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Petra

Petra

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Petra
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Palmdale, CA USA
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February 23, 1985
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I don't have a job, I just play all day long ;-P

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  • (Image) Service: FiOS Location: Home Cost: $75/month (I don't subscribe to TV or home phone service, so that's just for the internet connection)
  • While I'm generally with fatcat on the resolution thing (1920x1080 being preferred, 1440x900 minimum), I'd be willing to compromise on the screen resolution for a good combination of portability, performance, and price. The Acer M5-481TG-6814 that m…
  • Yeah, it's all marketing... albeit somewhat morbid marketing, considering they're using the whole zombie thing to sell ammunition and such. For example, the Hornady Z-Max zombie ammo is the same as their Critical Defense ammunition--it just has a di…
  • (Quote) My wife and I are both enjoying D3 quite a bit (then again, we've both played D2 & LoD on and off from the time of their release right up to when the D3 servers opened up). We tend to approach things from the standpoint of 'better gear i…
  • Lessons learned: 1) Don't let people take things out of your hands. 2) If you've already pulled the CPU out of its socket, then carefully sliding the CPU off the the heatsink is a lot safer than attempting to pry it off. 3) Keep said co-worker (or …
  • Tim, you may want to take a look here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html OP: The only aspect of that laptop that seems a little weak is the GPU...it'll be fine for occasional gaming but, overall, the lapto…
  • (Quote) Ryan Wieber... I went to middle school with him and we were both part of our school's closed-circuit TV station (he was usually filling the role of on-screen talent (and later started doing video projects on the side) and I ran the video mix…
  • I completely agree... and I get especially annoyed when reviewers waste a bunch of time/article space doing unboxing junk and, with things like video cards and motherboards, then don't even bother to take the stock coolers off of stuff!! Grr...
  • (Quote) You say this as if one can't chain multiple fans to each controller channel... when, really, it's one of the major advantages to having a controller with a higher per-channel power rating. Example: when water cooling, you're usually not goi…
  • Let's see... I learned to drive in my Mom's 2001 Chrysler Sebring XLi 4-door. [photo not available] Then I inherited the family's spare car... a 1992 Dodge Dynasty. I drove this car for a while and ended up donating it to a charity when it started …
  • Considering that some (most?) publishers would have written the game's failure off and moved on, I think that this really says something positive about Square. Granted, my wife and I don't play MMORPGs... Bandrik, aside from perhaps Dirge of Cerber…
  • Interesting results... If nothing else, it's a step in the right direction for AMD.
  • From my point of view, I *really* like what they did with the keyboard/trackpad layout (putting the trackpad to the right of the keyboard). It's just too bad that they missed the mark when it comes to hardware specs and price point.
  • Am I allowed to enter with a video of what I'd plan on doing to an ECO A.L.C. if I won...? Bonus points if it involves shotguns?
  • @Buddy J: LMFAO!
    in Car buying Comment by Petra June 2010
  • (Quote) You're talking to someone who owns a 10 year old M roadster... I'm well aware of the costs, which is why I said, more or less, the same thing in my post. Following the "if you can't fix it, don't buy it" rule and the "if you …
    in Car buying Comment by Petra June 2010
  • (Quote) As a general car enthusiast who just so happens to have a "thing" for older BMWs, I'm going to say that your statement is horribly inaccurate. You see, even a POS used BMW can be brought to the top of a hill (usually via a tow line…
    in Car buying Comment by Petra June 2010
  • (Quote) Indeed... we lost the ability to add friends via character name and gained Facebook integration. Who the *%$# cares about Facebook integration!?!?! Even in old battle.net you can add people to your friends list with the /f a [username] comma…
  • My total with Newegg comes to $9663.03 and my first order was for a Chieftec/Chenming Dragon case (still have it) and a Thermaltake Volcano 6Cu heatsink in 2002.
  • (Quote) Whether it's a PC built by Apple or a PC built by Dell, just fix it yourself--extended warranties are for suckers.
  • My wife and I mostly buy used PS2 games and occasionally the odd used PS3/PSP/Wii game... and the best part of the Wii is the virtual console stuff (I think we've only bought 3 actual Wii titles since launch). I always buy PC games new but, then aga…
  • (Quote) ;D ...sorry, that just made me think of the true meaning of sRGB
  • (Quote) You just shot yourself in the foot. From what I watched, he doesn't know enough about both sides of what he argues to take seriously. *edit* JP, DeGruven is right... any graphic artist that's serious about what they do has and uses monitor …
  • (Quote) Not really what I was getting at with that one... that was more a 'most people don't seem to be willing to learn all they can about their options and they give up the moment they run into an obstacle' (so, one part Linux hat tip, one part pe…
  • (Quote) True, those who buy into the brand image thing hook, line, and sinker can be obnoxious... but that can happen with almost any product (just look at BMW).
  • Good article and very solid points. I think part of the reason for the continued "Macs are different" view from a hardware standpoint is 1) terminology (Mac vs. PC... people seem to have forgotten what "PC" even means, which is c…
  • (Quote) boasist is right, the Bonneville and Chevette heater cores that folks used many years ago (including the Bonneville cores modded and sold by Weapon) were of copper/brass construction. Hmm, what a shame... I think my old Bonneville core and …