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RAM Timings March 23, 2016, 11:27 pm

I've read that RAM with different CAS timings will default to the slowest timing. So this readout (if accurate) is really puzzling to me. Unfortunately there is no way to change the timings manually in the BIOS. Does anyone have sufficient experience to tell if I should be concerned about this? Some sources say this is fine, others say this will shorten the lifespan of the memory sticks.

A few bargains June 18, 2015, 5:01 pm
Got a few good CDs at the thrift store the other day for a dollar each:

I haven't played Anachronox, so I'm looking forward to that. Corel 3 apparently has a whole suite of software included. We'll see what that's about. And of course Links is always a good investment; I believe it's the first installment since getting picked up my Microsoft.

Percy Jackson May 28, 2015, 7:08 pm
My little sister loves the Percy Jackson movie, apparently, because she watches it all the time. Every time I see it on, I can only think about how the girl did full frontal in True Detective and has some bangin' ass titties.

I felt it was important to share.

Original musickcs January 25, 2015, 1:00 am

Since October I've been trying to treat a stubborn ear infection and it's slowly been eating away at my sanity (but hopefully not my brain stem). The latest round of antibiotics seem to be clearing it up but two weeks ago I was seriously considering trepanning... Anyway, I was strangely motivated to plug in my electric piano and set my suffering to a lovely ambient piece. Enjoy.

New old laptop adventures. January 6, 2013, 10:44 pm
So I upgraded my netbook. It was a hell of a deal: a post-Xmas open box returned SSD for $18. Yes, eighteen dollars for a 64GB SSD. I'm not really noticing a huge speed boost, but that's not the main reason I bought it.

I scandisk'd the other drives that were giving me trouble and they came up clean. I wonder if SMART actively reassigns sectors. Do I dare use one of these as a main drive, or should I relegate them to file storage?

Finally - no one wants to buy my old P1 laptop. My local consignment shop won't take gear that old; apparently they have a problem with people returning them, saying they were unable to check Facebook. I guess that's fair. That leaves me the challenge of doing something useful with it. It's probably only good for Slackware or DSL. It only has a floppy drive - but if I can find a boot disk with PCMCIA support, then I can plug in my SD card adapter and install whatever I want. Suggestions?

Pentium 1 150MHz, 32MB RAM, 2GB HDD

Windows 7 OEM December 12, 2012, 1:29 pm
I have a laptop that I want to do a fresh install on. Unfortunately, the OEM key is for original Win7 (SP0, if you like) and the only download links I can find are for SP1. Searching torrents and risking being on a botnet is a last resort for me, so does anyone have any legit links?

Stumped November 18, 2012, 10:23 pm
I was hoping to sell my netbook before Christmas but it looks like it's going to make a habit of destroying hard drives. This is now the second to fail in as many years and I don't even use it that much. I thought I could delay the problem by installing Linux and moving the partitions away from the front (where the damage most likely is) but it still throws errors every time I turn it on. I'm not about to ruin another drive on it just so it can work long enough to sell.

A working machine is the difference between selling it for >$100, and selling it for chump change. I was considering buying a cheap SSD but I may as well keep it if I'm going to spend money on it...

The other recourse is to sell the rest of my desktops, like I originally intended. This means I probably won't have spending money before Christmas, because they just don't move like they used to.

MIDI issues November 15, 2012, 11:28 am
Well, crap.
I had a bunch of stuff sequenced for a megaWAD that I was trying to release by the end of the year. Unfortunately, the machine I was sequencing on is now toast. I was listening to the songs in MPC and heard some issues that weren't evident before.

I'm not sure if using a different piece of software will be constructive; using 64-bit Windows, my options are pretty much limited to Anvil Studio. My main program, Cakewalk 6, doesn't work in 64-bit. Would anyone be able to give my music a once-over to make sure it'll convert well to MUS?

Hey assholes September 5, 2012, 12:12 am
It's my birthday.
Post some fucking Freddie Mercury.


How do I DOS September 2, 2012, 12:36 am
Downgrading my laptop to Windows 98 was a HUGE success.
Except for the fact that it doesn't have DOS drivers and sound & music rarely work. Anybody knowledgeable on this subject?