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by Frh
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Troubleshooting random system crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Re: Troubleshooting random system crashes

Updated the drivers for the sound card - no luck. Disabled the sound card, still no luck. I was thinking the motherboard as well - problem is it costs about £80 to replace, and would be a bit annoying if it turned out to not be the problem. Although, I still don't see why it would fail in Windows 7/...
by Frh
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Troubleshooting random system crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Re: Troubleshooting random system crashes

Ok, so an update. It is not the graphics card - I replaced it with an older one, and the same thing happens. Crashes appear to occur when: playing EVE, Sins of a Solar Empire, running Deluge (torrent client), or randomly. They DO NOT occur when playing Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source, Counter...
by Frh
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Foobar 2k
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Foobar 2k

Hi, I have been searching for a music player which can handle .flac, is fine with large numbers of songs (~30k) and can help organise / tag my music collection. All this has lead me to foobar2k - however, the initial UI is shockingly bad, and there do not appear to be any guides on simple newbie UIs...
by Frh
Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Masters in CS
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Masters in CS

I've just graduated with a degree in physics, and have a masters program in CS lined up for next year. Firstly, I have been given a list of books from which I should read at least one prior to the start of the course. David Harel, Computers Lts. – what they really can’t do, Oxford University Press, ...
by Frh
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Troubleshooting random system crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Troubleshooting random system crashes

Hey everyone! I built a Pc less than a year ago, and up until a month ago it was working brilliantly. However, I began getting random system hangs - these occured in two ways: firstly, the screen would go "blocky", and any sound in the back ground would repeat on a half second loop. This e...
by Frh
Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 656206

Re: EVE Online

How much would I have to play to get money for books etc? I have exams coming up!
by Frh
Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 656206

Re: EVE Online

I was thinking of playing eve after I graduate (when I am unemployed!), which will be at the beginning of July. I have messed about with the trial system before, so I have a rough idea of how it all works, but I was wondering whether it was feasible to start an account now in order to train some ski...
by Frh
Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Neverwinter Nights I and II
Replies: 51
Views: 19700

Re: Neverwinter Nights I and II

Was thinking of installing nwn2 and its expansion when I next go home. Can anyone recommended me any persistent worlds?

Thanks!
by Frh
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Volunteering
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Re: Volunteering

Teaching English might work - I have seen TEFL courses on offer around my university. Unfortunately not a medic, physics all the way! Peace corps look interesting - but I am English, and they seem to be an organisation which require you to be American?
by Frh
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Volunteering
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Volunteering

So, I have decided to do some volunteer work this summer. What I would really like to do is teach, or perhaps do some conservation/outdoors type work, preferably in Africa, or perhaps Nepal. However, upon searching for opportunities, there seem to be: a) Loads, b) Not many ways (other than manually)...
by Frh
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Oh, I hate todate soo much(rant)
Replies: 77
Views: 7053

Re: Oh, I hate todate soo much(rant)

St Valentine. Patron saint of plague sufferers and epileptics, fact.
by Frh
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "1 missed call from: Private no."
Replies: 41
Views: 5680

Re: "1 missed call from: Private no."

Ugh, I remember a few years ago my brother and I got a bit annoyed with the telemarketers, and started messing with them. It seriously backfired one time though, as the call centre was based in India, they couldn't understand our accents and thought we were genuinely interested... and then kept call...
by Frh
Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Too much focus
Replies: 14
Views: 2479

Too much focus

Recently, I have become aware that I no longer have any involvement with the arts. I just do science. Now there is nothing wrong with that - I like science! However, I miss reading a book and discussing what I think it might mean. I am also aware that I do not get art (and never have). People throug...
by Frh
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Splitting Sides
Replies: 63
Views: 5752

Re: Splitting Sides

Ah hm, I did eat dinner before I went running, I thought I might need the energy or something. But I guess that doesn't work out if it makes your sides hurt enough to not be able to continue. If you go running before you have digested your food, then blood will be "pulled" away from your ...
by Frh
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Great XKCD Postcard Exchange!
Replies: 249
Views: 24400

Re: The Great XKCD Postcard Exchange!

I would like to be included! I live in Scotland.
by Frh
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wearing ascots and playing tennis
Replies: 34
Views: 3280

I don't know if any of the people who voted for rugby have ever played, and if they have played, if they have ever rowed properly. In terms of manliness, they are nowhere near! Rowing is bloody hard work, but honestly.. the rugby world cup is on at the moment. Check it out.
by Frh
Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Regarding laptop encasement.
Replies: 30
Views: 3924

The STM medium evolution looks like it might be a winner... if it weren't for the fact that it is a centimetre too narrow. Anyone know how accurate the measurements given are likely to be?
by Frh
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Regarding laptop encasement.
Replies: 30
Views: 3924

People seem to be very much pro backpack, as opposed to messenger bag. Wouldn't moving it around with one 'side' below the other cause more wear on the hinge on that side? I am assuming you can't put the laptop in with the wide side parallel to the bottom of the bag. I do have one of those sleeves -...
by Frh
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Regarding laptop encasement.
Replies: 30
Views: 3924

Regarding laptop encasement.

I have been searching these here intertubes some method of safely, yet comfortably, yet stylishly, carrying my laptop around for day to day use. A bag, if you will. This search has gone on for far too long, and I was wondering if the good people of these fora could help me out? Now, the problems whi...
by Frh
Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fife, Scotland
Replies: 25
Views: 3292

I spend the majority of the year in Fife, though I am currently home for the summer...
by Frh
Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 337117

Name: frh Why you're awesome: Why does the sun rise? ....Gravity, that's why. Why you read xkcd: I thought it was funny? Why else would you read it? Newton or Leibniz: I was indifferent until I learned that Lebiniz's first name was friggin GOTTFRIED. I mean seriously, how is this even a question? In...
by Frh
Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Useful maths?
Replies: 36
Views: 7536

Thanks for the tips guys! Contacted one of my lecturers in addition to asking here, got basically the same advice ;). I purchased Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, and have been working through that fairly steadily. I now have a new question, regarding programming! Where do you find pro...
by Frh
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Useful maths?
Replies: 36
Views: 7536

Useful maths?

Aloha, I have questions for you good people! What areas of maths would you suggest someone in his 2nd year of a physics degree, with a lot of time on his hands, studies? Also, if I were to attempt learning a programming language, what would be most useful to a physicist? And more importantly, most f...

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