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Forum: OT - Technical 17 September 2020, 23:57
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By SquawkBox
I don't use XGP, my modest specs disqualify both...

I don't use XGP, my modest specs disqualify both the Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Quad I own, even if I had upgraded / overclocked. Dark themes are meh (I prefer gray / icy ones). Meanwhile, I am fine...
Forum: OT - Technical 16 September 2020, 19:26
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By SquawkBox
haha, a bit of both maybe.

haha, a bit of both maybe.
Forum: OT - Technical 16 September 2020, 17:53
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By SquawkBox
Just some random motto I found on an Italian blog...

Just some random motto I found on an Italian blog sharing genre movies.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2020, 22:44
Replies: 6,340
Views: 1,190,825
Posted By SquawkBox
Bought a Pentium M based HP laptop from eBay...

Bought a Pentium M based HP laptop from eBay France yesterday for old PC games, among other uses :
https://tinyurl.com/y6t3gxe4
review here :...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2020, 17:27
Replies: 835
Views: 58,142
Posted By SquawkBox
Nice to know! There is a DOS remake (well,...

Nice to know!

There is a DOS remake (well, not exactly a remake) by Oldskool PC team. Apparently, the original game has timing (speed VS CPU cycles) issues :
http://www.oldskool.org/pc/BCW
Forum: OT - Technical 15 September 2020, 17:07
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By SquawkBox
Don't mention it. Tutto ciò che ho accumulato è...

Don't mention it. Tutto ciò che ho accumulato è andato perduto; tutto ciò che ho dato è mio.

I sense a pattern here :p :


https://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/16/20/79/88/th/ednort10.jpg...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 15 September 2020, 06:43
Replies: 145
Views: 13,102
Posted By SquawkBox
Sheryl Crow - Leaving Las Vegas (1993) ...

Sheryl Crow - Leaving Las Vegas (1993)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkc-en0_LGY
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 September 2020, 23:50
Replies: 835
Views: 58,142
Posted By SquawkBox
(sorry if this was already suggested) Did you try...

(sorry if this was already suggested) Did you try to disable HyperThreading ?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-disable-hyperthreading
Forum: OT - Technical 14 September 2020, 16:17
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By SquawkBox
It's not that speed is not important, it's just...

It's not that speed is not important, it's just that it shouldn't be first and foremost criteria for backup purposes.
Also, to be fair, for normal HDD, it's not 50 euros period, it's 50 euros +...
Forum: OT - Technical 13 September 2020, 20:47
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By SquawkBox
For backup purposes, speed isn't the most...

For backup purposes, speed isn't the most important criteria. External SSD especially branded is still expensive for anything above 250 Go. Waste of good money IMHO, decision is yours.
Forum: OT - Technical 13 September 2020, 19:44
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By SquawkBox
Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB (or 2 TB if you can...

Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB (or 2 TB if you can afford) 2,5'' and adequate USB enclosure, mechanical HDD's for the win!
Forum: OT - Technical 13 September 2020, 06:16
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By SquawkBox
I've just updated Windows 10 on my Core2Quad from...

I've just updated Windows 10 on my Core2Quad from 1809 build 17763 864 to 1809 build 17763 1457. I should be getting updates for this version till November (next month) apparently. This very build...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 September 2020, 23:28
Replies: 835
Views: 58,142
Posted By SquawkBox
Well, that was Good Old Games purpose wasn't it,...

Well, that was Good Old Games purpose wasn't it, to "fix" old games whether made for DOS or for Windows 98SE / XP initially, so that they could be playable from an upgraded Win platform. So the...
Forum: OT - General 12 September 2020, 22:42
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By SquawkBox
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sorrywemissedyousg I...

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sorrywemissedyousg
I cannot have access to the video from my place, maybe you will.
Forum: OT - Entertainment 12 September 2020, 22:28
Replies: 145
Views: 13,102
Posted By SquawkBox
Josh Wink - Don't Laugh remix version (1995) ...

Josh Wink - Don't Laugh remix version (1995)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13MQV9b8Hz4

just in case you haven't had enough of it the first time around :D .
Forum: OT - General 11 September 2020, 14:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By SquawkBox
I had this guy visiting my apartment last July....

I had this guy visiting my apartment last July. It may not be obvious on the picture, but it is (was) a brownish earwig (or a centipede ?), a mostly harmless creature. The minute I surprised it, it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 September 2020, 11:32
Replies: 835
Views: 58,142
Posted By SquawkBox
Already mentioned that P4 is too fast, even P3,...

Already mentioned that P4 is too fast, even P3, with or without cache.
Laptop is interesting for being a preserved Win95-98 ecosystem IMHO, and you can get one with floppy drive to install those old...
Forum: OT - General 11 September 2020, 00:27
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By SquawkBox
Such freedom of tone always is appreciated, Sir....

Such freedom of tone always is appreciated, Sir. Personally, there's just too many items and typical food of the South-West region I could not find anywhere else, at least in qualitative terms. I...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 10 September 2020, 21:07
Replies: 145
Views: 13,102
Posted By SquawkBox
Sting feat. Eric Clapton - It's probably Me...

Sting feat. Eric Clapton - It's probably Me (1992)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqopaRObu94

Lyrics are worth a read, although not especially uplifting I must say :...
Forum: OT - General 10 September 2020, 14:20
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By SquawkBox
YouTube app, when using it on Android phone. Such...

YouTube app, when using it on Android phone. Such ads don't show up in browser.
Forum: OT - General 10 September 2020, 12:44
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By SquawkBox
Amazon Prime ad displays only once, it's not...

Amazon Prime ad displays only once, it's not animated nor noisy, just click skip and you're done. YT ads are much more annoying since they tend to break your concentration, personally, I bring down...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 September 2020, 02:28
Replies: 835
Views: 58,142
Posted By SquawkBox
Maybe it's time to part with that P4 computer of...

Maybe it's time to part with that P4 computer of yours and start all over again with a new one, more precisely a laptop from the late 90's. This Compaq Armada is a bit above your budget, but it seems...
Forum: OT - General 10 September 2020, 01:04
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By SquawkBox
I have a permanent coupon which allows me about 5...

I have a permanent coupon which allows me about 5 euros of discount on deliveries, so no need for Premium for me (a few interesting grocery products can only be ordered from Prime users but I can...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 10 September 2020, 00:45
Replies: 145
Views: 13,102
Posted By SquawkBox
DJ Mario Piu - Communication (1999) ...

DJ Mario Piu - Communication (1999)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xphxPPQXJKw
Forum: OT - General 09 September 2020, 18:25
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By SquawkBox
Poor lad

Poor lad
Forum: OT - Technical 09 September 2020, 18:24
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By SquawkBox
Unidentified guy in jetpack over L.A. : ...

Unidentified guy in jetpack over L.A. :
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/01/us/american-airlines-jet-pack-LAX.html...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 09 September 2020, 15:54
Replies: 134
Views: 17,784
Posted By SquawkBox
I started watching Boardwalk Empire starting from...

I started watching Boardwalk Empire starting from Season 2, and it's a good show. Nothing earth shattering, but very pleasant reenactment of Prohibition nonetheless, complete with shooting and tits....
Forum: OT - General 08 September 2020, 01:39
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By SquawkBox
The Urge to Get a Strike

What happens when one of the greatest Tennis player feels an urge to play bowling during a match ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Med6S5v7bZ8


Linesman gets knocked down by ball with utmost...
Forum: OT - General 05 September 2020, 08:44
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By SquawkBox
Here is a picture taken from my window still in...

Here is a picture taken from my window still in nov. 2009. That neighbor of mine my age used to smoke like a chimney. Part of the smoke cloud was infiltrating my one-room apartment, acrid smell of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 September 2020, 22:47
Replies: 835
Views: 58,142
Posted By SquawkBox
Here is a list of such tools : ...

Here is a list of such tools :
https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=44

Something else you might want to give a try to :

Reducing graphics hardware acceleration setting by a notch or two (or...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 04 September 2020, 20:16
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By SquawkBox
You're not the first one to be a subject of my...

You're not the first one to be a subject of my Jedi mind tricks, move along :p !


https://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/16/20/79/88/th/moveal11.jpg (https://servimg.com/view/16207988/351)
Forum: OT - General 04 September 2020, 14:04
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By SquawkBox
Some people manage to quit smoking within a few...

Some people manage to quit smoking within a few days / weeks, and don't moan about it. An *sshole who has quit smoking is still an *sshole, it doesn't make you better or worse intrinsically, sorry to...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 03 September 2020, 10:45
Replies: 26
Views: 2,846
Posted By SquawkBox
Boney M. - Gotta Go Home (1979) ...

Boney M. - Gotta Go Home (1979)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ww-pQynEDI
Forum: OT - General 02 September 2020, 21:20
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By SquawkBox
The nitwits got corona while on vacation in Ibiza...

The nitwits got corona while on vacation in Ibiza :rolleyes :
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/09/02/neymar-coronavirus-psg/...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 02 September 2020, 17:20
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By SquawkBox
How can one tell the color of his own skin when...

How can one tell the color of his own skin when he is deprived of the ability to distinguish pigmented skin be it white, black, red..., when he is actually colorblind (e.q. Counting Crows bleuette) ?...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 01 September 2020, 11:24
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By SquawkBox
I remember I had to salvage general movie thread...

I remember I had to salvage general movie thread from oblivion. Yes, I am the thoughtful kind :o (my good side, mischievous side is not far behind usually bwahahaha). Only happened once though. I...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 01 September 2020, 08:12
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By SquawkBox
Good idea, though it would probably be more...

Good idea, though it would probably be more effective if you PM's a GM about it, just saying.
Forum: OT - Entertainment 31 August 2020, 16:33
Replies: 77
Views: 9,617
Posted By SquawkBox
Arturo Molina Jr. aka Kid Frost - Terminator...

Arturo Molina Jr. aka Kid Frost - Terminator (1985)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyQMMOW1RZM
Forum: OT - Entertainment 31 August 2020, 14:43
Replies: 134
Views: 17,784
Posted By SquawkBox
I've planned to watch Boardwalk Empire featuring...

I've planned to watch Boardwalk Empire featuring no other than Steve Buscemi. Have any of you formed an opinion concerning that HBO series ?
Forum: OT - General 31 August 2020, 14:01
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By SquawkBox
@Glen M; sparhawk Feeling any better guys ?

@Glen M; sparhawk
Feeling any better guys ?
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