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Forum: General Software 04-20-2006, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,860
Posted By Cool Barn
Gee it must stink when a Microsoft fanboy like...

Gee it must stink when a Microsoft fanboy like Paul Thurrott starts criticising it.

I wonder if it will end up as awful as he predicts??? Guess we'll know within the next year or so.
Forum: General Software 04-01-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,496
Posted By Cool Barn
When fullpicture mentioned thousands of bugs, I...

When fullpicture mentioned thousands of bugs, I think we all know he was referring to security-related bugs and issues. Internet Explorer itself is stable enough; it's just that it contains more...
Forum: General Software 03-31-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,496
Posted By Cool Barn
Exactly right my friend. Then after you have...

Exactly right my friend.

Then after you have explained the thousands of bugs and security issues you have to detail how and why Microsoft have stuck by and promoted their own standards instead of...
Forum: General Software 03-31-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,496
Posted By Cool Barn
Wow, you want to know about all the issues...

Wow, you want to know about all the issues associated with Internet Explorer? I think it would be much quicker for Rob to list the things he DOES like about it ;)
Forum: Motherboards 03-31-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,210
Posted By Cool Barn
Haha, that made me laugh. As if Nvidia ensure...

Haha, that made me laugh. As if Nvidia ensure compatibility with their chipsets out of the goodness of their heart. Their decisions, just like Microsoft's and every other company in the world, are...
Forum: Video Cards and Displays 03-30-2006, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,958
Posted By Cool Barn
My first LCD was a Philips 19"; it was quite nice...

My first LCD was a Philips 19"; it was quite nice but developed a sub-lit pixel after about 4 weeks. Depending on how bad it is you generally forget about it after a while.

My current screen is a...
Forum: Site and Forum Comments & Issues 03-29-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,321
Posted By Cool Barn
I agree on the surface a contest section looks...

I agree on the surface a contest section looks like it might be expensive, but surely it wouldn't be too difficult to get one free review sample from a sponsor every month? There are 30 sponsors...
Forum: Video Cards and Displays 03-28-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,846
Posted By Cool Barn
Last year an independent testing organization...

Last year an independent testing organization came up with the following report. Surely ATI's drivers haven't decreased that much in quality in the 10 months since the test was done! Check out...
Forum: Site and Forum Comments & Issues 03-28-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,321
Posted By Cool Barn
I agree (if it is logistically and financially...

I agree (if it is logistically and financially viable that is). In my opinion it would be nice if the forums were a bit busier than they are at the moment. Having a minimum post limit every contest...
Forum: Site and Forum Comments & Issues 03-28-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,864
Posted By Cool Barn
Please enter me in the contest. Thank you very...

Please enter me in the contest. Thank you very much :)
Forum: Storage Devices and Memory 03-28-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,540
Posted By Cool Barn
You mean other than for portable data storage??? ...

You mean other than for portable data storage???

I like to hitch-hike using mine; it saves me going to all the trouble of sticking my thumb into the air. I just stick up the the thumb drive...
Forum: Video Cards and Displays 03-28-2006, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,846
Posted By Cool Barn
Mate get yourself a flux capacitor, leave the...

Mate get yourself a flux capacitor, leave the late 90s, and come join us in 2006. Ever since ATI released their Catalyst suite with official monthly updates their drivers have had great performance...
Forum: Processors 03-27-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,669
Posted By Cool Barn
I don't run a dual-core CPU myself, but the thing...

I don't run a dual-core CPU myself, but the thing I like is that they make your computing experience smoother. As Jakal said games themselves aren't fully optimised for dual-core just yet, but when...
Forum: General Software 03-27-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,496
Posted By Cool Barn
The only reason all sites work with it is because...

The only reason all sites work with it is because web developers are forced to specifically code for IE because it has such a huge user base. It is actually a pain in the arse for developers because...
Forum: Off Topic 03-27-2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,881
Posted By Cool Barn
Yeah we all know Star Wars is better don't we...

Yeah we all know Star Wars is better don't we guys :D


(Holy thread derailment Batman!!!)
Forum: Video Cards and Displays 03-27-2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,846
Posted By Cool Barn
Overall I tend to favour ATI cards myself, but...

Overall I tend to favour ATI cards myself, but even blind Freddy can see that is simply marketing propaganda. Nvidia could do the same thing and handpick the ATI cards they wish to be compared...
Forum: General Software 03-26-2006, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,232
Posted By Cool Barn
You WERE told wrong! What's the point of buying...

You WERE told wrong! What's the point of buying a brand spanking new uber-fast PC and then slowing it down with the most bloated, intrusive software you can buy (and no I'm not talking about Windows...
Forum: General Software 03-26-2006, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,496
Posted By Cool Barn
I have read in a number of places that Opera is...

I have read in a number of places that Opera is the fastest browser out there, so I am very tempted to give it a try. To be honest though I like the bells and whistles of Firefox - some of the...
Forum: General Software 03-26-2006, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,763
Posted By Cool Barn
Are you after freeware or are you happy to spend...

Are you after freeware or are you happy to spend some money? If you're after freeware to speed up your system I'd recommend TuneXP, for a basic program it does quite nicely. To clean up your system...
Forum: Off Topic 03-25-2006, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,317
Posted By Cool Barn
Mine is far too heavy to throw :D ...

Mine is far too heavy to throw :D




Hey why is my wife laughing hysterically right about now :mad:
Forum: Off Topic 03-25-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,881
Posted By Cool Barn
Apparently the pirate's last words as he hit the...

Apparently the pirate's last words as he hit the deck were

"ARRRRRRRRRR"
Forum: Off Topic 03-23-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,945
Posted By Cool Barn
Cool, make sure you get your "G'day mate" down...

Cool, make sure you get your "G'day mate" down pat and you'll have the women swooning ;)


(Although it never used to work for me when I was single :D )
Forum: Off Topic 03-23-2006, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,945
Posted By Cool Barn
I see most of you guys are from the good ol' US. ...

I see most of you guys are from the good ol' US. Am I the lone Aussie on these boards???
Forum: Processors 03-23-2006, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,240
Posted By Cool Barn
I totally agree. A CPU is only as good as its...

I totally agree. A CPU is only as good as its chipset, and in that regard I believe that Intel is still superior. Sure the Nforce4 for AMD has gotten some pretty good reviews, but for my money give...
Forum: Video Cards and Displays 03-22-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,040
Posted By Cool Barn
I normally get a starting price in my head of the...

I normally get a starting price in my head of the card I would like to purchase, and then I imagine my wife's face and how much a divorce would end up costing me, and work downwards from there ;)
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