marko_tomas13

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About marko_tomas13

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    Techie
  • Birthday 09/16/1988

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  • Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Interests
    diving, computers, volleyball, swimming, basketball, biking, cars, ect...

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  • System
    Macbook Pro 1.83 GHz 1 GB RAM Radeon X1600 128MB Video
  • Operating System
    Mac OS X, Windows XP, Knoppix.
  1. First time its happened to me so its a little strange but oh well at least all is well now. I wonder what it is that makes them fail...
  2. *crickets* I flashed the bios, still nothing. Finally just bought a new PCI network card, installed that and disabled the onboard one and things seem to be functioning normally in case anyone is having the same problem. Happy new year folks.
  3. Hello all, I've run into a weird problem that I can't seem to crack. On my roommates computer (Windows 7), pinging my router or google will give an intermittent timeout or two for every string of 4 or 5 successful pings. It does not occur on my computer or on any other one on the network (4 in total). I tried swapping out the router, problem persisted. I tried swapping out the cable, problem persisted. I tried updating the drivers for the chipset/motherboard and its still ongoing. I tried a malware scan and nothing was found. Wondering if i've missed anything other than buying a new network card for him and trying that? I'm at my wits end here, if its just the ethernet port on the motherboard that is defective that'd be strange in my eyes... Thanks for any help/suggestions. EDIT: forgot to mention that this is a new problem (within the last 2 weeks) and no changes to the configuration in that time and the computer is hardwired to the router.
  4. Thanks for the bday wishes everyone, I had a nice few relaxing days without internet or any obligations
  5. I wish I could even have a quarter of Leno's collection, heck just give me access to it for a few days haha
  6. Thank You! I have the day off and actually just went to Ribfest in Toronto and feel like i'm going to explode now from all the goodness
  7. Good thing you found it. Sometimes things on the Mac are too simple I find. You can either single click on the name or just select the file and hit enter to rename it.
  8. Liz, Check with the school if they provide an eMusic subscription in addition to Ruckus. Many schools do this and eMusic is available to the Mac and Linux users. Cherokee, you don't need to use an anti-virus. The OS is fairly bulletproof and anything that goes wrong will either be a direct result of user error (typing your admin password in to install something that isn't on the up and up) or a faulty application. You can try iTunes for the playlists however i'll see if I can come up with some sort of alternative. Welcome to the Mac world.
  9. That isn't too great of an idea due to the small size of the HD compared to your actual main hard drive in your laptop or desktop Mac. I would pick up a minimum 250GB external drive (they aren't too expensive nowadays and can be had on sale for under 100$ definitely if you look around)
  10. Same here, I got a book of Calvin & Hobbes comics when I was younger and I still treasure it. I've wanted to pick up the collection but sadly I don't have the cash for it right now.
  11. I think that first you'll have to decide whether you want true portability with a laptop or if you want a beast of a machine that will sit at home. If you can live with no portability you should get the Mac Pro IMO just because of the ease of upgradeability however the iMac is also a great machine. Decide what you'll primarily be using the computer for because that will make it easier to make a decision.
  12. Honestly i'm not very old and I remember growing up with hardly any TV watching, and beign outside all day without my parents calling me on a cell phone every 10 minutes to make sure I was "okay" like what happens nowadays with some kids. I remember having a great time and even getting hurt sometimes but that always resulted in a learning experience rather than a lawsuit, accidents were accidents and not a matter for the courts to get involved in. These days kids live in bubbles and are plopped down in front of "big comfy couch" or whatever passes for cartoons nowadays (I don't EVER see the roadrunner or tom & jerry on TV anymore) /rant "These days kids..."; I never thought i'd be saying that haha Thanks for posting this, it really remided me of the way I grew up and the way my little cousins are growing up now. There is a magnitude of difference.
  13. Some birth certificates don't list the time. I wasn't born here in Canada and my birth certificate was typed out with a typewriter on official looking paper haha. My parents just told me the approx. time.
  14. Have you tried iFixIt? They've had the parts i've needed but I haven't checked yet to see if they have a full complement of parts for the desktops too.
  15. Haha that is one DEEP ditch! Lesson here is don't leave it in neutral unless you're using the parking brake kids.