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by odizzido
Fri May 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My laptop switches off while I am using it
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: My laptop switches off while I am using it

I've also seen laptops that would have their cases put pressure on the power button when they are picked up, which would turn the machine off. Just throwing it out there.
by odizzido
Sun May 06, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: XCOM 2 for $20 this week
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: XCOM 2 for $20 this week

I actually didn't make it past the first couple missions of the second game. I tried it because it was free. Not a fan of the reboot, the first new xcom was just barely good enough to play through once. Xenonauts 2 is something I am quite looking forward to though.
by odizzido
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Win10 still capable of activating on Win7 keys, apparently...
Replies: 38
Views: 4604

Re: Win10 still capable of activating on Win7 keys, apparently...

MS gains nothing by having people on W7/8. If they're on W10 they can runs ads and all that for extra cash and it costs them nothing.
by odizzido
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 90
Views: 4383

Re: Battletech game coming out

ohhhh the game itself is called battletech. Cool, I will need to keep an eye on it :)
by odizzido
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 90
Views: 4383

Re: Battletech game coming out

I sometimes purchase games early...sometimes I purchase them in 2014 and then wait until 2017 to play them. For me it's a question of wanting to fund development to help get a better product at the end. If pre-ordering whatever this game is won't help fund development then you're taking risk with ze...
by odizzido
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7611

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

I wouldn't mind a shift to ARM style processors. x86 is pretty locked down with patents and such on the hardware side and windows/directX monopolizing the software side. ARM is a lot more open which is something I can easily get behind.
by odizzido
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: spending only $100 a month on food.
Replies: 209
Views: 7014

Re: spending only $100 a month on food.

almost certainly.....as someone in canada I find people around me to be extremely wasteful all the time.

Also you should check out cronometer. Lentils are really good protein and they're way cheaper than cheese.
by odizzido
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: spending only $100 a month on food.
Replies: 209
Views: 7014

Re: spending only $100 a month on food.

A subject I know. So one of the first things I would do is make an account on cronometer. It's free and decent. I think you may be surprised at how easy it is to meet your protein needs. Having some nuts(peanuts are cheap) or lentils especially will pile in the protein with little cost. Frozen veggi...
by odizzido
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Microsoft confirms it’s already cancelling its newest version of Windows
Replies: 58
Views: 4849

Re: Microsoft confirms it’s already cancelling its newest version of Windows

Microsoft has no idea what it's doing. It constantly creates or buys software and then kills it. Maybe it's being run by a hydra? edit---------- It actually happens within windows itself. I don't recall which version, 8 or 10, but I was installing a driver(maybe?) with the 8/10 interface which was f...
by odizzido
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cheap Co-Op Games - LAN Capable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1132

Re: Cheap Co-Op Games - LAN Capable?

the poe story....I don't know it super well. You can actually just ignore it and smash mobs. Also so you know poe is far more complicated in terms of character design than diablo. This is either a good or bad thing depending on how much freedom you like to have to fail or succeed. There are of cours...
by odizzido
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is overclocking safe
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Is overclocking safe

Overclocking will reduce the lifespan of your CPU. Let's say your CPU could run for 40 years with default settings. You OC just a little and reduce it to 35 years. OC a lot and it will last for five years. Is that long enough? Depends on your situation really. Of course as someone mentioned before i...
by odizzido
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 10455

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Quick question: How many of those bitching about Win10 telemetry/privacy use debit cards or NFC phone payment methods out in meatspace? Conversely, how many of you solely use cash? We all shed megabytes of data on a daily basis, 99.999% of which is completely out of our control. One's choice in OS ...
by odizzido
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 10455

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Actually you can remove all the ads by taking control of and denying everyone access to the ad files. I installed windows 10 for a day and messed around and it seemed to work just fine. Maybe they patched it I am not sure but it worked a year or two ago.
by odizzido
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 10455

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

They removed live boot drive mirroring which sucks pretty hard. Windows 8 removed the ability to prioritize wireless networks which I assume is still missing from 10. There are other things, but windows to me has been a slow but steady removal of control and features I use without anything I find us...
by odizzido
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Free Upgrade Expired?
Replies: 18
Views: 2486

Re: Windows 10 Free Upgrade Expired?

MS doesn't gain anything by not giving away 10 to 7/8 holdouts. I imagine you will be able to switch(not upgrade) to 10 forever.
by odizzido
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: The Last Great Plasma!
Replies: 46
Views: 3204

Re: The Last Great Plasma!

If plasma didn't have flicker I would have liked it as well. That's my main complaint about the tech.
by odizzido
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 125
Views: 11957

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

Obviously just my personal experience but my mom owns two ipads. They were purchased at the same time and I am pretty sure it's the exact same model. On one of them there was a software update and now even typing is incredibly slow. The other one is used less often and I rejected the update before s...
by odizzido
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 13939

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Nice work whm1974. I don't know what it's like to be addicted to something but I do know what it's like to have 1000 dollars to spend on something nice.
by odizzido
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tofurky and other faux meats.
Replies: 52
Views: 4696

Re: Tofurky and other faux meats.

I brought some Simply Truth meatless patties last night from Ruler Foods, and had a patty this morning. While a bit dense, it does taste like meat and way better then the cheapo frozen bulk hamburgers I used to buy. Come to think of it, its probably isn't all that hard to produce a meatless product...
by odizzido
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tofurky and other faux meats.
Replies: 52
Views: 4696

Re: Tofurky and other faux meats.

I wish tofu came in better packaging. Where I live I have to throw away the plastic it comes in and it really bothers me.

Also I have no experience with fake meats so 1/2 off topic here.
by odizzido
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 97
Views: 12486

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

Mine is pretty simple. LG g3. That is all. I have no plans to "upgrade" it anytime soon. All it's really good for is web surfing and it will keep doing that for years to come I am sure. I've tried doing actual work on it....it takes so long compared to doing it on my desktop. That is if I ...
by odizzido
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 179
Views: 36846

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

mmmm curry. Most indian food is pretty damn good. I was having a grand ol' time with a palak aloo one for quite a while.
by odizzido
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 14026

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

Oh I didn't know that the 56 wasn't for sale yet. I guess AMD wanted to get all of the impatient 64 sales they could. I suppose I may have made the same decision if I were AMD so I won't really hold it against them especially since it was only for a short time and I do like the open standards approa...
by odizzido
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 14026

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

The more I read about the chip, the more I realize that it is first and foremost a compute architecture. The Instinct (the deep learning card based on Vega) and the FE are very serious and competitive product. The RX is a bit of an afterthought. At its nominal price, the RX64 is a bit useless, but ...
by odizzido
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Win10 Creator's Update uninstalling software
Replies: 15
Views: 7115

Re: Win10 Creator's Update uninstalling software

Funny, I haven't had any problems with W7 :P
by odizzido
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve
Replies: 25
Views: 5172

Re: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve

I read a lot of stuff about respeccing not being a thing in PoE in this post....you get respect points, respec orbs you can use to get more. Whenever there is a major balance patch each character gets a free complete respec they can use if they want. There is another full respec almost certainly com...
by odizzido
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 51
Views: 3003

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

1) I really dislike the document folder. Not just because I am always having to edit permissions but also because devs have all gone insane and think it's a good idea to scatter files all over the place in there. Why keeping files for a program inside that program's directory became something nobody...
by odizzido
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is Facebook getting past my hosts file?
Replies: 8
Views: 2258

Re: Is Facebook getting past my hosts file?

If you're not getting anything on wireshark I would imagine nothing is getting through. Have you tried blocking the book of faces on your router(if you can) to make sure?
by odizzido
Thu May 18, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Chimney-effect low-noise cases
Replies: 13
Views: 2328

Re: Chimney-effect low-noise cases

If I get a new case I am likely going to be making my own next time. I want one where the mobo lays down flat and the case is cooled by a single 40 or 50cm fan. With a nice big CPU/GPU heatsink you could cool them both with that single fan probably. I'd probably test angling a board of some kind dow...
by odizzido
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are the best offline games?
Replies: 42
Views: 6095

Re: What are the best offline games?

...Offline gaming has taken a back seat to online games... Offline gaming is thriving! Sure, it doesn't garner the same levels of obsessive mainstream mass-coverage as the endless raft of "e-sports" events, but that's "sport" for ya. I've barely touched an online game in years, ...
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