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If you are between the ages of 20 and 40, chances are you were a wrestling fan back in the late 90′s, or at least watched either WWF or WCW occasionally. Some of us have continued to watch over all these years, but I’ll tell you as a lifelong wrestling fan – it’s nowhere near as good as it was back in those days.
One of the biggest stars in wrestling history is back though! The Rock will be the “host” of Wrestlemania 27 this April. Basically that means he’ll be on the show, but not wrestling. He appeared on Monday Night Raw last week, and cut a killer promo that had me grinning from ear to ear the whole time. Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet! I am amazed at how many non-wrestling fans are talking about this, so this is a pretty big deal.
Anyway, we got some questions over the week, so let’s check them out!
Dr. Necrosis asks:
I remember there used to be a program for getting a quick report of specs and memorys scores… It was similar to sisoft but not exactly. Do you know what I’m talking about?
You are probably talking about Everest, which was a pretty popular little application back in the day. It’s still around these days though, under the name AIDA64. I haven’t checked it out lately, but you can see on the product page that it has many of the same benchmarks, diagnostics, monitoring, and analytic features as the original (and more!)
I have an older Linksys WUSB54G USB Wifi adapter (v4), but there are no Windows 7 x64 drivers for it! Is it useless? Help please!!!
I feel your pain! I went through the exact same thing, and in fact I use the exact same adapter on our test bench. You can grab a set of custom drivers right here, courtesy of bilal.ca. There may be others out there, but these are the ones I have been using for years with no problems.
i am planning on spending around $200 on a new video card in the next month or so. what do u think i should get?
If you are really looking to wait a month, you might want to wait and see how the upcoming GeForce GTX550 Ti pans out. Performance is expected to be up to 35% faster than a Radeon HD5770, which puts it into GeForce GTX 460 Ti territory in terms of performance. For $200, I doubt you’ll find something better when it launches on March 15. But we’ll have to wait and see!