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@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:16 PM

Yeah, the live action remakes of classic animated Disney films need to end, but it will only stop when people get so tired of them, they stop paying to see them or even buy them on DVD or Blu-Ray

 

As for Disney+, I am not going to use it.  Almost $70 for one whole year is more than I pay for one year of Xbox Live Gold, plus other than the exclusive stuff the service will have (like the live-action Lady And The Tramp remake I am sure no one asked for, but Disney is making anyway because they still want to milk money off nostalgia), some of what will be offered on Disney+ I already own on DVD or Blu-Ray.



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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:23 PM

Yeah! It's the direct to streaming service era!


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 02:22 PM

 

So it was developed specifically to be dumped unceremoniously onto their streaming service. meh.
 
Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I still like the "big event" feel that a theatrical presentation lends to things; especially if said thing is some kind of shameless cash-in on my nostalgia. If they're going to be so cheap and transparent, I want it to feel bigger (& better is probably asking too much) than before. This gives me more the impression of a direct-to-VHS release, which isn't exciting. It might not be terrible... Return of Jafar wasn't terrible... but it's no event.


You are old fashioned. Being on the streaming service isn't a dump, it's a push to give cause for people to subscribe to the service. The same way the Loki, Vision and Scarlet Witch, and Bucky and Falcon series are for Marvel or the Mandalorian series is for Star Wars.

 

 

I also have a 65" 4K OLED (so you know, not totally old-fashioned) and tend to like stuff to look good on it. Even the best streaming services have a much poorer bitrate than discs, and will for some time to come. To say nothing of the audio, which is normally just regular Dolby Digital; no better than what's found on 20+ year-old DVDs.

 

 

 

 This also is an easy way for Disney to leverage one of it's biggest assets, it's gigantic vault of IP's, in a way they completely control.

   

Oh boy; I really can't wait for that. It's just what multi-billion dollar corporations needed: more control. Not to say streaming is bad or doesn't have a place, but its potential for abuse and a general lack of consumer friendliness is a bit worrying for me. Any film can be censored or sanitized at any point, and the viewer has no recourse (imagine if the only way you could watch Robocop was a TV edit version... some hilarious dubbing aside, no thanks)... films may not be available all the time as rights issues fluctuate, perhaps not being there when you're in the mood... when the internet's down or on the fritz, your library is inaccessible... regions without access to affordable high-speed internet are at an extreme disadvantage. And there are whole decades worth of B movies and other assorted schlock that certainly won't be easy to access, at least not on any mainstream streaming service. To say nothing of foreign (especially older) films. In the mood for some Poliziotteschi or Giallo... what streaming service hosts those kinds of titles again? Sometimes streaming services also don't have access to the best transfers of a given film... I've encountered quite a few films on Amazon Prime that look like VHS or DVD rips while their corresponding blu-ray release has been authored from a more recent 2K or 4K scan of original elements.

 

Think I'll stick with my blu-rays for serious viewing (not to mention lossless audio). I have Netflix and Amazon Prime for casual viewing and to have background noise running as I do things around the house, which is enough. If there start to be too many streaming services, I'll just rotate my subscriptions to them every month or two, binging what I want and never having to subscribe to more than 1 or 2 at a time. I'm never going back to paying $100-200/month, whether it's one bill for cable or a bunch of different streaming services that add up to just as much.


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