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Forum: Article Discussion 28th Jul 2016, 08:29
Replies: 24
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Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Oh, are we doing personal top-tens? A...

Oh, are we doing personal top-tens?


A Mind Forever Voyaging
Life Is Strange
Gone Home
Frontier: Elite II
Nethack
System Shock
Portal 2
Forum: Article Discussion 22nd Jul 2016, 07:57
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
I use AdAway, which sticks advertising servers in...

I use AdAway, which sticks advertising servers in the hosts file. Works on every connection, has no performance impact, and even works outside the browser (for in-app adverts, for example.) It's one...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Jul 2016, 13:03
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Yarp, though it's an alpha...

Yarp, though it's an alpha (https://httpoxy.rehmann.co/) and not guaranteed to be right.
Forum: General 19th Jul 2016, 20:47
Replies: 13,863
Views: 1,414,501
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
That's entirely do-able, that. My doorbell's a...

That's entirely do-able, that. My doorbell's a homebrew thing: Spark Core (or Particle Photon as it's now known) on the door linked to the home network via Wi-Fi, talking to LEDs on a Raspberry Pi in...
Forum: General 19th Jul 2016, 17:15
Replies: 13,863
Views: 1,414,501
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Smart doorbell, man, smart doorbell. Mine rings a...

Smart doorbell, man, smart doorbell. Mine rings a buzzer downstairs, flashes a series of coloured LEDs next to my monitor in the office, pauses the music playing on the desktop (if it's playing...
Forum: General 19th Jul 2016, 14:26
Replies: 31,095
Views: 4,047,587
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Same as 'ere. The room below is 25C, but the...

Same as 'ere. The room below is 25C, but the attic conversion captures the heat like nowt else. Still waiting on the fan: it's due for delivery today, but I don't know *when* today. Bah!
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Jul 2016, 11:54
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Web services hit by httpoxy vulnerability

15-year-old bug strikes back.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2016/07/19/httpoxy-vulnerability/1
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Jul 2016, 11:42
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Chinese consortium to buy Opera's core business

$600m deal for browser and more.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2016/07/19/opera-chinese-takeover/1
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Jul 2016, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Microsoft announces Xbox One S launch date

2nd of August in most countries.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2016/07/19/microsoft-xbox-one-s-launch-date/1
Forum: General 19th Jul 2016, 10:41
Replies: 13,863
Views: 1,414,501
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cnt8f3rWYAAYz5e.jpg:la...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cnt8f3rWYAAYz5e.jpg:large

It's bleedin' 'ot, so I raided the bits box. Turns out you can run 12V fans at 20V and they go really chuffin' fast...
Forum: General 18th Jul 2016, 19:35
Replies: 31,095
Views: 4,047,587
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/3...

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31%2BNOYOXGuL.jpg

Cheap tower fan from Amazon (http://amzn.to/2ab2nhW) with so-so reviews, 'cos the insulation in my new roof turns out to be...
Forum: Article Discussion 18th Jul 2016, 12:03
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Qualcomm facing 664 million fine in Korea

Fails to adhere to FRAND guidelines.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2016/07/18/qualcomm-korea-fine/1
Forum: Article Discussion 18th Jul 2016, 11:51
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Canonical warns of Ubuntu Forums breach

Says passwords not at risk.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2016/07/18/canonical-warns-ubuntu-forum-breach/1
Forum: Article Discussion 18th Jul 2016, 11:26
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
SoftBank signs deal to buy ARM Holdings

Pays 24.3 billion for the company.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2016/07/18/softbank-acquires-arm/1
Forum: Article Discussion 15th Jul 2016, 13:58
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Razer launches Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switches

In a high-priced iPad Pro keyboard.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2016/07/15/razer-low-profile-switches/1
Forum: Article Discussion 15th Jul 2016, 13:48
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Nvidia releases first-party VR Funhouse game

Tech demo gets a public release.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2016/07/15/nvidia-vr-funhouse/1
Forum: Article Discussion 15th Jul 2016, 13:33
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module due this year

Shiny new quad-core chip in tow.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2016/07/15/raspberry-pi-3-compute-module/1
Forum: Article Discussion 15th Jul 2016, 12:51
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
...do I have to?

...do I have to?
Forum: Article Discussion 15th Jul 2016, 12:19
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
You're right: I was remembering it as taking up...

You're right: I was remembering it as taking up half the block, but it takes up the full block despite only having a single port on t'other end of it. Removing the side of my case wasn't a waste,...
Forum: Article Discussion 15th Jul 2016, 11:42
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Aye, there are two USB 3.0 port headers in one...

Aye, there are two USB 3.0 port headers in one physical group; my single USB 3.0 case port is connected to one half, and the other half is free for a second. I'm using "header" here to mean "group of...
Forum: Article Discussion 15th Jul 2016, 08:22
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Ah! Yes, that makes more sense than the *other*...

Ah! Yes, that makes more sense than the *other* Overwatch, doesn't it? :duh: Last time I played Counter-Strike was on a 56K modem, and there was not such thing as 'skins' and 'gambling' meant...
Forum: Serious 15th Jul 2016, 07:42
Replies: 3,282
Views: 114,242
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Given I've seen people swim the 21 mile (not 26...

Given I've seen people swim the 21 mile (not 26 mile) width of the Channel, I'd say that person is a few heils short of a reich.
Forum: Article Discussion 15th Jul 2016, 07:21
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Given Overwatch is developed and published by...

Given Overwatch is developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, I'm a little confused as to how it being broken is Valve's fault...
Forum: Article Discussion 14th Jul 2016, 20:08
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
My motherboard...

My motherboard (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4352#ov) has two internal USB 3.0 headers, of which only one is used ('cos my case's front panel has one USB 3.0 port and two...
Forum: Hardware 14th Jul 2016, 14:29
Replies: 1,288
Views: 50,763
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Really? All I've ever heard about it is...

Really? All I've ever heard about it is complaining about the dumbed-down dialogue tree and buggy (Bethesda-standard) engine. It has an 84 Metascore and a 5.4 User Score on Metacritic...
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