OCCRA
Go to Post At this rate, Team Update #2 should just eliminate the Minibots and replace it with the drive team captains playing rock-paper-scissors to determine the bonus points. - artdutra04 [more]
Home
Go Back   Chief Delphi > Other > Chit-Chat
CD-Events   CD-Media   CD-Spy   FRC-Spy  
portal register members calendar search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ rules

 
Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-11-2008, 07:17 PM
synth3tk's Avatar
synth3tk synth3tk is offline
The Voice
AKA: David Thomas
no team
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Rookie Year: 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,933
synth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to synth3tk
Angry NOOO!!!! It Can't Be!!!

I'm so mad right now, it isn't even funny. I was working on the new team's website on my laptop's when I kept getting funny message balloons in the lower right corner of my screen that "this-and-that" file was corrupt and that I should run 'chkdsk'. Well, I scheduled a Check Disk run for all three of my partitions, obviously my C:\ drive had to run after a reboot. After rebooting, I never got to the chkdsk screen, just a black screen. So I let it run about an half-hour, but to no avail. Went into BIOS and ran the built-in hard drive check, it returns OK, so it's not physical damage. Rebooted into Safe Mode, and something strange comes to light: It hangs when it tries to load crcdisk.sys! I'm hoping it isn't true, maybe it's just an isolated incident, so I shut it down, turn it on before bed, and let it run overnight. Nothing. Right now I've got a 10-pound paperweight sitting here. The moral of this story:

DON'T BUY VISTA!!! IT'S A TRAP, LUKE! IT'S A TRAP!!!!


Yeah, on a related note, I can't do the Buckeye Regional, but we can provide scouting as soon as I get a Linux distro up-and-running. I'm working on getting another machine to use for the video, but it's not certain at this point. Now, is it possible to do a stream/encoding under Linux?

I'm fed up with Windows at this point, and truly only stick with them for gaming, truly. The PC I'm building is getting a dual-boot just so I can play Frontlines and use Vegas.
__________________
Quote:
The difference between theory and application is that in theory, theory and application are the same; In application, they are not.

Last edited by synth3tk : 03-12-2008 at 03:16 PM. Reason: fix'd
Reply With Quote
  #2   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-11-2008, 07:26 PM
AdamHeard's Avatar
AdamHeard AdamHeard is offline
Lead Mentor
FRC #0973 (Greybots)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Rookie Year: 2004
Location: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Posts: 4,457
AdamHeard has a reputation beyond reputeAdamHeard has a reputation beyond reputeAdamHeard has a reputation beyond reputeAdamHeard has a reputation beyond reputeAdamHeard has a reputation beyond reputeAdamHeard has a reputation beyond reputeAdamHeard has a reputation beyond reputeAdamHeard has a reputation beyond reputeAdamHeard has a reputation beyond reputeAdamHeard has a reputation beyond reputeAdamHeard has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to AdamHeard
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by blakcheez View Post
Right now I\'ve got a 10-pound paperweight sitting here. The moral of this story:
I'll take it off your hands
__________________
Need help? Check out 973 Remote Assistance and Mentorship Program.

Like us on Facebook!

2014 Galileo Champions
2011 World Champions

Like our Robots? Check out the CAD files of MOST of our robots!
Reply With Quote
  #3   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-11-2008, 08:03 PM
lukevanoort lukevanoort is offline
in between teams
AKA: Luke Van Oort
no team
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Rookie Year: 2005
Location: Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,873
lukevanoort has a reputation beyond reputelukevanoort has a reputation beyond reputelukevanoort has a reputation beyond reputelukevanoort has a reputation beyond reputelukevanoort has a reputation beyond reputelukevanoort has a reputation beyond reputelukevanoort has a reputation beyond reputelukevanoort has a reputation beyond reputelukevanoort has a reputation beyond reputelukevanoort has a reputation beyond reputelukevanoort has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to lukevanoort
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by blakcheez View Post
DON\'T BUY VISTA!!! IT\'S A TRAP, LUKE! IT\'S A TRAP!!!!
I know. That's why I didn't . For the problem, try google... that's what I often use to find fixes to computer problems (my friends just think that I memorized all of MS's error codes). As long as you don't get a recommendation of "Take the appropriate action" (<- I once actually got this as the reccommended fix when looking up an error code on MS's website), you should be able to figure it out with a little searching.
__________________
Team 1219: 2009 - Mentor
Team 587: 2005 - Animator, 2006-2008 - Team Captain
Reply With Quote
  #4   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-11-2008, 08:08 PM
Geekzilla201 Geekzilla201 is offline
Alumni/Volunteer
no team (Bob's Builders in Black)
Team Role: Leadership
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Rookie Year: 2001
Location: Tallmadge Ohio
Posts: 15
Geekzilla201 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

If there is data you absolutly need to get back, try downloading hirens Boot CD (free) It has several utilities that can get your data off and might even fix a few problems (though with vista, there are too many to count). I have found it quite useful.
__________________
Computer Science House - Rochester Institute of Technology
Reply With Quote
  #5   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-11-2008, 10:01 PM
whitetiger0990's Avatar
whitetiger0990 whitetiger0990 is offline
Registered User
no team
Team Role: Programmer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Rookie Year: 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 157
whitetiger0990 is a glorious beacon of lightwhitetiger0990 is a glorious beacon of lightwhitetiger0990 is a glorious beacon of lightwhitetiger0990 is a glorious beacon of lightwhitetiger0990 is a glorious beacon of light
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by blakcheez View Post
IT'S A TRAP, LUKE! IT'S A TRAP!!!!
Yeah, Luke was definitely aboard the Death Star when Ackbar said the "It's a trap" line. It was a reference to how the shield wasn't down and ships came from nowhere to flank the rebels' attacking force.


When we got our new programming laptop, it was set as a requirement that it had Windows XP Pro on it. =)

But really, I too will take that 10lb paperweight off your hands. =)

If there's no data you need, a clean wipe should fix everything. If Vista messed up anything but itself, you have different issues.
__________________
print$q=chr(ord($q)+$1)while("7443-0201-8465130105-12-03135-82482113-06-7672-070208-0613-70"=~/(-?\d\d)/g);
Reply With Quote
  #6   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-11-2008, 10:18 PM
D_Price's Avatar
D_Price D_Price is offline
Lost in my own little world
AKA: Derek
FRC #1708 (Natural Selection)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Rookie Year: 2005
Location: McKeesport, Pa
Posts: 150
D_Price has a spectacular aura aboutD_Price has a spectacular aura aboutD_Price has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via AIM to D_Price
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

Yeah Vista is a really bad operating system... i am trying to go with the mac laptop with their new program on it... i cant think of it off the top of my head but it is better than vista.
Reply With Quote
  #7   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-12-2008, 08:48 AM
synth3tk's Avatar
synth3tk synth3tk is offline
The Voice
AKA: David Thomas
no team
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Rookie Year: 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,933
synth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to synth3tk
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

Forgot I was using the proxy. Stupid CGI.

Anyway, there are three partitions: Vista, Misc. Items, and EVERYTHING Robotics. So I can safely install XP or Linux and keep all my important files. To tell you the truth, I dont even want to fix Vista at this point. I had to fix it less than four months ago, only that was a clean reinstall.

btw, I won the laptop in a drawing at the end of my summer PC repair class, so Im trying everything in my power to keep it running. Worse comes to worse, I know where I can get a version of XP safely. Ive got sources...
__________________
Quote:
The difference between theory and application is that in theory, theory and application are the same; In application, they are not.
Reply With Quote
  #8   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-12-2008, 02:38 PM
vivek16's Avatar
vivek16 vivek16 is offline
Whoa! college pilot.
AKA: vivek
FRC #2264 (trojan robotics)
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Rookie Year: 2007
Location: plymouth, minnesota
Posts: 1,227
vivek16 has a reputation beyond reputevivek16 has a reputation beyond reputevivek16 has a reputation beyond reputevivek16 has a reputation beyond reputevivek16 has a reputation beyond reputevivek16 has a reputation beyond reputevivek16 has a reputation beyond reputevivek16 has a reputation beyond reputevivek16 has a reputation beyond reputevivek16 has a reputation beyond reputevivek16 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to vivek16 Send a message via MSN to vivek16
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

Vista is like Dave's game hints. They may look good but you really want nothing to do with them...

-Vivek
__________________
"we don't build robots, we build people"
Reply With Quote
  #9   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-12-2008, 03:05 PM
dlavery's Avatar
dlavery dlavery is offline
Curmudgeon
FRC #0116 (Epsilon Delta)
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Rookie Year: 1996
Location: Herndon, VA
Posts: 3,168
dlavery has a reputation beyond reputedlavery has a reputation beyond reputedlavery has a reputation beyond reputedlavery has a reputation beyond reputedlavery has a reputation beyond reputedlavery has a reputation beyond reputedlavery has a reputation beyond reputedlavery has a reputation beyond reputedlavery has a reputation beyond reputedlavery has a reputation beyond reputedlavery has a reputation beyond repute
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by vivek16 View Post
Vista is like Dave's game hints. They may look good but you really want nothing to do with them...

-Vivek
Dang. There goes the hint that was supposed to go out next week. Gotta start over now..
__________________
"I know what you're thinking, punk," hissed Wordy Harry to his new editor, "you're thinking, 'Did he use six superfluous adjectives or only five?' - and to tell the truth, I forgot myself in all this excitement; but being as this is English, the most powerful language in the world, whose subtle nuances will blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel loquacious?' - well do you, punk?"
- Stuart Vasepuru, 2006 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest



My OTHER CAR is still on Mars!!!
Reply With Quote
  #10   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-12-2008, 03:18 PM
synth3tk's Avatar
synth3tk synth3tk is offline
The Voice
AKA: David Thomas
no team
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Rookie Year: 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,933
synth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond reputesynth3tk has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to synth3tk
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by vivek16 View Post
Vista is like Dave's game hints. They may look good but you really want nothing to do with them...

-Vivek
lol, classic!


Again, does anyone know of how to do a webcast using Linux?
__________________
Quote:
The difference between theory and application is that in theory, theory and application are the same; In application, they are not.
Reply With Quote
  #11   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-12-2008, 06:57 PM
Herodotus's Avatar
Herodotus Herodotus is offline
Mountain Dew Bandolier Man
AKA: David Resowski
FRC #0910 (Foley Freeze)
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Rookie Year: 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 428
Herodotus has a reputation beyond reputeHerodotus has a reputation beyond reputeHerodotus has a reputation beyond reputeHerodotus has a reputation beyond reputeHerodotus has a reputation beyond reputeHerodotus has a reputation beyond reputeHerodotus has a reputation beyond reputeHerodotus has a reputation beyond reputeHerodotus has a reputation beyond reputeHerodotus has a reputation beyond reputeHerodotus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

I am constantly confused by how many problems people have with Windows in general, and Vista Specifically. I've yet to have a single Vista related issue with my computer, and I only started having issues with XP towards the end as my old computer got loaded down with stuff.

Maybe I just don't use it for as wide a variety of things as some others, so I don't really worry about conflicts or anything like that.
__________________
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
--My Life in FIRST--
2009 Detroit Xerox Creativity Award
2009 Detroit District Finalists - Thanks to 1856 and 2620
2009 Kettering District Quarter-Finalists - Thanks to 1504 and 1025.
2008 Kettering Kickoff Champions - Thanks to 67, 1075 & 2619
2008 MARC Finalists - thanks 67 & 226
2008 Great Lakes Finalists - thanks 66 & 217
2008 Western Michigan Semi-Finalists - thanks 2337 and 1504
2008 GLR Judges Award Winner
2007 Curie Division Champions - thanks 330 and 1270
2007 ARC Champions (13 and 0, plus scoring a double-keeper!) - thanks 1625 and 313
2007 MARC Champions - thanks 1732 and 1023
2007 Xerox Creativity Award - Western Michign
2006 I.R.I. Champions - thanks 71 and 1625
Reply With Quote
  #12   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-12-2008, 07:09 PM
mtaman02's Avatar
mtaman02 mtaman02 is offline
FIRST's Spare, Queuer &amp; Tech guy =)
AKA: Mike M. / Mouse =)
no team (FRC Volunteer)
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Rookie Year: 2001
Location: Staten Island, NYC
Posts: 1,508
mtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to mtaman02 Send a message via Yahoo to mtaman02
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Herodotus View Post
I am constantly confused by how many problems people have with Windows in general, and Vista Specifically. I've yet to have a single Vista related issue with my computer, and I only started having issues with XP towards the end as my old computer got loaded down with stuff.

Maybe I just don't use it for as wide a variety of things as some others, so I don't really worry about conflicts or anything like that.
Here Here, I've had one problem with Vista and that was b/c of my own negligence - I loaded stuff up and never maintained the HD. I've also increased the RAM on my laptop to avoid anymore memory tangles since Vista consumes memory quickly - WHICH IS ONE HUGE DOWNSIDE ALTOGETHER.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vivek16
Vista is like Dave's game hints. They may look good but you really want nothing to do with them...
ROLMAO... As funny as that is, you have to think about those hints like this at least they're entertaining.
__________________
Past FIRST Robotics Events that I proudly volunteered at:
FLL: NY State Competition '03
FRC: NYC Remote Kickoff '04 & NYC Regionals '04-'07 ,'10-'13 & NJ Regionals '06-'10, Finger Lakes Regional '09 & SBPLI Regional '08-'13 and the World Championship in '05 (Galileo Field) '07 (Newton Field) '09 (Practice Fields Attendant / FTA(A)), CeBIT Convention in '04 & NextFEST in '06 both held @ the Javitts Center, Monty Madness '07-'10, Panda-monium '08, B.Eruption '08 & '09, Ramp Riot '08, PARC '09 & '10, BR^2 '09 & Wol. Inv. '09 -'12
2013 FIRST Robotics Off Season Events that I hope to volunteer at:
Where is Wolcott Invitational
2013 FIRST Robotics Events that I will be volunteering at:
SBPLI Reg.
Volunteer Resume:
Alt & Lead Team Queuer, Field Repair/Reset, Field Setup/Breakdown, Spare Parts Attendant, Field Power Controller/Score Keeper, Co-Emcee & Official Scorer, Control System Advisor, FIRST Tech Advisor Assistant & recently Practice Field Attendant.
Reply With Quote
  #13   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-12-2008, 07:12 PM
whlspacedude's Avatar
whlspacedude whlspacedude is offline
Registered User
AKA: Will
FRC #1529 (Cyber Cards)
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Rookie Year: 2006
Location: Indianapolis,Indiana 46227
Posts: 167
whlspacedude is just really nicewhlspacedude is just really nicewhlspacedude is just really nicewhlspacedude is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to whlspacedude Send a message via MSN to whlspacedude Send a message via Yahoo to whlspacedude Send a message via Skype™ to whlspacedude
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

After I switched to Ubuntu i have had no problems running anything. Ever.

For my windows apps that wont run in WINE. I've installed XP in a Virtual Machine and have not had any problems with that either.

Although, Vista IS the Anti-Christ! Well, Almost...


I guess it will become the next XP when Blackcomb comes out.
And people will be saying STAY WITH VISTA!!
__________________
Some people are like slinkies they are only good for 1 thing... pushing them down flights of stairs

1529 mph = 4 109 952 furlongs per fortnight
Reply With Quote
  #14   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-12-2008, 07:16 PM
mtaman02's Avatar
mtaman02 mtaman02 is offline
FIRST's Spare, Queuer &amp; Tech guy =)
AKA: Mike M. / Mouse =)
no team (FRC Volunteer)
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Rookie Year: 2001
Location: Staten Island, NYC
Posts: 1,508
mtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant futuremtaman02 has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to mtaman02 Send a message via Yahoo to mtaman02
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by whlspacedude View Post
I guess it will become the next XP when Blackcomb comes out.
And people will be saying STAY WITH VISTA!!
Blackcomb?
__________________
Past FIRST Robotics Events that I proudly volunteered at:
FLL: NY State Competition '03
FRC: NYC Remote Kickoff '04 & NYC Regionals '04-'07 ,'10-'13 & NJ Regionals '06-'10, Finger Lakes Regional '09 & SBPLI Regional '08-'13 and the World Championship in '05 (Galileo Field) '07 (Newton Field) '09 (Practice Fields Attendant / FTA(A)), CeBIT Convention in '04 & NextFEST in '06 both held @ the Javitts Center, Monty Madness '07-'10, Panda-monium '08, B.Eruption '08 & '09, Ramp Riot '08, PARC '09 & '10, BR^2 '09 & Wol. Inv. '09 -'12
2013 FIRST Robotics Off Season Events that I hope to volunteer at:
Where is Wolcott Invitational
2013 FIRST Robotics Events that I will be volunteering at:
SBPLI Reg.
Volunteer Resume:
Alt & Lead Team Queuer, Field Repair/Reset, Field Setup/Breakdown, Spare Parts Attendant, Field Power Controller/Score Keeper, Co-Emcee & Official Scorer, Control System Advisor, FIRST Tech Advisor Assistant & recently Practice Field Attendant.
Reply With Quote
  #15   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-12-2008, 07:25 PM
whlspacedude's Avatar
whlspacedude whlspacedude is offline
Registered User
AKA: Will
FRC #1529 (Cyber Cards)
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Rookie Year: 2006
Location: Indianapolis,Indiana 46227
Posts: 167
whlspacedude is just really nicewhlspacedude is just really nicewhlspacedude is just really nicewhlspacedude is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to whlspacedude Send a message via MSN to whlspacedude Send a message via Yahoo to whlspacedude Send a message via Skype™ to whlspacedude
Re: NOOO!!!! It Can\'t Be!!!

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows
__________________
Some people are like slinkies they are only good for 1 thing... pushing them down flights of stairs

1529 mph = 4 109 952 furlongs per fortnight
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I can read this....can you? Wayne Doenges Chit-Chat 2 03-22-2006 01:49 PM
can anyone please tell mw where or with what can i lear programing in C techsage Programming 7 08-22-2005 11:25 PM
can you Jgreenwd1 CD Forum Support 1 05-07-2002 08:33 PM
Can we use? Team537 General Forum 2 01-29-2002 03:49 PM
Can we? schitnis Rules/Strategy 2 01-20-2002 11:40 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 AM.

The Chief Delphi Forums are sponsored by Innovation First International, Inc.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Chief Delphi