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    ITT: Identify that panel type

    A while back, I was looking at random LCDs I had with a 100x microscope. I know what some of these are, but some seem odd, and I can't find similar panels on Google images. Anyone know? Sony PSP Go Motorola Droid X I'm pretty sure they're both TN (from the viewing angles), but...
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    TFT Technology Breakdown and Model/Panel Index

    Samsung 244T -- Looking at mine under a microscope, it does not have separate "A" and "B" subpixels like my Sony Bravia TV. (which allows half the sub-pixel to be turned off while displaying a dim area) From what I've read, this means the panel is PVA, rather than S-PVA. (though when I bought...
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    Does ATI not do forced AA/AF?

    ANY combination of settings in CCC simply fails to work for me. I downloaded ATT and it worked for a while. Now it stopped working, and AA/AF are always not working as usual. I really regret buying ATI. I could have had decent framerates with things looking ugly with my old NVidia card...
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    Does ATI not do forced AA/AF?

    Recently, I upgraded from a GeForce 6800GT to a Radeon x1950 Pro. While the card is much faster, none of the "forced" AA/AF settings are working in older games (tried: Planetside, EverQuest, Vampire Bloodlines, Deus Ex 2). I've even created Catalyst Control Center profiles with AA/AF and bound...
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    Identifying phantom app popup?

    It definately seems to be HP printer driver related. If I kill all the HP processes/services, it doesn't happen. Turning off autoupdate and messing with the options in the drivers does not seem to have an effect.
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    Identifying phantom app popup?

    I have some phantom app popping up in my taskbar on my home XP Pro box about every 30 mins (haven't timed it). Shows as a console icon and a blank title. None of the logging or auditing features in XP seem to be able to capture it. (yes, I run virus scanners and spyware detectors, and don't use...
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    Must See Video # 4 - Oblivion Chuck Norris Style!

    A clear forgery, the imposter can be seen running at the end of the video, Chuck Norris never runs.
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    Hot Sony DSC-T7

    I have a sony T7, the picture quality is excellent. The drawback is it has a small lens, and needs more light / longer exposure than most cameras. And a further drawback is it's very small and the flash is also small. Anyway, picture quality is great, but I'd recommend getting the new...
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    XP: Config 192.168.*.*->LAN, all others -> wireless?

    I appreciate the concern guys but don't worry, this isn't a risk to my job (I already talked to the sysadmin, who didn't care, but wouldn't help me either, he's pretty busy), and I'm not about to start using IE to browse the web or download birthdaycard.exe.vbs from my email either. Main thing...
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    XP: Config 192.168.*.*->LAN, all others -> wireless?

    I just got moved to a new office and the wired internet connection is rate-limited so browsing, email, news, IM etc is now a bad thing (tm). However there are several public access points and I have a wireless network card. Can I specify that all local (192.168.*.*) traffic gets sent to the...
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    Freeform collapsible tree editor?

    I'm looking for a freeform collapsible tree editor, sort of like the bullet points in Word, only with the ability to expand/collapse the tree structure as you can do with Windows Explorer. Anyone know of anything like this? Thanks.
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    Video gamers better at driving and cell phone talking?

    I'm they do. And young people drive better than a senile 90 year old who can't remember their children's names. But it doesn't matter. Driving laws fall to the lowest common denominator, and do not reflect individual skill.
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    Germany wants to COMPLETLY ban Violent video games

    Wait, hold people responsible for their actions instead of blaming inanimate objects? That's crazy talk!
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    Germany wants to COMPLETLY ban Violent video games

    Man seriously, what's up with Germany? They went from being one of the most powerful nations in the world to a country lesser than France with 40% unemployment. I don't know if it's a case of every German with balls getting killed off in WW2, or just some sort of continued societal guilt over...
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    Official Call Of Duty 2 Pwns Thread

    Wow, another creative WW2 game where you play an Ally landing on the beaches of Normandy. NO WEI.
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    How does WoW handle anti-aliasing?

    Weird, I only get up to 4x on my 6800GT.
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    Battlefield 2: Snipers

    Sniping is a joke in that game, like pretty much every other infantry role. Battlefield 2: Teamkill for your right to infantry whore in a vehicle! Wow, awesome. I already played that when it was called Planetside. I want my $50 back.
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    No used games on PS3?

    Well if they do this I sincerely doubt I'll buy a PS3 at all. I had been planning it to be the first next-gen console that I purchased.
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    World of Warcraft ad

    How about putting up a torrent of it? Or letting people mirror it?
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    Video Games help those with ADD

    It's not video gaming per se, it's biofeedback. The above is a rather biased study, but then so many of them are. I'm not surprised, as meditation has been shown to increase dopamine levels in the prefrontal cortex and change brainwave activity as well. However, keep in mind that the...
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    So how is EQ2 anyway?

    Boring, bland. Formulaic. Unimaginative. No real storyline, especially disappointing in terms of EQ1 continuity. The early dev team never played EQ1.
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    WOW Warlocks

    Or better yet, delete and start a tauren shaman. :D
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    And while im on the CS:S subject...

    Um, the people who made CS know nothing about guns, and the guy who made the models was left-handed. It's just a game.
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    Resident Evil 4 or Shadow of the Colossus?

    SOTC didn't really capture my attention. RE4 is one of the best console games I've ever played...
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    Blizzcon and WoW Expansion posts

    Wait until you grind faction. It makes the time you spent levelling look trivial.
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    Gamecube on 51" HDTV

    I don't know. Which is preferable, the GC's better visuals, or the expanded Assignment Ada in the PS2 port? I still haven't beat the PS2 port yet, so I guess I'll found out.
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    Gamecube on 51" HDTV

    This will not solve the OP's gripes though. The pixelation and dithering is even more noticable in 480p vs. SVideo which blurs the colors a bit due to the Y/C channels, and the lack of widescreen support in the GC version of RE4 means he'll still be playing it in a 4:3 window. The only way...
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    Blizzcon and WoW Expansion posts

    All I want to know is the frickin paladin details in 1.9.
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    Gamecube on 51" HDTV

    The component out on the GameCube was a total halfass job, just play the PS2 port of RE4, sure it's lower poly count but it has the expanded Assignment Ada. And supports widescreen 480p. (and I'm not a PS2 !!!!!!, I own all 3 consoles) SVideo isn't hugely different from 480i, there's a...
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    Gaming Strategies to prevent addiction...

    Do a few laps around the block, that'll get your dopamine levels up the meantime? :D
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    Gaming Strategies to prevent addiction...

    Yep. You either need to increase the dopamine levels such that focus is possible with "normal" tasks (this is where the scary pharmaceuticals are used), or find some other activity that will make you hyperfocus (ie, increase dopamine levels significantly). The problem being hyperfocusing...
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    Gaming Strategies to prevent addiction...

    Allow me to rephrase: gaming addictions are influenced by many factors, one of which is a mutation of the D2 dopamine receptor gene. Combined with other genes, and environmental factors, this can result in gaming addictions, substance abuse, and ADHD symptoms. ADHD and gaming addictions share...
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    Gaming Strategies to prevent addiction...

    Most ADD medication are schedule II drugs, good luck on that one :D Both amphetamine (Adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin) greatly increase dopamine levels throughout your brain, by about 300%. The difference is how they work, and amphetamine also releases norepinephrine. Ritalin is...
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    Gaming Strategies to prevent addiction...

    You should see a psychiatrist, if indeed you have ADD, medication will give you a normal amount of dopamine in your prefrontal cortex, and give you the focus, planning, attention to detail etc that you've always lacked. They've found D2 dopamine receptor alleles that may be implicated in this...
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    Gaming Strategies to prevent addiction...

    They make a pill for it. Adderall. ;) EDIT: Haha, you beat me to it. I bet you the vast majority of people in this thread meet the DSM-IV criteria for ADHD without hyperactivity. Just not enough dopamine in the prefrontal cortex! Your excessive game playing is likely a symptom...
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    What to do with a Gameboy SP...

    Heh, you know as well as I do though that future games will require firmware patches to run, and eventually the holes in the firmware will get plugged. If they haven't been already. I love my PSP, but I'm kind of leery about Sony's actions here. And I still think a GBA SP + new screen /...
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    Laser vs Optical

    Yep, very true-- it stops tracking as soon as you pick it up off the pad.
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    WoW

    Full Metal Jacket. The part after R. Lee Ermey.
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    WoW

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    Perfect gameplay, which game?

    From Wikipedia: Generally, the term "gameplay" in video game terminology is used to describe the overall experience of playing the game excluding the factors of graphics, sound, and the storyline. This is the very essence of a game. The term "Game mechanics" refers to sub elements of the...
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