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by Enigma90825
Fri May 07, 2010 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Remnants of a virus preventing internet access?
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Remnants of a virus preventing internet access?

Assuming you're running a Windows machine: Go into your Internet Options through either Control Panel or Internet Explorer. Go to the Connections tab and then click Lan Settings. Nothing in that box should be checked or filled out unless you specifically know that it should. Clear all boxes and rem...
by Enigma90825
Fri May 07, 2010 2:34 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Remnants of a virus preventing internet access?
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Remnants of a virus preventing internet access?

I recently had a virus, or at least a massive trojan, on my computer. It was one of those which pretend to be a Security Center and want you to buy a version because your computer is horribly infected, and it clogs up everything else otherwise. Well I ran Malwarebytes and Spybot Search & Destroy...
by Enigma90825
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Keyboard Compatability
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: Keyboard Compatability

J the Ninja wrote:Have you tried it with only the USB end plugged in? The keyboard may be able to use that as well if the PS/2 cable isn't connected.


Brilliant! It worked immediately. w00t for missing simple solutions. Thanks for the help!
by Enigma90825
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Keyboard Compatability
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Keyboard Compatability

I have a Microsoft Wireless Natural Multimedia Keyboard and Wireless IntelliMouse. Both are wireless and receive the signal from the same sender which is usually hooked up to the computer. The wire from the sender splits into two wires at the end, one for the mouse (usb) and one for the keyboard (ke...
by Enigma90825
Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Adding an external monitor.
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: Adding an external monitor.

Ah, I got it! Thanks a lot! It was some stupid Dell driver that I hadn't installed apparently.


Silly Dell. :roll:
by Enigma90825
Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Adding an external monitor.
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: Adding an external monitor.

Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, the problem is that the monitor won't show up at all when I go to display settings. And unless I'm doing something horribly wrong, pressing that magic button doesn't have any effect either. (There is a separate key on my keyboard which seems to be the one you a...
by Enigma90825
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Adding an external monitor.
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Adding an external monitor.

I'm trying to add a 21.5" Samsung monitor to the new 13.5" Dell XPS Studio 1340 laptop I bought. The Dell came with Vista Home Premium on it, but I recently uninstalled Vista Ultimate (which may or may not be missing a couple drivers, I've done the best I could see to find everything). Now...
by Enigma90825
Sat May 02, 2009 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: OS Revitilization?
Replies: 4
Views: 544

OS Revitilization?

I just reinstalled Windows XP SP2 on a friend's computer (Yeah, I'm going to upgrade to SP3, don't worry) and am having a couple difficulties now that everything is installed. Keep in mind that all of this worked before on the computer, so its not a hardware problem. First, when I plugged my externa...
by Enigma90825
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:46 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: "Holy crap I know you/live there/work there"
Replies: 51
Views: 15310

Re: "Holy crap I know you/live there/work there"

I didn't think there was anybody at my school who read it, but then talked to some people and I've found four or five others who read the forum (besides the three or four people I've introduced it to). I don't think any of them post on the fora though... at least not as far as I know...
by Enigma90825
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 75191

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

This movie looks pretty sweet, gotta say.

How necessary is it to read the graphic novel before I see the movie? I hadn't even heard of this before the previews came out..... I probably lose some geek points for admitting that. :oops:
by Enigma90825
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Catch 22
Replies: 97
Views: 17485

Re: Catch 22

I thought it was an awesome book. I called the ending from before Oar disappeared. Really liked it though. Good times.
by Enigma90825
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 61046

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

I'm about 2/5 way through the book, and I've put it down for awhile. I get kinda bored with it. I know what he's trying to get at but can't seem to get that into it... :roll:
by Enigma90825
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 69423

Re: "Base System" discussion

Hahahaha, wow, this was one of the better ones recently. I was having a conversation about this not five minutes ago!

Good, now I have my excuse to bring XKCD into the lives of others! :twisted:
by Enigma90825
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep! The magic of REM...
Replies: 14
Views: 1686

Re: Sleep! The magic of REM...

Avelion wrote:I generally sleep from 8am to 4pm and I am outraged at your obvious bias against us nocturnal freaks of nature. Alright not really, but still I can't be the only one here who works at night.


Ah, true. I suppose it should be how many hours do you spend awake at one time on average. Oh well!
by Enigma90825
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep! The magic of REM...
Replies: 14
Views: 1686

Sleep! The magic of REM...

So, I did a general forum search and didn't find anything about this, feel free to delete it if I missed one. Anyways, I thought there should be a topic about sleep and all the magical wonderfulness it brings. More specifically, I was wondering, what time do you all go to bed on a normal night? In t...
by Enigma90825
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who You Are
Replies: 53
Views: 4847

Re: Who You Are

One day I was walking into my Health class, I think sophomore year of high school (two years ago). I was confronted with a display of fancy posters and random food items as I realized that I had completely forgotten our project on food nutrition that was due that day. My first thought, "Shit......
by Enigma90825
Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0514: "Simultaneous"
Replies: 144
Views: 29272

Re: "Simultaneous" Discussion

Randall would. XKCD = Sex + Special Relativity.
by Enigma90825
Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185680

Re: Religion

But then what if God said at the first of humanity, once Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden of Eden, that he would never act to interfere with human free will? I know the point can be made that as he is supposedly omnipotent, that there is no human action which God did not already know about...
by Enigma90825
Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185680

Re: Religion

We do have free will and the power to make our own decisions. I find this idea completely at odds with that of the existence of an omnipotent being. For you or I, who are not omnipotent, we can justify taking no action on certain events as they may be beyond our control or we may accept that we don...
by Enigma90825
Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185680

Re: Religion

In the case of your friend, I think she was wrong to say it was "all part of God's plan". If that was the case, then we could just do anything and it would all be 'part of God's plan'. Exactly, and while I do know that there are Christians who do not ascribe to this kind of "God's pl...
by Enigma90825
Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185680

Re: Religion

I really haven't been as active in this thread as I had hoped to be. Here's my thinking: I think it's kinda pointless to argue about specific biblical texts. That's just allowing credibility where I don't think it's deserved. As Lemminkainen said, it's thrown together by random people throughout the...
by Enigma90825
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think I've got a virus...or something
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: I think I've got a virus...or something

Download this program and run it. http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe That is Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware program which is similar to AdAware or Spybot Search&Destroy. This will go through and remove the virus you have which is the "Antivirus2009 virus." If ...
by Enigma90825
Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Illegal System DLL Relocation Error
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: Illegal System DLL Relocation Error

Nope, I use Avast.
by Enigma90825
Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Illegal System DLL Relocation Error
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Illegal System DLL Relocation Error

Whenever I run a couple programs, I get this error and the game or program won't start. "The system DLL user 32.dll was relocated in memory. The application will not run properly. The relocation occurred because the DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll occupied an address range reserved for Wind...
by Enigma90825
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 177250

Re: Making the world a weirder place

My school has cameras If it's a public school, you shouldn't be worrying about making it a weirder place. You should be breaking cameras. Yeah, it's a public school, but I'm hoping for a bit less disciplinary action than that would entail. And nice idea wst, although I think they may be able to see...
by Enigma90825
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 177250

Re: Making the world a weirder place

Okay, I was reading the first couple pages of this in order to come up with an idea. I want to do something that will catch on around my school, but I'd rather that people don't know I did it. Something small and easy to replicate that people will find funny. My school has cameras though so I can't ...
by Enigma90825
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Synchronized Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 2110

Re: Synchronized Lights

I'm hoping that's the part where the on/off switch comes in handy.
by Enigma90825
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 177250

Re: Making the world a weirder place

I've been inspired by XKCD. In school projects, whenever I am able to put in random letters/numbers for one reason or another I put in XKCD in the vain hopes of finding somebody who recognizes the symbols. I also have a habit of putting XKCD comics in classes when nobody is there and watching people...
by Enigma90825
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Synchronized Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 2110

Re: Synchronized Lights

Okay, now I have the same question with different lights. Except now I am more knowledgeable of wiring and can do a beginner's work with them. I installed two tubes in my car with a on and off switch. Now, however, I want to make it so THESE lights will go with the music (something I'm in constant p...
by Enigma90825
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0495: "Secretary: Part 2"
Replies: 170
Views: 26970

Re: "Secretary: Part 2"

That was one of the most amazing comics I've seen.... the thing about the apartment with the moat had me laughing for a good while! Ah, the Ronpaul to the rescue!?

I had to post in this thread because it had quotes around the title.
by Enigma90825
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 48353

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

chionophile wrote:Historic would also fit here and probably gives the most points.


Nope, clitoris uses all 7 letters and you get a 50 point bonus for that. This is weird, I was playing scrabble when I looked at this comic...
by Enigma90825
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Java Complier Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Java Complier Help!

I have the following settings in textpad: Compile java: (Ctrl-1) Parameters: -verbose $File Initial folder: $FileDir Run Java: (Ctrl 2) Parameters: $BaseName Initial folder: $FileDir Don't know if that helps, but it could... . Incidentally, why don't you want to use the command line? There we go, t...
by Enigma90825
Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:40 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Java Complier Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Java Complier Help!

Hmmm... is there any easier way I can get it to run now that it is compiled correctly?
by Enigma90825
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:34 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Java Complier Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Java Complier Help!

It looks like you're passing your source file to "java", rather than "javac". Arguments to "javac" should be the .java files you want to compile (it'll make .class files) Arguments to "java" should be the class you want to run (note: not filename. If you run ...
by Enigma90825
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Java Complier Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Java Complier Help!

Okay, I've been trying to get this to work for the past couple weeks and it is driving me crazy. I have java code, and I need to compile and run it on my computer, preferably not from the command prompt. I downloaded Text Pad and java jre 1.5 and jre 1.6 (just incase) and I can't get it to work. Whe...
by Enigma90825
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wireless Connection / Packets
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Wireless Connection / Packets

have you attempted to change your wireless channel? There may be interference from devices on the same channel. I thought about this too and I went through changing the wireless channels with no avail. I didn't go through every single channel, but about 3/4 of them. I had this when I tried to conne...
by Enigma90825
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wireless Connection / Packets
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Wireless Connection / Packets

Hey, so I'm having a problem with my D-Link DI-524 router. I installed it today and first I was having a problem with "Acquiring network address" and it wouldn't connect. I fixed that by uninstalling the network card in device manager and then reinstalling it after a restart. Now I have su...
by Enigma90825
Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0474: "Turn-On"
Replies: 178
Views: 34400

Re: "Turn-On" Discussion

Sweet, this is the first XKCD comic I've been able to predict.... at least somewhat!
by Enigma90825
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0472: "House of Pancakes"
Replies: 185
Views: 42679

Re: "House of Pancakes" Discussion

I've never read this book, but I now feel inspired to read it. Is it worth the read?
by Enigma90825
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0465: "Quantum Teleportation"
Replies: 138
Views: 25033

Re: Quantum Teleportation

Freaky, the only reason I'm up right now is because I'm writing a report on quantum mechanics and all that stuff. I think I woke a couple people when I started laughing because of this! :lol:

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