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Suggestions, Feedback & Bugs / Bug Report on BCC Website
« on: November 14, 2003, 01:26:45 PM »
Kind of a weird bug I discovered. This doesn't happen every time I visit the website, but I would say about 50% of the time.

Let me show you the screenshots (I hope it works, the image is posted on my experimental webserver)

This is how it looks when I first visit the website from one of my quick links:

Then I hit reload and it looks like this:

Finally on the 2nd realod it looks normal:

Using IE version 6.0.2800.1106, Windows XP Pro with All latest patches.


General Hardware / Re:New Computer.
« on: November 09, 2003, 03:40:06 PM »
I am having a computer sent to Florida so I can build her new one (sister), some things will be just moved over (LOL not much) but heres link if any of you would want to give a thought or two.

I checked your wishlist out. It looks like a pretty nice system. I like the cooper fan upgrade from the retail box included one. It should keep your system running much cooler. I need to do a simular upgrade to my system becasue I am only running a 2100+ and the RAID port on my motherboard likes to eat hard drives - even if I have it set as non-RAID ultra-100 mode. I just lost the entire contents on my 120gig HD to it (fortunatly I haven't over-written the drive so it may be recoverable, anyone know of good software for undelte on NTFS format?)

The price point I like on processors right now is the 2700+ Mainly because it runs at the same speed as the 3000+ or only 30Mhz slower than the 3200+, the only difference is it only has 256K cache - which is twice what I have now, so it shouldn't be half bad.


General Mayhem / Re:Lunar ECLIPSE!! 11-8-03
« on: November 09, 2003, 03:26:23 PM »
As I mentioned, I used a tripod.  I also set the shutter to 15 seconds, set the aperature to F.11, and manual focused to infinity - I used various ISO film settings - 100, 200, and 400.  Once the Moon started to show a little brighter, I had to actually set the shutter down to just 1 second, with an F. 5.8.

God is an amazing God, to Create all of this is just mind-blowing!


Thank you for the specs. I have more experience on video than I do on a camera so it was difficult to take a decent picture, plus I was limited by my equipment. The only setting I can adjust is the exposure, but it didn't have the effect I was looking for.

Quick question, Is your camera film or digital? I would assume it were film because of the settings you told me, but you had the pics posted so fast, it was still happening where I am at (PST) and the pics were already on the web, I don't think the 1 Hour photo is that fast.

And to the last part of the quote - all I can say is amen brother. During the eclipse a thought I had was this - Total eclipeses either solar or lunar are a rare thing, even on other planets it doesn't always happen because of the exact size of the moon and it's proportionate distance between the earth and sun, is exactly perfect. The moon could be larger and you wouldn't see the sun's corona during a solar eclipse or if the moon were farther away, the earth wouldn't perfectly block the light. It would llok more like a donought hole. How could anyone say that this along with all of the other magnificent objects of creation just RANDOMLY happen. I don't think it could.

I read that you went to bible school. That is cool, which one? The reason I ask is because I just graduated from a program called the Master's Commission which is a one year deicipleship and leadership/sevanthood school - If I could broadly summarize it like that. A bit off topic but just a natural progression of thought.


General Mayhem / Re:Lunar ECLIPSE!! 11-8-03
« on: November 08, 2003, 11:26:31 PM »
Hey Zeus,

   How did you get those pictures to turn out so good? I tried to take pictures but they are not even worth posting. The camera I was using is just an old HP 1.0 megapixel camera so I am not surprised. What settings did you use?

General Mayhem / Lunar ECLIPSE!! 11-8-03
« on: November 08, 2003, 03:07:40 AM »
There is a good lunar eclipse tonight. It is supposed to end at 10:30 ET That is 7:30 where I am at. According to weather bug, it is going to be partly cloudy and about 20 degrees where I am at.

Check out the link for info.

It would be cool if people post what they see.


General Hardware / Atholn 64 FX Overclocked 600MHZ!!
« on: November 06, 2003, 11:59:09 PM »
I read the earlier thread on the Athlon 64 FX, but wanted to start a new one cuz that one was a bit long, things get washed out.

Anyways, I want to share a sweet review with everyone, becasue it is cool to see what the next generation of processors will be, before they come out.

So, we all know that the Athlon 64 FX kicks some Intel butt, despite the 1Ghz clock difference between AMD's flagship proccessor and Intel's. Well, what would it be like if the Gap were narrowed? That's what I want to know. At Tom's Hardware Guide they did just that.

Using a compressor cooling system that chills the chip to an arctic -50º C, They were able to overclock the mighty 64 FX to 2.8 Ghz. That narrows the gap to only 400Mhz. Amazingly, the Athlon 64 FX was able to beat it's rival by a huge 27% on average.

I call that kicking some Intel butt and smearing it around the court.

Oh, BTW here are some link's:

First, The review

Second, The cooling system that makes it possible

 ;D Pedro_Mann

General Hardware / Re:A freak monitor fix
« on: November 06, 2003, 11:28:48 PM »
Hey that is cool that you fixed your monitor. Usually I buy crappy used monitors for like $20 so I just throw them out if they go bad. I really need to spend more on a monitor. Usually I spend money on the CPU itself to make it faster for the project. And to make it kill for video editing. Anyhow, That was a sidetrack.

I want to post a slight warning to anyone who wishes to fix their own monitor. (I know, warnings suck but this is a speil a computer professor gave me a few years ago). Anyhow, if you do open the back of your monitor case be very careful.
   1. make sure it is unplugged, not just off becuase the flyback coil produces something like 30,000 volts.
   2. The monitor tube acts as a capacitor and can store that voltage so even when unplugged you can still get zapped.

Now, everyones been warned 30,000 volts can kill if given the wrong conditions. But on a less serious note, the voltage is enough to throw a spark about an inch long, which is fun to play with if you know what you are doing or are STUPID enough to try it. I would be in the second boat acording to that old professor.

 ;D Pedro_mann

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