« January 2006 | Main | March 2006 »

February 25, 2006

New Video Card

I got a new video card [asus.com] the other week and just had a chance to pop it in and take it for a spin. The reason I got it was that while my older card was able to handle the games I play (specifically Guild Wars [guildwars.com]) it lacked speed at higher resolutions. Basically, I wanted to play at a higher resolution so I could fit more game into the screen without the slowdown I've previously encountered.

Let me tell you, definite improvement! Before my last card I was an ATI man, but then I got an nVidia FX 5200 on the cheap and never looked back. I would definitely recommend a 6600 series to anyone looking to upgrade an AGP slot right now.

Posted by Guy at 5:21 PM | Permalink

February 11, 2006

Compromised Credit Cards

I recieved a phone call from my bank yesterday telling me that they had recieved notification from VISA that my credit card may have been compromised. Really? Because I hadn't seen any erroneous charges on my account (I can check up to the minute transactions online) and I am greatly aware of my personal security, so how had it been compromised? She told me that she recieved a notification saying that a whole bunch of credit cards had been compromised. I asked if someone had stolen the information ala ChoicePoint, but she just repeated the same things over and over again.

I guess I'm gegtting a new credit card number now, what a pain in the ass!

Posted by Guy at 8:49 AM | Permalink

February 8, 2006

The True Pop Culture

Maid Cafes [reuters.com]: Now that's what I call true pop culture. I don't think we'll ever see stuff like this in the States, well at least never on the East Coast.

Posted by Guy at 8:30 PM | Permalink

February 5, 2006

Too Quiet? Really?

Should hybrids pump up the volume? [autoblog.com]: Is this just another excuse for non-disabled people to sue people over? I'm trying to get my car's rattling to settle down and people are complaining that some cars are too quiet. Don't they realize that the lack of noise is partly due to the more efficient transmission? Hopefully, in the future our transportation will be so efficient that we won't here anything above a wisper. Then people will really start suing!

Posted by Guy at 5:21 PM | Permalink