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by Evaders99
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can we talk about Doki Doki Literature Club?
Replies: 31
Views: 2073

Re: Can we talk about Doki Doki Literature Club?

I didn't get it when I played it initially having no information on the game (this might be a minor spoiler)...
after the game goes down the dark path, it is expected to glitch. It is not a bug on your system. Keep playing through it!
It just never crossed my mind what they were doing.
by Evaders99
Wed May 31, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TV Shows - Share Them (NO SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: TV Shows - Share Them (NO SPOILERS)

Outside the typical DC shows... The Good Place - last fall's comedy starring Kristen Bell who ends up in someone else's afterlife. Writing is very good and will subvert your expectations The Magicians - finished season 2, it starts slow as a kind-of "Harry Potter for adults" and really tak...
by Evaders99
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: What do you think of the price on this gaming laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 2316

Re: What do you think of the price on this gaming laptop

I personally prefer something in the 14-15" range, near ultrabook specs and less weight. You'll definitely pay more for it, but much easier to carry around. I'd look at: Gigabyte P34G v2 - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4927#kf This is a 14" - second revision. I have...
by Evaders99
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W7 -- Links in Start Menu/Programs
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: W7 -- Links in Start Menu/Programs

All those shortcuts are stored here, maybe they got hidden or corrupted?
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu
by Evaders99
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Best way to physically mount external hard drives
Replies: 22
Views: 3291

Re: Best way to physically mount external hard drives

I've taken many single enclosure drives and moved them to a multiple bay hard drive enclosure - running eSATA or USB. I got a good deal on cheap enclosure similar to this one, run 24/7 to my server using eSATA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256095&cm_re=external_esata-_...
by Evaders99
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 124477

Re: Diablo III

The 3 new legendary gems in PTR seem all defensive and lackluster. So no, don't expect them to replace your offensive gems anytime soon. From PTR notes: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/16802653/patch-212-ptr-patch-notes-updated-128-12-8-2014 2.1 just adds more to grind for really once you've already...
by Evaders99
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: TeamCenter/SharePoint alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

Re: TeamCenter/SharePoint alternative?

Basecamp was the one promoted to us a few years back for project management. I don't know how well it's sustained and what features it has today.
by Evaders99
Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: MMS Messages Fail to Download
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: MMS Messages Fail to Download

On my Galaxy S3, I had to disable the automatic download of MMS. Once I do that, I can manually hit the Download button and it works. I don't know if that's a great solution, but its a workaround for me.
by Evaders99
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: MD5 sum checker (sha, etc)
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

Re: MD5 sum checker (sha, etc)

I use ExactFile for it's simple GUI. There's also a command line version
by Evaders99
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD 280X giveaway
Replies: 150
Views: 12421

Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Thanks for the contest. It would replace a GTX 260 in a server that I'm only using for Folding@home
by Evaders99
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Consdering replacing WHS2011 with Windows8 Pro
Replies: 26
Views: 3723

Re: Consdering replacing WHS2011 with Windows8 Pro

I don't know how dated this blog is, maybe they've updated the features to Storage Spaces in 8.1?
http://helgeklein.com/blog/2012/03/wind ... ign-flaws/
by Evaders99
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Consdering replacing WHS2011 with Windows8 Pro
Replies: 26
Views: 3723

Re: Consdering replacing WHS2011 with Windows8 Pro

I didn't like the limitations on storage spaces - the fact that the total space is limited by the size of the smallest drive (times multiplier) and you have to destroy the space in order to remove a disk. Plus your data is no longer accessible directly on disk as NTFS partitions. Have you tried Driv...
by Evaders99
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Mechanical Hard Drives Today Are Garbage?
Replies: 82
Views: 23135

Re: Mechanical Hard Drives Today Are Garbage?

I've gotten boxes where every drive was perfect in it's own box. I've gotten others that are just OEM bubble-wrapped... except they didn't tape up the ends so they got tossed out of their wrapping. Sad.
by Evaders99
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 4
Replies: 15
Views: 3327

Re: Mass Effect 4

Not even worth downloading the Extended Cut.. you basically get a 1G of the ending movies. Just watch them on Youtube and save yourself the time
by Evaders99
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: NZXT H2 external SATA hot-swapping
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Re: NZXT H2 external SATA hot-swapping

If you don't get a removable disk option, you can use a utility like Hotswap! to disable the disk before removal. I've used that successfully to hotswap.
by Evaders99
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Best ultra book style computer that can play some games
Replies: 35
Views: 14126

Re: Best ultra book style computer that can play some games

I couldn't avoid the specs on the Gigabyte U2442 (I got the ULV U2442V version) and it's impressive. A 640M in a < 4lbs ultrabook. The 14" is just right for travelling and its really impressive with the SSD. $1200. It was in stock last week, but it must have run out quickly - most of the US dis...
by Evaders99
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Starting a database-driven website
Replies: 19
Views: 7360

Re: Starting a database-driven website

Pretty much every host provides PHP+mysql for use. No extra charge. If all you want is a database-driven site, I recommend a framework like Symfony
by Evaders99
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: If Star Wars was remade....
Replies: 60
Views: 15419

Re: If Star Wars was remade....

I think a better fantasy remake would be Heir to the Empire - which Suvudu is already doing here
http://star-wars.suvudu.com/2011/09/you ... ealed.html
by Evaders99
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Recommendations for a sci-fi novel
Replies: 104
Views: 6619

Re: Recommendations for a sci-fi novel

Most of my favorites are already listed: Dune, Ender's Game, anything Hamilton or Reynolds, Hyperion.
I would add: Saga of the Seven Suns by KJA. It's a pretty good space opera and the narrative moves quick enough not to get lost in a mindf* of too much fluff.
by Evaders99
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Help tracking down corrupted file
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Help tracking down corrupted file

This when you break out your drive manufacturer's tools - or just run Ultimate Boot CD
by Evaders99
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Architect's build
Replies: 33
Views: 3676

Re: Architect's build

I was looking at that Lian-Li PC-A05NB and thought: the flipped motherboard is is going to allow hot air to accumulate at the top back. Then I realized it's cooling back-to-front . That seems like a bad idea to do unless you had your computer in a position that blowing air in the back is bad. It may...
by Evaders99
Sat May 21, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: HTPC or Media Player.....????
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: HTPC or Media Player.....????

Assuming you're just running Windows, you can have it auto login with a saved password and run XMBC on startup.
by Evaders99
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: College Question
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: College Question

If your goal is to get the best job, coop and internship partnerships are a must. The experience will help you ahead of every other college grad looking for a job - esp in this job market. If you're spending money, get the most out of it that you can.
by Evaders99
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Finalizing my first home built system, few question
Replies: 14
Views: 1304

Re: Finalizing my first home built system, few question

1) Yes. If it has two 6-pin connectors, it expects them to be connected for the extra power. 2) Yes, power + data 3) Yes, it is fine to draw power from the molex connector You don't state what motherboard you are using. My assumption is that most motherboards are color-coded - for two sticks of RAM,...
by Evaders99
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone else had trouble logging in today?
Replies: 18
Views: 1402

Re: Anyone else had trouble logging in today?

It's not just you - it seems there's a bot going around doing brute force on many phpBB3.
Places like Folding@home have noticed it too. http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=17215
by Evaders99
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 22228

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

Sweet? You mean we don't have to jump through Twitter/Facebook/etc non-sense for a contest? Awesome
by Evaders99
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Budget Win7 desktop for $385
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Budget Win7 desktop for $385

SoftwareSupplyGroup - doesn't have many reviews, would be careful buying from them - you'll probably not get anything legit
http://www.resellerratings.com/store/So ... pply_Group
by Evaders99
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Questions.
Replies: 65
Views: 5041

Re: Questions.

Pretty sure that Blu-ray is a different laser. You'd have to try it and see
by Evaders99
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Lovely Windows 7 chkdsk bug?
Replies: 22
Views: 4605

Re: Lovely Windows 7 chkdsk bug?

This was reported since beta (or RC?) and Microsoft's response has been that it's not a bug.
Why it is intended to work this way, I have no idea.
by Evaders99
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Low PPD on diskless farm
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

Re: Low PPD on diskless farm

Did you use the -smp parameter?