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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    How's the CRT support in Windows 7 with NVIDIA's drivers? Still crappy? I'm going to be installing Server 2008 R2 tomorrow (essentially a glorified Windows 7), and I'm wondering what the best route is to take. I have an 8800 Ultra, which I may or may not upgrade to something else. I like to...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Don't. ATI's CRT support is even WORSE. I have not been able to get any sort of decent resolution + refresh rate control happening on my Server 2008 box (aka Windows Vista) with ATI, so I'm back on NVIDIA now. What's sad is that I paid a nice premium to get two 4850s on launch day, only to...
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    Wikipedia Threatens Artists for Fair Use

    Depends. Is hardocp2 trying to directly compete with HardOCP? Is hardocp2 trying to make a profit using the HardOCP name? In this case, no. Therefore, it constitutes fair use under US copyright law. I am in agreement with their use of the domain and name as such, however, the whole "Wikipedia...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I came to a sad realization today. I will have to switch to another display within the year, probably in a couple of months. Over the past year or so, my monitor would suddenly go out of focus for about 3-4 seconds, and then "pop" back into focus. This happens a few times a week. Recently, that...
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    FCC to Begin Broadband Policy Overhaul

    LMAO! :D I haven't laughed that hard in a while.
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    Are [H]ot Deals dying out?

    Not now, they won't. As others have pointed out, the usual super hot deals that we find are sold at a loss or at cost, often purely for strategic marketing reasons or to spur sales of other items. Those get cut back in a period of recession. So, the main hot deals you'll find these days are...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Can't agree with you. It wasn't overpriced considering what it offered at the time. This was 6 years ago, a direct-view CRT offering 1125i/750p (I'm guessing the ATSC version was 1080i/720p) at 36". It was succeeded by the Qualia 006 and Qualia 007 TVs, although they were LCD and LCoS...
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    Stay in and Have a blast: Hitachi Magic Hand Massager $25.99

    LMFAO. http://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-Magic-Wand-G-Spotter-Attachment/dp/B00005M1WF Hitachi "G-Spotter" Attachment (flower not included)
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    Stay in and Have a blast: Hitachi Magic Hand Massager $25.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16896630001 ***** Stimulus Package Anyone? Pros: This thing is pure awesome. The best vibrator on the planet, bar none. Look it up on the internet if you don't believe me, this thing has been voted "king of all vibrators" by women...
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    CryEngine 3 GDC 2009 Demo

    Looks like most of the work in CryEngine 3 was for the particle system. I'm guessing the rest is just simplification of various portions of the engine and optimizations. More like CryEngine 2.1. Well, that's what I gathered from what was shown, at least. And Crysis sales were shitty because...
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    wtf, sudden blob dead middle of NEC 2490

    Return it, but take a picture, sounds interesting.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I have an old X2VGA2 that I'm not using, I'll sell it to you if you want to go the component-to-VGA route -- well, provided shipping from Montreal isn't too bad. If you want one new though, it's still cheap cheap, $60+shipping I think; it was a more expensive back when I got it. :( It was...
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    SENNHEISER HD 280PRO $74 shipped at newegg

    555 = Open; they leak a bit, let in a lot. Poor mids; lower frequencies lacking detail, although bass level in general is heavier; sounds wider (due to being open); good soundstage. 280 Pro = Closed; leak nothing, let in nothing. Bass level is low and falloff is a bit short, but low freqs are...
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    Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB $99 - FS

    Sorry, it was a while back, I should have clarified that. I'm think they fixed it with a firmware update or something, although I myself am still a little weary of the F1 series. Then there are Seagate's recent plethora of problems and sub-par customer service as of late (for me at least). So...
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