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by Sargent Duck
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....
Replies: 19
Views: 1105

Re: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....

kvndoom wrote:
Half Life 3 confirmed.

FINALLY.


If that's what it takes, I BELIEVE!
by Sargent Duck
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: I might be ready to buy a new gaming laptop
Replies: 22
Views: 911

Re: I might be ready to buy a new gaming laptop

DancinJack wrote:
anotherengineer wrote:
wow not one mention for Eurocom?!?!

http://www.eurocom.com/ec/main()ec


God knows why they put two parens like that in their URL.

http://www.eurocom.com/ec/main()ec


Because they're European? Lol, best I could come up with.
by Sargent Duck
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: I might be ready to buy a new gaming laptop
Replies: 22
Views: 911

Re: I might be ready to buy a new gaming laptop

Room for 3 or 4 internal drives AND a 1080?

The size of that laptop would be...well, very large and no longer count as a laptop. All "gaming" laptops I've seen have a M2 drive and a standard 2.5 bay
by Sargent Duck
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 30
Views: 2567

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

I am saddened. When I first started getting into computers NCIX was my go-to store for everything when I was on the East coast. But then I moved to Ontario and I am surrounded by Canada Computer retail stores so I'll just hop over there. Whenever I go to NCIX webpage now though I find the search to ...
by Sargent Duck
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 69
Views: 3979

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

Anyway, regarding Windows Mobile - I'm still holding out with my refurb Lumia Icon (the app gap has never affected me). I seriously have no idea how long I will keep this phone or what on earth I will replace it with. From my perspective, Android is a scary mess and Apple just annoys the crap out o...
by Sargent Duck
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 69
Views: 3979

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

I own a Nokia 930 and love it. I love the Windows 10 tiles.

I use an iphone quite regularly for my work on-call and I find the interface lacking compared to Win10. It will be a very sad day when my 930 ends.
by Sargent Duck
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 90
Views: 5774

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

LG C700 (Windows 7)
Nokia Lumina 930 (Windows 10).

Yes, I've only owned 2 smart phones since they came out 10 years ago. lol
by Sargent Duck
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Panic -- I mean Coffee -- Lake Review Roundup
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Re: Panic -- I mean Coffee -- Lake Review Roundup

Da*n right Tech Report better be on it.
by Sargent Duck
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: HTPC/file server
Replies: 17
Views: 723

Re: HTPC/file server

The Intel gpu will be fine streaming HD content, but it may struggle with 4K content
by Sargent Duck
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus is taking over my life
Replies: 9
Views: 1100

Re: Asus is taking over my life

Same. At one point I had an Asus router, an Asus tablet, most of the hardware in my computer was Asus and I was slowly pondering the take-over of my life by Asus. However, I recently bought a new D-link AC router and a new Dell laptop so Asus influence over my life has diminished greatly in the past...
by Sargent Duck
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: In case I ever need to invade some small banana republic...
Replies: 6
Views: 3397

Re: In case I ever need to invade some small banana republic...

I've never seen that kind of plane before. Anybody know what it is?

Looks like an early era jet plane made love to a piston fighter and this is the franken-plane that came out.
by Sargent Duck
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Psychonauts for free
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Psychonauts for free

It's a real fun game for just a fun little gaming session
by Sargent Duck
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: NOOOOOOOB
Replies: 130
Views: 19862

Re: NOOOOOOOB

I demand cheese.
by Sargent Duck
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Licketysplit
Replies: 63
Views: 3843

Re: RIP Licketysplit

So do I
by Sargent Duck
Fri May 12, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Dudes, check out this sweet RGB-LED snowboard!
Replies: 13
Views: 1353

Re: Dudes, check out this sweet RGB-LED snowboard!

travbrad wrote:
Sargent Duck wrote:
What's this? A snowboarder actually going down the hill rather than just sitting around?

Now I've seen everything...


His weed was at the bottom of the hill, maaaaan


This. For the win.
by Sargent Duck
Tue May 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Dudes, check out this sweet RGB-LED snowboard!
Replies: 13
Views: 1353

Re: Dudes, check out this sweet RGB-LED snowboard!

What's this? A snowboarder actually going down the hill rather than just sitting around?

Now I've seen everything...
by Sargent Duck
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Flash your RX480 to an RX580
Replies: 25
Views: 6342

Re: Flash your RX480 to an RX580

Brings back the fond memories of the ATI 9500 -> 9700...although the performance increase there was quite a bit more.
by Sargent Duck
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Behind the Seams: Fur E
Replies: 28
Views: 1261

Re: Behind the Seams: Fur E

As someone who owns 3 cats (yes, crazy cat man in the making), I thought this case was absolutely fantastic. I'd certainly be interested in the furry case, but I already have a cat on the computer case...
by Sargent Duck
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: StarCraft: Remastered
Replies: 62
Views: 3609

Re: StarCraft: Remastered

I love StarCraft, but am absolutely horrible at playing multiplayer, I have ZERO micro skills. Single player was where it was at for me. And yes, I still do get excited about 20 year old games. Every 4-5 years I'll fire up HL1 and play through (sometimes the original, sometimes the Source or even th...
by Sargent Duck
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Trailers have gone too far (Alien: Covenant spoilers)
Replies: 17
Views: 4295

Re: Trailers have gone too far (Alien: Covenant spoilers)

IMO, Aliens franchise died after Aliens 3. It has been sequelitis non-sense since then. Jim, let it rest in peace. So very true. I came out of Prometheus so disgusted at what I had just saw that I said "that's it, I'm done with this franchise". After suffering through Aliens 4, 2 bad AvP*...
by Sargent Duck
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imdb's baffling decisions
Replies: 22
Views: 2187

Re: Imdb's baffling decisions

This sucks. I really enjoyed their forums. There were a number of movies I didn't "grasp" (such as 2001: Space Odyssey) that I would go to the forums to read up on to understand the plot or movies that I would read to find other people's theories (such as Edge of Tomorrow). Yeah, there was...
by Sargent Duck
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Motorcycle
Replies: 6
Views: 5242

Re: New Motorcycle

I had to pack my bike away early this year due to a house move and I'm ashamed to say, didn't have the time to winterize it properly. With so many contractors coming to the house for reno's and running about to Home Depot, the bike kinda got pushed down to the bottom of the list. But up here in Otta...
by Sargent Duck
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?
Replies: 85
Views: 8663

Re: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?

Can't say I've ever listened to a podcast.

98% of the time I read TR is at work or on my phone somewhere, neither places are that conducive to audio. I'd much rather the focus be on text.
by Sargent Duck
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Apple in 2016: The Six Colors report card
Replies: 42
Views: 6774

Re: Apple in 2016: The Six Colors report card

End User wrote:
You are very generous with you scores. I give Apple an F overall.


QFT
by Sargent Duck
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: This IoT meme is getting rather silly.
Replies: 104
Views: 8034

Re: This IoT meme is getting rather silly.

Bah, shopping lists are legal pads and a pen. By the time Pajama Boy has woken up his phone, found the list, and deleted the item I've been through the entire produce section and acquired the half-dozen produce items on the list while simultaneously crossing off each item as it hits the cart. I gue...
by Sargent Duck
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: This IoT meme is getting rather silly.
Replies: 104
Views: 8034

Re: This IoT meme is getting rather silly.

Co-worker of mine is right into the latest "whiz-bang" gadgetry. He's building a new house this year and is gonna have that sucker wired. All appliances connected to Wi-fi, light bulbs controlled by smartphone, camera's all over so he can monitor everything by smartphone, smart watch, NEST...
by Sargent Duck
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Best Buy
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: Best Buy

First question. Is that a legit Best Buy email?

Whoever came up with that should be fired. I don't understand what they're trying to say.
by Sargent Duck
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter driving sucks!
Replies: 85
Views: 3162

Re: Winter driving sucks!

Watch the clip again: the snowplow is sanding that street all the way down.  :D Haha, I saw that. In Ottawa, that snow plow would just be a private guy throwing a plow on his truck to clear driveways. Our city uses something a little bigger http://storage.ottawasun.com/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/su...
by Sargent Duck
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter driving sucks!
Replies: 85
Views: 3162

Re: Winter driving sucks!

(I have just gotten some snow tires, though, which I hope will make some small difference.  Not expecting wonders, though.) More than you might expect, even without studs (which are legal year-round in Colorado but I don't see enough ice to consider them worthwhile).  Which ones did you get? Snow t...
by Sargent Duck
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter driving sucks!
Replies: 85
Views: 3162

Re: Winter driving sucks!

I have a Subaru Imprezza (all wheel drive) with brand new Hakkapeliitta snow tires. I love the snow : ) That being said, that clip was shot in Montreal. Quebec (province) isn't widely known for having a great snow removal budget, so it wouldn't surprise me in the least if that road wasn't salted/san...