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I'd rather my paycheck be denominated in ...

PalmKiller Re:Obvious Missing - GOLD (868 comments)

Here I fixed that for you.

You'd think people would notice a 500% increase in prices. The world would definitely notice a dollar's whose value is 1/5th what it used to be.

Oh Wait, I also caused you to have a hole in your theory, since the dollar is worth about 1/5 what is was 10 years ago. Seems gold is a good standard after all.

more than 3 years ago

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Generates a 'Mini-Big Bang'

PalmKiller Re:Am I dead? (570 comments)

yes, you are dead, now be grateful

more than 3 years ago

Low Energy Supercomputing

PalmKiller PPFFFT Coffee powered (159 comments)

Aside from his obvious misuse of amperage as an energy unit. Does any of this really make sense, why save power...crank that baby up.

about 4 years ago

Apple Exec Stashed $150,000 In Shoe Boxes

PalmKiller Home Banking at its best (345 comments)

Maybe he just don't trust banks to be to big to fail anymore.

about 4 years ago

If Oracle Bought Every Open Source Company

PalmKiller Re:Impossible to do (237 comments)

Whoa there, if I were a major contributor, and one of those dropped a few million in my pocket...or heck even enough to just pay off everything I owe, I might decide to stop developing it. As you probably know, if the major contributors of a project abandon it quietly, sometimes just the time lapse with no progress will kill off the project. My point is everything has a just gotta know where to inject the funds.

more than 4 years ago

Droid X Self-Destructs If You Try To Mod

PalmKiller Re:Yes, and... (757 comments)

I got that impression also, by TI description of the chip, it appears to be an flippable bits in an eeprom.

more than 4 years ago

Droid X Self-Destructs If You Try To Mod

PalmKiller As do other products... (757 comments)

eFuse is an IBM brain child, and they have it in several of their RISC products. The XBox 360 has one in its xenon (ibm power pc) processor. The Texas Instruments OMAP processors that motorola chose for their droid x are using the eFuse technology. The statement that it is not reversible via software is bull, once you figure it out, you can set up a JTag interface (as any serious modder will do anyway) and then you can reverse the eFuse bits and try your mod again.

more than 4 years ago

Time To Dump XP?

PalmKiller So you want me to Dump XP? (1213 comments)

I still ran windows 2000 until Feb of this year on my workstation...I upgraded it to XP, and I still have a few systems that still run 2000 that I will upgrade when they die or I run into something I have to use that does not support it. By the way, auto update is still doing security fixes for windows 2000 and most applications still like it fine. Now as for windows 7, I have two workstations that are windows 7, well one is up for testing only so far...the other is still in the box...had them for 3 weeks and still cannot use them (still working out networking issues, roaming compatibility issues and the like).

more than 4 years ago

BIOS Will Be Dead In Three Years

PalmKiller Re:whats old is new again (532 comments)

I agree, I suffered through WinBIOS, and it sucked ass when you did not have a mouse installed. Looks like UEFI is gonna be better for keyboard use, but it is still pointless to move the bios to the graphical realm...after all, what if you run headless and use linux/bsd at the console, or even windows server as a console only install.

more than 4 years ago

Actually visible to me right now, IRL:

PalmKiller Re:The poll hates me (274 comments)

If you are invisible, can you see yourself?

more than 4 years ago

Adobe May Change To Monthly Patch Cycle

PalmKiller Re:Will we still have to REBOOT? (76 comments)

You don't, just tell it not to reboot, and the new version will work fine until you decide to do the reboot

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Warns of Windows 7 Graphics Flaw

PalmKiller Re:Canonical (262 comments)

Yes, my comment definitely went over his head :)

more than 4 years ago

The Secret of Monkey Island Shows Evolution of PC Audio

PalmKiller Re:Roland MT32 (348 comments)

Well maybe you remembered kinda correctly, if you had one of those Cx486DRx2 cyrix chips that had the clock doubler, those ran at 66mhz internally and were often used in systems with 386 mainboards as was the non-doubled Cx486DLC.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Warns of Windows 7 Graphics Flaw

PalmKiller Re:Canonical (262 comments)

And your point is?

more than 3 years ago

I usually fly...

PalmKiller Re:Hardly (365 comments)

If you were a real Alaskan, you would get out the dog sled and fresh team and go cross country.

more than 4 years ago

Seagate Confirms 3TB Hard Drive

PalmKiller Re:Seagate reliability (467 comments)

I have had a several WD drives fail as of late. I have had one Seagate fail...but the box it came in looked like UPS drop kicked it a few times, so I was not all that surprised.

more than 4 years ago

TSA Worker Jailed In Body Scan Rage Incident

PalmKiller Re:Nice icon (352 comments)

Someone is being a dick. Pun Intended. I would think a nice picture of a x-ray machine or something would have been preferable.

more than 4 years ago



PalmKiller PalmKiller writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PalmKiller (174161) writes "My question is who is a reputable graphics company (reputable as in stands behind their warranty) that makes an AGP 4x/8x video card that performs as well as my Geforce 4 Ti4400 did (i know I know pci-e...but I don't want to upgrade my memory, mb, cpu right now)? I am not stuck on nvidia chipsets though they seem to work better with my amd processor. My Ti4400 spec page: orce4/ti4400agp.asp

And here is why I am asking:

Well a few days ago my PNY Ti4400 video card went belly up. Flashing color blocks in text mode, the whole gory end type thing. I bought it in june 2003 from a internet reseller, so its slightly less than 4 years old. I put in a geforce 4 mx card I had laying around, and well needless to say it sucks. It had a lifetime warranty, and I am short on cash so due to the wife, new baby, I then decided to request an RMA from was promptly denied.

When I asked why I got this explanation (cut and pasted with only my personal info obscured):

Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:03:37 -0400
From: Technical
To: *My Real Name*
Subject: RE: RMA Request via Web — Verto Graphics Card

The life time warranty means: the lifetime of the product or life cycle
of the product. All product has a time where it becomes obsolete, as is
this case. It is considered old technology and can not be replaced.

— Original Message —
From: *My Real Name* []
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 11:41 AM
To: Technical
Subject: RE: RMA Request via Web — Verto Graphics Card

It says in my paperwork that it has a lifetime warranty. I am still
alive as is the computer it was put into, so what exactly does lifetime
mean to your company?

thank you
*My Real Name*

On Fri, 23 Mar 2007, Technical wrote:

> Randal,
> We're sorry that video cards life cycle has expired and the warranty
> no longer in place.
> ________________________________
> From: []
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 5:06 PM
> To: Technical
> Subject: RMA Request via Web — Verto Graphics Card
> Name: *My Real Name*
> Email:
> Phone Number: 870-853-xxxx
> Address: *My Street*
> City: *My City*
> State: *My State*
> Zipcode: *My Zip*
> Country: United States of America
> Date of Purchase: 06/04/2003
> Proof of Purchase: yes
> UPC Code: N/A Lost box
> Product Category: Verto Graphics Card
> Product: GeForce4 Ti4400
> System Information: Soyo Dragon 333 Ultra motherboard
> Operating System: Windows 2000
> Description: Was working great with this mainboard, suddenly it has
> strange color blocks all over the place in graphics modes, and funny
> text in text mode. Does the same thing with a new gigabyte mainboard.
> I tried a geforce 440mx in the mainboard and it worked properly, so I
> determined that this board has died.


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