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  1. I haven't tried, nor know how, to bypass the router. I'm probably about 85% certain there are no splitters or surge protectors on my cable line. Great. So I guess I have a fun call to Cox to look forward to.
  2. All right, the first one is with Firefox. I don't know why or even when it started, but it doesn't allow almost any forms of Javascript to run. I've checked all my settings and all my extensions to see if I just had a setting wrong or an extension I could uninstall/disable. Long story short, I couldn't find anything, so any suggestions would be nice. I don't particularly feel like starting a new profile. The second one is more complicated. Maybe. My router keeps dropping my Internet connection every 5-15 minutes it seems. It drops it, which I'll find out because a 600+ megabyte downloa
  3. Mine started out as Captain Cobra, which was one of the choices given to someone for the protagonist of Halo on some radio show that was playing on my bus while we were picking up the people in my neighborhood like 5 years ago in middle school. Eventually, I decided to just shorten it to Cobra because it's easier to type, easier to remember, still retains part of the CaptainCobra username, and now it can also represent Cobra from G. I. Joe.
  4. http://youtube.com/watch?v=xIVZ9b0RgmY ^ There's the interview with the guy and Matt Lauer. Dude, I canceled AOL five or six years ago and they still send me trial discs.
  5. Well, I emailed the guys over at UrbanCoffee.net- they're a podcast I listen to about politics, current events, technology, etc. It's really funny. They're self-proclaimed Mac nerds, so they told me they'd do a video podcast for me and the other listeners/viewers showing a Mac running side-by-side to a PC with similar specs and show how each do various day-to-day tasks. That'll probably be the catalyst in my decision. However, with my limited knowledge of Mac hardware, what would the benefits be of waiting for the G5 to go to Intel? The iMac I was looking at had a Core Duo in it
  6. @resopalrabotnick: Well, the Mac Mini was my first choice, because I figured it'd be cheaper, and it is... until I tacked on the monitor and keyboard. Then it shot up past the iMac. I'd need a monitor, so I guess the Mac Mini is out of the question. As for viruses, I don't think I'm so concerned about that aspect of either right now- people I know with Macs say that they never get viruses, spyware, any of that, and I never even used to bother with anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, ip blocker/peerguardian, all of that stuff and I've only ever had like three viruses in six years, all extremely
  7. The most I've upgraded this PC since I've had it is Windows ME to XP, a new Logitech mouse, took the RAM from 128 to 386, and put in a new soundcard after the old one died... the new one died like four or five months afterward. I don't have sound anymore as a result. I remember when I upgraded to 386- I couldn't believe how fast it was going. I was dumb. I don't really mind about the cheaper and upgradable thing- having a good computer overtakes the cost in priority as long as it's within reason, and I don't really think I'll be upgrading whatever I get much anyway. Durable I don't
  8. Well, my current computer is a total piece of crap- (Pentium III, old n' crappy CRT monitor, one broken CD-R drive and one CD-ROM, USB 1.1, 386MB RAM, no sound, 32MB integrated graphics card, etc.). Eventually I'm going to need to buy a new one. I don't know whether to buy a PC or Mac next. I'm leaning toward Mac because my experiences with Windows over the years have been... well... an experience to say the least and I hear that Macs are more stable and whatnot. However, I'd like a professional/semi-professional opinion about it. I'm going to be using whatever I get to surf the web, down
  9. I'm not anti-Microsoft or even anti-IE. I just go where the best product is. My only problem with Firefox is that it's too slow on my computer, but that's simply because I don't even have 400MB of RAM. IE, on the other hand, when it loads a webpage, it always give me 2 new blank pages and an error message and on the third new page is the website. I don't know why but it just does. And the IE7b installer always messes up at the very end and tells me it failed to install. Same with the IE6 installer. Screw that- I replaced IE with Opera. Opera's basically a hybrid of IE and Firefox. Now let
  10. IE: 21 unpatched security flaws Firefox: 3 unpatched security flaws I use a combination of Firefox and Opera. I've been able to completely cease all IE usage, which was already very low, so I'm ecstatic about that.
  11. Nice. I might try that sometime. Maybe I'll make mine look like a doobie or something.
  12. I generally love puzzles like these, but I'm sick right now with a throbbing headache, so I can't really concentrate hard enough to try.
  13. See this, MPAA and RIAA and everybody else? You do not f*ck with The Pirate Bay. You can only try to make the legal way as easy and cheap as possible. If this isn't as big a sign as can be for the MPAA and crew to make downloading movies and TV and music cheap and easy, I don't know what is. They can't stop sites like this because even if one goes down, 5 more will pop up in its place. The Pirate Bay is back and stronger than ever, and the only way that they can be stopped is if the MPAA and crew get their f*ckin' act together and just accept that digital downloads of movies, TV and music
  14. @TimPawlak: I've already tried that. It didn't work the first ten times, so I don't think I'll try again. It's a cumbersome process, installing this soundcard, and all it ever seems to accomplish is adding little AOL icons everywhere. @dlewis23: I've already reformatted twice. First to get my computer at NTFS finally, and the second time was on accident. The sound didn't work after either. @php:You know, this is something that I suspected was the problem from day 1, and I think I'll probably try this again soon, but I've tried setting it on digital during the reinstall of the card
  15. My computer is a Gateway Performance 1000 PC and the soundcard is a SoundBlaster Live! 24-bit. My speakers are Boston Digital BA735.
  16. I use the Pirate Bay. Normally, when I can, I just buy stuff, but to me, getting stuff like this is almost like a demo. When I first heard of the band Audioslave when their first CD came out, I downloaded their CD, loved it, so I went out and bought it. A friend told me about a game called Black & White, so I downloaded it, loved it, so I went out and bought the deluxe edition of it that included the expansion pack. So yeah, I see both sides of the argument. Glad to see that they're up again. I've been trying to download the soundtrack for Guitar Hero, but can't find it anywhere. I tr
  17. Well, I figure I'll probably just take one last crack at this problem by coming to you guys. My sound stopped working ages ago, so after failing to fix it for about a week, I just dealt with having no sound for about three or four months. Then I got fed up and just bought a new soundcard, which worked... for about another three months, but then stopped working or something. I don't know. Maybe it's the speakers, maybe the soundcard, or maybe just my PC's dwindling health. Anyway, I've been just sort of dealing with it by using my laptop from school for all video and stuff I need to watch,
  18. Meh, I'll stick with Google Video.
  19. @tommie gorman: That's the last resort because I'm not positive that they'll actually help me considering that they've made no profit from my purchase. My natural charisma may have scored me a USB cable, but it ain't a miracle worker. @CA3LE: Thanks. By the way, love the new site/forum layouts and the new user/rank icons- very cool. I'm going to make a conscious effort to try to come here more often now that I remember how cool this place is.
  20. Is he using the guy's ass to stabilize the gun or is the guy just trying to listen to the sniper's stomach? You know what? I don't want to know.
  21. Mine's really only supposed to do 800x600 I think, but I always set it to 1024x768. With a 5 year old CRT monitor and a 32MB integrated graphics card, you really can't expect much out of my computer. EDIT: Wow, I just checked out the screens you guys posted. That's a lot of real estate to work with. Here's mine so you guys can see how the other half lives:
  22. Hey, can't seem to find time to come here for leisure. Too much real-life stuff going on and the new features in Google Homepage make it to where I pretty much never need to go anywhere else but there while I'm on the Internet. Anyway, I bought a SanDisk Sansa c150 mp3 player off a friend for $40, but unfortunately, that's all I got; still a great deal though, especially since it's my first mp3 player. So I called SanDisk asking where I could buy a USB cable for it (the slot is proprietary) and they just told me they'd send me one for free... No complaints there. So I've been puttin
  23. Well, I tried that, but it made my computer not... work, so I re-replaced it. What I meant in my overly-long explanation of the problem was that I just need the default boot.bmp file to replace the one that the Vista pack put in.
  24. Cool new forum theme. Anyway, my brother installed one of those Vista Customization Packs that replace all your icons and stuff so that it looks like Vista, but that really messed up all my own custom stuff, so I uninstalled it, so everything's been removed except for the boot screen. I don't have a backup of the old default one and I can't find it anywhere. Yeah. Any help would be appreciated.
  25. Thanks for all your help everybody. I went out to Best Buy and bought a $20 Dynex ethernet card and a 3 ft. CAT-6 cable, so now everything works great, and even better, my speeds are better than ever now because I don't have to go through my USB port (I don't have USB 2.0 in my home PC). Thanks again! I knew you guys would be able to help.
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