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by APHawkes
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Pirating = Stealing
Replies: 146
Views: 11622

If EA went bankrupt tomorrow due to piracy who would really care? Todays games are so sucky they arent even worth their inflated price. Seriously, can you do anything besides troll? EA has brought us a few good games, and a whole lot of crappy ones. That's generally accepted. Today's games are tomo...
by APHawkes
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: solder
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

You may want to watch a few you tube videos on soldering as well. And practice on some scrap components. That alarm clock you've thrown on the floor for the 15th time and is now dead is the perfect candidate.

Obviously I'm not a morning person.

:D
by APHawkes
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: [Unknown]
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Complain to eBay, and hope for the best. Really, though, keep trying with the seller - they're usually less cooperative once they've got the people at eBay looking into things.
by APHawkes
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Pirating = Stealing
Replies: 146
Views: 11622

Jongamer wrote:I'm sorry no software should come close to costing $600+
Based on what, exactly?
by APHawkes
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Pirating = Stealing
Replies: 146
Views: 11622

OK, maybe my view of piracy is a bit different because I am a software developer. And the company I work for sells a product that is well over the "outrageous" price of $1300 for Final Cut Pro. There is something magical about this age of digital media, and it's a two-edged sword. It makes it REALLY...
by APHawkes
Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Pirating = Stealing
Replies: 146
Views: 11622

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?
by APHawkes
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Pirating = Stealing
Replies: 146
Views: 11622

Obviously taking a program (including game) which you did not buy, which the creator charges (or charged for), and using it is "wrong," and if you can't see that you're hopeless. You can't have something that you did not obtain legally - if that's beyond your grasp then your momma raised you wrong. ...
by APHawkes
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Umm...Hardware modding
Replies: 15
Views: 2860

Sorry, have to interject here.... Why would anyone suggest that buying used games for a system out of production is better than d-loading and burning ? Because that's illegal? By downloading and burning, that pretty much confirms that you're not making a "backup copy." There's not fair use in this c...
by APHawkes
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: desktop hd in laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 1417

Indeed, the disk itself isn't the issue - it's the license. As long as it's got the sticker you should be ok as long as you use that license's activation code. Of course make sure you're getting a good disk. It sucks when you download a whole torrent of a Windows disk and all you get is a rip of "Am...
by APHawkes
Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Ugh! Broken LCD Screen.
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Powerstrip isn't very well documented. You have to do a little searching to figure out how to get past the color correction stuff into the more useful resolution modifying goodness. Also, it doesn't support all video cards, so that might be limiting you as well. I know of HTPC people who use this al...
by APHawkes
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Ugh! Broken LCD Screen.
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

1. Not likely covered by warranty. Basically almost never unless it is a manufactured flaw. 2. It shouldn't be that bad to replace. Can you move the screen over? YES! Look up a utility called "Powerstrip". 3. LCDs breakage is generally never covered by any warranty. And this is a bit unethical, no? ...
by APHawkes
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Is there a way...
Replies: 22
Views: 2448

When my fingers get cold when gaming I put a warm towel or blanket over my hands. As in, my hands are holding the controller normally, but there's a cover over everything. Another trick I use is to put a pillow (bed or throw) on my lap and rest my hands on top of it. Not only is it comfortable, but ...
by APHawkes
Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Case Construction
Topic: Wood Bending?
Replies: 9
Views: 2971

I dunno, man, that's a pretty tight curve. I'm assuming you're going to use 2 or 3 ply for strength. You may have to do it in stages - steam it, bend it, steam it while bent, bend it some more, etc.
by APHawkes
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Laptop with mouse and speakers?
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Most mice are USB nowadays, so it needs a USB port.
Most computer speakers use a standard headphone jack.

Any laptop from the last 7 years probably has these. An older laptop might have a PS/2-style mouse connector, so you'd need a mouse with the same.
by APHawkes
Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Something Stuck In Ipod Headphone Jack.
Replies: 17
Views: 4932

sounds like you'll have to disassemble the iPod and try to push it out from the back side. I don't think you can get a replacement jack that size.