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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: WolframAlpha
« on: September 23, 2011, 02:54:10 AM »
shooped =/= flat.  I can deal with photoshopped.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: WolframAlpha
« on: September 22, 2011, 05:29:25 PM »
Lord Xenu's logic: Post a painfully obvious projection of the Round Earth and claim as a FE victory.
Looks flat to me.



I bet that looks flat to you, too.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: WolframAlpha
« on: September 21, 2011, 01:52:28 PM »
Lord Xenu's logic: Post a painfully obvious projection of the Round Earth and claim as a FE victory.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: FES Minecraft Server
« on: September 20, 2011, 04:16:31 PM »
meh

This pretty much sums up my thoughts on 1.8
why?

It didn't seem like nearly enough of a change to warrant excitement.  The new lightning and whatnot is cool and all, but I'm just not a big fan.  I've probably just gotten burnt back.  I'm sure I'll be back to Minecraft in a few weeks/months, and I'll be much more excited about it then.

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Flat Earth General / Re: Why do you think the earth is flat?
« on: September 20, 2011, 05:20:10 AM »
its not.

this site is just a bunch of people who enjoy debating like a sport.
I love debating, but I wouldn't choose a side as hard to defend as FE.

Some people like the challenge.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: FES Minecraft Server
« on: September 20, 2011, 04:16:20 AM »
He probably had Megablocks, or some other equivalent Lego knock-off.  They're not the same.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: FES Minecraft Server
« on: September 19, 2011, 05:47:57 PM »
meh

This pretty much sums up my thoughts on 1.8

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Another plea for help
« on: September 19, 2011, 05:45:20 PM »
It'll have 1.5gb of RAM (max it can handle, DDR2 667) and some shitty Ion processor.  Again, if anyone can suggest a user-friendly (as in friendly-to-someone-who's-inexperienced-with-Linux) OS that's better on a netbook, I'm all ears.  It just needs to read/write .docx and have Chrome.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Another plea for help
« on: September 19, 2011, 01:07:32 PM »
I ended up popping the 2.5" in my computer and disconnecting my main drive, and from there I just installed Ubuntu from a CD I had lying around.  Works great, minus a broken battery I need to replace.  I'll install Win7 later, unless you guys can think of something better (more efficient, etc.) for a little 9" netbook for a highschool student.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: WolframAlpha
« on: September 18, 2011, 04:07:49 PM »
It's an amazing website.  I use it for school (researching statistics, doing calculus, etc.) all the time.

Ask it what the "airspeed of an unladen African swallow" is... or "what is my favorite color".

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Another plea for help
« on: September 18, 2011, 04:06:37 PM »
I think I found a solution... my computer only has 2 SATA ports, so I decided to install the main hard drive and the 2.5" drive from the netbook.  I then installed a program called Virtualbox on the main drive, downloaded an .iso for a Linux OS, and I'm currently installing that OS onto the netbook drive in a virtual machine.

Fingers crossed.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Another plea for help
« on: September 18, 2011, 03:42:56 PM »
How did he manage to totally fuck it up trying to install W7? It's one of the easiest things you can do.

I wish I could tell you...


Anyway, right now it's an internal hard drive in my PC.  Any way I can get an image of an OS onto it?  I'm not sure I can install an OS on it, seeing as though the computer I'm on is 64-bit and I need a 32-bit OS on it.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Another plea for help
« on: September 18, 2011, 02:11:27 PM »
Why not just use a USB DVD rom drive?

Tried it.  Nothing.

Since the HDD in there is SATA, I'm popping it into my computer (not as an external but as an internal) and seeing if I can install an OS that way.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Another plea for help
« on: September 18, 2011, 01:18:20 PM »
This time, I'm working with an Acer Aspire One netbook.  It's my brother's girlfriend's.  Basically, he totally fucked it up trying to install Windows 7, and nothing works.  I've tried making a bootable flash drives several times to no avail (doesn't detect it, etc.).  I've tried a network boot, but it's missing some file and that doesn't work. 

I'm at the stage where I'm taking it apart and taking the hard drive out and putting it into a external-2.5" drive case.  Any way I can put an OS onto an external drive then putting that drive into the netbook?

I'm pretty much at a loss.  The goal is to put Windows XP 32-bit, or if I can't do that, a noob-friendly Linux (pinguy maybe?).

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Best Web Browser?
« on: September 15, 2011, 05:56:35 PM »
I use Google chrome from last 6 months . I like this browser due to its fast browsing speed.

I've noticed that my browsing speed is more closely related to the speed of my internet connection.

Browser speed is really only relevant once you hit a certain bandwidth anyway.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Best Web Browser?
« on: September 13, 2011, 08:27:08 AM »
I just found Maxthon. It seems to be faster then Chrome, and I can now tell my hipster friends that I use a web browser they've probably never heard of.

That looks pretty cool.  Have you been using it?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: FES Minecraft Server
« on: September 07, 2011, 03:44:17 PM »
I feel the need to share something incredibly impressive:
#!

How it works:


The way he talks is annoying.

The insanity of what he built overrides his obnoxious speech patterns.

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The Lounge / Re: My Family Owns a Freaking Castle
« on: August 21, 2011, 07:38:34 PM »
It's more of a creative interpretation.  Not to mention it's a lot less impressive when you say "Hey, my family owns a castle large mound of dirt and stones in England!"

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The Lounge / Re: My Family Owns a Freaking Castle
« on: August 21, 2011, 03:35:54 PM »
My bad for the crappy wording.  My family has had the letter for a long time, I just didn't know about it.

And I'm not asking for money, I just thought it'd be interesting to share.  We'd probably sell off some of the land to pay the taxes then rent it out to farmers... not sure yet.

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The Lounge / Re: My Family Owns a Freaking Castle
« on: August 21, 2011, 12:35:05 PM »
Nope.  I'm being completely honest about this.  My mother's side of the family consists of the Warks and Richmonds.

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The Lounge / Re: My Family Owns a Freaking Castle
« on: August 21, 2011, 11:23:43 AM »
Oh.  And apparently the other half of that side of the family had (has?) rights to the Richmond castle and estate, which are now owned by the Queen.

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The Lounge / My Family Owns a Freaking Castle
« on: August 21, 2011, 11:17:29 AM »
Turns out my family has the rights to a castle in England.  It's formally known as the "Wark on Tweed" Castle.


http://www.pastperfect.org.uk/sites/wark/images/index.html#

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wark_on_Tweed

http://www.coldstream-scotland.co.uk/history_wark_castle.html

http://www.castleuk.net/castle_lists_north/74/warkcastle.htm


My uncle recently found a letter dating back to 1893, written by some lawyers to my great grandfather, stating that the castle (and accompanying 100 acres) were his if he so desired.  We (meaning my family) don't know a whole lot beyond that.  We're trying to figure out who owns it, and maybe eventually pay off the accumulated taxes and claim the land.

20,000 internets to anyone who can find out who currently owns the castle/land.

Oh, and I'll scan and post the letter as soon as I get my hands on it.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Introduce your team
« on: August 21, 2011, 11:06:41 AM »
Sounds like it sucks.  Should've gone for the H100.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: A Few Problems
« on: August 16, 2011, 08:50:26 PM »
No, I was expressing my difficulty with flashing the BIOS in my computer. 

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: A Few Problems
« on: August 16, 2011, 02:31:39 PM »
It cannot possibly be that complicated...

There are probably guides for your specific motherboard, look it up.

If you've been working with Intel chips for awhile, you may not know how terrible AMD BIOS can get.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: A Few Problems
« on: August 15, 2011, 08:47:42 PM »
It sounds like something is changing your bios settings during shutdown. 

My first bit of advice is to see if there's an update to your BIOS and if so, flash it.

To this day, I'm still unable to flash my BIOS.  I've never been able to get the hang of it.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: A Few Problems
« on: August 15, 2011, 05:19:08 PM »
Well, I installed a Corsair GS700.  A few problems are gone, but now I'm having new ones...

Basically, whenever I reconfigure my RAM (as in change which stick are in which DIMM slots) and clear my CMOS, the computer will POST and boot into Windows (so stably, in fact, that I can run stress tests and game without a hitch).  But as soon as I shut it back down, I'm unable to even POST until I change around my RAM again.

I'm messing around with 2 sticks of 2gb 1600MHz (running at 1333MHz) Ripjaws and 2 sticks of  4gb 1333MHz.  I have a hard time believing that they're all dysfunctional.

Any thoughts?  I'm absolutely stumped.  Temperatures are all normal (CPU maxes at 60C in Prime95, GPU runs around 40C in Crysis 2, ambient temps are just a few above room temp).

And again, all settings are stock, since the BIOS gets reset every time I change around the RAM.

Oh, and I've resat the CPU twice (as other sites have advised me to do), as well as tried a different one.  Which seems to narrow it down to the graphics card (?) or the motherboard.

Finally, it turns out that obscure error that the computer was having (that I never wrote down) turned out to be a Hyper Transport Sync Flood Error, which seems to be consistent with the white lines appearing on the screen earlier.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: A Few Problems
« on: August 12, 2011, 01:25:37 PM »
So.  My uncle ended up ordering a Corsair GS700 700 watt, but before installing it, opened up the PC to take pictures of the wiring.  He found out that the main motherboard power connector (24-pin) was messed up; the cord coming from the HEC PSU is a 20+4, and the +4 cord wasn't in the socket.  As soon as he popped it in and booted up, it worked fine.

However, it only took a few hours for it to become loose again and start causing problems.  Though it didn't come out, it appeared to come loose enough to mess up POSTing, etc.  As soon as I pushed it in again, the PC worked fine.

The question is whether or not this is the fault of the PSU or the Motherboard.  Poor sockets, or poor cord design?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Introduce your team
« on: August 12, 2011, 01:17:50 PM »

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