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by mariobro
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: My New Computer!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Well, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is quite good, if you don't have it on the Xbox360. It would be a good way of testing your new hardware, since it has pretty steep requirements. It's fun. Not a great game, but very fun.
by mariobro
Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Upgrade to Vista from Vista
Replies: 59
Views: 2306

Yup, Mac OS 7.5 through 9 were pretty crappy. I say this as a Mac fan...
They were basically hacked versions of System 7, which was mind-blowing in the early 90s. By the late 90s, it had lost its edge completely, it was bloated, and its constant crashes were infuriating.
by mariobro
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Upgrade to Vista from Vista
Replies: 59
Views: 2306

Yeah, with a 3 Ghz P4 and a 6600GT, I think you'll be surprised at how smooth Vista will run. You'd benefit a lot from one more Gb of RAM, however. I tried it with a 3500+ Athlon64 1 Gb RAM, and a 7600GS, and it was pretty responsive and smooth. It actually gets faster with time, wchich was pretty n...
by mariobro
Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Upgrade to Vista from Vista
Replies: 59
Views: 2306

Good point, but the web development community isn't the top priority in MS's nefarious plans for world domination. They just want to stop catching heat from common users for getting their homepage replaced with a porn site. To that extent, IE7 is an improvement. In my experience, common users don't ...
by mariobro
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Upgrade to Vista from Vista
Replies: 59
Views: 2306

Well, yes, the Microsoft hatin' thing is in full effect... fo' real G... But it is getting old. IE 7 is a very decent product. Sure, it took too long to arrive, but it works well, and it adds features that Firefox made popular, but didn't invent, quite contrary to popular belief. Opera, for example,...
by mariobro
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I bought it...
Replies: 21
Views: 481

That's smart, they should promote Vista by including some free RAM with it, or give it away with the purchase of a good video card. That way, people won't be put off by the somewhat high hardware requirements. A lot of people will balk at the notion of adding a video card to their PC just to get the...
by mariobro
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Complete windows Vista skin for Xp?
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Well, most Vista skins for XP are just cosmetic, they don't really include features.
I really don't recall scrolling in Vista's start menu, however.
by mariobro
Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Got my new printer
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Most HP cartridges are a good value. They have a large capacity, and actually last a while. Some Lexmark printers, on the other hand, are quite nasty. Some go through a cartridge in a WEEK. I'm not kidding. Plus with HP cartridges, you have a lot of refill potential, with a new printhead in every ne...
by mariobro
Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Well done, sir. Extra kudos for the beer can and carton of smokes... Looks like my desk.
by mariobro
Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Any antique record people out there 78 RPMs one sided
Replies: 11
Views: 334

It shouldn't be that hard finding a 78 rpm capable turntable. Hell, I have one, from a 70s Fisher all-in-one stereo. The classic Technics turntables should have that speed, at least the ones I've used do. Remember that shellac discs are quite delicate, so never use record-cleaning fluid, or alcohol ...
by mariobro
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: So is Windows Vista still going to be BS?
Replies: 20
Views: 462

Well, I'm STUCK with Windows, how about that? Autocad is one of the very, very few programs that's a true Windows exclusive. :( Hell, they used to make Solaris and Mac versions fer god's sake...
by mariobro
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: So is Windows Vista still going to be BS?
Replies: 20
Views: 462

Some weeks ago, I read that MS had reconsidered, and left out that "feature", after public outcry from "enthusiast" hardware sites. It seemed legit, since they had a quote from a MS spokesperson. They realized that gamers and diy'ers change hardware frequently, and that they buy the OS's premium ver...
by mariobro
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Aceptamos pesos
Replies: 1
Views: 115

"Se habla Español"... :P

Most border cities accept pesos anyway, but it is weird to see pesos accpeted in a city like Dallas...
But the exchange ratio they give you will make you think twice. Not that the peso is the strongest of currencies, but still.. :D
by mariobro
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Amazing how well pos hardware holds up
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Well, remember that Intel's new Core technology is based on those PIIIs... they're nothing to sneeze at, when Windows XP came out, it ran better on those processors than on the slightly crappy first Pentium 4s. And a Geforce 6200 is still slightly ahead of most integrated GPUs on motherboards, and t...
by mariobro
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Apple announces iPhone, Apple TV
Replies: 36
Views: 526

I won't get an Iphone, mainly because I can't afford it, :D but I really want Apple to succeed on this. It would be sweet vindication for the whole Newton deal, and all the people who worked hard on it, even if they're not at Apple anymore. And I want to see Steve Jobs eat his words, like when he sa...
by mariobro
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Korean study: circumcision reduces sexual satisfaction
Replies: 30
Views: 459

Some women do get freaked out by a foreskin, and some don't. I think a little variety doesn't hurt. Some women tell horror stories about uncircumcised dudes and "the horrible smell" of smegma. Actual quote. Some women think a foreskin is really cute, since it looks like a "small elephant's trunk". A...
by mariobro
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: YouTube blocked in much of Brazil
Replies: 17
Views: 227

Seems like Brazilians are worried by the cultural stereotypes that this video might reinforce. Namely:"Brazil is nothing but lazy people on the beach, and a lot of thongs... a lot". Or that they're sex addicts, and can't even wait to get a room. I sympathize with their concerns. I've been there a fe...
by mariobro
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Apple announces iPhone, Apple TV
Replies: 36
Views: 526

Yes, that could be the IPhone's Achilles heel. And it's got some pretty stiff competition out there. The Motorola "Q" for example. Sweet phone. Or a Treo. And yes, Blackberries. They even have a name just as silly, "Blackberry" this ain't gonna be pretty... Plus, those weird Nokias are pretty high o...
by mariobro
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Fixing Warped Vinyl Records.
Replies: 32
Views: 683

Well, the brilliant solution to the art issue were those funky "long" cardboard boxes for CDs. I still have a few around. The coolest was Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" it's embossed, and it looks really cool. They lasted quite a few years, I even have a mint, shrink-wrapped copy of MC Hammer's "2Leg...
by mariobro
Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: YouTube blocked in much of Brazil
Replies: 17
Views: 227

It was scary though, when the guy just whipped it out...

And the girl show an amazing proficiency at inserting said object in such a stealthy way. Maybe she's just a public sex freak...