If geeks love it, we’re on it

Avatar

Howdy, Stranger!

You found the friendliest gaming & tech geeks around. Say hello!

Badges

System BuilderSeventh Anniversary500 AwesomesTen. MILLION. PointsLet's Play Cats500 LOLsMotorheadCoffee Me100 HelpfulsPokébadgeFeature Article WriterI Like IcronticMobile WarriorPaydayConnoiseur of Fine Spirits5000 CommentsBorderlandsRedditorClassically TrainedEVE OnlineFit 4 LifeGrizzled League VeteranName DropperCombo BreakerPhotogenicTeam 93Big Beef DJCouch ConquerorICHQ Drop-InThread Necro ChampionDistinguished IcrontianMinecrafterLeft 4 DeadOne. MILLION. Points.Social ButterflyNew NeighborExpo Icrontic 2010Building MemoriesIcrontic BoardgamerOktoberfestI Exist!The Spirit of IcronticLinux ExpertIRC ClubTeam Fortress 2

ardichoke · Buttes Master B · Icrontian

About

Username
ardichoke
Location
Lansing, MI
Joined
Visits
2,840
Last Active
Roles
Curator
Points
1,792
Badges
67
Birthday
November 13, 1984
Location
Lansing, MI
Wishlist
https://www.jetpens.com/list?list_id=c46ae70a363f1e0b
Twitter
@ard1choke
Steam
ardichoke
Skype
ardichoke
Playstation ID
yardichoke
Occupation
System Administrator
Folding Name
ardichoke
Facebook ID
ardichoke

Comments

  • Red Smoke without having to find parking in Greektown? Yes plz.
  • @Linc said: I've been playing Spreadsheets: Magic Cards. I've heard you use the cards in a multiplayer game mode too but no one ever seems to want to try that. Yeah... what is up with that? I can never find anyone to play either. Might ha…
  • @ardichoke said: @Thrax said: Please tell me how much RAM you want and I will provide good options. 16G, preferably on 2 sticks so I have room to expand in the future if need be Pestering @Thrax with a bamp.
  • @GHoosdum said: @ardichoke said: How does one accidentally purchase a brand new car (which I am very jealous of, love the Volt almost as much as the Tesla Model S) I basically made a starting offer to the dealership, e…
  • @GHoosdum said: Since my last update, I accidentally purchased a 2017 Volt. How does one accidentally purchase a brand new car (which I am very jealous of, love the Volt almost as much as the Tesla Model S)
  • @Thrax said: Please tell me how much RAM you want and I will provide good options. 16G, preferably on 2 sticks so I have room to expand in the future if need be
  • @Thrax - would it really make a noticable difference to go from the G.Skill Ripjaws V RAM I specced out to the Corsair your posted? Does downclocking a higher speed RAM actually yield worthwhile performance gains? I haven't been into enthusiast leve…
  • Okay... well... regardless of the quality of onboard sound, that board doesn't have analog 5.1 out, so it's a moot point. If I went mATX (at this point) I need a sound card, and I really want to build a tiny box, because having mid-full size towers …
  • @drasnor said: @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-boa…
  • Well... that's good at least... My AM2+ Gigabyte board has horrible isolation. Drives me crazy. I also wish there was a Micro ATX board with a well isolated 5.1 (or better) on board. I really like the idea of building a small rig that can sit on my …
  • When I have time to sit down and game lately, I'm playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Also, when I want to kick back on the couch, Broforce (horray for Steam Link)
  • @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 get a discreet sound card? On board doesn't do 5.1 sound,…
  • I'm dipping my toe into the Ryzen hype train... which is to say I'm starting to theorycraft my upgrade. I'm planning to reuse my current video card and power supply, at least for the time being, because I want to keep the price on this build down. T…
  • @UPSLynx said: It's actually brilliant and hilarious. No way in hell a kid is gonna eat one of those things. I can't speak from experience, as I've not procreated.... but my coworker is dubious of this. From his experience with toddlers, …
  • http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/1/14778316/nintendo-switch-cartridge-taste-test-dont-lick-it I'm calling it, the Switch will be a failure. No console with bad tasting cartridges can survive in the modern era. Breaks immersion.
  • @primesuspect said: This is all well and good but the most important question hasn't been answered yet: What's the hashtag? AaronGotLincd
    in Got engaged Comment by ardichoke 1 Mar
  • If there is no DRM that you are circumventing, it would stand to reason that making your backup copy is also not illegal under the DMCA. It depends on how DRM is defined, NES/SNES games don't have what would be considered DRM in the modern sense, th…
  • Except you're conveniently ignoring the backup clause, in that it's legal to make a backup of media you own. There has been no legal precedent set which excludes video games from that.
  • @Thrax said: @BuddyJ said: Most important question. How is it pronounced? Rye-zen? Risen? Raisin RYE-zen. Might have to name my new gaming rig VenerableManhattan
    in AMD Ryzen Comment by ardichoke 24 Feb
  • @Linc said: @primesuspect said: It can't be adblocking. It's literally only your avatar. A lot of people use gravatars but it's only your icon that is messing up. On this site? Who? My latest theory is that Grav…
  • Don't rely on lists to determine what passwords you should change. Unless you know for a fact that the site doesn't use Cloudflare, just change your password (and add 2 factor auth, if it's available.... I know I've been beating that dead horse for …
  • Clearly I haven't kept up on my emulation legality reading. Illegal to download, gray area on making dumps of games you already own (it hasn't been tested because no one has bothered to take it to court, but it's supposed to be legal to make backup …
  • Same here, red-background green face.
  • From my understanding, it's only illegal if you don't own a legal copy of the game... but I am not a lawyer. Also, there are plenty of open source and/or freeware games out there for such systems which are perfectly legal to download and play.
  • @primesuspect said: TL; DR the NSA has access to your CPU. read: soon enough, anyone with the smarts will soon have access to your CPU.
    in AMD Ryzen Comment by ardichoke 23 Feb
  • My NES Classic looks like a raspberry pi with some bluetooth SNES controllers. It's also my Kodi box. It works really well and cost me a lot less than an actual NES Classic.
  • I look forward to rebuilding my aging gaming desktop again. It's been too long. That 1700 chip should do nicely, and the low TDP is sexy as fuck. I have the strangest boner right now.
    in AMD Ryzen Comment by ardichoke 22 Feb