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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bad karma"

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

That's considered bad karma? Oh dear.

If I'm ever judged for avoiding beggars, whether that be in a court of law or in the afterlife or in front of an angry mob, all I gotta say is: I'm gonna power walk away from anyone who lunges towards me when I'm in public trying to get from point A to point B and wearing earphones. Doesn't matter if they're asking me for money or not.

I don't have a moral to my story like some other posts here, but I have thrown a few dollars or ten in the general direction of people's PayPals when they're in a rough spot (and I know of them enough to know remotely who they are), so like… maybe that says something about me? I dunno. I guess basically I'm the last person to have political/social views that anyone should go hungry or without shelter, but I also have social anxiety.

Anyway, I wouldn't say you did the wrong thing at all. You didn't go out of your way to hurt anyone, and also going right up to someone's car seems a bit much?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to talk/introduce myself to girls (or heck new people in general)"

  • 8 days ago
  • 7 points

So, the first part. If you're going into conversations with women just with the intent of only just a relationship and not treating them as a regular person, as seems to be implied by the wording of your post, that's not gonna work. Especially if anyone picks up on that, they're gonna get a bit uncomfortable.

Just talk to them normally like you would to someone of any gender, and let romantic relationships happen when they happen. No need to think of them as a separate category of person.

As for the new people in general part, that can be a bit more situational, so I don't necessarily have advice there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can this AiO run PCSX2?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

According to the PCSX2 GitHub the minimum requirement is a CPU with a single thread rating (on Passmark) of 1600, that CPU has 1647. So, barely. As long as that's not a particularly heavy game.

They don't mention anything about GPU requirements beyond supporting DX11, but likely with Intel graphics you wouldn't be able to get nice upscaled resolutions or AA or AF.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Im 14 and these politics are deep"

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

You're supposed to put stuff about lasagne in your Instagram bio? I've been doing it all wrong!

I wonder what the maximum length in there is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Jokes"

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

Why did Samus Aran win the beauty pageant?

Because the judges Chozo her.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "You're trapped a Room you can bring one Album... What do you bring?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

I'm getting one of those CDs from the late 90s/early 2000s that have wallpapers and screensavers and other bonus content because that was the trendy thing at the time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Smash"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points
  1. On one hand I'm so happy to have them in the game because BK means a lot to me but on the other hand they don't seem that great to actually play as
  2. SNK/Neo Geo rep is very cool, hopefully Terry isn't just Ken with a hat
  3. It's interesting how everyone is mostly excited about Sans rather than anything else announced, oh well. It is a nice meme
  4. Doesn't surprise me at all and I never believed they were going to stop at 5

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tips for huge games on data limited ISP?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

…Honestly, this is an odd topic to come across, given that in this country basically every ISP has a quota and 1TB would be unthinkable. I thought my 250GB/month data cap was living the life of luxury, at least by Australian standards.

Anyway. I guess all I can say is… you just kinda get used to the data cap. Only download one huge game a month. If it's a platform like Steam where this is an option, you could copy the files across once one of you has downloaded Ghost Recon, and then the other won't need to download as much (or put it on a network drive, if that won't impact performance too much). I watch YouTube in 720p60 all the time and that seems alright for data usage, although maybe I just don't use that much else.

It's not ideal, especially in today's world where everybody seems convinced that Spotify and Netflix and Google Stadia are good ideas and they're pushed towards being the norm, but sometimes it just really do be like that. Anyway. I think I accidentally got into a bit of a rant in this reply here. Just don't download too many games at once and you should be fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So, about the area 51 raid..."

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points
  1. Probably not, I feel like at this point the USA would be like "Hey check it out! We have aliens! We're the first country to make contact with aliens!" if there was. Most likely there's just a bunch of planes there.

  2. If the military was massively outnumbered, and the civilians come prepared, might get somewhere. I don't think that'll happen though.

  3. Hmm… I do kinda worry that there's gonna be one or two people who actually try and break in for real and they will get open fired on if they don't follow orders to stop. So to answer the question, as many as who actually show up. Probably.

  4. This article has to be a meme, surely. They don't seem to have picked up on the jokey nature of it all… I saw it on Facebook, actually, and the headline there (which is different from the headline in the actual article and the headline in the title tag for some weird reason) mentioned "protesters". How on earth would this be a protest, exactly?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Raspberry Pi 4!"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Virtual Boy emulation definitely exists, although I've never seen anyone actually bother talking about performance on a SBC or other embedded system (I do vaguely remember the 3DS having issues running something at full speed though). Mednafen is already there and the RetroArch core for the casual audience would already be there. The trick isn't 2 screens, though, you just need 3D glasses. Portable system that displays red/blue 3D and you go around in public wearing them… that'd be interesting.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Raspberry Pi 4!"

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

I hope I can see some emulation benchmarks soon! Apparently there's an issue with RetroPie and the new version of Raspbian, so that hasn't happened yet. But I wonder if it'll now be able to run Mupen64Plus and Reicast smoothly.

The main issue I see with it from what I've seen is that it probably gets way too hot and thermal throttles. I suspect heatsinks will become more common, but would that work for people making portable handhelds and that sort of thing?

Either way I kinda wanna get one now. Always wanted a little underpowered device to mess around with.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to improve my rig to reduce slowdowns in GTA 5 and Saints Row 3"

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Do you have the game installed to the SSD or the mechanical drive? If it happens when you're driving, that could possibly mean it's struggling to load in new parts of the world / textures / etc really quickly. Might not be the case, but I've observed performance differences with Saints Row 3 being on slow storage before, it seems to stream everything constantly from disk.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Politics"

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

For a moment there I thought you posted a topic that was literally just the word "Politics" and nothing else and got 32 replies.

I feel like that could potentially happen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Im Bored. What Games are you playing?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Currently playing Saints Row 3 at the moment, on hard mode just to see if I can.

Sometimes I'll delve into random arcade games for a few minutes if I feel the need for a short gaming break from whatever I'm doing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cars..."

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

私は車の種類を学んだことがないので、この時点で私は尋ねるのが怖い

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lizard Names"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Charizard

Comment reply on Forum Topic "It’s been 10 years already"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you Miku Hatsune for creating this game.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What’s your favourite game boy advance game?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, so many to choose from! I'll have to agree with FR/LG and Minish Cap there and the popular choice of Emerald.

And Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. And to be honest I think Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku 2 is up there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worst Modern Games"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, depends on how you define modern. In this decade? This year? Any point after the mid-2000s?

Well, I tend to not really think of games I dislike other than after I've just finished playing them and it's like "Wow, that really sucked", and then I'll go rant about it to friends or on $social_media_platform or whatever. Also I have enough games already so I only really buy stuff if I'm really sure I'll like it.

I can't even think of a game I have that's from this year or the last. Last game that pissed me off that could be considered modern is Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for 3DS, I think.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worst Modern Games"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Achievements!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Favorite Wii Game?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Super Mario Galaxy, but Super Paper Mario is a close second honestly. I remember everyone on the internet hating it when it came out and not really understanding why, and maybe it's because I haven't played the first two so I don't care that it's probably different.

The Wii is definitely an interesting console, I'll say that much. Overall I don't think it's one of my favourite consoles, mainly because of the waggle (at least Dolphin can map waggle to gamepad), and these days I don't find myself looking fondly back on the games which were all about waggle (ie Wii Sports etc) at all. But there's quite a few games which are good enough that they can still be great despite the controls. There's games which are fine in that regard because they have GameCube controller support (Sonic Unleashed and Super Smash Bros. Brawl among others), and then there's so many games that would have fine controls but they insist that for some action I have to shake the Wii Remote, which really doesn't add to the experience at all and honestly just breaks the immersion. Which is the main problem with the first two games I mentioned which I consider my favourites of the platform. Whoops.

It's a shame there was never really a good Pokemon game for it other than perhaps Pokemon Rumble (which is outclassed by the 3DS sequel). I think it has to be commended for all the Virtual Console stuff though, because Nintendo keeps making their retro offering worse and worse as time goes on (at least Wii U had GBA games which was very much appreciated). Still though, even then it could have done more, the console certainly had the power to run DMG/GBC games with software emulation and it would have been nice to have those purchaseable at the time rather than just on 3DS, but then I guess they think the games are handheld so playing them on a TV is automatically bad, or... I don't understand Nintendo logic.

Overall it's a console of missed potential, I think.

Whoops, I went into a bit of a ramble.

To answer your question: You don't need to downgrade to run homebrew and hence hacks, since 4.3 is the latest version and it is most certainly hackable. Letterbomb runs on 4.3 and Bannerbomb runs on 4.2 and lower, and none of those require a game disc, so all normal Wiis should be hackable even if Nintendo's shut off the system update servers by now (not sure if they have).

Just don't get the Wii Mini, which is a weird little red thing with a top-loading disc drive. No SD card slot, internet access of any kind, GameCube compatibility, no nothing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is your home NAS/server/streamer for?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Movies, music, games… to be honest, anything that isn't either necessarily specific to one computer, or demands that it not be on a network drive. I just like having everything accessible from all devices in my home. Makes building systems a lot easier too if the only storage I need to worry about is for the OS and programs and various other things.

Yeah it's not as fast as internal storage, but if the network ends up being a bottleneck for some game (as it might be with games that stream a lot of data constantly), then I just put it on a local drive. That doesn't happen that often though.

I dunno, it's always kind of weird when people ask me "what kind of stuff do you put on there?" to be honest, because I tend to see it as what don't I put on there. Guess I'm just kinda weird.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sonic Movie"

  • 5 months ago
  • 6 points

Welp. Definitely going to be a hot pile of steaming garbage.

I wonder if it'll end up doing well at the box office, because everyone will go see it to see just how bad it is… or if people will just see the trailer and stick with that for making fun of it. Although it'd be interesting if it turned out it was actually really good, and the trailer was just really bad, but that's very unlikely.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New website layout! Thoughts?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 9 points

I'm gonna be terribly honest, the first thing I saw when I opened the tab was "Wow! That's really ugly! What the hell happened?"

I mean, at least it's not unusable, but there's just something about the appearance which I dislike and can't put my finger on.

I guess it's like... I'll get used to it eventually, but meh.

FWIW I never used the site on mobile so it might offer some genuine improvements there that I wouldn't have noticed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noob question. Do I need an internet adapter to actually connect to the internet?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Check the specs of the motherboard you're using. Pretty much every single motherboard released in this millennium will have an Ethernet port for wired networking. If you don't want to or can't have a cable going from your modem/router to your PC you'll want wifi, and only high-end motherboards tend to have that included by default. But you can get wifi adapters everywhere that just plug into a USB port or PCI-e slot if you need one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Using a TV as a monitor"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely, as long as said TV has the required inputs. TVs basically are just monitors with TV tuners.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Epic Games Store vs. Steam"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

I keep seeing this debate on Twitter all the time, and it's like holy crap people are getting really worked up over this! Just don't buy the thing on the platform if you don't wanna use the platform, simple as that really.

Me, personally; I'll use Steam all the way since it has nice Linux support, and so far I have not heard anything from Epic that would suggest they are doing anything Linux-related, and so yeah okay that's fine, I'll just keep using Steam. Yeah I know it has flaws, but when you think about digital distribution on other platforms, and also game consoles: Could be worse.

At least with Steam, GOG and a few other PC stores I get to just play the game if I authenticate with my account, none of this nonsense about having to be signed in over here and not over there and with this OS and not that one. Just kinda works. There's a reason why I prefer to get games on Steam rather than other platforms at the moment.

I've had some other things to say about all this previously elsewhere, but right now I'm sick and don't really feel like getting into all that. Discourse tends to burn me out at the best of times.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Appologies for anyone who contacted me and had been exppecting an answer"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hope you are / will get better soon. That's definitely a negative experience.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Ubisoft game"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

You'd like the Far Cry series. Shooting + vehicles + open world, ticks all your aforementioned boxes.

But if you have to play just one Ubisoft game, it would of course be Imagine Babysitter for the Nintendo DS Assassin's Creed, particularly the Ezio trilogy. If you haven't already. Mmm.......

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What rank would you rate your PC?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, I object to those ranking names.. I like the Wii U. Oh well. I'm probably the only one who does.

Mine's somewhere between gold and platinum, I guess. Built it with money very much in mind, so I'm fine with that. Sometimes I consider it low end, sometimes I just gotta put things into perspective, and realise how much old or garbage hardware exists out there that can barely even do the basics. I've had netbooks which struggled to open up one (1) web page and play a video.

It's an i3-8100 + RX 570, although I don't play much newfangled titles. Newest I have is indie 2D stuff which doesn't have much system requirements, or stuff from 2013 at the latest.

I guess this all just depends on what you use your computer for. Even with gaming, there's all kinds of different workloads.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you were stuck..."

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Can Bear Grylls be carried easily or put in a backpack?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good Linux Distros?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Gonna spout a really unpopular (actual unpopular) opinion here: Arch has nothing to do with how much knowledge you have. All the documentation is there so you can just learn what you don't yet know anyway. It's just a matter of how much patience you have.

It's why I use Ubuntu flavours (without Unity/Gnome 3) these days, I just don't care anymore. I consider myself a technical user and I still get along relatively well with it. Although I keep switching desktop environments, but that's a different story. PPAs still exist if you want updated packages, and you can always compile stuff from source if there's some package you like which isn't there. I tend to prefer Debian-based stuff because Ubuntu's popularity means that most closed-source software (read: Steam) and documentation is going to be made for it.

Anyway, that and Antergos (Arch with an installer and some allegedly user-friendly tweaks) are the only distros I've tried lately.

A new one I've heard of is Solus which sounds interesting, although it seems fairly new so support might be a bit ehhh.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Game OSTs"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I love all the Pokemon soundtracks and have them on CD where possible, although some still don't have an official release which sucks. A lot of GBA games in general, F-Zero Climax is my current jam right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What was the scariest part of building your first PC?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The fear of screwing it up and breaking something. Ironically enough, I did actually screw up and break something and have done that a few times. So I was right. So I'm the real winner.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Top 3 Zelda Games"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. Minish Cap
  2. Oracle of Ages
    Also 2. Oracle of Seasons

If I count Ages/Seasons as one game then third place can be uhhhh Link to the Past I guess

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Who should be the next James Bond?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Danny Devito as James Bond, why not.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Zealand Mosque Shootings"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm referring to Australia specifically where we don't have any such numbered amendment. We have kind of a problem with this sort of thing, to be honest. The media's been giving a lot of airtime to white supremacist types lately and normalizing them and as you say, turning them into infamous celebrities, and it's kinda weird.

They haven't been having interviews with the shooter himself going "look at this far right political commentator" but they've been very close to doing so and at this point it wouldn't surprise me if they did that. I feel like there should be some kind of line drawn somewhere with free speech, and I know that the government censoring valid speech is an issue, because the Australian government does that. But then they consider "don't have hate speech" to be an attack on free speech.

I do kinda feel like that's all had a role in this, although it's hard to tell.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Zealand Mosque Shootings"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The shooter was from 8chan specifically. But... these days, 4chan really doesn't. Of course they'll celebrate it. Whether or not they're being "ironic", who knows... not that it really makes a difference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Zealand Mosque Shootings"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Well… several world leaders are using that word, so we'll see.

And apparently several free to air stations showed the footage as well. Australian news TV is getting weird.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Zealand Mosque Shootings"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

For all of those who agree that it's not a great thing to see... Sky News over here decided that it would be a good idea to show that video. On live TV. Granted it's a pay TV channel, but apparently it's been shown in hospitals and airports and aged care facilities and other places full of people who don't need to see that.

There's definitely quite a lot of things that should be said here. I don't even know what they are. Turns out the shooter was from Australia and he had been planning the attack for over 2 years. Basically the very definition a terrorist, but I have a funny feeling the media here won't use that word.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much would you sell a year of your life for?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

How can I know the value of that year when I don't know how what my lifespan is?

If I live to be 100, sure. Take a year. I'll sell it for… well, still a fair bit, but I'd be more willing to part with it. Maybe enough to buy me an entire house so I can just live there for the rest of those years.

If it turns out I'm gonna die at 27, well… I'd better hang on to that year. I'd be charging a whole lot more. Might just not sell it at all.

Whoops, that's a bit morbid. Better go back to saying some silly joke like "haha $0 because my life isn't worth anything"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "why are people toxic?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm. Well, I can't really answer b) or c). I wish I knew. I'm always overthinking why. Can't really answer d) either because it's never really been a specific incident, it's just minor amounts of ******** here and there.

a) would probably be Facebook. I'm still there, I'm not that bothered, but it's where I end up in drama most of the time. Some closed groups can be super toxic. The thing is, most people answer b) and c) with "because anonymity" but you're not anonymous there. So… there must be more to it. I mean sure, 4chan and such are definitely not very civilized places, and anonymity's the whole point. So… I guess I don't know.

Are gaming communities really toxic? Seems to be more the online part that seems to be the problem. As a woman I just avoid any online multiplayer game with voice chat, because I don't really want to deal with that sort of thing. I play Smash Bros competitively though and that's a real life thing, and… eh. Sometimes Twitter drama happens, sometimes real life drama happens, but it's just less often. I don't want to call it perfect and wonderful because I know it's not, it's just better than the League of Legends and CoD and what have you communities.

(Post-post edit: I had a thought that it might have something to do with the social attitudes towards toxic behaviour in certain communities. Some are like "lol just get over it" vs. "hey that's not an okay thing", and maybe that matters, especially when it's people in power (moderators, tourney organizers, etc) who have those attitudes or not. Maybe. Just kinda streaming out thoughts right now.)

Is it really human nature? If it is, why isn't everybody toxic? There must be something that differentiates the toxic people from the people who just wanna hang out on the internet/play videogames/otherwise have a good time and be good to others, no matter what the concentration of toxic people is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm at a loss. (Warning, related to suicide)"

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Sorry to hear about that. I hope that this place can be safe to talk about it, because it definitely needs talking about.

It's definitely something I feel strongly about too. I've attempted suicide before and while I'm obviously still alive now, I still struggle with a lot of mental health issues… somewhere along the line I gained the will to live. Now I just see it as my role to help everyone else. I guess that's kinda weird when I put it that way, but it's like… I've had a close friend who attempted suicide recently, and I came very close to losing her forever. She credits me for her being currently alive which I gotta say is one weird feeling. I still can't think about what things would be like if things went differently, so… well, I can only imagine what you would be going through now.

Anyway. That's just my story which I have no business oversharing, but I guess I'm a bit emotional today. I don't know what I can really do for this world, but maybe there's gonna be someone stumbling across this thread and I can somehow convince them that things get better, and if I can make that one small impact on anyone's life, well… better than nothing. Something like that.

There's an /r/SuicideBereavement subreddit which may be of use to you. Hopefully, you can find something which helps you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "new Pokémon games: Sword and Shield"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm

Gonna have to go with gen 3 on this one, but I also really liked gen 5

Comment reply on Forum Topic "new Pokémon games: Sword and Shield"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hhhh…

Thoughs, eh?

I've been a long time fan of the series, ever since I was a youngin'. Been obsessed with it. Can't put into words just how much it's been an important part of my life. So I won't waste energy attempting to put that into words. Just gonna have to take my word for it.

Which is why it's weird that this just doesn't excite me that much.

All those three starters are just like… mehhhhhhh. Don't like any of them.

Do I just not trust Game Freak anymore after the 3DS era games were just not quite as good? Do I not trust them because of Let's Go not being what I'm looking for and I'm afraid these games are going to be like that?

Was the trailer just **** and once they actually tell me more about the games I might warm up to them?

Is my depression just getting worse these days and it's just hard for me to be excited for anything at all? Well, it might be that too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with new build and fan connections to motherboard"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You're meant to connect the H115i's pump to CPU_FAN, according to the manual of the cooler. From what I can tell the AIO_PUMP header is there for some other AIO coolers that need the fan header to always deliver full power, which CPU_FAN does not, because it'll scale automatically based on load.

Other than that, in theory you could attach the 3rd one to CPU_OPT, and it'd probably just slow down when your CPU isn't being used. I feel like putting the two top fans into one header via a splitter makes sense.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Updating BIOS"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

but how do I keep a saved copy of my current BIOS so that I can return to a safe point if something goes wrong?

Your motherboard has what Gigabyte likes to call DualBIOS, which already has a second copy of the factory version of your BIOS on it, and it'll just switch over automatically if anything goes wrong. Honestly I don't think things will actually go wrong though, unless you have a power outage in the middle of an update. Worst case scenario though, it'll use that backup BIOS chip to recover itself.

Also, on the Gigabyte website, it says that the latest F25 BIOS needs to have the latest AMD chipset driver (18.10.20.02), however I cannot find that specific chipset driver on Gigabyte's, or AMD's website...

From what I'm reading, it's actually 17.12, because there's a difference between the driver version and the package version or something weird. It does say "or latest driver" though so I think you should be fine if you've updated to the latest drivers from AMD's site.

Also I'd say to run Memtest86 or run some stress tests off a live USB (even just an average Linux desktop distro will do), just to catch anything weird going on in a way that's isolated from the rest of your software. Sounds like the crashes are only occuring under load...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's your next build and schedule?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

My current build is serving me quite nicely. I also don't have the funds to build anything new and exciting just yet. But planning builds is fun! So I might do that and create some part lists. My next build would be one of 3 things:

  • Windows build for all those games that aren't on Linux yet (I should just try Proton though), which will be interesting because I hate and distrust Windows 10 and I'm gonna have to work around that somehow. (This would be named Bridgette MK4, which really just shows how often I've chewed through computers and not building them to last… hopefully that will be different now.)
  • Workstation that I do all my programming and other work-resembling things on. Currently I'm using an Ivy Bridge-era System76 laptop for that purpose but I'll have the justification to replace it one day. Probably will use one of those CPUs with a million cores. I guess it'd be called Lostelle MK2.
  • File server, if my Synology DS413j ever craps out on me (it is end of life now, I think... whoops). Always (well not always, but for a while) wanted to build my own one from scratch. Not sure what I'd name this one, but I'm sure I can figure out something.

That probably won't happen until like… maybe 6 months in the future, though. And I'd probably end up upgrading my current rig before any of that (new CPU, maybe new video card, more RAM or cooling, etc). So it'll be interesting to see what new technology announcements will exist by then, and maybe it'll shake up everything. I hope 10 gigabit ethernet switches become more readily available in the consumer space by the time I'm building my home server.

Good stuff to that charitable donation. Hopefully it ends up in good hands. I like to think it'd end up with someone who wouldn't have the opportunity for a computer otherwise, or if not, there's funding that eventually goes to someone who doesn't have the opportunity to get basic human rights and needs. Y'know what I mean. Good cause.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on the Samsung event?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I had to google around for whatever this Samsung event was.

My first thought was "yeah okay that's really cute, but how usable is the phone in day to day use?", because I don't care about any of these gimmicks. I just want phones to do whatever their intended purpose actually is. Doesn't seem like that much of an improvement over any other phone, except for the extended battery life on the S10+ which I like to see (although they don't say how much that battery will last in the real world, the processor could chew it all up).

Not a fan of all these bezel-less things. I find that phones these days are terribly uncomfortable to use because there's only <1cm of space where you can actually have your phone to hold the phone. I always find my hands hurt after using mine. But apparently the people are demanding phones be absurdly thin, even though I've never heard an actual human ever say that they care about phones being too thick.

So anyway, I looked up the price of this thing because none of the news articles mentioned that, and-

$1400 AUD

WHAT

WHAT

Comment reply on Forum Topic "cleaning pc"

  • 7 months ago
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Oh and I forgot, you'll also want a microfiber cloth, and also a pack of cotton swabs (or "Q-Tips" if you prefer).

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