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by Endless Mike
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at Christian organization in DC
Replies: 230
Views: 18954

Re: Shooting at Christian organization in DC

Just FYI, here's this morning's Washington Post with this story front page, above the fold (yes, there's the caveat that it's local news, but the Washington Post doesn't tend to deal with truly local news on its front page for obvious reasons): linked for huge . For comparison, here's the Washington...
by Endless Mike
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: So you wanna build a desktop computer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4960

Re: So you wanna build a desktop computer?

Amusing. Number of cores on a CPU, DDR3, recommending a certain size memory, the price of a 1TB hard drive, SSD vs HD to begin with, operating systems, etc etc. That entire post will be more trouble than it's worth in less than a year. People need to learn how to learn, not to be told. Teach them h...
by Endless Mike
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Trying something new every month
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: Trying something new every month

Lockpicking?
by Endless Mike
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: So you wanna build a desktop computer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4960

Re: So you wanna build a desktop computer?

Good job, but this whole thing will need to be re-written about every month or so. After a year, it'll do more harm than good to somebody reading it. No offense, but technology moves too fast for this type of post to have much value. Not really, no. I specifically avoided naming specific parts to p...
by Endless Mike
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Assassin's Creed 3
Replies: 100
Views: 18376

Re: Assassin's Creed 3

I'm pretty sure Ubisoft has already said that Templars will be on both sides of the conflict, so killing Americans shouldn't be a concern.
by Endless Mike
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: So you wanna build a desktop computer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4960

Re: So you wanna build a desktop computer?

Great ideas! I'll stick them in!
by Endless Mike
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: So you wanna build a desktop computer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4960

Re: So you wanna build a desktop computer?

Incorporated that stuff. Thanks!
by Endless Mike
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: So you wanna build a desktop computer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4960

Re: So you wanna build a computer?

Reserved
by Endless Mike
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: So you wanna build a desktop computer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4960

So you wanna build a desktop computer?

We get a lot of questions about building computers here, so I figure a general guide might be helpful. I'll stick to general home-use computers since that's what I'm familiar with - someone else can talk about server builds if desired. (I will probably throw some home theater PC stuff in since it's ...
by Endless Mike
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 10447

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

What is the difference between Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge? Why do I want a i5-3570K processor over the one I picked? Why was the motherboard wrong? I'm omitting the optical drives in favor of a just one. Does anyone know a good way to check how big of a power supply I need, I don't want to get too...
by Endless Mike
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 10447

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

Okay here is my potential build so far in a randomish order: $230 SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147164 $110/$120 Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053 $140 Motherboard:...
by Endless Mike
Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 10447

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

Possibly I'm forgetting something, but I don't think I've ever needed anything besides a couple sizes of phillips screwdrivers for screws and a flathead screwdriver for help installing the heat sink. (Not sure if that was necessary on my latest build.) Motherboard standoffs need a hex driver, thoug...
by Endless Mike
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 10447

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

Okay thanks a lot for the advice guys. I think I will build this PC. The only problem I'm seeing here is knowing when I have all the parts. I know the basic parts a computer needs, but I think I'm probably missing one or two in my list. Also where can I get a tower/case for the parts to be put in a...
by Endless Mike
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 420
Views: 123167

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Ouya is going to be such a spectacular failure. I can't wait.
by Endless Mike
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 10447

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

Build one. You can put something great together in that budget and have money left over.
by Endless Mike
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I don't get this FSB:DRAM Ratio Stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 5784

Re: I don't get this FSB:DRAM Ratio Stuff

3 (EDIT): Most CPU's do not allow multiplier changes manually. AMD sells a special line of "black" chips which have an "unlocked" multiplier, allowing manual adjustment. Intel has made unlocked chips before (extreme edition notably), but most of them are locked. You can adjust t...
by Endless Mike
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Does my PC audio remote control exist?
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Re: Does my PC audio remote control exist?

Do you have a smart phone? There ought to be apps to do this on any mobile OS.
by Endless Mike
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: [Trigger Warning] Rapists Explain Themselves on Reddit
Replies: 41
Views: 10241

Re: [Trigger Warning] Rapists Explain Themselves on Reddit

On-topic: Fuck Reddit. There's literally no excuse. ...learning how the minds of potential rapists work, so psychologists can more easily identify warning signs and thus help people before they commit rape, thus reducing the number of rapes? It's the apologists that are more sickening IMHO. Well, I...
by Endless Mike
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: [Trigger Warning] Rapists Explain Themselves on Reddit
Replies: 41
Views: 10241

Re: [Trigger Warning] Rapists Explain Themselves on Reddit

felltir wrote:Reddit is currently down, and I will not discuss this until I can read the source. Will edit later.

Cool, thanks for letting us know instead of just waiting until later!

On-topic: Fuck Reddit. There's literally no excuse.
by Endless Mike
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google Fiber
Replies: 39
Views: 8565

Re: Google Fiber

My favorite thing about this is that it means Google can index not only every search you make through them but literally everything you do on the internet!
by Endless Mike
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google Fiber
Replies: 39
Views: 8565

Re: Google Fiber

The actual cost is that you have to live in Kansas City, and that's nowhere near worth it.
by Endless Mike
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Wizzywig by Ed Piskor
Replies: 0
Views: 5632

Wizzywig by Ed Piskor

I was going through Comixology for my weekly fix and came upon this book for $10 and after reading the free preview decided to give it a shot. It's about the life of a young hacker that seems heavily influenced by Kevin Mitnick (the protagonist even shares the same first name) up to a point. It's a ...
by Endless Mike
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 116676

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

Doesn't it take up the entire side of the screen though? You can adjust its size to whatever you like (to a point). (At least when it's on the bottom. I haven't really ever put it on the side since I keep it hidden so I don't really care where it is.) All corners can be set to various actions witho...
by Endless Mike
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 116676

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

You can hide the dock so it only pops up when you hover over where it goes.
by Endless Mike
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sandusky Scandal at Penn State [trigger warning]
Replies: 97
Views: 10562

Re: Sandusky Scandal at Penn State [trigger warning]

Following the release of the Freeh Report, the NCAA has penalized Penn State with $60 million, four year bowl ban and loss of 10 scholarships during that time, five years probation, and vacating all wins from 1998-2001. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-spt-0724-penn-state--20120724,0,...
by Endless Mike
Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 116676

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

I plucked Final Cut Pro out of this list of apps because it was the most expensive (and we were talking about overpriced software). I don't know how popular it is, though Wikipedia does give interestingly high figures. I honestly don't think anything's worth calling a "rip-off" - it's oft...
by Endless Mike
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 116676

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

About desktops not being justifiable: Easy component replacement, ergonomics Admittedly, the latter would be moot with a "luggable all-in-one" in briefcase format like the Dell XPS 2010. A detachable keyboard and the handle folding out to raise the monitor to a comfortable height were a g...
by Endless Mike
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 116676

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

You can install RAM in non-retina MacBook Pros, you just need to get a Phillips screwdriver to open it up (and a spudger helps to disconnect the battery). It's not actually difficult at all once you're inside. MacBook Airs and the new retina Pro have the RAM soldered , so, while you can similarly o...
by Endless Mike
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 116676

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

You can install RAM in non-retina MacBook Pros, you just need to get a Phillips screwdriver to open it up (and a spudger helps to disconnect the battery). It's not actually difficult at all once you're inside. MacBook Airs and the new retina Pro have the RAM soldered, so, while you can similarly ope...
by Endless Mike
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 116676

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

I forgot part of my point about it seeming like many Mac users don't even realize there are other computer manufacturers or operating systems; the only thing more ridiculous than Apple charging $200 for 8 GB of hynix ram is the idea that anyone would ever actually buy it. I am not sure how many peo...
by Endless Mike
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 116676

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

Arariel wrote:Not to mention that much of what's been discussed only really applies to laptops. Is it at all defensible to purchase an Apple desktop?

This is a totally different discussion, but no, it's not, because for the vast majority of people it's barely defensible to purchase a desktop at all.
by Endless Mike
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amazon Pushing for Same-Day Delivery
Replies: 34
Views: 4940

Re: Amazon Pushing for Same-Day Delivery

Yep, the CARD Act authorized this. Any store can do it. Are you sure about that? I don't remember it being part of it, and I didn't see it in any summaries that I skimmed through just now. What companies have been able to do (before the CARD Act as well) was to give a discount for cash payments. So...
by Endless Mike
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amazon Pushing for Same-Day Delivery
Replies: 34
Views: 4940

Re: Amazon Pushing for Same-Day Delivery

It be like you paying cash for everything just so you could save the store 3-5% on credit card transaction fees for merchants. Do the merchants lower prices or give a discount if you spend cash? Or do they just the savings and pocket it leaving you a sucker? I've seen gas stations that charge more ...
by Endless Mike
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2145
Views: 307460

Re: Questions For The World

I wear raw jeans, so I try to wash them as little as possible. If they start to get funky, I give them a soak in hot water. If that doesn't help, then they get washed.
by Endless Mike
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 116676

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

Also an excellent point by Steax - although instead of confusion/frustration before a purchase we may get more buyer's remorse and unease concerning planned obsolescense. Yeah, it's utterly irrational, since any computer company NOT updating their lines AT LEAST once per year is going to be obsolet...
by Endless Mike
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2505
Views: 349363

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Haha this morning I got the Bethesda Pack, Rage (I realized that it's the only thing I wanted from the id Pack), and Dear Esther.
by Endless Mike
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 116676

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

The CPU, RAM, etc. might be identical, but if all you're concerned about is what's inside, then portability probably isn't a concern, in which case, you should probably build yourself a desktop. Casing, keyboards, screens, trackpads, and so on are not things easily identifiable by numbers or specs ...
by Endless Mike
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amazon Pushing for Same-Day Delivery
Replies: 34
Views: 4940

Re: Amazon Pushing for Same-Day Delivery

Major cities have had this for awhile. I even used it once!
by Endless Mike
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2505
Views: 349363

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I've bought a few things, mostly because they were cheap. I'm holding out for id and/or Bethesda packs to go on daily sales, but it looks like they're not doing that, so I'll probably just snag them at the end.
by Endless Mike
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 116676

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

I don't really see the necessity of a prettier case covering identical hardware? The CPU, RAM, etc. might be identical, but if all you're concerned about is what's inside, then portability probably isn't a concern, in which case, you should probably build yourself a desktop. Casing, keyboards, scre...

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