Piyono

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  1. The reason I want to use OLXP is that it can access my Hotmail accounts, whereas OL2K cannot. The reason I don't want to use Word / Office XP is all the nasty little "features" Micro$oft pumped into it -- none of which come to mind, but all of which turned me off when I read about them a while back. Piyono
  2. I want dual 19's. The LG monitors I had my eye one seem to have been whisked off into some sort of ethereal limbo, and I'm not too hot any other brand in my price range (~$CAN400). One of my suppliers is pushing a "value" brand called AOC.. While their presence on the web is a bit lackluster, my sales rep insists that they're a quality manufacturer, an OEM for Dell and IBM, no less. Now, their prices are very, very low, but I'm not going to by a monitor unsolicited / sight unseen. There is still such thing as a bargain, I'm told, but I'm from the camp of getting what you pay for, so some research is in order. Has anyone used these monitors? What's everyone's favorite cheapo 19" flat CRT? Piyono
  3. It was the EQ in Media Player... The top four bands were cranked, accounting for the distortion. Zeroing the faders eliminated the problem. :oops: Heh. Piyono
  4. Strangest thing I've encountered yet, this month. I just RMA'd a pair of speakers because the sound coming out of them when hooked up to one computer at my parents' house was unbelievably thin and distorted. I came back today with a new, different set of speakers only to have them emit the same ghastly sound. I couldn't believe my luck was that bad so I tried plugging the speakers into a different different computer in the same room (all I moved was the input plug) and, behold, they sang beautifully. I assumed that the build-in sound card had somehow malfunctioned so I disabled it in the BIOS, replacing it with a Diamond MX400 I had kicking about. No change. I swapped the MX400 out for an MX300 that I had handy. Same deal. I plugged the speakers back into the line output of the adjacent computer (again, moving only the input plug) just to make sure I hadn't gone loopy. Nope. I went as far as to wipe out every reference to an audio driver on the system, including the Windows/INF/Other folder, and reinstalling the VIA Hyperion (4-in-1) drivers. No Love. It seems that the system is pumping distorted audio out regardless of what sound card is installed. I wouldn't have thought this was possible just 24 hours ago, but here I am and there it is. Anyone know what's going on? Piyono
  5. Hmmm... Never thought of that. I'll have a look. Uart, I'll try that, too -- thanks. Piyono
  6. The VIA latency patch didn't work. Anyone other suggestions? Piyono
  7. Piyono

    what's the use of HDD buffer?

    Of course, with 8MB-cache HD's tearing up the charts these days, the author might want to consider updating a few dated ideas: Piyono
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    what's the use of HDD buffer?

    Try this: http://www.storagereview.com/guide2000/ref...d/op/cache.html Piyono
  9. Actually, I didn't install the latency patch on this machine because I hadn't experienced any problems until this one suddenly appeared. Good call, though -- I'll try it out when I go to my parents' tonight. Thanks, ]-[
  10. It went away when you reinstalled the RAM? How can you be sure? Piyono
  11. Piyono

    PCI Express is coming

    http://www.intel.com/technology/pciexpress/ Piyono
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    22 Inch CRT recommendations

    CRTs come with DVI inputs? Piyono
  13. Fluke is expensive. Meterman/Wavetek (owned by Fluke) is cheap and offers lots of bang for the buck. Please recount some real-life experiences with either of these brands. I'd like to know what you have to say. Piyono
  14. And furthermore, what are they both doing on my Windows 98 root directory? Piyono
  15. I just bought this modem for my mother to use with her fax software, because it was the least expensive hardware modem I could find that recognizes distinctive rings. Anyway, it works well except in receiving faxes, where it suddenly drops the connection, citing poor line conditions. We have a hardware fax machine that works properly, and the last modem in that computer sent and recieved faxes without fuss, so I'm not buying the line noise problem. Faxamatic didn't recognize the chipset, and used one of its default init strings. Could that be the problem? Piyono
  16. I just bought this modem for my mother to use with her fax software, because it was the least expensive hardware modem I could find that recognizes distinctive rings. Anyway, it works well except in receiving faxes, where it suddenly drops the connection, citing poor line conditions. We have a hardware fax machine that works properly, and the last modem in that computer sent and recieved faxes without fuss, so I'm not buying the line noise problem. Faxamatic didn't recognize the chipset, and used one of its default init strings. Could that be the problem? Piyono
  17. Piyono

    Which Handheld Multimeter?

    Wow, jtr1962... Do you have any snapshots of your homebrew? Piyono
  18. Piyono

    Which Handheld Multimeter?

    I got the Fluke 179, brand new on Ebay. It's a current model -- loads of fun; now I can tampere with all sorts of stuff, and even though I've had it just Faraday or so, I get a real charge out of it! Hey, watt's with all the dirty looks? So much resistance to puns these days! Ohm, my! Piyono
  19. There are "input sharing" CD audio cables available, which isolate the two drive outputs while feeding them into one sound card header. Try Google. Piyono
  20. Piyono

    Dude, your getting a cell

    Of course, what I meant to say was "...make someone poor...". Man, I have to lay off the crack! Piyono
  21. Piyono

    Dude, your getting a cell

    It's sad to see inductive reasoning so grotesquely twisted. Joe smokes pot. Joe is poor. John is poor, therefore John smokes pot, right? Therefore, pot smoking makes people poor, yes? Well, say anything often enough and it becomes true. Witness the propoganda machine in high gear. The factors that can shape a person; that will affect the decisions he/she makes; that decide his/her rate and direction of growth are infinitely complex. We are all unique products of our own experiences which vary wildly in their dynamics from from the most elusively subtle to the blatantly obvious. Moreover, the whole is far greater than the sum of the parts. To pick out a single characteristic or experience and tout it as the sole determining factor of a person's place in life is absurd. Pot smoking is just as likely to make someone to be poor as it is to make them rich, or health, or sick, or smart or dumb or happy or miserable or sane or loopy or anything else. Take everything in stride. Piyono
  22. Frank, I've had this problem myself on several machines; the mouse movements and HD activity being audible through the PC speakers. It's one of the most common yet elusive annoyances around. I've experimented on a few machines, moving and changing IDE cables, CD Audio cables (analog and digital) to no avail. Dirrty power may or may not have to do with it -- I've never been able to test for it. In any case, problem seems to plague only onboard audio circuits. I don't remember ever having this issue on PCs with add-in sound cards. I figure anyone who finds a remedy will be hailed as a hero in these circles. Piyono
  23. Guys, none of the scrips you suggested work. I wasn't kidding when I said that I have absolutely NO experience in programming. A VB script (which, I presume, is what Access uses) looks to me just like a Java script looks just like C++ looks just like cobalt. I wouldn't know the difference. I just need a script I can pop into the Validation Rule field: Anyone?