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  1. Ray Bolger was the scarecrow in Oz.

    And as to the freezing temp of beer, I personally did almost 30 years of research before my addictive personality got the best of me. In the lands where it gets rather chilly on a regular basis, we've found that you can leave a beer in roughly -10 Farenheit for hours and open it, take the first big drink (think "brain freeze"), and the beverage will still be in liquid form, allowing you to finish it at a leisurely rate. BUT, if you hesitate too long, it will slush up and expand, pushing slush out of the top of the can. True, it is not the recommended temp at which to enjoy a "cold one", but it works for the desperate alcoholic. :drunk:

  2. In regards to the meritline isssue, it is true that you have to watch out for the shipping costs, but they also have a "free shipping zone". I have recently been getting 100 TY-G03's for $36.99 with shipping included, so I'm not complaing, as this is only slightly more than I was paying for RITEK-G05's.

  3. No problem between powerdvd and K-Lite Mega Codecs pack, and media player classis ( i just love it, excellent player)

    have both installed. Everythink, a OK. :thumbup:

    Thanks, dirio49, I'll give it a try.

    And thanks again to Shamus for another good find :worthy:

  4. Who knows what caused it then. What I?d suggest is downloading a set of tools called the ?K-Lite Codec Pack?. It?s a collection of free codecs, players and other bits and pieces that?ll play almost any format. Once you?ve installed it, try playing the DVD on your PC using the included ?Media Player Classic?. You can download K-Lite from the link below:



    Looks good, Shamus, but just curious-- I normally use Power DVD and I have Musicmatch Plus for my audio. I almost installed K-Lite just a moment ago, but the "BE CAREFUL" warning in the install made me wonder. Is this meant to replace the other players, or will the codecs simply enhance them.

    I recently started having prob's viewing video files (except for Quicktime) and thought maybe my codecs were missing something.

  5. It should be interesting to see how/if Sci-Fi edits the show. I am particularly looking forward to Dalek, where I believe someone said "goddamn". Sci-Fi skirts the issue on Battlestar Galactica by using the term "gods damn".

    I'm pretty sure that nowadays using the term goddamn is no taboo on American TV, although sci-fi may have their own standards. Especially after all positive references to God are struck down by all of the bleeding heart liberals who want to change "One Nation Under God" to "Bring your own practices here, and feel free to take control" (rant off)

    I think the "gods damn" is just in keeping with the original Galactica series, where they also get (got) away with "FRACK" :swear: , even in the more conservative late '70's & early '80's.

  6. doesn't the BSOD message give you any clues?

    From the info I have , the last BSOD said "13THINT" and the successful install said something about OOBE0023. I checked out OOBE and found out it was part of the MS install designed to help with unattended installs. I don't know where this applies in this situation. It was then that we tried to install windows 98 instead, and I'm not sure where that is at right now.

  7. Not extremely new, corny, but have tried a couple of them too, the one that was in their pentium system then the one that just came out of my machine when I upgraded. The last mobo we tried was an ECS K7S5A ver. 3.1 (same as my mobo) with an athlon XP 1800 cpu. The psu was running my XP 2000 fine just a few weeks ago.

  8. Wondering if anyone has seen anything like this before.

    Been having probs recovering from a crash on the kid's computer. Unidentified bug or system prob, not sure. Now, I'm no PC guru, just an advanced newbie with a pretty knowledgeable pc friend.

    The pc would almost boot, then hang. After several tries, it started to get the dreaded BSOD. My friend hooked the HD up to his system & scanned for viruses with AVG & found nothing. He tried to save the valuable files and probe into system use to find out what caused the problem. It all started about the time the following 2 things were downloaded: Bearshare and a bunch of emoticons.

    This is odd, because there were no administrative (download) priviledges available (XP pro).

    The result was that it slowed my friend's system down drastically. At this point, we figured reformat the hard drive and reinstall windows. The OS installs (takes the better part of a day), then just as it's finishing, BSOD.

    Here's where we got aggressive and started replacing hardware (long winded sequence of events available upon request):

    3 different HD's

    3 different mobo's

    2 different CPU's

    3 different sticks of RAM

    2 different OS's (XP and '98)

    0 partridges in a pear tree (gotta draw the line somewhere)


    Considering that we have tried disabling the caches during the install, has a virus ever been known to seek out and destroy or embed itself into every single piece of hardware on a machine? It seems like I get a humorous email about this kind of virus every 6 months or so, and I almost expect my dog to die next!

    We have now reached the point where the OS installs completely, but the desktop has no icons or start menu. The task manager is there (CTRL ALT DEL) and you can launch a prog, but it mostly just sits there.

    I know there are other forums out there, but this is the only one that really gets me the best results. You're a great bunch, and I always appreciate your time & input. :unknown::frustrated:

  9. crap all I get is Jehova's Wittnesses banging on my door first thing Sunday mornings :lol:


    Just answer the door in your shorts, scratching your nuts & holding a beer, polo. :drinks::pray::fart: They'll quit coming around

    :devil: Throw in a belch, offer them a drink, you know. This has really proven to work in the past.

  10. HiBob, I appreciate the clarification. The only thing that seems strange is that when I first started burning, I got (+) media (which my burner is supposed to support) and had very little luck on the Pioneer. I then heard from many sources that (-) media was better and I have since used nothing else, getting good results on all players.

    I'm going to redo that ISO file and try again. I may have a clue as to what happened. When I encoded the file (using Shrink), there was a write failure (my first in quite a while), but I found that another program had been running in the background, and must have been running while the file was encoding (sorry, failed to mention that one). The file is probably corrupt in some way.

    Otherwise, it is just a new encryption I'll have to deal with and won't discuss here :pirate:

  11. So here I am, after all of my reading and research, feeling like I have missed or misinterpreted something V-E-R-R-Y basic :blush: . I have a Lite-on SOHW-1633S (flashed CSOT to make it a 1653S) which I always thought did not support bitsetting (the same as changing booktype??).

    I have been burning TYG03's and RITEK G05's (both DVD-R) with very good results & play on anything. Today I ran into a problem "backing up" The Ring Two. It burned fine, verified fine & looked good on DVD Info Pro, but wouldn't play on my PC (Power DVD) or my APEX standalone (which has always played EVERYTHING (!) ), but played in my Pioneer standalone, which has always been picky :ermm: . So off I go, back to my reliable friends at Imgburn, to read some more and find

    If they're not burning as DVDROM, I would guess another program has reset that setting on your burner. Just do it again.

    Sooo... I'm wondering if I'm supposed to be trying to set to DVD-ROM, is this for DVD+R, am I wasting my time trying to bitset this burner, or wtf?

    I tried changing the booktype on the next burn to DVD-ROM, and it said that it was successful, did one more burn, and the same results.


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