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  1. Chaos.Lady


    Didn't I already answer this one? I still think you are going too flat with some things and others which can be rolled up you aren't looking at. You still haven't told me what the issue was with the sections I already proposed? Other than creative which you complained we didn't have enough creative types to sustain it. Although it solves the photography section issue. And my OCD likes 4 subs each in 2 sections. It just seems... neat and balanced.
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    Software Boardgames - any good?

    I have a few as well. They are ok if you want to play a board game by yourself and don't have others to play with (mostly) but aren't the greatest for gaming with others. You lose the interactive quality of board gaming in many ways. It's also a very tactile thing. Short answer, IMHO they can be fun but don't duplicate "real" boardgames.
  3. So I'm getting myself a gaming lappy. I want something easily portable that I can take with me to do stuff on the go, but decent on the gaming front to be able to sit on the couch or wherever I am and play stuff. I've narrowed it down to a couple of choices that I like. https://au.msi.com/Laptop/GS65-Stealth-8SX https://au.msi.com/Laptop/GS75-Stealth-9SX or https://www.asus.com/au/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-Zephyrus-S-GX502/ https://www.asus.com/au/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-Strix-SCAR-III/ So now I"m at the pointy end. I'm kinda leaning to MSI 15" right now, but I'm really not sure because the 17" are nice. Reviews I've seen say that all the above are great laptops. The ROG has a really nice look and seem sturdier. The ROG 17" is heavy tho. Any thoughts from the hive mind?
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    Roll Call!

    Okay, so I was wondering (due to a discussion in another thread - http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=55689) about the general length of membership of our currently active members. UUrrrghghghgh. So I created a poll . Anywho... please let me know how long you have been around the traps here. :) C'mon all. Neeeeeeeeeeed stats! :)
  5. I ended up with the MSI GL65. https://www.jw.com.au/msi-gl65-9sck-018au-15-6-120hz-gaming-laptop-i7-9750h-16gb-512gb-gtx-1650-w10h?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItfzk86XZ5wIVSKSWCh2EDQ0aEAQYCSABEgJczPD_BwE It's not bad. The battery life leaves something to be desired, but that's not uncommon for most gaming laptops and I still get a fair amount out of it (around 5-6 hours or so gaming without tweaking the power settings). It's chunky enough to run what I want with no issues. A little heavier than I would have liked, but the price point was right and it's sturdy and well constructed (it doesn't feel cheap but solid). I got an extra 2 tB HDD installed on it so it's got plenty of space. The RGB configurable keys are actually pretty good for gaming (I've set the wsad keys to a solid different colour as well as a couple of hot keys and it's made a difference) which is nice. All up, not too shabby.
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    Photography could fall into the tech area. You could widen Tech Talk out, but have a secondary sub for... dunno... artistic inclinations? That could include stuff like photography, graphic design - you could even move audio in there, or just add a music descriptor. So we are talking: Box & Tools Tech Talk Gaming Tech Creativity Geeks TGR Thunderdome Feedback & Community Events Trademart The whole she-bang in 7 sections. If you wanted to split it out slightly more you could split Tech Talk into Tech Talk Tech Help which I think would be nice. --------------------- That would make the 8 sections: Box & Tools Tech Talk - Talking tech of all flavours. Tech Help - I accidentally the whole thing. Tech Creativity - Tech with an artistic side. Photography, Video, Music and all that poetic potential. Gaming - Win, lose or get eaten by a grue. Geeks The Green Room - The pub on the corner. Moderated with kittens and rainbows. The Thunderdome - Unmoderated discussion, argument and debate. Enter at your own risk. Feedback & Community Events - Site discussion and gathering type social event things. Trademart - Buyer beware. ------------------------- It should be a straight up merge and flatten I think. Each section should have a pinned post explaining basically what goes in there. That post can be left for however long, or just left perminent at the top. It should be pretty straightforward tho. Thoughts?
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    Locked threads and suspensions

    The thread has been a sniping match for the last 5 pages and the actual discussion was lost in about page 3. I can't see a reason to unlock it.
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    Guys, it's ok. We have a safe space

    Your focus on a single individual is just sad. You have been warned and I'm done. I see little difference between all three of you. You claim no respect but also deserve none. You are correct in a way. The standard you are setting is way below what I would like to see here. It's not up to you to set the standard for Kimmo or DMB. The standard you are setting in yourself tells us all we need to know. You are incapable of being a better person than the lowest standard that is set. And that's ultimately the saddest aspect of this. Thread derail over. Next step is lock. You have been warned and I'm done. I'll let you get back on track if you are able or if it's considered worth it though before any action is taken. You aren't acting like an adult and I am the mod here. I do not condone the behaviour so I will interfere. Or moderate. I don't care what language you use. I'm also not interested in arguing it with you.
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    Guys, it's ok. We have a safe space

    DMB is here as he hasn't quite crossed the line yet. He has opinions. His opinions are often ridiculous and generally laughed at by the community at large. But he generally isn't abusive to any particular members (other than their common sense). We are a left leaning community that doesn't generally tolerate much in the way of religious hokum. I didn't realise you were holding him to a standard to aspire to. If you want to be treated as a joke, post stuff that is supposed to be contraversial, but is actually just "stuff". If you want to be banned, be abusive and disrespectful to other members.
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    Guys, it's ok. We have a safe space

    No worries. I'm not afraid to ban you if that's what is required. Nich can whine all he likes. I'm not afraid to ban Kimmo either if he deserves it. I won't tolerate anti-Semites but I also won't pander to your insecurity. Here is your warning and Kimmos. Quit it. Don't engage. Or I will ban. I'm over it. From both of you. Got it?
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    Guys, it's ok. We have a safe space

    So what you are saying is: "Whaaa he is a meany and he started it and it's not my fault because I'm not mature enough to stop reacting to him and I keep reading his posts because I don't have the emotional intelligence to turn them off". Tell me again how it's not up to you to moderate yourself?
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    Guys, it's ok. We have a safe space

    As a high functioning alcoholic I resemble that remark! You are spot on tho. Respect is the key word here. If you don't have it, that's fine. You don't have to see the posts made by that person. But show it to the forum as a whole by losing the adolescent posturing and figure out a way of telling someone they are of an opinion that conflicts with yours in such a way that you don't come off like a douche. Thank you for being one of the remaining sensible adults we have here and always making this place somewhere where sensible adults can share ideas and converse. No. You aren't. If you were the shitposting would be a lot less. If you think you are, you are the one with the problem.
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    Guys, it's ok. We have a safe space

    There is recourse Kimmo. Ignore. Or are you not adult enough to actually use it? If not, all good. Mods are here when people are too weak to actually moderate themselves.
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    Guys, it's ok. We have a safe space

    If you want to be treated like you are 8 years old and in the playground I'm happy to oblige. *Glares at Nich for not letting her play with the temp ban feature* Otherwise, knock it off. The whole Kimmo vs Leo vs sensible normal conversation got old years ago. Debate is good. Even if it starts with idiots trying to make adolescent points. Idiocy and playground social chest beating is not. The ignore button is still there and available and fucking use it already! Now... Back to your regularly scheduled reality.
  15. Interesting that the only feedback has been on the brand not the size. I'm worried that the 17" will be too bulky to be useful as a laptop (ie easy portability/mobility) but that the 15" screensize will be too small when gaming. Does size matter, or is it all about how you use what you've got?
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    Heh. I knew there was no way to get an accurate post count for me
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    Anyone seen Cybes lately ?

    Sometimes it's not about anyone "doing" anything, so much as just knowing that people are there if you want. We can't stop the world being a dick, but we can laugh/cry/rage/hold up a middle finger at it with you. It's not much, and a lot less than we'd like to do, but sometimes it might be enough.
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    Anyone seen Cybes lately ?

    Hope everything is ok Cybes. We understand, but hope you know that we care and you are someone that is worth caring about. Do what you need to do, but remember we are always here to lead an ear, or a hand, or a shoulder. Or just to fill the quiet places or overrule the inner noise that sometimes makes it all seem worse.
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    What's on your mind?

    I beat you both by a bit. And I'm still here, still actively kicking Nich's arse and will still be here when the lights go off. I've also been part of / am part of a number of forums outside of here. DIfference is that I don't mention it because it has no bearing on here. We don't have a say in what our playground is built on, and should perhaps just consider ourselves incredibly blessed to still have a playground at all that allows us to roam free like the wildebeast.
  20. So.... Atomic Issue 1 was first released into the wild in February 2001 (according to the always factual wikipedia). This means that in a few months, atomic will celebrate its 17th birthday. Now, 17 is an important number. It's our last year of childhood before the whole "adulting" thing falls upon our heads. It's our last year of the freedoms accorded a teen. It's also a great excuse for a party. After some discussion (including a little batting of the eyelashes) with a number of our glorious editors (may they live long and engender many sons), I can now reveal the next "official" atomic meet (planning almost complete). So here, now is your "Save The Date" for 6.30pm Saturday, 3rd February 2018. It will be held Upstairs @ The Albion Place Hotel, Taito House 531 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000. Tickets are $30 which will include a drink on arrival, some nibbly stuffz to munch and birthday cake! It will be a chance for you to reunite with faces not seen for many moons. It will be epic. So, tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell those who have deserted these realms for the book of face. Get them here and showing their interest. Tickets can be purchased through my paypal link (https://www.paypal.me/chaoslady). Pants will be mandatory, however location of said pants is negotiable. If you have ideas/suggestions/comments/issues/personal problems message me and I'll listen. Post to let me know you want to attend and I'll add you to a list. Lets make it happen people. https://www.facebook.com/events/179953005901387/ - this is the book of face link to the event for those socially mediaified. UPDATE: Apparently atomicans are in the grip of wedding fever on that date, so I'm considering a change of date to Saturday 3rd February 2018. Please post thoughts... UPDATED: FEB 3RD seems to be a go! Please note changed date! UPDATE: Venue is locked in for Upstairs @ The Albion Place Hotel, Taito House 531 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000. Time will be commencing at 6.30pm. Pants are still mandatory except for women 'cause... uhhhhh actually I'll leave that alone... Current Attendees: Battlefield_GIR Kothos CokeMan Kent Dempsey Jarod Saunders Smithjoe1 dsagill hectorbustnuts Lachlan Newport Ben Mansill mykl_c Opy fredzfrog Sacrifical Newt Praetorian spyx
  21. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Let me see what I can do... It won't be for a while tho. But... Hmmmm....
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    Getting a recognised piece of paper for Microsoft Office

    There is about a million RTOs that offer that stuff, but to my mind your better option is potentially TAFE/Uni. Specifically online/Part-time/Night courses. RTOs don't have the best name and as far as employers go, they still like higher ed quals. There are adult/bridging courses you can do in IT land which will get you basic quals as well as higher level ones. https://www.northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/short-courses https://www.training.com.au/pt/central-tafe-perth-courses/ https://www.southmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/short-courses https://www.open.edu.au/ http://www.openuniversity.edu/courses There are also the freebie type courses (some of which you can pay to get a certificate in) https://www.edx.org/school/harvardx https://www.adelaide.edu.au/learning/adelaidex/free-online-courses If you don't like that route and really wanna go the RTO - here is the MS link for trainers they like. https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/education/training-and-events/trainers Filter for Australia/WA/Perth and you should find a few. It's a really crappy site tho. Good Luck!
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    Some great reads

    Sorry Ev, I missed this. If you enjoyed Maze runner, I'd recommend The Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Ignore the Movie series. It's ok until you get to the end and realise that they changed the ending and screwed it up. Shame as the ending in the books is great. But it's recommended, especially if you've also read and enjoyed the Hunger Games book series. They did a good job with the movies, but it was not up to the standard of the books (as usual). I'm currently re-reading the Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony. Excellent series.
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    oh. Just that old nutbag collection. They have been around for years wearing their tinfoil hats and waving their fists at the gubberment.
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    Did I miss a memo? Go on - you know you want to get back on that soapbox of yours...