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by CScottG
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New desktop speaker recommendations
Replies: 85
Views: 1850

Re: New desktop speaker recommendations

Captain Ned wrote:
..I know I'm generalizing but for Millennials and younger, frequencies over 100 Hz or so are a waste of amplifier power.



-considering most of the quality of "popular" music produced in the last 10+ years, that seems entirely appropriate. :wink:
by CScottG
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 917

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

..we'll probably see a new class of diseases and disorders pop up which only happen to people who have been "regenerated" a few too many times. What, your copy's not feeling so "fresh" today? -yeah, I can totally see that happening - even with competing techniques for regenerati...
by CScottG
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

I'll pay for control of my OS, or I'll take a free copy and be manipulated and usage-tracked for Microsoft's profit. They can't (shouldn't) have it both ways! Again, this is simply unrealistic. Most of that telemetry is clearly stuff that their internal developers would be interested in, not advert...
by CScottG
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 917

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

I, for one, would never want to be part of "the load of serene bastards". ..but like life, it's all "choose your own adventure". The "serenity" (including your facial features and expressions) of your existence is pretty much up to you, perhaps more so if you can effec...
by CScottG
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 917

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

If I could transplant my brain into a cybernetic body I would. Death is the most important part of the human experience. ..but does it need to be permanent? (..that's assuming of course that reincarnation doesn't occur.) I tend to wonder at what point humanity will achieve the possibility of clinic...
by CScottG
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 917

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

I need someone/thing to create a digital frontier to reshape the human condition. And the track record of those wanting to "reshape the human condition" is??? I've read all of those novels and it never ends well for those who desire to remain 100% unenhanced human. You say "reshape&q...
by CScottG
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New desktop speaker recommendations
Replies: 85
Views: 1850

Re: New desktop speaker recommendations

I really like NAD amps. (..though ironically not the more expensive "M" grouping.)
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

It seems you did attempt to clarify it, twice. It still doesn't make much sense. Care to start over? -sure (..well as best as I can remember). (I've a cold and don't have a lot on my proverbial plate at the moment.) :P I wrote: "Still, that day that I was with my Mother and found out that she ...
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

just brew it! wrote:
I have to say that your story, as conveyed in this thread, makes very little sense to me either.



-then the polite and proper way to deal with it is:

Congenially ask for a clarification,

-yes?

(..and I'm happy to do so.) :wink:
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

:lol:
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Glorious wrote:

No, he isn't "probably right", SSK IS right. Period.






Ok, he is right. (..did I not apologize and state my error? Does that not mean that I'm accepting that he is correct?)

-why do you constantly act like an acerbic little troll?
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

"We are calling about unusual activity on your computer" is the EXACT line that the tech support scammers use. I've answered many of those calls. -in this case it started with her calling India about an apparently captive cursor while browsing (..crappy little piece of javascript). It was...
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 917

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

-yeah I might as well, but I'd have to be in pretty bad shape to be a "beta tester". :lol:
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Sure enough, I got a real Microsoft employee calling her and expressing some concern that she had "..SOME UNUSUAL ACTIVITY" on that computer. :o that doesn't happen. Microsoft doesn't call people about unusual activity on their computer. Anyone claiming to be them is lying. Anyone claimin...
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 917

So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

Creepy, but cool! 8)


(..and only about 50 years after being written in SciFi books for this purpose.. I think, though those were general-purpose health nano-bots.)


https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/12/res ... mors-mice/
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Well... aside from it not being even remotely analogous to what MS is doing... OK, I guess? :roll: Among other things, they keylog. They do their very best to make data-relationships to profit from your use and activity at ANY TIME you use your computer. I think it's likely not to be so personal fo...
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

When *paying* for that with an implied expectation of privacy - and then NOT GETTING IT? Ah, from whence arose the implication? From the beginning of home-user access to a home computer. People treat it like it's *desktop* :wink: , or a diary, or an arcade gaming system. If you don't actively go on...
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

..One's choice in OS seems to be a peculiar hill on which to make a death stand, though. Not exactly a "death stand". :wink: When transacting with others - you necessarily expect a loss of privacy. Purposefully going on-line - it becomes something of a battle for some manner of privacy, y...
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Videos like that are obnoxious. Windows 10 is fine. It works 99.9% of the time, automatic updates are a godsend for the majority of users, the built-in antivirus/antimalware is pretty decent, and it just works . I'm a *nix snob and I still run Windows 10 at home for gaming and media consumption. Th...
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

What get's me though is the incredible complacency of the majority, and that's what Microsoft counts on. What gets me is the incredible smug self-regard by the likes of you, in which you don't even pretend that your agenda here involves privacy & consent. No, what "gets you" isn't the...
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Legendary Fantasy and Scifi Author Ursula Leguin passed away.
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Legendary Fantasy and Scifi Author Ursula Leguin passed away.

Try "The Lathe of Heaven". 1970s leftist dystopian/Malthusian B.S. -I believe the first time in print to note: therapist with the rapist (..its "funny" but parts of Legion remind me very much of the "Lathe".) ..loved Wizard of Earthsea. I think that was the first fanta...
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: How to find the best drives
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: How to find the best drives

.. When I got there, I noted that these were bare OEM drives, stacked a half dozen drives high on the shelves in unpadded ESD bags. I left empty-handed. Kind of like pulling up to the gas station and seeing the tank being filled-up by a gas-rig (stirring-up all that crap at the bottom of the main-t...
by CScottG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4560

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Every time Windows 10 "updates" it alters settings in its favor (..doesn't matter how hard you tried to modify it previously). If you *don't* update - the system becomes unstable after a few months of run-time. Honestly, its spy-ware plain (but not so simple). The kind of data it collects ...
by CScottG
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: How to find the best drives
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: How to find the best drives

I just went with 5 hard disks (2 parity, 3 data), at a pitiful 750 GB per disk (..so a bit more than 2 TB). -this is just for data and game files, and I don't have much of either. The drives are 2.5" and after some discounts, cost about $33 each on Amazon (..at the time I bought them). I guess ...
by CScottG
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: laptop suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: laptop suggestions?

Recommend buying something cheap for mobile computing/media consumption, and building a desktop for gaming. There's no such thing as a good gaming laptop. Even the nice ones are a crap-show from a Q/C standpoint. Note: the "max q" variety is NOT as good performance-wise as the normal vers...
by CScottG
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: laptop suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: laptop suggestions?

just brew it! wrote:
..which eventually developed a need for "percussive maintenance".



-sounds a bit like child-rearing. :o
by CScottG
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: laptop suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: laptop suggestions?

CScottG wrote:



-damn, just went up $150. :o


(..sometime it really is a case of: you snooze, you loose.) :oops:
by CScottG
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: laptop suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: laptop suggestions?

Some newer games, some older games. Outlast 1, Agony, GTA V, but also L4D2 and Garry's Mod. Resolution isn't a giant issue for me. GTA V can be tough on video performance.. Mod's can often suck-up system memory. (..but 16GB *should* be enough unless you have a lot of memory-hogging mod.s.) Generall...
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