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  1. don't knock Vtec. While I was working for Honda they sold the Vtec designs to GM in exhange for OnStar. those Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (vtec) engines really do improve the gas mileage and power.
  2. heh, ya know Marty, I never thought about that until you brought it up. for that matter, even though it seems to be the rage to buy Jeans already with holes in them currently, I remember having those iron on patches put on the holes in the knees of my jeans when I was a kid. Those were always the first place to wear through as we were growing up. Felt like you had plastic coating on the knees of your jeans when you were doing anything.
  3. being a winsock error, I can tell by looking at your log it wasn't related to any malware on the system. At least that is usually visible with HJT. If they had Newdotnet on there and then removed it incorrectly, that would corrupt the winsock setting. Glad you were able to get it working again.
  4. that was the status in Hoary, it was listed as 1.0.2 with all the fixes that actually made it 1.0.4 so in order to get the extensions and themes to download we had to modify that one string. In Breezy it is 1.0.7 with the fixes up to that point. they have taken FF and done the same thing that Windows did with IE and the OS. if you want 1.5.01 on breezy you have to install it from source or using Advantix. then you have to link everything to it. you cannot just remove ff 1.0.7 from Ubuntu since it is integrated into the OS.
  5. Dragon

    Flash Issues

    hi lotus, Not sure if you got this figured out yet or not, but here is the process. you would have to do this on every puzzle piece. http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/tutorial...ouse_drags.php3
  6. nice handplane, One thing I noticed tho, on your second sonic image it shows the sonic behind the red X unlike the other one. Just thought you would like to know. Ed
  7. this should help you get that taken care of. its a lengthy process and you have to have you Windows ME installation disk available. If you dont' then your best bet is to just do a full clean install of XP and dump ME. http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
  8. thats why parents need to be more pro-active about the time their kids spend on the net. I let my 5 year old play on the net, but he can only go to specifically chosen sites by either me or my wife. When he is on the computer I come in here and see what he is doing about every 10 to 15 minutes or so. If I see a site I don't feel he should be on, he either changes to an approved site or loses the computer for the rest of the night. And he will never have a computer in his own room connected to the net. Net access will only be allowed on this machine or my laptop. i may be strict by some parents standards, but thats being a parent, watching out what your kids do, who they talk to, and where they go. Some people call that being over protective, I call it being a parent. When he gets older I will also install a keylogger, without his knowledge, on this computer to track where he goes and what he does.
  9. hiya TK, Well from the looks of the HJT log, that computer is clean. Have you tried doing a connection repair? if they are on DSL or Cable you can go to start>control panel>network and internet connections>network connections. right click on the local area connection and choose repair. also check the following: click on start>run then type cmd after the dos window comes up type ping followed by a website address of your choice. Let us know what if any packet loss there is.
  10. I'm actually not using the current stable version of Debian (sarge), but, Etch which is the testing branch. So far I've found it to be very stable and haven't encountered any bugs yet. Etch is quite modern, it is using the 2.6.15 kernel and KDE 3.5.1. But, yeah Fire Fox 1.0.7 won't have all of the bells and whistles that 1.5 has. Have you encountered any bugs in the apps from the SID repos, t0c? If SID is okay I'll upgrade to the unstable branch in awhile. if it is 1.5 but listed as 1.07 then you can change the useragent in ff to 1.5 Browse to about:config Change the "general.useragent.vendorSub" value to "1.5.01" although, since i don't use Debian, i'm not sure if that is how they have it set up. I know this was how we took care of a similar issue in ubuntu, it was listed 1.0.2 when it was actually 1.0.4 and we couldn't get any of the extensions or themes. hth
  11. If you just ordered Ubuntu it will be version 5.10. correct, They will post in the shippit order area what version you are ordering, if it's a preorder, they have it listed as such. btw, Hitest, orders for Dapper will be available in June. They have pushed the release date by six weeks.
  12. I can't tell you the number of times where one of my kids sat there and threatened to call child services on me for punishing them. I'm still a firm believer in the occasional swat on the rear if it's something serious enough to require it. Last time one of my kids did that, I picked up the phone, dialed the number and said "Here ya go, shoot your mouth off" the cops showed up and told him straight up. "You have two choices, listen to your father, or he can bring you up on adult abuse charges." These kids now a days take the law for granted, until the law tells them that they are wrong. at least that's how it has happened in my case.
  13. on average it takes up to the full 8 weeks to receive the disks from Ubuntu. Although I have a bad tendancy of pre-ordering mine for the new version they release every 6 months. so mine tends to be around 2 or 3 months.
  14. Tiger direct will ship to Canada, although in my opinion they are more expensive compared to NewEgg. Here are some other sites that ship to Canada. http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/m...ategory_Code=WC http://www.directron.com/index.html http://piloshop.ca/inkjetcartridges/cPath/6.html <--don't let the name in the link fool ya, they sell computer parts too.
  15. why fix it? they are more worried about their Xbox and Windows Vista to worry about a program they designed for presentations. IMHO, OpenOffic.Org is the way to go for those. but once again you are still in the same boat. I have to agree with the infranview idea, it would be a quick way to do it, but regardless of how you still have to replace the images in the pp files with the bmp files.
  16. photoshop alternative: PSP7 this is a free fully legit version here is the link. Paint Shop Pro 7.0 Free w/Animation is available - http://com-puterworks.com/Free_Downloads.htm If you want some other fun programs to use see this thread, its where I got the psp7 link. http://www.besttechie.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=4928
  17. I tell ya, if only we had it this easy when we were growing up. I remember when the color monitor came out for a computer, 8 bit graphics, as close as you could get to the type of graphics they had on the video games at the arcades. 10 cents to play a pinpall game, 25 cents to play a video game, and you waited in line at the arcade to play the newest one. sometimes up to 2 hours before you got on it. ya know, I never realized how much I missed the days when I was growing up until now. If we had the tech that these kids do now, life would have been sweet. I remember my mom going to school to learn how to run a punch key for the new computer at her job. what a pain, had these little cardboard cards you had to punch holes in so the computer would calculate the info and return the grades. These were how you told a computer what to do, A keyboard was on an Organ or Piano.
  18. I was born before the 80's too. I still remember the styrofoam cartons that Big Macs came in, you could go to your local pharmacy and buy a malt for $1.50, and you got two glasses worth out of one order. The only people who had computers were working for the government. My first computer was an apple ][e. To play Super Mario, Super Mario Brothers you had to go to the local arcade. you could buy bubble gum balls for a penny, Snickers bars for 39 cents, and a gallon of gas was 65 cents. gas choices consisted of Regular (which contained Lead), Unleaded or Diesel. Richard Petty was the Nascar driver everyone wanted to be like. you could buy a house for $40,000 or less, a brand new car at the dealer cost $2000. You paid 50 cents to see a movie. Of course I also remember when Cd's came out, you couldn't buy one for less then $40 and that was after you paid $250 for the cd player to connect to your stereo. If you wanted an album, you bought a record and you had to replace those friggin turntable needles once a month if you played it alot. I personally blame the internet for illiteracy. One thing that post i made forgot to mention, was if you wanted to talk to a friend while you were out, you had to use a payphone, or go to their house, you couldn't afford a cell phone unless you were rich, but then again, you didn't have a cell phone unless you had it installed in your car either. FM radio stations were something new, and the stereo to handle it cost $150. Minimum wage was $3.50 an hour.
  19. When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning ... uphill BOTH ways.. yadda, yadda, yadda. And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it! But now that...I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!! There was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter ... with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there! There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! And talk of about hardship? You couldn't just download porn! You had to steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your options! We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it! And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister! We didn't have any fancy Sony PlayStation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600 with games like "Space Invaders" and "asteroids" and the graphics sucked a$$! Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! .. Just like LIFE! When you went to the movie theatre there was no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed! Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your a$$ and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons! And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire ... imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid JiffyPop thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot. That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!
  20. or in my case, work at making your own distro for your system, it's kinda fun mixing distros together to get what you want, just remember you want the same base system for all parts in my case debian.
  21. yes for some reason the crystal sound chips don't work well with ubuntu. what they have actually recommended is to try a different sound card. Some linux distros don't really care for on-board sound card/chips.
  22. here ya go crrj, sorry it looks the way it does, but I had to do a cut and paste to make it fit.
  23. my latest desktop. This is an actual photo of the moon taken at the North Pole, I just animated the water in the foreground. Dialup users, please note this is a large file, almost 1gig in size
  24. If your computer has a Card Reader on it, you could try and use the flash memory card as a type of pendrive, not sure if that will work or not, could have some Software restrictions preventing that from happening.
  25. my latest toying around with Flash and PSP9 Click me Don't worry it doesn't actually take control