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  1. Dude!!! Justin, that is a dna altering rig. What tha heck. It looks like a major project. Gheez.

    You go man!

    I now have a barebones sli rig. Plus 3 sticks of 1GB Memory. Let me build it up with a AMD Black or something more extreme, and i will battle you. Smiles. Some burn in program.


  2.   @ranchman. There is an alternative, just not sure if you are interested. I, too, live in the country and the only internet service I have out here is dial up. I looked into satellite(Hughes and Wild Blue) before coming up with what I have now. I guess my first question to you would be "do you have a cellular phone", second would be "how strong is your signal where you live?".

      I am not sure if you know about it but I will explain just the same. I have my phone (Alltel Hue) tethered via usb cable (and sometimes bluetooth, but bluetooth is much, much slower) to my computer. I pay $25 per month for unlimited data usage from Alltel. I am not sure what cellular companies are available in your area, but I would check into it. In ideal conditions you can achieve 1.5 - 2.5 Mbps down with said setup. Unfortunately where I live my signal is only 2-3 bars out of 6, so I do not get the ultimate speeds. I only get around .5 -1 Mbps. It is something to look into if you haven't already. I would have gone with satellite, but the up front fees are outrageous, plus you have to have good credit. That is just one of the things my ex wife took away from me.  :grin:

      Anyway, good luck on finding your solution. Hopefully someone can help. I don't know about satellites, completely out of my range of knowledge.

  3.   Have you ever had one of those "What tha hell?" moments? Perusing through some upcoming movies, I just did. Apparently Ridley Scott, whose long list of movie credits include Alien, Thelma & Louise, GI Jane, Hannibal, and American Gangster, among many, many others, will be directing Monopoly, the movie. A movie based on a board game? What tha hell? How entertaining could it be? Really!! Now don't get me wrong, I know they have had another movie based on a board game. Back in 1985 they came out with Clue, with actors Tim Curry, Martin Mull, and Christopher Lloyd, among other great actors, but to tell the truth, I didn't find that movie very entertaining either.

      Has hollywood finally lost its spark of enthusiasm? Have they run out of things to inspire a great movie? And why would Ridley Scott even think of doing it? Maybe I am too quick to pull the trigger, we will have to wait and see on this one. And they announced their plans to film the movie back in February, so it may not even come to fruition, but I just had to comment on it.  :grin2:


    More Hasbro Movies Coming

    Transformers just the beginning.

    by Scott Collura

    May 13, 2008 - What is this world we live in, where a toy company is also at the forefront of some of the biggest Hollywood movies out there?

    Where you been, bub? It's the year 2008, where comic books, TV shows, and toys are the hot items to base your movies on. And big-gun toymaker Hasbro knows it too, which is why they have appointed Bennett Schneir as the company's top creative executive on its film side.

    Schneir, according to Variety, has previously served as VP of creative affairs for ImageMovers Digital, Robert Zemeckis' company, where he handled Disney-related projects and also produced the CGI animation Monster House.

    The exec will be a key player as Hasbro's six-film deal with Universal develops, which will include projects based on properties such as Monopoly, Candy Land, Clue, Ouija, Battleship, Magic: The Gathering, and Stretch Armstrong. As has been previously reported, Ridley Scott's Scott Free is developing Monopoly for the big-screen.

    Of course, Transformers 2 and G.I. Joe are also on the Hasbro slate, though they will be distributed by Paramount. Hasbro hopes to have the first of its Universal films out by 2010 or 2011.

    "Our goal is to deliver more fantastic cinematic experiences, similar to what we did along with DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures with Transformers," says John Frascotti, Hasbro's global chief marketing officer.



    A Ridley Scott "Monopoly" Movie?

    By Garth FranklinThursday, February 21st 2008 12:10am

    image Universal Pictures and Hasbro announced Wednesday a six-year strategic partnership to produce at least four feature films based on some of Hasbro's best-known game and toy brands says Reuters.

    Hasbro has the option of co-funding production of the films and will retain all merchandising rights to the brands with the first film to be out by 2010 or 2011 and at least one film a year released after that.

    The manufacturer will partner exclusively with Universal for feature films with the exception of "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe," which are already setup at DreamWorks and Paramount.

    Amongst these are such properties as Monopoly, Candy Land, Clue, Ouija, Battleship, Magic, the Gathering and Stretch Armstrong. Hasbro COO Brian Goldner says David Berenbaum is penning a draft for "Ouija" and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes will produce. He also says Hasbro is in negotiations with Ridley Scott on "Monopoly".

    Hasbro is co-financing script development with Universal and has the option of co-funding production of the films. Hasbro will retain all merchandising rights to the brands, and the companies will share in consumer products revenue generated by the movies.


  4. Well ladies and gentleman. I did it!!!  I am now connected to the internet on UBUNTU via bluetooth modem. They said it couldn't be done. But I did it! Yay! The speeds really suck, I am sure I will find a way to resolve that though.

    Seeing as how in Ubuntu I have been getting speeds of 700-1000 via usb cable, compared to windows speeds of 250-400. And yes, it was just as I said, it was right in front of my face the whole time. And simpler really, than what I had been trying to do.

      Here is a rundown of how I did it - - -

      This is from a few different guides so I will condense into one - - -

    Listing Bluetooth device

        * Make your phone Bluetooth discoverable.

        * Run the following at a shell prompt:

    hcitool scan

        * Copy the MAC address (the text with the capital letters, numbers, and ':'s) somewhere convenient. You'll need it many times.


    You can skip this section if you've already paired your phone with your computer. However, consider the final optional step, as your phone might otherwise nag you every time you use if for dialup.

        * Run the following, replacing your-phone-mac-address with the proper data

    sudo hcitool cc your-phone-mac-address

        * Run the following, replacing your-phone-mac-address with the proper data

    sudo hcitool auth your-phone-mac-address

        * Find the channel number for your phone's dialup service by running the following.

    sdptool search DUN

        * Alternatively, get information about all the services on your phone by running this, replacing your-phone-mac-address with the proper data

    sdptool browse your-phone-mac-address

        * In either case, look under "Service Name: Dial-up Networking"

        * Under "Protocol Descriptor List:" and "RFCOMM", there should be a number after "Channel:"

        * Remember that number; you'll need it for the rfcomm configuration

        * Run

    gksudo gedit /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf

        * Paste the following into the file, replacing your-phone-mac-address and your-phone-rfcomm-channel with appropriate values

    rfcomm0 {

            bind yes;

            device your-phone-mac-address;

            channel your-phone-rfcomm-channel;

            comment "Bluetooth PPP Connection";


    Heres how mine looks --

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          Save and close the rfcomm.conf file

    Note: On the Nokia N95 (and possibly other Symbian S60 phones) the RFCOMM channel number is not consistent, but seems to change from time to time. If you have a phone that behaves like this, and you find youself unable to connect, you will need to re-run sdptool as described above to see if the channel number has changed. Rather than edit rfcomm.conf (and hence have RFCOMM bind to the channel at startup) you may find it more convenient to bind the RFCOMM channel on the command line:

    rfcomm bind 0 your-phone-mac-address your-phone-rfcomm-channel

        * Run the following, which will create the rfcomm0 device

    sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

    If you get the wrong channel (or if the wrong channel was bound at startup as a result of rfcomm.conf) then you need to release it before you can bind it again:

    rfcomm release 0

    Configuring PPP

        * Run the following

    gksudo gedit /etc/ppp/peers/BluetoothDialup

        * Paste the following into the file (the file should start out blank)(I found that on my Motorola V360 that I had to comment out #lcp-echo-failure 0 useing T-Mobile.)



    connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/chatscripts/BluetoothDialup"


    /dev/rfcomm0 115200



    lcp-echo-failure 0

      Save and close the BluetoothDialup file

        * Run the following

    gksudo gedit /etc/chatscripts/BluetoothDialup

        * Paste the following into the file (the file should start out blank), replacing your-apn-here with the APN from your data services profile and your-data-profile-number-here with the number you stored the profile into on the phone (probably 2).

    TIMEOUT 35

    ECHO    ON

    ABORT  'nBUSYr'

    ABORT  'nERRORr'





    ''      rAT

    OK      'AT+CGDCONT=2,"IP","your-apn-here"'

    OK      ATD*99***your-data-profile-number-here#

    CONNECT ""

      **Note. Not all systems have apn's. If you can't find your apn on this page (  http://www.taniwha.org.uk/gprs.html)or here (http://www.quickim.com/support/gprs-settings.html#USA) Call your cellular provider to determine what your apn is.

    Now the thing that made it really work. If you don't have Gnome PPP installed, install it from Synaptic Package Manager. This is what really ties it all together. After installed open Gnome PPP. Click on setup and type in the device box  /dev/rfcomm0 and choose Analog modem. Leave the rest alone and close the box.

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    Then in the main box type in your username and password. Note -- I have alltel, so username is my phone number followed by alltel.net. password is alltel. Then enter in the phone number box, used to dial into your network, *99***2#.

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      Now you are almost ready to go. Remember I talked about binding your phone? This is important, and one of the things I was missing. Unfortunately, every time I restart my computer or disconnect my phone, I have to retype this. I haven't found a solution for it, but I am working on a workaround.  If your phone is not bound do it now by opening a terminal and typing

      rfcomm bind 0 your-phone-mac-address your-phone-rfcomm-channel

    Now once that is complete, press the connect button on Gnome PPP, and your phone should be connected via bluetooth in Ubuntu!

  5.   Damn straight it's getting juicy. This candidate is beginning to look like he has more ghosts in his closet than George W, Clinton, and Reagan combined eh? We already know he experimented with drugs, associated himself with a leftist radical as you mentioned Tommie, and with Chicago "slum lord", Tony Rezko, his membership in a supposed "black supremacist" church, his campaign contributions from Robert Wolf (who wasn't directly implicated in a tax evasion scandal, but all the same), and countless other hidden or unrevealed, well until lately, items from his past.

      It just goes to show if you plan on making a bid for the white house, start at the age of 2 to CYA and not burn bridges.  :grin2:  :grin2:

  6. Gawd, what have you done mudman4c!!! The friggin' things are all over tha place. :2funny::cheesy::2funny:

    I had it on my sig for a while. I didn't have no problem seeing the gnats on yours and coknuck's sig. When I put it on mine though it was like, grrrrr, get it off my sig!!! :2funny:

    Anyways, I think this is a marvelous innovation. (the wireless power system that is, not the bug)  I think I will get one to power up my cell phone then I won't need no stinkin' bluetooth. Lmao.

  7.   :shocked:  What tha hank?

      What will they think of next?

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    Intel cuts electric cords with wireless power system

    Thu Aug 21, 5:28 PM ET

    Intel on Thursday showed off a wireless electric power system that analysts say could revolutionize modern life by freeing devices from transformers and wall outlets.

    Intel chief technology officer Justin Rattner demonstrated a Wireless Energy Resonant Link as he spoke at the California firm's annual developers forum in San Francisco.

    Electricity was sent wirelessly to a lamp on stage, lighting a 60 watt bulb that uses more power than a typical laptop computer.

    Most importantly, the electricity was transmitted without zapping anything or anyone that got between the sending and receiving units.

    "The trick with wireless power is not can you do it; it's can you do it safely and efficiently," Intel researcher Josh Smith said in an online video explaining the breakthrough.

    "It turns out the human body is not affected by magnetic fields; it is affected by elective fields. So what we are doing is transmitting energy using the magnetic field not the electric field."

    Examples of potential applications include airports, offices or other buildings that could be rigged to supply power to laptops, mobile telephones or other devices toted into them.

    The technology could also be built into plugged in computer components, such as monitors, to enable them to broadcast power to devices left on desks or carried into rooms, according to Smith.

    "Initially it eliminates chargers and eventually it eliminates batteries all together," analyst Rob Enderle of Enderle Group said of Intel's wireless power system.

    "That is potentially a world changing event. This is the closest we've had to something being commercially available in this class."

    Previous wireless power systems consisted basically of firing lightning bolts from sending to receiving units.

    Smith says Intel's wireless power system is still in an early stage of development and much research remains before it can be brought to market.

    Rattner spoke of technological transformations he expects by the year 2050.

    "You'd like to cut the last cord," Smith said.

    "It's great that we have wireless email and wireless internet and stuff like that but at the end of the day it would be nice to have wireless recharge as well."

  8.   Nope, unfortunately. Sorry I haven't updated. I have been real busy with "Ubuntu and the case of the non-working Bluetooth". Turns out it was all a hoax. Man I'm PO'ed.  :tickedoff: These guys said they had a body and everything. Well, the "body" apparently came from a costume store. So, if you ever want to make National Headlines and look like a total arse in front of the whole world, go to a costume store, buy a bigfoot costume, put it in a freezer, take pic's of it, and tell the world you've found bigfoot, something countless people have been trying to do for centuries. Oh, and tell 'em you found the lochness monster while your at it.

  9.     :3some:  Well, you see, what it is, the smiley in the middle's back and belly itched. The smiley in the back is scratching his/her back, while the smiley in front is doing likewise with his/her belly.  :2funny:

      I think that FahMon is stating the core is unknown because it is such a big WU.  :?: The particular protein I am working on is      4107 p4107_ww_unf_Amber03_Extended 19430 atoms 39.00 preferred days 59.00 final deadline 215.00 credit when completed. GROSIMT code.

  10.   Well gang, just to let everyone know, I have given up on trying to setup bluetooth on Ubuntu for now. I will give it a couple weeks and let my brain cool down. ('coz this past week it has been really FRIED trying to figure out Ubuntu, let alone setting up Bluetooth on it)  :smile2: I now have [email protected] set up as well as FahMon. It took some work but it is done. I might list how I did it later in the thread. 'Coz I am sure there are Noobs like me that would like to set up [email protected] on a Linux distribution but just don't know how. Or even worse, hate to deal with tar.gz and tar.bz2 files like me. Grrr, why can't it all be in .deb.  :tickedoff:

      Anyway, just a quick question. Like I said, I have installed FahMon and it's working fine. Just one little problem which is no big deal. My work unit shows up yellow, and FahMon states the core is unknown. I know the client is working by checking the unit info.txt. FahMon also displays the steps I have completed. I understand that sometimes FahMon lags, and it is good to update new projects frequently. I am just wondering if FahMon is the best monitor for my particular setup (single core processor Pentium 3 chip,  Nvidia Fx5200 video card,  512mb memory 160GB hard drive, Dell Optiplex Gx 110 {dinosaur}) Any ideas? Or should I keep the setup I have?

  11. Everybody is moving in today.  I guess they ordered more bandwidth for the school year, because this connection is SCREAMIN' today.

    :::::::::::::::::.. Download Stats ..:::::::::::::::::

    Download Connection is:: 65154 Kbps about 65.2 Mbps (tested with 102391 kB)

    Download Speed is:: 7953 kB/s

    Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

    Test Time:: 2008/08/17 - 11:35am

    Bottom Line:: 1136X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.13 sec

    Tested from a 102391 kB file and took 12.874 seconds to complete

    Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 107.33 % faster than the average for host (231.55)

    D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-3SBKVP69M

    User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0

    I got these results from the Chicago Speakeasy server.

    Last Result:

    Download Speed: 78640 Kbps (9830 kB/sec transfer rate)

    Upload Speed: 6330 Kbps (791.3 kB/sec transfer rate)

    Good Lord captain, we are moving at warp speed!!!!!!!

      Man, that is impressive! I wish I lived close to there to get in on some Wi-Fi.  :smile2: If they ever do invent beaming an body or object to another place, that will be the electronic superhiway they will use. Lol. I think I will go back to college just to see how fast my comp can really download.

  12.   And I blame us, the American constituents, for letting the Government have so much control in the first da*n place. Hell, do you think 200 years ago the Government had so much power? So many agencies have been created as well that one agency doesn't know what the other is doing. It has just gotten out of hand.

      We let the government tell us we can't have prayer in schools, we can't spank our kids (I know I got more than a few whuppins when I was growing up and it didn't hurt me). We can't smoke in public places, well now, don't get me wrong here, I believe that me being a smoker, sitting next to you being a non smoker, I should get up and move where the smoke doesn't bother you. But I mean, c'mon, in a lot of restaurants around here they have, or should I say had, special "smoking" rooms where there were filters in place so the smoke wouldn't bother or harm the other patrons. And now smoking in the area is banned. What a crock of horse patooey.

      In America the Government controls the people, in many other nations the people control the Government. You have taxes on this and taxes on that. And soon they will even be taxing me when I take a dunk. Our nation was founded on the premise that the government be formed and governed by the PEOPLE. Now it is formed and governed by those in power, that we put in power.

      I am telling you, vote for Obama and government will again gain much more control. And we will once again be like lambs led to the slaughter, naive , unbeknownst to what the government is doing. Thats my opinion and I'm stickin' to it!!

      Anyway, boy I sure went off in a tirade on that one.

  13.   Mudmanc4 thanks bud. Hey, it's just one of those things. I get something that I can't figure out, and by God I am going to work at it until I can. I have always been that way. Maybe a little crazy.  :uglystupid2: And hopefully, if I get it figured out, I will be able to help someone else who is facing the same problem. I am getting great speeds with the usb cable connected, I just want to see what it will be with bluetooth. Plus I am tired of unplugging the usb from the phone and plugging it into the charger everytime it goes dead.  :smile2: Next phone I get will allow charging via usb cable.

      All that said, I have got to show this. It is an alltime high for me!................


    Although I know it is late at night, or way early in the morning, lol , depends how you look at it, so the speeds are going to be faster. And besides, I am on vacation, I can sleep in tomorrow. lol.

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