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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:56:33 PM »
Managed to recover from what I can only describe as Phoney Flu.
Sleep did it in the end and is a great way to self repair so that the team of scientists can get to work in those tunnels without being constantly tossed about.

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Gaming / Re: Gaming videos
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:53:18 PM »
I started Black Mesa again recently and loving it!
Blast Pit I do not like.

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Gaming / Gaming videos
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:39:14 AM »
Lego Half Life  :cheesy:

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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:40:53 PM »
I wish it was a simple for the problems I'm having in that area.


I have noticed an 18Mbps hike when I stopped my virus scanner, really have, it used to be 57ish-Mbps, when I did a speed test again, it went to 75 Mbps
What 'virus scanner' are you referring to?
If you're using Win 10 you've got Defender which is built in, negating any need for a third party anti-virus.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I've never heard of an anti-virus program throttling your Internet speed.

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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« on: October 15, 2018, 01:04:49 PM »
Congrats to PC-Forums for the prestigious Forum of the Year Award!
I wish I could have been at the ceremony, but all the tickets were sold out apparently.
 :cool:

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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« on: October 11, 2018, 12:23:41 PM »
Talking of flu, we went to a wedding party on Saturday and since kissing absolutely everybody is more or less compulsory here, I'm sure I picked up a flu bug. By Sunday evening I was cold and sweating, woke up in pools of sweat three mornings in a row and found that the only remedy was sleep itself. Pills just dampen down the symptoms, so I've just stuck to the odd aspirin for the headaches.
Fortunately I haven't been completely immobilised. so on a flu scale of 10, I reckon it's been a 7.
Maybe I should avoid kissing beautiful Argentine women in future? I already avoid kissing men if I can and yes, that is a thing down here.

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Worth seeing/or not: TV/Streaming/Movies / Re: General Films
« on: October 10, 2018, 04:07:34 PM »
Pink Floyd or the Iraqi sniper?

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PC / Re: MS and 1809
« on: October 10, 2018, 04:03:19 PM »
I've paused all my Windows updates until next month.

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PC / Re: PhyX cards
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:02:32 PM »
I don't understand the question.
Every NVidia Geforce acrd since the 9800GTX+ from 2008 are PhysX enabled and it depends whether a particular game supports it too.
Obviously this only applies to NVidia cards.

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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 09:46:41 PM »
I woke up with a massive headache and I'm very clear as to what it's related to.
Mucho vino, mucho Bacardi and Captain Morgan's at yesterday's wedding and not hitting the sack till 0230. :embarrassed:

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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« on: October 06, 2018, 07:44:25 PM »
I've gone dark. Looks much better.

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General Technical / Re: New Gmail (Browser)
« on: October 06, 2018, 12:34:16 PM »
I was given free Office 365 by Godaddy when I set up both the new forum and my Compufix website, however it's very limited and a pain in the ass to access.Anyway, I don't use Outlook 2013 any more due to the problems I've had with corrupt .pst files and stick with Gmail and Hotmail (called confusingly Outlook ffs)
In the end I gave up on it, reinstalled Office 2013 and had to get around the activation limit by other means.

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Site News / Re: Modify look and layout
« on: October 06, 2018, 12:25:58 PM »
Much nicer in dark mode so thanks for the tip mate!

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Music / Chillout music
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:06:06 AM »
I'll go first

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Any chance of Tapatalk support? I find that really handy.

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Worth seeing/or not: TV/Streaming/Movies / Re: What are you watching?
« on: October 04, 2018, 08:02:08 PM »
Series three of El Chapo in 4k UHD.
This is a very well made series, in Spanish of course with English subtitles and wow, how it opened my eyes about what's been happening in Mexico over the years.

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Gaming / Re: Forza Horizon 4
« on: October 04, 2018, 06:34:25 PM »
That's beautiful! I wish I was there right now.
EDIT
Here I am at Bamburgh Castle earlier today.

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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« on: October 04, 2018, 06:32:35 PM »
The site is definitely quicker than the previous one. Feels more responsive.
Good job! All we're missing now are dancing bananas.
 :cool:

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Site News / Re: Modify look and layout
« on: October 03, 2018, 05:09:58 PM »
I'm using sunrise theme as the text is larger, but the logo doesn't appear. No great shakes.
SMF is pretty solid as you know Wooster and I used it for years until the host went awol.

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Gaming / Re: What are you Playing?
« on: October 03, 2018, 02:59:18 PM »
I may have mentioned this before, but due to Steam using some weird local currency exchange rate, I managed to get Shadow for US$17 on pre-order which I simply couldn't let pass up.
In fact, I just checked again today and it's still 660 pesos which is getting cheaper every time the peso loses ground to the dollar in the latest financial crisis. Today I could get it for $16.
The last time this happened with another game, a few weeks later they adjusted the price upwards.

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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« on: October 03, 2018, 10:53:17 AM »
I think it's an American term similar to inserting 'totally' into every sentence.

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Gaming / Re: Forza Horizon 4
« on: October 03, 2018, 10:49:50 AM »
On PC mate and it comes down at around 70Gb.

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Gaming / Forza Horizon 4
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:43:24 AM »
I'm loving the driving, the graphics and the car selection, but not the silly avatars and emotes. Who collects clothing for a driving game for f*cks sake? Shoes as wheelspin prizes?
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Here's me somewhere in Scotland.

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Gaming / Re: What are you Playing?
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:40:02 AM »
It looks gorgeous and that's a fact, but those wall jumps can be really tricky until you get the hang of it.It's a darker story which verges on survival horror at times.

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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:30:08 AM »
I managed to register and get past the ReCaptcha no problems.
Onwards and upwards :)

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