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  1. Let's reconceptualize Dr. Mario into a realistic, medical simulation game, where Dr. Mario is a real, fat Italion doctor from New York City, who falls into an open incision and comes out in the... uh... inside a dude. He's immediatly set upon by viruses, that he throws pills at in an unsettlingly realistic treatment of violence and death. He wanders through this alien world, wondering if he's gone out of his mind or died and gone to hell, and is attacked on all sides by monsterous viruses.

    The viruses would be something akin to the alien from the movie Alien, who are attempting to kill Dr. Mario's patient because his asexual race can only procreate by implanting their parasitic eggs into unsuspecting host bodies, who slowly waste away under the ministrations of the prenatal viruses. There'd be a disturbing silhouette cut-away rape scene.

    It would be even better if they could work in an eerie, string-quartet version of the "game over" theme during the cut-away.

    Nurse Luigi would die at some point, and Dr. Mario would go find a Toadstool drug dealer who'd get him hooked on "Pills," a super powerful amphetamine, which Mario uses to plow through the virus' subjects in a violent haze, impervious to pain.

    At one point, Mario would use his cigarette lighter to ignite an ultra-flamable "fire flower," a native species of the Mushroom Kingdom, and throw it at the virus' castle.

    I'd call it "I, Dr. Mario" and the box art would be the title in gothic lettering, with a photo-realistic image of Dr. Mario, filthy, sweating, bleeding, wounded, stubbly and half-insane, staring horrified into an open wound, with bottles of pills and mushroom stems strewn about the floor of his run-down, Brooklyn apartment.

  2. This site is already famous for things much more substantial than an article on ED, Protricity hasn't been involved with this site in years, and you're an idiot if you think that a silly article on that site is going to get us spammed, flamed, and raided.

    OCR has weathered much worse.

    No need to throw insults around; certainly he only had the social health and well being of OCR in mind.

  3. I was digging around on newegg a couple weeks ago and couldn't find a single sound recording card. I figured they'd have a decent selection at least.

    Happens to me and I have an Audigy 2. It's not apparent when using my speakers or when other stuff is playing though, like when playing a game or listening to music. Though if no audio is being played back, I can hear the electonic signals. It's kind of fun to me though, since I can hear what my computer sounds like when it does specific things, like loading text/windows thumbnails/moving the mouse all sound different.

    I believe there is no fix to this at all, in fact! It is always there, but quiet enough that it doesn't bother anyone. It's done this on every computer I've used with headphones.

    The easiest fix is to leave winamp open at all times like I do and listen to music constantly :)

    Yeah it isn't a problem when I'm listening to loud music, but I listen to a lot of classical stuff too, which has more highs and lows on the volume scale than a lot of the other rock and shitty techno or whatever else I have on my playlist. It just grates on my mind to hear beautiful violins or whatever, and then *click WHIRRRR beep beep beep bzzzzzzzzRR*

    I suppose what bothers me is more the fact that it was perfectly clear before, then something happened, and now it isn't.

    The E-mu 1212 that was mentioned above looks like it only has two inputs, but the next step up in that series is going for around 350 US DOLLARS. http://www.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=237&subcategory=239&product=15163

    Is that what I'm going to have to pay for the kind of input capability that I want? I really know nothing about these input cards or what they normally go for, so more comments on that topic would be simply delightful. :]

    Granted, the piece of hardware I linked to comes with a bunch of cool-looking software too, but most of them appear to be dumbed-down "light" versions that I would have to pay extra to upgrade.

    edoot: oh, i guess the 1212 has ten more inputs than i thought it did. but what does it mean when it says it has "12 inputs and 12 outputs, plus MIDI I/O", but only two physical input jacks?

  4. Just tried all combinations of enabled spread-spectrum, and the beeping and static is still there. It's especially beepy during startup of windows. I suppose because it's initializing the wifi adaptor.

    Well looks like I'll be getting that audio card. Does anyone have suggestions for a good one that is under $150? I'd prefer it to have at least 4 inputs, as I'll be recording guitar and keyboard and microphone stuff, and I'd like a quality that is better than crappy monophonic $10 microphone sound.

    Thanks for all the help, guys.

  5. Check your motherboard's BIOS, specifically for anything involving "spread spectrum," usually for CPU, PCI and SATA. Enable them all and see if the noise lessens.

    *reads up on what enabling "spread-spectrum" does*

    I see...

    Okay I just checked and both CPU and PCIE are set to spread, but SATA spread is disabled. I don't think this would make much of a difference since most of the recurring sounds that aren't plain static are coming from the mouse (usb) and my usb wireless adaptor.

  6. How loud is the sound output on your system?

    Cuz what you're hearing is normal if the volume is turned up high enough.

    I suspected this was the problem at first, since I often switch between my speakers and headphones through the same jack, and have to set the output volume a lot higher for the speakers. But, as I said, everything is muted and I still hear the static and buzzing.

    [quote name=''[\(-_-)/];247794']Since you have onboard audio' date=' the interference is coming from the board itself.

    The separate soundcard fix works, but if you have a powerful graphics card next to or near the soundcard this can happen too.[/quote']

    Is an nvidia 7900 considered powerful enough to cause disruptions?

    I just find this whole thing a bit odd because these sounds just started showing up a few days ago. I don't know of anything that would have caused it to start.

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