Commented 5 months ago2020-04-03 23:33:13 UTC in journal: I modded my robovac Comment #102632
Congrats on the Kickstarter success, zeeba!
Commented 9 months ago2019-12-08 11:12:53 UTC in poll: Virtual Reality Comment #102461
...good point, I suppose. Reworded the question slightly.
Commented 10 months ago2019-11-02 06:19:38 UTC in poll: Video Games November 2019 Comment #102414
I was going to add Black Mesa: Xen into this list as a "maybe" option, but there's no way it'll come out this month...
Commented 11 months ago2019-10-18 21:13:37 UTC in journal: What a time to be alive... Comment #102347
Obviously the third eye is in the rear, as seen a lot in pornography. Urby's subtly admitting to us that he's an asshole. Happy birthday, asshole!

No but really it's:
Pornography = XXX
with three eyes = III
XXXIII = 33 in Roman numerals
Commented 1 year ago2019-08-18 01:02:42 UTC in journal: Brain Surgery 2 Comment #102222
Hoping all goes well!
Commented 1 year ago2019-07-02 01:50:00 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102132
I think personally I'd prefer the Oyster card regardless, I'd feel a little uncomfortable swiping my credit card instead of my Go card (as it's called in Brisbane). I tap-to-pay the hell out of everything else though, so maybe I'd get used to it. I draw the line at using the phone though, Samsung and Google have too much of my data even without my complete purchase history.
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-10 01:35:36 UTC in journal: Gaming PC for my son Comment #102078
Gives me bad memories of my first GPU upgrade. The case was blocking the card from being seated properly but I had no idea it wasn't right. As soon as I turned the power on for the first time, two transistors blew on the motherboard. It was in my first hour of a 30 hour LAN party and my computer was fried, very upsetting. Took 6 months for Intel to make good on the warranty return, I had no money to simply buy a new one when I was a kid.

Since then I've heard a few reports on unseated GPUs and nobody else has had any issues with fried motherboards, so either I was incredibly unlucky or the transition from AGP to PCIe made improvements in that area. Glad nothing went wrong for you!
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-03 13:37:47 UTC in journal: Gaming PC for my son Comment #102054
+1 for the Samsung EVO drives. I have 3 in my PC at the moment - 2 of them bought earlier this year (EVO 860) to replace some dying spindle drives, and one I've had Windows installed on for a few years (EVO 850). Loving the price drops of SSDs in the last few years! My Steam/games drive is a 1TB SSD now, if you hate the excessive loading times on modern games, it's a must!
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-03 07:43:22 UTC in journal: Gaming PC for my son Comment #102049
I think VR needs premium hardware, I wouldn't build a mid-range PC and expect VR to work well on it. But I could be wrong, I don't know much about it.
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-03 00:00:51 UTC in journal: Gaming PC for my son Comment #102045
Looking pretty good! The only thing I'd suggest is to consider the GTX 1660 instead of the GTX 1060. For an extra $20 you get a decent boost in performance and double the memory as well.
Commented 1 year ago2019-03-22 23:52:58 UTC in journal: Another Brain Surgery? Comment #101929
Good to hear that there's no issues!
Commented 1 year ago2019-03-14 01:13:29 UTC in poll: French Bread Showdown Comment #101904
Imagine being a neutral
Commented 1 year ago2019-01-13 13:44:15 UTC in journal: Magento 2 Certified! Comment #101741
It's not though. It's exactly 9000.
Commented 1 year ago2019-01-10 13:22:17 UTC in journal: Magento 2 Certified! Comment #101720
Magneto certifiedMagneto certified
Commented 1 year ago2019-01-02 00:21:15 UTC in journal: It's 2019! Get those Christmas hats outta here Comment #101706
Uninstall hat.exe
Commented 1 year ago2018-12-17 01:20:49 UTC in journal: New Streaming Schedule Comment #101687
I know right? I played Subnautica until 2am on Saturday only to be FORCED to wake up at 8 for the stream. FORCED!

(Subnautica is being given away for free on the Epic games store atm by the way. It's real good.)
Commented 1 year ago2018-12-06 10:52:44 UTC in vault item: Demo of my unnamed mod Comment #101669
For what it's worth the archive works fine for me in both 7zip and WinRAR, not sure why it would be showing as corrupted for some people.
Commented 1 year ago2018-12-02 09:16:11 UTC in journal: Christmas Avatars (Chrivatars) Comment #101654
I'm crap at Photoshop so this'll have to do
Commented 1 year ago2018-11-30 13:34:30 UTC in journal: Video editing software Comment #101645
Another free one I stumbled upon today is KdenLive, I haven't tried it but it looks useful.
Commented 1 year ago2018-11-02 12:27:31 UTC in journal: Sp00ky math... Comment #101599
In my experience, dots for multiplication is common, colons for division is not. Colons are used for ratios which represent relative proportions, rather than an operation with a single answer.
Commented 1 year ago2018-10-31 12:44:38 UTC in journal: Sp00ky math... Comment #101591
Commented 2 years ago2018-07-17 05:17:21 UTC in journal: Bought a House! Comment #101377
Welcome to the club ....of being in debt :(
Real nice looking house though!
Commented 2 years ago2018-06-11 03:37:24 UTC in vault item: trigger_once_round Comment #101241
Good timing for this example, I added a link to this to the Tutorial: Counter-Strike mapping page since it's a common problem that people have when mapping for CS. Thanks for making it!
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Commented 2 years ago2018-05-26 13:01:38 UTC in journal: #8937 Comment #44170
@NineTnine: also 5 years before COD2, Medal of Honor: Underground had a female protagonist who was also on the cover of the game.
Commented 2 years ago2018-05-25 13:47:48 UTC in journal: #8937 Comment #44169
Honestly I've only seen posts like this complaining about these people who are upset about having gender options in Battlefield. That's the only exposure I got in regards to this Battlefield malarkey, I think folks are blowing it out of proportion a bit.

If you look hard enough you'll find idiots on the internet having a whinge about any completely ridiculous thing you could imagine. Who cares what they think.
Commented 2 years ago2018-05-03 07:12:28 UTC in journal: #8931 Comment #67417
You would be looking at TWHL4 right now if I hadn't have broken my arm the day before I was going to deploy it :(

Also congrats on your degree, that's what I have too :)
Commented 2 years ago2018-04-02 03:27:05 UTC in news: TWHL4 Public Beta Comment #100338
I genuinely was gunna migrate this weekend but broken bones delayed that. Gimme a few months to heal my arm.
Commented 2 years ago2018-03-16 23:07:35 UTC in journal: #8922 Comment #63003
@Stu: The calculator app asks you to rate it but doesn't hold you hostage. I've seen it once and I clicked cancel and moved on. I don't even have an app store account.
Commented 2 years ago2018-03-16 08:06:25 UTC in journal: #8922 Comment #63002
I've never had any issues with Windows 10. Some comments:
  • Delay updates for 30 days (the maximum). This will reduce restarts and you will avoid any bad updates which were rolled back.
  • Feature updates (which are like service packs) are released twice a year and will take longer to install than most updates. You can delay them for up to a year. They seem to reset some settings, but it takes 5 minutes to change them back when you notice them. Most (if not all) settings are retained.
  • Use Spybot Anti-Beacon if you're concerned with the statistics they're collecting. This will block the telemetry that both Windows 7 and 10 send.
  • If you want an extra layer of protection use a software firewall (I use ESET) to block network requests from telemetry applications.
  • The settings stuff isn't great, but the old control panel still exists and everything is still there. Some of the new stuff (UWP, tablet mode) can only be configured through the new settings app, but you get used to it.
  • The start menu is fine, once I got accustomed to pinning apps onto the statt menu I very much like how it works now.
  • The interface isn't broken anymore. I've never had a problem after the anniversary update came out.
  • The old vs. new style is still there, but honestly you won't notice it. The only "new" style apps I ever use are settings and calculator. Everything else is the same as always.
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Commented 2 years ago2018-02-07 23:29:55 UTC in news: TWHL4 Public Beta Comment #100331
Still a little busy this week (moving house) so probably not in the next week or two. Be patient!
Also Strider still hasn't finished the header images so it's his fault really.
Commented 2 years ago2018-02-03 23:21:06 UTC in news: TWHL4 Public Beta Comment #100327
Both types of formatting work, so you're all good there.
Commented 2 years ago2018-01-19 22:51:28 UTC in news: TWHL4 Public Beta Comment #100324
Possibly not in the next few weeks because I'll be a little busy, but I could find the time next month.
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Commented 2 years ago2017-12-24 10:13:40 UTC in news: TWHL4 Public Beta Comment #100316
Can you give it another try? I just made the error messages red again so they might be more clear but double-check after clicking the button to see if you get any error messages. If it's still no good I'll work it through with you at some point to see what the issue is.
Commented 3 years ago2017-09-22 04:58:28 UTC in journal: #8867 Comment #46231
How to solve birthday puzzles:

1. Find an easy one from a previous year
2. Add a few years
3. Act smug
Commented 3 years ago2017-07-23 23:11:21 UTC in journal: #8838 Comment #51112
I didn't know you were that old. What was life like in 8000BC anyway?
Commented 3 years ago2017-07-19 00:44:58 UTC in journal: #8831 Comment #61550
I have the same issue, I think most people do. I typically just stop working on it and choose a different project to work on. Eventually (a few weeks/months later) I'll get an urge to start again. If I try to force myself to work on it before that, I get nothing done.

...Though most of the projects I work on are my own so there's not really anybody else who is waiting for me to finish, that helps a lot :P
Commented 3 years ago2017-07-16 10:49:49 UTC in news: Compo 34 Results Comment #100297
That's classified
Commented 3 years ago2017-07-16 00:04:46 UTC in news: Compo 34 Results Comment #100294
Thanks for understanding Trempler, I get the list of entries directly from the competition page, it's a bit difficult trying to keep track of everyone any other way. Sorry for missing yours :(

For the next competition I will make sure to post a list of entrants on the forum thread, so anybody who is missing can double check to make sure they are on the list. Hopefully we'll have the new website up by then which makes it a lot easier to see and manage your competition entry.
Commented 3 years ago2017-06-08 04:18:10 UTC in journal: #8815 Comment #49756
Awesome! :D
Commented 3 years ago2017-06-07 23:18:13 UTC in journal: #8814 Comment #52994
I should join the SnC games more often...
Commented 3 years ago2017-06-04 05:21:23 UTC in journal: Updates Comment #52973
I've found that it doesn't work in windowed mode (or borderless windowed), you need to be in full screen. Aside from that it's worked in every game for me.
Commented 3 years ago2017-06-03 23:17:03 UTC in journal: Updates Comment #52972
Jessie: If you're recording games, use shadowplay. I've never noticed any poor performance in games and I have shadowplay running all the time.
Commented 3 years ago2017-06-01 23:08:01 UTC in journal: #8810 Comment #68177
Commented 3 years ago2017-05-31 05:37:31 UTC in journal: Updates Comment #52971
A motherboard upgrade usually happens because of a CPU upgrade - CPU manufacturers (especially Intel) love to change their socket every couple of years. If you do a CPU upgrade, double and triple check the socket of the new one and your current one to see if you need a new motherboard or not. RAM slots change pretty quickly too (they're up to DDR4 now I think).

Older motherboard chipsets also might not support certain newer CPUs even if the socket is the same - if you're upgrading the CPU, find the compatibility tables on your motherboard model to make sure that the new CPU is compatible. Sometimes the vendor provides a BIOS update that adds compatibility, but sometimes you need a new one. (GPU updates can be the same, but your GPU should be okay for a few more years.)

Also, going by your edit: get yeself an SSD!
Commented 3 years ago2017-05-31 02:51:59 UTC in journal: Updates Comment #52970
Hmm, I'd probably do something like:
  • If you don't have an SSD, get one and put your OS on it
  • Try reformatting to see if a clean install helps
  • Go for 16GB RAM
  • New CPU (may require a new motherboard too...)
I don't really know a good way to find the motherboard model, usually I just open the box and look for the model number printed on there somewhere.
Commented 3 years ago2017-04-12 11:47:02 UTC in journal: #8794 Comment #61525
Don't worry folks, I can translate:
  • Have you submitted your report to the administrator today?
  • Urby and Archie claim to be working on The Core. But did you know they're actually sleeping instead?
  • Oh dear! Gordon is being a dumbass like always. The administrator is going to stab him again.
  • TWHL is an interesting place for attractive, talented people. (no question marks in here???)
  • Can Tetsu0 please only speak French from now on?
Commented 3 years ago2017-04-12 07:30:58 UTC in journal: #8794 Comment #61524
I consider a space before ? and ! to be a "sarcasm emphasis" on a sentence, so from now on I'm going to assume French people are always sarcastic :)

Not sarcastic: You can do it!
Sarcastic: You can do it !
Even more sarcastic: You can do it...!