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Forum: Modding 05-02-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,694
Posted By Brett Thomas
Hey TD! I'm glad to hear you guys are still...

Hey TD! I'm glad to hear you guys are still cranking down there. I remember the days of working with you and Zapwizard (I swear, something about that Texas water) fondly...managing the modding was...
Forum: Site and Forum Comments & Issues 01-08-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By Brett Thomas
That peak lasted for several hours, by the way....

That peak lasted for several hours, by the way. :-)

Anyhow, we've done some tweaks. Should be smooth sailing now. I dunno if we'd survive quite THAT superstorm again but we should be able to...
Forum: Site and Forum Comments & Issues 01-08-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By Brett Thomas
We'll be looking into fixing this in the very...

We'll be looking into fixing this in the very near...now, but thank you to all of the new visitors who have come to join us!
Forum: Site and Forum Comments & Issues 11-29-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,658
Posted By Brett Thomas
The hell it doesn't. It gives us old-skool cred....

The hell it doesn't. It gives us old-skool cred. :)
Forum: Off Topic 10-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By Brett Thomas
I'm greatly looking forward to following this,...

I'm greatly looking forward to following this, Mario. I've had my own game project sitting on the back burner for far too long, as a reason for me to get inspired enough to learn PyQT...
Forum: Reviews and Articles 10-29-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,753
Posted By Brett Thomas
No other reason than "other than Microsoft made...

No other reason than "other than Microsoft made it so"? Marfig, I'm surprised at you.

DX10 was MS's opportunity to completely break the old DX models, which had been in existence since before...
Forum: General Software 10-23-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,387
Posted By Brett Thomas
Pardon me while I hug my fluxbox interface. I...

Pardon me while I hug my fluxbox interface. I assign hotkeys in a file. Any I want, to do anything I want. I design my start menu and right click anywhere on the desktop to access it.
</ linux...
Forum: General Software 10-23-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,825
Posted By Brett Thomas
I avoid early MS releases like the plague. ...

I avoid early MS releases like the plague. Windows 8 has a ton of retoolings, and retoolings always mean 1) Unoptimized code, and 2) security vulnerabilities. Granted, I may just try it out...my...
Forum: General Hardware 10-22-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,946
Posted By Brett Thomas
It's a shame to see F@H pulled...but at the same...

It's a shame to see F@H pulled...but at the same time, as the average power bill (particularly in the US) is ridiculous and our energy consumption goes higher and higher, another power drain isn't a...
Forum: Reviews and Articles 10-22-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,193
Posted By Brett Thomas
Interesting thoughts, Marfig! I personally...

Interesting thoughts, Marfig!

I personally agree that we have been patching the old tech for far too long. IPv4 and SSL are perfect examples.

But what amazes me is how WELL some of the old...
Forum: General Technology 10-22-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,918
Posted By Brett Thomas
Some of these pictures have been tweaked in a...

Some of these pictures have been tweaked in a rather substantial way... for example, shot 15 is mirrored horizontally...there are a few that are like that...

Google, y u photoshop so bad?!
Forum: Reviews and Articles 10-11-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,323
Posted By Brett Thomas
TD!!! Wow, I had started to think you've...

TD!!! Wow, I had started to think you've disappeared altogether! :-)

Thanks for the love. :-)
Forum: Reviews and Articles 10-08-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,767
Posted By Brett Thomas
I loved the original, I'll be looking forward to...

I loved the original, I'll be looking forward to getting into this as the winter draws near. :)
Forum: Reviews and Articles 09-27-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By Brett Thomas
Absolutely! RAID5 is the performance "middle of...

Absolutely! RAID5 is the performance "middle of the pack". On a 4-disk RAID5 array, I top out at about 290MB/s read speed with 5600RPM 2TB drives (a single drive on that system does a throughput of...
Forum: Reviews and Articles 09-25-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By Brett Thomas
Thanks, Kayden! An excellent point. ...

Thanks, Kayden!

An excellent point. However, I *think* many users leave cloud saving on by default in Steam, and I don't know how many MAINTAIN a plethora of screenshots. But your point still...
Forum: Reviews and Articles 09-25-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By Brett Thomas
Welcome, lferrante! I'm glad you enjoyed the...

Welcome, lferrante! I'm glad you enjoyed the article.

I planned to follow up with the discussion on software RAID in my covering of building a simple MDADM RAID5 array...so stay tuned, and...
Forum: Reviews and Articles 09-11-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,087
Posted By Brett Thomas
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/09/google-...

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/09/google-vp-says-apple-v-samsung-verdict-was-a-wake-up-call/


Annnnndd....here's EXACTLY what I was talking about.
Forum: Reviews and Articles 08-30-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,087
Posted By Brett Thomas
Rob was not posting news on the Apple/Samsung...

Rob was not posting news on the Apple/Samsung trial because I had exclusively asked to cover it with an op-ed. Regurgitating the basic news regarding that Apple won isn't particularly necessary in a...
Forum: Reviews and Articles 08-29-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,087
Posted By Brett Thomas
I think you pose some interesting points, Psi. ...

I think you pose some interesting points, Psi. And thank you for the statement of not knowing which way I'd take it, I was actually really trying to walk that line right up til the end. :-) Mostly...
Forum: Reviews and Articles 08-27-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,449
Posted By Brett Thomas
Damnit...Now I need to look into THESE to do my...

Damnit...Now I need to look into THESE to do my next upgrade to my home server. Thanks, Rob. :-P I had a whole suite of Seagate 2TB LPs!
Forum: Off Topic 06-06-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Brett Thomas
O. M. F. G. Crazy effin' dutchies. ...

O. M. F. G.

Crazy effin' dutchies.

Seriously.
Forum: Video Cards and Displays 06-05-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,388
Posted By Brett Thomas
As much as I would normally argue that there is...

As much as I would normally argue that there is absolutely no point for this, our display technology has adapted greatly and more importantly, so has our recording methodology. 24FPS was fine...
Forum: Overclocking and Cooling 06-05-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,387
Posted By Brett Thomas
Honestly, if you're an OC'er who is dedicated...

Honestly, if you're an OC'er who is dedicated enough to have LN2 setups, odds are you have access to ES samples anyway.

Both Intel and AMD have been known (and I can attest to this personally,...
Forum: Off Topic 06-05-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By Brett Thomas
Ok, THIS is what I love about catching up on the...

Ok, THIS is what I love about catching up on the news late...the comments on that story are truly hilarious, far more than the story itself (which certainly has its own laugh value).

"n00b PROTip...
Forum: Off Topic 06-05-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Brett Thomas
C'mon, Rob, work what nature gave you. A very...

C'mon, Rob, work what nature gave you. A very close buzz or bald might be just the answer for you, unless you have a weirdly-shaped melon of a head underneath.

I can honestly say that if my...
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