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by mathias
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dragon Age Origins on an old computer runs fine!
Replies: 6
Views: 2463

Probably would run disastrously on mine. And you wouldn't believe how much I had worn out and overplayed the baldur's gate series.

:( :evil: :(

Though heart of winter and BG2 also ran horribly on the system I played them on most; HoW also runs horribly in wine.
by mathias
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you waste time?
Replies: 27
Views: 5523

Well since you've asked.... That's a very good question. I could mention how I've played through certain games over and over and over, but I think this is supposed to be about current stuff, so... Lately I've been getting horribly sucked in to playing "XLogical". It's frustrating and annoying, but i...
by mathias
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: What's a good OS for a pentium 1 or 2?
Replies: 28
Views: 20764

I hated DOS back in the day. It seemed like you had to have a separate boot disk for every program: REM this, @echo that...ugh. Glad to be rid of it. Multi boot? Classic doses were limited to 2 gig partitions anyway. Well as it has started to be discussed, depends on if you want to connect to the i...
by mathias
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Power consumption...huh?
Replies: 31
Views: 22633

Big deal. Does it work fine? I remember one time I got a PSU, and it had put this yate loon D12SH in it. Another two times, they decided to stick a 9cm fan at the bottom of it. One of those times, they used these noisy YS tech fans in them, 3000 and 2500 rpm ones. But, yeah, everyone seems to grossl...
by mathias
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: What's a good OS for a pentium 1 or 2?
Replies: 28
Views: 20764

Actually, I don't have an internet connection there where I'm considering most uses for one of these, and I don't think a pentium 1 can have much ram no matter what, unless it's using some motherboard that's intended more for K6-2 chips and such. Still, one of these takes so long to boot up a relati...
by mathias
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: What's a good OS for a pentium 1 or 2?
Replies: 28
Views: 20764

I doubt the amount of ram has to be that much of an issue, with ones this old I think people repurposing them will tend to take the ram and such from a few systems and put it into one. The CPU is important too, some of them run rather hot, and there's even some old programs that will not work if the...
by mathias
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Michael Jackson passed away
Replies: 21
Views: 3979

:|

I heard he had all that surgery to not look like his father, who abused him. He didn't just make himself look not black, but also less masculine. Well, except with the facial hair, that looked quite mismatched on him.
by mathias
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: What's a good OS for a pentium 1 or 2?
Replies: 28
Views: 20764

What's a good OS for a pentium 1 or 2?

And by that, I'm also thinking about not necessarily just the OS in and of itself, but possibly also something to do with one a bit beyond that. For a pentium 1, I'm thinking freedos. For a P2, maybe reactOS or perhaps text mode linux. Maybe even and old version of windows, though that would be kind...
by mathias
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 9573

When you compose a lengthy enough reply, copy it to the clipboard or paste it into a .txt file on the desktop. That way, if you ever get logged off, disconnected or have to reboot, you can easily recompose it later. Or just hit preview repeatedly, I think it might be easier to recover it by hitting...
by mathias
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Unusual case idea: extra power switch
Replies: 11
Views: 2201

I think the reason you dont see that is 99% of the people buying the case will have no use for that second power button. Well, yeah, but they could just put it on one or two specific cases and explicitly mention that this makes them easier to tuck away. I mean, why does it have a power button in th...
by mathias
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 9573

Thanks Mike. Agreed, SPCR is one of the most (if not THE most) civil forums I've ever found. Thank you for upholding the civility here. Oh come on, that's an exaggeration. Why would it be like that? Sure, it's very considerate and members tend to exercise a lot of self control, but that isn't every...
by mathias
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: What do you do with your dead HDD?
Replies: 42
Views: 22487

Okay, so I see the magnet idea has already been mentioned. Perhaps if you were to spin up the drive with a very strong magnet stuck to it that might work. Along that line of thought, feeding a hard drive more than 12v of power might be an efficient way to make it a bit more nonfunctional. I think th...
by mathias
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: To all Canadians
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Bah, baking day is where it's at.

I don't notice public holidays. In fact, last victoria day and the holiday before that, I find out that everything is closed after I get somewhere.
by mathias
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1600441

Hey, nici, nice to see you back!

The last thing I've been listening to which is stuck in the back of my head at the moment is TISM - michael jackson's conveyor belt. Absolute coincidence, honest!!
by mathias
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Unusual case idea: extra power switch
Replies: 11
Views: 2201

Unusual case idea: extra power switch

Hey SPCR, long time no word. I haven't been posting or paying much attention to SPCR because I haven't been buying any new computer parts in a long time, but although I'm extremely out of the loop on everything, something came to mind that I though I probably ought to mention. Okay, so although all ...
by mathias
Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 26962

qviri wrote:Unfortunately, although death is rare, malnutrition is too frequent even in the West.
Well, yeah, now that we're starting to understand it, we can see that malnutrition is massively widespread. But it's not all that connected to not working, and it's not actually all that low in the west.
by mathias
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 9573

Mmmmm, drama. You know, for a while I've been getting an overwhelming feeling that among linux users and the like, there's these very strong anal retentive tendencies, almost to the point that there's something like such a disorder at the community level. But that's a really touchy issue, and a pote...
by mathias
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 26962

People aren't raising their children with morals or values of any kind. How so? There is a lot of variety in society, parents are free to raise their children with all sorts of morals and/or values - although the system does a lot to impose it's competing quasi-morals. But when you come from a fami...
by mathias
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 26962

Re: Unconditionally basic salary for everybody.

The fact remains the same however, it's just a theory. We all know that communism is the best form of government in theory but in practice it didn't work out so well. That cliche is just absurd. "Theory" is nothing but a conceptual model of reality. If something is proven to not work in real life, ...
by mathias
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 26962

It's a stupid idea. Haven't they thought of the massive inflation it would cause of things that the 'economically inactive' purchase most often. Fast food prices would rocket, as would cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs. Satellite and cable TV prices would skyrocket, as would seats on SleazyJet ...
by mathias
Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Unconditional Basic Income
Replies: 124
Views: 26962

Wow. This idea is just so twisted, I have to rant about it. This sounds eerily like a combination of the worst of socialism and capitalism. All the manipulativeness, mysticism and eccentricity of the market with hardly any of however much meritocracy it promotes. Okay, I could understand a bit of ba...
by mathias
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do any of you ever miss a noisy PC?
Replies: 24
Views: 5006

Nope. Definitely not. I don't really miss any of my old noisy computers. And not just because I still have most of them, though they're kind of sitting around unused. I hardly miss anything about them, it's a bit shocking and surreal remembering using computers like that, not just the noise, but als...
by mathias
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1600441

Uncle outrage - final solution; alchemy
by mathias
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The economy sucks!
Replies: 16
Views: 3429

Who says she's more qualified? That's pretty backwards logic, she just seems to be trying to force you to go along with it by leveraging the position that she's in. Yeah, of course you're better suited for the position, I mean, I don't know enough about whether you're actually more experienced, but ...
by mathias
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Is there any way to patch up a cracked LCD screen?
Replies: 3
Views: 3394

Is there any way to patch up a cracked LCD screen?

I first was going to put this in OT, but then I felt that this topic really belongs in here despite being more useful for things other than PCs. I'm wondering if there's any way to make a damaged LCD screen display better. I noticed that pressing down on it seemed to make it worse, so the first thin...
by mathias
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Teaching religion in school is child abuse ?
Replies: 62
Views: 9771

Religion is insane... That's like saying it's okay for shrinks to be complete nutcases. Hitler killed Jews and Lefties, Gypsies, Seventh Day Adventists, homosexual males, Communists and all forms of social and political opponents. and he did it all for God. That is what he claimed, but so what? htt...
by mathias
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Teaching religion in school is child abuse ?
Replies: 62
Views: 9771

Have less violent crimes. Okay, let's take a look at murder rates in clearly religious and irreligious countries with over 100 million people... and let's add in a few other very distinctly irreligious countries to compensate for religious people breeding like rabbits. Religious: India: 3.44 Indone...
by mathias
Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Teaching religion in school is child abuse ?
Replies: 62
Views: 9771

As if teaching religion in schools wasn't bad enough, the power they let religious people have through the education system gets even worse than that. Here they give papists their own school system to run as they see fit. That means they don't just shove their religion down your throat in religion c...
by mathias
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Could anyone help me by taking a few short listening tests?
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

(<adjusting and bumping a similar old thread instead of making a new one>

If you're willing to help but want a different method of receiving the file let me know.

Please disregard the part of the instructions about possibly listening to the third set twice extra.)
by mathias
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Let's start SPCR wiki
Replies: 43
Views: 39816

3rd time it's been revived after almost exactly 1 year... :) Hmmm, looks like this idea is really having trouble getting of the ground. Perhaps it might be necessary to start with a more limited scope project, say something along the lines of "making a silent, microATX HTPC", perhaps on wikibooks ....