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by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 939

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

Captain Ned wrote:
End User wrote:
I want to be Daneel.

I read into that that you care less about life extension than you do about forcing humanity down your chosen path.

Don't debate Asimov with me unless you're really ready.

Debate you?!? WTF? I need someone/thing to create a digital frontier to reshape the human condition.
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 939

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

Captain Ned wrote:
End User wrote:
If I could transplant my brain into a cybernetic body I would.

Death is the most important part of the human experience.

Bollocks. I’ve not had a white picket fence life. I don’t have anything to hold on to. I want to see the stars.
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New desktop speaker recommendations
Replies: 86
Views: 1909

Re: New desktop speaker recommendations

just brew it! wrote:
Except it's NOT a viable alternative for the use case being discussed here, for the reason I mentioned.

AFAICT it doesn't even have a wired input.

Progress demands a poke in the eye.
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 939

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

If I could transplant my brain into a cybernetic body I would.
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New desktop speaker recommendations
Replies: 86
Views: 1909

Re: New desktop speaker recommendations

HomePod Hmm... $350 for one, and it's mono only (you can't have stereo even if you buy 2). I guess if you want stereo You're Using It Wrong. This is not a product that is designed to replace a 2.0 (or 2.1) setup. HomePod's multi-room audio support via AirPlay 2 Is going to be a thing in the not to ...
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New desktop speaker recommendations
Replies: 86
Views: 1909

Re: New desktop speaker recommendations

Captain Ned wrote:
End User wrote:

Strong in this one the RDF is.

Wake me when it gets a full instrumented test by Stereophile (yes, they do run instrumented tests on everything they review).

Who the **** cares.
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4632

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

yep. it's easily the best OS on the market at this point. No, it's not. Why do you insist on embarrassing yourself with your M$ fetish. There is no such thing as the perfect OS: - Android and iOS in the mobile space - iOS in the pure tablet space - Windows is in hybrid space - Chromebook/macOS/Linu...
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 662
Views: 81700

Re: What are you playing right now?

iRacing Initially I just practiced on my own to get a feel for the game and learn the tracks. I’m now participating in races. I’m decidedly mid pack. The biggest thing I had to sort out was survival. Many drivers know what they are doing but some are either so aggressive or so bad that you have to k...
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4632

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Why couldn't they just kept the old Windows 7 UI with maybe a few improvements instead? Because phones and tablets are a thing in the real world. They tried, but failed pretty miserably and now have a half-assed product in a lot of places. Ubuntu attempted more less the same thing with Unity. And, ...
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4632

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

My dual Nvidia based Windows 10 rig remembers Window locations on a second display after a wake from sleep. My dual Radeon based dual display rig does not.
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4632

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

yep. it's easily the best OS on the market at this point. No, it's not. Why do you insist on embarrassing yourself with your M$ fetish. There is no such thing as the perfect OS: - Android and iOS in the mobile space - iOS in the pure tablet space - Windows is in hybrid space - Chromebook/macOS/Linu...
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4632

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

sweatshopking wrote:
use the excellent search.

Don't make me laugh.
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4632

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Why couldn't they just kept the old Windows 7 UI with maybe a few improvements instead? Some of us wish Windows UI development had stopped with Win2K. Might explain why I gravitate toward KDE or Xfce. Windows 10 is basically same damn UI as Win2K. Nothing has changed. THAT IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WI...
by End User
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4632

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Hit a nerve I see. Hardly. It's just that it's a worn-out old meme that was funny for all of about 30 seconds back when someone first came up with it a couple of decades ago. And I say this as someone who doesn't dispute that they've engaged in some really sh*tty business practices, and hasn't run ...
by End User
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 117
Views: 6317

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

derFunkenstein wrote:
I'm using a mouse even with that ginormous trackpad.

UGH!

AND IT’S WIRED!

I’M DYING HERE!
by End User
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 117
Views: 6317

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

I find even the older MBP keyboards pretty infuriating. I plug a standard USB keyboard into my work MBP unless I am working on the bus/train on my way to/from the office, or in a meeting. Enough said. Don't even get me started on the Apple Magic mouse. Yuck. The only "magic" is in the for...
by End User
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4632

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Captain Ned wrote:
End User wrote:
It is basically the same as Windows 2000. M$ has no creative spark.

Because they still support 3.5mm jacks?? Oh, and M$ is ever so triste and passé.

Hit a nerve I see.
by End User
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4632

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Complaining has died down, but that doesn't mean the security concerns are gone, just that you need to know how to turn off the right features to make the OS 'safe'. My impression that once you get that under control, it's just another version of Windows. Irrespective of all that, if you need to li...
by End User
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 117
Views: 6317

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

omitting it is user hostile. Good riddance to outdated tech. Touchbar adds cost for no good reason, for something I won't use, and is just one more thing to fail. It makes way more sense that a bunch of static buttons. I find even the older MBP keyboards pretty infuriating. I plug a standard USB ke...
by End User
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 117
Views: 6317

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

Until they stop doing intentionally hostile **** like removing 3.5mm jacks and putting TOUCHBARS ON LAPTOPS and making the most awful keyboards ever (in the new rMBPs) then they're just words. Geez. It's like you've jumped on every current trendy bandwagon of Apple hate. Apologies. I'm using an And...
by End User
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Flickergate
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Flickergate

"We are 1800+ customers who lost $2.8 Millions+ due to faulty/defective Microsoft Surface Pro devices. Microsoft's Support team is disregarding our issue" https://flickergate.com/ https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum/surfpro4-surfdrivers/surface-pro-4-screen-flickering-shackin...
by End User
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headset for Gaming
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Headset for Gaming

I had been using the Corsair Vengeance 1500. I am now using the Sennheiser PC 373D (I find them more comfortable that the 1500s).
by End User
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 87
Views: 2680

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

To me it should be an all or nothing. Either no human aids beyond maybe adaptive cruise control, or fully computer driven with no human input. Anything beyond the the former just encourages bad human drivning and is wholly unnecessary. Performance cars with systems designed to give the driver numer...
by End User
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 87
Views: 2680

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

I just ordered my Camaro SS 1LE and I upgraded to the package that has blind spot monitoring (2SS). The drivers side is fine (better than my 2012 GLI) but the passenger side rear quarter in the Camaro is a black hole.
by End User
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 87
Views: 2680

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
End User wrote:
Get an orange.
The turpenes in the orange peel will likely damage the leather.

Good point.
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