Recent content by alexik01

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    Haswell Mobo with ATA Password?

    Does anyone know which, if any 1150 motherboards support an ATA password (also called HDD password)? The ability to set an ATA password would allow one to use the built-in encryption feature of some SSDs. I cannot find any information about desktop motherboards supporting this feature. I...
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    MASSIVE Steam Summer Sale

    Question about countries: :confused: I'm an American living in Sweden. Steam makes me select Sweden as my country. Will this screw with my payment/card if it shows my US billing address as: 123 fake street faketown 12345 SE I actually just finished my studies and canceled my Swedish...
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    pseudoCAD software

    What I looking to do is make CAD-like drawings, but not necessary to any scale. It's easiest to just show a few examples. damped mass spring system closed loop slice of transistor micromachining process Is there any one program suited to all these tasks? What software would you...
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    Students Take File Swapping Quiz Before Using P2P

    I just graduated from UMR (err, MST), and they have been having issues with the dorm internet access (campus internet is very fast) since my first year. Originally, a few a-holes were torrenting all the time resulting in 20 people using half of the capacity resulting in people getting...
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    Replacing Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Cables?

    You can make your own cables, it's easy. I think they are mono. BUT, it isn't the cable that is causing the sound to stop. It's the connection between the cable and the speaker. It is really a poor design, and making your own high quality cables won't really help. If the connection is any...
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    Another 2.x speaker thread

    Thanks guys, I decided to go with the T-amp and P152s from amazon resellers for $170 shipped. Checking for the P150, P162, and the Audioengine A2 basically says that the P152 will be slightly better than the A2 in all respects and that the price and size increase of the P162...
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    Another 2.x speaker thread

    So I'm looking for some new computer/multimedia speakers (obviously). Previously I had the klipsch promedia 2.1, but I'm giving them to my dad to use on a computer in his shop. Thought they were pretty good, but I'm looking form something better that will last me a long time. These will be...
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    Man With $1,250 Gift Cards Can’t Buy A Mac

    Yes it is, but when they actually get the TV ect. they are doing so legally. There is nothing we could do when someone waled in and purchased something with 10 gift cards worth $107.34 each (the price a 99.99 item was after tax). You KNEW the guy was "stealing" the TV, but could do nothing since...
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    Man With $1,250 Gift Cards Can’t Buy A Mac

    When I worked at sears, I found out the most popular way to "steal" from the store was to grab random expensive stuff from near the doors, then return it at a later date for a gift card. That way, they could get the big screen TV or refrigerator that they really wanted. As far as i know, Sears...
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    SOYO 24" DYLM24D6 Official Thread

    I just took the back off by removing all the visible screws. The speakers have a connector that just pulls off. I also left the back off to keep it cooler (but now that I know the noise isn't caused by the heat, I suppose it doesn't really matter).
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    SOYO 24" DYLM24D6 Official Thread

    Some experiences about the buzzing: When I use the panel at school, there is very little electronic noise. When I use it at home, there is the same quiet electronic noise, but also a 60Hz (not exactly sure if it was 60, don't have it with me) buzzing. Sometimes quiet, and sometimes very loud...
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    SOYO 24" DYLM24D6 Official Thread

    Just wanted to say I also bought that basic DVI cable from monoprice for $10 and it cleared up the bit of tearing I was having. If you use this monitor for videos and games, I'd suggest investing in a new DVI cable.
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    Word 2003 incorrect page length

    A while ago I installed Vista, then installed Word 2003 and then updated to sp3. Ever since then, my word 2003 doesn't format like every other word 2003 in the world. I see slightly less lines per page than other people. For example, I just got a document with a table of contents that lists...
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    WD or Seagate? Help me pick the right drive

    The WD dirves are not the same despite the similar names. the 320GB does not have perpendicular recording. Seagate's 7200.10 do not have AAM (automatic acoustic management) which lowers the seek noise. WDs have AAM and can be set from off to very quiet.
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    Western Digital Settlement

    I don't understand why so many people get so emotional about this issue. To all you people who think you've been ripped off, you weren't. When you bought your HDD you compaired it to other HDDs, not to RAM prices or whatnot. An industry standard in a capitalist market assures you get what you...