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  1. Xie

    What a long strange trip it's been. =)

    What a long strange trip it's been. =)
  2. Xie

    Avoid kit kat for now

    What phone do you have, and are you running a stock carrier build, or custom ROM? If custom, they can vary widely from ROM to ROM. Also, kernel can sometimes make a difference with battery life.
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    Constant "Not Responding" lag!

    Just a few shots in the dark, but I see that your BIOS is the the version that came with your motherboard. The update after that states that it was for "Improve system compatibility" (whatever that might have fixed). I would also read up (check their official forums: Official GIGABYTE Forum -...
  4. Xie

    7zip

    I know the thread resurrection was done by a spam bot most likely, but thought I would throw in a recommendation on the off chance someone other then a bot reads this. =) I use PeaZip [peazip.sourceforge.net] because it covers most every type of file and it's cross platform (and free).
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    chrome freezing

    Sounds like a hardware acceleration bug/issue (haven't used Firefox regular ... ever). But on Chrome you can check with about:flags in the URL bar.
  6. Xie

    my ten year aniversary

    Sometimes it seems like yesterday. :)
  7. Xie

    Hello

    He totally changed his post. Why haven't removed/banned him?
  8. Xie

    Happy Birthday ElectronicPunk

    Happy bday! Play safe! :D
  9. Xie

    News Windows 8 to be launched october 26th ...

    You might not use a Mac, but you certainly use a MAC address daily. :p (Mac != MAC)
  10. Xie

    News Windows 8 to be launched october 26th ...

    You could mention that the "Surface" comes out the same day. :)
  11. Xie

    News Windows 8 to be launched october 26th ...

    Re: Windows 8 to be launched october 28th ... That should be the 26th ... at least that is what it says behind Steve in the pic in this article. Windows 8 will be available on
  12. Xie

    News Windows 8 Pro costs $40 if you're running XP, Vista, or 7

    I thought I had read not to long ago that they were allowing people to upgrade ONLY from Windows 7. I guess they must have looked at the numbers and saw more XP then 7 users.
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    News Apple CEO on friending Facebook, educating Siri and killing Ping

    Everyone knew Ping was DOA from the start, and I could care less about Siri. My interest is in why Apple would want to get mixed up with a sinker like Facebook when everyone sees it's downfall in the distant future. Apple was an innovator, they didn't get with companies on their way out. I fear...
  14. Xie

    News Apple releases Flashback fix

    They need to remove Java from default install. :) Also much of the trouble come from them making their own Java VM instead of leaving it up to Sun (now Oracle) to take care of. So many Java exploits ... not a headache I would think Apple would want. Probably to late now to try and get Oracle to...
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    News Windows 8 Consumer Preview Available

    Couldn't be worse then ME or Vista. :rolleyes:
  16. Xie

    News Windows 8 Consumer Preview Available

    Though a bit odd, from the bit I've messed with it in the VM I think the UI is nicer then 7 (a step backwards from XP IMHO). I'm not sold on it though, and why I will continue to only use Windows only in a VM. :)
  17. Xie

    AnyDVD HD Alternative

    Just have to use sudo (kinda like admin for Windows). So ... sudo cp starting/path/for/libaacs.so.0 /usr/lib64/libaacs.so.0 Just change the first part of course based on where you downloaded it to (or cd to the folder in terminal 1st then you can just do ... sudo cp libaacs.so.0...
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    AnyDVD HD Alternative

    Did a quick search and it's that or coughing up $ for MakeMKV (Linux version: MakeMKV 1.7.2 for Linux).
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    News WPS Vulnerability

    This kinda dropped right off the radar, which is weird because probably 99% of the routers that would have been effected still are. The scary part is that your router can be potentially exploited by this vulnerability even if it is not active on your router, just having it as part of the...
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    AnyDVD HD Alternative

    VLC and this site perhaps (I don't have a Blu-ray to test): VLC Blu-Ray