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by Washer
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Punkbuster Down
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

Re: Punkbuster Down

Ryu Connor wrote:
Righteous indignation over a first world and irrelevant/intangible problem such as cheating in a video game is not needed in this thread or the forum as a whole.


Hilarious post given the context of a site like Tech Report. Do you cheat too?
by Washer
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Punkbuster Down
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

Re: Punkbuster Down

Clearly JohnC's cheating is in the "past."
by Washer
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Punkbuster Down
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

Re: Punkbuster Down

Oh cool. You're a cheater. Thanks for letting me know. I guess that does give you more relevant experience in which is better.
by Washer
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Reality Comes to Paradise - Valve Layoffs
Replies: 11
Views: 3122

Re: Reality Comes to Paradise - Valve Layoffs

Well for some of you this should come as no surprise, for others I'm sure it'll shatter some worldly views. I suppose you can only have a decade long vacation for so long before you actually have to put out a real product. Steam could only support all of Valve for so long. Decade long vacation? The...
by Washer
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Punkbuster Down
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

Re: Punkbuster Down

Well, their sites are up and functioning again... Though there are no announcements about the reasons for downtime... Oh well, maybe game developers will learn something from that and will stop being so "cheap" and would instead start developing their own versions of automatic anti-cheat ...
by Washer
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Best mATX case as of February 2013
Replies: 62
Views: 42596

Re: Best mATX case as of February 2013

In what way is the Define Mini worse for you? AFAIK the Define is targeted at less noise than the Arc. I haven't used the Arc, but speaking about the Define Mini. The front design is terrible. Not in terms of aesthetics but function. The fan filters are a huge pain to use. The filters screw into th...
by Washer
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: BlackBerry 10 thoughts?
Replies: 52
Views: 11543

Re: BlackBerry 10 thoughts?

Thoughts? I couldn't possibly have any, there are no shipping BlackBerry 10 products. There is tons of potential though. There's honestly few high quality options in the smartphone market. My Atrix 4G is approaching 2 years old now. If I hadn't dropped it in water there would be zero reason to repla...
by Washer
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How Powerful are you expecting Ps4 and Xbox 720 to be?
Replies: 30
Views: 6236

Re: How Powerful are you expecting Ps4 and Xbox 720 to be?

So... a low end gaming PC? Neat...
by Washer
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Apple Laptop Memory
Replies: 10
Views: 2257

Re: Apple Laptop Memory

Doubt you'll run in to problems.... assuming your MacBook has user replacable RAM in the first place.
by Washer
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How's OpenOffice now that it's Apache's?
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: How's OpenOffice now that it's Apache's?

I've had better luck with compatibility and stability with LibreOffice.
by Washer
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Advise on adding Case Fans for Fractal Define R4
Replies: 6
Views: 4229

Re: Advise on adding Case Fans for Fractal Define R4

I'd personally add another intake fan in the front and call it a day.
by Washer
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: LG DVD burners $12.99
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

Re: LG DVD burners $12.99

My lone optical device is a USB DVD burner now, can't recall the last time I used it. Zero plans to ever buy a Blu-ray device (or media for that matter).
by Washer
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam Sale - Christmas 2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8456

Re: Steam Sale - Christmas 2012

The Thanksgiving and Christmas sales follow too closely. Most of the games I've already picked up. Darksiders II interests me but the pricing is all messed ($25 for the game standalone or $20 for the Franchise pack that includes the original and DLC for II, i got the first as part of the THQ Humble ...
by Washer
Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Christmas laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 3023

Re: Christmas laptop

Under $300 by far the best deal going is the new Samsung Chromebook. Totally serious, great piece of kit for the price. Everything else in that range is fairly junky. As long as she doesn't need any specific/specialized software it might be a great buy. Chromebooks make a good deal of sense for col...
by Washer
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Scythe USA no more?
Replies: 30
Views: 9747

Re: Scythe USA no more?

flip-mode wrote:
I nominate Noctua.


I would disagree. Not every Noctua product is great, some are merely good and other's very average (especially with price in consideration). You can spend as much for a full heatsink + fan assembly that's 95% of a Noctua for the price of some of their fans. :roll:
by Washer
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Scythe USA no more?
Replies: 30
Views: 9747

Re: Scythe USA no more?

This does not sadden me. Scythes products have been very hit or miss. Just because it said Scythe on the box didn't mean you had something top notch. Yes, Scythe products are hit and miss. But I don't know a single company who your last sentence is true. Scythe USA also offered products like the S-...
by Washer
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Scythe USA no more?
Replies: 30
Views: 9747

Re: Scythe USA no more?

That's too bad. I hope another supplier comes along. I've owned numerous Scythe fans and a couple of their heatsinks too. Always worked well for me. I especially appreciated their Shuriken series, great performance given the small size, low noise and reasonable price.
by Washer
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Neato XV-21 for $275 (on NewEgg)!
Replies: 15
Views: 2789

Re: Neato XV-21 for $275 (on NewEgg)!

Thanks a ton for the info, drfish. :D Your first line is precisely why I'm considering it.
by Washer
Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Neato XV-21 for $275 (on NewEgg)!
Replies: 15
Views: 2789

Re: Neato XV-21 for $275 (on NewEgg)!

drfish, do you have any pets? I'd consider the Neato as a gift for my mom but I'm concerned about her dogs. One is a yorkie that tips the scales at just over 2lbs, the poor dog is also blind in one eye. If the dog was hit by one of these it probably wouldn't be good.
by Washer
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Planetside 2
Replies: 55
Views: 11483

Re: Planetside 2

I have a limited budget. It goes towards game developers that actually feel like putting out a quality product instead of halfassing it. It's sad there's such a significant segment of PC gamers who, like you, care only about graphics. If your number one criteria for a game is graphics then you dese...
by Washer
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Death to Android 4.2 Lockscreen Widgets
Replies: 4
Views: 2751

Re: Death to Android 4.2 Lockscreen Widgets

Could you please explain clock widgets? The need for two clocks literally right next to each other is what I don't get.
by Washer
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 8- Sell me on it
Replies: 155
Views: 19582

Re: Windows 8- Sell me on it

Personally find the dual personality Windows 8 has a bit frustrating. Having two of many applications was annoying at first, "Photos" taking over my entire screen the first time I double clicked a jpeg for instance, "Music" coming up instead of Windows Media Player another instan...
by Washer
Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: "Start 8" for Windows 8 is working nicely for me
Replies: 27
Views: 7121

Re: "Start 8" for Windows 8 is working nicely for me

My favorite Win 8 experience so far... Downloaded a podcast, standard .mp3, in Chrome. Without thinking I double clicked the file expecting it to open in Windows Media Player, which I had open, not playing a file. Instead it opens up in "Music" inside... Metro/Modern UI/whateveritscalled. ...
by Washer
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Barren MSI Mobos
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: Barren MSI Mobos

The MSI boards certainly appear "cleaner" but like Chrispy_ mentioned I think that comes from significantly less silk screening. There does to appear to be less components though on the MSI boards. In terms of motherboard brands I stick to Asus, ASRock and Gigabyte these days. The last MSI...
by Washer
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Miguel Cabrera
Replies: 17
Views: 6402

Re: Miguel Cabrera

............................ It isn't like I'm talking 25 vs 40 steals here either... it's 49 vs 4. The Triple Crown is a great achievement but... come on. They're very close in hitting and nowhere even close in every other aspect of the game. If there were a MLB-wide MVP I'd honestly place Buster ...
by Washer
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Miguel Cabrera
Replies: 17
Views: 6402

Re: Miguel Cabrera

Would it help to know that I'm an old fart of 48 and steeped in traditional baseball? I don't give a squat for your modern stats, all I know is I want Cabrera on my team. No, it makes you look worse to be honest. The Trout vs Cabrera argument doesn't require any advanced statistics to see how Trout...
by Washer
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Miguel Cabrera
Replies: 17
Views: 6402

Re: Miguel Cabrera

Good on 'ya mate. If we could shove the Sabermetrics people into the dust bin (they have a huge hard-on for Mike Trout and Wins Above Replacement) Cabrera would waltz to the MVP as a Triple Crown winner should. First, it's awesome that Miguel Cabrera achieved the Triple Crown. Cabrera is a truly gi...
by Washer
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Accessing Linux Applications From Within MS Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 5255

Re: Accessing Linux Applications From Within MS Windows

Cygwin? Need to know more about your application. How does a user with a Linux desktop run/use it?
by Washer
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ViDock Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1611

Re: ViDock Anyone?

No personal experience with a ViDock, but I have seen it before and seem to recall seeing several forum members on the notebookreview.com forums sharing their experiences. I highly recommend the NBR forums if you're looking in to less well covered laptop models or devices like the ViDock that are a ...
by Washer
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Is this proposal reasonable?
Replies: 4
Views: 2046

Re: Is this proposal reasonable?

I can't exactly comment on those prices but I will say some of those "features" seem like they should be standard. Like... who is limiting admin logins? Take orders for breakfast, lunch and dinner? What makes those orders different from each other besides the actual food? Is there a reason...