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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2017, 21:19 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2017, 21:04:
Pigeon wrote on May 28, 2017, 20:41:
jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2017, 20:29:
RedEye9 wrote on May 28, 2017, 16:17:
jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2017, 15:32:
Also gaming PC died suddenly yesterday. Still performing surgery.
Does that mean it's upgrade time?

I think it might be. Mboard is giving me a memory error (boot LED is red for mem), but not sure I want to spend $150 on new memory for a five year old machine. Also would hate to buy the mem, only to discover it didn't solve the problem, and the mboard was giving me a false positive. Wall

Start trying your memory sticks one by one (or two by two depending on how many stick you have), it would be odd for all of them to go bad at once. Also try different slot combos. And if you've tried everything and nothing works, douse it with lighter fluid, strike a match and claim the insurance money. Good luck, hardware problems can be very frustrating, specially when you don't have a lot of spare parts to test with.

It's dual channel, and I only have two. I like the idea of trying a different set of slots. Will try that. Thanks.

Pretty sure you can still run one stick at a time, you just won't get dual channel performance, which doesn't matter since you're just testing the memory. Also try reseating the CPU, I've had at least one mystery not posting to bios problem solved by that.

It sounds like you've gotten a lot of use out of that rig, so at this point an upgrade wouldn't be the worst thing. Though I do understand not liking the unexpected expense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2017, 20:41 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2017, 20:29:
RedEye9 wrote on May 28, 2017, 16:17:
jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2017, 15:32:
Also gaming PC died suddenly yesterday. Still performing surgery.
Does that mean it's upgrade time?

I think it might be. Mboard is giving me a memory error (boot LED is red for mem), but not sure I want to spend $150 on new memory for a five year old machine. Also would hate to buy the mem, only to discover it didn't solve the problem, and the mboard was giving me a false positive. Wall

Start trying your memory sticks one by one (or two by two depending on how many stick you have), it would be odd for all of them to go bad at once. Also try different slot combos. And if you've tried everything and nothing works, douse it with lighter fluid, strike a match and claim the insurance money. Good luck, hardware problems can be very frustrating, specially when you don't have a lot of spare parts to test with.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2017, 13:05 Pigeon
 
Cooked up a pork chop yesterday. Gotta say I'm all for using beer as a marinade, at least for pork chops, cause it turned out quite juicy, tender, and flavorful. As a bonus I used a little bit to deglaze the pan for a really good sauce.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 28, 2017, 12:57 Pigeon
 
I remember when Circuit City did their liquidation sale, the company that was running it jacked up the "normal" price so much even 50-70% off sale prices were still a good bit more than you could find in a regular sale. It worked though, cause people were in there buying stuff like it was free. I'm curious if something similar is going on with RadioShack, just not curious enough to actually go find out.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 27, 2017, 15:22 Pigeon
 
Nothing like describing a product the same way you would describe the most incidious kind of fart. I can only assume it runs off beans and broccoli, with the 3 fans for faster scent dispersion.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse May 26, 2017, 11:22 Pigeon
 
He should start by body slamming the first reporter he sees; it seems to be an effective strategy.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2017, 16:47 Pigeon
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 24, 2017, 13:43:
Cutter wrote on May 24, 2017, 09:44:
That Chevy article is weird. Whole thing - article included - sounds off. But yeah, those ads are asinine, 'Did you know Chevy won yet another paid award for best cup holders!?!?!?!'

What comes to mind when you think of Chevy? Garbage. Same for all domestic vehicles.

The parody "Real people" ads from chevy are hilarious. The guy who does it gets it spot on. As for the "Fake" awards for JD Power and associates, it's garbage.

It's just social psychology 101; people tend to do what they think they're expected to do, especially if they feel ingratiated. My favorite part was this:
He did this magic trick of making it seem like you were hurting his feelings if you said anything bad about Chevy. You didnít want to see this guy stop smiling.
He pretty much admits he just wants to please the guy. I do wonder how they picked people and if they had groups they rejected because someone wasn't enthusiastic enough.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 24, 2017, 11:39 Pigeon
 
Roughing up reporters, allowing bot comments, and refusing to show proof of a DDoS attack they're claiming. The only thing that's transparent is that they don't give a fuck about what people, people that aren't corporations, think.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 24, 2017, 08:18 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on May 23, 2017, 23:30:
Sweeeet. Now if I could just convince the wife to let me get one.

It's only $1100, which is like $900 cheaper than is it were $2000; what a steal! Also you'll need to get dual 1080ti's so as not to waste that monitor's potential. It'll only making your gaming more efficient, which means you'll have more time to spend with her! See how could she not let you buy it?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 22, 2017, 13:30 Pigeon
 
They will be disregarded, like all the rest of the comments, because they donít care and their minds have already been boughtmade up.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2017, 12:00 Pigeon
 
Agent-Zero wrote on May 22, 2017, 11:10:
Experts say that her white dress might have looked like fish. Sea Lions get fed from the dock all the time. More info here:

pretty sure thats not the case since the sea lion straight up growls at her and bares his teeth right before he turns around and comes back up to snatch her in

As an expert in sea lion behaviorology I can confidently say that sea lion is a jerk. As you can easily witness he went up and told the girl she would be more comfortable if she had a seat on the railing, only to drag her into the water moments later; what a jerk.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 21, 2017, 14:38 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on May 21, 2017, 13:21:
RedEye9 wrote on May 21, 2017, 11:48:
Audeze makes $2,495 earbuds only a audiophile fool could love.

Super cheezy name for a super expensive product.

Pretty sure it's Italian for a douche.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2017, 13:38 Pigeon
 
VaranDragon wrote on May 21, 2017, 11:55:
About that Schwarzenegger/Terminator story: Meh.

I was really sad that they cancelled production on that King Conan film. That would have been cool. An old robot learning new tricks sounds bloody lame.

But an old and wise Conan, sitting on a throne? That damn scene had me going on imagination trips ever since I first saw it at the end of Conan: The Barbarian....

Agreed, but I'm sure the execu-bots know having Arnie in the film will mean it's a commercial success. Why take a chance using a new formula when you can plug in the one you've been using for 20+ years for guaranteed profit.

Also I vote we declare that lady's home a honey bee sanctuary, it may bee responsible for saving the species

On another note went to look at monitors at Frys... Someone might want to explain to them putting a static low rez Fry's logo on all their monitors is doing nothing to help sales. 1440p 1ms 165hz gsync OMG!!!!... looks just like the $99 monitor. About the only thing I could learn was 27" might be too big for my current setup. I sit 23-29" away from my current monitor (23.8" 1080p), any further and it get uncomfortable using the mouse and keyboard. Anyone using a 27" 1440p monitor that can chime in about view distance comfort? I know it's alot about personal preference, but it helps to hear other people's experiences.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 19, 2017, 13:11 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 19, 2017, 10:04:

It's been decades since I was in a public pool, now if I could only say the same for gas station nacho cheese.

Gas station nacho cheese like the movie theater hot dog, a mystery surprise of exciting and possibly undiscovered microbes. As for the pool parasites, tough little monkeys to survive in that much chlorinated water.

There is at least enough chlorine in pools to get me busted for sneaking out while grounded. It was a great plan, parents at work for the day, it was summer and I wasn't gonna let a little grounding stop me from an awesome day at the pool. I even took, and frequently used sunscreen so a burn or heavy tan wouldn't give it a way. What I didn't count on was that 6 hours in the chlorinated water and sun was going to partially bleach my hair, oops .
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black May 19, 2017, 08:43 Pigeon
 
MoonSpook wrote on May 19, 2017, 06:28:
Are they called "bounce houses" in the US (I'm assuming US here)?

It's probably the most common thing they're called along with bouncy castles. Moonwalk was common when I was a little kid, but I've not heard them called that for a long long time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 18, 2017, 11:36 Pigeon
 
As I said earlier this week the big ISPs just want to be able to do whatever the fuck they want without the threat of any competition. And the current FCC can't ride that pole any harder.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2017, 11:17 Pigeon
 
Very sad about Cornell, I was just listening to Like a Stone yesterday. His music was certainly part of the sound track of my teenage years.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 17, 2017, 16:21 Pigeon
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 17, 2017, 14:17:
Creston wrote on May 17, 2017, 13:51:
I like how they call it "over-charging" as opposed to "blatant theft" which is what it really is.


Yep, love how they can water down crimes like this, we all need to incorporate ourselves.

If you under-pay you have to pay an extra fee, get reported to a collection agency, and they destroy your credit. If they over charge you, you have to sit through customer support hell as they make every attempt to weasel out of what they promised, and probably make a few financial threats if you say you're going to back out of the contract they didn't honor. Such a balanced relationship, they can undoubtedly be trusted to handle your personal data and deliver the service they promised.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2017, 11:55 Pigeon
 
"While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant's behavior is a threat to civilized society," the suit said.

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse May 16, 2017, 14:02 Pigeon
 
Does anyone actually believe the ISP's reasons for needing to get rid of Net Neutrality? I feel like we all know they just want free-reign to do whatever the fuck they want regardless of the effect on everyone else while being protected from other companies/industries attempting to do the same. Do we really need to watch the FCC eat the shit cake and pat it's tummy in effort to convince people it's good?  
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