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by Pez
Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Free Game Codes - 1 Per Person!
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Free Game Codes - 1 Per Person!

A great giveaway :)

Enjoy Gerbils
by Pez
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Anything worth doing with old RAM?
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Re: Anything worth doing with old RAM?

ludi wrote:
Drill a small hole at each end of several DIMMs, then use wire or twine to build a dream catcher.

Then tell people it's your DRAM catcher and wait for the blank stares.


Hah :D
by Pez
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3895
Views: 621376

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Full pot of Hot Lava Java. 11 hours left on a 12 hours shift :S
by Pez
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Morbid curiosity... AGP cards released in the last 10 years?
Replies: 41
Views: 3033

Re: Morbid curiosity... AGP cards released in the last 10 ye

Sargent Duck wrote:
ozzuneoj wrote:
EPoX


*sniff*. I miss that motherboard company.



Me too :(

Their nForce 2 boards we some of the best I've ever used for any platform.
by Pez
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Hi Chaps, it's me Birthday...
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Hi Chaps, it's me Birthday...

chuckula wrote:
Way aye


Way aye man!

Happy Birthday!



:D

Great song :D Local Hero's the best however ;)
by Pez
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Hi Chaps, it's me Birthday...
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Hi Chaps, it's me Birthday...

derFunkenstein wrote:
Got my occasion glass with some Maker's Mark and some whiskey stones. Happy bday.


They are nice! Nothing beats a good chilled glass of the good stuff
by Pez
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Hi Chaps, it's me Birthday...
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Hi Chaps, it's me Birthday...

just brew it! wrote:
Congrats. At least the glass I'm raising contains alcohol from a grain source, even if it isn't whiskey. Whiskey is essentially distilled and aged beer though, so I suppose you could say I'm drinking proto-whiskey! :D


I like your thinking :D
by Pez
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Hi Chaps, it's me Birthday...
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Hi Chaps, it's me Birthday...

bthylafh wrote:
Mine's a Laphroaig 10 (slàinte!). Have a safe trip 'round the sun!


A man with taste! **chinks glass**
by Pez
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Hi Chaps, it's me Birthday...
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Hi Chaps, it's me Birthday...

Please, raise a drink (preferably Whisky based)!

I'd like to share the joy, if you would like a drink (UK) or a game (US).. please post. I'm not rich but I'll buy a few of you gerbils a beer/game

Way aye
by Pez
Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Dead R.A.T. New mouse!
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Dead R.A.T. New mouse!

Well my trusty R.A.T.7 has fallen and gone to the big exterminator's graveyard in the sky. The Logitech G600 was on offer on Amazon in the UK so I've grabbed one: http://tecdrome.net/images/G600%20white.jpg (Image source Source: Tecdrome.net) Although I don't really play MMO's anymore (Neverwinter i...
by Pez
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Has anyone eaten Lardo before?
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: Has anyone eaten Lardo before?

So it's basically dry-cured crackling?
by Pez
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Sfc issues HELP SSK YOU LOVE HIM
Replies: 20
Views: 3568

Re: Sfc issues HELP SSK YOU LOVE HIM

sweatshopking wrote:
I did do an upgrade. Do you mean take ownership of the root of c? Doesn't that make trusted installer super annoyed?


Good point actually, what OS did you upgrade from, 7 or 8.1?

Could use takeown on the Windows install folder?

best bet is probably to nuke though as said above
by Pez
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Sfc issues HELP SSK YOU LOVE HIM
Replies: 20
Views: 3568

Re: Sfc issues HELP SSK YOU LOVE HIM

Did you do an upgrade install? possibly file ownership issues, boot into Safe mode (if it works) as admin and take ownership of the root of the drive down.
by Pez
Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Citizen: from the creator of Wing Commander
Replies: 85
Views: 17005

Re: Star Citizen: from the creator of Wing Commander

sweatshopking wrote:
Is it a flight sim only? any fps?


There's no FPS, it's a space trading and flight simulator.
by Pez
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Citizen: from the creator of Wing Commander
Replies: 85
Views: 17005

Re: Star Citizen: from the creator of Wing Commander

I haven't heard of elite before. What's it like? how's the gameplay? what kinds of stuff can you do? You've.... never heard of Elite... :o It's just hit Steam today so no need to get direct any longer http://store.steampowered.com/app/359320/?snr=1_4_4__106 It's the original space-trading/exploring...
by Pez
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Citizen: from the creator of Wing Commander
Replies: 85
Views: 17005

Re: Star Citizen: from the creator of Wing Commander

alloyD wrote:
I also have the game. I haven't quite given up hope yet, but I'm not as excited as I was. I may end up getting Elite: Dangerous so I can play a space sim that's at least (mostly) done.



Elite is awesome :)
by Pez
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: How to archive 1000's of floppy's
Replies: 58
Views: 6919

Re: How to archive 1000's of floppy's

Captain Ned wrote:
morphine wrote:
... sitting right next to your vinyl turntable. Gotcha.

They sound better and they sound "right" to me. Besides, a good chunk of my vinyl collection has never made it to CD or lossless digital.


Vinyl = Awesomeness
by Pez
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Longest work shift
Replies: 61
Views: 3684

Re: Longest work shift

Multiple 24-hours shifts when working nightshift in a 24x7 Server team, where no-one's turned in the next morning. Really not a pleasant day when you get past about 15 hours and stuff's going wrong or it's really busy.
by Pez
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D/Generation
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: D/Generation

Missed this one completely back in the day - worth trying via Emu?
by Pez
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Finally installed 16gb of memory in 2600k rig
Replies: 26
Views: 3594

Re: Finally installed 16gb of memory in 2600k rig

What exactly are you guys doing that you notice a difference going from 8GB to 16GB of RAM? I'm genuinely curious, since I have a few systems with 4, 6 and 8, but I've never used more than that. I put 8GB of G.SKILL DDR3-1333 in my 2500K system back in 2011 and I haven't honestly even thought of ad...
by Pez
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Finally installed 16gb of memory in 2600k rig
Replies: 26
Views: 3594

Re: Finally installed 16gb of memory in 2600k rig

You should expect a performance increase if anything, moving to 1T.

The capacity alone is such a sweet difference, I recently moved myself from 8GB 2133Mhz to 16GB 2400Mhz and it's so much better.
by Pez
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3438
Views: 507169

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Deciding what Acid vinyl to buy from:

http://stayupforeverrecords.com/
by Pez
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Meatspace spam filters
Replies: 13
Views: 1324

Re: Meatspace spam filters

I'm UK based and would happily nuke them in the mornings? I'm on every morning from about 8AM UK time.
by Pez
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Broadwell to be cancelled on the Desktop?
Replies: 23
Views: 3286

Re: Broadwell to be cancelled on the Desktop?

The socket was a major thing, would have nice to go Haswell i5 -> Broadwell i7 in the same socket, with reduced power etc.
by Pez
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Broadwell to be cancelled on the Desktop?
Replies: 23
Views: 3286

Broadwell to be cancelled on the Desktop?

http://wccftech.com/intel-debating-comm ... an-report/


Would be disappointing if true mind :(
by Pez
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Sketchy AMD 390X/380X Benchmarks
Replies: 88
Views: 8940

Re: Sketchy AMD 390X/380X Benchmarks

Why do people even care so much about power consumption :S so it draws 100 w more or less like its gonna make a huge difference it doesnt make much of a difference in america because the power is so cheap but the price of power is double and even quadruple or more elsewhere in the world You are exa...
by Pez
Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Hard Gaming Mousepads
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Hard Gaming Mousepads

LoL, the G5 is amazing really. Im sure i've put over 5 times the life expectancy in clicks on that sucker and its flawless except for the cable as well. Randomly the mouse will disconnect from the USB and loose power, so Ive got to wiggle it just right to bring it back up. I bought a Corsair M95, t...
by Pez
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: FML
Replies: 15
Views: 1614

Re: FML

Does the drive spin? You can try looking for an identical drive on ebay and swap the logic boards, before going down the professional data recovery route I'd note briefly that this trick doesn't work anymore. http://youtu.be/ICR-xw1FYlU He did state it was a very old system so could have worked, bu...
by Pez
Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: FML
Replies: 15
Views: 1614

Re: FML

Pez apparently went TL;DR and hit reply instead of reading both posts. :) Another lesson is to find a reliable online backup solution. I personally have been happy with OneDrive, but I don't use the Windows version of the software. I've read that the sync function can be a bit tricky. That doesn't ...