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11th April 2000, 11:20
My girlfriend is always moaning about my PC sounding like a fish tank. Anyone know of a good fishy GL screensaver out there i can use to shut her up?


11th April 2000, 11:24
I could think of other ways of shutting her up, but that would leave you offline and exhausted ... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

11th April 2000, 11:32
we couldn't have that now could we!

11th April 2000, 13:22
what os are you running? I know that win98 has those themes and one of them is called "underwater" or something like that and the screensaver is fishies swimming.. well...underwater!!

Flux capacitor overclocked to 1.31 jigawatts

11th April 2000, 23:13
Why not get one these monitors that have been made into an Aquarium?

12th April 2000, 06:40
Two years ago i downloaded Hewlett Packards MOPyfish. You have to feed the fish everiday or it dies. You earn points everytime you print something. (cant remember if it worked with HP printers only) When you reach a lot of points, you can "purchase" accesories for your acuarium. (Even another fish... just in case the first feels lonely http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif)
www.hp.com/go/fish (http://www.hp.com/go/fish)

12th April 2000, 07:31
LOL, what is wrong with you machine?! Are you running water cooling? As thats the only way i can image a PC sounding like a fish tank. LOL

12th April 2000, 16:55
I've heard PC's being accused of sounding like many things... but an aquarium?? What, does it bubble or something? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif

I know it's been a long time since I had fish, but I can't imagine what PC components might sound like an aquarium pump (about all that makes noise in an aquarium, isn't it?)

Anyways, you could try these, says Link!Zilla...

Tetra Virtual Aquarium (http://www.tetra-fish.com/virtualaquarium.html)
The Virtual Aquarium (http://www.flash.net/~stiltman/index.htm)
eToons Virtual Aquarium (http://www.toontakes.com/Aquar.html)
Virtual Aquarium Cams (http://www.virtualfreesites.com/cams.aquarium.html)

Wasn't there some software along the lines of Catz and Dogz et. al. that allowed you to have virtual fish?

Good luck to ya, Patrick... I'm personally wondering if you shouldn't get as far away from your strange mutant machine as possible.... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Oh, btw, that Win98 screensaver does have water bubbling and 'gloop'-ing sounds... it's actually kinda nice.


[This message has been edited by HollyBerri (edited 12 April 2000).]

15th April 2000, 00:53
Yeh! The mains water supply flows through my PC to reduce the ambient temperature to around 25'C.

My latest generation chipset requires it or it will generate a scene reminiscent of Volcano.

(I never have the case on, and i suppose it does sound like a fish tank. The humming of a pump not the bubbleing...)