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    Re: Any ideas on this???

    Mod the case.

    Also, if you like downloading freeware of the net, I would possibly use the PC for that, install the software on that PC (if it's fast enough) and test it out before filling up your...
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    Re: Water Cask

    Sorry, I can't believe I can not find any decent 10l water cask pictures on the net ANYWHERE!!! Considering you can buy them at EVERY supermarket in Australia that I know of I couldn't believe I...
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    Re: Water Cask

    Here are my thoughts at the moment:

    PSU: picoPSU-150-XT 12V DC-DC and 150w 12v 12.5A Power Adapter ($120aud)
    Motherboard: ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GF9300-G-E ITX WiFi ($200aud)
    Hard Drive: 40gig...
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    Water Cask

    Hi Folks,

    It's been a while since I posted on here but i've got some time on my hands.

    I have a new project which is to place a computer inside a cardboard 10L water cask that you get from the...
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    Anodise Surprise

    I took a quick look into anodising my aluminium case myself but decided against it due to the difficulty and risks involved.

    I recently got in contact with a local (South Australia) anodising...
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    Re: Sound Absorbtion

    Going from this article it appears to me that computer stores are selling the wrong type of noise reduction material. http://www.acoustics.com/tutorial01/slide1.html

    They seem to be selling the...
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    Sound Absorbtion

    Which is better and what is the difference between sound absorbing foam tiles and rubbery flexable padding thats been sprayed with Barium.

    The flexable rubbery padding has a "sound transmission...
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    Re: Media Disconnected

    After hours of changing IP Addresses and modifying power settings etc I seem to have fixed the problem (by accident mind you).

    I disabled the wireless card (to test it via LAN cable) and...
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    Media Disconnected

    I have a Motion LE1700 Tablet that I'm playing around with however I'm having trouble connecting to a wireless router with it.

    When I go to cmd and do a ipconfig it comes up with Media...
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    Re: Windows could not start because...

    I went into the recovery consol this time and typed in the following 4 lines

    md tmp
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\system...
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    Windows could not start because...

    The Error:
    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    \Windows\System32\Config\System

    My attempts at fixing.

    1) Tried chkdsk \R
    Result: Got further into...
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    Re: Bin or not to bin!

    Hmm well for some reason it wouldn't even look at this drive and said that it wasn't formatted. It might have been more to do with the corruption on it then?

    Because when I looked at it with...
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    Re: I like to Mod :D

    I have built hundreds of PC's but I havn't moded any yet.

    First project is a scratch build which was started in Oct '08, but it looks like it's going to be one of them ongoing ever changing...
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    Re: Bin or not to bin!

    I recently found a hard drive with Windows 95 on it.

    It wouldn't boot in any PC as it had too many corrupt files.

    I tried to attach it as a slave but Vista couldn't read the drive at all as it...
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    Re: MIT unveils wearable PC

    technically any digital wristwatch has a "computer" inside of it. :P
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    shrink-wrap film

    Does anyone use shrink-wrap film when modding their cases/mice.

    I can see it being useful for doing mice or buttons as it's not likely to rub off over time.

    I know MNPC tech use film for...
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    Re: What a waste :(

    Yeah I'm really pleased with these computers.

    I formatted one this evening and shoved 512mb ram and it's running great!

    Just wish I could get down there to pick up the others they dumped in the...
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    Re: How do you guys feel about:

    My 2 cents.

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    The word "ubiquitous" concerns me a lot more than the idea of ubiquitous computing". But in all seriousness I think this has a lot of potential particularly for the physically...
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    Re: Camera woes

    Get two sets of rechargable batteries and a quick charger. Yes they cost a fortune initially but you will save in the long run!

    Some cameras are better than others in terms of battery life. I had...
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    Re: "Tree Man" update's

    Wow!

    Dede is looking SO MUCH BETTTER!

    After all those years of mental and physical torment it must have played on him. It is really good to see!

    When I watched the documentry on him a few...
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    Re: Why I Haven't Finished My Mod

    I don't ride, but those Ninja's are a pretty sexy bike!

    Keep safe and enjoy!
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    Re: Parts of Australia is on fire

    I don't understand the fire warning systems they put in place in SA. It's just as confusing as before if you ask me.

    My biggest fear is to wake up late one morning after getting a chance to sleep...
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    Re: What a waste :(

    Well I picked up the computers today

    2 x IBM Think Pads
    1 x IBM Netvista
    1 x Generic MicroATX form factor PC

    I managed to boot up 1 of the thinkpads and they are 1.6ghz P4 with 384mb RAM....
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    Re: Parts of Australia is on fire

    Yeah I was quite supprised (and happy) that we didn't get any really really bad fires during the two weeks of 40+ degree weather.

    I didn't realise it was so bad.
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    Re: What a waste :(

    d_stilgar pretty much summed it up. I'm still not sure what the computers are but apparently they did ring around to a few places and nobody seemed to want them.

    After the fifth or six call it's...
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