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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Testing the 5mpx camera / bored

The title says it all. My camera lens was damaged, so I had it removed until a replacement arrives.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Activation was successed


Well, EVGA has a little tinkering to do with their web replies.
Here's the proof:

EVGA grammar deep in session

- Tassadar aka. David over and out.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

World of Warcraft Patch 3.3 - Fall of The Lich King


Well, after 1 year of waiting since the release of the expansion "Wrath of The Lich King", finally, patch 3.3 has arrived, which unlocks Icecrown Citadel and the way to the true Lich King.

I leave you with the trailer and for the enthusiasts over there, drools.

Arthas: "Let them come! Frostmourne hungers!"



- Tassadar over and out.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Alicia Keys - The Element Of Freedom (2009)



Well, after seeing the concert (2 posts older), I couldn't wait to hear what the studio album was all about. So here it is! Torrents really outdone themselves this holiday season, hoping they keep up the good work!


Tracklist:



1. The Element Of Freedom (Intro)
2. Love Is Blind
3. Doesn’t Mean Anything
4. Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
5. Wait Til They See My Smile
6. That’s How Strong My Love Is
7. Unthinkable (I’m Ready)
8. Love Is My Disease
9. Like The Sea
10. Put It In A Love Song feat. Beyoncé Knowles
11. This Bed
12. Distance And Time
13. How It Feels To Fly
14. Empire State Of Mind (Part II)


Enjoy and please support the artists and their work by buying the album... (?!)


- Tassadar aka. David over and out.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Eminem - Relapse Refill (2009)

EMINEM - RELAPSE REFILL

Greetings.

EM is back with a refill to his prescription, releasing an intermediate album to keep us busy until Relapse 2 hits the stores next year. He gave us something to listen to, with a different sound, a different flow, more controversy, more attacks, more insane, because people deserve it.

Here's the tracklist from one source:

01. People Make Me
02. Taking My Ball
03. Insult To Injury
04. Outlet
05. Carrington Pool
06. Forever (ft. Drake, Kanye West & Lil Wayne)
07. Stainless Ego

Here's the tracklist from another source:

01. Forever
02. Hell Breaks Loose
03. Buffalo Bill
04. Elevator
05. Taking My Ball
06. Music Box
07. Drop the Bomb on 'Em

The torrents you've seen floating around have the tracklist mixed up and one song is lacking the playtime, being only 01:27 (Hell Breaks Loose), the song not being on the one of the tracklists.

So we'd better wait for the 21st of December and pay our hard earned money to support this artist and his beliefs, his work, his creation, because, sincerely, he's one of the artists that would deserve our full support. Or... you could download the album (and God will smite you down with His full wrath), you could go and shoot yourself in the foot and buy a Britney Spears album, and dance to it, wearing a pink tutu and three hair clips. Fuckers!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

AIMP / Foobar


Today I've decided to write about a new Audio Player I have stumbled upon while browsing the web.

It's called AIMP, it's freeware, and it does a lot of stuff.
It can do whatever Winamp does (without the ability to play Video files, and without the secksee Milkdrop plugin - for Winamp visualisations there's a wrapper on the forums). I don't see anything else wrong with it. It supports skins, visualizations (integrated into the player/fullscreen), and loads more file formats and features. Also, compared to Winamp 5, which is "shareware", it consumes a lot LESS memory/CPU. You can try it out anytime by visiting http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?do=lang-en/. You may have a hard time downloading the player, since the forum's mainly russian, but a simple Google search will give you loads of download links to choose from.

The player is currently in it's 2.60 RC3 state, but the sound offered, the features, the light-weight and everything is a pro. Check it out, http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?do=lang-en.

Screenshot of the Player + Memory used while playing your standard MP3:

AIMP Main Window/Memory usage

ALSO, please make sure to find and download AIMP Tools. They offer the functionality of alot of non-free utilities. The AIMP tools consist of AIMP Converter and Recorder. They do just what their name says. The Converter can convert/transcode a video/audio file into another format, whilst the Recorder can record into various audio formats via an imput source (mic/line/stereo mix).

Here's a preview of the GUI.

AIMP Converter

AIMP Recorder

Saturday, November 21, 2009

AMD Athlon64 X2 7750: Surprise-In-A-Box

Read this first, then read the edit!

Well, I couldn't stay away and keep me fingers relaxed... until now.

Presenting: AMD Athlon X2 7750 (NON-Black Edition), stable overclock (from 2.7 GHz to... 3.1 GHz!) - stock voltage+0.05 volts for CPU and stock voltage for RAM. Considering that my CPU is an Ex-Phenom (with two cores disabled), it's nice. Too bad it's not a BE and I have a crappy motherboard, because I could unlock the other two cores and maybe be lucky enough for them to be stable.

But fear not, all's not lost. It's just stalling.

Screenshot:

OVERCLOCK!


EDIT, after 30 minutes

After surfing thru AMD's website and checking stuff, I decided to see my CPU specs.

All was fine and dandy until I searched for the model. Apparently, AMD has released TWO IDENTICAL CPUs branded 7750, one of which was the Black Edition (Unlocked Multiplier). Well now, I first searched for my 7750 by selecting the model. Page loads, AMD says "Black Edition: Yes". I tought something was wrong at first. I pushed back on my browser, selected "Black Edition: No" from the sorting list, and guess what, there was no 7750. Well now, that was odd.

After having overclocked the CPU to a dandy 3.1 GHz (that's 400MHz overclock), I decided to test the theory that I may be a lucky son of a bitch to have a Black Edition CPU. I rebooted the computer, hoped that the multiplier options in the BIOS would go above 13.5 but they didn't. So I selected x13 multiplier and put a 231 FSB (which would equal 3003 MHz). If my CPU will turn out NOT to be a Black Edition CPU, then all I would get is my initial 3.1GHz overclock, plus/minus some megahurtz.

Here goes nothing. With the setup above (FSB/Multiplier), I save my BIOS and reboot. As soon as the PC passes POST, I push "Del" like a fat kid who sees candy, very eager for the result. I go to my CPU Info in bios, and guess what. GUESS WHAT.

AMD Athlon64 X2 7750 Dual-Core Processor
3003 MHz

That proved it. I R HAZ A BLAXOR EDITION CPU!

After that, I couldn't resist NOT cranking up the stuff more.

I've modified the Multiplier back to x13.5 (highest), and modified the FSB to 237. Saved the bios, hoping my RAM would bare with me, and crossed fingers. POST, "Del", CPU Info: TA-DA! 3199 MHz. I overclocked this son of a bitch by 0.5 GHz.

The system is stable, the voltage is the same as the last overclock, so now I have a 3.2GHz Black Edition BADASS X2 Athlon CPU. I will do some stability tests, but I think the setup is rock solid.

There are only TWO black edition CPUs on the B3 stepping, one of which was released very recently, with AMD's 40 Year Anniversary. The other one's mine.

http://products.amd.com/en-us/desktopcpuresult.aspx?f1=AMD+Athlon%E2%84%A2+X2&f2=&f3=&f4=512&f5=AM2%2b&f6=B3&f7=65nm+SOI&f8=95+W&f9=3600&f10=False&f11=True&f12=True

On another note, if I would have another motherboard, I may be able to unlock the other two disabled cores from the originally PHENOM cpu (which was made into this one and codenamed Kuma). But I'll settle for this gigantic overclock for now!

ALSO, I managed to raise my Windows Experience Index (CPU-wise) to 6.5 from 6.1. That's huge! No rly, it's damn huge.

Now for the eyecandy:

CPU-Z VALIDATION LINK: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=839247

OVER FUCKING CLOCK MOTHAFUCKA!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Upgrade complete!

Well, as the title says, the Upgrade is complete.
The system's pretty stable now that the new memory has arrived.
No reboots since I've installed them in place, that's a nice relief.
Turned out that the dimms Clau gave me (GEIL Black Dragons) had a minimal voltage req. of 2.0v, and my mobo can supply a maximum of 1.95v. Well, let me tell you, 0.5 volts is a lot to "not" have.

Anyways you can see my system's specs at the following address:

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=832736


- David aka. Tassadar over and out!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Upgrading...

Well, after much struggle and much consideration, and a failure, I am finally able to say "here comes the sun" - at least for me it does.

I have managed to upgrade my computer, and am awaiting the final components as we speak.

AMD Athlon64 X2 7750, 2700Mhz, CACHE 3MB, 95W, BOX

ASUS M2N-E NForce 570 Ultra MCP Motherboard

2x2GB (4GB) A-DATA Vitesta DDR2 800+MHz Extreme Dual Channel Kit
(until I get my RAM on Tue, I have loaned 2GB of DDR2 from a friend, which are 2X1GB DIMMS of GEIL Black Dragon Gaming Series RAM)

I just pray to God it will work once everything's plugged in. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Next step will be going further to AM3 or whatever AMD will cook up, but for now, it's a very nice and welcome boost.

Mind you, I am replacing the following:

CPU: AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+ Sk. 939
MOB: ASUS A8N-SLI SE
MEM: 2x1GB KINGMAX DDR1 400MHz

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Farmville spreadsheet calculator

Farmville!

Well, everyone's playing Farmville, one of Facebook's most addictive and fun games around.

It's built in Flash, it has it's kinks, but it's fun to play and very nice all-around.

The game is a MMO-style Browser Based RPG'ish thingie.

You're a farmer. You have a farm. Build stuff, plant stuff, get XP, get money, get more XP, get more money, level up, recruit friends to be your neighbors for being able to upgrade your farm (the bigger the better!). You start out with a 10x10 or 12x12 farm, and move on from that. You plant, you harvest, you plow, rinse, repeat.

Anyway, on the same subject, I stumbled upon a little excel spreadsheet that someone made, and I tried to perfect it. So here it is, version 0.2, available for download. It tells you kind of everything you need to know about what to plant and so on in Farmville, what profit you get, etc.

Check it out: Farmville 0.2 xls - Excel required.

- Tassadar over and out.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

R.I.P.


Today I've heard that one of my best friends' mother has passed away.
Today I was shocked.
May she rest in peace, and may God rest her soul.
My sincerest condolences, Srj.
No words can suffice.

- David.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Speed Record! 9mb/s

Yeah. This is a speed record! Achieved at 11:23 PM GMT+2 on Saturday, September the 26th, 2009. Yeah. RDS at it's finest.

RDS baby!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me

Happy birthday to me. 'Nuff said.

The following image has been taken from "Portal" (The Game) - Just kidding. It's about it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Comentariul Literar al unei Manele

Praful secolului nostru



Auzi neamule, manca-ti-as cartile tale de romana, a ajuns Andreea Esca in manualul de istorie alternativa...sau continua, nu stiu sigur ca niciodata nu le-am avut cu electricitatea (si cred ca si aia de la AC/DC la fel, din moment ce nu s-au hotarat la numele formatiei) si nu ajunge ei manelistii in manualele de literatura romana?! Poi sa poate asa ceva?!.. Uite daca nu poate profesorii de literatura sa bage comentariu la manele, le dam noi comentariul gata facut. Ei numai sa-l pune in carte sa invata si copiii ceva adevarat, pupa-le-as io portofelele pline cu banii da la parinti!...

"Trei luni de senzatii" de Florin Peste

Comentariu literar

Inca din primele versuri, autorul plaseaza actiunea intr-un mediu feeric, minunat, unicat si fara pereche.

Ce miracol si ce vraja
Stau cu gagica/gagiul pe plaja

Prin folosirea cuvintelor "miracol" si "vraja", poetul ne trimite intr-o lume magica, sublima, interzisa muritorilor de rand, ca cine mai e ca ei sa-si permita sa mearga pe plaja de la Marea Neagra?!... Efectul este completat de plasarea celor doi protagonisti pe plaja – trimitere directa la infinitul marii,al nisipului, care ar putea sugera si iubirea nesfarsita, dar si eternitatea...Asta in primele trei luni!... Nisipul ne duce cu gandul la scurgerea timpului, sau la scurgere in general, autorul reusind astfel sa imbine, prin folosirea unui singur cuvant, atat infinitul cat si perenul.
In urmatoarele doua versuri, poetul doreste sa impace relativa bipolaritate dintre infinit si peren.

Am chef de distractie
3 luni de senzatie !

Constient de clipa fermecata pe care o traieste, autorul isi avertizeaza ascultatorul (cititorul) ca iubirea nesfarsita, dragostea profunda, infinitul, alfa si omega, arde intens, asemeni razelor unei zile insorite de vara, comprimandu-se in "3 luni de senzatie", nu mai mult!...Ca ce e mult, strica, sau nu mai e necesar si te si plictiseste!... Necuprinsul, adicatelea infinitul, este asfel incadrat in limite foarte bine delimitate - trei luni – iar profunzimea sentimentelor umane imbraca forma senzatiilor mai mult sau mai putin tari, depinde in ce loc si parte a zilei te afli la mare....si cu cine.
Iubirea magica nu are suisuri sau coborasuri. Poate doar suisuri, dar de la brau in jos si asta din cand in cand, ca chiar daca traim in era tehnologiei avansate, nu s-a inventat inca omul bionic...
Asa cum spune si poetul, cuvintele de ordine in cazul unei asemenea iubiri sunt cheful si distractia alaturi de gagiu sau gagica (deocamdata inca nu e lamurita partea asta, avand in vedere inflatia de transexuali si de “parandarati” ce au aparut ca ciupercile dupa ploaie, de parca astia nu s-ar inmulti ca toata lumea, o data la 9 luni, ci mai repede si in numar mai mare!), simbolizand dorinta suprema a oricarei fiinte, restul viselor si dorintelor fiind neimportante, lipsite de esenta si in general, de-a-mboulea.
Folosirea cuvintelor nu este deloc intamplatoare. Ele curge in ton cu muzica, ca sa dea bine la coada versurilor, alegerea lor facandu-se dupa reguli extrem de bine stabilite de autorul lor, reguli ce sunt foarte bine ferite de ochii lingvistilor si academicienilor, mancale-ar ciorile din traista, oameni fara suflet si fara pic de sentiment, ce nu ne lasa pe noi sa traim in pace si sa facem gologani, fara taxe si impozite, asa cum vrea muschii nostri, la nunti/botezuri/inmormantari/parastase si alte evenimente de-astea mondene la care suntem invitati, fara voia noastra!
Elementele de argou "gagiul", "gagica" vin sa sugereze faptul ca cel care vorbeste este un om asemeni noua, care insa, conform preceptului biblic, si-a pus in valoare, talantii, reusind sa patrunda intr-o lume de vis....sau de vise negre....Ma rog, fiecare cum viseaza.
A doua strofa a cantecului descrie opulenta de care se bucura eroul.

Dau o cheie la mertan
Si am plecat pe litoral
Mi-am pus plinul de benzina
Si in dreapta o blondina

Autorul nu specifica ce fel de cheie da la “mertan”, insa banuim ca nu e vorba de o cheie reglabila sau una franceza si nici de-o cheie de la portile puscariei Jilava (Ptiu, fereasca Al Mare de apropierea cu locu’ cu pricina!). "Mertan"-ul face trimitere la stilul de viata al marilor padisahi. Folosirea expresiei "plinul de benzina" nu este deloc intamplatoare, fiind in stransa legatura cu afacerile cu petrol pe care padisahii le au, in general, fapt ce denota si dorinta eroului nostru de a face parte din randurile acestora. Dorinta pe care vrea sa si-o transpuna in practica prin interpretari de “esceptie” (manca-ti-as arcusul tau da la contrabas!), simtind ca poseda un talent cum rar se poate intalni in domeniul artelor “orale”, adica prin transmitere din gura in gura si din mana in mana, “pana-n fund la taxatoare”, cum bine spunea un predecesor care se referea la cumpararea unui bilet de troleibuz...Aceasta dorinta ilustreaza verticalitatea convingerilor personajului principal. El nu opereaza cu jumatati de masura. El nu opereaza in general, cu nimic.Totul sau nimic pare a fi deviza dupa care se conduce, alta necunoscand si neintentionand sa invete...sau sa inteleaga, dar asta e alt comentariu.
Notiunea "plin", are si un sens metaforic. Ea prezinta maturitatea dragostei dintre cei doi, care tind spre perfectiune (adica el-metan, bani si chef de distractie, ea-frumoasa, plancturoasa si...cam atat). Acest lucru este confirmat si de termenii cu care este descrisa marea iubire, de trei luni, a personajului nostru. Fata cu care se iubeste eroul principal nu este o fata oarecare. Ea este o "blondina" - simbol al frumusetii feminine, asezate la dreapta barbatului, fiindca in stanga ar fi depasit cadrul masinii si ar fi trecut in alt registru cu alta indeletnicire, fiind asezata pe trotuar. Afirmatia este intarita in versul al doilea din cea de a treia strofa.

Am mertanul de mult timp
Si-o blondina prototip
E a mea numai a mea
Si-mi petrec vara cu ea.

Faptul ca are "mertanul de mult timp" nu este tocmai o fala pentru personajul principal, fiindca, in categoria sociala de unde transcende erou nostru, acum se poata "mertane" ultimul ragnet. Nu-i asa, frateM.L.-eu?!...Acest fapt ne duce cu gandul la faptul ca, ori eroul nostru este un personaj retro cu aspecte clare si sanatoase privind calitatea (bleah,oare?!), ori nu are suficient banet incat sa "intre in randul lumii" si sa-si ia un mertan nou. Aceasta ultima varianta ne face sa ne gandim daca nu cumva eroul merge la mare sa completeze suma, sau sa faca rost de ea pentru achizitia unei masini noi, impreuna cu blondina?!...In fine...
Hiperbola "blondina prototip" descrie in profunzime calitatile greu de egalat ale iubitei, ea fiind o fiinta unica. Prin folosirea unui termen tehnic pentru a-si descrie iubita – "prototip" – autorul ne reaminteste ca dragostea lui este asemeni tinuturilor exotice, fascinante dar inca neexplorate in profunzime (?!), afirmatia fiind intarita si de plasarea povestii in anotimpul de vara. Asta ca sa nu mai vorbim de reclama si marketingul pe care i-l face, voalat si mascat, stie el de ce...
Ultima strofa descrie actul de iubire dintre cei doi. In primele doua versuri, ne este prezentata atmosfera care domneste intre indragostiti.

Marea Neagra e calduta
Blonda-i sexy si finuta

Iubirea se consuma in apa calda a marii. Cat de calda, numai ei doi stiu, fiindca nimeni si nimic pe lumea asta nu poate sa le masoare gradul de excitatie (nervoasa, la ce mama dracului v-oti gandi cand citit un comentariu literar?!) si inaltimea culmilor sentimentelor care ii cotropesc pe amandoi in acele momente de vis. Sau poate ca acum e momentul in care au descoperit apa un pic mai calda decat apa de la fantana!...Cristalinul marii descrie sentimentele celor doi iar caldura apei descrie relatia dintre ei. Dragostea dintre cei doi este imuna la scurgerea timpului:

Ziua stau cu ea la soare
Noaptea o scot la plimbare

Succesiunea zi-noapte nu poate perturba trairile profunde alte tinerilor indragostiti, mai ales ale lui, ca el e cel care ne povesteste, dar autorul lasa o portita de iesire din aceasta idila aproape perfecta. Folosirea termenului "noaptea" din ultimul vers avertizeaza cititorul ca totul poate fi perfectibil, chiar si iubirea, iar daca peste iubirea dintre cei doi s-ar lasa intunericul, eroul va trece si peste acest obstacol. Sau cu atat mai mult ca l-ar ajuta intunericul...Este vorba doar de trei luni de distractie, in fond.

Ha, n-a ca l-am terminat! Acu' sa vad care dintre profe sau profi da romana are curaju' sa dea nota mica la o asemenea superbitate da comentariu, ca va halesc ca pa lebedele alea austriece!


JOS MANELELE!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Arctic Cooling - Arctic Freezer 64 PRO

Well, I done it again!
With the help of my best friend, Ive been able to mount an Arctic Freezer 64 Pro on my cpu.
Talk about cool, this baby keeps my cpu at a confortable 52 degrees when running Everest stress test.
Hail to the King, baby!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fast, cheap, right... RIIIGGGHHHTTT!

I just read this on another blog:
When you have something broken, or a project you want completed, remember these words:
"Fast, Cheap or Right. Pick two."
If you want it done right, and done now, it ain't gonna be cheap.
If you want it done right, and done cheap, it ain't gonna be done now.
If you want it done fast and cheap, IT AIN'T GONNA BE RIGHT!
*sigh*

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Too much heat!

Bleh! That's all I can say!
There's too much heat at the moment. And it will get hotter. When's it gonna end?
The forecasts aren't looking good. Hot. Hot! HOT! It's retarded. In this pace, we'll switch to tropical climate in the next 10 years orso.
Not good. Where's the air condish when you need it? *sigh*

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The first stereo post...

Well... This is a way of me posting on two blogs from my phone, symultaneously.
I send an email to two addresses and the post shows up on both my blogs.
Ingenious, I tell ya!

Friday, July 17, 2009

N I G H T W I S H - \m/ >_< \m/

NIGHTWISH !!!



Yea, as the title says, NIGHTWISH will be in session!

This Saturday I'm going there with my sister, to Sibiu, to Art Mania festival, to see Nightwish perform live. ALL the thanks for me being able to go there go to her, since she set up everything, so THANKS SIS!

Will update after the concert.

[UPDATE] You can see the pics now, they're uploaded into my imageshack account via albums. Links are below. (Some are kinda fuzzy, but when someone gets me a pro video camera, I'll be able to take better pictures - until then, I'll settle with my 3.2 mpx Nokia N73)

Sibiu : http://img339.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=18072009032.jpg

Subscribe: http://img219.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=18072009044.jpg

Pain : http://img132.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=18072009045.jpg

Nightwish: http://img243.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=18072009117.jpg

[UPDATE] Videos have started to convert, and will are available via the links below. The sound of the videos is very distorted, being that I stood very close to the stage and to the bass speakers.

Musicvideos: http://tassadaru.blip.tv/
Musicvideos: http://www.youtube.com/user/tassadaronline

Thursday, April 23, 2009

"Lucica" - The "www": "When? Why? What's Next?"

[15.05.2009] This clearly was a momentary lapse of reason. I give up. If she will want to come back into my life - fine. If she won't - fine. I can't. I just can't.

David over and out.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Protect kids from p**n

Protect kids from porn!

Indeed!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Be my Anti-Valentine!

Well... Valentine's Day is coming... so who wants to be my Anti-Valentine?
The first song in the playlist is for this event, now you know!

Here are your future avatars. Wear them with pride. Right click and choose "Save Image As..."

This are my personal favorites:




Next follow :







































And here is a little something for every day of the week, to give your special someone that "feeling". Have fun mengs!















PS: You're welcome!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Merry xmas and Happy new year...

Yeah, right! F**k it!