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Old 05-01-2006, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all

You may find this sad of me to ask but... does anyone know of any cool or interesting software?

I will explain.
If you watch a film or series episode such as Dark Angel or Smallville, you might see someone using a computer with some sort of analysis software on screen. This is usually doing something spectacular like analysing meteor trajectory or scanning a network system. They always have graphs and awesome graphics to coincide with the analysis.

What I am after is any software that looks like this.

I wish to run this software on my computer just to make my pc look important lol
Maybe there is a screensaver out there that has the same sort of effect. Basically anything that uses the whole screen with analysis looking processes with graphs and graphics.

Any suggestions will be much appreciated, Thanks.

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OS: WinXP32
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ok maybe i didn't grab your attention wisely with my jabbering.
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video games?
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yup a lot of jabbering. so much so i stopped reading after a couple of lines lol
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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video games?
lol

some video games have cool effects

i guess you can use some freeware apps:

here is audacity and some graphing software:

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Old 05-05-2006, 11:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I cant think of any software that would do the job.

Generally what I am after is any software that does analysis with graphs etc, maybe even a system analysis tool?
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What about that "Mystify your Mind" or "Beziers" screensaver from Windows?
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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there's the SETI program that actually does research on your comp while you're not using it. Does some kind of processing of data for this agency that is looking for extra-terrestrial life. my university had it on all the computers in the labs....its always doing graphs and analyzing stuff. look for that...might be what you want.
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I'd say go for SETI@Home or Folding@Home...I think SETI uses your computer to help them search for alen life and Folding uses you computer to help find a cure for cancer...they both make your computer "look important"
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ah brilliant guys thats exactly the sorta thing im after.

I have installed both and both look great.

Thanks again.
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