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1  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: RAID 1 questions on: March 03, 2015, 07:33:48 AM
I use Raid 1 on my Diskstation, which is used for backups and media streaming. It works fine with no issues whatsoever. Drive fails and you just hot swap it. Can't speak for Rsync, but Raid 1 is simple and works extremely well in my experience.

I use Backblaze to back up my computers offsite. Unfortunately they won't back up a NASs though.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 02, 2015, 09:56:04 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 02, 2015, 09:49:52 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 02, 2015, 08:43:44 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 02, 2015, 08:09:15 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 02, 2015, 06:54:37 PM

As for the supports? This show has never been about realism.

Was it the zombies that gave it away?  It was the zombies, wasn't it?

As you know I don't mean it that way, but the flaws in writing, directing, etc, that pulls you out of the show. Obviously it happens with me a lot more than you guys with this show. icon_wink

Some flaws and missteps exist, sure.  But many of the things that you feel are wrong are simply due to the fact that your version of the way things should go often doesn't mesh with how things happen in real life.  You look for James Bond and when you get Joe Blow, you mistakenly believe it's an example of bad writing.

A matter of opinion of course. You are as just mistaken assuming that your opinion of the writing is more legitimate than mine.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 02, 2015, 08:43:44 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 02, 2015, 08:09:15 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 02, 2015, 06:54:37 PM

As for the supports? This show has never been about realism.

Was it the zombies that gave it away?  It was the zombies, wasn't it?

As you know I don't mean it that way, but the flaws in writing, directing, etc, that pulls you out of the show. Obviously it happens with me a lot more than you guys with this show. icon_wink
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rimworld [PC} on: March 02, 2015, 07:41:45 PM
Anyone playing Rimwold? It's been awhile since I bought a game and then played it for 5 hours straight without a break.

First off it's still in Alpha, but I didn't find any major bugs, just a couple of little ones that didn't affect gameplay. The interface is pretty rough at times, but once you get the hang of things it isn't too hard. The game has been Greenlit on Steam, but you can't get it through Steam yet. And the developer isn't promising Steam keys if you do buy it now. That is a big drawback for me, but obviously it didn't stop me from buying it.

I haven't played Dwarf Fortress, but I have heard of it described as being similar, but not as complicated. You crash land on a planet (although you get to pick where you land), with 3 characters and some supplies. You need to get shelter built, food growing, and defenses ready. You can either dig into the mountain side or free standing buildings, but the former is easier, and cheaper to do. Once you have food and power going, you can start the more advanced stuff like trading, medical wards, and various crafting. It's all about time management, setting up priorities for each character to get things done.

There are different AIs that decide how hard things get. I am playing the slow one that lets me concentrate on building up a base, but you can play AIs that spice it up and throw frequent random attacks at you. I haven't had to do much combat so far, but it's pretty basic it appears. You tell your guys where to go and who to shoot at. You can take full control of the characters during combat, and I did find the whole thing a bit awkward, but I am still learning it.

The graphics look to be a direct copy of Prison Architects, which I am not fond of, but they are work and are functional.

If you are into the survival games, this definitely seems to be a good one to check out. Been awhile since a game hooked me so quickly that I had to forcibly stop playing.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 02, 2015, 06:54:37 PM
While I disagree with you on almost everything TWD, Bullwinkle, I think you are right. This is about how our heros are so messed up that they don't know how to be normal and will screw this up.

As for the supports? This show has never been about realism. I doubt they thought about it. (I didn't notice myself.)
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A good, basic FPS? on: March 01, 2015, 06:20:38 AM
Playing Call of Juarez, really fun game, but I hate the duels. Just don't get what I am doing wrong on them exactly (besides being slow). It really makes me want to play Red Dead Redemption too. Too bad they never did a PC version.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations - Update! on: February 28, 2015, 05:56:31 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 28, 2015, 05:47:19 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 28, 2015, 05:04:51 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 28, 2015, 02:42:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 28, 2015, 06:26:14 AM

Just tried to add you Eco, it said no one by that name exists. I'm leeabe51.

I just sent you an invitation Lee.  Once you get it, maybe you can let me know what my steam name is, I'm a steam novice afterall!

Hmm, you are Stockbroker. Not sure why it wouldn't find you before, I copied and pasted it.

Well, there's Stockbroker and then there's St0ckbroker as originally posted. The latter does not exist while the former does.  icon_wink

Yeah, sorry, I was trying with the 0 not the o as I posted. He wasn't showing as St0ckbroker last night, now he is.

Who's on first?
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations - Update! on: February 28, 2015, 05:04:51 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 28, 2015, 02:42:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 28, 2015, 06:26:14 AM

Just tried to add you Eco, it said no one by that name exists. I'm leeabe51.

I just sent you an invitation Lee.  Once you get it, maybe you can let me know what my steam name is, I'm a steam novice afterall!

Hmm, you are St0ckbroker. Not sure why it wouldn't find you before, I copied and pasted it.

Edit: for the 0
9  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Network Question on: February 28, 2015, 03:51:42 PM
I am far from an expert, but with that many I don't think it matters much. My first thought is to buy a 5 ghz router. More channels, and most likely less interference from neighbors.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Frozen Cortex (formerly Frozen Endzone) on: February 28, 2015, 06:35:35 AM
I am really enjoying it now that I understand it. It takes me forever to play a game, but the strategy of it is great fun. It's refreshing to play a game that leaves nothing to a dice roll. (Still can't figure out when I can run backwards though, it will let me until I finalize the turn and then say I can't. Need to check the read me again. Thanks for copying that and sharing it jztemple).

How's the AI for everyone? I have seen it do some really dumb things, but I wonder if that could be because it had no options. Sometimes it seems it will try the pass even though I have him locked up, but sometimes he just throws it in a really weird place when I have all his pass routes blocked. For instance he had no throws, so he tossed it to a empty area that no one was near, but I had the closest player. He practically gave me the touchdown.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations - Update! on: February 28, 2015, 06:26:14 AM
Just tried to add you Eco, it said no one by that name exists. I'm leeabe51.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 28, 2015, 05:25:26 AM
Not really an answer, but I like the SciSchow on YouTube.

As they point out, as have numerous others, it's all about white balance. I think that's why I see blue & black, because I got really used to editing white balance when I was into photography. Maybe I am used to interpreting colors depending on the light source because of it? Who knows, just a thought.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 27, 2015, 10:51:56 PM
Did my biannual check of Facebook. Old coworker will no longer watch the show because of the gay character. Since I have lived in WA for the last year, I forgot there were still people out there like that. Kind of embarrassed for him, but his friends agreed, so I didn't even bother repling. (Background we almost came to blows over gay marriage 5 years ago. He's about as redneck as you can get, but really nice guy otherwise.)
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 10:14:25 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 27, 2015, 09:25:50 PM

You must be exhausted, saying it so many times.

The argument is not at all over what the color of the dress is in reality.

The discussion is over what our perceptions are of the dress in that picture.

Please read what I replied to before you get all snarky, Bullwinkle. He said he wanted to know what color the dress was in reality. It has been stated numerous times in many places.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 08:27:51 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 27, 2015, 07:57:18 PM

The argument isn't over the exact pixel color values of the image, it's about the color of the dress in reality.

As I have said twice, the real dress is blue. Its been mentioned in articles. The dress is on even sold on Amazon.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 06:22:27 PM
Since the dress is black and blue, I am not sure how people could see white and gold. Tongue

Us blue and blackers are superior because we see it as it really is.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 05:10:46 PM
In Purges shot, both are white and gold for me, that's a first. Always been blue and hold for me.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 04:43:06 PM
The real dress is black and blue.

For an explanation, see the Wired article. (Can't link right now)
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Llama drama on: February 27, 2015, 03:25:07 PM
And even that was paled by the dress. Never seen something take over the Internet so quickly. twitter is still going nuts.
20  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Powerpoint 2013 on: February 27, 2015, 03:15:41 AM
I have a PP assignment and I have to use a SmartArt "Varying Width List." If you go to SmartArt, it is supposed to be under the Office.com section. I have 2 PCs, one does not show an Office.com group, the other does, but only has one SmartArt in it and it's not the one I need. I have Trust Center set to allow it to go online as it needs to.

I did get one PC to show the SmartArt briefly, I logged out of my MS account and logged back in and it showed up. It was late so I figured I would do the PP later, but today it's gone again. Tried signing out and in, but it's not working now.

I have been searching for a fix for hours. I posted to the official MS support forums, but after I thought I had fixed it I posted to never mind my question.

Can anyone else see this SmartArt under PP13 in Windows 8.1? Any one know what would cause this? Really appreciate if someone could just let me know if it is there on their computers. I don't have access to another PC with PP13 on it. This is driving me insane.

(Class is Intro to Computers and it uses an automated grader (online class), so I have to use this SmartArt. The instructor does not reply to emails, nor read our discussion forums. I am doing homework ahead of time, so no idea if other students can see it, and most seem to be struggling anyway.)

Thanks!
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Medieval Engineers (from the Space Engineers folks) on: February 26, 2015, 08:25:45 PM
So how is the game part jztemple?
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retail cashier preference: robot or buddy? on: February 26, 2015, 04:03:02 PM
Curious Destructor, I always assumed they train cashiers not to comment on what people are buying, do they? I don't mind it so much when they something like "Looks like you are making stew" but hate it when they say something like "You have a sweet tooth" when I am buying a ton of candy bars because they are on sale.
23  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 26, 2015, 06:45:30 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 26, 2015, 06:34:32 AM

fewer characters to just type the game's title in google and find another site covering it  ninja

Which I did, which is why I remember it being multiplayer only. Just trying to generate conversation.
24  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 26, 2015, 12:43:01 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 26, 2015, 12:33:52 AM

Quote from: Lee on February 25, 2015, 11:21:59 PM

Isn't it multiplayer only? (Sorry won't read a TA article Roll Eyes)

Their recent article on their distaste for applesauce was terrible writing, I take it?

No, I think they are a hype machine that don't do thorough reviews. Big games get 5 stars and glowing reviews all too often. Plus, listened to their podcast a couple of times, and I really cannot stand Eli Hodapp.

Can't beat Pocket Tactics in my opinion, but they are very narrow in their coverage.
25  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 25, 2015, 11:21:59 PM
Isn't it multiplayer only? (Sorry won't read a TA article Roll Eyes)
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Retail cashier preference: robot or buddy? on: February 25, 2015, 09:14:42 PM
I hate when they comment on what I am buying. One Friday night, to celebrate doing good on a test, I bought frozen pizza and beer (don't judge, money is tight when you're retired), the cashier said "Dinner?" My first thought was to tell her thank you for pointing out how pathetic my Fiday night was, but I just smiled, and made a self deprecating comment.

I go for the self check out lines every time unless there is a cute middle aged cashier. Who I won't talk to anyway.

If you genuinely look pissed off all the time, they rarely try to talk to you at least. icon_neutral
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Frozen Cortex (formerly Frozen Endzone) on: February 25, 2015, 07:41:15 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on February 25, 2015, 07:21:49 PM

I wish there was an option to turn off the cinematic camera. you are forced to watch it after every turn, and it is useless and disorienting. I end up using the refresh button to review what the computer did more often than not because of that poor design decision.

I think if you click outside of the window for the cinematic review, it skips it. I think. I am unsure, I have skipped it, and I am never sure how I did it. This seems like a major complaint from a lot of people, so I bet we see it as option soon.

I usually replay the last turn several times so I can see what happened in multiple areas. Sometimes it isn't always obvious who is stunned either (there isn't the static emitting from the robot), so I really pay attention to that. Like I keep saying, the game doesn't do a very good job with feedback. I would like to be able to mouse over a robot and a tooltip pops up "Stunned for 1.5 seconds" for instance.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations on: February 25, 2015, 05:11:40 PM
I have been avoiding getting back into Skyrim for two reasons: no idea where to begin with mods; from what I read the last official patch made NPC's voices out of sync with the lips and it appears Bethesda isn't going to support the game anymore.

What's your Steam name Eco? I'll be watching Champions League, but I really need to do some homework so I can watch it guilt free.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Frozen Cortex (formerly Frozen Endzone) on: February 25, 2015, 05:06:14 PM
I went from winning a few, to getting destroyed every time. The more I understand what I am doing, the worse I have become.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 25, 2015, 05:01:43 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 25, 2015, 01:25:21 PM

Just pointing out that Tyrese made #7 on this list of Walking Dead Important Character Deaths ahead of both Shane and Merle.

I don't think E! counts as revelant media source. Tongue
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Frozen Cortex (formerly Frozen Endzone) on: February 25, 2015, 07:18:15 AM
I'm playing it. I like it but have been very frustrated with the controls/interface. I find playing it a frustrating experience because everything isn't as clear as it could be. I really wish they would explain all of the game mechanics clearly, without the guess work.That being said, it is all coming together, and there is a good game there. Hopefully they will remove the worthless cinematic mode, add tool tips, and add stats. I know they are robots, but RPG aspects would be a fun addition.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations on: February 25, 2015, 06:52:26 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on February 25, 2015, 05:04:32 AM

If you're playing FIFA 15 and might enjoy some offbeat sports games, I can recommend Qvadriga and Frozen Cortex. I've played both of them and find them an interesting change of pace from shooters and RPGs.

Qvadriga is one of my favorite games from the last year, but I would find it hard to recommend to anyone unless they like board game type games and graphics aren't at all important. I would direct people to the thread here to see if looks like something they would like.

(And thanks for answer my question on the Frozen Cortex Steam forums jztemple. icon_smile)

Are you on Steam then Eco? I might have to change my avatar on there if you are going to be on there, people might get us confused. (My Steam avatar is the Arsenal crest.)
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Game Recommendations on: February 25, 2015, 06:47:44 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 25, 2015, 04:25:08 AM

...I am considering Civ 3...

Wow, you are out of it. We are up to Civ 5 now. icon_razz
34  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Update: Laptop Arrived and some questions on: February 25, 2015, 06:45:22 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 25, 2015, 05:35:30 AM

On the subject of antivirus, this article from last year ranks Kaspersky right up there at the top of the heap. For Gmail you might want to check out Google Inbox. Way more better, IMHO.

I use Kaspersky. It's fine other than that it doesn't like to update itself even though it is set to autoupdate. If you are using your computer, or your computer is on battery power it won't update itself. So it won't update, but it will pop up with an annoying window to tell me it hasn't been updated in awhile. I won't be renewing with them just for that. I don't want to ever see or hear from a virus detector unless there is a problem.
35  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 25, 2015, 12:32:25 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 25, 2015, 12:05:20 AM

Doh!  Somehow missed Lee's earlier post.  Just consider mine a big +1.

You said it better than I did anyway. Really surprised this game isn't getting more talk, it really is a beautiful game.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 25, 2015, 12:31:03 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 25, 2015, 12:20:16 AM

The comic had many of the things you've complained about in regards to the show.  I suspect you'd accuse it of being horribly written as well.  Although you'd most likely buy every issue, if your past behavior is any indication.   icon_razz

Well it's a comic, I wouldn't lower myself to that standard.

(Kidding!)
37  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 24, 2015, 11:18:22 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 24, 2015, 09:12:02 PM

If you're not completely burned out on endless runners, Alto's Adventure is absolutely wonderful.  It's a Ski Safari clone at heart, but has a fantastic artistic style and is a blast to play.  I thought I was done with these, but I've spent a ton of time with this one already.

(Cough)

Yeah, it's pretty great, very well done game. Already have 4 charcters unlocked and all the upgrades bought though. Going to be sad when I am done. At least Ski Safari had a ton to unlock.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 24, 2015, 11:14:47 PM
I think the show has some good points. I love the idea of it, just think it could be done a lot better. I wonder how much it has veered off from the comic, and think that maybe a bad thing. It sounds like the comic is better than the TV show.

And I don't like 95% of what us on TV and theaters. That I even watch TWD is high praise for me. icon_lol
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 24, 2015, 06:58:14 PM
While you make some good points Bullwinkle, I think you are reaching/making excuses on some of them. But you see the show as being really good with great writing, which I don't. So of course I am biased. I did enjoy this weeks episode, I just thought they rushed it and the writing was horrible.

I have to say though, I am far from a mechanic, but I have never heard of a car dying while it's running from a bad battery. Car batteries would be a mess at this point, sure, but to go from a battery warning to the stopped in the middle of the road is not how it works from my experience. Willing to admit I could be wrong though.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sid Meier's Starships on: February 24, 2015, 06:44:47 PM
March 12. $15.
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