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  1. Gotta agree with you on that, Philips screws suck. Robertson are the best. Unfortunately in the trade I'm in, theres very few Robertson screws, it's mostly 5/16 hex heads and Philips or Slot screws. Anyway, you prefer to keep your house at 20/21? That's 68/70. I hope that's in the winter and not the summer, if it's the summer, then your wasting a lot of energy, not to mention it's bad on your A/C unit because you can freeze the Evaporator coil doing that. 70'F is a more realistic temperature however, but you should goto 73'F and not setback in the night time as that is the hardest thing on a residential A/C unit. To try and recover the house during the day with the sun load on the house I mean. Anyway, if you worked in the trade I am in, you'd understand why the Imperial system is used so much, therefore better for the people like me. Everything is in Inches and Feet, every temperature is in Fahrenheit (just look at the Ambient outside air temperature sensors, or the controllers for the economizers, or the main control boards for the rooftop units or the make up air units. Everything is in imperial, therefor the scale is much better for a person such as me. The reason I posted that message you quoted before, was because, in a way, you were calling the majority of the Tradesmen (and other people who use the system) idiots. I merely replied to tell you that there are people who use it, and believe that it is better. Do my job for a few days, and you will understand (and not the residential stuff, because residential isn't nearly as good a line of work as commercial). Another thing I hate, are metric socket sets. Automechanics go out of their minds because the majority of vehicles switch back and forth between metric and imperial, on the same vehicle Anyway, I don't feel like wasting my hard earned weekend on this stuff, so, I pretty much retract the reply I made in the other post. It seems as though that no one can have an opinion on this forum, which is why I feel like leaving it and staying at WinCert.net. Have a nice day
  2. OGG does have VBR capability, and it does have a version of ID tag, but I don't know for sure if it allows you to add the album art. I do this also, but I don't think theres a way to do that with OGG (I use iTunes and it doesn't support OGG, so I really don't know if it does support the album art.)
  3. OGG is a free, lossy codec. It has far superior encoding quality too. For instance, if you enjoy the sound of 128Kbps audio of MP3, OGG sounds just the same, but at 64Kbps, therefore creating file sizes half the size of the 128Kbps file. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogg The only problem with OGG, is that it is not in widespread use yet. Hopefully soon it will be, but until then, we just have to settle with MP3 for portable audio
  4. FLAC is an awesome codec, but, it's practical in a 512mb - 8gb MP3 player. A better alternative codec would be something that can compress to what MP3 can, IE) OGG. OGG is by far the best alternative codec for Lossy compression. FLAC is the best compression you can get to hold the original file, but MP3/OGG is the best for portable. So, you need to know the application. Personally, I wouldn't want all my music in FLAC (Not enough HDD space.... yet ). The point? Know your options for audio compression
  5. It vastly depends on the MP3 encoder. Blade and Xing tend to give lower quality rips depending on the type of music. Lame, FhG and GoGo give the best quality for MP3's (GoGo being a derived version of LAME, no longer produced). LAME will encode and retain as much of the original sound much better than Blade or Xing. Your best bet would be to play around with the different encoders, and see how they sound to your ears and use this program, EncSpot, to check out what encoder was used. Some say that Blade encodes certain things better than LAME, so depending on the type of music you listen to, it might be worthwhile to check them out. Of course, there are trade offs. The biggest one being speed. LAME encodes slower than Blade does, and not by a little bit. It is quite noticeable. But, for the sound difference, it's better to spend the time and make really good quality files from your music Also, there are other reasons why this may occur, first, the files may be transcodes (MP3's converted to MP3 again at a lower bitrate) or they may have been burnt to a CD then ripped again to a lower bitrate. Also, a file that is 192K will be 40% smaller than the same MP3 at 320K. Take 320kbps and divide it by 8 and you get the bitrate in kB/sec. Which is 40kB/sec. So then you can work out exactly the file size 4 minutes = 240 seconds 240 X 40 = 9600Kb 9600 / 1024 = 9.38MB So, a 4 minute MP3 at 320kbps is 9.38MB I hope this gives you an answer to your question
  6. <offtopic> !!! Fahrenheit makes perfect sense. 32'F is the temperature in which water freezes, in metric, 0' is the temperature at which water freezes. Creating a temperature scale based entirely on what temperatures water both boils and freezes at, is what makes no sense. Anyway, Fahrenheit is much better, in the HVAC trade that is. First off, you can't get to certain temperatures in Celsius that you can in Fahrenheit. Such as, 72'F (Average room temperature), it is 22.222222'C. So, that's no good because then thermostats would have to have more digits on the display, and that would probably drive the cost up on them. Plus, it would look stupid to see 22.2222'C as your setpoint on your thermostat, wouldn't you agree? I'd rather see 73 on my display, than 22.77777777777778 Secondly, Celsius is geared to water, which makes no sense. Fahrenheit is a much better scale of temperature in the HVAC trade. Also, another big thing with it, America still uses the imperial system, and since most of Canada's HVAC parts are manufactured there, it makes no sense for the Americans to use the metric system. Metric system = tool of the devil </offtopic> <ontopic> Today, it hit 97'F, 56% RH and sunny. I spent ALL DAY on a d*** roof, I'm so tired. Ice cold shower felt so great ^_^ </ontopic>
  7. Mine are off when I'm not using them. I don't like letting them run for no reason at all. I don't download too much, nor do I have a file server, so my PCs are off unless I need them. My laptop is on the most, but maybe 2 - 4 hours a day after work and on the weekend it's a lot higher. Maybe 8 - 12 hours.
  8. Velcro Stuff works wonders for mounting things, I used it to stick a Palm Cradle to a desk. Speaking of Velcro though, I'll be working there tomorrow
  9. Well, today it hit 93'F, sunny, and it was extremely humid Luckily today I wasn't outside all day, but yesterday and Monday I was. It was about 91'f and 89'f respectively. Did a compressor change for a refrigeration unit for a wind tunnel. This compressor was massive
  10. Your best bet at this point is to try it on a different computer.
  11. If I had the opportunity to buy it for $200 I'd go for it
  12. Currently, Windows XP Media Center on my new Toshiba Satellite A100. On my desktop, its also Media Center. I really like it.
  13. I don't know if you can do what you want with it, but give Virtual PC or VMware a go if you can't get 95 to install. There won't be any damage if you use a Virtual program like that.
  14. The question your asking is, in a lot of ways, the same as asking "Why won't Doom 3 run on my Windows 3.1 machine?". Windows 98 came out long before the new theme engine was brought out. Not only that, but to reverse engineer that amount of software to make the themes work on 98, would be such a waste of time, not to mention that it would probably slow 98 down worse than if someone just used XP on the machine in question. The theme engine withing RP7 is as close as your going to get to having the themes without using XP. Not only that, but RP7 does a really good job at running without losing too many resources.
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