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Everything posted by BlackListedB

  1. I now have Skype, where it's most useful, a newer model laptop Acer with Crystal Eye webcam built in, Recently added the webcam to YIM , or Yahoo! instant Messaging....also supported. If you want me on Yahoo, it's Billslamman On Skype, YeOldeTechy <G>
  2. You Tube that makes you watch? What I really want to ask is what parts of YouTube make it one of THE premier Hot Spots on the Internet?? YouTube is what? 5 years old now? I read a recent blurb that the first video was of a boy walking around the zoo. Not anything Earth shattering, but now every other video sharing site pales in stark contrast to the bright glow of the now Google operated YouTube. Well, I just actually paid visit to Funny or Die on the site, as well as Michael Moore's own channel over there. And some artists and record companies found their own way to YT video sharing. Not only that but movie promotion and tech how tos are also in abundance. Imagine yourself without YT!! I dare ya
  3. I loved it, I don't care if it's a grasp, Obviously if you are going on the E-ticket ride that Mr. Roland Emmerich offers you, You have to have SOME idea what that entails? From what I read, some people still didn't know what they were getting. I loved ID4 as well, but from the deleted scenes, you know they had some ideas that were better left grounded (biplane attack on the alien mothership!??) Anywho, the point is, some of the best graphics I've seen in an end of the World pic, and most of it I could accept as possible. I really enjoyed it and I'm an old geezer
  4. With the Current Windows 7, Microsoft has made some bold moves away from Vista, when not along ago, they were doing double time to supposedly do 'damage control' on Windows Vista. To show how awesomely spectacular an OS it was. Windows 7 is a ground up reworking to repair the "holes", as you know"S", with Vista in general I got word from a good buddy who is doing IT with input from MS sources, presently MS plan to shift focus more squarely on Windows 7, in effect dropping support for Vista OS sooner then it will for XP. Nothing is too etched in stone, but MS will extend SP3 expanded XP installs into 2020 perhaps, at least a much longer stay of execution as previously thought! XP is so popular with most folks, it may even return to store shelves at retail! MS is considering this, due to the large pickup it saw in online demand. I have this from a trusted source, so we shall see what plays out. At the moment, you best install the Service Packs or the MS online support of anything not updated...won't suffice
  5. Yellow light of Death, no rings IIRC. Mine was an original 60GB, never failed on me except GTA4, which got progressively worse until I couldn't play the game at all!
  6. Sega CD, a rather large and spendyh add one became part of the game system before it became Supplanted in the console evolutionary war My question to you is have you experienced 16 bit Sega CD action? One of the first systems I used with real video on CD gaming. Based off the earlier idea of optical disc 12 inch games in the arcade like Dragon's Lair and MACH 3. The Philips CDi systems as I recall was out around the same time, as NEC as well. I only invested in the Sega for the most part, I wonder if there's anyone else. What games do you remember? What did you favor? What do you think the value might be? I wonder because I've been told the value seems to be going up, For me, hard to say, really.
  7. I play guitar, real guitar... not so dang good. but I still like it, so no one can talk me into giving it up. The other thing is singing, as a family we went to Church and sang hymns. I think that really does train you to sing and improve. Most of my rating goes to singing better then playing anything on a guitar hahaha
  8. I liked the idea of this topic over at that other related forum...um? Something or another. Well, there were plenty of suggested listening ideas in that thread, hopefully the idea to turn you on to something new will result here as well. I was enjoying multiple version of Robin Trower last night, and here to share with you... Day of the EAGLE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ThYHVLOgrg As for the Wire? I've never seen it because I boycotted cable TV long ago, it's just so much crap you pay for, there are some redeeming channels or shows. Solomon Burke is supposed legend.. I was made aware of him when he guested a Rolling Stones concert. Major Stones fan. 8/10 for that song, I don't know too many actually!
  9. 1993? I meant 2003, I was intrigued by GTA3 and picked it up. I didn't get far in it before Vice City really tipped the tables in terms of my interest in GTA games. The top down format just had no appeal, though some have liked both types of GTA. I suggest some form of Integrated graphics because the games before GTA4 were designed or spec'd from earlier machines in 2000 that didn't have a lot of horsepower. 64MB is the minimum for SA as I recall, 128 to 256 MB range, if not. The processor is an old carry over Pentium4 HT at the highest speed I could get locally; 3.2Ghz The shared Ram is added to dedicated so I am giving the on-screen spec I read as 224 or something shared RAm, the MSI board shares total nearly 300MB. I'm running GTA3 on my D800 latitude laptop, has a Go GeForce 4700 or something with 64MB on the gfx card, stops at some moments like it will freeze up, an error the PS3 game of GTA4 had too often, and Xbx360 had some of the time. However, it never freezes terminally, it just seems like it some times
  10. I sold mine during the recession, a refurbed 60Gig, keeping the drive for future use, hoping to save the stored content, if I got a slim model I am sure it would not work, but I figure another old 60G model might accept the previous formatting when booting, but people say it won't work without formatting anew each time. Recent news has it that Sony intents to compete with Nintendo's Wii market with their new controller, so we shall see if they can handle that fight well enough. One member of another site suggests a new PSP from Sony, and I'd like to see one with a much better screen, it's the biggest gripe I have about the PSP is the screen somewhat hurts the eye with it's ghosting and low light, slowness response, etc.
  11. I'm new to this site but a long, age old GTA fanatic from way back in 1992/3 I am getting new computers up to running GTA, one is an Acer Aspire without a graphics card expansion port, but has Intel GMA 950 graphics and shared max ram over 220MB. The other are desktops with PCI-e but using Intel chipset or nVidia graphics Geforce 7100. The MSI board uses 3100 series Intel Graphics with the chipset G31, I downloaded the Intel graphics and chipset driver that has worked with this board, wondering how well anyone can expect the game to handle? San Andreas or better? I've gotten relative smoothness out of the GMA 950 with the right driver for the Acer laptop gaming, still slows down on heavy objects with lots of action on screen. Ram for the 3100 (IIRC, will check) is nearly 300MB shared and dedicated. Not much, sure, but I started with the built in video, for the main boards, the GF7100 is causing some install and run issues, I bought an 8600 nVidia card to use ultimately, but not sure which "bed" yet.
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