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Forum: Hardware 2nd Dec 2016, 01:32
Replies: 3
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Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Aah man, that's a kicker. I wasn't aware that...

Aah man, that's a kicker. I wasn't aware that CPUs got soldered on - seems like an unnecessarily restrictive and daft thing to do. Thanks so much for the heads up, lancer.

So is there no prospect...
Forum: Hardware 1st Dec 2016, 23:49
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Confirmation sought on upgrade options for an HP Notebook DM1

I've just stuck 525gb SSD in an aged HP DM1 notebook, and while it has made a difference to things, it's still sluggish in certain respects, so I'm interested in upgrading the CPU and RAM too, if...
Forum: General 1st Dec 2016, 00:46
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
You say the original project was agreed re....

You say the original project was agreed re. price. Presumably the price you agreed was based on something, either the going rate or some discount was applied because friends. Apply that same basis to...
Forum: Tech Support 25th Nov 2016, 21:50
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Thanks for the suggestion, certainly worth...

Thanks for the suggestion, certainly worth checking. I've run a test (though not from CD, just from within Windows - after restart) and there were no problems.

I've also managed to restore my...
Forum: General 24th Nov 2016, 23:02
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Fair dos, I'm on board. So what's the bit-tech...

Fair dos, I'm on board. So what's the bit-tech consensus on the Steam Link? I've been planning to get one the next time it goes on sale, but I keep coming across dissatisfied customers.

I plan to...
Forum: General 24th Nov 2016, 16:09
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
I know I've not been around much recently, but...

I know I've not been around much recently, but I'm pretty sure there's a fairly well-established thread for this sort of thing:

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=179103
Forum: Tech Support 24th Nov 2016, 15:34
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Win7 corruption issues - any way back?

I got into a sloppy habit of just leaving my PC running 24/7 quite a lot recently, cos I use it as a file server.

One night it wasn't responding when I tried to access it remotely. I went to it in...
Forum: Article Discussion 24th Nov 2016, 15:12
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Thief?

Thief?
Forum: General 11th Nov 2016, 15:06
Replies: 19,323
Views: 1,983,032
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
I SMH at the whole politics thing. For...

I SMH at the whole politics thing.

For decades we've been talking about the futility of politics, overly influential corporations and media outlets, lying politicians, worthless pre-election...
Forum: General 11th Nov 2016, 13:39
Replies: 19,323
Views: 1,983,032
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
After some rock solid Windows 7 performance for...

After some rock solid Windows 7 performance for years, some unexpected event occurred a couple of nights ago and a bunch of files have corrupted. It's not letting me load a restore point (corrupted...
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 8th Nov 2016, 11:48
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Until recently I'd have recommended my Canon...

Until recently I'd have recommended my Canon MG5350, as it can take card (not sure of maximum gsm though) and does a good job of photo printing (though does have trouble printing borderless photos if...
Forum: General 4th Nov 2016, 15:45
Replies: 3,980
Views: 510,963
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
...and you think that excuses you? But I'm gonna...

...and you think that excuses you? But I'm gonna take it as a compliment, thanks :)
Forum: Gaming 4th Nov 2016, 15:39
Replies: 956
Views: 109,445
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - I can...

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - I can totally see why it earned it's reputation back in the 90s - a great adventure game accessible to anyone, and it's great on the 3DS.
Forum: General 2nd Nov 2016, 22:37
Replies: 3,980
Views: 510,963
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Course it is :)

Course it is :)
Forum: General 2nd Nov 2016, 17:37
Replies: 3,980
Views: 510,963
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
It's good but it's not right

It's good but it's not right
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 2nd Nov 2016, 17:04
Replies: 6
Views: 1,732
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Informative vid, but that Vans t-shirt is hurting...

Informative vid, but that Vans t-shirt is hurting my eyes :)
Forum: General 2nd Nov 2016, 16:58
Replies: 3,980
Views: 510,963
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
If you insist... ...

If you insist...

https://s18.postimg.org/ofdd3l849/Untitled_1.jpg
Forum: General 1st Nov 2016, 12:44
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
In my case it was 'Pumpkin + Knife = Broken...

In my case it was 'Pumpkin + Knife = Broken Knife' - the blade just snapped in two, quite unexpectedly and I didn't think I was applying much pressure.

Mine was a last minute rush job. I'd given...
Forum: Article Discussion 21st Oct 2016, 11:22
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Pretty much all Nintendo's game development...

Pretty much all Nintendo's game development resources will be able to be put into Switch, rather than being split across portable-only and home-only platforms. Given the amount of great games on the...
Forum: General 19th Oct 2016, 12:31
Replies: 16
Education Google Cardboard
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Posted By Porkins' Wingman
I agree - can't see myself getting any hardware...

I agree - can't see myself getting any hardware for quite some time, but presumably it will start appearing in arcades, or even have VR-specific cafes or similar where you can go along, drop 10 or...
Forum: Gaming 19th Oct 2016, 12:28
Replies: 53
Views: 1,917
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
I tried Duolingo a few years ago. I liked it, but...

I tried Duolingo a few years ago. I liked it, but I had nearly zero motivation to learn a language, so got bored with it soon enough. I've no doubt it's working well for others that have a reason to...
Forum: General 19th Oct 2016, 12:15
Replies: 15,104
Views: 2,258,018
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Funny

Funny
Forum: General 19th Oct 2016, 12:08
Replies: 16
Education Google Cardboard
Views: 1,500
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
A great description. I can't understand people...

A great description. I can't understand people that don't think VR offers something genuinely exciting and worth pursuing.
Forum: General 19th Oct 2016, 12:05
Replies: 5,940
Views: 796,297
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
Darn it - I wanna see the movie where it is those...

Darn it - I wanna see the movie where it is those things. Also, how about re-calibrating your scale - 6 = watchable :P

Asterix: Mansions of the Gods - 4.5/10

The female half of my household...
Forum: General 7th Oct 2016, 20:21
Replies: 4
TV Shows Red Dwarf XI
Views: 463
Posted By Porkins' Wingman
I saw the first one and found it bearable but not...

I saw the first one and found it bearable but not great. It made me feel a bit melancholic for the older episodes. I watched the Despair Squid episode straight afterwards and there's just an ocean of...
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