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by mariobro
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Need some advice/design help..
Replies: 19
Views: 208

Don't lose that edge, though. Always assume the others are going are really going to make an effort, even if they don't. That way, you'll always be pleasantly surprised, when you see that most people don't even have the talent or skills to be in school.
by mariobro
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Cool print T-shirts?
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Get some boat-neck, striped t-shirts, like the ones Picasso wore, and maybe you'll get as much nookie as the man himself... :D
by mariobro
Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: CD Ripping Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Hmmm... what about buffer adjustments in your ripping software? Are you using a sound card, or integrated audio? I've had this happen. I believe there's a program that let's you make authentic bit-for-bit digital copies of sound files. That could help. I don't recall the name, but it should be easy ...
by mariobro
Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I found money
Replies: 17
Views: 424

You were smart to ask around if it belonged to anyone there, it could have been a set-up.

It's the oldest trick in the book, too root out dishonest employees.
by mariobro
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I've joined the dark side...
Replies: 37
Views: 688

Well, it must be a shoe fetish... But seriously, you can tell a lot about a man by looking at his shoes. And his belt. A worn-out belt looks really bad, and makes you look bad. I suspect the guy who drew up the dress code there is an ex-military dude. I suggest you invest in a few pairs of good, lea...
by mariobro
Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Vista Beta 2
Replies: 83
Views: 1295

Good points, but imagine if the Mac clones were still being produced: Apple would lose its real edge: product design. Because that's really all they have right now. I remember the days when Macs were machines used for "serious" work. Someone saw you using one, and they'd think you were a musician, a...
by mariobro
Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Vista Beta 2
Replies: 83
Views: 1295

Well, it does look nice, and all the glass effects can be really cool. Having a decent GPU helps a lot regarding speed and stability. But the new features aren't really all that hot for the common user. Some might even go unnoticed. And the constant checking (Do you really want to do this?) could be...
by mariobro
Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Username/passwords not saving since Firefox auto updated
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Agreed, but I read about Firefox fanboys saying how "M$ just ripped off Firefox!!! teh evil!!!" when referring to IE7, and that's just wrong. I remember when I tried Firefox, and people were creaming their pants over features that Opera had had for years, and I thought: "What's the big deal?" And I ...
by mariobro
Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Username/passwords not saving since Firefox auto updated
Replies: 5
Views: 145

It sure is annoying. Every once in a while, firefox will wipe out ALL my bookmarks. I have to save them constantly. And it always crashes when opening PDF files. Always. And some sites don't work at all. Yeah, I know I could download some whatchamacallit-thingamabob extension to make it work. But ot...
by mariobro
Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Anyone here had LASIK done?
Replies: 16
Views: 320

My sister, my brother-in-law and my mom have gone through it. They swear by it, and haven't had any problems. However, you must remember: you'll never regain 20/20 sight. But it'll improve a lot, to the point that you won't need glasses, maybe except for reading or stuff like that. It's specially go...
by mariobro
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: How much to offer for laptop purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Well, I must say those CeleronM's are pretty nice. I was looking for a used hig-end laptop, and found a monstruous 17" Toshiba, with a 2.8 Ghz. P4. It was a good deal, but then I found out the DVD burner wouldn't work. Oh, and the battery lasted 1:15 hours. I said "no, thanks", and instead got a new...
by mariobro
Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Meet my new best friend.
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Now you just need a copy of DOA:XBV, and you're good to go... :P
by mariobro
Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: HBO's Rome 1st season DVD set
Replies: 10
Views: 190

I never could get into Rome. I was pumped up about it, since it looked a bit like Gladiator (the movie)... But when I watched it, it felt a bit too much like a soap opera to me. And some of the production values didn't really look that amazing. Also, being an HBO series, it lacked enough T&A and som...
by mariobro
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Bryce 5.0 Free!
Replies: 13
Views: 263

Now THAT is nice...

Be sure to grab it, despite its quirky interface, Bryce is incredibly powerful, and it can even be used for serious work.

I've used it since version 1.0, way back in 1994, when it was a Mac exclusive.

It's texture technology is really cool.
by mariobro
Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Anyone hacked their phone?
Replies: 21
Views: 767

Just be careful, read up on all info available, and only try it once you're absolutely sure of what you're doing.

Otherwise, you might screw up your phone real bad. Nothing fatal, but nothing easy to fix, either.
by mariobro
Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I Got My First Cell Phone Today
Replies: 20
Views: 377

That's a good choice. Very reliable phones.

Come to think of it, I'm sorta like a crack dealer.... I just opened a cellphone business, but I don't use one.

"Never get hooked on your own product"... :D
by mariobro
Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Are these pictures real? (NOT FOR THE WEAK)
Replies: 32
Views: 751

Looks pretty real to me...

Whether they're consequence of bombings is still open to debate.

But... If you thought that was gross, you should check out the Chernobyl babies...

Or the Three Mile Island babies.

Remember, America had its own Chernobyl. But it was just called "an incident". :wink:
by mariobro
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Nintendo has the Real Monopoly in the industry not microsoft
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Great, but what I'd really like to see is:

"Commie Monopoly"!

"Communopoly"!

That would be cool. Hammers and sickles as tokens, "Go directly to the KGB's Lubianka" instead of Jail, amass huge riches purchasing barb-wire factories, etc.

Now THAT would be cool.
by mariobro
Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Is this possible? (computer related)
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Yeah, most likely it's a bad hard drive, or, at best, a severely fragmented drive. Try some defragmenting first, and see if it works. I once had a drive freezing up on me, and it was diagnosed as "defective". Actually it was just badly fragmented. I defragged, filled it with "zeroes", and it's been ...
by mariobro
Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I really hate Apple/Macintosh Computers
Replies: 15
Views: 339

Agreed, System 9 through 7 were notorious for memory crashes. It could get infuriating. As long as you don't ask too much from it, it should work fine. But repairing an older Mac is a tough job, due to weird, non-standard hardware that even changes between same-model Macs. I pretty much had to trash...