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by x-Swamp
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Upgradable mac laptop suggestion
Replies: 12
Views: 1756

Re: Upgradable mac laptop suggestion

12"? Sounds a dead ringer for a powerbook g4 if you ask me. I still have one and they are quite speedy, and the size is an absolute killer.
by x-Swamp
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Learning PHP - Whats wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 1585

Learning PHP - Whats wrong?

So, yet again I am going to display my pathetic skills in PHP (last time it was python!). :D This is a script partly written by me, its designed to display four different images from my server based on the time of the day (its a sleeping dinosaur, if that explains the names), keep in mind this is my...
by x-Swamp
Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: XKCD fora computer Overheating competition!
Replies: 37
Views: 5232

Re: XKCD fora computer Overheating competition!

My macbook regularly sit at around 85-90c, its normal for these things apparently.

Don't you just love the 8600gtm chips?
by x-Swamp
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:01 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Pspice for mac? (solved!)
Replies: 5
Views: 4585

Re: Pspice for mac?

Stuffit expander will solve that little issue for you.
by x-Swamp
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:00 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Oh dear god.
Replies: 25
Views: 2147

Re: Oh dear god.

Thanks and sorry, jut covering all grounds (pardon the pun).

Anyway, is it worth it to keep stuffing around, or is it better for you to recover the data from the drive, rinse, and try new with a fresh install?
by x-Swamp
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python assistance (extreme basics)
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: Python assistance (extreme basics)

No no, my connection wnt down before i could read your reply, and I had to do it there and then, so i struggled without assistance :)
by x-Swamp
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 1 Mile Wireless?
Replies: 15
Views: 2244

Re: 1 Mile Wireless?

Ever thought of making a LOL (lan over laser) link perchance?

Either way it will be bloody expensive whichever way you look at it. Directional antennas come to mind.
by x-Swamp
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Firewire or USB port?
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: Firewire or USB port?

I don't see any sign of firewire there.
by x-Swamp
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Oh dear god.
Replies: 25
Views: 2147

Re: Oh dear god.

Did you happen to ground yourself while taking the laptop apart?
by x-Swamp
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python assistance (extreme basics)
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: Python assistance (extreme basics)

Wow zahlman! Thanks! Although, in practice, I never got to use any of your assistance because my internet connection decided to suicide, thanks exetel . I shall surely do this in the future with other programs i do (after this little task, i have decided to do python properly from the beginning. Thi...
by x-Swamp
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python assistance (extreme basics)
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Python assistance (extreme basics)

OK this is probably the most basic question ever (i am learning) this is a project just designed to be run in shell, no gui nothing. I can't see what i have done wrong here, the map doesn't work, ie it alway says you are runnign into a wall. Err? ## MAP LAYOUT-- ## +---+ ## | 1 | ## +---+---+ ## | 2...
by x-Swamp
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:09 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anti Virus Software Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2257

Re: Anti Virus Software Discussion

The whole idea of virus protection is totally screwed. What is the point of having a dual core (for example) 2.4gHz processor, when one whole core is being taken up (along with large amounts of ram and hdd time) scanning for programs that shouldn't be there in the first place. On my macbook, the win...
by x-Swamp
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is that box thingy called?
Replies: 28
Views: 15178

Re: What is that box thingy called?

its still a beige box, wether it be beige, purple, or some part of the spectrum that we haven't seen yet. To hell with it.

The world is a beige box. It pretty much sums up anything you want it to anyway.
by x-Swamp
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: LiveCD for virtualisation
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: LiveCD for virtualisation

I concur with Hichhiker, this is not the place for a live dvd. I don't see how it would work anyway, the os needs somewhere for it to dump its caches, and anyway. it would be painfully slow, a 80gb hdd would set you back maybe $30. That would be sufficient.

Why the multiple hosts by the way?
by x-Swamp
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is that box thingy called?
Replies: 28
Views: 15178

Re: What is that box thingy called?

Beige Box.
by x-Swamp
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying a Laptop for College
Replies: 37
Views: 4591

Re: Buying a Laptop for College

by x-Swamp
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:11 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 55705

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

The teacher writing "micro-orgasms" instead of "micro-organisms" on the board.
by x-Swamp
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Epic yearbook idea
Replies: 10
Views: 2202

Re: Epic yearbook idea

More like epic fail.
by x-Swamp
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized
Replies: 246
Views: 96964

Re: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized

Its actually quite interesting the things written in a christian private school, but taking a camera into the toilets looks a little sus.

One day. Hey phone with camera.
by x-Swamp
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 70033

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

Ms Nevin.

Fuck you.
by x-Swamp
Thu May 29, 2008 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 83266

Re: Operating Systems

I just like the fact that i have never had to install antvirus under macos, and never will. My old ibook has been running near 24/7 for years. Still with the stock install. Not a tad slower than out of the box. bliss Also. The two finger click thing rocks so much, i can't ge over the two finger scro...
by x-Swamp
Tue May 27, 2008 9:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Get to work.
Replies: 75
Views: 7802

Re: Get to work.

Its odd how poplar raptor transport is.

I wonder how many people that take it have been eaten and therefor not able to participate in this survey?

THat would be interesting.
by x-Swamp
Sun May 25, 2008 10:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Get to work.
Replies: 75
Views: 7802

Re: Get to work.

Meh. Its overpriced anyway (were i live)
by x-Swamp
Sun May 25, 2008 10:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Get to work.
Replies: 75
Views: 7802

Get to work.

Well. How do you commute your area?

Ride, walk, elephant?

Discuss.
by x-Swamp
Thu May 22, 2008 10:08 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Speaker Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Re: Speaker Setup

A cheap amp can be built or scavenged.
by x-Swamp
Thu May 22, 2008 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HFS+ Networking
Replies: 5
Views: 2148

Re: HFS+ Networking

ok thanks
by x-Swamp
Thu May 22, 2008 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MacBook Pro (need people with one_
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: MacBook Pro (need people with one_

THis is under tiger. I am yet to buy another leopard dvd, mine got scratched in the dvd drive 'upgrade'.

Thanks for your help.
by x-Swamp
Wed May 21, 2008 11:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Dual Boot Partition
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: Dual Boot Partition

xubuntu has an installer on disk that will integrate it quite nicely.
by x-Swamp
Wed May 21, 2008 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MacBook Pro (need people with one_
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: MacBook Pro (need people with one_

Funny thing is. I went there some weeks back, and they told me otherwise.

Also what sort of training would these guys have?

Next to none my bet
by x-Swamp
Tue May 20, 2008 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suggestions for a fast USB drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Suggestions for a fast USB drive

Ebay is also your friend.
by x-Swamp
Tue May 20, 2008 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HFS+ Networking
Replies: 5
Views: 2148

Re: HFS+ Networking

It can back up to //any// device. (Some hackware involved, ie one line of code) It just has to be hfs+.

Can you give me some examples of good ones?

EDIT: I would prefer to use afp if possible.
by x-Swamp
Tue May 20, 2008 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MacBook Pro (need people with one_
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: MacBook Pro (need people with one_

Well thanks. I live in albury, a place that has NO apple stores.

The closest is melbourne. Which is were i go.

I have already had one hdd replaced, and this is my second optical drive =\
by x-Swamp
Mon May 19, 2008 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MacBook Pro (need people with one_
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: MacBook Pro (need people with one_

Thanks. A lot of people have the same as you. But not the same as me. Odd.
by x-Swamp
Sun May 18, 2008 10:26 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Terribly High Pings to Router
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Re: Terribly High Pings to Router

Possible.

Either run your "apple hardware disk" or take it in for a service.
by x-Swamp
Sun May 18, 2008 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MacBook Pro (need people with one_
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

MacBook Pro (need people with one_

Yay. Yet another post about my stupid macbook pro. This is my 3rd repair under warranty. The dvd drive was sticking, scratching my important dvds, and refused to eject 1/2 the time. So i took the $200AU trip to Melbourne (the closest store) and got it replaced. Fine. I got out of the store, and into...
by x-Swamp
Sat May 17, 2008 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suggestions for a fast USB drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Suggestions for a fast USB drive

1.8" Same as a cf card. And no, soldering a usb connecter to an ata hdd won't get you very far, if you could even find the pins to solder to. You can get cases for those hdds on the bay for around $10 shipped. Thing is, you would be better off getting a thumb drive an be done with it, a 2gb mic...
by x-Swamp
Sat May 17, 2008 9:27 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mysteriously Full HDD
Replies: 10
Views: 1747

Re: Mysteriously Full HDD

Oh cool. Ip address please?

(I'm joking gosh, i hope you get rid of it, linux should do the trick)
by x-Swamp
Sat May 17, 2008 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suggestions for a fast USB drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Suggestions for a fast USB drive

Raid 4 of them together? (Yes, i have done it before)

Jokes aside, i have found that the best option for me was to use an old 2.5" disk in a $2 enclosure. I didn't care much for the drive, but it was fast enough to run programs, and even boot off if need be.
by x-Swamp
Sat May 17, 2008 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Scary New Product
Replies: 4
Views: 2465

Re: Scary New Product

Wow.
by x-Swamp
Sat May 17, 2008 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: iMac g4 20 inch random hangs... Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: iMac g4 20 inch random hangs... Help!

There is no bios to speak of. But try this.

Boot from an osx dvd, and remote the hdd, and see if you still have the issue.

Or use a temperature monitor. THere are heaps for osx.

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