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by Fractux
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: cancel sub - receipts@techreport.com not a valid email address?
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: cancel sub - receipts@techreport.com not a valid email address?

drfish wrote:
11 days ago we were told it would be fixed in 4-5 days. That's all the information I have. :-?


Thanks again, drfish. I much appreciate you taking the time to respond with all that's going on.

Cheers!
by Fractux
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: cancel sub - receipts@techreport.com not a valid email address?
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: cancel sub - receipts@techreport.com not a valid email address?

I've sent a message to Renee about it. Really sorry for the hassle. You can also PM askfranklin . I've suggested that getting the Stripe applet back on the subs page should be the #1 priority of all site changes. Unfortunately, there's nothing more I can do about it. Any updates to be had about thi...
by Fractux
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Becoming a father
Replies: 80
Views: 4958

Re: Becoming a father

First off, Congratulations! A lot of people will have advise to give you on raising your kid. Listen well, take it all in and examine it. Try out new things, and don't be set in your ways or think that only you, or others, know what's best for a kid. If your kid is happy and you keep pushing them to...
by Fractux
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Asus Xonar, Uni Drivers, & Windows 10
Replies: 21
Views: 11770

Re: Asus Xonar, Uni Drivers, & Windows 10

I have a Xonar DX. I was not using the UNi drivers, so I can't fully answer your question. But if they do not work for you, I know the official drivers released for windows 8.0 did work for me. N.B. The official WIN 8.1 package would not install, but the WIN 8 64bit package ( DX_8_0_8_1821_WIN83264_...
by Fractux
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: POLL: WINDOWS 10 INSTALL
Replies: 157
Views: 12108

Re: POLL: WINDOWS 10 INSTALL

I had issues, like many others. Updating from a retail Win 7 Home install. My "Something Happened" error was worked around by changing the region to EN-US, from EN-CA. Yikes, MS. Everything proceeded fine until I got to the screen to set your default apps (so close!). Got a system hang and...
by Fractux
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"
Replies: 18
Views: 9315

Re: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"

From what I read, it wasn't clear if you already tried using different USB cables to eliminate the possibility of a defective cable?

And it could always be the USB port on the device itself. Had this happened on a couple of devices.
by Fractux
Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: PC freezes as a pattern of silver checkers comes up
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: PC freezes as a pattern of silver checkers comes up

No need to remove that plastic covering off the heat sink. You just have to either unscrew the retaining screws from the heat sink and gently pull it off. Or you may have those annoying plastic tabs, that you have to clamp, and push through. Depending on the type of thermal compound they have on the...
by Fractux
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: PC freezes as a pattern of silver checkers comes up
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: PC freezes as a pattern of silver checkers comes up

I was having a similar problem recently, however it was only happening for me while playing a game (Far Cry in this case) and not on boot up as it seems to be happening to you. The system it was happening on was running everything stock, and I would get the blocks glitches, but the system would not ...
by Fractux
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: stripped screw head
Replies: 22
Views: 3403

Re: stripped screw head

If you haven't already gone the route of drilling it out, you can try this. Depending on how badly mangled up the screw head is, and how tightly it's sitting there, this trick I was shown may work. But from the sounds of it, I wouldn't hold much hope. But you never know. Stick a rubber band between ...
by Fractux
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Longest you've know a HDD to operate?
Replies: 34
Views: 7501

We still have the IBM 5150 my father bought, and the 20MB Drive built in 1985 in that baby is still working to this day. That computer has the most lulling hum ever. Here are some old pics I took of it a few years ago. http://www3.sympatico.ca/kbros/ibm/10.jpg http://www3.sympatico.ca/kbros/ibm/11.j...
by Fractux
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: uneven tire wear
Replies: 21
Views: 1979

The only thing you can really do on your own (unless you are a home mechanic) is check the tire pressures, keep them within the tolerances, and check you tire pressure every week or two. Like flip-mode said, uneven wear is usually a sign that you need an alignment. Uneven tire wear like you mention ...
by Fractux
Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: A great arcade game to play, and best of all, it's free.
Replies: 0
Views: 1093

A great arcade game to play, and best of all, it's free.

Hey gents. I've been a reader of the Linux Game Tome [ http://www.happypenguin.org/ ] for a while, and a couple of weeks ago they posted info about a game called Typhoon 2001 [ http://typhoon.kuto.de/ ]. This game was inspired by tempest. I've got to tell you that I haven't had so much fun playing a...
by Fractux
Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New COmputer Build.... Major Problem?
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Well you can tell I haven't built a new system in a while. My newest part is from 2003 :) I didn't even know that they had DDR2 that would not function at stock voltages. Then again, I never bought anything other than Kingston Value RAM. heh.. Sorry for leading you off on a wrong troubleshooting tra...
by Fractux
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New COmputer Build.... Major Problem?
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

So I assume you are getting no error beep codes on bootup to help you out? The first thing I would do is try another monitor to check if you are getting a signal. If still nothing, then you the problem is with the system for sure. If it does work, then you know it's your new monitor that has issues....
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