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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #60 on: May 31, 2017, 01:14:24 PM »
The main reason is the privacy issues in Win10. I have TONS of data from all the way back to 98 and I don't want anything to go missing because M$ thought I shouldn't have it. I may just have to buy a new computer and migrate only select things and keep the rest to my isolated XP boxes and such.

Part of the reason is I want to play Project Cars that won't run on my core duo because it's not 3g (though I've clocked it over that before, hmm maybe I'll try that tonight.) and I want to try Player Unknown's Battlegrounds.

Not that it matters much, I have so many games I haven't finished for many consoles and PC that I could not but another game and still be playing "new" games 10 years in the future.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #61 on: May 31, 2017, 01:44:21 PM »
i dont think ive ever finished a game except for the Quake series.. trying to complete alien isolation still because i keep forgetting what the hell i was doing last time i played.

i play project cars on the xbone, its one of the better ones out there. that and Forza Horizon.  Waiting for Dirt4 to come out in a couple of weeks.

i was mostly console gaming, but i love tinkering with shit, so im slowly migrating my way back. Asseto Corsa is one of those games on PC that you can mod the hell out of.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2017, 02:06:25 PM »
I've pretty much had my identity stolen like four different times now, and I'm so on top of it. I stopped all the breaches and had the issues corrected, so I really don't have issues with being "out there," and whatnot. At home, I'm always on the newest updates and leaving computers on, etc. There's nothing of value there anyway. I check my credit report regularly, and because of an issue with my taxes and identity theft, all my accounts are voluntarily frozen through each of the credit bureaus. I have an above average credit score, and all my online stuff has double verification, so I have to approve logins via my cell phone before getting into online banking or emails. In the past 6 months pretty much every online account I have has had a hack attempt and they were all stopped before the intruder got access. I regularly change passwords, and that's about all you can do, other than not take part in society. I know the risks... call me stupid, but I really don't have any issues with it. W10 is the best release they've ever had, and I know there's better ways to use it than what I do with it. The bar computer is totally a media station.

Most of the console games I play are sports games, but I dig any adventure type like Mario, Conker, Banjo, etc. On the bar computer, it's mostly 80s arcade classics and Duke Nuke'Em.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2017, 02:09:06 PM »
We recently got Lifelock, I feel a bit safer with it.
They even notified me of someone hacking my Linked in Password.

I'm one of those paranoid of the internet people, I still write checks.
with the Lifelock I do feel a bit safer tho.

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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #64 on: May 31, 2017, 02:11:00 PM »
Quote from: Farabomb date=1496250864 link=msg=291340

The main reason is the privacy issues in Win10. I have TONS of data from all the way back to 98 and I don't want anything to go missing because M$ thought I shouldn't have it. I may just have to buy a new computer and migrate only select things and keep the rest to my isolated XP boxes and such.

Part of the reason is I want to play Project Cars that won't run on my core duo because it's not 3g (though I've clocked it over that before, hmm maybe I'll try that tonight.) and I want to try Player Unknown's Battlegrounds.

Not that it matters much, I have so many games I haven't finished for many consoles and PC that I could not but another game and still be playing "new" games 10 years in the future.


If you're worried about privacy you should unplug every device in your house. :rotf:

As far as MS removing things....it does not remove your data. Just applications that it deems are not compatible. Of course always backup everything before you install a new OS on any device because bad things can happen at any time with any OS.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #65 on: May 31, 2017, 02:31:25 PM »
Quote from: Tracy date=1496254146 link=msg=291346

We recently got Lifelock, I feel a bit safer with it.
They even notified me of someone hacking my Linked in Password.

I'm one of those paranoid of the internet people, I still write checks.
with the Lifelock I do feel a bit safer tho.

WTF is a check?
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Quote from: Farabomb date=1496250864 link=msg=291340

The main reason is the privacy issues in Win10. I have TONS of data from all the way back to 98 and I don't want anything to go missing because M$ thought I shouldn't have it. I may just have to buy a new computer and migrate only select things and keep the rest to my isolated XP boxes and such.

Part of the reason is I want to play Project Cars that won't run on my core duo because it's not 3g (though I've clocked it over that before, hmm maybe I'll try that tonight.) and I want to try Player Unknown's Battlegrounds.

Not that it matters much, I have so many games I haven't finished for many consoles and PC that I could not but another game and still be playing "new" games 10 years in the future.


If you're worried about privacy you should unplug every device in your house. :rotf:

As far as MS removing things....it does not remove your data. Just applications that it deems are not compatible. Of course always backup everything before you install a new OS on any device because bad things can happen at any time with any OS.

MS 8 to 10 upgrade removed all my Adobe CS 5.5 products
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #66 on: May 31, 2017, 02:36:25 PM »
Quote from: DigiCorn date=1496255485 link=msg=291351

Quote from: Tracy date=1496254146 link=msg=291346

We recently got Lifelock, I feel a bit safer with it.
They even notified me of someone hacking my Linked in Password.

I'm one of those paranoid of the internet people, I still write checks.
with the Lifelock I do feel a bit safer tho.

WTF is a check?
Quote from: Joe date=1496254260 link=msg=291347

Quote from: Farabomb date=1496250864 link=msg=291340

The main reason is the privacy issues in Win10. I have TONS of data from all the way back to 98 and I don't want anything to go missing because M$ thought I shouldn't have it. I may just have to buy a new computer and migrate only select things and keep the rest to my isolated XP boxes and such.

Part of the reason is I want to play Project Cars that won't run on my core duo because it's not 3g (though I've clocked it over that before, hmm maybe I'll try that tonight.) and I want to try Player Unknown's Battlegrounds.

Not that it matters much, I have so many games I haven't finished for many consoles and PC that I could not but another game and still be playing "new" games 10 years in the future.


If you're worried about privacy you should unplug every device in your house. :rotf:

As far as MS removing things....it does not remove your data. Just applications that it deems are not compatible. Of course always backup everything before you install a new OS on any device because bad things can happen at any time with any OS.

MS 8 to 10 upgrade removed all my Adobe CS 5.5 products


Yes...applications it deemed not compatible.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #67 on: May 31, 2017, 03:34:56 PM »
I'm not worried all that much about identity theft. I try and be as secure as I can be. I know I've been listening too much to my overly paranoid friend and I really shouldn't. The fact the NSA and M$ were in bed with each other and didn't attempt to keep it a secret bothers me for some reason though.

Yes I have tape over all my webcams. One of the people I used to work with actually got busted for "hacking" people's cams (more of a script kiddie, he really didn't have the knowledge to really hack a system) so I'm a little bothered by that. I do have to upgrade my computer soon though. It works fine and will be migrated upstairs to watch TV on since I've had 3 laptops die in the last 6 months. I just need to avoid my normal modus operandi of buying a step down from the bleeding edge, screwing around with it heavily for a month or 2 then leaving it alone.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

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It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #68 on: June 01, 2017, 10:56:22 AM »
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #69 on: June 01, 2017, 11:01:11 AM »
lets try this one.



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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #70 on: June 01, 2017, 11:05:49 AM »
ok, found it. Nevermind.



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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #71 on: June 01, 2017, 12:16:10 PM »
Sorry to highjack this thread, haven't had time to figure this out (embedding pictures in the post). Last one, I promise.



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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #72 on: June 01, 2017, 12:23:07 PM »
I certainly don't mind. Have at it man.

I'm here beating my head against WordPress.

Also trying to figure out what version of Office 365 is best. I really don't like the subscription BS. I just need outlook and office apps. Why do I need to pay for it monthly?
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

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Quote from: Farabomb date=1459964381 link=msg=278844
It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #73 on: June 01, 2017, 12:46:50 PM »
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I certainly don't mind. Have at it man.

I'm here beating my head against WordPress.

Also trying to figure out what version of Office 365 is best. I really don't like the subscription BS. I just need outlook and office apps. Why do I need to pay for it monthly?


Just get the normal Microsoft Office 2016 Home and Business. $209.99 and no subscription.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #74 on: June 01, 2017, 12:48:32 PM »
Or use Libre Office for free!
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