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by Sparks
Sat May 15, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: News Forum
Topic: Ping...
Replies: 8
Views: 19864

I forgot I even had an account here! I actually even remembered my password! But I do miss trying to blow up half of Aldershot.
by Sparks
Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell Forum
Topic: New computer books for sale at knock down price
Replies: 1
Views: 3302

New computer books for sale at knock down price

Hi Guys I was fixing this guy's PC last week (removing AOL - harder than you might think!) ..... anyway, turns out he is starting up a shopping cart based web site selling IT books. He showed me a number of sample titles, some from the Dummies guide series (OK, I know, but there's still a market!), ...
by Sparks
Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anyone got an old ASUS P5A mb?
Replies: 1
Views: 1935

Anyone got an old ASUS P5A mb?

Anyone got an old ASUS P5A motherboard they could bring to this weekend's Lan? Nightmare's BIOS is dead and I may be able to get it going again... if I can borrow a working BIOS. Luckily these old boards still have a 32 pin EEPROM that can be easily removed/replaced.

Thanks
by Sparks
Mon Jan 06, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Lost and Found
Replies: 12
Views: 4747

If the phono to scart adapter hasn't got X-Box written on the side, then it IS probably mine. I'll message you privately with the home address.
by Sparks
Thu Nov 28, 2002 10:29 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Throttling or blocking a port on a Router
Replies: 12
Views: 5066

If you have allowed an "unknown" person to have access to your entire network by simply throwing a CAT5 cable over the wall to his house, then you will have broken the first law of networks. Rule 1. Trust no one until they have been vetted as to what they want to do and what they want access to. Rul...
by Sparks
Mon Nov 18, 2002 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: wireless nt. and plugging stuff into holes dat fit.
Replies: 14
Views: 6247

Bond? James Bond?

LazyManc wrote:Is it just me or is Sparks sounding more and more like James Bond with every post? ;)
Damn. You've obviously seen the kit installed in my motor! :)

Too late to get the number plates changed or a respray. Have to get another one. What a shame. :wink:
by Sparks
Thu Nov 07, 2002 12:18 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: wireless nt. and plugging stuff into holes dat fit.
Replies: 14
Views: 6247

PeteTheHair: FYI, cordless phones are also a no-no. I But only if they are the 2.4GHz ones. Most (legal) cordless phones are either 1.6MHz/49Mhz or 31/46MHz or Dect (1.8GHz). The 2.4GHz are just coming in now and proving quite popular due to their price. Until someone cooks their pizza whilst talki...
by Sparks
Tue Nov 05, 2002 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: wireless nt. and plugging stuff into holes dat fit.
Replies: 14
Views: 6247

Re: wireless nt. and plugging stuff into holes dat fit.

i was wondering what the components for wireless nt are, i see cards and stuff but basically it confuses the hell out of me. Firstly - What exactly IS a wireless "nt" ? What on earth do you mean? But instead of being completely unhelpful, let's try something novel in a forum! Think of it like this....
by Sparks
Tue Nov 05, 2002 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: compression,
Replies: 37
Views: 15717

Seahorse wrote:Surely he can't be a dyslexic programmer... :?:
Now this time you HAVE completely lost me.

p.s. why did some evil person come up with a word that no dyslexic person could ever spell right anyway!? And, why is "abbreviated" such a long word? Answers on a £20 note to me asap please.
by Sparks
Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: compression,
Replies: 37
Views: 15717

The problem with compression league tables is that there are too many "what if's". If you define the source file as containing a large string of pseudo-random binary data, the compressors will all have a very hard time making much of it. I.e. it will become difficult to find any one algorithm that w...
by Sparks
Sat Nov 02, 2002 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Problem with Netgear RP114
Replies: 8
Views: 3923

Some games based on the CS engine have been seen using fragmented packets with incorrect Checksums. Some ADSL routers when performing the NAT process then see these broken packets and when patching the packets with the internal network IP header info, also think they need to recalculate the checksum...
by Sparks
Sat Nov 02, 2002 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: compression,
Replies: 37
Views: 15717

mpeg itself is already a very lossy algorithm that uses some real cute tricks to throw data away that the human eye+brain won't notice is missing. If you watch a live Digital data stream, as seen via Sky or DTT (as was OnDigital now BBC et al) wait for some video that involves panning or sideways mo...