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by Spec8472
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caravan Palace
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Caravan Palace

Been meaning to post this for a while...

Caravan Palace are a French 'Electro-Swing' group that have some pretty neat songs.

Their Lone Digger video clip makes me think about the Kit series every time I watch it.

Also, if you liked that, they look like they put on an awesome show.
by Spec8472
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some program advice
Replies: 15
Views: 5630

Re: Need some program advice

After all, you have to trust them to actually only install exactly what you would download and install yourself. No additional bloatware, no malware, etc. They've been around for years, and have a solid reputation. They install *just* the application selected, they unselect any additional toolbars/...
by Spec8472
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fel vs The Theives
Replies: 49
Views: 17607

Fel vs The Theives

Bad news all...I am on hiaitus for the near future. I just came h9me to find my house robbed, and they took everything. Con't https://twitter.com/Sennadar_Fel/status/580224442162417665 The chapter is gone, my puter is gone, and I have serious house damage. I won't be recovering from this for months...
by Spec8472
Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terry Pratchett has passed away at the age of 66
Replies: 2
Views: 3439

Terry Pratchett has passed away at the age of 66

from: http://www.pjsmprints.com/ It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce that author Sir Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66. Larry Finlay, MD at Transworld Publishers: "I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest...
by Spec8472
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)
Replies: 397
Views: 311220

Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Been reading a series of short stories/individually-published-chapters by Robert Black called Bad Metal. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world where Robots have replaced a lot of manual labour. Book 1: Bad Metal http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Metal-01-Robert-Black-ebook/dp/B007GEYHKW/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 B...
by Spec8472
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello boys... I'm baaaaaack!
Replies: 15
Views: 6381

Re: Hello boys... I'm baaaaaack!

Welcome Back, MD. Long time no see :)
by Spec8472
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Y'all know what's coming.
Replies: 16
Views: 6602

Re: Y'all know what's coming.

Lochar wrote:Probably instigated by someone on the boards here because they wanted more Fel stories. :P

I have no idea what you're talking about. Why would you even accuse me of such things? There's no proof.
by Spec8472
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best android \iPhone games or time wasting apps
Replies: 7
Views: 3520

Re: Best android \iPhone games or time wasting apps

I've been playing Ingress - it's an alternate reality game, need to actually walk (ride, jog, drive, etc) around and capture territory for one of the two teams (team green or team blue). I have downloaded it, but haven't messed with it yet. It looks like it combines gaming and geo-caching. Only the...
by Spec8472
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best android \iPhone games or time wasting apps
Replies: 7
Views: 3520

Re: Best android \iPhone games or time wasting apps

I've been playing Ingress - it's an alternate reality game, need to actually walk (ride, jog, drive, etc) around and capture territory for one of the two teams (team green or team blue). There's a three main actions in the game: - Hacking Portals (gives you equipment and keys to that portal) - Attac...
by Spec8472
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update.
Replies: 14
Views: 4691

Re: Update.

I know, I know, to achieve a human brain we need to put together at least a 1000 of these chips but still There seems to be a lot of marketing guff surrounding this. We don't know what they consider "brain like" operations, we don't know how mutable these are. And their paper is locked behind a sub...
by Spec8472
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is not my month.
Replies: 46
Views: 11945

Re: This is not my month.

People bitch about Windows Vista, but personally I liked it. The main reason for slowness was because Microsoft finally pulled the rug out from device manufacturers, in particular the Graphics Cards manufacturers. Traditionally device manufacturers had a terrible reputation for producing drivers whi...
by Spec8472
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is not my month.
Replies: 46
Views: 11945

Re: This is not my month.

Most of the mobile OSes do something similar (iOS, Android) and you likely need to jailbreak the device Actually, you don't. Android, it's a one-tick option to enable "third party" sources. iOS any developer can enter your iOS device's serial number for apps that haven't yet been certified and it g...
by Spec8472
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is not my month.
Replies: 46
Views: 11945

Re: This is not my month.

My dislike of Windows 8 goes far beyond just having a start button icon. I believe that they're trying to make one UI work for too many devices. Metro works great on tablets and mobiles where the primary interaction is via touch. On desktops - they're primarily keyboard/mouse. Even when you have a t...
by Spec8472
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is not my month.
Replies: 46
Views: 11945

Re: This is not my month.

Actually, you'll see a quite significant improvement in performance by switching to SSDs, pretty much regardless of what your use-case is. Hmmm... I knew about how they worked and why they were different but did not know that you can notice difference in simple programs !! Honestly speaking, I have...
by Spec8472
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Possibilities?
Replies: 53
Views: 14464

Re: Possibilities?

Would a jack make the input faster? Well, if you have 200 buses for data transfer and you add 1 more, you DO get a very slight performance increase... *ahem* Would it? Are we talking about something that gets a better result with more bandwidth? Or would faster reaction times be just a factor of la...