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by TheFeniX
2017-06-24 08:11pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Windows is dead to me, what now?
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: Windows is dead to me, what now?

Debatable. You will see performance benefits in straight-reads like situations such as installing updates or working with large files. But the problem is doing anything else while those reads/writes are going on. SSDs don't actually perform much better than HDDs on these types of operations. But an ...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-23 07:33pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Windows is dead to me, what now?
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: Windows is dead to me, what now?

4 GBs of RAM is more than enough to keep W10 from bashing your HDD to bits on pages when just messing around with near anything aside from gaming. If I had to come up with something off the cuff, your HDD is likely taking a beating from a combination of updates (WIndows and otherwise) and possibly s...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-23 07:11pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: So, there are protests against corruption occurring in Russia
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: So, there are protests against corruption occurring in Russia

But remember, millenials are too busy maintaining the status quo in their liberal hugboxes and tweeting those Facebooks and trading likes and memes for free emojis so that they can increase their sum of Internets. On a more serious note, I've read a couple articles about Russian "police" b...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-23 05:10pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 457

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

Not denying that, but there is a tendency to overuse the same attractive minority female actress. Halle Berry in the past was cast in almost every black attractive female role in Hollywood in the past. True, but she is/was a far-cry from the only popular black actress. Thandie Newton and Vanessa Wi...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-23 03:14pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 457

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

I've found TV, while having multiple issues, has been a lot better in this regard, at least in the past. A major factor there is that while TV does cost a lot of money it's still orders of magnitude cheaper than the movies. It's a lot easier to get funding for a TV show perceived as risky than for ...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-23 12:13pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 457

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

Also, Trek has always been diverse for its time. The original cast is as diverse as a Netflix show, except the lack of (at the time) out gays. One of the big three characters isn't even fully human. Sure, they made the black lady a phone operator, but it was the 60s, Rome wasn't built in a day, etc...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-22 04:51pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Windows is dead to me, what now?
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: Windows is dead to me, what now?

I should have read your blog before-hand. I haven't run into a single instance where a computer running W7 and capable of running W8/10 didn't run the later OSs faster with less resources being used. What are your specs? Also, pay attention to your disk utilization under Task Manager > Performance a...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-22 12:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 597
Views: 63431

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

People, dragged to the ground and pistol whipped into a vegetative state, you are never allowed under any circumstances to defend yourself from police assault, provoked and justified or not. Actually untrue, at least in Texas: (b) The use of force against another is not justified: (2) [n]to resist ...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-21 06:20pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Utopia scorned: The 21st Century Dark Age
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: Utopia scorned: The 21st Century Dark Age

I got beef with Political Correctness, but it's beef with specifics. Anytime I've run into someone who hates the idea, it almost always boils down to "I want to say whatever I want, whenever I want, without criminal or social consequences." And that's not even the part that really gets me....
by TheFeniX
2017-06-21 06:09pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Windows is dead to me, what now?
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: Windows is dead to me, what now?

TheFenix, I had an ASUS laptop that had a hard drive failure within the first fourth months, and then a few months down the line the hinge holding the screen to the body cracked severely. It wasn't under the warranty for repair. I said "fuck it," took out the SSD that was replaced, took t...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-21 05:02pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Windows is dead to me, what now?
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: Windows is dead to me, what now?

I do have to agree on the W10 part. It has some annoyances, but they are just that: annoyances. Ignoring telemetry, take W8, make it faster and more stable, make Metro not "suck shit," and you have W10. And it's even better for gaming in a few areas. That said, Windows 8 is also a solid Op...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-21 04:33pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Windows is dead to me, what now?
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: Windows is dead to me, what now?

HPs aren't that bad. You get good ones and bad, though they have had some terrible form factors over the years. Apple is the most reliable, but you pay out the ass. I'm a big fan of ASUS, but their laptops aren't the most rugged out there. But if you take care of them, they last forever. You can als...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-21 04:21pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Utopia scorned: The 21st Century Dark Age
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: Utopia scorned: The 21st Century Dark Age

sinp Quite. I guess I'm either naive or stupid. Most likely stupid. :banghead: Nah man, they get you by talking "smart" and using big words. It's like those scientists that troll others scientists by writing a bunch of long-worded tripe that makes no sense, but it "feels" right ...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-21 02:31pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Windows is dead to me, what now?
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: Windows is dead to me, what now?

Option A: Install Windows 8.1. Install ClassicShell. Enjoy an OS that's a more than solid replacement for W7, even though Microsoft did everything they could to hide this fact under Metro Garbage. Option B: Run W10, enjoy an OS that has a few technical issues that need ironing, but provides a solid ...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-21 02:25pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Utopia scorned: The 21st Century Dark Age
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: Utopia scorned: The 21st Century Dark Age

Just ignore the "big words" and read this shit for a second: the quality of what most people believe to be knowledge is falling, with data and facts filtered and modified to fit agendas. Social compliance enforces adherence to strict codes of political correctness, with its high priests ev...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-19 05:31pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Unmanned convenience stores
Replies: 31
Views: 692

Re: Unmanned convenience stores

Nope, because Netflix still offers a DVD-by-mail service. In fact, last I checked there is still a greater array of choices for their by-mail service than for their broadband. Sorry to nitpick, but this is near solely due to legal differences between streaming and DVD rental. Besides selling "...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-19 05:04pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Elder Scrolls Online
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Elder Scrolls Online

If you plan is to work the market, I assume you'd be in for major pain. Based on my experiences in GW1 I'd say that if I want to sell any loot I acquire to another player then I'm in for pain. Upon further playing and usage, the system is "garbage tier." That said, multiple "trading ...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-19 03:56pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 125
Views: 4045

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

This thread went places. I don't know what those places were, but whatever. I would however like to point out something that was mentioned a few times I think is an important point when considering politically motivated violence: "Do I have other recourse?" And I feel the majority of Ameri...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-17 04:57pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cultural Deprogramming of Post-War Confederacy
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Cultural Deprogramming of Post-War Confederacy

Ghetto Edit: Upon re-reading, my post comes off rather harsh. I'd like to think my post history speaks for itself, but I'll clarify: There might have been a big swelling of anti-slavery in the North and even parts of the South, but there wasn't a whole lot of "anti-racism." So, when the sh...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-17 02:46pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cultural Deprogramming of Post-War Confederacy
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Cultural Deprogramming of Post-War Confederacy

I'm not certain at all that executions down the chain of command for Confederate forces and Slave Owning Society would have done anything but hamper reunification efforts and lead to more hostility, both from Southerners and Northerners. More than a few Northern groups were against the war for multi...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-16 08:08pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: E3 2017: Thoughts, Praises, Whingeings
Replies: 24
Views: 492

Re: E3 2017: Thoughts, Praises, Whingeings

I just can't do PC gaming. I used to back in the day but I'm so used to these all-in-ones given to us by MS and Sony, particularly the entertainment apps and BD playback (lol at PS4 and PS4 Pro not supporting 4K BD). Now, if there was pure cross platform multiplayer maybe I'd bite the bullet and ge...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-16 04:44pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: E3 2017: Thoughts, Praises, Whingeings
Replies: 24
Views: 492

Re: E3 2017: Thoughts, Praises, Whingeings

Nah, if it was Apple it would have moderately better hardware than the competition and sold for at least double the price. And whereas they lock a lot into first-party, since even before the original Xbox was a thing, their first-party hardware has been consistently cheaper than the competition with...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-16 03:58pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: E3 2017: Thoughts, Praises, Whingeings
Replies: 24
Views: 492

Re: E3 2017: Thoughts, Praises, Whingeings

You ain't gettin' no Pokemans then. I can understand your frustration. I wanted to try out a few titles on the PSWhatever over the years, but thems the breaks. That said, I have always liked the idea that Nintendo went their own route and decided to make something besides a cheap-gaming rig/Blu-Ray ...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-16 03:24pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 749
Views: 43646

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

They'll be in for a fight in the senate. Less insane Republicans know they need more than a few Democrats to cross party lines to get something passed and they won't get those votes by cutting the leash on Wall Street and leaving Main Street to burn. This could even lead to another revolt among mode...
by TheFeniX
2017-06-14 01:46pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 125
Views: 4045

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

There's going to be a backlash, but yeah, I doubt that there will be violence in the streets much beyond the usual. What I *do* think we might see is the Republicans taking the opportunity to clamp down on the kinds of protests that have had some success of late in scaring Republican lawmakers into...

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