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Dec 14, 2009 6:02 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Previously planned for a Q2 release, Intel's Gulftown, aka the Core i7 980X has been pulled into Q1 and is now set to debut in March 2010 (maybe at CeBIT 2010), before AMD's Thuban. The Core i7 980X is manufactured on 32nm technology, comes in an LGA 1366 package, has six cores and twelve threads, 12MB of L3 cache, a 130W TDP, 6.4 GT/s QPI, and will cost about $999.

The upcoming hexa-core will work on current X58 motherboards granted there will be a BIOS update provided. Asus for example already has eight Gulftown-ready boards.

This will be any Gamers best late Xmas present. I'm gona wait for it... That along with whatever new boards besides those by Asus for this one also. Gona be interesting?~!

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Well the headlines read today of what you get for being a bad guy in a foriegn country - even China.

Microsoft won another battle in its seemingly-endless war against software piracy as a Beijing court has sentenced four individuals to a maximum of 3.5 years of jail time for distributing hax0red versions of Windows XP. The quartet in question is behind Windows XP 'Tomato Garden', a 'tweaked' Windows XP release that lacks piracy protection.

With 10 million downloads of Tomato Garden unable to be ignored, the court has decided that two of the men accused should get 3.5 years in jail and a fine of one million yuan ($146,000) each, while the others would get 2 years in jail an a 100,000 yuan fine.

In addition to the individual sentences, the ruling sees the company that operated the Tomato Garden site being fined 8.7 million yuan ($1.27 million).

As expected, Microsoft declared itself pleased with the court's decision and said it would continue to work with Chinese authorities to protect its property.

What country is next? [e digicons]:borg:[/e]

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Where is the better ISP or what to do to improve?

Aug 16, 2009 5:43 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

I'm always trying to improve my internet speed to get better downloads.

But I'm at bay with my ISP on uploads...?

Anyone got any ideas that really work besides changing ISP's?

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That home town girl will be missed! Very sad news...


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Jun 25, 2009 12:15 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Lots of new stuff for Firefox coming to light here with this RC3 - give it a try!

Been working fine here with 1 and 2 for me. The v3 RC looks even better.

Found here

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Lead/led - "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."

Jun 12, 2009 11:21 AM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Let's start with the most common verb form of "lead": It's pronounced leed, with a long e, and it means, more or less, "to guide," "to direct," or "to be first." So far so good. Its past tense is "led," pronounced with a short e. So, "lead"=present, "led"=past. Sounds easy, right?

The reason this gets confusing is that "lead" can also be a noun. With a long e it means "the person in front" or "leash" or "the first card played" or "the distance a base runner is from the base," as well as some others. But it can also be pronounced with a short e, in which case it's the metal that's in a pencil. (Or was, before lead poisoning, but anyway.) So because "lead" can properly be pronounced with a short e, it's easy to think that that's how the past tense of the verb is spelled--but it's not.

Harry leads his year in detentions
Jack has led SG-1 into some interesting situations.
The lead in my pencil needs sharpening.
Why isn't your dog on a lead?
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
Jim led Blair to the temple.

In example:

You Can Lead A Horse To Water, But You Can't Make It Drink ( you can show people how do do things, but people must help themselves ... )
(proverb) says that you can give people what they need to help themselves, but you can't force them to do it; people need to help themselves. Example: "I told her exactly what to do, but she didn't listen to me." Reply: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."

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Jun 10, 2009 12:12 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Cerulean Studios' newest instant messaging application Trillian Astra is closing in fast but while work is still being done on it, a public beta version has been delivered and is awaiting testing. After being years in the making, Trillian Astra can brag with featuring hundreds of featuring including support for AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Jabber/XMPP, Google Talk, MySpaceIM, IRC, Skype, Twitter, and Facebook, stylish themes and skins, tabbed text and video chats, animated widgets, and more.

Those interested in what Trillian Astra can really do can download the 109 build for Windows XP, Vista and 7 from this page.

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         "The New Extreme Processors'"

Just when you bought that new computer with the newest CPU and all the goodies.

They come out with even better stuff as usually they do.

I've seen and heard of other developments for such as the i5 and another new i7 for a LGA1156 socket is all in the makings.

But and where is that Nahalem i7 at so far? They play the game it seems for the money at all given points. Such as lets do EX first and let the i7 expand a bit more.

Personally I think the i7 has better properties for being the chip of chips. But what are the problems yet to be told?

You can go over some of this review here I've found to help those people that want to over clock and design their systems a bit. But I'm still waiting till they finish the testing and all that good hard work before I really jump in and buy a new system for i7 right now. There is too much going on in the way designs are flowing from the chip designers to put a real handle on what is the best out there.

Oh and the price too! I'm sure if it ever gets really close with that Nahalem i7 chip being finished. It will cost you and the boards too will be the same high priced. Always is for a good product.

Anyway check it out and lets see if anyone has info as to where all this will be going and how soon will that chip of chips be on the market?

Hot Hardware i7 review

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What, when, where and most especially who's...

Mar 12, 2008 10:37 PM by Discussion: Wallpapers

Now I know this is a touchy subject with a few members...

But How do we find all those Wallpapers that where not posted to the regular gallery?

I'm always looking for good wallpaper and there is a lot to be found on the regular gallery. Seems though that more than often I never see any of the other wallpapers that are posted to the members gallery. Like ya! Well I could always just run through everyones gallery everyday to see if they did anything new. But WoW! That is a big deal to look at everyone I know here on this site to see if anything got posted.

Maybe if there was a place to have a uploads listings for what and where to find what got posted to who's gallery... That would make it so much better for myself. I think a lot of the members who's artwork was also posted to such personal galleries would like that as well. But that is just an opinon for myself and what I think. [not that good I'm sure]

If someone could come up with a good idea for this I bet it could happen. So let's here it and see if maybe it will get something going for the personal galleries...

Ideas and comments are expected... Please just for the idea only! No hash of how it has affected you personally here in the recnt times or past...  please.

Thank you

Shelby GT  :HOT: 

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Vista and The Tablet PC Tools

Dec 2, 2007 7:50 PM by Discussion: OS Customization
For those not aware... There is a new Cursor program from Stardock in the works for the future.
We all hope it is done soon. I'm sure of that with myself using Vista OS and a Wacom Tablet.
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The Tablet PC Input Panel has a bug in it for what is called Tap-Tip.exe. Which is the Tablet PC Input Panel. Which if I choose to use CursorXP I get a rather high load on the system cpu.

Tap Tip [img][/img]

Is a very useful tool I have and use here for many purposes. I'm really hoping that the new CursorFX is going to address this problem.
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If you don't have a Wacom Tablet. Then look them over and see what you think...
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