Posts by Mustang

    It´s most likely your white balance (aka colour temp) that´s off. Unf on p&s compacts white balance is handled automatically. So there´s not really much you can do about it except try getting some pure white in your shot so the camera can meter correctly (not usually necessary though, it should meter correctly 90% of the time)

    Yep, you´ll be okay to just come visit and work without work visas and the like. Can´t really comment on the job situation in Tamworth though but it´s always better to have a job lined up. Of course that usually isn´t possible unless your working for a company that is going to send you over here.

    Seriously guys, regular aggrivated assault? 20 gauge in the closet and not afraid to use it? These are not things to be proud of. Now tearing someones arm off and beating them to death with it, now that´s something to be proud of!

    <b>1. Do you think a new video card would work in this thing? I don´t want to even talk about it unless I am pretty sure it´ll work. </b> If you´ve got an AGP slot, it´ll work. You can buy PCI Vid cards but they are few and far between and won´t perform as well as AGP <b>2. If it will work, what kind should I get, my price range is probably around $100 (US). </b> I have no idea what $100 will get you in the US, prolly an ATi 9600 is the best way to go for the budget concious. Though I must admit I haven´t had a look a Vid Card performance and prices for a year or so, but if you can get a 9800 for that price then by all means. <b>3. Answer #2 again, without your fanboyish attitudes for some of you, I want something that´s at least 128 MB, effective but still in a decent pricerange. </b> No fanboy attitudes here, I´ve got an Nvidia fx5900 and Im promoting an Ati. That´s not to say the 5900 isn´t a good card but the 9800 is a smidgen better. <b>4. If I do get a 128 MB V-card, how well do you think newer games like HL2 or Far Cry will run, I don´t think very well, but then again I can always keep the card if I switch systems. </b> My 128Mb fx5900 runs both games without breaking a sweat, FarCry gives it a good push but HL2 will run flawlessly. I´d personally look at boosting your RAM to at least 512Mb though.

    Im falling into a similar category as E at the moment, I definately prefer the power that the PC provides. Overall it is without a doubt a superior gaming platform but it´s just so bloody expensive to keep your system up to date. I´m trying to sling together a deposit for a house and upgrading my pc is just so financially unviable at the moment that it´s just not funny. So where do the cash strapped individuals turn to for their gaming pleasure? Hrm $2000 upgrade or a $250 console? I know what Im buying next when my pc doesn´t cut the mustard anymore.

    <font size=1 face="trebuchet ms"><BLOCKQUOTE><hr size=1 noshade>Veggy sandwich - Multi grain bread, Ranch dressing on both sides, layer of leaf lettus, bean sprouts, alfalfa srouts, thin sliced green onions, and a sprinkling of oregano. The best!. <hr size=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face=´trebuchet ms, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica´ size=2> It´s always about food with you, isn´t it Finalday!

    There´s only two things that get my back up, being ordered around by someone and having my intelligence insulted, apart from that not much can really offend me.

    I think we would all agree that Steam didn´t work that well, a 1-2 hour install just isn´t good enough for a product. Don´t get me wrong im all for piracy prevention, but not to the point where it adversly effects your crop of legitimate buyers. I know if my account got locked, as a valid purchaser of HL2, I would be screaming blue bloody murder and I would certainly never touch a valve product again. But even if we do see effective piracy prevention in the future, don´t fool yourself into thinking we´ll see cheaper games. The only thing your likely to see is higher profit margins.

    Turkey is awesome, definately my favourite bird meat. Thanksgiving is the one day of the year I wish I was a United Statesian, enjoy your day guys and don´t forget to be thankfull for sexy moderators like me!! <img src=smilies/icon_smile_big.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle>

    Meh. I hate them all, I hate programming, hate it, hate it, hate it! But if I HAD to choose, I´d say VB is the easiest and you can still do a fair bit with it. Hate java the most, it just doesn´t make any sense dammit!

    <font size=1 face="trebuchet ms"><BLOCKQUOTE><hr size=1 noshade>i dont mind the wait, far too many games out at the moment im playing. <hr size=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face=´trebuchet ms, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica´ size=2> Totally agree, I´ve got 3 games going at the moment that i´m yet to finish. Hell I haven´t even got around to finishing off Doom 3 yet, boring piece of junk that it is. And I´m still trying to get a copy of Thief 3, which nobody seems to be selling here. Edited by - Mustang on 11/24/2004 2:47:20 PM

    I´ve been in the field for nearly 4 years, I got a lucky break as I had a few contacts (previously worked for the company in a different role, so I knew the IT guy and he knew I was studying in the field). I managed to get a part time desktop support job while I studied and they have taken me on full time. I doubt your going to get a mid level paying Admin job with no on the job experience. You should really be looking for a low paying help desk job to get you started. Remember you need to have technical, people, documentational and business skills these days, technical skills alone just don´t cut it anymore. If your coming straight out of high school your chances are stuff all and none, get yourself into a uni or a tafe college and get yourself a degree/diploma. Remember to do well and to network with your lecturers, make yourself known and do well in your classes. Most lecturers have their own companies or are heavily involved in the industry outside of class, they know people who´ll be looking for people and if your doing well enough, that person may be you. I know I got a few taps on the shoulder for job openings from lecturers. But take absolutely anything to start with, your not in a position to be at all picky, getting your foot in the door should be your primary concern. Edited by - Mustang on 11/24/2004 2:32:25 PM Edited by - Mustang on 11/24/2004 2:33:48 PM

    Meh, Im still to be thoroughly impressed by a physics engine. They seem to do the gravity thing fine but really haven´t incorporated mass properly into their modelling yet, HL2 is the only one I can think of that has even attempted it. Everything falls in relatively the same manner, joints on bodies move like they have been sitting a vat of baby oil, soft objects bounce the same as hard objects..etc. Don´t get me wrong physics engines lend a lot to the game, but it´s really only the tip of the iceberg.

    Gate Crashing here too sw, done it a couple of times but i kinda knew the people so it was cool for me to be there even though I wasnt invited.