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by Inkling
Tue May 09, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Xbitlabs completely closed a few months ago
Replies: 21
Views: 3237

Re: Xbitlabs completely closed a few months ago

Don't it always seem to go, That you don't know what you've got til its gone... :cry:

Shameless plug.
by Inkling
Tue May 09, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Dudes, check out this sweet RGB-LED snowboard!
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

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

Yep, gotta admit, pretty cool to watch. I wouldn't be caught dead on it, but I know some snowboarders who'd go for it. Their attitude seems to always be, "hey, watch this." An RGB LED-lit board would certainly help them get seen.
by Inkling
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Who's being weasellier? Microsoft or me?
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: Who's being weasellier? Microsoft or me?

The weasel hunt is hereby called off. The Microsoft Store completed my Windows 10 upgrade at 8:30 this evening and sent me on my way. They also thoroughly cleaned the R700, which was a nice touch. :D
by Inkling
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Who's being weasellier? Microsoft or me?
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: Who's being weasellier? Me or Microsoft?

It's now 6:30, and I haven't heard from them... I don't plan to make a scene over it, but I'll certainly bring it up again if it's not done today. If it doesn't get done, it seems Microsoft has zero intention to offer me a free laptop. If I demanded it, who's being the weaselliest? :lol: Microsoft....
by Inkling
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Who's being weasellier? Microsoft or me?
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Who's being weasellier? Microsoft or me?

Well, I decided to test Microsoft's guarantee of upgrading a laptop to Windows 10 in one day . My Toshiba Portege R700 was still rocking Win7 and hadn't been powered up or updated in months--since I acquired an ASUS UX305. I could do it myself, as I've done with four other systems in my possession, ...
by Inkling
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10
Replies: 27
Views: 3173

Re: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10

Now Asus says I need to revert to Windows 8.1 to get my touchpad functionality restored: In this situation, I am afraid you would need to reset the laptop to factory win8.1 system, then your touchpad will come back to normal after the entire OS reinstall. Wow, that's a brilliant solution. I should'v...
by Inkling
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10
Replies: 27
Views: 3173

Re: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10

Well, crap. I managed to break my entire Windows installation while trying to verify that there was no "reverse scrolling direction" like I remember from SmartGesture. I installed SmartGesture and uninstalled my current touchpad drivers, went to restart, and now I get a BSOD (probably fro...
by Inkling
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10
Replies: 27
Views: 3173

Re: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10

I contacted Asus support about this. It took a few days, but I finally got a reply this morning. She said: For this issue, please firstly go to control panel->programs and features to uninstall the ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities. Then reinstall the following drivers in order. ATKACPI dr...
by Inkling
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10
Replies: 27
Views: 3173

Re: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10

:evil:
Smart gesture uninstalled and reinstalled and still no option to correct the scrolling direction.
:evil:
by Inkling
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10
Replies: 27
Views: 3173

Re: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10

You need to install Asus Smart Gesture if you do not already have it installed. Then you can open the application from the system tray and check the "Content moves in the other direction with swipe" option to restore proper scrolling :wink:. On my UX303 Windows Update automatically instal...
by Inkling
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10
Replies: 27
Views: 3173

Re: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10

I had that double-finger scrolling experience in Win8.1... it was scrolling the "wrong way". I was able to easily switch the direction in the mouse/touchpad settings. I would imagine you can do the same thing in Win10 settings. However, to me the "right way" is opposite from you...
by Inkling
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10
Replies: 27
Views: 3173

Asus UX305 touchpad borked after upgrade to Win10

I have the UX305, which came with Windows 8.1. After upgrading to Windows 10 the touchpad is misbehaving. First, the sensitivity settings are dialed up, which I can fix easily enough. Second, the 2-finger scroll goes in the opposite direction. All touchpads I've ever used have scrolled the window do...
by Inkling
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: SSK SIGNING OFF FOR THREE MONTHS
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: SSK SIGNING OFF FOR THREE MONTHS

I'm lonely now.
by Inkling
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Intrusive Ads
Replies: 65
Views: 6413

Re: Intrusive Ads

drfish wrote:
Just had an Neutrogena ad that auto-played with sound.


Size or location on the page? Screen shot? No ad should be auto-playing sound.
by Inkling
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: lockerdome ads killing firefox
Replies: 19
Views: 1758

Re: lockerdome ads killing firefox

Are you certain it's the Lockerdome ads? This would be the very first performance complaint we've had on these particular units after running them for a month. Is there also a video ad from Sekindo playing in the right column? We have known issues with those: http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.p...
by Inkling
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Video ads on TR
Replies: 57
Views: 4661

Re: Video ads on TR

"...mostly below the fold"

Some will occasionally appear above the fold, but well over 80% are serving at the bottom.
by Inkling
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Video ads on TR
Replies: 57
Views: 4661

Re: Video ads on TR

sorry but the video ads made turn on adblock for this site. The autoplay with full audio in particular. If thye could at least not make so much damn noise! If you're really sorry, then help us and help the community by identifying the offending ads. None should be playing sound without clicking the...
by Inkling
Tue May 26, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Video ads on TR
Replies: 57
Views: 4661

Re: Video ads on TR

Thanks again to those who have given useful feedback about problems observed with video ads. Both the agency and we have made several tweaks to try to improve the code. We've narrowly targeted and capped them tightly to ensure we're not serving any more than necessary. A new version of the script wa...
by Inkling
Wed May 13, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Video ads on TR
Replies: 57
Views: 4661

Re: Video ads on TR

A hearty thank-you to those who have tried to really help us by providing the details I requested. Based partially on your feedback the ad network sent new code for the video ads, and we'll be testing it soon.
by Inkling
Thu May 07, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Video ads on TR
Replies: 57
Views: 4661

Re: Video ads on TR

I am going to speculate that not all the video ads that are in TR's rotation are bad. It may be helpful if you can note which video (or the thing they are selling), or have screenshot in your report. Not all people may see it because it may depend on location and other factors. Bad apples are going...
by Inkling
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Video ads on TR
Replies: 57
Views: 4661

Video ads on TR

Currently we're running video ads in some 300x250 banner spots in the far right column--mostly below the fold. They're geo-targeted to English-speaking countries and frequency capped to avoid showing a lot to one reader. We have a couple reports that the ads might crash the Flash player in Chrome on...
by Inkling
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 450
Views: 164363

Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Today I'm in the '96 Ford F-150. 72K miles and, from a distance, still a looker (up close you can't miss the rust over the fender wells or the very dated blue interior).
by Inkling
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Those Homeworld ads - Crashes IE11
Replies: 56
Views: 3450

Re: Those Homeworld ads - Crashes IE11

They're fixed!!! So settle down and put TR back on your white list, mmmkay? Seriously, we need the banner impressions, and we're doing everything we can to keep from resorting to the most offensive (yet highly lucrative) rich-media banners and sneaky marketing crap that we're offered every day. FYI,...
by Inkling
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Intrusive Ads
Replies: 65
Views: 6413

Re: Intrusive Ads

same, I'm seeing autoplaying videos on most news posts. No adblock here, but I do have EFF's privacy badger running. But are they auto-playing with sound? As stated, the video is expected to auto-play silently if the player is in view and you're reading the desktop version of TR with a PC browser.
by Inkling
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Intrusive Ads
Replies: 65
Views: 6413

Re: Intrusive Ads

Those of you still hearing audio on the video ads, could you super-refresh, clear you cache, purge your thoughts and wipe your shoes? As of this morning we're running a new version of the video player that's supposed to be sound-free unless the user clicks on it, and all the testing we did confirmed...
by Inkling
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)
Replies: 382
Views: 37850

Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

I'll be there with the entire family this year... which includes my better half and three youngins. We're driving separately from Damage and should probably arrive just in time for the meal. So... maybe it would be best to grab a dessert-y item from a grocery store on the way through Holland?
by Inkling
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor
Replies: 44
Views: 6738

Re: Win a G-Sync conversion kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor

The deadline for entries has passed, and a winner will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
by Inkling
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Huge frontpage ads
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Huge frontpage ads

If it's supposed to be a contextual ad, is someone trying to say that Mantle is child's play?

Anyway, it's not appearing anywhere on the front page; that's the comments page for the Mantle article. And it seems to be fixed now, as all I'm seeing is listings for a Radeon R9 290X now.
by Inkling
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here
Replies: 264
Views: 45376

Re: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here

The deadline for entering our Dear Diary contest has passed; wherefore and henceforth this thread shall be locked. Keep an eye on the front page for the announcement of our winners!
by Inkling
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Best PAYGO vendor on Sprint or Verizon or USC networks
Replies: 13
Views: 3164

Re: Best PAYGO vendor on Sprint or Verizon or USC networks

I've researched this quite a bit recently, and am initially impressed with Ting . I haven't personally used them, so I can't give a definitive recommendation, but an acquaintance recommended them, and I like how they structure the payment into tiers for talk time, texts, and data each month. Let us ...
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