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About privatesnuffy

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  1. Best software for manipulating photos

    all depends on your needs. If you're into super editing and need every ability ever made, photoshop is great. I use gimp mostly, can't go wrong with it (mainly cause its free and does alot of stuff)
  2. Canon Rebel XTi

    I just got a Canon Rebel XS, its the 10 mp version with all the bells and whistles. I'm quite happy with it, i did see the XTI, it was a sexy camera indeed.
  3. Dell 2405FPW

    i have that monitor, its great. I use it for everything; gaming, photos, all around. You can even hook up a ps3 to it and use it as a cheap hd tv.
  4. Your Greatest Photos

    I just got a new Canon Rebel XS 10.2 megapixel DSLR. I was playing around with it today. If you would like full res copies let me know My Girlfriend's Cat, he is pretty bored (would make a good lolcats pic) Random flowers #1 That's Quack-tastic! This is my current best I think, It's my desktop right now
  5. Reasons why I should buy a Mac

    The thing that ticks me off about apple sometimes is they always advertise how powerful there machines are, when something can be built on the windows side for much cheaper. The mac pros have RAW power to their side, with 8 cores and 1600 fsb, they are the fastest consumer pcs in RAW power out on the market. Sure you could encode stuff on a mac pro faster maybe than a quad core windows machine, but keep in mind you can build an 8 core behemoth that supports crossfire(since the mac pro is a intel 5400 chipset). PC's have more gaming and multitasking power, period. When it comes to gaming mac's are pretty weak. SLI and crossfire have existed for over 5 years, and mac has yet to adapt it. This is awkward, since their new OS Snow leopard is suppose to use unused gpu power for regular computing. You'd think if mac wants to get wise and say "if we have two cards that would make this faster", hopefully this is the case before it comes out. Hopefully the new mac pro's will use something similar to the skulltrail to allow this If all you do is game and program, i'd think vista is fine (since is direct x 10 is far superior)
  6. Converting my HackPro into a Mac Pro... How?

    considering that a mac pro logic pro oem goes for $500-800 itself doesn't make things better. You also have to consider if you want a penryn based xeon, the 2.8ghz 1600mhz fsb aren't even on your normal retailers like newegg or zipzoomfly. The closest thing you can get is a 3 ghz xeon with a 1600 mhz fsb for $1000. A 1333mhz fsb isn't a bad solution, if you were even somehow able to overclock it it would be a nice performer. I think the performance gap between penryn 1333 and 1600 is a good bit stock, but nothing to go crazy about. That would allow you to get a cheaper set of xeons and overclock. My recommendation, either do one of two things 1. buy a mac pro, it would be cheaper anyway 2. get a intel 5400 based xeon board, build a good hackintosh and overclock
  7. This is still pretty funny, because while picking parts from the CDC and FDA about amoxicillin, you left out, yet again, gigantic flaws in your argument. For instance, amoxicillin and penicillin are the same type of antibiotic, amoxicillin is a synthetic version that isn't affected as much by the stomach acid. So, whatever can be treated with penicillin most definately can be treated with amoxicillin. Furthermore, you went on to say: Of course, atleast you used a credible source, like the CDC, but yet again failed to read a whole sentence. Here's the whole thing, since you missed it. Amoxicillin has not been approved by the FDA to use when treating people who have been exposed to anthrax. However, if test results show that the anthrax bacteria can be killed by penicillin antibiotics, the use of amoxicillin is recommended to prevent the development of anthrax disease in people who have been exposed to anthrax, when other antibiotics are not as safe to use such as with children and pregnant women. So it can work, not just with children and pregnant women, but if the strain can be killed by pencillin/amoxicillin Also, you go on to say that you can use cipro as a prophylactic. SURE! you can use anything as a prophylactic, but it's not guarenteed to work. Let me use on of your sources to prove you wrong again... This is from BMJ: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/323/7320/1017 Prophylactic treatment of anthrax with antibiotics Indiscriminate use of antibiotics will lead to resistance in organisms Well, all you would of had to do was read the title of your research to figure that out. It goes on to say: In animal models, penicillin, ciprofloxacin, or doxycycline given 24 hours after exposure to a lethal aerosol provided significantprotection against death, but combining antimicrobials with vaccinationprovided optimal protection.3 Currently oral ciprofloxacinis recommended after known exposure to spores. 1 2 Diseasecan present 50 days or more after exposure,1 so prophylaxisshould continue for 60 days unless exposure has beenexcluded. Also, the side effects of prophylactic treatment using cipro: Using antimicrobials prophylactically could induce side effects in users and resistance in bacteria. Antimicrobials need tobe used according to national guidelines after appropriate assessmentof risk, 1 2 especially when such prolonged use is intended.Although generally safe, ciprofloxacin is associated with ruptureof tendons and neuropsychiatric disorders, especially in elderlypeople. You are right about the government stockpiling Cipro, but its for a variety of reasons. Cipro is a general anti-biotic, so it can be used against most harmful bacterial infections. I got it for a blood infection, and my g/f had it for a kidney infection. It's a pretty common thing, so the government should stockpile it. If Cipro is a "anthrax super-drug", than I guess you can consider advil a "brain tumor killer". I found this funny too "No, the real problem seems to be that you have been drinking the neo-fascist Kool-Aid served by the likes of FOX News. Unless you are here deliberately lying to people, the problem is your blind faith in America and its institutions like the FBI. Why don't you try thinking for yourself instead? " lets see: drinking the neo-fascist Kool-Aid - I didn't even know that flavor existed...does it taste like the grape or tropical blend? the likes of FOX News - I hate that republican soap-box, i watch CNN or go online Unless you are here deliberately lying to people - Unless your talking about yourself, i'm not. I use credible sources, you take snippets from wikipedias, wall street journals, and conspiracy theory sites. Reason I responded is because it stunk to high hell of BS. Even when you do use credible sources, you only use half of what they say, making it easy to debunk. the problem is your blind faith in America and its institutions like the FBI - So i'm blind because I don't trust your psychotic babble (over the professional opinions of doctors, forensics, plain evidence)? Why don't you try thinking for yourself instead? - Well thinking for yourself is great, and I do it a lot. They funny thing about it is its subjective. I'm sure if i wrote "BUSH IS THE GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER!" thread you'd tell me to "think for myself". Of course, if i did believe he was (i don't) than i would be thinking for myself. Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't "think for myself". In fact, if I just accepted your "truth", or whatever you want to call that pile of nonsense, than i'd be just as bad as being the man who you say as "drinking the neo-fascist Kool-Aid served by the likes of FOX News." Think about it, it may hurt a bit. So, take the tin foil hat off your head, don't worry, the government doesn't have a mind reader just yet. They can't decrypt your brainwaves, so come out from your mom's basement. It's alright, you'll be fine BTW, i don't think JFK was shot by oswald, there's "thinking for yourself"
  8. MacPro rumours

    yeah, a shame too. hopefully nehalem is in the near future for mac pros
  9. Nehalem in the future?

    Now that the "nehalem" intels have officially been dubbed core i7, and are due for an october launch, do you think these will start to appear in Macs? My bottom dollar has to be yes, and probably sooner than we think. 10.5.5 is on the way, and the "bloomfield" processors I think will find their place in the imacs. I think apple will wait until the new Xeons (beckton) chips come out in 2009 for the new release of their mac pro. thoughts?
  10. MacPro rumours

    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?threadid=66134 Looks like you can have sli in a mac pro. There are limitations however: 1. It runs in the original 8x for both slots together, not 16x on both. 2. SLI isn't supported in OSX, just if you dual boot in XP/Vista well that settles it, get a mac pro and be able to do SLI. Wonder if anyone has tried the three way sli yet
  11. well lets see what's wrong with this picture... 1. Cipro, or Ciprofloxacin, is an antibiotic used to treat regular bacterial infections, not "prevent" an anthrax infection. Antibiotics are not used for preventing disease, vaccines are. If anything, they can be used after infection has spread to the body from being inhaled, and was approved for such treatment. However, taking an antibiotic BEFORE you get sick would never be approved by any physician (since it would have no effect). Cipro is a general antibiotic, and other common antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, can treat anthrax (amoxicillin is actually used more to treat it). http://www.forbes.com/2001/10/17/1017cipro.html http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/cipro.htm 2. DNA analysis of organism DNA is inaccurate, according your article from the Wall Street Journal. The latest line of speculation asserts that the anthrax's DNA, obtained from some of the victims, initially led investigators to the laboratory where Ivins worked. But the FBI stated a few years ago that a complete DNA analysis was not helpful in identifying what laboratory might have made the product. So why would the FBI, who is chasing after a scientist suspected of producing weapons grade anthrax, say that a DNA analysis is "inaccurate". They even analyze the type of Antrax and go on to say: In short, the potential lethality of anthrax in this case far exceeds that of any powdered product found in the now extinct U.S. Biological Warfare Program. In meetings held on the cleanup of the anthrax spores in Washington, the product was described by an official at the Department of Homeland Security as "according to the Russian recipes" -- apparently referring to the use of the weak electric charge. After they discover it's a type of russian weapons-grade anthrax, they also go on to say it was made by the "Ames" strain, which is the most common strain in the world, parts of which would be found even here in the US, Haiti, Sri Lanka, and even in France's government projects. True, a single scientist may of been framed, but like the lack of evidence to convict him, the lack of evidence to say the CIA did it is equally as wrong.
  12. South Ossetia

    I believe a mission called "immediate response" is mainly used for defense, in response to, say, russian paratroopers landing in your capitol. i doubt 2000 troops would fare well against the russian army. The US isn't going to get involved in this, at least I hope not. It's not our job to clean up the mess of all the countries of the world anymore. Russia can go on their little land grab fest for all i care.
  13. MacPro rumours

    I agree on the SLI argument. Mac needs to catch up with PC's, especially in that market. Not only would games benefit, but Snow Leopard will take advantage of all that extra horsepower with OpenCL. Mac can really stake the heart in MS by fully implementing that and effectively having a cray supercomputer (due to all the teraflops of power given with two video cards and 8 cpu cores) It's weird that mac's haven't implemented that yet.
  14. Will you buy it?

    I think the features being added to snow leopard don't necessarily equal monetary value. Quicktime has been free forever, so i doubt they will charge for the new one. As for multi-core optimization and the ability to use 16 terabytes of ram, big whoop. Who has 16 terabytes of ram in one machine? NASA? I also thought 64 bit was already present in OSX since the G5's, don't get why this is a big deal. Also, the kernel in OSx i thought already supported multicore very well. I've noticed my laptop performs tasks very well on 10.5.4, i would like to see the snow leopard on this to actually view the difference first hand. When are the betas due? On the flip side, I did see some of windows 7 features. Some of the stuff is a direct iphone/macbook air ripoff (multi-touch zoom), but it definitely seems like a more "finished" OS than vista was/is. I do like vista, better ram and video management. Direct x 10 is a definite improvement. Anyone share my opinion on snow leopard being overrated? sorry, I just seem to fail to see the value of a few tweaks being a giant release.
  15. MicroATX Build

    Here's the ones i found: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128078 Gigabyte G31M-S2L - needs an audio patch, but works with everything else i have their 945 chipset version of this, its a good board, i haven't gotten the audio to work on mine, but i use a creative xmod anyway.