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#1 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0 » 2015-09-03 01:44:35


I asked a simple question...  And asked the question within an appropriate section of this forum. What's exactly your problem?

I don't care if you just hate the US... Take a number and get in line.

#2 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0 » 2015-09-02 04:30:01

gutterslob wrote:

the terms "spin" and "propaganda" are pretty much the same thing.

I totally agree and asked this question upon this forum for the only reason that I was curious. It wasn't because I had a political ax to grind. I respect the international participation here and for those who do... Their opinion or (your's) are important to my understanding.. From an international point of view. That's all   smile

#3 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0 » 2015-09-02 03:02:14

hhh wrote:

We've traded valuing hard work and ingenuity for valuing celebrity and marketing.

Perhaps. We've also entered into a state of 'media worship'. Once upon a time, there was the news and journalism.. Now, it's just catered to what you may believe. THAT, more than anything else, is killing our country. Facts be damned.

#4 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0 » 2015-09-01 23:12:55


From your perspective as a Canadian, what's wrong with the US?

#5 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0 » 2015-09-01 22:25:26


Obviously my country being the US. Other than him being the Governor of the state of Wisconsin and a Conservative nutjob.. You've got me?

#6 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What phones do #!ers use? » 2015-09-01 22:12:41

If I didn't need a cell phone, quite honestly.. I wouldn't have one. PERIOD... The world was just fine without them.

However, it's not a perfect world. When I was required to travel, I had AT&T w/ Samsung G5. Now and since my traveling days are over, I have an LG Sunset w/ a Straight Talk account. Same AT&T coverage locally with a much lower price. This LG phone is smaller and quicker than my old G5 with unlimited usage and no contract. If more of us did likewise, the price would come down and coverage would increase. smile

#7 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0 » 2015-09-01 21:10:13

ohnonot wrote:

actually the very existence, long-livedness and popularity of south park convinced me that there must be some truth to that. amongst other things of course.

Politically, I believe the creators of South Park and you have a point but considering national accomplishments and from an academic stand point... Your point fails at face value. I understand completely why many around the world aren't keen upon the US. My question and I mean this sincerely... What the hell is wrong with my country?

#8 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0 » 2015-09-01 20:53:33


big_smile Yes, I've seen those. The truly funny thing is.. Most of us here aren't inbred, toothless or lack at least a basic education. How and why we allow people like this the stage to froth their nonsense is beyond me.

#9 Re: Help & Support (Other) » Advise with graphics card issue... SOLVED » 2015-09-01 19:43:44


Thanks again for your honest attempt at help. Nothing works and although the machine works awesome for most purposes, it's just not worth anymore trouble.  smile

#10 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0 » 2015-09-01 19:33:03

Don't know how cool this is but... … an-border/

What in the hell is wrong with my country?

Don't get me wrong, love this country and have not one but two stepsons who've served their nation's military. Yet, something's gone ridiculously wrong when a Presidential candidate wants to BUILD a freaking wall along the longest and most peaceful border in the history of humankind. 

... As if, there's a growing number of terrible Canadians just chomping at the bit to become US citizens.

It's truly getting embarrassing.   :8

#11 Re: Help & Support (Other) » Advise with graphics card issue... SOLVED » 2015-08-30 19:05:37

Thanks twoion,

I hadn't considered trying both cards at once :8 I always thought agp was quicker but the old card won't support the level of shading required by the software. I'll give your other suggestions a shot as well.    smile

#12 Re: Help & Support (Other) » Advise with graphics card issue... SOLVED » 2015-08-28 20:41:06

Hi HoaS and was hoping to hear from you  smile

The installed card is AGP and inadequate for what he wants to do. So, purchased a name brand PCI card. Disabled the old driver in win7, removed AGP card, installed new PCI card and no video output. I'm sure it's the bios not recognizing it.

We've got a plethora of computers here... That's not the issue.

Just wondering if it's even worth trying to flash the bios of this old machine and risk bricking it(if there's even an update available) OR just leave the darn thing alone. As I've said before... There's a sentimental value attached to it.  roll

#13 Re: Help & Support (Other) » Advise with graphics card issue... SOLVED » 2015-08-28 20:17:27

Hi tynman & thanks for the reply,

I didn't do a good job of explaining the problem. It's a new card to facilitate the sim he wants to run. The machine meets all the specs for the card. I've disabled the driver for the old AGP card(which came with this machine), removed that card, installed new PCI card and when I try to boot the machine... No video output. The machine won't recognize the new PCI graphics card. Checked bios and changed it's value from AGP to auto but that won't work either.

In a nutshell... This machine works just fine with it's old AGP card installed(except for running the sim my Father needs)

Question is... IF a bios update is needed AND if it's even available, is it worth the risk of bricking this machine OR would it be wiser to just have him run his flight sim on a different machine?

I know it sounds odd but my Mother bought this damn thing in 2002 as a gift for my Father and she just passed... It carries sentimental value.

#14 Help & Support (Other) » Advise with graphics card issue... SOLVED » 2015-08-28 19:09:04

Replies: 8

Hi everyone,

Pretty much at wits end. Here's the short story...

My Father's got an old Dell Dimension 8200 desktop and wants to use flight sim software. I've maxed the memory @ 2 gigs, installed a new HD, installed Windows 7. Now, all meets the specs of the pci graphics card we just purchased.

It's not the first graphics card I've installed. Disabled the driver for the old agp card, installed new card and NO monitor.  I've called tech support and they assure me this card WILL work with this machine.

My question... Does this sound like a bios issue? AND IF there's a bios update available.... Could I run the risk of bricking this old machine which runs awesome at the moment.

Buy a new machine? YES but there's a sentimental attachment to this machine and would love to get this working. Any advise would be much appreciated.

#15 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0 » 2015-08-24 19:29:54

hehehe tongue

Sector11 wrote:

isn't Galaxy a Samsung cell phone?

Yeah but it'll give you brain cancer. OH WAIT ! That was six studies ago in which they've changed their mind 12 times.

One day my doctor tells me my ONE vice in life (coffee) is fine and the next day, it's consumption is "directly" linked to colon cancer. The very day following that...? Coffee (according to another study) prevents liver cancer.  roll

I don't know man, I think once we reach 50.. We've earned the right to believe whatever we want.  wink

Dizzy? I've been dizzy since 1973 but that's another story.  big_smile

#16 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0 » 2015-08-24 17:56:20

Sector11 wrote:

Unless you want to say that Pluto is not Mickey's dog.

Cough, cough.. Sputter sputter. I think Pluto was originally "Minnie's" dog and his name was changed from Rover to Pluto later.  big_smile

Aside from that, I completely agree.. Pluto is a planet. I should think because of it's size, the discovery of and prediction of more Pluto sized objects. Astronomers are worrisome of running out of Greek and Roman gods to name them after and expecting school children to memorize the names of a hundred or more planets, might be a little cruel.  smile

If gravity has shaped an object to the form of a sphere and that object independently orbits our star. It's a planet in my book but I'm a psychologist and not a planetary geologist or astronomer. What do I know.  wink

#17 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What are you listening to right now ? » 2015-08-22 21:36:22


Nice! I've never heard them before and really enjoyed it.. Thanks.   wink

#18 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What are you listening to right now ? » 2015-08-22 21:24:45


I've always loved Burl Ives. Strangely enough and just to show how small our world has become, my Wife and I used to live in Newton, Illinois. Burl Ives was born and buried  just outside Newton in what's called Hunt City (a handful of old farm homes really). The bridge which spans the Embarras river and runs through Newton is named after him. He has a beautiful resting place in Mound Cemetery, which we've paid our respects to a few times. Every once in a while, big names come from humble beginnings.

#19 Re: News & Announcements » Welcome New Moderators » 2015-08-18 21:13:26

A good choice both. Cheers damo & hhh. smile

#20 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » The Really Big One May Be Overdue » 2015-07-18 13:11:49

KrunchTime wrote:

Us folks on the east coast have our worries too.  I don't remember the name of the island, but there's an island in the Atlantic with a volcano and if it goes, a large slab of an island would slide into the Atlantic, sending a giant tsunami at the speed of a commercial jet right for the east coast of the U.S.  I forget the exact estimated height, but I remember something in the 100's of feet.

I believe the island you refer to is Montserrat, part of the Lesser Antilles. I read somewhere the tsunami generated by the fracture of the volcanic island could reach 600' ft or more. Scary thought.

#21 Re: Development » BL Hydrogen a2 bugs » 2015-07-18 01:06:18

hhh, Want to say thank you again. I always connect via lan so can't speak to WifI problems, aside from a little glitch with the start up script... Everything is awesome!

A generic question though. Why does a 32bit system on my 64bit machine, always seem to run... More lean (for lack of a better term)?

#22 Re: Ideas & Suggestions » obmenu-generator » 2015-07-17 02:56:24


Funny, I've not had a single problem such as you've described. Perhaps if you were just a tad more coherent and concise, someone would be happy to help.   smile

#24 Re: Ideas & Suggestions » Damo where is my logo!!!! » 2015-07-13 22:23:00

damo wrote:

You could always use that image and make your own background with GIMP of course

Says the Master Jedi to the young apprentice...


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