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by n1cholas
23 May 2018, 10:45
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 7606

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

I would be careful with taking Umart (assuming that's where you take it) at face value if they say the build is a goner, I've seen other PC stores claim a PC is dead and try to strongarm customers into a new PC. I've seen enough shifty stuff from MSY and the like that I prefer to build and test all ...
by n1cholas
22 May 2018, 20:12
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 7606

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

So my desktop PC has been occasionally rebooting itself not long after loading up Windows. I'm taking it to the PC shop to get it diagnosed in the next week and a half (giving myself some time to back up everything). I'm not at all up to speed with current PC standards and what parts current mobos ...
by n1cholas
16 May 2018, 08:52
Forum: Shooters
Topic: Destiny 2
Replies: 33
Views: 12407

Re: Destiny 2

Looks like another miss for me (my gaming time seems to be diminishing anyway). I hope when you are playing you're having fun. I could play almost anything as a kid/teenager and get some enjoyment out of it in stark contrast to the last few years when I've found it harder to get into games and just...
by n1cholas
10 May 2018, 11:45
Forum: Shooters
Topic: Destiny 2
Replies: 33
Views: 12407

Re: Destiny 2

Not surprising that things have continued to trend down when it comes to Destiny. Back when Bungie were making Halo games Bungie could get away with an unbureaucratic and unstructured organisation because they had the right mix of employees and the teams were small compared to modern games. With how...
by n1cholas
09 May 2018, 14:12
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Parliamentarians a nest of dual citizenries
Replies: 106
Views: 25979

Re: Australian Parliamentarians a nest of dual citizenries

I really don't care? Can someone explain to me why it's a big deal? Because the politicians in question signed a statutory declaration. If politicians expect constituents to abide by the law then it is only appropriate that said politicians should also abide by the law. While a person having citize...
by n1cholas
04 May 2018, 08:46
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 387
Views: 73093

Re: The NBN thread

I was reading something the other day about modem's needing to meet some sort of certification to be used, apparently you can buy modem's that are not the standard per say and your ISP may cut you off. I cannot find my way back to the article in question... do you guys know anything about it :?: Se...
by n1cholas
02 May 2018, 14:55
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 387
Views: 73093

Re: The NBN thread

the issue is that the modem is randomly dropping the connection and either not reconnecting until it is rebooted, or takes a long time to get DSL sync. This has only started happening very recently, and nothing has changed. (And I am happy to have a spare modem lying around in case of something bre...
by n1cholas
01 May 2018, 16:18
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 387
Views: 73093

Re: The NBN thread

Ok... My modem that I got with my NBN with Internode (Basic TG-xxx something) is now losing connection pretty much every second night. I can't see anything that would say why it would be doing it. So thinking I might lash out on new modem that is slightly better at everything. Any recommendations? ...
by n1cholas
31 Jan 2018, 23:56
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 387
Views: 73093

Re: The NBN thread

As soon as TPG bought Internode I knew all this was coming and got out as soon as I could. Had annoyingly agreed to a contract when getting the NBN because I'd been with them so long and didn't see any reason to worry about it. It's so sad to see it slowly gutted since the buy out. :( The last two ...
by n1cholas
27 Jan 2018, 02:43
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 387
Views: 73093

Re: The NBN thread

There are still so many variables I'm thinking of just waiting a bit longer till all the mess is sorted out. NBN aren't rerouting people's lines or remediating copper so nothing will change on the reliability front aside from having your premises wiring optimised if necessary. You may luck out with...
by n1cholas
26 Jan 2018, 17:34
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 387
Views: 73093

Re: The NBN thread

Am tossing up between MyRepublic and Aussie Broadband as providers. Aussie use Telstra for transit and peering so both are good since Telstra is one of the big gang of four ISPs and well connected. Aussie upgrade transit/CVC when utilisation is at 80% so will likely get less if any congestion than ...
by n1cholas
19 Jan 2018, 20:54
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 387
Views: 73093

Re: The NBN thread

lol fuck me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ http://www.speedtest.net/result/6975556519.png Could be worse. I know someone on 12/5mbit physical sync and NBN is refusing to do anything as there are no spare copper pairs in his area and 12/1mbit is acceptable during the co-existence period. Their only suggestion was wait f...
by n1cholas
17 Jan 2018, 14:59
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 387
Views: 73093

Re: The NBN thread

Incorrect. It is ridiculously expensive when we shouldn't have to be paying for upgrades to a technology that should've been rolled out in the first place. You have to remember the NBN is being paid by... or more correctly, loaned money from our tax paying funds... and quite possibly might be writt...
by n1cholas
13 Jan 2018, 13:19
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 387
Views: 73093

Re: The NBN thread

True about the upgrade path Concerning upgrades HFC users are in a worse spot than FTTN users as there is no upgrade path that isn't at least tens of thousands if you aren't next door to an exchange/POI and if you are a long way from the exchange/POI 100k+ is a possible. The Telstra HFC network was...
by n1cholas
11 Jan 2018, 02:43
Forum: Role Playing Games
Topic: Aliens: Crucible
Replies: 1
Views: 2051

Re: Aliens: Crucible

I watched this clip when it first came out as I'm subscribed to the GVMERS Youtube channel. IIRC Aliens: Crucible would have been the first Obsidian game to use the in-house developed Onyx engine so the delays didn't surprise me, I wish the god awful Aliens: Colonial Marines had been cancelled inste...
by n1cholas
13 Dec 2017, 09:09
Forum: Shooters
Topic: Destiny 2
Replies: 33
Views: 12407

Re: Destiny 2

I do wonder if AAA game development and ongoing supports costs are more expensive these days which has lead to these game companies all trying to work in extra revenue where they can? Or is it just simply greed? I don't doubt that games are significantly more expensive to create nowadays. Executive...
by n1cholas
11 Dec 2017, 00:42
Forum: Shooters
Topic: Destiny 2
Replies: 33
Views: 12407

Re: Destiny 2

They may have executed their plans accordingly but if the concept is flawed to begin with, I'd say it is indeed a fuck up. It's a business at the end of the day so alienating customers (especially so soon after launch) isn't a good idea for return customers. I think eventually some of these bad dec...
by n1cholas
10 Dec 2017, 12:33
Forum: Shooters
Topic: Destiny 2
Replies: 33
Views: 12407

Re: Destiny 2

What is with all these game design fuck ups? Is it really a fuck up if said design choices are having the intended consequence of persuading some players into buying said expansion. I was a Bungie fan from the launch of Halo CE but after the launch of Halo 2 the company became increasingly arrogant...
by n1cholas
29 Nov 2017, 14:39
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time
Replies: 20
Views: 4454

Re: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time

Last motherboard I had was a Gigabyte. Didnt give me any issues. Got to get in the BIOS and change the SATA settings. My secondary HDDs are going so slow. Gigabyte generally sell good value, quality hardware. I've bought a few Gigabyte GPUs over the years because they had very good performance and ...
by n1cholas
27 Nov 2017, 03:52
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Help setting up Steam Link
Replies: 15
Views: 3440

Re: Help setting up Steam Link

If the answer is yes, can I get a cheap 5GHz dongle from eBay or are they dodgy? Can anyone recommend one if it'd help? With wireless you get what you pay for. That's assuming the Steam Link even supports said hardware, you can't expect to plug in any wireless adaptor and it works. I've pulled apar...
by n1cholas
25 Nov 2017, 01:35
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time
Replies: 20
Views: 4454

Re: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time

ASRock were spun-off from ASUS back in 2002. ASUS also spun-off Pegatron back in 2008 and now Pegatron has much higher revenues than ASUS and Pegatron is also the parent company of ASRock. ASRock generally make solid hardware at competitive prices but their motherboard BIOS generally don't offer as ...
by n1cholas
25 Nov 2017, 01:00
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 387
Views: 73093

Re: The NBN thread

Hmm, so I guess thats why congestion is happening, both the ISP's and NBN are trying to skimp as much as possible. I wonder if the CVC bandwidth internode support mentioned is only for internode customers on the node, or for everyone on the node? AFAIK iiGroup companies manage CVC bandwidth separat...
by n1cholas
24 Nov 2017, 11:33
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 387
Views: 73093

Re: The NBN thread

Internode contacted me the other day, telling me they had upgraded my node or exchange capacity (they said exchange, but does that make sense?) from 700mbit to 800mbit. When a nodes backhaul is upgraded it is by a magnitude of Gbps. AFAIK ISP's don't pay a fee for node backhaul bandwidth which is o...
by n1cholas
24 Nov 2017, 10:50
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time
Replies: 20
Views: 4454

Re: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time

Proposal: Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz (with cooler) Motherboard 2*8GB Ripjaw 2400DDR4 RAM http://www.msy.com.au/pc-components/18272-asus-prime-b350-plus-amd-b350-4xddr4-2xpciex16-hdmi-dvi-d-sub-usb31-m2-atx-motherboard.html http://www.msy.com.au/viconline/pc-components/18775-amd-yd1600bbaebox-ryzen-5-1600-...
by n1cholas
22 Nov 2017, 15:22
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Parliamentarians a nest of dual citizenries
Replies: 106
Views: 25979

Re: Australian Parliamentarians a nest of dual citizenries

Peter Dutton will never be PM, Scotty or Julie perhaps; if they roll another PM they will fail; Mal maybe they can scrape back into power, definitely pushing it up hill with 2 straws. If the LNP attempt to change leaders and a conservative isn't the replacement leader or deputy leader it wouldn't s...