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by n1cholas
22 Jun 2019, 16:37
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: nVidia shield worth it?
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: nVidia shield worth it?

Which gen of the Mi Box? 2016 Mi Box is model MDZ-16-AB 2018 Mi Box S is model MDZ-22-AB I have the first gen Mi Box MDZ-16-AB and to say the experience has been painful would be an understatement, the box is still plagued by bugs one of which means I can't put the box to sleep or I'll have to reboo...
by n1cholas
10 Jun 2019, 23:00
Forum: Shooters
Topic: Borderlands 3!
Replies: 19
Views: 2804

Re: Borderlands 3!

While I won't be getting BL3 on launch I'm looking forward to playing the game a lot more then I thought I would.
by n1cholas
10 Jun 2019, 22:59
Forum: Shooters
Topic: Halo Infinite
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Halo Infinite

I used to be a huge Halo fan but after the original trilogy it was one disappointing game after another. The last Halo game I spent much time on was Halo 4 with the Master Chief Collection on its broken launch being the last Halo game I played. I returned the MCC and the bundle it came with as in a ...
by n1cholas
19 May 2019, 11:02
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Federal Election May 18, 2019!
Replies: 116
Views: 10221

Re: Federal Election May 18, 2019!

Gutted. I really didn't see this coming. With the likely senate composition the LNP will need 5 of 6 crossbenchers to back their legislation assuming Labor and the Greens oppose said legislation which means very little contention legislation will pass. My guess is that this will be a do little to n...
by n1cholas
08 May 2019, 18:45
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Federal Election May 18, 2019!
Replies: 116
Views: 10221

Re: Federal Election May 18, 2019!

Sathias wrote:
08 May 2019, 16:29
I'm having mates over and going to do a roast goose on the smoker, because as my friend put it, Scomo's goose is cooked.
Thanks for the laugh. :lol:

This country endorsed Tony Abbott PM so it would not surprise me if somehow Scomo gets elected.
by n1cholas
08 May 2019, 01:01
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Federal Election May 18, 2019!
Replies: 116
Views: 10221

Re: Federal Election May 18, 2019!

^ I don't know whether to laugh or cry Damn that was a depressing watch for a juicemedia vid. Nothing like being upper middle class! I suppose we should be grateful Australia still has a middle class, the LNP's vision for Australia is the rich and everyone else the working poor. For a laugh when I ...
by n1cholas
19 Apr 2019, 11:47
Forum: Role Playing Games
Topic: Guide to modding Bloodlines in 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Guide to modding Bloodlines in 2019

Thanks.

Bookmarked.
by n1cholas
19 Apr 2019, 11:42
Forum: Shooters
Topic: Borderlands 3!
Replies: 19
Views: 2804

Re: Borderlands 3!

Not fussed here either... namely because I know their model for these games... release the base game, then churn out a mountain of DLC that will cost as much as the base game. I'll likely wait until the GOTY edition comes out with everything before getting this... unless I get into a co-op group of...
by n1cholas
19 Apr 2019, 11:30
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Federal Election May 18, 2019!
Replies: 116
Views: 10221

Re: Federal Election May 18, 2019!

The Libs seem to be spending most of their time critiquing Labor's policies but due to the extreme exaggerations, overreach and lies it often descends into comedy and/or farce and backfires, case in point the electric car scare campaign and that "Labor is coming for all the tradies utes". My old man...
by n1cholas
19 Apr 2019, 11:20
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Windows 7 End of Life Support
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Windows 10 isn't too bad if you clean install and disable/uninstall a lot of the crap.

Of course updates can enable/reinstall said crap.
by n1cholas
04 Dec 2018, 22:20
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Parliamentarians a nest of dual citizenries
Replies: 106
Views: 27173

Re: Australian Parliamentarians a nest of dual citizenries

brimlad wrote:
04 Dec 2018, 12:17
two and a half days to go and anything can still happen... looking forward to friday :)
Thanks for the laugh.
by n1cholas
04 Nov 2018, 01:01
Forum: Shooters
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 409
Views: 96973

Re: Overwatch

Mugsy wrote:
03 Nov 2018, 12:56
It's a bit sad for me that the most exciting thing to come out of today's Blizzcon is the new Overwatch character Ashe.
Were you anticipating/expecting something?

Or just expected more?
by n1cholas
30 Oct 2018, 17:05
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Playstation Classic
Replies: 25
Views: 4571

Re: Playstation Classic

I'm not surprised by the lack of notable games, Nintendo own all or most of the rights to content in their games so it is a lot easier for Nintendo to re-release games and emulation based consoles. I use a combination of Mednafen and RetroArch + Mednafen/Beetle PSX HW cores for playing PS1 games. I ...
by n1cholas
04 Oct 2018, 01:16
Forum: Open World/Sandbox
Topic: Red Dead Redemption 2
Replies: 11
Views: 4024

Re: Red Dead Redemption 2

Mugsy wrote:
02 Feb 2018, 07:13
I don't have a next gen console so can't play this. And I also have the first one to finish first on PS3.
+1.

Would be nice if Rockstar release a remaster of RDR and RDR2 on PC in future. I have RDR on Xbox 360 but I never played it.
by n1cholas
16 Jul 2018, 13:42
Forum: Shooters
Topic: Fortnite
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: Fortnite

I played Fornite for a few weeks with some mates shortly before the Battle Royale mode was added. It was fun for a time but the poor card drop rates made me feel it was a tedious and unrewarding grind so once the gameplay became stale there was nothing to keep me playing. That mode is now called Sav...
by n1cholas
15 Jun 2018, 11:52
Forum: The Hobby Corner
Topic: Photography Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 2797

Re: Photography Gear

I'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to cameras and will have absolutely no reason to not go out shooting. Nice. I'd been thinking about getting a camera but I'd probably never have it on me when I saw something I wanted to take a good picture of so I'll probably just end up spending more on a ...
by n1cholas
06 Jun 2018, 12:02
Forum: Shooters
Topic: Destiny 2
Replies: 33
Views: 12825

Re: Destiny 2

It's adding bows so Bungie can shutup and take my money. :D Bit strange they're doing this massive change so soon after Warmind though. Word is that the expansion didn't bring back anywhere near as many players as Bungie had hoped. I know friends who played Destiny 1 the entire time it was relevant...
by n1cholas
03 Jun 2018, 11:19
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 8060

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

Got the bare necessities installed (i.e. Office, Visio, Project, all my browsers, VLC, Winamp, battle.net and Steam). Need to make a list of everything else I'm missing since I didn't get to do that before the PC stopped booting. Downloading, installing and configuring software just the way I want ...
by n1cholas
01 Jun 2018, 14:14
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 8060

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

Mugsy wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 11:46
It was the SSD!
That's a least worst outcome assuming you didn't loose any data.

If you game I'd suggest an SSD over 500GB, games are getting large.
by n1cholas
30 May 2018, 01:36
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 8060

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

Yeah - learnt my lesson there - full sized ATX next time :P The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 was advertised as ATX but is actually cut down and misses the front-most lugs so you have to be careful to support the board and not apply too much force when inserting and removing the 24 pin motherboard power conn...
by n1cholas
30 May 2018, 00:29
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 8060

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

Suppose we should start taking friendly bets.... Problem is with the PSU or mobo? 1. PSU 2. Voltage regulation on the motherboard maybe faulty/dead caps. Only issue Ive had was that one of the RAM slots died about 7/8 months ago - which brought the other annoying thing in - slot placement means I h...
by n1cholas
30 May 2018, 00:12
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 79481

Re: The NBN thread

Didn't they account for those billions when deciding on how good their NBN plan would be over Labors plan??? The plan was never to provide equivalent service over time as rolling out FTTN and filling in HFC areas costs tens of billions and then almost everything done has to be ripped up and replace...
by n1cholas
28 May 2018, 12:00
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 8060

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

Apparently, alot of the newer CPU's on the market of late are not supported natively by the motherboards you can buy, unless you flash the BIOS. That's the price you pay for forwards compatibility, much better than the Intel approach of offering very short lifecycles for motherboards by releasing i...
by n1cholas
24 May 2018, 10:54
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 8060

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

The joys of aging parents. We should count ourself lucky to still have the folks around. When my old man injured his back and was forced to bed rest for over a month a few years ago he was miserable and it was hard for that not to bring you down to some extent. He made a full recovery and despite m...
by n1cholas
23 May 2018, 23:55
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 8060

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

Mugsy wrote:
23 May 2018, 12:43
I'm short on time too with dad going into surgery in the next few weeks.
I hope he has a successful surgery and speedy recovery.