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  1. hokiethang

    The Home Security System Thread

    So since I recently bought a house, there were a few projects i've been working on since I bought it. One of those projects has been installing a home security system myself. I bought the system from Home Security Store and couldn't be more pleased. Their tech support line has been extremely...
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    Visiting Vancouver BC?

    I know we have quite a few Vancouverites (?) here. What is there interesting to do for a weekend trip up there? I'm looking for the not to miss sights and the excellent restaurants. I'm going to be heading up there with a friend tomorrow (I'm visiting Seattle, and we decided we wanted to go...
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    Going to Tokyo

    Not sure how many people around here have been to or live in Japan, but i'm heading to Tokyo with a friend Friday morning for 4 days, and i'm not sure how we're going to fill out that time. Any suggestions on tourist things in Tokyo? Looking for cool restaurants, places to see, things to visit...
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    DNS Outage

    If you didn't already know, I happen to run the DNS servers for finalgear. I'm in the middle of an upgrade right now of my main DNS server, and well the VPS that I was using for the backup is/was misconfigured, and caused DNS to fail for the site. I've reconfigured the backup one as a master...
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    Trip to Australia

    I know we have a lot of native Australians on here, so I figured this is probably one of the better places to ask. A friend and I are thinking about planning a trip to Australia, probably around New Years. I'm initially planning for about a week, because that's about as much time as I can take...
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    Children of Men

    I must say that I went into this movie not expecting much. I definitely came out of the theater changed. It is possible that it is the best movie of 2006/2007. I'm disappointed that Universal hasn't advertised the movie at all, and given it very little promotion. The critics like the movie, and...
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    Half Life 2: Episode 1

    Released today, and i've just started playing it. It is pretty good so far. The first part is somewhat challenging, but so far i'm liking it.
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    Xbox Live Gamertags

    This thread will serve as the repository for people to post their gamertags, if they want to add a few friends from across the world to their xbox live accounts. Figured we could get a head start, since everyone with an xbox360 will have live access. Please leave the xbox flaming outside of this...
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    Sad day for Mac Users

    It looks as if Apple has abandoned PowerPC and will be switching to Intel in 2007.. Looks like Hell is quite cold today :cry: (for links look on any mac rumors website, or slashdot)
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    MPEG2 Editing

    I recently have gained access to a number of mpeg2 files that need to have commercials removed. Anyone have any suggestions for programs that will let me remove the sections of video I don't want (preferrably for free or low cost (so Adobe Premiere is out))? I have the ability already to turn...