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by someuid
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Page file
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Page file

I have 16GB of memory and I disabled the page file entirely. I play games and do Access programming. Never had issues with running out/low on memory.
by someuid
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 5-player games?
Replies: 29
Views: 3304

Re: 5-player games?

Check out AI War Fleet Command. It is cheap, supports lots of players, has LAN play, and tutorials of about an hour to get you up and running (last time I checked.) It is an addictive 2D RTS game with a very customizable AI, everything from baby-soft to holy-crap-what-just-happened.
by someuid
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What is this??
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: What is this??

I can't help with the translation, but the bird is perched on a seed pod, not a mushroom.
by someuid
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Printer is possessed. Need a new printer for school, now.
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Printer is possessed. Need a new printer for school, now

As others have said, get a Brother printer. I bought one about 8 years ago for $110 (an HL-2070n) and it hasn't missed a beat since the day I hooked it up. I got mine at Staples and they sent me a "we miss you - come buy some printer ink, oh wait, you bought a laser print.....never mind" n...
by someuid
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Haiku contest entry thread
Replies: 365
Views: 16954

Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Game time, power on
Feel the beast stir and awake
Crap, blue screen of death
by someuid
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 9 - Microsoft desperately needs a winner
Replies: 45
Views: 5771

Re: Windows 9 - Microsoft desperately needs a winner

After the huge failures that were Win98 ME, and Vista and Windows 8's new forced UI, after decades of proprietary office document formats, after unexplained price increases in retail copies of their software, after the years of stagnant browser improvement that IE6t caused, after all the times I've ...
by someuid
Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 645
Views: 76337

Re: What are you playing right now?

Just bought FTL. Played a half dozens games already.
by someuid
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3927
Views: 629795

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Right now, regular milk. Not 2%, or 1% or skim. Regular milk.

Last night - Black Velvet Toasted Caramel and Rum Chatta.
by someuid
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router suggestions, or more creative solution...
Replies: 14
Views: 1985

Re: Router suggestions, or more creative solution...

I've been using Ethernet over power lines for about ten years now. Never had a problem despite living in three different houses over those ten years. One was built in the 1920's and the other two after 1990. I have 8mb/sec cable and the power line kits have never bottlenecked my speeds. I put the wi...
by someuid
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

Re: Minecraft

I'm not entirely sure what the OP is talking about because the lack punctuation makes it all those confusing thoughts even more confusing. I play Minecraft on a Dell Insprion 720 laptop. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU and Nvidia 8600GT graphics onboard. It plays without issues, with mods and with 32...
by someuid
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Multi Monitor and Windows 7 - Apps and options
Replies: 16
Views: 3436

Re: Multi Monitor and Windows 7 - Apps and options

Over the holidays, I picked up 3 23" monitors and a Sapphire 7950 Flex video card, which lets me run three displays without having to resort to display port connectors. I've found glitches with nearly all games. The only game I have that isn't borking all over the place with locked cursors, scr...
by someuid
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: PC Becoming Slow
Replies: 44
Views: 6400

Re: PC Becoming Slow

Ronch, I had a similar problem with a Phenom II X4 965 system with an AMD 6850 video card. It would seem to run just fine when doing office-type stuff, but when I popped into a game like Borderlands 1 (not a system resource hog) it would run fine at 60fps, then drop to 10fps, then jump back up, then...
by someuid
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Wheres the clicker at??
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: Wheres the clicker at??

nerdrage wrote:
37yo and I sometimes call it a clickah (Boston accent).


From Boston, eh?

Never tell a woman you "have a hat on". :D
by someuid
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Fanboys and criticism of their favorite brands
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Fanboys and criticism of their favorite brands

Vrock wrote:
Yes, but what's the difference between a 'fanboy' and a 'fanboi'?


A fanboy has solid, factual reasons and a fanboi is just following a crowd for the need to fit in somewhere?
by someuid
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Credit card rewards
Replies: 33
Views: 3544

Re: Credit card rewards

When I got laid off back in 2001 (.com crash), the credit companies didn't give two cents about me not having a paycheck. They wanted their money and dragged me through the mud. When I finally got a job, I had learned my lesson. I paid off all my credit, and the two cars, and the student loan. All I...
by someuid
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Bizzare networking issue
Replies: 25
Views: 1975

Re: Bizzare networking issue

When you do an ipconfig what do you get? 0.0.0.0 usually means disabled network card/stack. 169.x.x.x usually means something broken in regards to DHCP. (when windows can't find a dhcp server, it grabs an address in the 169 network.) What anti-virus/internet security program do you use? Any chance i...
by someuid
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Crossfire (Dual-Cards) - Best balance of power and price
Replies: 24
Views: 1978

Re: Crossfire (Dual-Cards) - Best balance of power and price

If you're going to play on a single monitor, yeah, a 1GB card like a 6870 is all you need. When you get into 3-screen gaming you'll need 2GB+ cards. HardOCP did some testing with Nvidia's 1.5GB cards and they did great on single screens, but couldn't keep up on 3-screen displays compared to an AMD C...
by someuid
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Crossfire (Dual-Cards) - Best balance of power and price
Replies: 24
Views: 1978

Re: Crossfire (Dual-Cards) - Best balance of power and price

You should read this article first before dropping from 12GB to 8GB. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,2778.html Their idea of using extra system ram as a ram drive to hold the swap file was interesting. They also tried disabling the swap file entirely with interesting results. ...