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by Neutronbeam
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tolkien was right about Beowulf authorship
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Tolkien was right about Beowulf authorship

Saw it. Now the question Mr. Bill (if that is who you really are) is whether all your posts are from you or multiple people posing as you? Well?
by Neutronbeam
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4185
Views: 595669

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Just downloaded for free Nine Inch Nails' new album Strobe Light--gonna start digging into it.
by Neutronbeam
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 3
Replies: 62
Views: 3004

Re: Borderlands 3

My favorite game...you need to play with me and Nanoflower sometime...I've lost count of how many playthroughs he's done and I think he has all the achievements.
by Neutronbeam
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Laptop Bricked - Assistance Requested
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Laptop Bricked - Assistance Requested

Any chance your laptop's manufacturer has all the drivers for this model still available on the website? First thing I do after buying a new system is get fresh copies of the drivers--and I do that annually until the system is no longer supported. Howzis? https://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/pr...
by Neutronbeam
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help! Not enough Sata ports
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Help! Not enough Sata ports

just brew it! wrote:
Khali wrote:
As to an external optical drive, just no. I don't want to go back to the days of the Commodore 64 with my systems guts spread all over my desk.

You could attach it to the top of your case with double-sided foam tape.


LOL--that's pretty funny; thanks for the post!
by Neutronbeam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Rakuten
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

Re: Rakuten

They've got killer SSD deals and a loyalty program--so far they've been fine. Got an ADATA SU800 1TB there and it was good...and got loyalty points for it. Then this weekend got the 2TB version for my son at $199...before Rakuten kicked in about $15 of loyalty points, dropping it down to $185. Not a...
by Neutronbeam
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 4812

Re: College Football 2018

Go Dawgs! Sic 'em! Woof, woof, woof! You can't spell Sugar without UGA!
by Neutronbeam
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Antivirus software
Replies: 37
Views: 2466

Re: Antivirus software

Bitdefender--it's ruthless. Not cheap, but I've got deals at newegg--$44 recently. End of year is the best time to buy AV as they discount before the new version is offered.
by Neutronbeam
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti
Replies: 66
Views: 3815

Re: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti

For that kind of hardware, I think a new monitor is a must have--it would kick the crap out of a 3440X1440 (which is what I have with a GTX 1080 in a laptop). FWIW, the deals I've seen this year have been great. What games are gonna get the Turing test?
by Neutronbeam
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: IBM to acquire Red Hat!
Replies: 30
Views: 2305

Re: IBM to acquire Red Hat?

I wish all of my soon-to-be co-workers at Red Hat the best of luck with their upcoming IBM indoctrination orientation process. :wink:


...so now they will have to THINK?
by Neutronbeam
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Resources for gaming laptops information
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Re: Resources for gaming laptops information

Techspot.com
Techradar.com
Pcgamer.com
by Neutronbeam
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Chinese Android phones
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Chinese Android phones

Related to my earlier thread comment, I just pulled the trigger on an unlocked GSM Huawei with US warranty, as the gold color price had a temp drop on AMZN from US$249 to US$192--just a really great deal.
by Neutronbeam
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Chinese Android phones
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Chinese Android phones

I have a OnePlus now, but my next phone will probably be a Huawei--#2 cellphone maker in the world. Its phones price/features ratio is just too compelling vs. the premium brands--but I might give Nokia a look.
by Neutronbeam
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Motherboard for OC noob
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

Re: Motherboard for OC noob

If you can wait for November / December and if you are in the U.S., you can get some great deals from Newegg. Rakuten has some great deals as well.
by Neutronbeam
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)
Replies: 16
Views: 1721

Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Yeah, I got an 'egg corporate email about this today. Good luck to the 'egg and all of us customers.
by Neutronbeam
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Ordered a 1080 from Newegg....
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: Ordered a 1080 from Newegg....

FYI, as headphones can be painful with eyeglasses and I'm on a budget, just got some nice earbuds: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZIPN4Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 A cheap DAC/7/1 sound card: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077VLKW3P/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UT...
by Neutronbeam
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hi all! New here, decided to purchase a build!
Replies: 16
Views: 2573

Re: Hi all! New here, decided to purchase a build!

[quote="DPete27"]I bookmarked this page when another gerbil recommended it. https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Windows-10-Pro-Professional-Upgrade-Key-for-32-and-64-Bit-Activation-Guaranteed/622356835?st_id=31564178 That was me I think. Never had a problem with software from the site...and I...
by Neutronbeam
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Need some help with a logo
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Need some help with a logo

Two former colleagues of mine who could take it on--and I recognize the budget is limited:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/daroncdavis/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-ambar ... 189511169/

Both great folks to work with.
by Neutronbeam
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega 64 or GTX 1080 (not TI)?
Replies: 66
Views: 6581

Re: Vega 64 or GTX 1080 (not TI)?

I have a Viotek 34" UWQHD (3440 x 1440) 1800R curved monitor with 100Hz and Adaptive Sync/FreeSync running on GTX 1080 mobile...and a message will pop on the screen that it's running G-Sync; dunno why. Overall the gaming experience is good.
by Neutronbeam
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: help with usb device please
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

Re: help with usb device please

I know this is simplistic, but have you tried using different USB ports on your machine?
by Neutronbeam
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 172
Views: 17987

Re: Battletech game coming out

It feels as if some modifications to heat generation and accuracy happened by default. My MLaser-heavy builds went from 7/10 heat efficiency to 6/10 all on their own. They definitely nerfed ML builds a bit - something like 20% more heat generation for MLs. They detail all the weapon changes in the ...
by Neutronbeam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 172
Views: 17987

Re: Battletech game coming out

Just started the main campaign and got my first failed mission--I made the mistake of taking on a two-and-a-half Atlas skull mission with four 55t mediums...and was up against 2 Cicadas, an Enforcer, a Griffin, a Spyder, a Blackjack and...it might have been another Griffin; head is still fuzzy from ...
by Neutronbeam
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 172
Views: 17987

Re: Battletech game coming out

Wow. You're still using the Leopard? That's pretty insane. Yes. Crazy like a fo; er, yeah, it's just plain whacko nuts. But between my stats, cash, gear and detailed knowledge of a lot of maps I think I will be ready for the main story. Also, it has been an exercise in patience--and I'm not a patie...
by Neutronbeam
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 172
Views: 17987

Re: Battletech game coming out

I am still playing the game completely, totally wrong (and loving it)...but will change that soon-- No main campaign yet, only side missions Only have medium and light mechs Using negative morale--don't get buffs but have never lost a mission--not one $50+ million C-bills ready for upgrades in the m...
by Neutronbeam
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: USB NIC
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: USB NIC

by Neutronbeam
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: upgrading a graphics card
Replies: 40
Views: 5402

Re: upgrading a graphics card

Hi, welcome to Tech Report! I don't think we can offer much advice without a few more details--the PC system model doesn't tell us its exact component configuration, which we need to know. First, can you answer these questions: What types of games does she play? What is your exact budget? What is th...
by Neutronbeam
Mon May 21, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 172
Views: 17987

Re: Battletech game coming out

Anybody else have a bug where the mechs all turn a solid pink-purple? That's happened twice on desert maps.
by Neutronbeam
Fri May 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: IT ticketing software
Replies: 22
Views: 4760

Re: IT ticketing software

ServiceNow with customized template and graphics for responses back to end users and a customized front-end on the portal for end users to submit tickets and check their status.
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