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#1198928 That does it! I'm out of luck.

Posted by Master_Scythe on 08 January 2018 - 12:02 PM

'I don't try to form new relationships anymore because I had bad luck with some past ones' is perhaps 'normal', but not particularly 'healthy'.

And i recognised it, and am taking effort to try correct it.

Even if thats not a healthy response, it makes me feel better.

#1198773 Our Government and living in a city designed by Mr Scribble...

Posted by Master_Scythe on 03 January 2018 - 12:45 PM




Way to spoil Cybes present.

#1198772 2018? So I found a list I wrote in 2008~9

Posted by Master_Scythe on 03 January 2018 - 12:41 PM

I've been in a strange place for a while.

An uncontrollable desire to be alone, however while I'm alone, I constantly search for serendipitous company (then find it, and want to be alone, rinse and repeat).



I was cleaning up my HDD, as I just got an 8TB external to do offsite backups on (YAY, finally!) < clearly this is the important bit :P

And I stumbled across a txt file I wrote almost 10 years ago.


2009....I was going through a stressful time with my vision starting to be treated, not yet realizing that I was depressed (for the same reason).

I guess in a sentimental night, I'd written out a list of everyone important to me, and a quick note as to why they were.


Reading through it, they're all gone.

Not dead, but either betrayed me, left the country, broken up, or just became uncontactable.


I used to throw 110% of myself into friendships and even more into relationships, and I'd never noticed that 100% of those investments ended in net losses.

No wonder I stopped investing.

I'd never stopped and thought about why on earth I was having such a hard time feeling myself around people, and it's nice (well, bittersweet) to have some 'logic' behind it.


Nowadays I have plenty of 'friends' but almost 0 'family' if that makes sense.


And....I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it yet.... clearly it's a hard thing to change, but at least I'm aware now!

(txt files.... is there anything they can't do?)



Why am I telling you all this?

At0mic  -   That's why.

It's been a source of stability, friends, debate, education and so much more.

So thank you, to everyone, our evil admin, our gods, every mod, every member.

For all the late nights of iSketch, IRC rants, all the days of distraction instead of school work, all the years of learning, and all the memories of friendship.

You guys rock.


Here's to a better and more self aware new year for me!

Lets see if I can learn something this year :)

#1198369 Well hello PCPP peeps

Posted by Master_Scythe on 12 December 2017 - 11:58 AM

Hey Atomic :)


The time has come for the PC PowerPlay forums to gracefully and with dignity exit the internet. We made the decision and announcement yesterday and we're encouraging the fine people there to come and join in at Atomic.


So, if you see anyone new please do make them feel welcome, there's so much in common between the Atomic and PCPP community I reckon we'll all get along just fine :)


And a big BTW because I know what you're thinking - there is absolutely no plan or intention - right out into the longest long term imaginable - that the Atomic forums face the same situation. It won't happen. I promise. 


So - for any PCPPers who need a really top Au tech and games forum, with excellent people, you have landed.








Welcome new bretheren! please come one come all, talk about random shit, we wont bite hard.


Though do understand; we are an old-tight-knit group, so if you see jokes or comments that seem harsh; we're just "Giving each other heaps"; there's very little, if any, bad blood here :)

#1198339 Epic Pinball, Jazz Jackrabbit & Jazz Jackrabbit 2 now on GOG

Posted by Master_Scythe on 11 December 2017 - 10:49 AM

Didn't Dominoes give away copies back in the day?


Do you mean Silvios?


It wasn't Dominoes back then.

#1198338 Jaycar are out of stock of Flux Capacitors.

Posted by Master_Scythe on 11 December 2017 - 10:32 AM



Man thats disappointing......

I was going to purchase one!

#1198335 Aorus Gtx 1070 Gaming GPU

Posted by Master_Scythe on 11 December 2017 - 09:25 AM

Yep, on GPU you need both.

Often if you trace the pins, the 8 alone will do (as they're linked) but they often want to draw more power than those cables can provide.


Best thing about those new 10X0 series GPUs is that they're smart enough to notice their power is low, and just stop turboing\throttle.

#1198194 Gmail Issue

Posted by Master_Scythe on 04 December 2017 - 08:46 AM

Thunderbird does too.


Actually they all do, since gmail supports all the usual protocols.

#1198142 Gigabyte Sabre Upgrading - M.2 imaging tools?

Posted by Master_Scythe on 01 December 2017 - 08:49 AM

So long as one drive is forever Samsung, the Samsung data migration tool is the bees knees.


M.2 to External Drive.

External drive to M.2



Or, if you think it's something you'd like to do in the future,



Grab something like that. I'm sure there's some great chinese clones on Ebay.

#1198055 Viotek 32" 1800R Curved 1440p 144hz Gaming Monitor

Posted by Master_Scythe on 27 November 2017 - 09:41 AM

Really like this monitor.  Much bigger than I thought now that it is on the desk.  Using my 24" on the side for wattman and cpuid.  Even though the curve is very minimal, it took a min to get use to it and adjust.  Gaming it was total fine but in desktop/browser you need to have the tilt and height right for where you are sitting because for me it makes lines look slightly different, especially since I have a non curve right next to it. Color is much better and I know I can still tweak it some.  The detail is surprising, in Ashes of Singularity, the ships have much more detail than I was able to see. Im not sure if that is because of the res or the size but now I can see like blue brains like things on the ships were before it was just mostly blue glow.  Even when they fire at each of the color and much more it shows now particles.  Maybe its Im just getting older and will need 40" in 10 more years...


Join me. 36" 1080p TV @ less than 1M.

Aren't "Quality" eyes just the best!

#1198054 NBN - Is it too expensive?

Posted by Master_Scythe on 27 November 2017 - 09:36 AM

25/5 plan is pretty adequate for most. Mum can watch her Asian movies and YouTube is pretty good. I get 23/4 in reality over my fttp.


Those blanket statements are getting less and less realistic in todays world.


I was playing DOTA last night, as I do every night.

My phone noticed a software update.

My housemate with the same phone did also.

My housemate was on reddit on a web browser.

I was streaming some local TV.


My videogame became TOTALLY unplayable.


We're only on a 30Mb connection (HFC), but her PC is limited to 10Mbps Full Duplex; so it shouldn't hit the network too hard by itself.

The wireless access point is also limited to 12Mbps; so that alone shouldn't be able to saturate the connection either.

But add in some TV, and the fact that my connection is a THEORETICAL 30Mbps, and I likely wasn't reaching it, and it was lag city.



(Rare for me :P) That is not a stretch of the imagination. Even ignoring the fact that it happened IRL last night;

Everyone has a smart phone.

The majority of nuclear families have SOMEONE that online games.

Watching TV over data is common for a LOT of people with bad reception (like me), I was just on 9 on demand; Or call it FoxtelGO or anything as a substitute.

And Surfing the Internet on a discussion type page, like Reddit in this case; but substitute facebook (which would be worse!) or Twitter, or Tumblr (worse again!)


This isn't one of those "Yeah, but how many people are doing THAT?" scenarios, that was me doing a normal everyday activity (watching TV, while gaming, with my phone charging); and the housemate (charging phone, On Reddit, passively updating things).


And I even have the added benefit of NOT being a noob; I have my wifi and housemates PC speed limited. Imagine if they weren't!

#1197727 Viotek 32" 1800R Curved 1440p 144hz Gaming Monitor

Posted by Master_Scythe on 13 November 2017 - 09:23 AM

Oh it's VA, I don't know why, but when I saw Nich mention fading my mind just read "TN"; yeah the VA will be mint, don't even stress about it.

#1197547 Viotek 32" 1800R Curved 1440p 144hz Gaming Monitor

Posted by Master_Scythe on 10 November 2017 - 02:37 PM

With a curved VA screen, aren't you going to see noticeable fading towards the sides?


Looks like a VERY subtle curve.


And I'd expect it to actually FIX the fading on the sides, since the furthest point away is once again facing the user.

#1197258 Phones (not mobile) in cars

Posted by Master_Scythe on 30 October 2017 - 01:09 PM

and not behave in a way that could cause you to lose control.


Yeah but it's all just throwing shit at a wall and hoping it only sticks where you want it in the end, isn't it?


I mean, due to nothing but a freak mechanical failure (debead), I was thrown off a cliff at 55kph on a 70k road.

And if one of the 'Hoons' happened to take that same corner, and hung the tail end out, the situation would have been near literally impossible to take place.

OTHER events could have, for sure, but that whole "Driving with rules == safety" I'm now convinced is bullshit.


I mean, seriously, the amount of close calls and minor (not at fault) accidents I could have avoided if I'd just sped for 10 seconds to get away from an obvious problem driver are ridiculous.

No problem with speeding fines, pull me over, ask me if there was a valid safety reason to be getting away quickly, but cameras are emotionless and logic free, and the constant paranoia they cause are just dangerous.


My last minor speeding fine was with a Road-Train tailgating me while an obvious drunk driver is in the next lane.

Just stay there sport, you'll be fine, because this is safer than the 10 seconds of increased speed.

#1197175 Pc build south Aus

Posted by Master_Scythe on 24 October 2017 - 01:50 PM

I wouldn't be trusting a random (as in, not a friend I trust, not a store that has to fix fuckups) to build a PC for me.

If they break shit, GL


Yeah, but I also wouldn't call someone a mate, who was charging me $170 to assemble a PC.

That's full retail, plus a bit IMO.