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by N7SC
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 25310

Well if we're going to address improper words there are: Base - The base from my subwoofer is awesome. Really? How's the rest of it's physical structure? Quite - I want a pc that's quite. Uh, quite what? I believe these mistakes have devloped from that english teacher I mentioned before; the one wh...
by N7SC
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 25310

a brat (otherwise known as someones child, that they probably love more than anything else in the world) No, meaning an overindulged little piece of excrement that likely needs the living daylights slapped -- Oh, my, I seem to be in an unusually cranky mood today. Well, most kids, at least here in ...
by N7SC
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 25310

Exactly, Judge, exactly. What gets me riled up is the way that "gone missing," issuing breathlessly and enthusiastically from the mouths of reporters, has become a way of their showing off how trendy and cool they are. Or some social strutting thing like that. At least over here, "gone missing" beca...
by N7SC
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 25310

How exactly do you propose we say we don't know where someone or something has gone since the last time we had seen them? Disappeared doesn't work because they more than likely still exist and didn't vanish while you were watching them. Lost doesn't work because you don't have to be lost to be miss...
by N7SC
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 25310

How about " went missing ," a current pet peeve of mine. These days some rotten little brat does not simply "disappear," he "goes missing." UGH. I wish the reporters and news people that use this would simply disappear. Preferably in the most painful manner possible. Being " Proactive. " A business-...
by N7SC
Fri May 22, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista Wireless Network Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Windows Vista Wireless Network Settings

How do you set the SSID for a wireless network in Vista? I want to set a neighbor's laptop to connect to the wireless router that I gave her, and for security purposes, I want to change the SSID from the default and turn off the router's broadcast of the SSID. Have done this on my family's three lap...
by N7SC
Wed May 13, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Win 7, what compels you to upgrade?
Replies: 112
Views: 24159

Re: Win 7, what compels you to upgrade?

Aris wrote:What about the new OS makes you want to upgrade to it?
Nothing.
by N7SC
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What type of panel is my old 20'' screen?
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Niels, I bought my NEC from http://www.tech4less.com , here in the US. It was an open-box item, but was in literally new condition, all accessories, all warranty cards, in factory box (with matching serial number on box), etc. I registered it with NEC and got the full 3 year warranty too. It cost a ...
by N7SC
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What type of panel is my old 20'' screen?
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Try this web site: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/

That is where I got the info on my NEC LCD 2070NX (Super IPS) before I bought it. Lotsa info, great site.

FWIW, all of the 200p4, 200p6, etc listed on that web site have S-IPS panels, so it is kind of likely that yours does too.
by N7SC
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 128160

Could you please make everything nice, safe, loved, loving, secure, free from fear, free from suffering, with happiness for every living thing? Now, please?
by N7SC
Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Netgear Customer Support - UGH!
Replies: 9
Views: 2816

you should really be blaming the rest of the population, for making it economically prudent to hire nit-wits to read off a script I do, actually, but simply can't afford enough high-caliber ammo to rectify the problem. :wink: And the much more effective hydrogen bombs are out of my price range enti...
by N7SC
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Netgear Customer Support - UGH!
Replies: 9
Views: 2816

Jeez, for got to follow up, so an update: Netgear sent me a new router, same model, WGR614. It had the same problem as the old one, right out of the box. I called their San Jose corporate headquarters and they gave me a second level tech support case #. Called second level support and worked through...
by N7SC
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bush's Legacy Starts to Take Shape.
Replies: 38
Views: 6851

Do not, even for a moment, underestimate the utter evil of little brother Jeb. If that guy ever decides the time is right for him to run for President, we are all doomed. Period. I'm a Floridian, and have seen, first hand, what that bastard can do. We should thank all that is good for the fact that ...
by N7SC
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DIY Loudspeaker Design
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

As I am just quickly browsing a bit at favorite sites (like spcr), as I rush around the house doing housework today, no time to check out link, so must ask: Do they cover designing a system that uses equalization to acheive flat response all the way down to 20Hz? I'd love to try building a system li...
by N7SC
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Massive theft of service by PC Magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Michael Sandstrom wrote:As far as I am concerned PC Magazine is dead.
That has been the case for well over two decades.
Michael Sandstrom wrote:It's only advantage was that it was hard copy.
Are you housebreaking a dog or something? Newspaper works much better.:D
by N7SC
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Massive theft of service by PC Magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Aside from that I quit reading PC Magazine many, many years ago . . . I do have a copy of Shutterbug that was delivered digitally. It uses the Zinio reader. Not too bad quality. Actually pretty high quality. But, it is a digital thing, displayed on my monitor. I prefer real, paper, magazines and boo...
by N7SC
Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do drives get noisier as they get older?
Replies: 12
Views: 3715

I just threw out a Seagate Barracuda II (yes, II) 2GB Ultra, Wide SCSI II drive that is almost 14 years old. It was never really quiet to begin with, being a server drive in its day. But as its ball bearing spindle aged it eventually howled like a jet at takeoff thrust. Could not stand to be in the ...
by N7SC
Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1676519

Just finished listening to Simple Gifts, performed by Yo Yo Ma and Dawn Upshaw. Very beautiful and peaceful.
by N7SC
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Netgear Customer Support - UGH!
Replies: 9
Views: 2816

Follow-up: Yesterday I called back to Netgear "Technical Support" and, after getting through the language/accent barrier (no prejudice, but the barrier does make it very difficult to communicate clearly at times), was able to explain why I was upset to another "Support Engineer." He put me on hold, ...
by N7SC
Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Netgear Customer Support - UGH!
Replies: 9
Views: 2816

Netgear Customer Support - UGH!

Long post, but contains info about my qualifications to make a pretty accurate diagnosis of the problem, Netgear's (mis)handling of it, and the main two reasons that I am very, VERY upset. Me: Former Network Administrator at a BIG state university. Lotsa hardware knowledge. Built (meaning "built," w...
by N7SC
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1676519

Irritating hold music on the phone. Calling US Bank about my mortgage.
by N7SC
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Looking for advice on parts for water cooling.
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

I'm no expert, but do have a water cooled system that I built myself, so . . . Am not familar with the pump you are going to use, nor with the thermal specs of the AMD processors. The waterblock you selected is very good, as is the radiator. My system is all Swiftech, and works very well. Not famili...
by N7SC
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fewer big drives (3+platters), or more smaller drives?
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Fewer big drives (3+platters), or more smaller drives?

Which route would be the quietest way to expand storage? Seems that SPCR folks favor lower platter count per drive for less vibration, etc. But that usually means lower capacity per drive than the drives with more platters. Thus, am wondering whether the increased vibration per drive of the higher c...
by N7SC
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1676519

Side two of (A Fresh Wind) Blows Against The Empire. Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia, Graham Nash, Billy Kreutzmann, David Crosby, Peter Kaukonen, Mickey Hart, Marty Balin, et al. Released 1970
by N7SC
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1676519

Anna Russell giving her rightfully famous explaination of Wagner's Ring of the Niebelung. Timeless, and hilarious.
by N7SC
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: how to clean LCD correctly streak-free, please?
Replies: 31
Views: 5222

You don't need to add much vinegar to help with the degreasing, 10:1 with water should be plenty. From my experience with cleaning wood floors finished with Tung oil, vinegar in water does not do much in the way of cleaning or degreasing (it is all you can use on an oiled floor finish), but it is v...
by N7SC
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does anyone here speak and read Swedish?
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Thank you both very much. The other guys at the Brickboard (www.brickboard.com), the Volvo site that I also frequent, will be grateful too, to know that the car actually ran.
by N7SC
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does anyone here speak and read Swedish?
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Does anyone here speak and read Swedish?

Some of you may recall, from a post about why I drive a Volvo, that I do drive a Volvo. On another forum, for us Volvo owners who take a do-it-yourself approach to maintenance and repairs, someone posted this link to a very funny video apparently filmed in Sweden (or possibly another Scandinavian co...
by N7SC
Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1676519

Silence, actually. Just got done listening to a fantastic recording, from 1945, of Zigeunerweisen (composer: Pablo De Sarasate) performed by violinist Isaac Stern when he was in his twenties, followed by a contemporary recording of the Romantic Pieces (Op. 75) by Dvorak, played by siblings, Orli and...
by N7SC
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why I drive a Volvo
Replies: 16
Views: 3323

You guys are scaring me here. Given Xan and Neil's last posts, maybe I should ditch the idea of ever moving north out of Florida. 4 ft. snow drifts, and the accident that Neil saw . . . No thanks. Even with a Volvo and heated seats. No.