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by LAThierry
Tue May 25, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Diagnosing occasional shutdown
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

Sorry for the delay. Thank you *ALL* for the feedback. Several of you made suggestion which I believe helped narrow the issue: - RoGuE mentioned an 3-prong outlet tester. Finding one at the local hardware store was easy, and considering it was $4, I figure having one might be useful. In this case ho...
by LAThierry
Fri May 21, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Diagnosing occasional shutdown
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

Diagnosing occasional shutdown

Hello everyone, Hoping the SPCR community can help me with a nagging issue with a brand new build. Sometimes when touching the computer's metal case or inserting a memory stick into a USB port, the computer will "seem" to shut down. I say "seem" because though the monitor goes black, nothing seems r...
by LAThierry
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Another SPCR recommended list: Cases
Replies: 123
Views: 198971

I was hoping for a more updated list of recommended cases.
by LAThierry
Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: low-power DSL modem
Replies: 11
Views: 13076

Another thought. Typically, the modem isn't alone but it's accompanied by a router and/or switch, which may be wireless.

If power consumption is de rigeur, one may want to consider an all-in-one modem, 4 wired ports + wireless router such as this.
by LAThierry
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need help reinstalling XP
Replies: 12
Views: 2664

Unless something is broken or D: is too small for the Windows directory, does it need to be changed? Do you simply want Windows on C: because you're used to seeing it that way? I recently build a system for a friend. The computer has one of those card readers. For some reason, it saw each "drive" of...
by LAThierry
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Write zeros to HDDs while in windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

Agreeing with mellon here on the method of using a bootable CD. I recommend Ultimate Boot CD. The CD has quite an array of free tools, including drive erasing.
by LAThierry
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel shows off new mini-itx board at CeBIT
Replies: 76
Views: 47248

I searched in quite a few places, but did not find information on whether the lan speed is 10/100 or 10/100/1000.
by LAThierry
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Outbox versus Sentbox
Replies: 4
Views: 3954

Messages in the Sent box have clearly been sent. They've left your computer but there's no telling if they'll arrive at destination (you'll get a bounced back message if they don't usually) or if they're been read. Messages in the Outbox are in a queue waiting to be processed for sending. Normally, ...
by LAThierry
Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 34447

pretty easy to figure, using the Liberal logic of some of these posts. Since human life boils down to money....it costs too much to put him to death, and it also costs way to much to keep him in jail, just let him go free. Consider his punishment the minor embarrassment he's suffered Maybe it makes...
by LAThierry
Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 34447

Seraphyn, it may be counter intuitive but the math is easy once you realize the cost of the death penalty is mostly due to the trial costs as opposed to the cost of just "killing him." In effect, you're paying for the time of the court, including judge(s), lawyers on both side, paralegals, court rep...
by LAThierry
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 34447

By all means, if someone is convicted of first degree murder, put them in prison and throw away the key. If you believe that part of the problem in society is the desensitization to violence and death, then surely you would agree the justice system itself stay out of the business of killing. If you ...
by LAThierry
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stopping Murders in the USA ?
Replies: 339
Views: 58279

Bluefront and I are scared of ... criminals I don't know about the crime where you live, Trip, but BlueFront said he lives in a town of about 50,000 where there has been one murder in 30 years. A little math here, assuming the population changed from 20k to 50k over 30 years, the one-year-odd of be...
by LAThierry
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stopping Murders in the USA ?
Replies: 339
Views: 58279

Bluefront and I are scared of the US government... I won't pretend you're speaking for BlueFront here so I'm only addressing you. What do you mean exactly by being scared of the government? I'm really curious how you will justify this fear or distrust of government without cueing the conspiracy the...
by LAThierry
Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stopping Murders in the USA ?
Replies: 339
Views: 58279

What do you mean "can" be lethal. OJ killed two people with a knife So you found an example where one blade killed two people during the same event. I'm not terribly impressed. Here are a few events where one gunman killed many many more: - Texas University tower sniper (16 murdered, 31 wounded) - ...
by LAThierry
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do I use my charity budget to improve sustainablity?
Replies: 9
Views: 2518

I like grazzhoppa's idea of the community meeting. However I don't think you need to blow your entire budget on advertising for it. If you talk about your project at a few local events: HOA, PTA meeting, YMCA, church, free posting board, any kind of setting to give you a bit of exposure without havi...
by LAThierry
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stopping Murders in the USA ?
Replies: 339
Views: 58279

a) trying to push the emotional guilt-trip button with "your future children's safety" is pretty low, even if it is irrelevant in bluefront's case Your interpretation. Mine is based purely on picking one neighborhood over another if it means the crime rate is lower, the schools are better, just as ...
by LAThierry
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stopping Murders in the USA ?
Replies: 339
Views: 58279

When you live in/near a dangerous area......you've more to worry about than just guns. We need to deal with crime as a whole, not just hand-guns. What's forcing you to stay in that neighborhood? Wouldn't it make sense, for your sake and your (future) children's , to move to a safer place, even if i...
by LAThierry
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stopping Murders in the USA ?
Replies: 339
Views: 58279

Mass murder can be pulled off using a variety of objects....9-11 was made possible using a few very short knives..... 9/11 was a devious but elaborately planned attack by a GROUP of people, not to be compared with a spur of the moment, crime of passion, opportunity, payback or rage from ONE person ...
by LAThierry
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hackers declare war on Scientology.
Replies: 62
Views: 14266

Christianity is what built the West When you make a claim, you have to be ready to back it up. Please provide facts supporting that statement. Trip, I've asked you before to prove your argument. the West was built out of it. Now I see you're at it again, but I still don't see any proof backing up y...
by LAThierry
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: I won a notebook!!! is it quiet?
Replies: 6
Views: 5103

Don't let others convince you that integrated graphics will "kill" your wife's WoW experience. I was very surprised that I was able to play WoW very decently on integrated graphics, having tried both nvidia 6150 and ati x1200. Your wife's WoW-playing experience on this laptop will vary greatly depen...
by LAThierry
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: politics
Replies: 7
Views: 5146

I don't have a problem with the topic or discussion of politics as long as they're posted in the appropriate forum. you should understand what off topic ... means Right but do you? Do you realize that a political signature will inject its owner's political view in ANY forum they post in? How's that ...
by LAThierry
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hackers declare war on Scientology.
Replies: 62
Views: 14266

Trip wrote:Christianity is what built the West
When you make a claim, you have to be ready to back it up. Please provide facts supporting that statement.
by LAThierry
Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hackers declare war on Scientology.
Replies: 62
Views: 14266

How can anything be reprehensible if you've no religion upon which to base values? You're arguing one set of values over another, yet you don't even realise it. sigh... that's such an arrogant and narrow-minded point of view I'm not sure it's even worth trying to counter logically. Why are "values"...
by LAThierry
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Linux/web server books
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

I'm confused, isn't reading from a book "cheating" just like reading a website? There are plenty of resources that can guide you along. From an automated LAMP install part of Ubuntu server to do-everything-from-the-command-line, even compile your own kernel if you really want to kind of tutorials.
by LAThierry
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hackers declare war on Scientology.
Replies: 62
Views: 14266

In [religions], though, can be found the core values that shape a society's morality, and in those I believe. For Christianity, those values deal with Love and Respect, Forgiveness... Do you think, for example, that Buddhists are incapable or love, respect or forgiveness? It's typical of Christians...
by LAThierry
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hackers declare war on Scientology.
Replies: 62
Views: 14266

You're absolutely right, I should not have used the adjective "legitimate" in front of "religion". Given their respective era, why should there be more legitimacy in a person roaming the desert claiming to converse with a talking, burning bush than a 20th century science fiction author claiming spac...
by LAThierry
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Honest question about the theory of evolution
Replies: 8
Views: 2258

Before answering any questions, people should precisely agree on the meaning of the words. How are we, SPCRians, going to discuss "species" when even biologists have difficulties coming up with a definition of species. Look for the "species problem". Barely scratching the surface at the Wikipedia pa...
by LAThierry
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hackers declare war on Scientology.
Replies: 62
Views: 14266

As others have mentioned, the money requirement is a definite red flag. I also would like to add that legitimate religions tend to happily share their sacred texts because they want their message spread. The Church of Scientology however will send their DMCA-lawyers after you for violation of their ...
by LAThierry
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Athlon 3800+ 35W TDP Online Source
Replies: 11
Views: 4603

Many of us looked for this mythical CPU a year ago when it first surfaced. I say mythical because we've not had any success in finding it. or were sent the wrong chip once we placed the order (either a 95-watt ADA3800 or a 65-watt ADO3800, never the actual 35-watt ADD3800) See one of many forum post...
by LAThierry
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is AMD Doomed?
Replies: 62
Views: 15980

The ultimate car would have a German powerplant, chassis and transmission with an Italian body and interior. Your wish might come true. Since the Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti...) also owns Lamborghini, we may see an interesting intermingling of technology between some of the...