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    0-60 in 2.8 Seconds In Tesla's "Ludicrous Mode'

    I think so. I drove a P85+ for the first time a few weeks ago as a loaner while my D was getting serviced. I floored it and got some tire squeal and the back end moved around on me a bit. Caught me by surprise. :eek: I upgraded from my vanilla 85. I sold it to CarMax right after the D...
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    0-60 in 2.8 Seconds In Tesla's "Ludicrous Mode'

    LOL! Probably my wife.
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    0-60 in 2.8 Seconds In Tesla's "Ludicrous Mode'

    I've got the P85D...and Insane mode is, well, insane. It is tempting to upgrade. And yes, as a poster said above, traction control is the unsung hero. I jackrabbit off the line all the time because it is such a kick, and I don't even turn heads because with no engine noise and no tire squeal...
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    Odd Memtest86 Results

    I've been running Win 7 x64 rock solid stable with 8gig for about a year. In the past week, I get daily BSOD errors linked to hal.dll. Did a fresh install and same issues. Today I ran Memtest for about 4 hours. After about 2 hours or so, I noticed that it had made 4 passes with zero...
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    300 Workers Threaten Suicide at Foxconn

    +1 It was amazing. I sent the link to Hardnews last night before this article was posted so Kyle would link the show off the front page. It really gives "life" to the story....
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    DA Presses Charges in Lost iPhone Case

    Please. I'd love to hear your expertise on this. I'll PM you.
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    DA Presses Charges in Lost iPhone Case

    Well... I read the arrest warrant which is the only document out there, the media included, the someone is held accountable for if they are not telling the truth. As I said.... where does the fact come from. I have read the media accounts, but no source. To answer your second question, I...
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    DA Presses Charges in Lost iPhone Case

    As I said, *if* this is true, it could be used as a defense. Where does this "fact" originate from?
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    DA Presses Charges in Lost iPhone Case

    That's not how it works though. The police agency (I think it was RWCPD) submits a report to the DA's Office. A charging deputy reviews the case to see if a crime was committed. The VAST majority of filed cases are low-level misdemeanors such as this. Happens everyday regardless of who the...
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    DA Presses Charges in Lost iPhone Case

    Sorry.... I guessed I missed the part where I claimed all DA's are Gods. But good straw-man argument there... So just so I have your logic straight, two cases are evidence that the system is corrupt. I'm sure you are aware that there are literally hundreds of thousands (probably millions)...
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    DA Presses Charges in Lost iPhone Case

    Well.... you are correct. *If* these rumors are in fact true, that would be a good defense against those charges. Go read the arrest warrant on the case. It is an interesting read.
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    DA Presses Charges in Lost iPhone Case

    Hmmm.... ok... so anecdotal evidence proves your point in your opinion. Well... no use trying to have a conversation with people like you. If you think that all or the vast majority of DA's are "on the take" or in it for personal or politcal gain, I won't say anything to change your mind...
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    DA Presses Charges in Lost iPhone Case

    First off... it is the San Mateo County D.A.'s Office.... not Santa Clara. I was a prosecutor there for many years and worked directly for Steve. These are good people who have to make tough calls every day. The two knuckleheads who had the phone are pretty much a slam-dunk conviction...
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    Sony Declines to Testify at Congressional Hearing

    What he said.... ^ +1
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    Apple Sues Samsung For Copying iPhone / iPad

    +1. Anyone who knows the history of Apple knows that the Lisa, and subsequently the Mac GUI and mouse was lifted DIRECTLY from Xerox PARC after Jobs visited there in 1979.
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    Official Crysis 2 Thread

    Yea.... I'm with you on this one. I've been playing PC games since 1979 and love almost every genre out there. Played just about everything from mindless FPS's like Doom to 600-page manual monsters like Falcon 4.0 and the new DCS A-10. I think I have a pretty good gauge of what looks good and...
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    Official Crysis 2 Thread

    Have not read the entire thread, but I'm gonna guess I'm in a minority here. IMHO, the graphics are stunning. I'm playing in 3D which is done to perfection with their new engine, and it is absolutely breathtaking. Sound in 7.1 with speakers all around me is equally impressive. I have not...
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    AMD Radeon HD 6990 "Antilles" Sneek Peek @ [H]

    Nice to see the hardware is going to make Eyefinity even more playable. Now if only the game developers would jump on board and make games with PROPER triple-screen support. I played the DA2 demo in triple-screen, and while the spanning is well implemented in terms of aspect ratio/FOV, the...
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    Possible to get 7.1 through optical connection to receiver?

    Yeah... I was afraid of that. I actually just found a receiver that should work for me on-sale at Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882676164 For $199 bucks delivered, it has analogue 7.1 input. I think I'll pull the trigger on it. Now I just have to figure out...
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    Possible to get 7.1 through optical connection to receiver?

    Long story short, my Gigaworks 7.1 amplifier is dead so I need to buy a home theater receiver to drive my 7.1 gaming speakers. I currently have a Soundblaster X-fi Xtremegamer card. I know I can buy a $20 cable that converts the three minijack outputs to 8 RCA-type connectors that I can plug...
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    A Farewell to Bing Cashback

    Although I understand your point, I don't jump around as much based upon the cashback %. I've had TREMENDOUS experiences with Ebates' customer service over the years, so even when another beats them by a few points, I get it through them.
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    A Farewell to Bing Cashback

    Meh. I've been using Ebates.com since they launched in 1999.
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    Don't Buy Global Agenda - [H] Editorial

    Wide Screen Gaming Forum has joined in on the boycott. Woot! http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/Main_Page
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    Don't Buy Global Agenda - [H] Editorial

    +1 for not buying this product. Absolutely ridiculous.
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    Our First Bioshock 2 & Eyefinity Experience

    It really is true. I was one of those who debated the large screen versus 3-screen gaming and ultimately made the jump two years ago after playing it first hand at a buddy's home. I know there are some who will not believe me, but you really *don't* notice the bezels while gaming. For...
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    Our First Bioshock 2 & Eyefinity Experience

    Hey Kyle, Thanks so much for bringing attention to the area of triple-screen gaming. Those of us who have been using the Matrox Triplehead2Go unit for the past several years have fallen in love with how immersive 3-monitor gaming is. It really is ridiculous that this game does not support...
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    NVIDIA & Multi-display Gaming Editorial @ [H]

    This is fantastic news. As a gaming goob who has been chasing the "ultimate" gaming setup for decades, I how hopeful it might finally arrive. My first jump into this arena was when I purchased my first LCD 3d shutter glasses for my Amiga in the late 1980's. Playing Spud Wars (I think that...
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    Modern Warfare 2 & Eyefinity

    I'm running MW2 with a Matrox TH2Go box thanks to Dopefish's WideScreenfixer. At 3840x1024 it really pulls you in. As Kyle said, I don't even notice the bezels as I focus mainly on the center monitor and the outside monitors act as a peripheral vision enhancer of sorts. The interludes...
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    Possible to boot a 2nd HD into a VM?

    Great news! I see they updated Alchemy in mid-May so I'm hopeful this is a solution that actually works. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the info!
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    Possible to boot a 2nd HD into a VM?

    I use an X-Fi XtremeGamer and Alchemy for the games that it works with. Unfortunately Source games are not included in that list (at least the last time I checked). Most of my games, thankfully, do run on Vista.... although I've had an odd problem with STALKER and my 9800GTX's that seems to...
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    Possible to boot a 2nd HD into a VM?

    Then you are a rare bird indeed my friend. The Valve forums are jam full on this issue. When you select 7.1 or 5.1 in the audio options, it does not stick nor does it work. It is well documented in the sticky thread on this issue...
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    Possible to boot a 2nd HD into a VM?

    Because, sadly, there are still games that require XP or Vista 32 to run properly. For example (and this in only one), ALL source games do not work with 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound in Vista. So to properly (IMHO) play HL2, Portal, etc., I have to maintain an XP install. Luckily this is...
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    Possible to boot a 2nd HD into a VM?

    I've got VMWare running quite well on my Vista 64 system. Although I've created virtual machines and installed Vista and XP on them, would I REALLY would like is the ability to boot on of my actual hard drives in a window WHILE running Vista 64. For example, I have my games set up on an XP...
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    ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Drawing

    WooHoo! I'm in!
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    Attorney Blames Xbox For Infant Death

    Another truism of the courtroom is that no one knows anything unless you sit through the entire trial and hear all comments in context. Even then, the newspapers often get it wrong. I can't tell you how many times I would give a closing and read it in the paper the next morning and think "who...
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    Attorney Blames Xbox For Infant Death

    Sorry... but I have to disagree. First, there is no precendent setting factual situation here and, technically, it is not how precendence operates in American juris prudence; i.e. a conviction here does not create new law that kicking the wire out of an Xbox is grounds for a murder conviction...
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    Attorney Blames Xbox For Infant Death

    *sigh*... how about a little research before slamming the D.A. on this one. The defendant himself CONFESSED that the motivating factor for beating the child was, in fact, due to her disconnecting his game. As a prosecutor for 10 years myself, I too would have hammered this in closing...
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    MSI 8800GT $208 @ Dell.com

    Just got the FURTHER DELAYED email: Went from 12/26/07 to 1/4/08. Now I just want to keep this going out of curiousity.... :rolleyes:
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    Teens Charged in 'Video Game' Death

    Well.... it is possible there might be information here that the public does not have. It seems strange to me that a D.A. would pull Mortal Combat out of his ass in a child abuse homicide *unless* the defendants had mentioned that to the police in their statements. I did not see any mention...
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    MSI 8800GT $208 @ Dell.com

    I still have not received any more delay emails since my original pushing my date to 12/17. Keeping my fingers crossed that my order late night 11/24 has some priority.... but probably not. :(
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