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  1. My numbers are a bit lower than that, but I don't let the bots into my forums (and a few other sections of my site)... MSN definitely kicked up big time, with the preparation & release of their updated search engine.. I'm thinking I should send Mr. Gates a bill for his bots bandwidth usage.. Bill
  2. Doesn't that drive you nuts? Google used to be good, but now somehow there are a TON of sites that are selling a devils item that somehow manage to get better search position than a number of useful fan sites. Bill
  3. Yes, laptops definitely use less power than TVs and regular desktop computers.. I believe computers on the whole are more sensitive to "bad" electricity due to cheaper components (I've seen several reports of motherboards dying prematurely due to cheap capacitors [like they saved less than 1 cent per capacitor on a cheap one vs a decent one]). People on the whole expect their TVs to last much longer than their computers.. And, many people opt to buy *cheap* computers (What's Dell advertise on TV -- their cheap/crappy systems). Laptops have issues, because they have to have smaller components and are crammed into a smaller space, with less ventilation. Many laptops use slightly better components than desktops, because they have to handle more abuse. Laptops also have additional circuitry to switch from AC to battery power & back... All computers need to have the dust cleaned out of them occasionally -- some people do clean out their desktops, but with laptops, it's not so "easy".. Bill
  4. (Edited to include only parts I will comment on) When were you last home? If it was 4+ months ago, the same thing may happen at home again now.. something could have "gone wrong" since you were last home. If the majority of the time it's shutting off is only when it's idle, let's check the simplest thing first -- Do you have power-saving enabled? (Control Panel / Power Options). (you should also check the BIOS).. Now onto the more realistic reasons for this problem... It definitely sounds like a hardware issue. With laptops, as others have said, overheating would be the most common cause of this problem. Propping it up (make sure you don't cover any ventilation points) is an easy option. There are utilities that will check the temperature sensors -- assuming your motherboard supports it. If it is an overheating issue, there are devices you can buy specifically for this purpose.. they fit under your laptop & have several small fans. Excess dust in the motherboard & fans will definitely cause additional heat. Anything that you know of happen with you're idle? Do you use a screen saver? Anything that runs when you're idle could be the cause. Could also be a hard drive issue. XP has an option to "Optimize Hard Disk When Idle". Try to scandisk your hard drive, then try to defrag it -- though if it is a hard disk issue, that could cause more problems, only do this once you've backed up everything that's important to you. As for testing power, you could get a digital multimeter to see how your power is. Another option that I recommend for all computers is to use a UPS. A UPS will "condition" the power against spikes/surges/sags/etc.. It's widely believed that "bad power" causes a variety of mysterious computer problems. Bill
  5. Thanks You can also search (for anything) on my site. I should add something to my main pictures page for easy searches, but for now... http://www.devilsrule.com/pic.php?search= Just add whatever you want (try a players last name, "mask", "goal", etc) to search for to the end of the above URL.. Bill
  6. Shameless Plug: I don't have *the* pic you are referring to, but My Elias Pics Bill
  7. I don't have the answer to your question, but I must comment that I liked the Canadian version better as well.. possibly due to the higher alcohol content. Bill
  8. Check device manager (right-click "My Computer", select "Properties", click "Hardware", click "Device Manager") to see if your modem has drivers properly installed. If it does not, it would show up with a yellow question mark icon.. A red X through the icon would mean the device is disabled. If the modem does have drivers installed, check "Phone and Modem Options" in "Control Panel" to see if the modem is actually responding to commands from the OS. Bill
  9. I've got a Samsung I-500 and have no trouble at all with battery life.. I don't know exactly how long it lasts (of course it depends on your usage, if you ever lose a digital signal, etc), but the I-500 comes with 2 batteries (slim and extended use), and both get quite some time. I hardly ever lose the digital signal though.. Bill
  10. For those who have hopes of seeing Parise, rumor has it that's he's back at UND. (Souce: Someone from my site 'siouxhockey' claims he's been spotted on campus as of last week). Bill
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    Serious question

    In 31 Devils Playoff Series, the Devils have never been swept. There worst first round exit was a 4 games to 1 series loss to Pittsburgh in 1993. Bill
  12. Sorry, but I don't allow direct linking of images from my site (it may show up as working for the original poster and anyone who has looked at the images on my site recently, because the images are in your browser cache -- but for most people those are showing as broken links). You can use these links to see the images halfsharkalligatorhalfman linked. image 1 image 2 image 3 If the original author of that post (or a moderator) could edit that post, I'd appreciate it, since I get 3 lines of errors in my log files every time someone loads this page Thanks, Bill
  13. Why does it seem that it's always the fault of the Ranger goaltender? I don't mean to call you out Derek - I've seen/heard it numerous times before (including Sam & JD). I find it hard to believe that I'm the only one that feels the Ranger defense is a bit weak in assisting their netminders.. Bill
  14. You Forgot an important one, your Hockey Name! Bill
  15. I would smash my radio into pieces if that's what it played.. Bill
  16. Kozlov skated with the team at yesterday's practice (and was the last one off the ice). He looked good, but it looks like won't play tonight (notes on Devs official site show him still on IRL). Maybe his Devils debut on Saturday? Bill
  17. They are (remote) camera flashes - the professional cameramen are wired to strobes 'upstairs' -- these flashes bother the players less (and fans more).. Bill
  18. I wouldn't be surprised if they checked this site occasionally. I haven't seen them in a while, but I used to get hits from them -- I know their webmaster was at my site, because he emailed me. Not sure who else, but they'd check a few of the pages on my site, and read a few message board posts (yes, I checked the logs).. They've either stopped checking my site (haven't seen them in a few months) or are coming from another IP address that I don't recognize. Bill
  19. Then I wouldn't read too much into it - she saw nothing - only heard what the kid said to me.. Bill
  20. Did this happen before Christmas, say on 12/20 (maybe 12/16). I was at those two practices and some kid told me the same basic story (not sure which day). The problem with the story is, I didn't see it happen. Did your friend actually see it happen, or did someone tell her. The other part of the story is (assuming we are talking about the same incident), that it didn't happen inside the arena, it happend outside, before the practice. Did he stand in front of Stevens car, blocking the players gated entrance? The players drive into a gated area - they don't park somewhere and walk in - how did this guy get close to Stevens (so that he could be pushed)? Traditionally, the players may sign inside - there's a spot near their door to the ice.. or after the practice, outside, when they drive out of the gated area. Bothering them when they have to get inside to the practice (they may be late, etc) is not so common - to my knowledge. I would ask this friend if she actually saw it happen - and what were the circumstances. Bill http://www.devilsrule.com/
  21. Thanks! Yeah went to both games. It was a Christmas gift thing, we took them (family) to the game here, they took us to the game in Washington. My first home-and-home series - what a blast! It was expensive and the trip to Washington was a long one. We left around 11:00AM Friday morning and drove right back after the game. Didn't get home until 2:30AM Saturday.. We've been doing a LOT of driving the past 5 days.. Bill
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    I haven't posted links to my pictures in a while.. Here's a few of my latest: Saturday 12/28 - Devils Host Washington Caps Friday 12/27 - Devils at Washington Caps Friday 12/20 - Devils Practice at SMA Monday 12/16 - Devils Practice at SMA Bill http://www.devilsrule.com/
  23. Are there any particular Brodeur's or Elias's you are looking for? Bill
  24. I could be completely off my rocker, but I could've sworn that he was talking about that puck being from a 0-0 shutout against Dominek Hasek... Bill
  25. http://www.sportingnews.com/voices/kara_yo...o/20021202.html Let him rot - he doesn't have the leverage to make demands... Bill http://www.devilsrule.com/
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