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 on: March 31, 2015, 06:16:17 PM 
Started by Destructor - Last post by Destructor
It seems that sites are starting early this year. Ones that I know of so far:

1) Go check out Google Maps. You should see a new button on the lower left.
2) Amazon Dash: EDIT: This is seriously looking real but just has a really poor release date.
3) The Galaxy BLADE Edge: (the world's first smart knife with smartphone capabilities!)

 on: March 31, 2015, 05:39:49 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by farley2k
New trailer!  Enjoy

 on: March 31, 2015, 05:18:34 PM 
Started by Hetz - Last post by hitbyambulance

Quote from: farley2k on March 31, 2015, 05:08:44 PM

April's PS+ list is out today.

Nothing I intend to grab but it does have some good looking stuff.

you have to try Never Alone

 on: March 31, 2015, 05:17:23 PM 
Started by EddieA - Last post by Lee
Even Raedics, as I understand it, you just have to leave through a certain door to avoid the bug.

 on: March 31, 2015, 05:16:50 PM 
Started by Blackjack - Last post by Blackjack

Quote from: Lee on March 31, 2015, 04:22:01 AM

I am starting to think you are insane Blackjack. Tongue
No, no. It's just a tiny man inside my ear canal who buzzes when I turn the Asus PC on.  paranoid That's why when I stick my iPhone mic-first in I can't record any noise. Only my ears can pick up the tiny man inside my head 'tarded!

Just from past experience, I don't think foam lining on the case lid alone will do it (wrapping a thick gel seat cushion around the top and sides did nothing to muffle the noise). Given the mesh on the back part of the side panels, it just won't impact the noise.

Rationally, I think unplugging the case fan and doing a quick test power-on should reveal quickly if that's the buzz/whine culprit. I'd love for that to be the issue. I've replaced those before and it's just a few bucks. I wouldn't even have an issue replacing the power supply on this because the case is pretty roomy and easy to work in. But if I mess around too much with its innards I'm afraid that might make returning the system problematic if I choose to do that.

What's funny is that back in 2004, I bought a $2,000 PowerSpec from Micro Center but the overall system noise was horrific. Like a vacuum cleaner and hair dryer simultaneously horrific. I tried surrounding it with pillows, didn't help. Bought a sound foam insulation kit and stuck it all over, didn't help (only my mom's WD-40 suggestion enabled me to remove the adhesive when I ripped the foam out before returning the PC). I ate a $200 restocking fee to return it and went with a Compaq at another store, ended up being one of my favorite PCs 2004-2008.

I'll confess I'm baffled by the hard drive cage though. Every PC case I've had before, it was pretty clear how to get at hard drive slots. Some had nice side brackets with "squeeze to remove" features. Others might require loosening a screw or two to remove the entire HD bracket.

This one, when I got up close and examined it, I just couldn't figure it out. It seemed almost as if the whole HD cage is riveted in there, and I saw no lever or screws in a position to remove the whole bracket. I mean there has to be, right? If only for warranty servicing. I just don't know yet how it works. Maybe it's moot though. I think the HD and SSD are fine and don't think I need to mess with those.

If this doesn't work out (if I need to replace every part on the G10aj to make the noise bearable, it defeats the purpose of getting it), well, hell, maybe it'll finally be "build your own damn quiet PC" time afterall. Or buying some liquid cooled, no-fans type system. icon_smile But given the G10aj's performance is so awesome, I want to try to make it work, within reason. I have until I guess next Saturday (April 11) -- that's the last day I can return it to Micro Center for a full refund.

My 2nd choice there was a Dell XPS 8700. That had a lesser video card (AMD R9 270), but more RAM (24GBB) and a larger SSD (256GB). Commenters online said it's a quiet machine but eh, who knows?

 on: March 31, 2015, 05:11:18 PM 
Started by EddieA - Last post by Zaxxon
Avoid raedric's and don't double click, and you've cut your chance of a bug tremendously. Patch will be out this week.

 on: March 31, 2015, 05:08:44 PM 
Started by Hetz - Last post by farley2k
April's PS+ list is out today.

Nothing I intend to grab but it does have some good looking stuff.

 on: March 31, 2015, 04:59:18 PM 
Started by Covenant - Last post by farley2k
New Episode VII Trailer Debuting With Obscure Indie Flick Age Of Ultron

In news that is rocking the movie entertainment industry to its very core, it has been announced that the new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens will be attached a little-known film titled Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, set to debut on a mere 5-3,000+ screens on May 1st.

Age of Ultron, as its name suggests, is a period piece about an upper-class couple named the Ultrons, who live in late 19th century New York City. But when Mrs. Ultron's rakish brother, Anthony Stark, comes to visit, their high society lives are thrown into disarray. Or something like that.

I believe they meant "In news that shocks no one except those who just called out a bunker...."

 on: March 31, 2015, 04:52:59 PM 
Started by metallicorphan - Last post by farley2k
I saw the thing about the tweets this morning and I just kind of shook my head - we live in a digital world so if you aspire for things years from now you have to plan today.   

 on: March 31, 2015, 04:30:02 PM 
Started by EddieA - Last post by TiLT

Quote from: Destructor on March 31, 2015, 03:21:03 PM

The crash on transition bug (Redrick's Hold) is something anyone can hit

Of course anyone can hit it. That doesn't mean most people do. I can only speak for myself, but I went through that whole quest without a single crash. These bugs are very visible because there's a ton of players coming together to report them. If it wasn't for forums like these, most of us would be completely unaware that there are bugs in the first place. The reviewers managed to completely miss it, for example.

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