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  • What I really hate about Modern Warfare 2
    By on February 18th, 2010 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments

    This is getting ridiculous and I’m getting fed up with this whole scoring system. I’m not sure if its just me or this happens to basically everyone that plays on PSN. The connection is pretty bad half the time, I constantly get disconnected from games and games that always need to find new hosts. All that I can ignore but I don’t like the fact that it counts as a lost.

    I can understand if the player leaves the game by actually selecting the option in the menu, that is considered a lost. But why on earth would you treat that the same when the game ends prematurely? I’m sure the developers should be able to code the game in such a way that it can differentiate between a user leaving the game by choosing the option and a game that just died due to bad connections.

    I don’t want to sound like a stats whore but I find it uber unfair that my score is messed up because of this stupid system. And also the fact that I seem to attract noobs to fight along side with me makes the situation (my score) even worse.

    Ok I’m done venting….

  • The solution to your file extension problems
    By on April 9th, 2009 | No Comments Comments

    A file extension is the suffix attached to the name of a computer file, which specifies the file format of its contents. A conflict with file extensions can lead to broken files. It is a daunting roadblock when you come across this kind of problem while working on a very important document.

    A conflict with a file extension is not the result of some virus. Usually, computers already have the programs and software needed to read the encoding conventions of almost all kinds of files; however they usually don’t come with net cms, you would need to install it. Moreover, they have file extensions required to run the contents of the files. The reason why there are instances when computers cannot seem to open the file is a conflict in registry.

    If you happen to come across such a problem, there is no need to fret of freak out about it. All you need to do is to know pertinent information about file extensions and opening any file is not going to be a hindrance. There are databases found on the internet about all kinds of file extensions for different operation systems like UNIX, DOS or Windows. These data can help you in opening the contents broken files. For more information about databases, visit http://www.remotedba.com/consulting-services/ database consulting.

  • Get the most up-to-date drivers for all your software
    By on February 17th, 2009 | No Comments Comments

    When was your last time you check if all your software’s drivers are up-to-date? It is important to remember that although most of the time it is absolutely harmless having outdated drivers. But when you notice your system’s performance starts to deteriorate and it is likely that one or some of your software’s drivers are out of date and render the system unstable. These are mostly related to the system drivers. What if your digital camera, for example, stops working like it used to?

    Unlike other drivers sites, DriversSoftware provides not only system related drivers but also computer hardware drivers such as ATI drivers for your ATI video card to electronic peripherals such as Sony drivers for your Cyber-Shot digital camera, mp3 player and printer just to name a few.

    The site is easy to navigate thanks to its organized design. You can search for a particular driver by its maker name in several different ways – through the alphabetical list on the top, by driver type or by operating system. Finally it also offers driver scanning tool for you to scan and update your system’s drivers if necessary. I also tested crm software and I like it, if you have a business you should use it.

  • StarCraft 2 to be sold as 3 seperate standalone games
    By on October 13th, 2008 | No Comments Comments

    Blizzard has decided to release StarCraft 2 as 3 seperate standalone games to provide the best possible gaming experience to the gamers. The game, or the games rather, will consist of the usual 3 races – Terran, Zerg and Protoss. The first game will be Terrans: Wings of Liberty, as Blizzard’s Rob Pardo stated, the second and third games will be sort of expansions to the first game which are called Zerg: Heart of the Swarm and Protoss: Legacy of the Void.

    I still have no idea why and what’s the point of chopping the game into pieces. How will this make the game more enjoyable? I can only see right now that Blizzard can charge the main game 49.99 and then 19.99 for each expansion, in the end you are paying more than you normally would. I can only come up with one possible answer to this, Blizzard wants to fit more content onto each disc. But even if the first game, the non-expansion one, maxed out the entire disc I highly doubt the so called expansion discs will contain as much because otherwise they won’t be expansions.

    Update: Oct 14 – So the reason for having a trilogy is because the story is so big it has to be chopped into 3 seperate games. So each one will be $50, in order to get the full story you need to fork out $150+ (due to tax). And chances are if you buy the first, you will want to buy the other two.

  • All your cable needs – showmecables.com
    By on October 7th, 2008 | No Comments Comments

    I recently found this site that sells all kinds of cables from HDMI cables for your HD TV, COAX cables, digital camera cables, computer monitors’ cables and the list goes on. Aside from cables, the site also sells cable racks, cabinets, surge protectors and shelves as well as tools and equipments to deal with the cables like cable cutters, electrical tape & tie wraps. I can surely say that this site is all you need to go to with all the cable related needs. The list of products that you can purchase is extensive.

    As a full HD TV owner, first thing I looked at was the HDMI product page that range from HDMI female/female coupler which connects the two male ends of two HDMI cables to make a longer cable and HDMI female/HDMI male right-angle adapter which I have never seen. It would complete the HDMI product page if it had the HDMI selector, a device with similar similar concept as a multi-port USB hub which you can connect multiple HDMI sources like PlayStation 3, Blu-ray player and satellite systems to one single HD display device (HD TV for example), was available for purchase as well.

    In terms of the site design, showmecables isn’t the flashiest site out there. But it is very easy to navigate through different categories/pages. I recommend this site to anyone who are looking for cables, and I mean any types of cables, I’m pretty sure showmecables has them!

  • Large Hadron Collider got banged!
    By on September 12th, 2008 | No Comments Comments

    The $8 billion dollar Large Hadron Collider, a system that will help test and answer some of the universe’s questions such as the Big Bang theory, was hacked last Friday. The system that was hacked was reportedly “one step away” from a control computer but did not cause any major damage.

    There were many people rejecting the machine and the experiment because they believed if something went wrong, it would create black holes that would eat up the earth. Well I don’t blame them since not everyone is a scientist. Well, we are still alive after the initial test. :)

    I just checked the CERN web site and it wasn’t working for some reason. Hacked again? Or too much traffic?

    Scientists invovled in this experiment have been receiving death threats from phone calls and emails.

    Source: news.cnet.com

  • Shopping with a robot!
    By on September 9th, 2008 | No Comments Comments

    ASIMO, a robot that can run, walk as well as conducting a symphony orchestra (the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in May) developed by Honda was and is still a breakthrough in intelligence technologies. Now another japanese robotic company tmsuk has also been developing robots,the most recent being the TMSUK-4 humanoid and was showcased in one of the department stores in Japan.

    The demonstration was about an immobile grandmother unable to shop with her granddaughter physically, so she controled the TMSUK-4 with a built in camera so she saw what the robot saw so she could shop with her granddaughter. While this is interesting, I don’t think you can use this for anything shopping. What I mean is, it can be used to shop for groceries, you cannot use it for shopping for clothes or shoes. The purpose of this robot is somewhat limited, at least for now.

    I wonder if I would live long enough to see Gundams flying around :)


  • ThinkPad X301 – new notebook from Lenovo
    By on August 18th, 2008 | No Comments Comments

    Apple came out with the Mac Book Air a while ago and it is extremely thin. Although very lightweight, thin and with a user friendly keyboard. It does not have a lot of guts inside such as no built-in Ethernet port and no built-in DVD drive to name a few. Don’t get me wrong though, I love the MBA, I would even get one if it gets cheaper and has more built-in hardware inside.

    Lenovo announced its own version of thin labtop, for sure not as thin and sleek looking as the Air. But being able to carry a smaller and lighter labtop is always welcome. The ThinkPad x300 is getting a make over and will be named to x301.

    The specs:

  • ULV Intel Core 2 Duo U9300 (1.2GHz) or U9400 (1.4GHz) processor
  • 13.3-inch LED display
  • DDR3 memory
  • 64GB solid state drive (SSD) and 128GB SSD as option
  • WiMAX support
  • It will start at $2,599 and be launched on Aug 26. I hope the SSD technology will improve to the point where it can support 500 and up GB, nowadays I don’t think even a 128GD is going to last long.

    I use a Lenovo T61 at work, its not exactly the greatest looking piece of hardware, but I think it is light enough for me to carry around comfortably. Since it does not have a full keyboard, it still feels cramped (I was given a full size one though, so problem solved). I really want to get my hands on an X series and compare side by side with the T series. But unless my company starts replacing them, my dream will probably not come true unless I pay from my own wallet which will not happen either. :)

    Check out some Lenovo ThinkPad deals on eBay