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Messages - Mascot Tom
« on: March 11, 2013, 08:20:07 PM »
I thought so to. I guess there was still one security update or whatever left.
« on: March 10, 2013, 10:27:18 PM »
I think there was an update last week actually.
There is literally no reason why a windows 7 app can't work on a legacy OS. The only reason an app for 7/8 wouldn't work on XP is because there is some arbitrary block against it put into the code. ANY app for 7 or 8 can be compiled to work on XP or even windows 2000.
« on: March 10, 2013, 10:17:42 PM »
You mean like buying a motherboard and going from there?
Or do you mean like taking a PCB and soldering the parts together to make a completely original Motherboard?
« on: March 06, 2013, 10:11:11 PM »
Sony (SNE) finally took the wraps off its next-generation PlayStation 4 on Wednesday evening, and the upcoming gaming console is packed with premium specs that will help usher in the next stage in the evolution of gaming. Sony touted some great tie-ins with the PlayStation Vita during its two-plus-hour-long presentation, but its mobile ambitions extend beyond its own beleaguered portable console. Within Sony’s PS4 press release, the company announced that it will soon launch second screen experiences on the iPhone, iPad and Android devices thanks to its upcoming “PlayStation App.”Read the rest here:
« on: March 06, 2013, 10:03:06 PM »
There may come a day when diehard video game fans ditch their consoles completely in favor of PC gaming. Following the unveiling of Sony’s (SNE) PlayStation 4 console, and just ahead of Microsoft’s (MSFT) next Xbox’s debut, the CEO of leading game lab Crytek offered Eurogamer a grim dose of reality: neither of these next-generation consoles can compete with PCs in terms of the technology that powers them.Read more here: http://bgr.com/2013/02/27/playstation-4-xbox-720-tech-pc-343657/
“We used Moore’s Law. If you predict how hardware evolves at the current speed of evolution, and then take consumer pricing evolution, already two years ago you could see, whatever launches in 2013 or 2014 or 2015, will never beat a PC again,” Crytek boss Cevat Yerli told the site in a recent interview. The executive believes PC video games will “remain the place to be for the best possible visuals.”
« on: March 06, 2013, 09:35:42 PM »
You're never too old to play video games. Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a link between elderly people who dabble behind the controller and better emotional health.Read more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57572895/video-games-may-help-seniors-stay-healthier-emotionally-physically/
"The research published here suggests that there a link between gaming and better well-being and emotional functioning," Dr. Jason Allaire, lead author of a paper describing the study and an associate professor of psychology at NC State, said in a press release. "We are currently planning studies to determine whether playing digital games actually improves mental health in older adults. "
« on: March 05, 2013, 02:00:57 AM »
They couldn't do either even if they wanted to. 11 trillion dollar debts don't just disappear just because congress passes a budget. The federal reserve lends money to the government with interest, ensuring that the government will never be able to pay it back. And what the hell could they do about healthcare in the U.S. when they have no money?
« on: March 03, 2013, 04:15:47 PM »
I have no idea what that 9,000 means. Dragon Ball Z sucks.
If Google glass is anything like having one of your eyeballs one and one half inches away from a very bright LCD monitor, then yeah, they're gonna get sued a lot. The last thing anyone needs is another Virtual boy.
God help us if it's anything like the Virtual Boy.
« on: March 03, 2013, 04:07:27 PM »
Late last year I bought an AMD FX-8150 8 core CPU, an Nvidia Geforce GTX 580 graphics card, 16 GB of DDR3 ram, a new motherboard, CPU fan, and 500 GB Seagate hard drive.
So you basically bought 80% of a new computer.
« on: March 02, 2013, 09:52:44 PM »
VLC Media player.http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
It switches to vista color classic mode or whatever when I open it to play video, but it does the job. Plus the audio doesn't suck like in WMP any time you play a DVD.
« on: February 28, 2013, 03:46:23 PM »
Now I know what you're thinking. I was thinking the same thing:
Google Glass means a lot of different things to many people. For some, the futuristic-looking headwear is the unavoidable next step for personal computing; a look into how technology will someday seamlessly integrate into our daily lives. And for others, Google Glass may appear like a concept without practical application, another idea like the Segway. Sure, wearing a computer on your face sounds cool, but who wants to wear it in public?Read more here: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/27/everything-you-need-to-know-about-google-glass
No word yet on what the scouter says about his power level, but sources have indicated that it could be well over 9000!!!!!!!!!
« on: February 28, 2013, 03:34:45 PM »
Although last week’s unveiling of the PlayStation 4 was received well, one question was left reverberating around the room as Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House left the stage: why didn’t they show the box? It was unprecedented for a console announcement. Alright, Nintendo didn’t actually wheel out a Wii U at E3 in 2011, but there were at least pictures of the thing.Read more here: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/27/ps4-why-sony-didnt-show-the-box
For Sony, there will be a certain irony to the fact that so many people are fixating on the appearance of a plastic box after a conference that delivered a good two hours of new games, feature reveals and technological vision. Sony’s messaging at the PlayStation 4 conference was centred firmly on what the new console offers (the PlayStation “ecosystem” in corporate-speak), rather than the piece of hardware.
Can't wait to see the size and shape of this inevitable black rectangle.
« on: February 27, 2013, 09:31:19 PM »
I usually back up my "Users" folder a lot on another drive, just in case I wanted to try something stupid with my OS or install a Linux or something. If anything does go wrong with my comp, it provides me a great excuse to format the computer and make it fast again.
« on: February 27, 2013, 05:11:37 PM »
This thread is dedicated to stuff you have done today or in the last 48 hours.
I started making an online store to sell electronics and camping equipment n' shit. The idea was that it would be a store where people would buy stuff, then talk about the stuff they bought, then talk about the stuff they think the store should sell. This way if & when there are any buyers, I can get a grasp of what those customers are interested in.
« on: February 27, 2013, 04:59:10 PM »
I'd just format my machine. I know that sounds stupid, but That's what most people do when they care about there computer's performance more than its health.