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Messages - The_YongGrand
« on: June 18, 2013, 05:22:38 PM »
I used to own a few CRTs until the flickering made my eyes hurt, and that high-pitch whine annoyed the hell out of me. Only CRTs left in the home are the 29" Wega and the 16" Aiwa ones. They are the decent ones.
The CRTs for the computers varies during my time, it's the Samsung Samtron and the Syncmaster. Honestly, they went busted after a few years.
I'm not concious about a DVD player, we have it at home, but nowadays with that media player box which plays video files from USB flash stick... you know the rest of it!
« on: June 17, 2013, 07:08:26 AM »
Me too! I fear the the day it goes out and I have to find somebody willing to lug 160 pounds out of a 3rd floor apartment and all the way to Ewaste.
I don't know what to do with mine if it went busted. I keep hoping it won't, so that I don't have to drag these thing to the junkyard. Honestly, it's heavier than me!
What's wrong with CRTs? My PC has CRT and it produces black which is better than all my LCDs. LCD sucks as a technology.
The colours went washed out on the CRT. It's been more than 10 years already I have these and it becomes quite blurry. Some of my older CRTs have the very high pitch whine and the flickering which can be very annoying.
However, talking about LCD, even my 6-year old Samsung LCD colors get washed out. It can't be fixed anymore, so I have to live with it.
OLED, at another topic, is quite dangerous especially in tropics like where I'm living. Two (2) of my Creative MP3 players have these OLED panels which gets discoloured and then broken down and I do not have replacements for these anymore. Therefore, on my desk is these useless pieces of shit. I barely own them for just 1 1/2 years after purchase and I felt that it's made to commit suicide after 1 year. Daaaamn.
« on: June 16, 2013, 08:14:10 PM »
I'd like to try a PS4, but I'm still stuck with a bucket-ass old flat-screen CRT. Maybe later when I got the chance to change the TV set...
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:57:40 PM »
Heavy Weapons Guy from TF2.
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:54:21 PM »
nobody gives a fuck, i kno tho, i just need to say it cus i'm sweating like shit here in fear.
Hope your mother is ok and recovering well, herpes is sometimes very nasty. I got one a few months back, it's cold sores.
« on: May 10, 2013, 04:36:53 AM »
Ugh! So much shit (literally and metaphorically) in Facebook!
That's why I don't use them. It's for people who are showing their shits (literally and/or metaphorically) to each other, and giving shit also.(literally and/or metaphorically)
Might as well I could call it "shitbook", or "fecebook". Sums it all up.
« on: April 21, 2013, 05:59:44 PM »
I tried to like the new start menu, so far I don't dig it, even on a touch based device. I like synergy across platforms, right now I used Android for phone, and Google's services like Gmail, Drive, Calendar ect. I'd actually kinda like to have it all Windows based as I will always need Windows for various programs, and having a x86 based tablet I could run them all on would be sweet. But I'm less than convinced with Windows 8 so far, Windows phone ect, so I'll not be making the jump anytime soon.
Maybe Windows 9 or the coming 'blue' add-on packs will tempt me away.
So far all games I've tried work as well on 8 as 7, including (thankfully) P1 and P2.
Those tiles work when you have a touch screen. Many case when I see tiles in laptops with Win8 I have a compulsion to touch them, but they don't work that way because there's no touch sensors. Some desktops have touch screens, so Win8 is ideal on these.
The most difficult thing about these 'apps' or 'tiles' is, everytime you launch them, it pushes you away from the desktop. You have to reach back the desktop after you are done with the app, or you have something else to do in the meantime, like answering emails.
Other than that, the Win8 is surprisingly stable. I expected a BSOD, but didn't get any (knocks on wood) when I get that upgrade from a very old laptop which bought in 2009.
I might get myself a Lumia soon, but I heard a lot of not so good reviews all over. The newer Lumias are with dual-cores and more RAM, so these might change.
« on: April 21, 2013, 09:14:39 AM »
I liked OpenOffice but the thing about the formatting, the margins and stuff are not easy to handle, unlike Word series. They kept running a lot away! Plus, I'm too used to the Math toolbox on the Word, it would be much tougher to do it on OpenOffice since I had to key in equations and stuff.
« on: April 21, 2013, 09:10:26 AM »
I never tried it. Reason is simple: my notebook has shitty graphics adapter inside.
I have another desktop but I just refused to install W8 inside due to the amount of software I have to reactivate again and have anxiety whether my graphics card will work in W8 or not. Not gonna try it though.
« on: April 13, 2013, 11:55:38 PM »
I don't think N Korea has missiles capable of hitting the US, but if I'm wrong, I'll be moving to Mexico where $1 US= 12 Pesos!
If it isn't for USA, it's for the USA's allies - Japan and S.Korea. The radius for these missles reaching America are only up to Alaska, anything to San-Fran or to Texas are exaggerating.
Guessed the millitary in N.Korea are still feeling that ronery
« on: April 13, 2013, 08:58:06 PM »
I think the most worrying part of North Korea is their hatred of Japan (first), and USA. The Japan one, probably due to the WW2 one, and the USA was, the same old "capitalism" idea. South Korea and Japan are having the highest risk because the missiles are in range.
Not to mention, these things extend to SE Asia as well. Or they are speculating.
« on: April 13, 2013, 08:55:32 PM »
No kidding, I would actually make one
if I got my hands on the Atari Video chip (known as TIA - Television Interface Adapter) with a suitable microprocessor. Plus with some ROM chips thrown inside and my collection of electronic tools (I was an engineering student, and now a postgraduate almost done), this would work.
Apart from the nerd talk, yeah, it's do-able. Since the Atari 2600 is graphically limited, with my limited drawing skills, it would be easy. For the NES, it could be harder.
« on: April 12, 2013, 07:29:56 PM »
I noticed one thing in that website - which contains a lot of errors and inconsistencies.
One of them is : "Rebuild of Postal".
Shouldn't it be "Remake of Postal 3" or something?
Plus... "Final Part of Trilogy"?? This is confusing. That's not even final!
« on: April 11, 2013, 09:58:00 PM »
First I thought it was a sa
xophone forums, and how Kenny G plays it.
Then I forgot that I read the wrong vowel in the thread name. Hahaha.
« on: April 11, 2013, 07:47:35 PM »
The "I afraid I blue myself" acheivement picture looks like Tobias Fuenke?
Arrested Development is one of my fave shows too, that reminded me.