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    Google Fiber with Google Wifi (mesh)?

    I have had the damndest time trying to figure out this problem. I've got my internet service with Google Fiber, so I have their modem/router. The tech told me that it would work fine with my Google Wifi mesh access points. He was sortof right, it worked fine with just one powered on, as soon...
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    Swifttech Storm and AM4?

    Does anybody make a mounting adapter for this combo? I’m trying to get a rig put together out of hand me down and spare parts on a shoestring budget. I was hoping to use this old waterblock. So I’m trying to decide if I’m going to buy a new mounting plate, rig up one of my own, or break down and...
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    Where does everyone buy their gear, these days?

    I was a huge Danger Den fan. Bought almost all my WC gear from them, and their customer service took super good care of me, if I ever had any trouble (how you make lifelong customers). Thinking about building another desktop on liquid, and I didn’t have a clue on who the good vendors are any...
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    Microsoft Certifications?

    Are there any experts, here? I've been looking them over on Microsoft's website, but I'm still unsure of what path would be most beneficial. My primary goal would be learning and improving on my skill sets. Secondary goal is adding something beneficial to the resume. I'll give a little...
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    Desktop bigger than display problem:

    I've got a Mac Pro tower that's been giving me grief for the last few days. It used to be plugged into a 30" cinema at 2560x1600. Unfortunately, somebody kicked in my back door and the display walked off. So I pulled a 24" LG (1920x1200) out of retirement to hold me off until I decided on a...
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    Android NDK help?

    First off, I'm not a Java guy, by any stretch of the imagination. I had an intro class back in college, probably 8 or 9 years ago. I'm way more comfortable with C/C++/C#. I'm trying to figure out the Android NDK so we can port over some existing code (static libraries written in C) to run on...
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    Parallels and booting DOS?

    I'm trying to get a DOS 6.22/Win3.11 virtual machine set up on my Mac Pro. I'm having the damndest time trying to get Parallels to see a DOS boot CD as bootable. Anybody know if this is possible? Any off the wall suggestions to try? I'm sure this is way out of their design spec, but I'm just...
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    Civ5 problems?

    The latest patch for Civ5 has rendered the game unplayable, on my rig. I no longer get the battle preview stats (which is annoying, but not a game killer). The killer, though, is that I no longer get the menus on the foreign relations screens. The leader screen shows up, and they babble...
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    Applying gamma correction to PictureBox.BackgroundImage in C#?

    I've got a PictureBox, let's call it pictureBox1, and I want to load an image into it's BackgroundImage. That part is easy, but I want the image to appear "washed out". I figure somewhere around gamma .25-.5 would be about right. I'm having the damndest time trying to find how to apply this to...
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    Powering external fans through PS3?

    I want to put my ugly-ass PS3 in the drawer of my media stand, in my living room. I figure I should have a couple of 120mm fans to help with air circulation. Is there an easy to use adapter that I can wire off the USB, or an easy enough way to wire them off the internals? Five volts would...
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    The latest AVP?

    Has anybody played it? Worth picking up?
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    Wireless keyboard and mouse with decent range?

    I recently bought a Logitech S520 keyboard and mouse combo for my htpc rig. The keyboard works wonderfully, but the range on the mouse is pathetic. It seems to only work from about five feet, or less. My coffee table is only about ten feet from my entertainment center, so I really didn't expect...
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    Changing Vista color schemes for individual programs?

    I've got a program that wasn't developed in-house that I've got to use here at work. A few weeks ago, I was upgraded to Windows Vista. The program that I'm using apparently pulls it's color settings from the Windows scheme. In XP, the program looks fine, but with the default Vista color...
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    Grouping radio buttons in C#:

    I'm recoding a project I put together in MFC/C++ (Visual Studio 2003) into C# (Visual Studio 2008). I had a bunch of radio buttons that all existed within the same group box. They weren't all tied together, though. There were three rows of two radio buttons. The grouping is supposed to be...
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    FEAR2 WTF?

    No lean? WTF? Are you serious? I think I'm going to blame this on Steam. I'm not sure why, really, except FEAR had leaning and now that FEAR 2 is a Steam game they don't. So that's who I'm going to blame. This is a travesty.
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    Best keyboard+mouse adapter for PS3?

    I don't know if I just suck at searching, or what, but I couldn't find a suitabe answer to this question. Only a bunch of arguments about whether KBM support should be built into consoles. I recently bought Killzone 2 for my PS3. I'm a die hard PC gamer, so I was leery of getting an fps for...
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    Getting CPU Usage for each core?

    I've got a class that gets the CPU usage, so I can display it on my Matrix Orbital LCD. I originally wrote it on a single core machine, so it just gets the overall CPU usage. It still works on my new rig, but I'd like to modify it so it could get the usage for each of the cores. Here's the...
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    Finally finished my rig:

    More than a year after I started it, I finally got around to finishing this up. The chipset fan started screeching, then quit. It quit because it was no longer spinning. So I ordered a chipset block for it, from Danger Den. Here are some pictures of the loop. It's got a TDX on top of a...
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    Horrid Civ4: BTS performance:

    I'm running a 4200+ X2 machine with 2 gigs of DDR and dual 8800GTs. As I get into the 20th century in my Civ4: Beyond the Sword (patched to the latest, 3.13 I think) games the performance drops off into the unbearable range. Like, it might take two minutes to bring up the city list or the...
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    Another HDR photo attempt: I made another attempt at HDR photography. It turned out alright, I think. This is my living room, facing west, at about 4:30pm. I love to open up all the windows as the sun sets out over the hills out west of my...
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    DD Ione temperatures:

    The loop consists of a dual 5.25" bay-reservior, PTS topped DDC+, TDX on a 4200+ X2, 2x Iones on eVGA 8800GT's, and a 3x120mm Black Ice Stealth radiator with the slow S-Flex fans on it. Idle temperatures are after the computer sitting idle for pretty much all day. The loaded temperatures are...
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    BigAMD worklog:

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    BigAMD worklog:

    Well, I finally got the waterblocks for my 8800GT's so it's time to start another worklog. I haven't made much progress up to this point. I pulled the guts (2 8800GT's, 4200+ X2, 2 gb ram) out of the V1200 case and started prepping it to cut a hole in the top for the Black Ice Stealth 3x120mm...
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    CoD4 multiplayer: Completely broked?

    Looks like Punkbuster and CoD4 aren't getting along any more. Does nothing but boot you out of the server. Repeatedly. I've tried everything I could to fix it, no results.
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    Bowed base?

    I keep hearing this "bowed base" term thrown around on here and other watercooling sites when refering to waterblocks. Anybody want to explain it to me?
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    SLI 8800GT, CoD4, Stop Error?

    I just went out and picked up a copy of CoD4 and I was playing through the single player a little bit. I died so I got up and drained myself. When I got back the screen was corrupted and the system was semi-responsive. Things were happening in response to keyboard input, but it wasn't...
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    Quick Links broken?

    The Quick Links menu doesn't seem to work for me any more... I'm on IE6.
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    Differences between PC-V1200 and PC-V1000?

    Does anybody know the differences between Lian-Li's PC-V1200 and the PC-V1000? They look exactly the same to me, except the V1000 is $40 cheaper.
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    FX-55 vs 939 Dual Cores?

    I've got an FX-55 chip in my rig, right now. I was considering upgrading to a dual core 939 chip. I'm looking for a cheap boost in performance and I don't want to have to go with a whole new motherboard, ram, and everything to go to AM2. How high up the scale am I going to have to go to get...
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    8800 GTS differences?

    I just bought a new 24" widescreen LCD a few days back. The new higher resolutions I'm running has me considering a new video card. I've been out of the loop for a little while, so I'm trying to get cought back up. I found the 8800 GTSes were falling into the price range I had in mind...
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    S-Flexes and PWM?

    Any of y'all using Scythe S-Flex fans with a PWM fan controller? I've got a pair of them on my radiator, and I'm trying to control them with a Matrix Orbital LCD display. When the speeds get low, they really get to clicking. I've messed around with the PWM base frequency to get it to stop...
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    Best 24" WS LCD?

    I've decided that I'm going to get a 24" widescreen LCD for my game rig. After doing some research, I've narrowed it down to one of these three. Price is an issue for me, but I don't mind spending a little extra if I really get more for my money. So, which one of these would you go for? If I...
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    The magic smoke:

    I don't know if this is the appropriate place for this story, but I couldn't find a better one. It does involve a fan it has something to do with cooling, anyway. I had a Matrix Orbital LCD display that I was coding up my own controller for. It did CPU monitoring and...
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    Multi-threading in C++:

    I'm trying to figure out why this won't work. I've coded up a little controller for my Matrix Orbital LCD display. Part of the deal is a CPU usage monitor. I was trying to spawn a new thread for the monitor's process so the program would still be responsive. Here's the code in question...
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    Favorite NFS Game:

    This thread got me wondering. So, which one is it?
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    R6 Vegas, at 1280x1024?

    I've hunted around and haven't been able to find this in here, surprisingly... Is there a file to edit or something in Rainbow Six: Vegas that will allow me to set the resolution to 1280x1024?
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    Phase on top of peltier?

    Anybody ever stuck a peltier between the phase change head and their processor?
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    IL2 realism players?

    Any of y'all play IL2 with the realism turned up? I'd been playing Pacific Fighters, with it turned way down and was having alot of fun with it. Me and a couple of my buddies were running three man arial deathmatches, basically. This is really my first serious venture into flight simming so...
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    Need help with XSLT:

    I'm trying to learn XSLT, and I'm having very little luck with it. My procedural brain just won't wrap around it. I've got a big XML file, and I'm trying to create an output file that has nothing but the tags between the <pl> and </pl>. Nodes of the <pl> tree is what xml heads would probalby...
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    HD, HTPC, and video capture?

    I was looking through the FAQs for this, but couldn't find what I was looking for. I was thinking about building HTPCs for my high-def TVs. Right now I'm running two seperate set-top boxes, high-definition, with DVR. What I really wanted to do was build HTPCs to replace the set-tops, which...