The Crap Shooter

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Re: The Crap Shooter

Post by oldwrench » April 22nd, 2019, 3:47 am

caught, another cold, this is no fun at all I missed most of the Easter holiday, sigh.
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Re: The Crap Shooter

Post by Sakura » May 5th, 2019, 5:36 pm

Glad it's just a common cold and no flu virus :pif:
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Re: The Crap Shooter

Post by oldwrench » May 13th, 2019, 4:01 am

I have to find and install all the apps I use on my laptop. I was using Abi Word, but they don't support windows anymore so I went back to Open Office. It works well but I found it won;t open my Abiword files.......... I had to install an old version of Abe Word so I can convert the files to either RTF or Word Doc files, darn. Well MS is going to end support for Windows 7 so it's about time I had to upgrade anyway.
Only having 128gb drive limits how many picts and videos I can store on the machine. I took the 500gb ssd drive I had in the old unit out and put it in a usb3 enclosure. Works great, but I have to drag it along and plug it in. This laptop doesn't have an optical drive either so I had to buy a usb external drive.
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Re: The Crap Shooter

Post by Sakura » May 13th, 2019, 8:52 am

I think you're a special case with your millions of pictures and videos (I envy you btw :shy: )
Most people are absolutely meowkay with a 250 GB SSD. It's time to get to the next level and buy a NAS system to keep all your anime, doujinshi, music videos, and pictures secure. You can connect it to your TV and run shows with your ... educational materials :gg:
I badly need a new monitor. Even my cheap Nvidia 1070 video card is hardly challenged with that 19 inch thingy. Good ones start at € 550 (~$600) :pif:
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Re: The Crap Shooter

Post by oldwrench » May 15th, 2019, 4:01 am

wow! my 22 inch viewsonic monitor cost me $99 Best Buy online shows 37 monitors of 27" size for under $200. UHD monitors cost more. You need a company like Best Buy over there.
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Re: The Crap Shooter

Post by Sakura » May 19th, 2019, 11:26 am

My guess: Best Buy needs 28" monitors with 5K and Nvidia G-Sync :meh:

This one is my current target: Acer Predator XB281HKbmiprz

I wouldn't touch Viewsonic with a 10 meter stick
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Post by oldwrench » May 29th, 2019, 5:50 am

how about 12 meters?

closest I could come https://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-preda ... Id=6238705
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Re: The Crap Shooter

Post by Sakura » June 17th, 2019, 11:10 am

Problem solved but that doesn't belong into the "Crap Shooter" :gg:
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Re: The Crap Shooter

Post by oldwrench » June 27th, 2019, 2:28 pm

last day of the tour. we have to get up at 2am to catch our flight. bummer. but we will be home around noon Friday. it will seem like 8pm to us.
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Re: The Crap Shooter

Post by Sakura » June 27th, 2019, 8:00 pm

2am? Holy kitten! It's about when I'll jump into my cat basket on Thursday :pif:
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