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by CAIN
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 671
Views: 86877

Re: What are you playing right now?

Skyrim. 600 hours gameplay, and this is my first time fighting for the douchebag Stormcloaks. I suspect this once will be enough. Morally corrupt, self-serving, and just plain obstinately stupid for not seeing that "united we fight, divided we fall" adage holds true for them. Weirdly enoug...
by CAIN
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you READING right now?
Replies: 441
Views: 121378

Re: What are you READING right now?

Currently reading the last book of Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun quadrilogy, and Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach Trilogy. BotNS is overrated imo - little known words and obtuse prose doesn't mean good writing. The Southern Reach trilogy was started because my sister wanted me to vet it as sh...
by CAIN
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone upgrade advice
Replies: 80
Views: 3672

Re: Headphone upgrade advice

Ditto on the rec for the Audio Technica ATH-M50x.
by CAIN
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3761
Views: 543467

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Phaxe & Morten Granau - The Collective
Progressive Psy I think.
by CAIN
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux Mint malware warning
Replies: 79
Views: 6349

Re: Linux Mint malware warning

And it's a good idea to check hashes before installing *any* ISO. This protects you against both corrupted downloads and tampered ISO images. Unless the hackers updated the md5sum listed to reflect the tampered ISO, which I assume they did this time, as I believe they changed the website as well as...
by CAIN
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Another Linux Mint 17.2 issue? Or the same one?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Another Linux Mint 17.2 issue? Or the same one?

I think I managed to fix my issue, which was a known bug with encrypted, separate swap partition not being used. I followed answer 4 at the bottom of this page: https://askubuntu.com/questions/341979/what-to-do-about-the-disk-drive-for-dev-mapper-cryptswap1-is-not-ready-yet-or Maybe this is of use t...
by CAIN
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Another Linux Mint 17.2 issue? Or the same one?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Another Linux Mint 17.2 issue? Or the same one?

I'm a new user of Mint 17.2 XFCE too. Also having the same symptoms with memory, with 8GB RAM. If I play Minecraft (4GB assigned), and watch Twitch at the same time (using Chromium). I THINK my issue is more related to Chromium's known memory leak, but your issue makes me be less sure of that. Have ...
by CAIN
Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any (TV) cord cutters out there?
Replies: 64
Views: 5130

Re: Any (TV) cord cutters out there?

It's been about 10 years since I cut the cord. I don't have a TV (wall space completely covered with bookcases), and my PC replaces any tv/film based entertainment.
by CAIN
Mon May 09, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Erasing hard drives- permanently
Replies: 72
Views: 13245

Re: Erasing hard drives- permanently

We Sdelete/dBAN followed by a trip to the HDD chewer-upper/grinder. It meets ISO standards afaik.
by CAIN
Wed May 04, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: High temps on 2600K (new build)
Replies: 20
Views: 4787

Re: High temps on 2600K (new build)

I thought the CPU was at 75% when in the BIOS, and not idle? Or has this changed now?
by CAIN
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 18419

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

Count me in :)
GL everyone.
by CAIN
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:42 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Sonata "Quiet"?
Replies: 17
Views: 4436

Well, there are 3 hdd IDELED connectors inside the case as well, so it makes sense.
by CAIN
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Sonata "Quiet"?
Replies: 17
Views: 4436

I have the 3700BQE; up here in Western Canada, it's about C$30 cheaper than the Sonata.
I imagine it's a mixture of the Sonata being so popular therefore having its price increased, and the BQE being new and hence Antec doing a loss leader?
by CAIN
Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: tech-report.com r0xx!
Replies: 6
Views: 4651

There's other ars peeps here? Yikes, hadn't noticed.
Anyways, I agree, this is a great site.
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 5:53 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great MODS that need more praise
Replies: 14
Views: 6473

Not really a mod, but the real BIG maps with low grav in Unreal Tournament rock my world. Especially with instagib or Strangelove. :smile:
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 5:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 19inch monitors suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 7253

Re: lines. I notice them ocassionally. Only very rarely, enough to annoy me.
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 2:02 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So what are you playing?
Replies: 69
Views: 30888

D2X
Trying to get back into UT. Just need to reinstall, and I'll be halfway there. :wink:
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 1:43 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Have you ever upgraded your comp just for a game?
Replies: 45
Views: 17079

Not yet. Just upgraded for better stats on DC projects. Next one will be dual 1900+ AMDs. :smile:
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 1:36 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 19inch monitors suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 7253

I have the Samsung 900NF. Very pleased with it. Couple of points: suposedly text not as crisp as 900DF, but color better than DF. At 16x12 on DDR Radeon, text is OK (no more)
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 1:09 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Which distributed computing efforts?
Replies: 16
Views: 10002

For me, F@H, G@H and Ubero are the most worhtwhile.