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by tragus
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 59055

Hmmmm. Indeed, my MB is an ASUS K8VSEDX, which uses VIA for Southbridge. I had to jumper the WD "Green" drive down to 150MB (SATA I), which prompted my question. I'm still lusting after the VelociRaptor, but am still seeking empirical data that it can be jumpered to SATA I. I guess I'll try to conta...
by tragus
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 59055

SATA I compatibility of the Velociraptor

[not quite a necro resurrection] My old root drive Samsung's seem to be having intermittent problems, and thus threatening a failure soon. However, my system (originally built by ARM, RIP) is now several years old and only supports SATA I. Do the Velociraptors have jumpers to backwards support SATA ...
by tragus
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

[Necro thread, though not quite zombified.....] To any folks who enjoy on-line gaming, Round 22 (!) of Stellar Realms will be starting Monday, January 14, 2008. See previous postings in this thread to get some taste of this "oddly addictive, text-only web-based almost-massively-multiplayer role-play...
by tragus
Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Minimal wireless-bootable system/remote terminal??????
Replies: 10
Views: 2843

lol put the computer outside and wire it through a window or a hole in the wall :D :D If only it were that easy. Since there are no existing windows or holes (except the floor drain) and due to the marvelous design of my part of the building, I would have to drill through two concrete-block walls, ...
by tragus
Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Minimal wireless-bootable system/remote terminal??????
Replies: 10
Views: 2843

Thanks to the respondees so far. The Zonbu box is really close to what I had imagined. I worry about proprietary (or at least not terribly open) software/OS, but I really like the concept and implementation. For my purposes, I also worry a little about company longevity, especially after dealing ext...
by tragus
Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Minimal wireless-bootable system/remote terminal??????
Replies: 10
Views: 2843

Minimal wireless-bootable system/remote terminal??????

First time I've posted in a loooooong time. Clearly, I'm not up on the latest technologies. I have an odd situation: In my lab, I have two rooms in which I'd like to have computer access (primarily for web-only and/or shared database). However, I need these stations to be a) low-cost (spending your ...
by tragus
Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

In case there are old or new SPCR folks who are interested in this long-term obsession, Round 18 will begin on April 1 (no joke). It will be a shorter one, with all the old bugs plus the promise of some new (fierce) bugs. Go to www.stellar-realms.com to register and create a planet, if you have not ...
by tragus
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Round 16 has started. It will be a short one. I'm under the radar again this round, but will respond very nicely to "silent" overtures. Or, PM me here and I'll be glad to reveal my secret identity for cooperating alliances of quiet folks.
by tragus
Sat May 27, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

For any folks interested, Round 14 has started. It will be a short round, so an excellent time for first-timers. If any SPCRers sign up for the first time, please identify yourself to Dryfire in-game. (I'll be cloaked in anonymity, though I'm sure folks will easily guess who my planet is this time.)
by tragus
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Thanks Vork to you and Zip. R13 was a lot of fun for me. The infusion of a substantial and cohesive group of players made for some interesting dynamics and changes to the gameplay, both positive and negative. I know that I, and many others, really want to help make the old SR forum archives accessib...
by tragus
Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Ummm, who all in SPCR are playing this round? I can't tell from most planet names. I hope old SPCR'ers will forgive me, but I'm trying a different strategy this round and will not automatically help SPCR'ers at first. Shhh, I'm quietly anonymous for a while but, if I know who you are, I won't immedi...
by tragus
Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

I loved the strip tease. Chris, you'll beat me by just a few months but I'll have more than you after that. :D Curiously, I've been rather lacksadaisical this round, after being a bit weary of Stellar Interruptus the last coupld of rounds. Yes, somehow my mostly turtling has put me in the upper tier...
by tragus
Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Alas, I'm having ongoing problems with SR's new "home" server. I haven't been able to login to the forums for a couple of days, nor the regular account for a day. I've also been having long stretches of timeouts for the past several days. *sigh* Stormy weather. *sigh* I suspect my planet's crawling ...
by tragus
Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

I'm going to Oz, and not Australia, this round. Look for my Ruby Slippers. As always, one branch of the Yellow Brick Road leads to SPCR. However, after the recent troubles, I'll admit I'm not planning on putting a huge amount of effort into things. I started late and am being inconsistent in logging...
by tragus
Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Oh, and don't cooperate with, ally with, trade with, or even talk with anyone from SPCR or else you're cheating!! :evil:
by tragus
Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Tragus being blamed for that big jump in prestige that was actually due to neither divert nor pop from Tobias = grandest irony of all :D S'OK. Around my house (especially with an 11-year old young woman), I'm used to being blamed as the cause of everything horrible and bad. Except when it can be bl...
by tragus
Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

The Food Network always needs sous-chefs and dishwashers. Send'em over and we won't have to go scrounging in other people's kitchens...

Which planet are you?
by tragus
Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

ok i've registered and gonna see what this game is all about :) thats if i can actually play online over this network :/ Welcome to SR. Check out the forums, especially the "In Character" thread titled "How to cook an egg". If you have any questions, just send a message to the Food Network or post ...
by tragus
Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What kind of wallpaper are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 17933

I usually change my background every few days to something from NASA (e.g., http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html) that will look reasonable on portrait mode. However, coincidentally to slipknottin and mathias, today I flipped my screen and used the Blue Marble shot of winter 2004.
by tragus
Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Well, I'm reincarnated as the great queen of food--Julia Child of the Food Network. Don't worry about spying, Cheshire Cat. We won't let you disappear... I recently saw an article about tattoos on professional chefs. My favorite was a portrait of Alice Waters (of Chez Panisse, California cuisine fam...
by tragus
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.9
Replies: 25
Views: 9552

Well, as of this posting, Newegg claims to have the 7200.9 500MB in stock.

Of course, you'll pay US$452 for the privilege (compared to US$370 for the Hitachi SATA2 or US$330 for the Hitachi SATA1, either at 500MB).
by tragus
Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.9
Replies: 25
Views: 9552

If you'll excuse quoting from a message in the thread over at Anandtech, a Seagate *presales* person stated: Presales has been advised that these drives would be out possibly late November or early December. However, it is subject to change. We hope to see them soon. We are tentatively expecting it ...
by tragus
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Oh, oh. DryFire will now be attracting new groupies AND be immune from unwanted visitors---all due to his newly acquired status as Editor-in-Chief of the Tabloid to the Galaxy.

You'd think his next incarnation will be Ruperzig Murstardochdust.
by tragus
Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Valentines for DryFire?

Side note: DryFire, I really don't know who your secret admirer is/was. That incident with the "food gift" was just me having a bit of a laugh at your expense, though I think we both were highly amused by the whole thing. I'm glad you had a nice sense of fun and humor. I'll leave it to you to explai...
by tragus
Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Post-facto SR

Yay us (SPCR). Yay me. Thanks to burcakb for some final fireworks and vaulting into Top 10. Time for SR withdrawal.... I had a blast, though the technical server problems were highly vexing. I spent far too much time at "that stupid computer game" (as my daughter came to call it). I'm surprised at t...
by tragus
Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best of 400-500GB Hard Drives
Replies: 17
Views: 5625

I just purchased two WD4000YR (SATA) from Newegg. One arrived DOA. The other was having bizarre difficulties connected to a VIA8237 Southbridge. I'm still working with WD technical on this. Preliminary anecdotal impression: runs hot, relatively low and boradband noise, but significantly louder in id...
by tragus
Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

OK, I'll give. Which planet is Rusty? I'd guess Love.

The recent space-time continuum anomoly put a crimp into several BigGuys' styles. Who is Publio who did such a job recently?

As always, great discounts to SPCR's, as long as you can keep it quiet....
by tragus
Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Anyone else in the top 10 in case I destroy you? Ahem! :shock: I'll be happy to sell you big fleets at vastly inflated prices. Last round, I came in 1/2-way through. I didn't have a lot of interaction then, either msg or fleets. This time, I'm actively working with a number of planets and in corres...
by tragus
Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

Half-way through this Round. I've somehow bubbled to #2! Hmmm, have I been a turtle? I've certainly been feeding a bunch of planets... There's been quite a bit of intrigue all up and down the ranks. How are y'all doing? Having fun yet? <current favorite is [StarfishChris] Lrrr's running commentary>
by tragus
Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185014

SR's been up since at least this morning. StarfishChris, I'm still waiting for your population donations. :twisted: burcakb, I appreciate your position and applaud you (and the small handful of others) who keep the same name from round to round. Since I seem to find myself bubbling to the top of the...