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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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  • 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…
  • It isn't good rares though. It's anything but the worst rares are better than anything but the best legendaries. Combine that with the scarcity of legendaries and there might as well not be any. My wife and I are both enjoying D3 quite a bit (th…
  • 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…
  • 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 mixers). H…
  • 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...
  • RootWyrm wrote: So you'll need two controllers if you have more than 5 fans to control or go to a $300 10 channel setup designed for watercooling. You say this as if one can't chain multiple fans to each controller channel... when, really, it…
  • 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 start…
  • 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 Cerb…
  • Interesting results... If nothing else, it's a step in the right direction for AMD.
  • I'll just leave these here... ...and there's this...
  • 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.
  • Yeah, I spotted that one (and the HD version) through the related videos bar when TG linked to the Rainbow Dash Reloaded clip this morning. http://youtu.be/tReXtRiW7dI
  • 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
  • MAGIC wrote: Personally, I wouldn't consider a European car that was not under a manufacturers warranty. Trust me I know from experience. Repair costs will rape you if it is something you cannot manage yourself. You're talking to someone who …
    in Car buying Comment by Petra June 2010
  • MAGIC wrote: Lol used BMW. Better off just dumping your cash into a pile and setting it on fire. 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. Yo…
    in Car buying Comment by Petra June 2010
  • Tushon wrote: so i don't like the new friending ... can't search for people. Fail. Indeed... we lost the ability to add friends via character name and gained Facebook integration. Who the *%$# cares about Facebook integration!?!?! Even in old…
  • 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.
  • QCH wrote: I remember Primesuspect waiting for weeks for his Mac to be fixed BY APPLE. And a Dell or HP with 3 year warranty is just as good as a 3 year Apple Care. Whether it's a PC built by Apple or a PC built by Dell, just fix it yourself…
  • 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…
  • Thrax wrote: And now, both PC and Mac use the same Adobe color profiles. ...sorry, that just made me think of the true meaning of sRGB
  • Raekwon wrote: Just to shut you guys up go watch apple soldier on YouTube he will tell u what's what. 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. *ed…
  • Leonardo wrote: But....I don't *buy computers. I'm not spending several hundred dollars for a used (forget new) Mac just to learn an OS. Not really what I was getting at with that one... that was more a 'most people don't seem to be willing …
  • drasnor wrote: After you meet your tenth stereotypical Mac user, it tends to sour your perception of the platform. True, those who buy into the brand image thing hook, line, and sinker can be obnoxious... but that can happen with almost any p…
  • 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 clever brand position…
  • MAGIC wrote: Not really. Auto radiators are aluminum and most all cpu blocks are copper. It is not recommended to mix these metals in a loop. boasist is right, the Bonneville and Chevette heater cores that folks used many years ago (including…
  • Coming to California, eh? Odds are you'll end up somewhere near places I frequent *evil grin* Unless, of course, you're moving to San Francisco... I usually avoid SF... and then there's that whole section of the state that's North of SF... may as…
  • Interesting timing... I'm about to try a low-power build that the guys in the XS WCG section turned me on to: (2) 2GHz SL8WT dual-core Xeon CPUs (Sossaman, 31W TDP) Intel Baker Bay server board (SE7520BB2) 4GB registered DDR2 (1Rx4) (1) Lian-L…
  • The failure of the acrylic likely caused water to jump the seals that run through the area between the barbs, which caused water to seep out of the screw holes which run through to the back of the block. This sort of occurrence is, in a nutshell,…
  • Nicely done :-) I, too, find myself enjoying this installment of Final Fantasy. Granted, FFII, FFIV, and FFVI-FFX are my favorites.
  • drasnor wrote: Attached is my first pass at an analog high-current variable resistor stack. The idea is that each wire can test a rail by varying the spacing between clips to achieve the desired resistance. I ran a couple of test cases, but if you…
  • _k_ wrote: LIGHT BULBS a lot of light bulbs You ever tried to find a burned out bulb on an old string of christmas lights? It would work, but probably be a bit of a PITA to deal with (not to mention that you're stuck with whatever resis…
  • Yeah, that's pretty much what we were looking at building... with hand-wound resistors, though (granted, the time savings from buying commercial resistors like those would probably be worth it). To build it, you really don't need much more than O…
  • Snarkasm wrote: The purpose of comparing it to a European tax structure was not to do anything but to point out how other peoples can be taxed significantly higher without complaint because of the difference in how the money is used. If the ROI in…
  • shwaip wrote: 20k income doesn't pay 35%, even with the self-employed tax. You may want to take that up with the three CPA's that we've tried over the years... but that's beside the point.
  • RWB, I believe this would be the part you're referring to: How can any rational individual explain that white elephant conundrum in the middle of our tax system and, indeed, our entire legal system? Here we have a system that is, by far, too co…
  • Okay, I can't find our notes... but I can still give you the basic run-down on how to get everything together (as can many others). However, as shwaip pointed out, the details of how the PSUs are to be tested needs to be determined first (e.g. load…
  • CB wrote: They really want to compare themselves to China? I mean, seriously? That's kinda what I was thinking... Aus: "Hey Google, you did the filtering thing for China... why not us?" G: "Uhh... China is run by a totalitarian regime. Yo…
  • mirage wrote: Proxy is not a solution. How many proxies are there? They can be blocked too. The only solution I see is getting rid of that government/regime. That's what they seem to be afraid of... After all, why else would a government rest…
  • I'll see if I can find any of our notes from the old project...
  • My wife and I had talked about building exactly what you're talking about a few years back...before my original vision for Petra'sTech was shot to pieces (even ran through the simple math to determine amount of wire required for each wound resistor,…
  • jedihobbit wrote: And am using an external rad & pump setup from AquaComputer a Aquaduct 240 PRO Mark II Great, wetted aluminum... *sigh* 1. How often should a 24 / 7 system be “flushed”? For most systems, draining and filli…
  • Nicely done. Anyone catch the Lenovo U1 at CES?
  • Just checked how this impacts their family plans and, well, it doesn't look like it'll save me anything. My plan right now provides 550 shared minutes (with unlimited nights, weekends, & Verizon mobile to mobile) for $50 + $9.99 for the second p…
  • yagga wrote: And I want knobs, buttons, levers, vacuum maybe, and that sophisticated uber dual din radio with all those trillion button lights lit up...almost 80s ish.. 100% access 100% of the time with no "F-ING SAFETY WARNING" and computerizatio…
  • Sadly, what you've captured here pretty much sums up my overall impression of this year's CES.