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  • I've been holding off because I'd want to use this at work but I don't have a good source as I can't use mass storage or file sharing on my work PC. I think I'd need to use my phone but everything I see suggests that things like this drain the batte…
  • I just finished a play-through of Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries. I've also been logging some time on Pokemon Moon and Kerbal as well as trying to get into the new Mass Effect.
  • @Tushon said: @Linc said: I'm full up on sass about Markdown. Can't control users not using it right This user expects WYSIWYG in 21st century editors.
  • @drasnor said: @doabarrellroll said: As someone who works in the consumer electronics business, this part here "Execute the plan." is the hard part. There is a tried and true formula here and like math, you just have to f…
  • @primesuspect said: ^ THIS KIND OF ADVICE USUALLY COSTS A LOT OF MONEY The worst part is that they don't tell you any of this stuff until at least your senior year of engineering school.
  • @aspieRommel said: @AlexDeGruven said: @drasnor hasn't sent the bill yet. Is there a deduction for overuse of the number 1? Sorry, I don't control what @Linc does with my text.
  • @doabarrellroll said: As someone who works in the consumer electronics business, this part here "Execute the plan." is the hard part. There is a tried and true formula here and like math, you just have to follow it and not skip any steps. …
  • Everything in engineering design is iterative; if you get to a step and find that you have serious problems based on something that happened earlier you can always go back to that step with the knowledge that you'll need to repeat anything that happ…
  • Here is an engineering design process. There are many though most are very similar and this one works well for me. * Problem identification and concept of operations This is the hardest part. What is the actual problem? Is the problem that …
  • @UPSLynx said: Also it's so weird to think that when this whiskey was distilled and barreled, Half-Life 2 was a new game and I was in college playing it, and TF2 wasn't even a thing yet. Would you say that it has a nostalgic flavor?
  • I am now a sky pirate.
  • @Cliff_Forster said: Dear Icrontic, AMD is giving away a PC powerful enough to launch the space shuttle. I need it. This is a common misconception about spacecraft computers; there does not exist anything even remotely architectura…
  • We're pretty far past the part where I would've taken @BlueTattoo 's advice and just installed Linux since Windows XP is several years past security patch termination and you can't run modern software or connect to the Internet without catching a vi…
  • Try promoting the built-in account to administrator (option 3) or booting in safe mode to get the full users list.
  • You can either find that password reset CD and use a USB CD-ROM (check your local Goodwill) or use the ISO with Rufus to make a bootable stick.
  • @MorallyChallenged said: I think I figured out why it won't boot. I don't know where I was looking but I damaged the connector cable from the board to the ssd... Would it be easier to get a replacement cable for the first machine? Or use one to f…
  • @Karma said: @drasnor said: I believe that mini ITX is the future. Micro ATX to ATX? Go small or go home. The siren song beckons; join us! I live in a Lian Li PC-Q08B. Ncase best case That case is awesome.
  • I believe that mini ITX is the future. Micro ATX to ATX? Go small or go home. The siren song beckons; join us! I live in a Lian Li PC-Q08B.
  • @TheRedburn said: @GHoosdum said: How does it handle? See, I don't think I'm allowed to complain about my cars anymore seeing as I've gone from hell to seemingly heaven. The two major complaints I have about it are its…
  • All I've got is check underneath the SSD. That said, I don't think I've ever seen a card slot that wasn't edge-mounted because there's no way to load the card with components on all sides.
  • You're positive it's a Micro SD card? This board has some sort of mini/micro SIM card holder on the left, a full-size SD card slot on the right, and the blue board in the middle appears to be a solid-state hard drive.
  • @mertesn said: @ardichoke said: @primesuspect said: Just out of curiosity: If you want to keep the price down, the motherboard has a perfectly good sound controller on-board. Any super-compelling reason you would…
  • As someone contemplating liquid cooling, tell us about your machine!
  • I'd suggest getting the cheapest name-brand DDR3 you can find. This is on sale: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226398
  • @primesuspect said: This is why @drasnor works in engineering and not PR. Eh, the PR folks did their thing in a public-friendly way. I'm in no way an authorized spokesperson and I figured y'all would appreciate the humor.
  • @mertesn said: @Ryder said: Damn, it had to be Corsair? #nope.jpg Well, where's the OCZ RAM? The privateers must have gotten it all.