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by pyroman
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0849: "Complex Conjugate"
Replies: 96
Views: 24301

Re: 0849: "Complex Conjugate"

This one had me laughing for a good 30 sec. I got to take plenty of signals classes so I was doing this all the time much to the displeasure of everyone around me... oh who the hell am I kidding? My friends are all just as nerdy as I am. They found it hilarious as well (well at least the first few t...
by pyroman
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0792: "Password Reuse"
Replies: 187
Views: 90439

Re: "Password Reuse" discussion (#792)

hmm the only thing I can think of for march of 1997 is the ban on government funding for human cloning. Other than that I'm not sure what it could be.
by pyroman
Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Sound issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Sound issues

Thanks for the offer. I actually DO have another sound card lying around (and even have the drivers disk lying around.... somewhere....) and was thinking about trying that. Kind of wanted to avoid having to do that as my new mobo only has 2 pci slots on it of which both are currently in use for my T...
by pyroman
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Sound issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Sound issues

Upon excitedly getting my shinny new copy of starcraft 2 after waiting all these years I was disappointed to discover that there are all sorts of sound driver issues. The sound starts off fine but after a short while it will crap out on me that will be it. After that I wont have any sound period be ...
by pyroman
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Computer turns off then back on
Replies: 10
Views: 3398

Re: Computer turns off then back on

hmm... that seems to make sense. I think I will try contacting OCZ and see what they can do for me. While its not the worst thing in the world to deal with, I'm worried its a sign of problem and I would greatly prefer my psu doesn't surge and destroy my shinny new computer.
by pyroman
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:46 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Computer turns off then back on
Replies: 10
Views: 3398

Computer turns off then back on

So I just built a new computer and its quite nice aside for one little problem. When I turn on the computer it will stay on for a few seconds then turn off for another second or two and then turns back on and boots normally. I don't really have and Idea why its doing this. Anyone have any ideas?
by pyroman
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 77731

Re: HDTV

Agreed. I have never really understood the fuss. To get a real sense of how bad standard TV resolution is try hooking your laptop up to a tv and try to read the text. In most cases this is a laughable task.
by pyroman
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 98685

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

Assuming I didn't mess anything up the resistor blob comes out to 1.3141 Ohms... And now that I have been adequately nerd sniped by Randall, I'm going to sleep. Night all.
by pyroman
Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 98685

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

I was working on finishing up a lab write up for one my EE labs when I checked this. Its kind of scary how much the breadboard sitting on my desk seems to resemble this comic.... = /
by pyroman
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 73763

Re: "Hell" Discussion

This comic particularly resonates with me as I have spent the last few weeks coding a tetris program... in assembly... = ( Yea not the most fun language to work in for the higher level stuff.
by pyroman
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: netbook suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: netbook suggestions?

he ended up going with the 3rd one which is what i was kind of learning towards due to its excellent battery life as well as being the cheapest. Thanks for the input regardless.
by pyroman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: netbook suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: netbook suggestions?

Yea, I made it quite clear to him that as awesome as netbooks can be don't get them with the intent of using it for solidworks or gaming. He does have a desktop as well though and I told him I would help him with upgrading it. But as to your comment about the celeron vs the atom processors is it rea...
by pyroman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: netbook suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 821

netbook suggestions?

so my friend was aksing me for advice about gettign a new netbook and he showed me these three. 1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834157032 2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115736 3) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220551 I t...
by pyroman
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:23 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Multiple network connections?
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Multiple network connections?

See I tried it last night before between Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows 7 and it didn't work although now that I think of it the laptop was connected to internet via wifi because I didn't see it bug me about losing connections for aim so i guess its just ubuntu that the problem. I also thought I remembered...
by pyroman
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Multiple network connections?
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Multiple network connections?

Basically what it comes down two is I have two computers, my desktop and my laptop, both of which have a separate wireless and a wired network adapter. I wanted to know if its possible to have it set up so they will both use their wireless connections to connect to the internet via a wireless router...
by pyroman
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Open source IDE for ARM7?
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Open source IDE for ARM7?

I am currently taking a class that focuses around the arm7 microcontroller and wanted to see if there were any open source IDEs out there that i could use to test my code. In class we are using metrowerks v 4.0 (i think they are up to v 8.0 right now) and ARMulator as the debugger/emulator. The prob...
by pyroman
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0689: "First Design"
Replies: 141
Views: 51470

Re: "First Design" Discussion

At first i thought that this was for the Trinity Robotics competition where the objective is to build an autonomous robot that can navigate a maze, find a candle and in someway shape or form extinguish it. I was a little disappointed when i realized it was some other robotics competition (FIRST? not...
by pyroman
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New hardware won't boot
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: New hardware won't boot

I had the same problem when I built my computer a while back. I had basically a new computer with the old hard drive and it get confused because of all the new hardware. There is probably a way to fix it all but I didn't care enough. It was much simpler to just reinstall windows which is what I woul...
by pyroman
Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0679: "Christmas Plans"
Replies: 64
Views: 14436

Re: "Christmas Plans" Discussion

As a Jew I give this one my seal of approval.
by pyroman
Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What would you change/recommend for desktop?
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: What would you change/recommend for desktop?

Don't have the time to do much research at the moment but after taking a quick glance at the parts you were planning on getting I noticed you want to use an AMD processor with a intel mobo which isn't going to fly. The board you have picked out is for the cheapest i5s and i7s that just came out. On ...
by pyroman
Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:16 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Unusual Hardware Failures, Desktop PC
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Unusual Hardware Failures, Desktop PC

sounds like it could be overheating. Have you been monitoring the temperatures and such? if not do so and let us know what you find out
by pyroman
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help with how to make a portable.
Replies: 17
Views: 2077

Re: Help with how to make a portable.

So I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to achieve here but as a bit heads up info, I had to ship my desktop once which resulted in me weighing it. The tower alone I believe came to 38 lbs. This does not include any of the basic peripherals like a mouse, keyboard or monitor and it most certainly ...
by pyroman
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Registered Users VS. Lurkers
Replies: 27
Views: 5901

Re: Registered Users VS. Lurkers

IMHO I think everyone should lurk for at least a little bit in the begging before joining a forum. This give you valuable insight in the workings of the community giving you a chance to learn forum etiquette and the likes. I also tend to lurk a lot when I will be browsing random forums for asnwers t...
by pyroman
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questionable Content features cartoonified Randall/xkcd
Replies: 49
Views: 8871

Re: Questionable Content features cartoonified Randall/xkcd

http://www.google.com/trends?q=xkcd,+penny+arcade,+ctrl+alt+del,+questionable+content,+achewood&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0 Um, no. XKCD is easily past penny arcade, ctrl alt del, questionable content, and achewood is hardly even on the charts. We all know that google trends is S...
by pyroman
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd Geocities Site Redesign
Replies: 150
Views: 83381

Re: Geocities redesign discussion

No midi loops, thank god! I was quite surprised about this one. He missed a chance to rick roll everyone 90s style. But yea looking at this site most definitely brings back memories. While I can say that my site that I had made back in the day was better than this I can't really say it was all that...
by pyroman
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0652: "More Accurate"
Replies: 131
Views: 39606

Re: "More Accurate" Discussion

You mean the future machine base isn't going to have USB compliant robots and conveniently placed keyboard terminal access stations located all over their base? (I'm looking at you latest terminator movie) But how else are the humans supposed to H4x0r into their mainframe?
by pyroman
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0649: "Static"
Replies: 111
Views: 28606

Re: "Static" Discussion

I have an ESD strap which I will generally wear when doing work on my computers or for when i want to look like know what I'm doing. People will see the strap and ask about it so i will tell them what its for most of them having no prior idea what ESD is. They think that I am so smart because of suc...
by pyroman
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Looking for the best labtop I can get - under $1500
Replies: 17
Views: 2369

Re: Looking for the best labtop I can get - under $1500

I agree with what everyone is saying here. Cheap netbook and a decent desktop will easily out preform a 1500 laptop. Then you can take the money you save and use it to upgrade your computer to keep it up there for the next decade to come. Another thing to keep in mind is cooling. Think about how muc...
by pyroman
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: run routers in series?
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: run routers in series?

Well i set it up as you said AJR. I had gotten to a simular point the other night but am still having problems. I can get internet access on my desktop (and my roommates as well i'd assume) as well as being able to access both routers via my laptop on wireless. however, when I cant seem to get an in...
by pyroman
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: run routers in series?
Replies: 5
Views: 978

run routers in series?

So here's the deal. I have this POS wireless router (zyxel p-334wt) which I am currently using in my apartment up at school. It works well enough in most cases however it tends to have issues with with games namely my beloved starcraft. I also have this other router left over from when I used to hav...
by pyroman
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Where can I buy a 3.5mm to speaker wire amp?
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Where can I buy a 3.5mm to speaker wire amp?

Do you actually need the amp or do you just need the adapter cable? if its the former you can get it here real cheap.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subde ... p_id=10218
by pyroman
Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0636: "Brontosaurus"
Replies: 85
Views: 22653

Re: "Brontosaurus" Discussion

Randall is a fool. He has let his guard down. His death will now come swiftly which out so much as a final clever girl.
by pyroman
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:22 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vista connect wont to lan [FIXED]
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Vista connect wont to lan

Well i tried the live cd and saw that the card was wasn't working in there either so i tried for the hell of it checking the bios. Turns out that some how it had gotten turned off in the bios. Not sure how since his parents probably don't even know how to get into the bios and he didn't have an reas...
by pyroman
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:14 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vista connect wont to lan [FIXED]
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Vista connect wont to lan [FIXED]

I am having a problem with my roommates computer where we cannot connect to the Internet. I have confirmed that the cable connected to his computer is hot by testing it with another computer. 3 other computers are also connected to the router and are working fine. His computer is running windows vis...
by pyroman
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A DURABLE flash drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

Re: A DURABLE flash drive?

What ever you do dont go for PNY drive. They just fall apart. Plain and simple. My brother had gotten one which broke the first time he pulled the drive out. (the replacement broke within a week)
by pyroman
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 58074

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

Oh man then puns! they are so terrible! I am still wincing from reading this.
by pyroman
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0612: "Estimation"
Replies: 109
Views: 27026

Re: "Estimation" Discussion

My friends and I have been convinced for quite sometime that Microsoft discovered a method for creating truly random numbers but instead of using it for anything useful they decided it would be funny to use it solely for the progress bar time.
by pyroman
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0607: "2038"
Replies: 108
Views: 27172

Re: "2038" Discussion

I was just explaining this concept to a friend the other day. She had started talking about various conspiracy theories and I felt it was my duty to inform her of the lack of logic in those theories (I wasn't as pompous as i sound now though i swear) and one of the examples i brought up was everyone...
by pyroman
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:59 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows installed to "E" drive. Problem? [resolved]
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Windows installed to "E" drive. Problem?

Nah i haven't had any problems asides from constantly going into the wrong drive. I just wanted to see if there was anything that could have been a problem as a result of such later down the line before i started reinstalling all my programs. I'm probably going to wipe this again in a few months any...
by pyroman
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows installed to "E" drive. Problem? [resolved]
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Windows installed to "E" drive. Problem? [resolved]

So i finally got around to reinstalling windows last night. The only problem is that i realized it installed itself to what it decided to call itself the E drive instead of the standard C. I tried to change the drive designation in disk management however, it wont let me change its designation becau...

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