Recent content by Eric Portelance

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    Photos at night?

    The problem in this case is the flash. The camera is trying to comphensate for it, and so it's making the aperture smaller so that it doesn't overexpose. However, this makes the background black. I'm not sure if trying a different ISO setting would help, or maybe just tweaking your flash...
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    Asus A7N8X deluxe and a Radeon 9600 Pro

    Yes, it will take advantage of the 8x. I'd check out some Gigabyte motherboards based on nForce2 chipsets, they're excellent.
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    Favorite Books!!

    I'm not much of a book reader, but I really enjoyed The Berkut by Joseph Heywood. I usually just read newspapers (4 on saturdays) and magazines and such.
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    My Letter Got Published!

    I tried looking for it, but couldn't find it. :(
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    My Letter Got Published!

    I wrote a letter to my local newspaper (Montreal Gazette) a few days ago because I didn't agree with one of their editorials. I figured that it didn't really have a chance at being published, but alas, it has been. You can read it here, not that it'll make much sense without first having read...
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    PC Review Competition Winner

    Congrats on the prize, Barry. Have fun with it. :)
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    Upgrade and Redesign

    I like it very much. Keep up the good work, Ian, and good job.
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    Windows XP W32.Blaster.Worm

    Don't you think it should be in Software General, Ian?
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    Sign in Dorset

    Is it just me, or does the sign on the left compliment the city name? :D
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    Ideazon Zboard Interface Keyboard

    Yeah, I saw this thing at my local computer store a while back. I just kind of rolled my eyes. I think it has very limited market potential. I mean, they sell the keyboard like $80 let's say and then each attatchment is like 40. :rolleyes:
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    Bye Bye MP3! Hello Ogg Vorbis!

    While I do agree that OGG is a superior format (I have encoded a few of my CDs in OGG to test it out), I think that MP3 IS getting better. If you use the right settings, you can still get good quality out of MP3, but the compression ratio won't be as high. I personally always encode my...
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    Logitech MX-700 RF Cordless Mouse

    I've also only heard good things about the MX700 (as well as the 300 and 500). I'd like to pick one up (maybe the 500, though)
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    Competition Time!

    Good luck everyone. ;)
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    Improved Lian Li PC70: mini review

    A few of those things are available on my case, the 6085T. For example, I have a fan speed control on the front of my case, and the button bezel is simply the two aluminum buttons with nothing surrounding it. :P
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    Pint Prices?

    You're talking about beer, right? Us Canadians aren't used to all your english talkin', eh! :P Mmmmm.....metric units.