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by lilbuddhaman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 51
Views: 2383

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Ned, you should spend the 2 easy minutes that it takes to relocate the libraries that you want. You can choose which libraries go on which drive and in which directory and Windows will move the files for you.


it doesn't always behave and some programs will ignore the different locations.
by lilbuddhaman
Fri May 05, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Post your invention for the TR Napkin Sketch Contest thread
Replies: 32
Views: 5456

Re: Post your invention for the TR Napkin Sketch Contest thread

Spray onto any surface, apply voltage, the surface will now cycle through over 16million colors like the rest of your favorite computer components! Add in line with your favorite controller to adjust patterns! Image
by lilbuddhaman
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I just realized TR had a dark theme and never knew about it
Replies: 35
Views: 1386

Re: I just realized TR had a dark theme and never knew about it

Captain Ned wrote:
Canvas: 85,654 users
Black: 176 users


I typically don't log into forums, the main site settings are saved without logging in (blue + wide).
by lilbuddhaman
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Are there any true Tech sites around?
Replies: 70
Views: 7497

Re: Are there any true Tech sites around?

No one is going to mention theinquirer.net?
by lilbuddhaman
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Directors and VPs in a large corporation
Replies: 27
Views: 2277

Re: Directors and VPs in a large corporation

Corporate America is breeding sociopaths. Politicians and CEO's were the start. But their attitudes have slowly seeped into the general population. Children growing up today, think of the common complaints, we are raising them to lean even moreso towards that sociopathic behavior.
by lilbuddhaman
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Starting a niche business? Doomed to fail?
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Starting a niche business? Doomed to fail?

Isn't print dead?
by lilbuddhaman
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dumbest Comments from Non-Tech Types
Replies: 68
Views: 10769

Re: Dumbest Comments from Non-Tech Types

the one i get the most at the office is "the network is slow". you know walking down a corridor and walking by someone who says "hi, how are you?, have you noticed the network is slow today?" You know, I say this to the IT guys at my work, because I can actually tell when it is....
by lilbuddhaman
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Depth -- Shark vs. Divers : BETA KEYS AVAILABLE
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

Re: Depth -- Shark vs. Divers : BETA KEYS AVAILABLE

I have actually dived in probably 6 years now, have played through both the Wii Endless Oceans games, and would love a new diver game to play/test, even if its more action/competitive. Can I snag a key?
by lilbuddhaman
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Haiku contest entry thread
Replies: 365
Views: 16945

Re: Haiku contest entry thread

The sad engineer
Who lacks the will of wordsmith
Muted are his qualms
by lilbuddhaman
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Replacing my hybrid's battery pack
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

Re: Replacing my hybrid's battery pack

Interested in seeing the results of this as there are going to be many many failing battery packs on hybrids in the coming years.
by lilbuddhaman
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What happened to newegg search?
Replies: 69
Views: 8209

Re: What happened to newegg search?

Sounds like newegg is trying the google method "We are popular, so lets break something and piss everyone off"
by lilbuddhaman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Vehicle Ads and "sexy" human models
Replies: 35
Views: 5819

Re: Vehicle Ads and "sexy" human models

tossing a bike and a bikini together in a photo isn't smart advertising, it's just lazy, the response is just as lazy & equally unoriginal. the 2012 Dodge Ram Superbowl commercial was creative and didn't require a bikini... it was smart advertising, it's why it stands out. the 2011 Star Wars Vo...
by lilbuddhaman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Vehicle Ads and "sexy" human models
Replies: 35
Views: 5819

Re: Vehicle Ads and "sexy" human models

Ignoring the sexual connotations; Models are used to represent "perfection", a sleek healthy body that has no excess fat or negative features (and yes, some are way too thin for my tastes). If they were to model an "average" person, would I think expect the thing they are selling...
by lilbuddhaman
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS4 and XBO BF4 comparison is out - 50% more pixels/more fps
Replies: 36
Views: 7787

Re: PS4 and XBO BF4 comparison is out - 50% more pixels/more

I dunno, looks like the PS4 one needs the gamma dropped a tiny bit and it'd look better.
by lilbuddhaman
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon HD 6870 Trifire possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Re: Radeon HD 6870 Trifire possible?

Well I think the primary issue you would run into is whether your motherboard has 3 pcie slots to put those cards into. Chances are that you have 2 pcie-8x/16x slots then one pci-e 4x (or 1x), which would more than likely cause problems with the setup, if it worked at all.
by lilbuddhaman
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Crossfire, or not to crossfire...
Replies: 30
Views: 4494

Re: Crossfire, or not to crossfire...

It would be foolish to buy a 1GB card these days, even if you're only pushing a 1080p display. VRam requirements have skyrocketed, texture sizes are huge. Not to mention what everyone else has stated about the inherent issues with SLI/Crossfire. I've been using a 6870 x 2 setup for several years now...
by lilbuddhaman
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Crossfire 7950s viable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

Re: Crossfire 7950s viable?

if the 7xxx series has even a fraction of the issues my 6870's have been I would say go for one powerhouse card instead. And i'd wait. We have next gen consoles coming in the winter, along with current gen already having had their mid-gen refresh months ago ("boost" "Ti" "OC...
by lilbuddhaman
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Virus protection for parents
Replies: 41
Views: 5161

Re: Virus protection for parents

Problem with any of these solutions is that "the parents" are going to click something they shouldn't, get a toolbar/searchbar installed and their system while not "infected" will still be junked up, be slow, have weird search results, and eventually get a real 0-day exploit from...
by lilbuddhaman
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: More "project Titan" news from Blizzard
Replies: 16
Views: 2877

Re: More "project Titan" news from Blizzard

How do we know this was that successful? Just throwing out wild numbers here, but if 25% ( i dunno what the real % is) of the 10million people who bought the game sold one piece of gear on the RMAH (@$1.00 to post + 15%) for $2.00 (a low end number), blizz would be looking at almost $3million. Lets...
by lilbuddhaman
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: More "project Titan" news from Blizzard
Replies: 16
Views: 2877

Re: More "project Titan" news from Blizzard

Speculation but: -Previous investor conference calls / reports from Blizz have labelled Titan as "a future casual mmo" -Jay "RMAH" Wilson is on the team -Game was "scrapped" within 6 months of JW joining I'm guessing that Titan was originally going to be WoW with heavil...
by lilbuddhaman
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sim City: Is it better yet? / Good Management Games?
Replies: 39
Views: 6767

Re: Sim City: Is it better yet? / Good Management Games?

Had the launch been managed better and the game called "SimTown" or "Societies 2" or basically anything other than SimCity, the reception would have been an order of magnitude better. But you'd still have the Nissan Leaf and $10 Ferris Wheel to explain.
by lilbuddhaman
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I want to build a PS4
Replies: 16
Views: 2698

Re: I want to build a PS4

I'd say make it in Unity (like every other very-small indie dev seems to be doing atm) and go from there.
by lilbuddhaman
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum
Replies: 403
Views: 354414

Re: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum

Sign me up.
by lilbuddhaman
Wed May 29, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoW to stay undisputed king of MMORPGs for 3 more years?
Replies: 16
Views: 2530

Re: WoW to stay undisputed king of MMORPGs for 3 more years?

WoW is barely an mmo these days. EVERY zone is multi-instanced, nearly all content can be fast-traveled to, actual social interaction can be almost completely avoided. It's a carnival of mini-games now, with the "rollercoaster" being raiding / pvp. Hundreds of players, in one location? Sur...
by lilbuddhaman
Thu May 02, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For sipping
Replies: 15
Views: 1715

Re: For sipping

Have you considered taking the step over to whiskey?
by lilbuddhaman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: I found a Gaming Evolved roadmap true or fake?
Replies: 6
Views: 4299

Re: I found a Gaming Evolved roadmap true or fake?

Looks believable. Sega, Ubisoft, EA, and Eidos titles.
by lilbuddhaman
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Express vs Galaxy S2
Replies: 22
Views: 10580

Re: Samsung Galaxy Express vs Galaxy S2

The S4 is out soon, which means the S3 could be dropping significantly in price if you can wait 1-3 months.
by lilbuddhaman
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 34
Views: 3917

Re: Bitcoins

I would have loved to have jumped on the bandwagon in the first months of bitcoin. You could mine them relatively quickly, instead of the days? it takes now just for a unit. Or even just bought up a bunch of them when they were worth $0.10 a piece.
by lilbuddhaman
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)
Replies: 14
Views: 7226

Re: Massive skyscraper fire (work safe)

I found it amazing how small the firefighters were against the blaze they were fighting, especially the shot of the guy on the ladder.