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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
  5. 3 points
    Not quite... Juggs was having a birthday camping trip and mentioned he had never had a birthday cake except bought ones. And I offered to make him one. The carrot and oyster was the Nanny Ogg aphrodisiac version ("carrot so's you can see in the dark, oysters so's you've got something to look at"). What actually happened was this: "I'll bake you a birthday cake. What sort would you like?" "Really! OMG, anything?" "Yes, of course." "Um... can I have... carrot cake?" "Yes! But I meant, what shape? What do you want it to look like?" "....wh... b... anything...?" "Yes." "..................................................................................................................... can it look like... b00bs?" "Yes, Juggs. With cherries on top." And that's how I own a D-cup cake tin.
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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.
  8. 2 points
    Well goodness gracious me.
  9. 2 points
    current events seem to suggest he might be thrown under it
  10. 2 points
    Some of these aren't bad.
  11. 2 points
    Down With The Sickness.....Disturbed
  12. 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.
  15. 1 point
    More like makes you stop caring that it's wonky. yeah, but I'm totally over the whole hangover experience, so my two drinks does just sorta level the kilter a bit
  16. 1 point
    Quantum computer at home? Not happening given current tech ... the CPU consumes no power but cooling the damn thing is another matter.
  17. 1 point
    https://catespeaks.wordpress.com/victorian-state-election-2018/ Surprisingly amusing summaries of the nonsense parties running for election in Vic tomorrow.
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    hahahah he looks like eric banna wearing a spare mop but +1 for the roger dean album art
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    Well, I combed the discography of Mariah Carey and I don't think I missed anything. *shudders*
  22. 1 point
    Just our little corner of the universe... and that's fine. Thanks Ben
  23. 1 point
    Hi Ben.. Thanks for update. Explains the spam I got earlier. (TechRadar. But I noticed who was sending it so was curious). Fortunately, unsubscribe was super easy. AD
  24. 1 point
    knew nothing of them, so watched a couple mins, switched tabs while it played, all the while thinking this Greta chick is a little too butch to find attractive but damn if she doesnt have an impressive androgenous power to her vocals HAHAHAHA really fricken good. the Plant flavour is super strong obviously, especially in the way its produced, but somehow his vocals dont feel like lame-assed mimicry either. theres flavours of other notables in there too, but most importantly, his sound is 'authentic' in its own right. cant say i have been yearning for a zeppelin-esque aesthetic for a long while, but if this song is representative of the band i will be looking to them if/when the mood hits, looooong before the likes of *spit* shitemother.
  25. 1 point
    I'm disappointed at the monetary policy. Really, I'd have expected that there'd have been legislation to allow Legal Tender representation by form of gold, silver, shark's teeth, ornamental shells, or Pokemon cards.
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