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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 13, 2017, 21:24 Quboid
 
Exactly, far right paranoid delusions that you're brainwashed to believe and even if it wasn't, that's what you call an invasion that should spell the end for NATO? Also, migrants and Muslims, not the same thing.

This stuff is not the answer to unreliable news organisations. They have problems and prejudices of their own but this is worse.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
18. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 13, 2017, 19:34 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 19:25:
as for NATO they've already failed with most European countries being invaded with muslims without even firing a shot.

Oh for goodness sake. That's a far right paranoid delusion and a fundamentally bigoted attitude. Muslims are not a brainwashed cult, despite what you've been brainwashed to believe. Sort your self out.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 13, 2017, 16:42 Quboid
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 15:40:
Also, fuck your hypocrisy. The CIA was the goddamn boogeyman of the liberal left since Reagan, now suddenly they are the good guys!

It's not that the US intelligence community are particularly good guys, they're just better than Trump or the Russian intelligence community. That's not hypocrisy, that's nuance.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 12, 2017, 16:48 Quboid
 
So technically Trump doesn't say that Clapper called the dossier false; he just implies it in a way that is irresponsible if not intentional.

I'm curious about this apology, like the IC was behind it somehow. "Hi Donny, sorry about leaking that dossier ... I mean, no, we didn't leak it. I'm sorry for, um, uh, not leaking it." *hangs up* "Oh God I'm a terrible spy."
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 12, 2017, 14:59 Quboid
 
WaltC wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 14:12:
CNN is getting amazing...Clapper didn't "reject" anything Trump said--rather, he apologized to Trump, said it was awful, and that no US intelligence sources were involved at all. CNN needs to be shut down and padlocked--all it does is spin one lie after the next. Worthless.

But Trump said that US intelligence sources were involved, so Clapper did reject Trump's claim. What did Clapper apologise for?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
16. Re: Into the Black Jan 12, 2017, 11:56 Quboid
 
Dacote wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 11:44:
Quboid wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 10:37:
Beamer wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 10:27:
Quboid wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 21:49:

My SSD didn't fit under the mobo. Have you had a problem with that? Either my OCZ SSD is a millimetre too wide or the slots are too narrow. I'm not going to run out of drive slots but that's an odd one.

You mean behind the mobo, right? Open the other panel and there are two SSD holders?

Yes.
I had the same issue on a build with the R5.
The SSD mounts on top of the removable SSD holder that is located on the back of the motherboard plate, not underneath the SSD holder (or beneath it).
I came real close to mangling the fudge out of the holder until I figured it out.

Wait, what?

*looks closer at instruction manual*

Oh.

Well, that explains that one!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Into the Black Jan 12, 2017, 10:37 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 10:27:
Quboid wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 21:49:

My SSD didn't fit under the mobo. Have you had a problem with that? Either my OCZ SSD is a millimetre too wide or the slots are too narrow. I'm not going to run out of drive slots but that's an odd one.

You mean behind the mobo, right? Open the other panel and there are two SSD holders?

Yes.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Jan 12, 2017, 00:13 Quboid
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 23:40:
Quboid wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 22:36:
Is there anywhere you recommend adding fans? I'm thinking another intake on the front below the existing one and an output on the top. I don't think any is necessary at present but if I do overclocking I would like more. Does any 3-pin fan work with the fan speed switch, or does it need to have PWM?

I would recommend just getting a 2nd good quality fan for the front, and skip putting any fans in the top. You will hear considerably more sound from your PC if you take the top cover off to put a fan there, and it will not really cool much better (maybe 1c max), and can even disrupt the front-to-back airflow tunnel that you create with the front and back fans by adding upward pressure into the mix. a 2nd front fan is what is recommended most with these cases for improved airflow. Also, concerning noise levels, the model without the window on the side is not only cheaper but quieter. A single back fan is quite sufficient for removing the hot air in a setup with dual front fans in that case, no need really for a top or side fan.

Any fan will work with the fan switch, as it simply regulates the voltage to attain relative speeds across the board.

Thanks. I hadn't thought about the sound problem with a top fan, thankfully I got the windowless model to avoid light pollution. I'll add another intake on the front so there will be a good lower-front to upper-back flow. It's a bit odd to put fans behind a solid door - there are plenty of gaps but that's still got to reduce airflow.

It's nice to finally have dust filters. I've need that for ages. I will miss my old Antec case's slide-out motherboard tray but still, this is a big upgrade. The main reason to slide the mobo out was to access the drives and that's not an issue any more.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support
19. Re: Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support Jan 12, 2017, 00:02 Quboid
 
Does it affect 3D games on multi-monitor systems, or does it affect 3D games that use more than one monitor? "Multi-monitor support in some games" implies that this is only an issue when a 3D application is using multiple monitors but the article is too busy belabouring the point about forced updates to actually discuss this.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Jan 11, 2017, 22:36 Quboid
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 22:02:
Quboid wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 21:49:

My SSD didn't fit under the mobo. Have you had a problem with that? Either my OCZ SSD is a millimetre too wide or the slots are too narrow. I'm not going to run out of drive slots but that's an odd one.

Put your SSD in one of the drive bays so the front fan(s) are blowing on it. It will stay cooler than the behind the motherboard mounting, by almost 10c. It's still well within operating range for most SSD's, but cooler components are happier (and usually longer lasting) components.

Good point. It also means one less power cable from the PSU, as it uses the same one as my two hard drives (I love PSUs with detachable cables!).

Is there anywhere you recommend adding fans? I'm thinking another intake on the front below the existing one and an output on the top. I don't think any is necessary at present but if I do overclocking I would like more. Does any 3-pin fan work with the fan speed switch, or does it need to have PWM?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jan 11, 2017, 21:49 Quboid
 
Dacote wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 20:40:
Quboid wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 19:19:
I now have a Fractal Design Define R5 case, thanks Beamer and Dacote for the recommendation. It's a nice upgrade over my 10+ year old case. The power/HDD LEDs are so bright that I disconnected them, but as it's so quiet now I can't tell if my computer is off/asleep, or it's just turned the monitors off for power saving
That's awesome, my asrock mb has a bios setting to turn off the power led, but nothing beats analog.

I didn't even think of that, maybe my motherboard has that too. Oh well, that's more elegant but my way works too.

My SSD didn't fit under the mobo. Have you had a problem with that? Either my OCZ SSD is a millimetre too wide or the slots are too narrow. I'm not going to run out of drive slots but that's an odd one.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jan 11, 2017, 19:19 Quboid
 
I now have a Fractal Design Define R5 case, thanks Beamer and Dacote for the recommendation. It's a nice upgrade over my 10+ year old case. The power/HDD LEDs are so bright that I disconnected them, but as it's so quiet now I can't tell if my computer is off/asleep, or it's just turned the monitors off for power saving  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 11, 2017, 19:10 Quboid
 
The Blackberry did extend beyond professionals and geeks before the iPhone, I was wrong about that. I think the larger point stands.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 10, 2017, 07:22 Quboid
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 10, 2017, 05:58:
Quboid wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 16:50:
I think it's fair to credit Apple with inventing the smartphone as we know it today. It was a disruptive technology which made PDAs and previous smartphones obsolete, bringing smartphones to the masses and not just professionals and geeks.

I don't know if any single part was new but all inventions are largely made by combining previous ones. In a sense, that's what R&D means: research other stuff, design your own product based on that.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Sorry but all of that is just wrong. Apple didn't invent the first smartphone, its like saying that Henry Ford invented the car. Inventions are considered not to be COPIES or incremental improvements of older inventions, R&D usually refers to the cost in human resources (researchers on payroll) and material resources in developing a new product, NOT necessarily a new invention.

Not the first smartphone, the smartphone "as we know it today". R&D can be as lot of things but the sense that I was referring to was the old quote "If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research".
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 9, 2017, 16:50 Quboid
 
I think it's fair to credit Apple with inventing the smartphone as we know it today. It was a disruptive technology which made PDAs and previous smartphones obsolete, bringing smartphones to the masses and not just professionals and geeks.

I don't know if any single part was new but all inventions are largely made by combining previous ones. In a sense, that's what R&D means: research other stuff, design your own product based on that.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2017, 16:25 Quboid
 
That saying about The Velvet Underground - they didn't sell many records but everyone who bought one started a band - could almost apply to David Bowie for me. I didn't listen to him much, but I think half the bands I to listen to either worked with him or were heavily influenced by him.  
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2. Re: etc., etc. Jan 6, 2017, 23:59 Quboid
 
Dacote wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 21:04:
NMS only brought in $43 million, sweet.

From a completely cynical point of view, they have handled this brilliantly. The things they're criticised for: misleading videos, missing features, limited post-release communication; all to their benefit with basically no consequences apart from getting paid.
 
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News Comments > Frontier Developments Sues ATARI Over Royalties
15. Offtopic Jan 3, 2017, 18:02 Quboid
 
Beamer, do you still recommend the Fractal Design Define R5 case?  
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4. Re: etc., etc. Jan 3, 2017, 00:38 Quboid
 
They used footage from Fallout as stock footage. It is not "to show how Russians hack".  
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News Comments > Op Ed
40. Re: Into the Black Jan 2, 2017, 14:54 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 12:41:
You're really, really reaching to spin his tetras comments in a way that can gleefully confirm your opinion of him.

Someone on Twitter challenged the idea that all art, and therefore games, are political, by pointing out tetris. He then rose to it by reading into the politics of tetras, accurately pointing out that releasing a game in the US with soviet music in the 1980s was politically loaded. Back when anything Russian was heavily demonized.

That's a very neutral thing, and hard to dispute. I'm no kuchera fan, but you're working overdrive to find ways to not challenge your own opinion. The sites that claimed he was saying it would brainwash you or were deliberately made as propaganda are aggressively anti intellectual.

Kuchera got some minor factual details wrong, but AFAIK that's it. Parallax Abstraction, is there more to this?

El Pit, I don't know what your point is. That has nothing to do with what I said.

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