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Trading Grounds / FS: Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330
« on: June 29, 2013, 09:04:25 AM »
I desire to sell my Samsung Chat B5330 Phone

Bought at the start of the year from a Digicel dealer
Has screen protector
Android 4.0, touchscreen + QWERTY keyboard
Locked to Digicel, but if you stick in a bmobile sim, it'll ask for the unlock code.
Reason for sale: I gonna get a Chinese android phone with dual cameras

Good choice if buying a cheap Digicel phone for g/f or mom

Full specs here:

Price $800 $700 or best offer

Trading Grounds / FS: Power Mac G5 (PPC 2.0 GHz)
« on: May 10, 2013, 10:06:04 PM »
For sale:

Motherboard Combo - sold!

Apple Power Mac G5 running OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
160GB SATA drive, 1GB DDR400 RAM (4 x 256MB, 8GB supported max)
Installing a Sonnet PCI USB Card to add 4 extra ports

Specs here:

(I wanted to stick in more RAM and/or an extra hard drive, but I will leave that to buyer)

Price: $1000 or best offer

Both can be demonstrated where necessary for interested buyer before purchase.

The short answer: YES!,3469.html

I had sold my Crucial SSD a while back... I should get one back I my laptop, oui.

Trading Grounds / PC PARTS for Sale
« on: April 29, 2013, 08:57:09 PM »
So I have this setup for sale. Ages of parts range from new to 6 months old; one or two are a year.


Thermaltake Commander MS-I Mid-Tower Case

MSI Z77A-GD55 Motherboard - SOLD!

Silverstone Tek 19 Pin USB3.0 Adapter Cable - External to Internal (CP09)
Recommended for use with above board, depending on your case.

Intel Core i3-3220, Dual Core with HyperThreading, 3.3GHz, LGA1155

CPU Cooler is Cooler Master Hyper212 Plus - SOLD!

Kingston 8GB DDR3-1333 RAM (1 × 8GB)- SOLD!

XFX GeForce 8800GS (Dual DVI, single slot)
Qualifies as a PhysX card if you stick in a better card.

Corsair Builder Series CX600 (600Watts) Power Supply - SOLD!

PM or post if interested

Trading Grounds / Wanted: Pioneer IDE DVD Burner
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:43:44 AM »
Need one that supports reading double layer discs (for the Power Mac Modernization Project). Models include:

DVR-111, DVR-112, etc and newer

Must be IDE, must be working.

Post what you have. Those who have my number, call meh! If I can get it today self (I'll be checking thread constantly), better yet as I'll be on the road.

Hardware, Tweaking & Networking / My PowerMac G5 Modernization Project
« on: April 20, 2013, 09:18:16 AM »
So I got my hands on an Apple PowerMac G5 the other day as 'payment' for reloading windows on a guy's PC

(Yes, the flipping thing is 10 years old, but say what?)

When I got all 45lbs of it home, it wasn't booting, but he had the install discs and I managed to get  OS X 10.3 on it.

After some research, I decided I will invest some causal time to modernizing it via the following steps:

1. Update to Leopard 10.5.8 (highest OS X supported)
2. Install internal DVD Burner with double layer support
3. Install 250GB SATA drive as a boot drive (supports 1TB drives max and can hold two - but at 1.5Gbps)
4. Get Wireless and Bluetooth working
5. Add extra USB ports using a PCI to USB card (thing just has three)

Stages 1 & 2: Installing Leopard

To cut to the chase:
- doesn't seem to boot from USB burners, but can boot from firewire burners.
- it can boot from a USB hard drive, but my efforts to go that route have been futile.
- Internal drive can't read DVD double layer, but the Leopard install disc I burned is double layer (image is 7.2 GB)

So I ask: anyone have a Pioneer (it has to be pioneer!) IDE DVD Burner lying around that you know can read and burn double layer discs? Example models is DVR-111D, DVR-112D and similar
Message me if you have such. If you happen to have a firewire burner that reads double layer, I'm for that too.

Ole Talk / Home Again - a movie filmed in T&T!
« on: March 28, 2013, 08:41:06 PM »
This movie was filmed right here with a Trinidadian cast:

Coming out 4th April in MovieTowne

shall we go see what Trini actors can do?

Hardware, Tweaking & Networking / Saxman's first Hackintosh
« on: March 03, 2013, 09:22:18 PM »
So in the aftermath of decommissioning my "true" gaming rig, I decided on inspiration from a coworker to build me a ITX-based PC and run Macintosh OS X on it.

This is the outcome after over a month of testing and reading:

The specs:

Silverstone SUGO SG05 case w/450W PSU
Gigabyte GA-H77-WiFi motherboard
Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.2 GHz
8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600
WD 1TB Caviar Blue (to run Win 7)
Sandisk RadyCache 32GB SSD cache drive
Toshiba 320GB Laptop Drive (to install Mountain Lion)
XFX GeForce GTX650 Ti (preceded by GeForce 8800GS)
HP laptop DVD-RW w/Lightscribe
Mini PCIE Wifi adapter (broadcom chipset)

It took a lot of research and reading to get Snow Leopard installed. especially as it doesnt properly support sandy//ivy bridge CPUs, but it worked with graphics and all.

With collaboration  form a coworker we go our respective 'macs' up and running on Mountain Lion. And I am proud to say, just about everything works: boot, sleep shutdown, sound even gaming

Credit to the TonyMacX86 forums for all the work they been doing with guides on doing this.

Pics and more details to come...

Sick Sad World / In Trinidad - Man bites off his newborn baby's FLESH!!
« on: December 10, 2012, 10:15:13 AM »
If you haven't read today's (12 Dec 2012) Newsday, you will cringe when you do:,170389.html (paper's front page),170389.html


By NALINEE SEELAL Monday, December 10 2012

ENRAGED that there was no food in the house for him to eat, a 24-year-old man violently turned on his own five-day-old baby daughter, grabbing her tiny body and biting off the tender flesh from her left cheek before biting off a chunk of flesh from her right leg at their East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, home yesterday morning.

And while her father remains in police custody, the little baby girl who was given the name Jinayah only two days ago, is warded in a critical condition at the Paediatric Ward of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) in Mt Hope.

A mouthful of baby Jinayah’s flesh was found on the floor by police but doctors have expressed doubt that it could be reattached to her body, telling police investigators that the baby will require plastic surgery on her face — if she survives.

Police said at two o’clock yesterday morning, the man arrived at his Smith Place, East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, home telling baby Jinayah’s mother Tineka Henry, 22, that he was very hungry and asking, where was the food?

At the time, Henry was lying on a bed in the small apartment home with her baby daughter asleep on her (Henry) chest. The man, who is a technician at a local cable television company demanded food. He was told by Henry to go to the kitchen downstairs but when he did so, he came back to the bedroom in a rage saying there was nothing for him to eat.

The man, police reported, started to push Henry who protectively clutched at her baby daughter even as the man angrily shouted that he wanted his food.

What happened next shocked, astounded and galled even seasoned police officers.

Without warning, the man grabbed baby Jinayah — who had rolled off her mother’s chest and on to the bed after all of the pushing — and with one big bite, ripped off a chunk of flesh from the baby’s left cheek. As he started to chew, the baby’s flesh fell from his mouth.

As blood spurted and the baby screamed, the man then reached for her right leg where he bit deeply into the fleshy part of baby Jinayah’s leg. Baby Jinayah’s screams and that of her mother, alerted her (Jinayah’s aunt) Marcia Guy, who rushed upstairs only to see baby Jinayah’s eyes wide open and the gum and jaw on the left side of her face exposed with the cheek bitten off.

“My belly dropped. I felt physical pain. I just grabbed the baby and ran downstairs while at the same time shouting for the neighbours to call the police,” Guy later told Newsday. She said that she ran out of the house hugging baby Jinayah with the baby’s father running after them. Guy said she was able to avoid capture and jumped in a car at Duke Street. She took the bleeding child, wrapped in a pink blanket to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where doctors immediately began attending to her.

“All I kept saying as I held the baby in my hands, was ‘Red Woman, Pinky, please stay alive, you cannot leave us now. You just came’,” Guy said, as her eyes filled with tears. “Red Woman” and “pinky” are baby Jinayah’s nicknames.

Guy said the doctors and nurses recoiled in horror when they saw the extent of the injuries the baby had suffered. Baby Jinayah was stabilised and transferred to the Paediatric Hospital at the EWMSC in Mt Hope.

Guy said while on the way to the EWMSC, she asked the ambulance driver to pick up the child’s mother, but a party of police officers were already at the apartment home. Officers led by Ag ASP Ajith Persad and including Insp Nesbitt and Cpl Sankar arrived at the scene and a few hours after the horrific incident, arrested the suspect who is now detained at the Besson Street Police Station.

“What manner of man would do this to another human being, let alone a child and his own child at that? This is the worst that I have seen in all my long years as a policeman,” stated a source who was among the officers who visited the scene yesterday.

Guy told Newsday she saw officers cringe when they discovered and removed a piece of Jinayah’s flesh which was found on the floor of the bedroom. Guy said she has been left traumatised and is now praying for Jinayah to survive.

“Everybody at Smith Place loves Jinayah and although only a few days old, was already nicknamed ‘Red Woman’ and ‘Pinky’ because of her complexion. Neighbours too are in pain over what happened,” Guy said.

When Newsday visited the scene yesterday, several neighbours were gathered looking on as police officers searched for clues at the crime scene.

Henry was at a neighbour’s home being comforted. Though hesitant to speak, Henry said she is praying for her daughter to recover.

Asked to comment about what happened, Henry said all she wants to say is a plea, for members of the public to say a prayer that her daughter would recover.

Checks last night at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex revealed that baby Jinayah’s condition has improved but she will have to face the pain and trauma of plastic surgery if she is to have a normal life.

Police sources last night told Newsday if baby Jinayah survives, once investigations are completed, the man could face a number of criminal charges which could range from attempted murder to several other charges under the Children’s Act Chap 46:01. Investigations are continuing.

Trading Grounds / FS: Mobo/CPU/RAM combo
« on: December 09, 2012, 01:32:57 PM »
Price: $1000.00

What you get:
AMD Athlon II X2 270 (3.4GHz) CPU with stock HSF- Link
Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3-1333 RAM - Link
Biostar N68S3B motherboard - Link

CPU and RAM is new, board is 4 months old. Tested together and it works great thus far

Added: Extended battery for Dell Inspiron 1545. New, Asking $450 Made by Anker
Was for a colleague but she back out due to lack of funds.

Availability: Immediately, based in west.

PM/Post if interested... :mellow:

Ole Talk / Recommend me a petty civil attorney
« on: October 07, 2012, 10:45:55 AM »

I hate the idea of having to use an internet forum to make this kinda request, but it is my only recourse as other avenues have failed me.

In summary:

This past week I filed a petty civil summons to have a certain priest/principal of a certain school and the board that runs the school to appear in court.

(Oh, that pseudo-priest is going to cuss when he receives it!  :laughing7:)

In nutshell, they will pull out their big-shot alumni attorneys for this. I had to technically fire my attorney because a year after he came to me offering to help after hearing of my case, he can't file the summons yet, wasting my time. I guess it was because he went St. Anthony's College.

So anyone know an attorney that meets the following criteria?
- reliable and trustworthy (I know it is a misnomer for this profession)
- Not an alumni of said school
- have no close family or friends tied to the school
- not just in it for the money or looking to buss price: Is barely $4000 + costs I suing for
- not afraid to take on the defendants given who they are

Those who know my number can call me instead of posting.

Edit: My apologies for the typo with the amount.. OMG I only wish it was so large.. then again, It have industrial court to obtain that large sum...

Trading Grounds / FS: Samsung Galaxy Y Pro (GTB5510)
« on: October 07, 2012, 08:08:55 AM »
Purchased this phone unlocked in April this year.

Tech Specs:


It is unlocked. condition is very good, very minor scratches. Has a screen protector, and that protector has done its job very well.

Reason for Sale: couldn't resist buying the Galaxy S2 from Bmobile at that crazy price recently.

Selling for $1200, but it is negotiable.

Ole Talk / Daniboy gets hitched!
« on: September 22, 2012, 11:33:18 AM »
Just so you guys know:

Daniboy (the one who introduced Arcman and I to CPU and cooler lapping many moons ago) is tying the knot today.

The lucky bride? this fair lady

Trading Grounds / FS: Two Used Laptops
« on: August 20, 2012, 08:41:00 AM »
I have have two used laptops for sale

Compaq Presario V2555US - $1000

Physical condition I will rate as a B
14.1" screen (new screen was put in as original was damaged by coffee some years ago and the original owner never fixed it)
AMD Sempron 3000+ (1.8GHz)
video card is a Radeon X200
1GB DDR1 RAM (2 x 512MB)
40GB drive (IDE though, 18.5 GB free after stock windows install)
DVD-RW put in but it might be pressure to watch DVDs, CPU utilization is very high. Did not test burning CDs/DVD, but it should work
Windows 7 SP1 installed (XP Home was original OS)
New battery was put in; should get at least 2 hours battery life
2 USB ports, 2 PCMCIA slots, touchpad & wifi has its own on/off switch


Uploaded with

Dell Inspiron E1505 - $1800 negotiable

Being sold for a friend
Physical condition I will rate as at least a B+
15" screen
Intel Core 2 Duo T2250 (1.73GHz)
video card is Intel 945 graphics
2GB DDR2 RAM (2 x 1GB)
60GB SATA drive
CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive
Windows 7 SP1 installed (XP MCE was original OS)
New battery was put in; should get about 2 hours battery life
4 USB ports, 1 PCMCIA slots, WI-fi, Bluetooth


I actually have a Toshiba Qosmio G15 to add to list, but I'm waiting on a keyboard first...

PM or post if interested.

Reason for sale: funding for classes next month

Peripherals / Want a cheap IPS 27" montor? Buy on ebay from S. Korea!!!
« on: August 07, 2012, 10:45:45 PM »

Those 27-inch IPS displays from Korea are for real
We order one on eBay and gaze upon it in wonder
by Scott Wasson — 1:16 PM on July 25, 2012

If you frequent our forums or other PC enthusiast-focused corners of the web, you may have heard the whispers about the new breed of monitors being sold in Korea under various brand names for astonishingly low prices. They sound almost too good to be true: expansive 27" displays at the formidable resolution of 2560x1440 selling for peanuts, between $300 and $400, well under half the price of a similar display from the likes of Dell.

Not only that, but they're purportedly based on LCD panels that use IPS technology, the standard for high-end displays. IPS panels typically offer much better color reproduction and much wider viewing angles than the cheap TN panels that have dominated the low end of the monitor market—and nearly the entire laptop market—for several dark, sad years. (One day, we will look back on the TN's panel dominance and, heh, be unable to make out the image.)

Although I already have some very nice 30" displays here in Damage Labs for testing and productivity, I should have known from the outset that I was destined to rendezvous with one of these 27" monitors. After all, I evidently can't stop talking about the benefits of big displays, high-megapixel gaming, and IPS panel technology; our podcast is littered with me blathering on about those things. Fittingly, then, friends and acquaintances kept asking me about the Korean monitors, until finally one morning, I received yet another IM asking my opinion of an eBay listing and couldn't stop myself. I ordered the sucker straight up, without even consulting the forum threads for advice on which brand to get.

I didn't know what I was getting myself into at the time, and really, I still don't know entirely. There are forum threads packed with information about these monitors, but they don't tend to cite sources for any of that info. I'm sure there's good documentation in Korean, but I don't read the language, so it's hard to say.

That leaves us with all sorts of interesting hearsay about these displays. They say the panels themselves are manufactured by LG, a major name in the business. They say the same panels are used in Apple's Thunderbolt-enabled Cinema Display. They say if you order one from the right seller, he will arrive at your house, riding a unicorn made of bacon, in order to deliver it. When you hook it up and turn it on, the monitor will shoot rainbows directly into your rods and cones, triggering a fit of ecstasy unprecedented in human history.

At least some of that info is probably correct. For instance, I can confirm the bit about the rainbows personally. Other details may not be accurate.

What matters most is the basic proposition, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that it's very real: these are truly excellent panels at a ridiculously, embarrassingly low price. I'd say every self-respecting PC enthusiast should get one, except there are some real risks you'll want to consider before scouring the eBay listings and pressing the "Buy it now" button.

And we talking under US$300 here eh!

Storage / now sells 'regular' hard drives!
« on: June 30, 2012, 10:50:07 AM »
Imagine my surprise to visit this week and see them now offering Seagate and WD internal and external drives. in laptop and desktop sizes.

They are on par or slightly higher than what you would pay for on depending on which drive model you buy, but they have one positive I like:

Order direct from them and they ship straight to your front door here in Trinidad. Via FedEx. And it arrives within 3 working days of your order. All for a flat US$15 shipping per order.

Gonna order one sometime just to see how it compares to ordering Memory...

Storage / The post-flood decline of hard drive prices is slowing
« on: June 30, 2012, 09:09:14 AM »
Ever since that awful floods last year in Thailand, price on normal HDDs have come down and this link explains the trends.

Bad thing is prices still between 40% and 60% higher than pre-flood prices:

Ole Talk / Linus Torvalds to Nvidia: "F*** YOU!"
« on: June 19, 2012, 09:27:58 AM »,16049.html

During a Q&A session at Aalto University in Finland, Linus Torvalds describes Nvidia as being a major trouble spot for Linux, before suddenly turning to the camera with his middle-finger extended and a message for Nvidia: “F*** You!”.

ZoomLinus Torvalds expressed his displeasure for Nvidia when a member from the audience asked him how he felt about Nvidia's overall lack of support for Linux-based computers. The lack of driver support makes operating Nvidia Optimus difficult on Linux, and one would like to believe that since Nvidia is such a key player in the Android market (based on the Linux kernel) that they would have no problem cooperating with the Linux community.

“I know exactly what you're talking about and I'm very happy to say that it's the exception rather than the rule. And I'm also very happy to very publicly point out that Nvidia has been one of the worst trouble spots we have had with hardware manufacturers,” said Linus Torvalds, “And that is really sad because Nvidia tries to sell chips - a LOT of chips - into the Android market. And Nvidia has been the single worst company we have ever dealt with. So, Nvidia, f*** you!”

Unfortunately, Nvidia has found a way to make money from the Android Market with Tegra, but that doesn't mean they are obligated to support Linux any more than that. Perhaps giving them the finger will make them reconsider.

Interestingly, the last audience member to speak had recently joined Nvidia and stated that they are working on more Tegra support to please the Linux community, “Even though you gave me the finger, I still thank you!” to which Torvalds responded:

“I actually like being outrageous at times, it's amusing, I guarantee you if you make that video available on the Internet, there will be thousands of people really upset. I like offending people, because I think people who get offended should be offended.”

The entire Aalto Center Q&A video is available here and is worth watching in its entirety:

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