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Jay
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KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

what's the deal the removable sim card?
Oh, I meant SD card. I bought the note 4 instead of the 5 because I can remove the back cover and swap out the battery and SD card. Instead of paying for more internal memory I bought a 128 gb SD card I can swap between phones when I upgrade.
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Jay
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+1,959|2888|London, England

_j5689_ wrote:

How is the reception with T-Mobile?  I've always wondered about switching to them once I got my own plan.  But AT&T has good coverage everywhere
Ok in cities, trash outside of them. I switched to Verizon about 4 years ago and it's much more reliable.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
KEN-JENNINGS
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i ordered a raspberry pi off amazon, along with a power adapter and some SNES controllers. Everything arrived except the Pi, and I couldn't wait so I went to Frys and bought one.  I installed retropie and now I have a pretty sweet emulator.

So far I've only loaded: Zelda, Punch Out, Metroid, Bubble Bobble, Excitebike, Marios 1-3, and Megaman.  For SNES I've loaded Aladdin, Mario Kart, Starfox, Street Fighter 2.

I need good games to add.  SNES and NES to start.
SuperJail Warden
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Might as well had bought an Nintendo Switch
KEN-JENNINGS
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why?  This cost me $75 out the door, and I can play multiple systems.  Nintendo Switch is like $300 and you are limited in the games you can play.  Plus I can always just swap out the micro SD and use the Pi as a media center or other things.
tazz.
oz.
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Nice emulator, lots of fun
everything i write is a ramble and should not be taken seriously.... seriously.
Jay
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+1,959|2888|London, England

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

i ordered a raspberry pi off amazon, along with a power adapter and some SNES controllers. Everything arrived except the Pi, and I couldn't wait so I went to Frys and bought one.  I installed retropie and now I have a pretty sweet emulator.

So far I've only loaded: Zelda, Punch Out, Metroid, Bubble Bobble, Excitebike, Marios 1-3, and Megaman.  For SNES I've loaded Aladdin, Mario Kart, Starfox, Street Fighter 2.

I need good games to add.  SNES and NES to start.
Secret of Mana if you like RPGs
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
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I beat Mega Man 2 last night. Took me about 2 hours or so.  Funny how much you remember as a result of playing a game over and over during your childhood.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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NVidia Quadro K620
My AMD 8570 seems to be having trouble, crashing the PC, maybe this'll fix it.
Also I wanted to try a Quadro card for CAD.
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SuperJail Warden
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Why are workstation video cards like the Quadro so much smaller than gaming GPUs yet still cost the same? Are you just paying for the specialized drivers?
Dilbert_X
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Don't know really, sales volumes are lower, its a less competitive market, I don't know if the hardware is really different - I believe it is.
I do know that having an incompatible card is a world of shit, compatibility is 10x more important than speed.

We had an IT guy who was mentally ill and delighted in fucking the place up. He put half the staff on Outlook, the other half on Thunderbird which made for a world of trouble. That's when he wasn't repairing things using replacement parts he knew to be broken and hoarding working parts for no clear reason.
He built my PC for me, I told him to get a Quadro card, failing that an Nvidia gaming card as they generally seem to work, failing that an AMD CAD card, so obviously he went with an AMD gaming card which has never been right.
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SuperJail Warden
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I like the way your old IT guy operated.
SuperJail Warden
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Bought a Nvidia 1050 4GB. Has about 5% more power over the card I "upgraded" from. Fucking bitcoin miners.
KEN-JENNINGS
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friend has one. had nothing but problems.  On RMA #3
SuperJail Warden
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it is a evga one. they usually have good quality
Dilbert_X
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

I like the way your old IT guy operated.
He was a motherfucker. One of my colleagues is like Dr Spock, mild mannered, super smart, very hard worker.
He needed a very specific PC built from old parts, some of our machines are old and will only work with a specific build.
The IT guy put together a PC, promised it was good and handed it over. My colleague had endless trouble with it, lost hours of work and eventually stripped it down himself. He pulled the heatsink off the CPU and written across the CPU in marker pen - "Faulty".
He asked the IT guy WTF he thought he was doing wasting his time with a machine which he knew was faulty - "I thought it might work this time" "Based on what?" "Oh, nothing"
My colleague was so angry he had to take a day off work.

For some reason he hoarded good parts and would only give out crap. One time someone needed a new keyboard, the IT guy had a stack of brand new keyboards in boxes, but would only give the guy an already broken one.

Working with crazy motherfuckers is a motherfucker.

Last edited by Dilbert_X (2017-07-03 05:34:21)

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SuperJail Warden
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Whatever happened to him? Tell me how this story ends.
Dilbert_X
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He retired a couple of years ago, leaving a trail of mayhem and broken systems in his wake.
The new IT guy is slowly unscrambling it, he has a few more years to go.

At least I got a new PC, there were so many problems with the old one.
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