User information for Neal White III

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Neal White III
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Topaz
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May 11, 2005
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Aug 11, 2020, 13:09
Topaz
 
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 11, 2020, 13:09
Aug 11, 2020, 13:09
 Topaz
 
I'm not sure Microsoft has fully considered the risks of this new clipboard functionality. Don't most password apps use the clipboard to paste passwords into forms? I don't like the idea that a history of my passwords might be stored on the clipboard. Also, if you use the sync feature, that info will be copied to Microsoft's servers.

if you're one of those that usually copy sensitive information (such as passwords, addresses, names, etc.), anything you copy to the clipboard will store in plain text, and anyone with access to your computer will now be able to see this information by just using the Windows key + V shortcut. In addition, if you enable the sync option, you'll also be uploading your history to the Microsoft servers.

Source: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-new-clipboard-windows-10-october-2018-update
More info: https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/is-it-safe-to-copy-paste-passwords-from-your-clipboard/
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Re: First day at School
Feb 25, 2020, 02:34
Topaz
 
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Re: First day at School Feb 25, 2020, 02:34
Feb 25, 2020, 02:34
 Topaz
 
Never mind. (deleted)

This comment was edited on Feb 25, 2020, 02:49.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 25, 2020, 02:28
Topaz
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2020, 02:28
Feb 25, 2020, 02:28
 Topaz
 
I've been visiting this site for 15 years. I'm glad to contribute.
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Re: More VR Owners Than Linux Users on Steam
Feb 15, 2020, 00:50
Topaz
 
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Re: More VR Owners Than Linux Users on Steam Feb 15, 2020, 00:50
Feb 15, 2020, 00:50
 Topaz
 
Yes, it's definitely an undercount. VR headsets with smaller quantities in use aren't counted at all. (Like my Pimax 8K wasn't.)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 9, 2020, 18:23
Topaz
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2020, 18:23
Feb 9, 2020, 18:23
 Topaz
 
I can heartily recommend 1917. It had a well-crafted script and it really drew me into the story.

I expect it to win at least 2 Oscars. It's nominated for 10.
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Re: First day at School
Aug 25, 2019, 22:41
Topaz
 
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Re: First day at School Aug 25, 2019, 22:41
Aug 25, 2019, 22:41
 Topaz
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 25, 2019, 14:40:
A true foodie knows Crepes are the only acceptable skillet breakfast bread.
I've recently made crepes, waffles, and blueberry pancakes. Each is delicious, so there's no need to limit yourself.

Crepes are certainly more versatile. I made a big stack and we had them for dinner twice (with ham, gruyère, and mornay sauce) and breakfast (also twice) as blueberry blintzes.
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Re: First day at School
Aug 25, 2019, 14:31
Topaz
 
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Re: First day at School Aug 25, 2019, 14:31
Aug 25, 2019, 14:31
 Topaz
 
I still use my grandmother's waffle iron, which I inherited. It makes the absolute best super-crispy waffles. The cooking surface appears to be cast iron and it must be at least 70 years old. (It has a cloth-wrapped electrical cord.)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 9, 2019, 23:05
Topaz
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2019, 23:05
Aug 9, 2019, 23:05
 Topaz
 
Unfortunately, running a dehumidifier eats electricity, especially in the summer, since it's basically an air-conditioner/heater combo.

If you have bare concrete or cinderblock walls, waterproofing paint is a better option. We had it applied to our basement walls before we moved into our current house ~7 years ago and it's been great. We still have a dehumidifier from our old house, but we haven't needed to use it in our basement anymore.

We used Drylok wall paint: http://www.drylok.com/
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 16, 2019, 16:51
Topaz
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2019, 16:51
Mar 16, 2019, 16:51
 Topaz
 
I am saddened by your loss. I've enjoyed your stories about Gunnar over the years. He was clearly a great pet and good friend.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 22, 2018, 13:53
Topaz
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2018, 13:53
Jun 22, 2018, 13:53
 Topaz
 
I highly recommend QuakeSpasm, a version of Quake that runs well on modern machines, supporting high-resolution monitors, colored lighting, high quality music support, etc.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/quakespasm/
http://quake.wikia.com/wiki/Quakespasm
https://quakewiki.org/wiki/QuakeSpasm
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 24, 2018, 21:14
Topaz
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2018, 21:14
Feb 24, 2018, 21:14
 Topaz
 
Hi Blue,

No need to resort to a breeder. My wife volunteers at a local no-kill animal shelter and she recommends using PetFinder.com. I've taken the liberty of looking up poodles near New York City and there are 108 waiting to be adopted.

Poodles at PetFinder.com

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 20, 2017, 11:46
Topaz
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2017, 11:46
Aug 20, 2017, 11:46
 Topaz
 
You might want to try "after-bite" or a similar product on the sting. Another approach is to apply ice to the sting. If it's been a few hours, soak the area in very hot water (not scalding) for a few minutes. It will itch like a dickens while soaking, but should be much less itchy afterwards.

http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/tc/insect-bites-and-stings-and-spider-bites-home-treatment#1
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BsOD
Jul 17, 2005, 16:42
Topaz
 
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BsOD Jul 17, 2005, 16:42
Jul 17, 2005, 16:42
 Topaz
 
I'm a programmer and I can easily get an app to blue-screen via OLE function calls w/ invalid parameters, but I doubt that's your problem here. (OLE is unlikely to be used in a game.)

High resolutions tend to stress everything in your system, including the CPU, RAM, buses, etc.

Here are a few more things you might want to investigate:

Is it possible that your power supply is not up to the task? I've seen lots of weird system problems occur with flakey power supplies.

Is it possible that your CPU might be overheating, since the video card will be dumping extra heat into the case?

What about the motherboard chipset (North/South bridge chip(s) - are they overheating?

Try running with the case open while a big-ass fan blows onto the motherboard. If that fixes the problem, then you should upgrade 1 or more coolers / fans.

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