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May 6, 1998, 10:00pm
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I'm pretty sure GIF's will cost to include. Never seen a PNG. MP3's
would be cool, but I can just see kiddees strewing 3-5 meg full songs
all over GZ. For sound effects tho, they would be good, if you don't
mind the extra CPU power it would require...

-DN

[View Quote] > Yes, I suggested this to Roland months ago: ZIPped WAVs and MP3s. COF
> just can't develop AW fast enough to keep up with the
> industry...they're gonna lose it if they don't move it...
>
> Note, since JPGs are already compressed, compressing them more with
> ZIP and other compression algorythms will just make them bigger. AW
> needs to support GIF and PNG image formats, as well, for optimal image
> compression.
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm pretty sure GIF's will cost to include. Never seen
a PNG. MP3's would be cool, but I can just see kiddees strewing 3-5 meg
full songs all over GZ. For sound effects tho, they would be good, if you
don't mind the extra CPU power it would require...

<P>-DN

[View Quote] <P>Note, since JPGs are already compressed, compressing them more with
ZIP and other compression algorythms will just make them bigger. AW needs
to support GIF and PNG image formats, as well, for optimal image compression.

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wishlist a wish ??

May 9, 1998, 4:21am
No offense Steve, but if you took a programming job, you got a major screw
loose....get used to 80+ hour work weeks, with 35K as starting salary...:)

-DN

[View Quote] > I have a "to do" list for a large program i'm writing at work... It's only
> been in the writing for about 6 weeks, and the list contains over 300
> seperate items! But i'm slowly sifting it down, and it's just to 15 to-do
> items right now. (I got all the "deficiancies" from the 1995 programmers
> report fixed+, but only 2 of the original "wish list" the non-programmers
> wrote up, LOL.) But, the #1 thing about it is to write all the ideas+bugs
> down so they can be tackled as I get time or sudden flashed of inspiration.
> If I were Roland, i'd just lurk in here, silently writing down ideas... if
> you *talk* to people, its too easy to get bogged down trying to please
> everyone, hehe
>
> grover
>
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Security Hole

Jul 31, 1998, 3:33am
Not any that I've seen...:)

-DN

[View Quote] > Most motherboards require you to change a jumper before you can flash the
> bios and thus are not vulnerable.
>
> Paul
>
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Security Hole

Jul 31, 1998, 3:35am
Hell most viruses don't even damage you....About 10% of people are infected, and 10%
of them have a harmful virus...(Data collected by the DN Census Bureau)

-DN

[View Quote] > yes, but most viruses don't blow up your bios either ;-)
>
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Security Hole

Jul 31, 1998, 4:58am
All I can say is I've worked with Gateway, Dell, Magitronic, and PB, and not
one has required a jumper to flash the BIOS....

-DN

[View Quote] > One brand I can name off the top of my head that uses a jumper is ASUS.
>
> Paul
>
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Security Hole

Aug 1, 1998, 4:41am
Yes of course...I should have gone for.....uhhhh....hmmmm...oh wait, my
office doesn't buy no-names or over-priced Microns...

-DN

[View Quote] > Of course not. Those are all junk computers. The only way I would have one
> is if it was given to me.
>
> Paul
>
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Security Hole

Aug 1, 1998, 4:43am
Hate to break it to you, but those "department store class" machines are 90%
of the ones out there, disdain or not. Like them or not, I don't give a
crap...the ORIGINAL point was most machines don't require a jumper to flash the
BIOS...

-DN

[View Quote] > Most custom built machines using quality motherboards have a flash jumper.
> The department store class machines like PB, Dell, IBM, Gateway, etc., are
> all built to minimum standards and as cheaply as possible (so they have a
> chance to compete on price) and have many short comings and are (compared to
> good quality custom built systems) junk.
> Out of all the motherboards we used over the years in our systems, only one
> was jumperless.
>
> Paul
>
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Security Hole

Aug 3, 1998, 2:34am
I have no idea what you are saying. We can't buy custom systems because we
don't normally have the time to wait for the thing to be built, even if we
trusted the people to build it right. You may not know this since the smaller
computer manufacturers don't usually get large contracts, but many businesses
prefer to buy in bulk. Or customize themselves. Custom-built systems are great
for a gamer who plays Q2 all day, but not for a company that needs one quickly.
We don't generally have specific needs when we buy, except that it be a decent
system with good support. We've had problems with support in the smaller
vendors, so we went with Dell. Good support. 1 year on-site, 3 year limited for
default, and you CAN get 3 year on-site for a bit extra. I don't give a crap
about life-time support because the lifetime of a system isn't much over a year.
95% we can fix it ourselves anyway. So all we really need are replacement parts.
Which we get. I don't trust no-name systems because of the one we went with for
a year. They sucked. We once bought Gateways, we now buy Dells. Personally, I
just don't trust small company support. I've seen many go out of business and
screw their customers.
And as to your other comments, we have a backup system in place and virus
detectors on every machine with updated definition files. Who we buy machines
from has nothing to do with that. There isn't a vendor out there that can
promise machines won't go down. We need a decent price and part repairs. We get
that through Dell. Plus, they are a client of our company. They do just fine.

-DN

[View Quote] > Oh, so your office would rather buy name brand, corner cutting, feature
> impaired junk rather than a custom built "to your specs" professional system
> just to save 5 or 10% on price? By the way, company I worked for offered
> Life Time Labor support on our systems. Like to see you ask Dell, PB, or
> one of the others for that? If you have to replace an "out of warranty"
> cheapo sound cards in a PB, say, it's $100 to $200+. Replace one of our
> AWE64 Golds and it's about $89. So you're gonna pay the price in the end
> regardless. Well, it's your companies data, if they choose to risk it, then
> they've no one to blame but themselves when a systems fails, or they can't
> upgrade because it's proprietary, or it gets clobbered buy a CIH virus.
> There's the old saying, "you get what you pay for". If you company hasn't
> worried about all the press about these companies doing things like using
> refurb parts to using feature cut name brand designs (like the scandal over
> the reduced feature Matrox Millennium designed into one of the above named
> systems), then I don't know why they would be concerned over security holes
> anyway. And let me guess, your office doesn't do tape backups of their
> systems either?
>
> Paul
>
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Security Hole

Aug 3, 1998, 2:40am
Nice avoidance of the point. In my experience there is little difference in
skill between a manufacturer technician and a CompUSA technician. Rarely has
either impressed me with technical knowledge, skill, or attitude. They know
their niche systems and can do searches in a database. Yippee. The only point
I'll give them is that fixing a problem over the phone is difficult. Thats why
we have to fix almost all the problems ourselves. And leasing systems. Don't get
me started. I've never seen a lease that saved the company money, except maybe
when it was from the company direct. Even then half the time you end up using
machine longer than you think and the actual savings is negligible.

-DN

[View Quote] > Hey, that's not news to me. As a computer technician, we repair the junk
> machines sometimes (though we don't sell them or do warranty work) and sell
> people our custom systems all the time after they've realized than what they
> bought was junk and we've even had people return NEW "junk" systems where
> they bought it and replaced it with one of ours. Also, we had an Office
> Depot employee come to work for us, so we know all about their return rate
> on this stuff, not to mention that Office Depot tried as hard as possible to
> refer what service work they could to us. 90%? Yeah, I believe that 90%
> of the buying public is ill-informed and gullible, including the supposed
> "professionals" buying computer systems for their companies. Of course
> there are a few who have enough sense to at least lease the junk rather than
> buy it.
>
> Paul
>
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