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Mike Rochip

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  1. My mom's computer is a Compaq. The touchpad is really annoying because I have to lift my finger at least twice to go anywhere and the pad doesn't seem very accurate. Even worse, there's no third buton and that makes using Firefox frustrating. I bought a little Logitech mouse today which works great. Btw, I'm glad I'm back. I missed me.
  2. I'm using my mom's new laptop and finally noticed if I rest the pointer on anything selectable (like a true or false choice, lol) it gets selected automatically while I try to come up with the answer. I scored about 112 if I remember. Huge drop from my teens and twenties (I'm 46). Maybe I should let this laptop and its obnoxious Synaptics Touchpad take the test without me...
  3. The report in my previous post was not the one I was thinking of after all. The one I had read before is actually a FEMA report entitled World Trade Center Building Performance Study. It's easy to understand and has some spectacular photography in my opinion. It can be found here. The catch is you have to download each chapter seperately. I've never found it as a single download. To get a good idea of the layout and quality of the study in general you could download Chapter 4. Thanks again and sorry for the mistake.
  4. I looked at the Flash Player section of the Mozilla Add Ons section and it says to install the latest version from the Flash Player website. I found a troubleshooting guide on Adobe's website here. A couple things it mentions are: Popup blockers Security settings This I didn't know. It says the latest version is the first where you have to uninstall any previous versions before installing the new one. It also says all browsers must be closed during installation. Hopefully there is something on the page that is helpful.
  5. I think found the report I was thinking about. It was produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It's mostly technical information and almost 300 pages long but I thought it was interesting. However, I'm not sure how many other people would find it interesting. Maybe you could take a look and see if it's something you think is appropriate for your website. Thanks Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers.
  6. I took a quick look around and will be visiting back again soon. I really like the colors and the setup on the homepage [and the other pages]. The attack map is very interesting but the white background is so bright and the style is quite a bit more basic than the high tech look of the rest of the page so it kind of distracts. It seems to leap off the page. Is there possibly a way to darken the background? I think the 911 pictures and info are very interesting. I used to be almost obsessed with 911 and looking through the pictures brings some of that back. But that's good and that's important to me because as painful as it can be, We Must Never Forget. On the 911 info pages could you add links to the official government reports? At the moment I can't remember the organization that produced the lengthy technical report with many photos and diagrams included. I'll look for it and let you know what it's title is if you're interested. I'm sure the material linked to on your site refers to it but I haven't read through most of it yet. Lastly, would you consider adding a page for Flight 800 information and theories? I was watching TV that night and in the live interviews of witnesses every one saw a streak of light eminate from the ground [more than likely the ocean] and then the explosions in the air. I think the conclusion that it was a spark in the fuel tank or a buildup of static electricity is preposterous. I agree with Saturday Night Live's comment on a Weekend Update segment that is more accurate: Flight 800 was brought down by a spark in the fuel tank that occurred after the plane was struck by a missile. All in all I think your think your website is great and I'm very impressed ! Keep up the good work.
  7. I'm guessing that by filing the lawsuit M$ can now try to get a court order to try to have him identified through his ISP. I'm not one who usually takes the side of a hacker but I think Fair Use is a valid point and you should be able to make at least one copy for a backup.
  8. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. has sued an anonymous computer hacker whose free program allows users to copy digital movies and songs by bypassing a software protection built into the company's Media player. The world's biggest software maker charges the hacker known as "Viodentia" has illegally obtained propriety source code to produce the program called FairUse4WM, sparking fears it could enable consumers to illegally copy digital content. Article
  9. GREENSBORO, N.C. ? Honda, the Japanese giant that has given the USA motorcycles, cars, lawn mowers and weed whackers, puts its newest product on sale starting next month: a little $3 million business jet. It's a sporty airplane that stands 13 feet tall at the top of its tail, seats six or seven people and flies faster than its closest rivals ? as fast as 480 miles per hour. Its distinctive look comes from top-mounted engines on the wings; an elongated, tapered nose; and a striking pearlescent dark-sky-blue color scheme. Article
  10. Ouch ! You could be right. But I think the more logical reason you think that is Donald Rumsfeld used his Neocon Telekinetic Mind Control Ray Gun on your brain and now he is secretly willing you to do his bidding . I've heard the Discovery Channel is really good but obviously since I have dialup I can't afford cable either. But hey, thanks for reminding me of my pathetic life [AGAIN!] .
  11. This story is just bizarre. Of course I don't really know if it's true or not but if it is it just seems ridiculous. I guess anything is possible nowadays. As a person who dabbled with sportscasting in college, I operated under the impression that my job was sports not politics. Sports were sports and you leave your politics off the air It's a very simple standard. If I want to watch football for three hours, give me football. Unfortunately, ESPN has continuously violated this concept. If ESPN is going to play phony tapes for politicians, then they need to be pressured off the air. Article
  12. TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) -- Japan's Sharp Corp. said on Wednesday it has developed the world's first liquid crystal display (LCD) panel that allows the viewing of three different images on one screen at the same time. Article
  13. Dude, you really crack me up ! I was even going write in my post that I hoped no one would make fun of my dial up connection or suggest I get broadband but I'm trying to keep my posts shorter so people don't fall asleep or start cursing or leave the forum or blow up their PCs with C4 or worse. No I don't live in the bush. Unless you mean The Land Where Bush is the King. Well I do but I don't have enough money to live here well. If I had enough money I'd move to Sweden or Finland and get a great connection for 32?! Thanks for the laugh !
  14. Thanks Eldmannen! I knew I had seen that somewhere and I couldn't find it by searching. I forgot it was called "Portable." Here is the link Matt1492: CCleaner Portable And welcome to the forum !
  15. To delete the second user account you can go to Control Panel and double click on User Accounts and delete from there. Assuming you can see the icon, lol. [sorry]
  16. I installed Ubuntu Linux and have 1 major problem. With Linux I mean, I have lots of other major problems . Linux didn't detect my dial up modem. I know the problem is that it's a Winmodem [HSP 56 Micromodem made by Aztech] and that for some reason Winmodem manufacturers only want Winmodems to work with Windows. Is there an easy way to get it to work? I've found instructions on the internet, but they are complicated and I don't know Linux well enough to understand how to follow them. Maybe that makes 2 major problems with Linux, lol. My other question would be is that if I get an external modem would that have a better chance of working? I'm hoping to get the internal modem to work, though. Thanks for any help.
  17. I had no idea what TPD was so I had to look it up and thought I would share in case anyone else needed to know. The Thermal Power Dissipations are usually for an entire specific line, and they are the Maximum Watts that a Processor that falls in that category can dissipate under Full Load condition. The 130 nm Athlons 64, for example, have a maximum Thermal Power Dissipation of 89 Watts, however, no Processor actually reach that amount. That is a security measure so Cooler manufacturers make they products to support at least 89 Watts of dissipation that makes that the Athlons 64 run in a safe temperature range.
  18. That seems to be the case with a lot of software [i heard that Vista RC1 was a disaster ] but I've been using Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 for a long time and haven't had any problems and a lot of people on the forum have said the same thing and RC1 has been working well so far, too. One thing with using updated versions of Firefox is that often some of the previously installed extensions become incompatible and are disabled until there are updates for them. Beta 2 and RC1 automatically check for compatibility updates at startup and most [not all, like RIP hasn't been updated for a while] seem to be updated fairly quickly. Some people however do not recommend using anything but final releases.
  19. Maybe drugs, YouTube, or insanity came into play. Or maybe some combination of the three ... Or maybe he was trying to impress the Penis Pump Judge, lol.
  20. This was on the Yahoo news site: FORT MITCHELL, Ky. - A northern Kentucky man wearing only a thong and carrying a knife allegedly videotaped himself attempting a burglary, then left the tape behind, police said. That evidence ultimately led to his arrest, Fort Mitchell Police Chief Steve Hensley said. Rodney McMillen, 36, of Covington was charged over the weekend with first-degree burglary. "This is a very, very bizarre case, to say the least," Hensley said. McMillen allegedly broke into a woman's apartment about 3 a.m. EDT on Sept. 20, clad in only thong underwear and carrying a knife, Hensley said. The woman fended off the attacker, who left the apartment and fled into a stand of trees near the apartment complex, Hensley said. Investigating officers found a video camera the burglar left in the apartment, Hensley said, and found video of McMillen's family on the end of the tape, Hensley said. Investigators were able to identify some of them and tracked down McMillen at his mother's house in Norwood, Ohio, Hensley said. McMillen was lodged in the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati on $50,000 bond, awaiting extradition to Kentucky.
  21. I think the difference is that a beta still has known bugs and/or is expected to have some major changes before its final release and an RC is considered very close to the final release version. I guess sometimes they're wrong though and have to release an RC2 or RC3, etc. The funny thing about this update is I installed it and checked to make sure it updated. Then while using it later after it was restarted it was back to version 2.0 Beta 2. Not even sure how that could happen. I reinstalled the update and it's back to 2.0 [RC1} so hopefully it's OK now .
  22. LONDON (Reuters) - Jack Neal briefly became the proud owner of a pink convertible car after he managed to buy it for 9,000 pounds ($17,000) on the Internet despite being only three years old. Jack's mother told the BBC she had left her password for the eBay auction site in her computer and her son used the "buy it now" option to complete the purchase. "Jack's a whiz on the PC and just pressed all the right buttons," Rachel Neal said. The seller of the second-hand car, a dealer from Worcestershire, central England, was amused by the bid and agreed not to force the sale through. "Luckily he saw the funny side and said he would re-advertise," Neal said.
  23. SAN FRANCISCO - Intel Corp. plans to begin shipping microprocessors that have four computing engines on a single chip — products that analysts say will help it win back market share from rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. The first chip, the Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor, will be available in November. Intel says it will deliver a 70 percent performance improvement over Intel's current chips, which have one or two computing cores. The new chip is aimed at gamers, programmers and other people with heavy-duty computing needs. For general consumers, Intel will ship a quad-core chip starting in the first quarter of 2007. For businesses, Intel will begin shipping four-core server chips later this year. A low-energy, quad chip for servers will be launched early next year, the company said Tuesday. Offering high performance while maintaining energy efficiency is the name of the game in chip industry, CEO Paul Otellini said at the Intel Developer Forum. "The industry is going through the most profound shift in decades, moving to an era where performance and energy efficiency are critical in all market segments and all aspects of computing," he said. "The solution begins with the transistor and extends to the chip and platform levels." Otellini said the Santa Clara-based company's chips would deliver a 300 percent improvement in performance per watt over the next four years. The new products give Intel — the world's largest chip maker — the opportunity to reverse sinking profits and regain market share stolen by AMD. Earlier this month, Intel announced it would cut 10 percent of its staff, or 10,500 jobs positions, to save $3 billion per year by 2008. Analysts have criticized Intel for reacting too slowly after AMD's 2003 launch of the Opteron and Athlon 64 chips for servers and desktop PCs. AMD will introduce a particularly efficient and fast quad-core chip for high-performance servers in mid-2007, said spokesman John Taylor. "Our strategy is consistent — it's a customer-focused strategy that makes the transition as easy and benefit-rich for the customer as possible," Taylor said. But it's unclear whether AMD's offering will make up for Intel's early lead, said IDC analyst Bob O'Donnell. "Intel moved up this announcement specifically as an offensive blow against AMD, and it gives Intel a good six- to nine-month lead," O'Donnell said. "They're both taking this battle seriously. There's no question AMD will react — it's just a matter of when." Shares of Intel gained 55 cents — nearly 3 percent — to close at $19.96 in Tuesday trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Shares of AMD lost 78 cents — nearly 3 percent — to close at $25.99 on the Nasdaq. [This article is from the AP and posted on Yahoo News which apparently can't be linked to for some reason I guess only Yahoo knows ]
  24. Thanks Tony, interesting article. I'd love to know what application he used to evaluate and display the booting process.
  25. If you disable Services at Startup it's best to only change one at a time so you can easily see if there are problems. If you change several it can be hard to see which one is causing an issue because many Services depend on other Services to run so stopping one can cause others not to work right. If you think there's an issue you can look in Event Viewer and it will sometimes have additional information about what's going on.
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