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April 30, 2012 by Neilo
Hey all, haven't been able to load the GC2 or the WC forums for days now. Here is the screenie,



Same thing happens with Demigod forums as well.

Elemental, Stardock, JoeUser, SINS and Polmachine all seem to work fine but do load slow.

Odd thing is, i don't see any posts in any other forum about this and there seems to be activity in the forums i mentioned, leading me to beleive i have fallen of the edge of the world.

Help.
March 17, 2012 by Neilo
Iv'e been using Winamp as my music player for years now and i'm bored with it. So, i'm looking for alternatives. I have iTunes, but i don't care for it, i use it to manage my idevices.
I'm not looking for anything fancy, as long as it plays mp3 and has decent file management.

So, what do you use, or recommend? I'm on win7 if that's a concern.

Thanks!
March 13, 2012 by Neilo
A friend of mine just linked me to this on Facebook. By the hit count it's been popular, so many of you may have seen it, but anyway...i cried, especially when a certain villian steps in!

If you can't laugh at this (especially if you were a He-Man fan when you were younger), then you cannot be helped!!

March 6, 2012 by Neilo
Looking to renew my ODU after some time and on the SD store page it has no option to renew. Is this still viable (and cheaper than buying outright again)? Is there a renew time limit, my ODU ran out in late '09?
I have a renew button attached to ODU in Impulse, but i'm very wary about using that, since i don't beleive that will do anything since the sale.

Am i being blind and not seeing a renew button anywhere?

thanks.
March 5, 2012 by Neilo
I like my bookmarks well organized, but one set of bookmarks that do not organize well are some of the SD sites, more specifically, their forums sites, since they lack favicons for them.
I use eight SD sites regularly, but of those eight only four of them have favicons for their forum pages, which leaves me with four default icons for SD forums sites, and no clear way to tell which is which. (other than i have memorized the order)

GalCiv2, SINS, PoliticalMachine and joeuser all lack the favi...
March 3, 2012 by Neilo
Like i didn't care for client based gamin already, read this article today that made me shiver.

Rumour: Valve Possibly Making Steam Orientated Console

I'm sure (provided it's done right) this will be a success, but will it be the beginning of the end for buy at retail games? It's not like that's not already on the decline.

Wonder how the big three will counter, particularly XBL.
February 25, 2012 by Neilo
I was browsing some of the new skins and came across a real beauty that i want to add to favorites, as a reminder for me to download later when i was on my PC. I clicked Add to Favorites and was presented with an odd message about personal sites, i figured this was because i wasn't logged in.

Once home tried again and was presented with the same error.

Does Add to Favorites not work anymore? Or am i being supremely dumb and missing something.

Thanks guys.

 
February 25, 2012 by Neilo
Finally a release date for Borderlands 2!! I'm sure there is more than a few Borderlands fans here. I'm looking forward to this sequel more than any other, Borderlands is my favorite shooter, and after looking at that trailer, it sure looks like the devs have put a fair amount of work into the sequel!!


Borderlands 2 official site.
February 21, 2012 by Neilo
So both me and my son both love listening to the works of the great movie composer, John Williams. (Like i need to tell you who he is.)

This rainy afternoon my boy was playing some addictive browser game he always happens to find (google Bloons Tower Defense and you will understand) in the living room whilst listening to the Imperial March.
My non sci-fi loving and most un-nerd like wife having to "put up" with the racket came into my study to grab the MP3 player so she could put her headph...
February 20, 2012 by Neilo
Since the last time Doc posted about this site, i have kept an eye on it in case any more good stuff comes along.

Just noted today's give away, and thought it might be of some use to ya'll!
You have as of this post, 20 hours to grab it for free!



AthTek Reinstall DirectX EZ 5.36

February 19, 2012 by Neilo
I follow George Takei in his blogs and general web presence and his blog today speaks of the American Internment camps during WW2 and his experiences in them. George is apart of a new musical that will try and tell the story of these camps, i'm disappointed only that i won't get to see the show here in Aus.

For those that like George, it's a must, and for those that don't it's a very sombre look at a dark past, one that he speaks of from experience.

Check it out.

Bl...
February 19, 2012 by Neilo
Came across this article in the Sydney Morning Herald today, and i'm duly impressed!

Nano-transistor breakthrough to offer billion times faster computer
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/nanotransistor-breakthrough-to-offer-billion-times-faster-computer-20120220-1thqk.html#ixzz1msUDUqsCI knew nano technology was going be huge ( ) but this breakthrough goes beyond what i thought i would see in my life time.
I understand any real world quantum computing would still be...
February 18, 2012 by Neilo
Hi all!
I recently updated my BitDefender Internet Suite to the 2012 version and in doing so have been given free licenses for BitDefender AV 2012. Now all my PC's and the ones i look after all use Internet Suites, so stand alone AV's are more than useless to me, so i'm more than happy to offer them up to anyone who needs one.

You must download, install and activate within 30 days, but it's a genuine deal (see link) and i wont be using any of them, so i have 5 keys to give to...
February 14, 2012 by Neilo
Hey all. I have asked our friends on wincustomize about this and hope i may find some help here too!

Just recently built a new rig and installed the Thermaltake Big Water 760 Plus water cooling kit. This is just for the CPU.

I installed it all following all guides i could find and bleed the system and had no issues. All bubbles were bleed from the system and it was performing fine for about 1 month.
Now, starting about two days ago i now hear a water rushing noise. It started off being a ...
February 2, 2012 by Neilo
Neither looked great in the conference finals, both doing just enough to get the W, so how will each team fair, and who will win the battle at QB?
The stats suggest a win by New England, and i tend to agree. Brady has played better than Manning all season and the Pats as a whole have looked more impressive over the regular season than the Giants did.

So, what say you???