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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2017, 16:27 Quboid
 
It's not fake news. You'd have made a better point if you hadn't compared it to Pizzagate.

You're right that this is lousy, emotionally manipulative journalism that clouds the issue. For a start the dog isn't terrified, that's tabloid sensationalism. It's unhappy and scared but I worked at an animal rescue centre, I'd love to have only seen dogs like that one arrive.

I would not assume that animals in any movie labelled "no animals were harmed during production" are treated any better. That's the real issue, but one that would require TMZ to lift a phone or something.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 22:19 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 17:28:
Verno wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 16:17:
Was Skyfall the one where the plot device was a leaked list agent list and they ran out of money and filmed a home alone third act? Yeah that one was...not good at all. I remember laughing at mister glass jaw in that. Quantum of Solace had its issues but it was still a better experience than Skyfall.

Yes, Skyfall was the one that gave you all the backstory on Bond's upbringing that you never asked for, took away all the mystery surrounding him, and ended up with him being Kevin McCallister.

Easily the worst of the new Bond movies. I know it gets a ton of praise, but my god, I never needed to know where Bond grew up. It wasn't quite as bad as Halloween 6 explaining how the druids were responsible for Michael Meyers, but it's up there for backstories I never needed explained.

I enjoyed Skyfall while watching but thinking about it afterwards, so many things fell apart. I'm sure there are exceptions but movie twists about villains deliberately getting caught never seem to work. Also, creepiest sex scene in any Bond film. Going into Bond's upbringing was a bad idea and I've heard Spectre takes this further, but I haven't bothered to watch it yet.

Casino Royale was brilliant. QoS was dull to watch but holds up better than Skyfall.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 10:57 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 10:44:
I mean, he's right and wrong. On one hand, yes, we've become a with-us-or-against-us nation, treating politics like sports teams.

That's true, and I was wary of contributing to that. I have little patience for those who explicitly criticise what they perceive as thin skin - they're not going to mind, right? - but that doesn't apply here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 10:23 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 07:53:
We live in very difficult and strange times. In a period where people shout about injustices and equality, their true message is that of hatred towards the other side.

I hope at some point, the yelling stops, and the fixing begins.....I always come back to this idea that somewhere along the way we are now UNABLE to be ok with someone else's point of view and just take the stance that because you don't agree with me you hate me - so I hate you.

I think MLK Jr is rolling in his grave.

Maybe the fixing begins when people - white men in particular - stop associating people shouting about injustices and equality with hatred. We tried having no one talk about these things, we had slavery and such like. Lets try opening our ears and minds because when we shit on the people being shit on because they're being shit on, we're only making things worse.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 21:23 Quboid
 
Well said, Cutter. This and citing Harvard papers, you never cease to surprise me.

I would be in favour of investing in infrastructure - to a point, naturally - but I wouldn't trust Trump not to award huge contracts to the newly formed Kushner Construction Company who do a piss poor job for future administrations to fix.

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 16, 2017, 20:38 Quboid
 
Samsung must be prepared to spend quite a bit on battery tech and other manufacturers won't want to face the same PR disaster. At a guess future Samsung product releases will mention something like flame retardant batteries somewhere on their marketing material. Not prominently enough to remind people of the Note 7 but enough to be easily found by those who remember and want reassurance.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2017, 13:02 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 12:48:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 12:14:
If only rich people had more money then they could give more of it to the rest of us /s

Yeah, well they'll certainly be getting a lot richer starting next Friday. Unfortunately, giving it to other people isn't part of the plan. Everyone else will be getting poorer. A lot poorer. Make America's Elite Richer Again!


Trickle down economics, 2017: the more money the rich get, the more Russian hookers they can hire to piss on the rest of us.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
39. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2017, 23:45 Quboid
 
Fion wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 23:33:
Switch is the first handheld/console I've considered buying in a long time. But more than a few issues here have made me heavily reconsider.

1) $300 base price that doesn't include all the core tools and not a single game seems a bit steep. Want another set of controllers? $90! A dock to charge them on? $90! A 'console' style charger that you plug the two controllers into that is basically just cheap plastic handles? $30! So if you want to be able to hook this up to a TV, using an x-box style controller (with half the functionality) to play with 2 people that's a $220 investment on top of the $300 core price. Absurd!

2) Paid MONTHLY Online Connectivity. The nail in the coffin. One of the biggest reasons I've avoided consoles in years is I refuse to pay them access to an internet I'm already paying for when that connectivity offers me literally nothing extra for the money. These companies expect me to pay them $50 a year for what.. voice chat? HAH!

Not to even speak of the little niggling details. 32gb of storage in today's world is horrid. Ah but 'it's expandable with SSD cards' I see posted on various forums. All but the most expensive SSD's run slower than a 5200RPM HDD!

Same. It looks interesting but that price is too much for me considering all the extras. Paying for online play is what ultimately prompted me to sell my Xbox 360.

(But you mean MicroSD, not SSD.)
 
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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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