack along with 8GB of internal memory; the lack of expanding the same via microSD thoug remains concern. And the again with the usual stuffs like 3G with GPS, bluetooth, wifi, microUSB, etc. Witht the omission of a radio. But given the amazing webOS interface and solid hardware, this one seems ready to take on iphone.
So now, pick your choice.
Posted in General Discussion / Life Talk (No post counts!.. / Sports
Author: Running With Scissors Total-Replies: 1
1. Patriots- I don't want them to but they have my top spot.
2. Steelers- There offence it doing great and they picked up some great players this offseason but they did lose Alan Fanica sp?
3. Jags- I thought they were doing great at the end of last season
4. Colts- I think there days of a super power are coming to a end.
5. Cowboys- Well round team who I hate but there good.
So what are your thoughts?
Posted in Computers & Tech / Designing
Author: blackhand101 Total-Replies: 5
here is one code i will post another
// Use these three variables to set the message, scroll speed and start position
var msg = "Your Message Here" //This is the message that will appear in the status bar.
var delay = 128 //increase to slow down movement
var startPos = 130 //increase to move start position to the right
// Don't touch these variables:
var timerID = null
var timerRunning = false
var pos = 0
// Make it all work
// Make sure the clock is stopped
// Pad the message with spaces to get the "start" position
for (var i = 0; i < startPos; i++) msg = " " + msg
// Off we go...
timerRunning = false
if (pos < msg.length)
self.status = msg.substring(pos, msg.length);
timerRunning = true
timerID = self.setTimeout("DoTheScroll()", delay)
this makes a message scroll down in the status bar
replace a message in the quotation marks like this: "Your Message Here"
Posted in Others / Gaming / Game Discussions/Debates
Author: ronalddarcey Total-Replies: 5
I was just wondering what everyone would put down as the greatest game of all time. I personally would rate Final Fantasy 7 as my all time favorite, but I'm sure a lot of people would disagree.
Here are my reasons for this:
1. for its time it had really stellar graphics and the movies were the bomb.
2. Very inventive story line with a lot of side quests going on and things to do.
3. Very likeable characters like Cloud and that vampire dude.
4. The game itself didn't feel confining and you were free to explore a lot.
5. As you progressed through the game you actually felt like your character grew.
What do you think is the greatest game of all time and why?
Posted in Computers & Tech / Search Engines / Yahoo!
Author: tansqrx Total-Replies: 5
A CAPTCHA cracking company called Xrumer (botmaster.net) is claiming to have broken the latest Microsoft CATPCHA and the Google CAPTCHA (http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?no_d2=1&sid=08/10/02/1415205) (http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?no_d2=1&sid=08/10/01/2243241).
Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / GNU/Linux
Author: Hercco Total-Replies: 10
I'm going to install Linux to my primary computer. It'll take about week until I get my new hard drive and have the time to start installing. So that's how much time I have to choose a distro!
People have been debating which distro is best is about as long as there has been linux distros, but I want you to recommend a distro for me. Everyone has opinion which distro is best, but why I should choose it?
First of all I'll tell a little background. I study IT at university and will be graduating next year. I'll start to work as a software engineer from the beginning of next year. So practically I'm a professional on communications and software design. I have experience on Linux, I've used it at the uni and have installed different distros to my own and friends computer in the past.
What I use my computer for? Graphics design, web design, multimedia (I listen to lot of music and watch films), downloading and of course web. I have wireless internet connection and use bluetooth (to connect my cell phone).
So, why "your" distro would be best choice for me?