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by Mar.
Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the death penalty unconstitutional?
Replies: 35
Views: 14034

Beyonder wrote:
I don't think it's the actual execution that's pricey.
Good point.

How about just... not feeding them?
by Mar.
Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the death penalty unconstitutional?
Replies: 35
Views: 14034

I say we drown them.... it's gotta be cheaper.
by Mar.
Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will a Scythe Ninja fit in here?
Replies: 10
Views: 3483

stevenkelby wrote:Yeah I know that PSU is way overkill, I just picked it cause it's quiet.

Any suggestions for something equally quiet, but cheaper?
They make lower-wattage S12s.... they are cheaper AND quieter.

IIRC there are 350- and 430-watt versions.
by Mar.
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 38915

And somehow it's Bush's fault.
by Mar.
Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 38915

Not really. If i die im not around to worry about it, i just dont want to die a slow and painful death with a steering rack sticking out of my chest. Yeah. Really? Not to get TOO off-topic but, I've always thought something like that would be the perfect way to go, not drugged up hooked up to a mac...
by Mar.
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: fun with conductor cables
Replies: 17
Views: 6821

the cable probably isn't 80-strand then... it'd make sense. the cables i have aren't long enough for me to put the HD as a master though, but what would this help anyway? wont the HD get priority over the DVD this way? like if i'd play a DVD for example... and at the same time open some file on tha...
by Mar.
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 38915

What's this safety kick all about anyway? Are people really THAT afraid to die?
by Mar.
Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 38915

Right, so in addition to devices that detect if you've been drinking and refuse to allow the car to start, we should have devices installed in cars that every five seconds, emit an ear-piercing shriek. Try to fall asleep, I dare you.
by Mar.
Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 38915

A much better solution in my opinion, would be to treat drunk driving like what it is, reckless driving. There is no need for a separate law with separate penalties. All drivers, whether drunk or sober, are equally responsible for their actions behind the wheel. If you run someone over it shouldn't ...
by Mar.
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75745

But the older MCE versions still used a proprietary format so that you had to re-encode them if you wanted to watch them in some other program than MCE itself. Not exactly. DVR-MS doesn't strike me as being a proprietary format, although the wikipedia article (incorrectly?) labels it as such. The d...
by Mar.
Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 38915

But I am guessing that you are all for driving down the road chatting to a friend on the phone while high and pissed. That is what you like doing isnt it.??? Or have you managed to give me a the wrong impression.??? No, that's reckless driving. So is driving drunk. I have zero respect for drunk dri...
by Mar.
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75745

At $159 for the upgrade version of Home Premium, I'm actually thinking about trying it when it's available. The Xbox integration is pretty nice-sounding, now only if they could improve Media Center...
by Mar.
Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: dual volumes on a PC, how to regulate???
Replies: 34
Views: 21761

Mods... please?
by Mar.
Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are Video Games Really Evil
Replies: 15
Views: 7443

Luckily, we Americans don't have such laws. Kids can buy whatever video game they choose - so long as the storekeeper will sell it to them, and depending on the game, that can be a hard storekeeper to find.
by Mar.
Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Useful Links
Replies: 7
Views: 3962

floffe wrote:Or you could use what I do: The google search bar in firefox, and enter "X F in C" or the other way around. Also works in an empty address bar.
Wow, nice find.
by Mar.
Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 38915

NeilBlanchard wrote:Give me a break...sheesh. :roll:
The point I'm trying to make is, MADD is run by the type of people who, no matter how much anti-drunk-driving, anti-alcohol, or anti-anything-but-MADD legislation is passed as a result of their lobbying, they will always want more.
by Mar.
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 38915

I got an idea. Suppose we just post armed guards outside of bars, clubs, and people's houses, and have the guards shoot them if they think they're drunk? Although I suspect MADD still wouldn't be satisfied, they'd want the bars and clubs torn down, and the armed guards INSIDE people's houses. And fo...
by Mar.
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Altec Lansing FX-series PC speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 8078

I haven't looked at the 5.1, but the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 has its crossover frequency set at 5kHz. In other words, everything below 5kHz is mono. At least they are honest, the sorry excuses companies call satellite speakers probably can't go much below that... :) But seriously, that would probably ...
by Mar.
Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 38915

Okay, what do you guys think about this one: Drunk driving is no problem anymore with this solution. Anyone who is drunk and steps into his car has to put an orange rotating light on the roof of his car. This way everyone can see he's drunk and adjust to that. The rules: 1. You must be able to walk...
by Mar.
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Altec Lansing FX-series PC speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 8078

vertigo wrote: Computer speakers are just bad...
I've noticed that. Sigh.
by Mar.
Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 38915

Re: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"

It's damn near impossible NOT to link MADD to Fascism, Nazism... Yes, because an organization attempting to prevent the senseless wasting of lives and money is clearly equivalent to a political movement that resulted in the most ghastly conflict in the history of man. :roll: I was talking about Naz...
by Mar.
Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Solar panels atop my university's supercomputer center.
Replies: 14
Views: 9905

It's too bad they didn't try wind power instead.

Also, you go to Buffalo? Your guys played a great game against us (Auburn).
by Mar.
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75745

According to some big cheese at MS, Vista is so secure it doesn't need an anti-virus. Colour me sceptical.... XP doesn't need anti-virus in my opinion, so I think your skepticism is unwarranted. I haven't run anti-virus in the last five years, and I have yet to be infected with anything. How would ...
by Mar.
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How To.....Live Long, Live healthy.
Replies: 97
Views: 42669

Smokers would probably be more receptive to the idea of quitting if they weren't harassed about it constantly. I don't smoke but I'm very pro-smoker's rights. That said, I don't let anybody smoke in my house unless the weather's really bad - which is hardly ever. The smell of cigarette smoke isn't p...
by Mar.
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Altec Lansing FX-series PC speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 8078

Vertigo.... have any alternatives in mind in the $100-150 price range that you could suggest?
by Mar.
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What do YOU want for the holidays?
Replies: 42
Views: 30282

jaganath wrote: Ahmadinejad was rightly condemned for saying Israel should be wiped off the map, I don't see how this comment is any different.
One's on an internet forum and the other was "real".
by Mar.
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Banning Disguises In Public
Replies: 64
Views: 31531

On that... What's happening with the pound sterling? You guys switching over to the Euro or keeping your own currency? Or both?
by Mar.
Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Infinity vs Ninja
Replies: 12
Views: 4732

If you have to transport a computer, and you have one of those big heatsinks on it, you may want to consider taking the heatsink off.
by Mar.
Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Banning Disguises In Public
Replies: 64
Views: 31531

qviri wrote:
Mar. wrote:I care about having to see more ugly people.
Who defines what's "ugly"?
Me, you, whoever has to see these newly naked-faced individuals.
by Mar.
Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Banning Disguises In Public
Replies: 64
Views: 31531

I take it that you dissagree with this legislation :wink: That's a definite yes. Makeup is very necessary, if makeup was banned you would see a lot more ugly people. How's that different from banning burqas? According to your words, people wearing make-up feel they are ugly, are uncomfortable witho...