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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Where LTT Went Wrong on Compensator III"

  • 15 days ago
  • 3 points

That's a whole load of words but as soon as I read the title of this thread I just thought "yeah, the case".

God, it's so ugly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Huntsmen elite or BlackWidow Elite"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

The difference basically is the keyswitch type (the Huntsman Elite being opto-mechanical whereas the BlackWidow Elite has 3 types of normal mechanical), the Huntsman Elite having underglow lighting, and the Huntsman Elite costing more.

Since you don't like clicky you'd probably want the BlackWidow Elite with orange or yellow switches out of those options.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SATA cables"

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 points

Most motherboards do, try and get your hands on the instruction manual for the motherboard you're about to buy and look at the "what's included in this box" section.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "COVID-19 Just Put Me Out Of School"

  • 15 days ago
  • 3 points

Edit: Thank you Markdown for having unintuitive list formatting that I get caught out by every time, very cool

…Feel like I have to provide some information here, because it's not influenza at all. In individuals who aren't high risk, it does have the same symptoms (plus shortness of breath), but that's because real life is badly programmed and any God that exists is a lazy developer who just copypastes assets. Note that I am not a doctor and I am just some random person on the internet who reads up on things a lot, so don't sue me.

So everyone who reads this is on the same page about terminology:
- SARS-CoV-2: The virus that causes the illness, named because of its similarity to the virus that causes SARS (which is called SARS-CoV), previous name was "2019-nCoV" (novel coronavirus 2019) but then the ICTV decided that SARS-CoV-2 is a better name apparently. I don't know why.
- Coronavirus: A family of viruses that SARS-CoV-2 is a part of, along with SARS-CoV (which was behind SARS), MERS-CoV (the virus that caused MERS), HCoV-229E and HCoV-OC43 (human coronavirus 229E/OC43, which generally just cause the common cold), FCoV (feline coronavirus which won't affect humans but can give your cat a fatal disease), and a bunch of other ****
- COVID-19: The actual disease itself (coronavirus 2019)

Compare for example HIV being the virus and AIDS being the disease caused by it.

Sometimes the WHO will say "the virus that causes COVID-19" because they acknowledge that it can create confusion with SARS amongst populations that were affected heavily by that, but their job is only to name diseases and not the virus so they just have to deal with SARS-CoV-2 being the name.

So, the other parts of this post. It's silly and fear-mongering because it only affects old people and young children? The premise is not actually quite correct, but even if it were, I'm not sure that would count as fear mongering. Some people do have elderly folks in their lives that they care about, and I'm saying that as someone who doesn't. But despite what teenagers might like to talk about on the internet, this is not a "boomer remover" - the elderly affected are the generation before them for starters, and also young people with pre-existing medical conditions exist.

Health organizations seem to not have quite figured out just yet exactly who's affected (this seems to be the best one I could find from a quick search?), but so far it would include: - People with compromised immune systems (from AIDS, being old, chemotherapy, medications to treat autoimmune conditions, anti-rejection measures after receiving an organ transplant, etc) - Some other chronic medical conditions (lung conditions for sure, but this seems to be the thing I can't find much detail about. Heart conditions and type 1 diabetes also seem to be universally agreed to be at risk, but there seems to be some conflicting info about asthma?) - No evidence to suggest that young children are at particular risk of complications, although since young children tend to live with other people, they are at risk for passing it on to someone who is at risk

This does not exclude young people at all, as you will see from news stories or the #HighRiskCOVID19 hashtag on Twitter, and is probably a bit more common than you think. Most of these things are what's called "invisible illnesses", so there might be someone who you know from school or some social group that you didn't know falls into one of these groups (they might not feel like telling you, unlike me not everyone overshares about medical conditions with people they just met, especially as stigma still exists).

If anyone still wants to say "ah well it 'only' kills old people and those with health conditions", think about that for a second. You're basically saying that it doesn't matter if bad things happen to them, that their whole lives don't matter… I'm not good at debating especially with ethics so I don't know how to convince you otherwise, but I will say to not be surprised if these high-risk people don't like you very much.

And then you might turn out to be at risk anyway. There's this guy who thought he was perfectly healthy, but then he started experiencing serious symptoms and had to go to hospital, and then he tested positive for COVID-19. And then he found out he had leukemia. And then he died. It's a bit of an extreme case, but still.

Anyway, let's say you do get it, and you go to hospital, and you don't have any other medical conditions other than COVID-19 which gave you pneumonia because it seems sometimes it's just that severe. In that scenario you probably would survive. If there are hospital beds and respirators available.

The hospital systems of many countries are at risk of getting overwhelmed. This is basically what's happened to Italy, and the doctors there have had to make some decisions that they never wanted to make in their career about who gets to live and who is left to die. Hence we have the idea of flattening the curve. People still get infected, but because of these measures, it's over a longer period of time and so the hospitals don't go over capacity from a surge of infected people all at once.

And all anyone has to do is just take things easy for a bit, until told otherwise. Yes, this does mean a lot of people's lives will be changed. Tourism and hospitality industries are going to be affected. This will have an economic impact, who knows how big. Some people's social lives will be affected, but at least in this era of technological progression, we can talk to people without having to physically leave our homes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If the fountain of youth existed how much would its water cost?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

What happens if a child or teenager drinks it? Do they grow into an adult? Would it be potentially bad if they're like "Oh no! That's what I'm gonna look like at 21?"

…Either way, I'm thinking someone would first figure out how to make more of it before they touch it. Otherwise it'd probably be a protected natural wonder, right? Maybe it's my Civilization-addicted brain that sees the fountain of youth as a natural wonder, but like… you can't just take a big rock out of Stonehenge home with you because you believe it gives you special powers, it's gotta stay there. So let's assume someone can replicate the youth properties of the fountain, or maybe it's just continuously generating that water.

Looking at the popular legends behind it… most of the stories are about the journey of going to look for it, but not actually interacting with the fountain; others seem to indicate people bathe in it rather than drink from it. But some tell the stories of entire populations that live with a fountain of youth and they just all have youthful skin and long lives across generations. From this it can be inferred that if anyone does drink it, there's enough to go around for a long time, not a limited supply of one barrel.

It would probably be bottled as a luxury cosmetic item and sold by the same companies that make skin creams and things. Probably not sold in litre quantities, they want you to keep buying more. Or at least that's my first thought. I looked up how much a jar of fancy anti-aging skin cream costs here, it's $36.99 AUD for 50ml. So that's something that questionably does something (probably removes wrinkles?), this is something that… well, I guess it exists in mythology and if it was sold right now people might not believe it but then some would. Either way it's supposed to affect the whole body and not just the skin, so maybe like… $50 AUD for 50ml, as a rough guess? Sorry international folks I don't know off the top of my head what that is in any other currency. Convert it yourself.

But then, why stop there? Overthinking is one of the only things I'm good at. Can this revert every single thing that happens to someone after they've been 21? Because now we have medical uses. What if someone is in a car crash, and loses their limbs (as an extreme example), and is over 21 years of age? Would the fountain of youth water restore their limbs because their 21-year old self had them? If so, this could be one of the most useful medicines in the world, and now it might be available as a prescription. It's not perfect because it won't do anything for congenital medical conditions or anything that manifests in childhood and improves/resolves with age (e.g. a developmental disability), but would probably still be used a lot.

In this country, let's say it's on the PBS. Why not. So then it's $40.30 or $6.50 with a concession.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why are you interested in politics?"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Interested isn't the term I'd use, but I do follow it because my life does potentially get affected by what goes on in the political world. I still get confused by some of it and I still get aggravated a lot of the time and wish I could just give up on it, but it's always going to exist and I can't avoid it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you had unlimited budget to upgrade your PC, but only one part?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll upgrade the piece of electrical tape that I use to cover the power LED on the case because it's too bright without the tape (but I don't want to turn it off completely). Make it a bit less gray. More transparent.

…Well, alright. I could try and take this seriously. I can't upgrade the motherboard so I can't really upgrade the CPU (I could upgrade to another Coffee Lake CPU but then I can't overclock it and I also might not have adequate cooling for a high end part so I'm not necessarily getting the best out of my upgrade), if I upgrade the case I have to take everything apart and put it together again and 1) I don't wanna 2) that doesn't really accomplish much because I don't mind the case how it is, upgrading the power supply by itself seems pointless since everything is already sufficiently powered (or at least I damn hope so), couldn't ask for more out of an optical drive, don't have space for another monitor right now (if that would even count)…

Guess all I can really effectively upgrade under these conditions is the graphics card, and given I don't personally like Nvidia's closed source drivers on Linux, I'd have to get myself a Radeon VII. PSU should still handle it. Maybe. If not, the best AMD card I can get that it can handle.

Hmm… everyone else is going for a new graphics card, too. Now I just feel unoriginal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Happy New Year 2020 Great things to come, hopefully for the PCPP community and myself."

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow I haven't made a post on the PCPartPicker forums since last decade

Uhhhhh here's hoping.

Life has not been kind to me for the last few years. I actually can't really tell the difference between 2018 and 2019. They both kinda blur together. Anyway, most of my new years resolutions is to improve that situation and most of what I would say about my 2019 roundup basically amounts to "it was ****", and I'm avoiding being specific about it because I don't wanna have to deal with unsolicited advice especially when it doesn't actually apply to my situation (this happens quite often), and if I mention every single specific detail to avoid advice that isn't applicable it just sounds like I'm getting defensive, so I don't want that either…

Never going to say "at least it can't get any worse". I said that back in 2017 and 2018 and it did. The year is sentient and it takes that as a challenge.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If You Had 24 Hours to Live, What Would You Do?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, I would just freak out and panic.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Impeachment results"

  • 3 months ago
  • 8 points

"Hey Trump, you're orange!" "No im not. im peach"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : holidays"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So... Half Life Alyx was announced."

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I won't be buying because I don't have the space for a VR headset and I probably don't have the budget for one really, but I'm still conflicted. Do I look at playthroughs for the story, or do I just wait until my life situation changes and I can? Otherwise, would if I could. Except Valve also said there's no Linux support planned day one, so I probably still wouldn't, at least not day one.

I don't know how story-focused it's going to be, but that's always been a big part of enjoying the Half-Life series for me. Should be interesting how this pushes VR sales. Should be interesting to see if this is secretly a test for how much people really want more Half-Life and so if it does well they can justify developing Half-Life 3. I like a bit of wishful thinking.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what MoBo should i get for rx580 and an i5-6500??"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're still using the same Skylake CPU you'll still need a 100 or 200 series chipset (eg Z170 or Z270, or just keep your current motherboard). Unfortunately anything newer won't be backwards compatible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tesla Truck"

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

Looks like a low poly model in a video game that'd only be used for something that's at a far away distance to save on resources

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you had to dress like a billionaire (same stuff everyday), what would you choose?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I already do wear the same 2 outfits every day. I guess I'm a billionaire now?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bad karma"

  • 5 months 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)"

  • 5 months 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?"

  • 5 months 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"

  • 6 months 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"

  • 6 months 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?"

  • 7 months 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"

  • 7 months 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?"

  • 8 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..."

  • 8 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!"

  • 9 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!"

  • 9 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"

  • 9 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"

  • 10 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?"

  • 10 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..."

  • 10 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"

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Charizard

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

  • 10 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?"

  • 10 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"

  • 10 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"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Achievements!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Favorite Wii Game?"

  • 11 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?"

  • 11 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"

  • 11 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?"

  • 11 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?"

  • 11 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"

  • 11 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"

  • 11 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"

  • 11 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"

  • 11 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?"

  • 12 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..."

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good Linux Distros?"

  • 12 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"

  • 12 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?"

  • 12 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"

  • 12 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

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