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by MysteryBall
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What OS would you suggest for this Asus EEE 2G Surf?
Replies: 6
Views: 2746

Re: What OS would you suggest for this Asus EEE 2G Surf?

Just saying, as an EeePC owner, I feel your pain. Xandros is the biggest waste of effort OS to ever touch a computer.
by MysteryBall
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Doorbell -> Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 6349

Re: Doorbell -> Computer

get this foot pedal and modify it to fit in the door bell :) http://www.stealthswitch2.com/what-is-the-stealthswitch-ii/ I was actually looking at something like that, this specifically since there's a lovely array of C# based examples on messing with it out there. There's also the Hulk , Iron Man ...
by MysteryBall
Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Wireless Router Recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 3771

Re: Wireless Router Recommendations

Bump to plug the Buffalo routers, specifically the Nfiniti series. My grandmother has walls twice as thick as normal due to it being an old house, and she can get a perfect signal from the other end (and that's not even N). Buffalo actually install DD-WRT on their boxes instead of giving you some sh...
by MysteryBall
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gaming Computer Suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 2038

Re: Gaming Computer Suggestions?

Scrap the Samsung drive, they're not a HDD manufacturer and never will be, Western Digital is your best bet, their Caviar Green range to be precise. Fact of the matter is, the 2tb WD is barely more expensive than the Samsung 1tb. If I really wanted to start problems here, I'd advise to not go with a...
by MysteryBall
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Doorbell -> Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 6349

Doorbell -> Computer

xkcd-ians I need advising. I have a shoddy old doorbell downstairs that I need to repair (dodgy wire), while repairing it I also wish to make it better. I want to make it better by having it also send some sort of signal to a PC on as small a budget as I can muster. The idea is from there I can send...
by MysteryBall
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 162728

Re: Portal 2

Regarding the ending...

Spoiler:
Something is wrong. That turret song has been out for a while, and it's pre-rendered, neither is Valve's style.

This isn't over yet.
by MysteryBall
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: iBooks - what are Apple thinking?
Replies: 8
Views: 3828

Re: iBooks - what are Apple thinking?

I believe they're getting in more books recently. As for the speed, you're using an application released for an iPhone 4 on a 3G, the weakest of the devices (there's a reason you're not getting the 4.3 update), what did you expect really?
by MysteryBall
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Crimping Tools (CAT)
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Crimping Tools (CAT)

So my current CAT-5e crimper is absolutely useless, doesn't crimp cleanly and generally doesn't work very well, additionally my tester for CAT-5e cables is also dead. Looking for something fairly okish in price, any ideas? I don't really want to spend £350 on a Tester to be honest. =P
by MysteryBall
Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:38 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The Art Institute's new Restriction of Freeware
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

Re: The Art Institute's new Restriction of Freeware

-Digitizer The digitizer for drawing patterns seems to also have some trouble with Windows 7, but it does work, it just requires some finesse. The proper use of this product should be to first identify it on the tray, then reset the power on the Digitizer and it works nearly every time. Occasionall...
by MysteryBall
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magicka
Replies: 85
Views: 9568

Re: Magicka

psion wrote:I don't see how having the game save at checkpoints would have any effect on the difficulty.


You die, you go back to the beginning, you have to play through again, death has a consequence.

Meanwhile, you die, you spawn in the previous area, go "Meh" and walk along.
by MysteryBall
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magicka
Replies: 85
Views: 9568

Re: Magicka

People are moaning about checkpoints?

This game is easy as it is, let's not make it easier.
by MysteryBall
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Diehard Nvidia user eyeballing a nice looking Radeon...
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Diehard Nvidia user eyeballing a nice looking Radeon...

Are you using Linux at all? If so, don't even bother, ATI has atrocious support for Linux (I can't even run Minecraft on my laptop's TF2 capable ATI card).

Actually, ATI has atrocious drivers full stop...
by MysteryBall
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:04 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My school fails at computer security...
Replies: 314
Views: 112846

Re: My school fails at computer security...

So... College. Where do I begin? Well, we have dodgy permissions set for a lot of user folders, mine hasn't been touched but a lot of user folders can be read by anyone (though not written to). We told them about this back in October and yeah, it's still there. In other news, NetSupport Tutor, no se...
by MysteryBall
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Building a sonic screwdriver
Replies: 16
Views: 13543

Re: Building a sonic screwdriver

Okay, well, in regards to an Arduino, after checking with my highly accurate reference data (I have the official replica plastic screwdriver) I can confirm that an ArduinoNano would just about fit inside one, so there's your starting point. Do note that the screwdriver in question is Smith's, which ...
by MysteryBall
Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dropping Maths in favour of Extended Project?
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: Dropping Maths in favour of Extended Project?

Much better uni/course? Well, this is pretty much the course that sums me up, as I said I don't really want to do Computer Science because it's such a dull subject, and this is really where my heart sits in terms of what I enjoy doing. I, unusually, don't really want to go to Cambridge/Oxford or som...
by MysteryBall
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dropping Maths in favour of Extended Project?
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: Dropping Maths in favour of Extended Project?

Well, my negative attitude towards the subject probably won't reflect well on my grade, and even if they don't regard the Extended Project as a real grade (most will), I'll still have 400 or so UCAS points which is more than enough, apparently getting in to the course is fairly easy (I know a guy wh...
by MysteryBall
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dropping Maths in favour of Extended Project?
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Dropping Maths in favour of Extended Project?

Okay guys, I have a sticky situation here. Basically, I absolutely hate my Maths AS Level, and was planning on dropping it at A2. This is UK college as an FYI, so basically when you turn 17 and 18. I then realised that I actually don't think I can stand doing one year of it either, and started worki...
by MysteryBall
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My school fails at computer security...
Replies: 314
Views: 112846

Re: My school fails at computer security...

So we have command prompt, exe running ability, etc, at college, gotta love it.

They block everything but ports 80 and 443, so I hooked up SSH to port 443 on my VPS and can now tunnel out and bypass all the filtering and port blocking, which is always fun.
by MysteryBall
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4939
Views: 665752

Re: Doctor Who

Fellow Whovians! I bring tidings of great joy! I just tried fish fingers and custard, and it's actually pretty nice. Probably wouldn't eat loads of it, but the two I did try were quite nice. Ambrosia tinned custard, as a side note. And yeah, I know, it shouldn't be nice. Well, they've cancelled next...
by MysteryBall
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My school fails at computer security...
Replies: 314
Views: 112846

Re: My school fails at computer security...

I swear our security is getting tighter, even my computing teacher agrees its bad. he's actually encouraging me to find ways around it, which should be fun, the holidays kinda got in the way of that. When i go back theres a 90% chance all of my stuff i've done on it will be gone and the sysadmin wi...
by MysteryBall
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:43 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My school fails at computer security...
Replies: 314
Views: 112846

Re: My school fails at computer security...

PHP Proxies are so fun; Just put a file on your website, and boom. If they block it, then there are at least twenty places you can register another domain for that sole purpose, for free. :-) (Note: I've been having some trouble getting to mine work. Advice would be appreciated.) Finding some good ...
by MysteryBall
Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4939
Views: 665752

Re: Doctor Who

So I guess I'm the only one who quite enjoys the Daleks reappearing?

Except, you know, when the script is written by Mark Gatiss, Victory of the Daleks was pretty poor IMO.
by MysteryBall
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4939
Views: 665752

Re: Doctor Who

To all those theorising the Christmas special...

Spoiler:
Orient Express in space, like the Titanic in space, so don't expect to see any historical figures...
by MysteryBall
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care about.
Replies: 20
Views: 2728

Re: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care abou

Day 1. That went remarkably well, they gave a fairly good response, I responded well to questions and improvised things based on the scenario and what was said. Handed out all but one of my business cards and may well have some business on the way, who knows? And yeah, they were impressed by my 2010...
by MysteryBall
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My school fails at computer security...
Replies: 314
Views: 112846

Re: My school fails at computer security...

hintss wrote:they use dreamweaver.


Kudos to them for knowing how to use Dreamweaver, and for also having the sense to do so.
by MysteryBall
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care about.
Replies: 20
Views: 2728

Re: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care abou

Vapour wrote:Trufax. Don't underestimate the modern teenager.
They're good at playing that game.


This is so incredibly true, and I actually hate it with a passion when a random adult doing a presentation thinks everyone they're talking to is 5 years old mentally.
by MysteryBall
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4939
Views: 665752

Re: Doctor Who

The Fez seems to be getting around...

Spoiler:
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by MysteryBall
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care about.
Replies: 20
Views: 2728

Re: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care abou

If you want to keep your audience's attention, you have to position your speech so it's about them, not about you. That means changing, "This is what I do for a living," to, "This is what my company can do for you." Think about: How does your target audience use the web? How are...
by MysteryBall
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care about.
Replies: 20
Views: 2728

Re: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care abou

wall o' text Some fantastic pointers there, but, uh, what sort of problems could I bring up that affect them? I mean, I'm essentially talking about what I do for a living and stuff...? Also, for a title, I was thinking '<me> on "Web 3.0 or: how I learned to stop worrying and took over the inte...
by MysteryBall
Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care about.
Replies: 20
Views: 2728

Re: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care abou

Sounds like it could work. I'm sure they'll be interested in me talking about Facebook and such.

I actually just messed with it this morning, and I've added a nice little section on 'hacking' in a loose form, little bit on the Jedi Wave and such, just for kicks.
by MysteryBall
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Presenting to Teens about something they don't care about.
Replies: 20
Views: 2728

Presenting to Teens about something they don't care about.

With no obvious forum to put something regarding presentation skills and presentations in general in, I guess General is the most appropriate place. Okay, here's one for you guys, next week I've been tasked with doing a presentation to my old school, well, part of it. The audience is a count of abou...
by MysteryBall
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What would you do if time travel was real?
Replies: 246
Views: 29757

Re: What would you do if time travel was real?

Show Vincent how awesome he is in the future (and perhaps acquire a painting) [possible spoilers if you haven't seen that episode of Doctor Who] In other news, I'd probably go back to the 11th Doctor auditions, constantly try out (by going back of course) until I get the part, all for that scene at...
by MysteryBall
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4939
Views: 665752

Re: Doctor Who

Spoiler:
Evil Voice Theory Discussion Go!


In other news, I now have to post a Matt Smith quote up on my Facebook wall every Saturday (religiously) until Christmas, so I'd better start getting a list together I guess.
by MysteryBall
Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 360553

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

"It's me, Mario" [/italian] From a teacher who looks a lot like Mario, absolute legend of a teacher, my friend wasn't able to get it on film, because he said "he's not stupid", I bargained fixing a database for him, I now have it on film and it's Facebook'd. He'll enjoy his lesso...
by MysteryBall
Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4939
Views: 665752

Re: Doctor Who

Spoiler:
He got a Dalek to beg for mercy, there is nothing more I could ever want from an episode.
by MysteryBall
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Obesity Group will sue McDonald's over Happy Meal toys
Replies: 74
Views: 6734

Re: Anti-Obesity Group will sue McDonald's over Happy Meal t

> See Jack Thompson for further examples of people/groups filing lawsuits based on parental incompetence. Jack Thompson was an attention whoring fear monger. His "LOOKATMELOOKATME" antics finally got him disbarred in Flordia, IIRC. Thankfully he didn't run for political office, Luna alone...
by MysteryBall
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Obesity Group will sue McDonald's over Happy Meal toys
Replies: 74
Views: 6734

Re: Anti-Obesity Group will sue McDonald's over Happy Meal t

> See Jack Thompson for further examples of people/groups filing lawsuits based on parental incompetence.
by MysteryBall
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 85139

Re: High School Pranks

and my school was already findable by clicking several links... And they could quite easily find you on here now. And considering keylogging not only opens up access to their school accounts, it could open up access to other accounts like Facebook, even Paypal, I'm entirely glad you've been permaba...
by MysteryBall
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4939
Views: 665752

Re: Doctor Who

EdgarJPublius wrote:
Spoiler:
The Tardis hasn't exploded yet (at least not on screen).


Spoiler:
The whole central column went boom at the end, didn't it?
by MysteryBall
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4939
Views: 665752

Re: Doctor Who

Spoiler:
Autons controlled by Nestene Conciousness, what are we missing here? In 'Rose', they had to keep the original (Mickey) alive in order to maintain the clone.

I'll let you think what you wish here.

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