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  1. 7 points
    Hi everyone! It’s been a while, huh? Many excellent people are still here, some come and go, and many more, like me, hover around lurking, mostly checking in to see if it’s still here and how things are. It’s still here. The main reason I’m posting is to give you guys an update so you know where in the universe Atomic sits and what its future is, because some things just changed. The big news is that a couple of months ago Atomic’s owner nextmedia sold off its tech and games assets to Future Publishing. Making Future the fourth company to own Atomic. Future is huge, if you didn’t know. I wanted to work there once, in the 1990s when I loved PC Gamer. Well I work here now because with the titles Future bought (PC & Tech Authority, PC PowerPlay, Hyper and Atomic), they also hired David Hawkeye Hollingworth and myself. They also fixed the bloody crypto CPU killing infestation, so off to a good start in the good books with that. What it all means for Atomic is a big happy nothing. Future will keep the site going and everything will be tops. Now, being a supergiant global media empire, Future is keeping busy with a great many things. It also bought the parent company of Anandtech and Tom’s Hardware earlier this year. That means that this little corner of the internet is a low priority. Probably the lowest. And that’s fine with me. We don’t want meddling, we want to be left alone in peace. One day, perhaps, a time will be right to use the name Atomic and everything it stands for to do some kind of new media tech endeavour. That's not the main reason why these Atomic forums are being kept going though. It's because there are people here that want to stay being here. There is true love for Atomic. From you reading this, obviously, or you wouldn’t be here, so thanks for still being part of it Most of all from the guardians of the site Nich, Chaos and Elvenwhore. I know you know how fabulous they are and all their efforts and care are very much known and appreciated by me, David and those that matter here. I can’t thank them enough. So. As you were. I know there are bits and pieces here and there that need attention, and perhaps we’ll get to that, but the core remains and will continue to do so. Atomic. It lives because of you.
  2. 4 points
    so...what youre saying is, Atomic has a future because Future has Atomic, and Future has Atomic because Atomic has a future? well, i, for one, welcome our new tautological overlords
  3. 4 points
    It seems more like it's because of you Rob.
  4. 3 points
    Curiosity got the better of me when newegg sent me a $30 discount ontop of there black Friday sale and so I have picked up a second kit of Samsung b die (3200c14 Flare X $244) 4 single rank kits should provide the same performance benefits as a 2x16GB dual rank kit but with a good MB 4x8GB can hit higher clock speeds. I was also tempted to play with a ITX 2600 system but wised up in time as all in all it would have cost as much as a RTX 2080 or a G-Sync monitor which would help my gaming rig much more than anything else. Back on topic so when the new kit arrives I will be running a bunch of detailed tests to see what effect it has since nobody else out there has done a good job of it yet as far as I can see. Toms hardware had a crack but its a bit short on details like what sub timings each kit had
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    Not including me. My knowledge of hiphop and rap could easily be engraved on the head of a pin by someone with a jewelers glass.
  7. 2 points
    current events seem to suggest he might be thrown under it
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    Some of these aren't bad.
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    Down With The Sickness.....Disturbed
  10. 2 points
    All you regulars, sheesh. It's like living in 2002 all over again. But with a lot less stress excitement. Which is pleasantly nice. Yeah, the poms own us now. But in a way they kinda did in the beginning, it was a pair of poms that started the company that started Atomic. For the last several years we've been owned by the Germans, then before that some different poms. Now new poms. I'd be very surprised if they wanted to do anything big with atomic. Or anything at all. I'd wanna go big. A few times over the years various suggestions were made to do a kinda atomic one-off special - but using content available from the vast pool of global syndication. Hence it wouldn't have been atomic but something like the UK's Custom PC but dressed up as atomic. So obviously we can't have that... who knows what the future holds. Anyway. Nice to hear from you again xx
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    Good to see you still around, Ben! Or, around again, maybe. TBH, if fb had bought the place, I'd be leaving behind dust. I never wanted anything top do with it even before all the evil bubbled into the public spotlight, and now you'd need to pay me well and provide me with a VPN, fake ID, and spoofed DNS.
  13. 1 point
    Maybe I'm a little extremist about this, but no, I don't think so. State or Federal, same applies. Llocal government has SFA to do with anything: if you find a good one amongst that pack of thieves, hang on to them regardless of their alleged affiliation.
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    people are grossly ignorant of out preferential system, and "protest" vote whilst allowing their second preference to the person they are "protesting" about this denies them the ~ $3 per vote that a first preference pays anyone garnering > 4% of the vote, but they still get the vote if the first preference isn't one of the 2 biggest primary counts what people need to recognise if you DON'T want a particular candidate or party, they need to get the LAST preference on the ballot i have been fantasising about standing as an independent in warringah, if only so that my slogan can be "remember to number every box - but put Tony LAST"... as long as he loses, i win, whether i'm the successful candidate or not it only costs $1000 to nominate, refundable if i can pull >4% primary vote, at which point i win another >$10,000 for getting > 4% (you dip out if you aren't that popular) if i wasn't this much less vigorous after my medical issues, i'd be way keen to get in there
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    Err, you told us.. All of Nextmedia's tech assets!
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    faith no more - king for a day, fool for a lifetime i confess i googled the song, but i guessed the band spontaneously
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    I have updated some of the Whirlpool wiki a bit more recently if you want a look over whats changed. https://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/rmp_sg_whirlpoolpcs
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    Yes sir, very at0mic! Fantastic update Ben, great to see you!
  20. 1 point
    Yeah, I understand. I have trouble with tracks with "discordant" beats or offset beats. And I don't like growly stuff either. And I never would have gotten Fenn's 50 cent song in a million years. The song I chose has none of that BTW. It's definitely not in the hiphop or growly categories.
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    I'd be pleasantly surprised, but who knows. It's been a long time since I was a regular reader of Future publications from the UK, and they (almost) all seemed to go the same way.
  23. 1 point
    I dunno, I’d love to join an atomic themed Discord, even if I barely game, and then mostly on PS4.
  24. 1 point
    Zep Lives! (Got Robert Plant's approval and everything If only there was an actual album. Only a half dozen or so songs I can find atm.
  25. 1 point
    Any android mobile phone. Sim or not, wifi is fine. Install any voip client. Done. The Optus X Smart is currently half price at $65 at Woolworths. Sorry though, they don't accept gold.
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