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  1. Mr. Friendly

    what else to use besides VLC and MPC?

    not sure what's going on, but both MPC and VLC have started to misbehave and have the video lock up while the audio continues. I've tried all the setting suggestions to remedy this, as apparently it's not an uncommon thing, but they just made it worse. what else is out there that you use or...
  2. Mr. Friendly

    the next round of anti-competitive lawsuits against Microsoft are about to start

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/eu-companies-sue-microsoft-onedrive-windows-integration/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=%7B%24external_id%7D&mid=%7B%24MESSAGE_ID%7D&cid=%7B%24contact_id%7D&eh=%7B%24CF_emailHash%7D and I don't think they will be unscathed by their recent shenanigans with making it so...
  3. Mr. Friendly

    can we get a down button too?

    you have an up button to spare us from all the up scrolling...so add the down too so we don't have to scroll down so much to get to the new post in a thread we're watching? :D
  4. Mr. Friendly

    Seagate working on a spinning rust drive that is NVMe connected

    https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/seagate-working-on-mechanical-hdds-that-are-pcie-base.html curious!
  5. Mr. Friendly

    do your cloth mouse pads fall apart?

    I have particularly acid sweat, so as frustrating as it is, I'm used to my mouse pads dying quite quickly. are there any out there that are hardier than usual? the one that needs to be replaced now is Corsair...12" x 30" or so I think.
  6. Mr. Friendly

    do you use any of those online game key resellers?

    I started looking for Civilization V - Complete Edition and I'm wondering if any of the sites are legit. CD Key Offers, who I buy MS licenses from, is OOS, so I'm not sure whom I can trust.
  7. Mr. Friendly

    what to-do list software do you use to stay in sync with your significant other?

    there's a number of apps out there and I'd like suggestions for one that will work on Windows, Android, MacOS, iPadOS and iOS.
  8. Mr. Friendly

    Electric Mass Driver the Future of Rocket Launches?

    https://newatlas.com/space/spinlaunch-rocket-free-kinetic-launch-system-first-flight/?utm_source=New+Atlas+Subscribers&utm_campaign=b4779c9559-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_11_10_09_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-b4779c9559-91020877 this is very Very VERY cool! alas, due to the g forces...
  9. Mr. Friendly

    McAfee Sold for $14 Billion

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/investor-group-acquires-mcafee-for-more-than-14-billion/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=%7B%24external_id%7D&mid=%7B%24MESSAGE_ID%7D&cid=%7B%24contact_id%7D&eh=%7B%24CF_emailHash%7D I wonder if the new owners will make a working product that isn't a resource pig.
  10. Mr. Friendly

    can't find an RTX 3080? Nvidia will rent you one!!!

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/geforce-now-rtx-3080-plan through GeForce Now, you can rent an RTX 3080...for $99, you get one dedicated to you for 8 hours a day for 180 days (or 6 months, however you want to calculate days). you will get 1440p @ 120fps or 4K @ 60fps. that's an interesting...
  11. Mr. Friendly

    DDR5-7000 on the horizon!

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/ddr5-7000-modules-incoming-from-multiple-brands seems a lot of companies are working with Samsung on 7000mhz DDR5. I'm curious...I know the speed will be beneficial, but are modern PC's really starved for memory bandwidth? I thought it was still the 'not...
  12. Mr. Friendly

    iFixIt gives Apples $19 cleaning cloth a 0/10 rating

    https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/29/22753184/ifixit-apple-polishing-cloth-19-repair-backorder apparently the cloth is 100% unrepairable if it suffers any failure. :ROFLMAO:
  13. Mr. Friendly

    is there a way to remove a horrendous background image on a website so you can view it?

    http://www.thebuildingboard.com/ need I say more?
  14. Mr. Friendly

    how much faster is the Ryzen 5000 RX Vega 8 over the Ryzen 4000 RX Vega 8?

    I Googled a bunch of different terms and couldn't find anything definitive. In this case, it's the RX Vega 8 off the 4700U vs the newer 5700U.
  15. Mr. Friendly

    I have a question about browsers on Windows 10

    I'm dumb and probably really dumb regarding the answer to this question... when you're using a mobile browser you can take advantage of the 'group tab' feature. further, you can close the browser, even restart the device and when you launch the browser, it brings back everything you had open...
  16. Mr. Friendly

    router with data cap controls?

    what routers out there have settings that let you restrict devices / MAC addresses to a global monthly download limit of 300GB, as an example? my client has an Actiontec T3200 for their Telus 75Mb fiber and the parental options in it's router section only let you restrict access by time of...
  17. Mr. Friendly

    the new Mac's are outrageous!

    https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/18/22726444/apple-m1-pro-max-chip-processor-arm-macbook-fastest sure, they're fast / powerful...but they're ridiculously expensive, waaay more than they have right to be.
  18. Mr. Friendly

    everything is about to get more expensive...

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/136-countries-agree-to-set-15-minimum-multinational-corporate-tax-rate-from-2023/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=%7B%24external_id%7D&mid=%7B%24MESSAGE_ID%7D&cid=%7B%24contact_id%7D&eh=%7B%24CF_emailHash%7D not because of shortages though...but because 136 countries have...
  19. Mr. Friendly

    Star Wars Spy / Interrogation Droids Are Upon Us!

    https://newatlas.com/robotics/leonardo-robot-hybrid-walk-fly-skateboard/?utm_source=New+Atlas+Subscribers&utm_campaign=32372ae093-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_10_07_08_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-32372ae093-91020877 sure, they make it all cutesy, but we know what's really going on!!!
  20. Mr. Friendly

    it's about time Apple gets their pee pee slapped for its anticompetitive behavoir

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/your-new-iphone-13-doesnt-belong-to-you/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=%7B%24external_id%7D&mid=%7B%24MESSAGE_ID%7D&cid=%7B%24contact_id%7D&eh=%7B%24CF_emailHash%7D I've seen article after article about Apple fighting 'the right to repair' and getting blocked by...

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