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Comment reply on Forum Topic "the width of the page on this build is broken for me"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Bug duplicated. I have the same problem on my Chromebook, it's going off-screen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what is the oldest post on pcpp"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

You're alive!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PLEASE HELP ME SOMEONE"

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

Your CPU is 5 years old, and your hard drive is slow. Upgrade those two, and your problems should be mostly gone. However, a CPU upgrade requires a motherboard and CPU cooler upgrade, so be careful with your new selections.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No Laws!"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Aquire just about anything that might require an ATF permit otherwise. How else am I supposed to create my personal Kubinka?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Playing multi-player games in single-player"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I sort of am looking for a squad. I have a group that I play with relatively often, but they're offline often, and when they're online, it tends to be at times where I can't be. Essentially, I'm the worst squadmate in terms of syncing playtime to be with, so I generally don't bother.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Playing multi-player games in single-player"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe....

I've spent a good 200 hours against bots.... And that's in TF2 only. Overall, I'd say I've sunk 1,000 hours into vs-bot matches across the listed games.

I only have 1,500 hours across my entire Steam library.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Backup software"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha.... I just found it yesterday. I'm using it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Laptop help"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It is.... But cheaper than the 490.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will it run?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Likely not. The Celeron struggles with playing Microsoft Solitaire and Google Chrome. It probably won't even run Apex Legends.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Laptop help"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, but that's why I suggested a last-gen laptop - similar performance, massive price drops.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Laptop help"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest a Thinkpad T480. They're long-lasting business laptops with good performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm extremely picky and need help finding the right laptop"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

More serviceable than the past, at least! Good luck with your laptop search. Glad I could help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm extremely picky and need help finding the right laptop"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I would take a look at the Thinkpad T or X series. They fit all your criteria, and are easily upgradeable in terms of RAM and such. The base price for a last-gen T480 is $650 USD for a basic version. The one with specs you want is priced at $1250 USD, with an 8th gen i5 and a 256Gb SSD. Unfortunately, there's no touchscreen. However, the plus is that these look the most professional out of almost all laptops, seeing as these are purpose-built business laptops. This series of laptops has long been regarded as best in industry.

You could also try finding some older Thinkpad X, as there are several touchscreen and 2-in-1 models there. however, these are more expensive than the T series, so I don't think your budget could handle it.

With the options you provided, I would begrudgingly recommend the Hp Spectre. I generally don't trust Hp products, but they're ok if you look at the right lines. With your requirements, the Spectre would definitely be the best option.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Storms (way way way way way OT)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, all previous 3 just barely missed our house. I ended up chopping one of them up with a garden mattock. That hurt.

Problem is, our house is new, but the builder did a ****** job. The land around us is unstable, he used subpar labor and materials, and he didn't honor our contract. Things are messy here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Storms (way way way way way OT)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Aww darn, I had an OT topic. Ah well, I'll send it up in a few hours.

As for storms.... As long as my power doesn't go out (or the 4th tree doesn't fall on our house), I like them. We don't have to water the grass, as can let the car wash itself, and I have an excuse to stay inside and play CS:Go.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Workplace Closing"

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Aww....

I'm hoping for the best in your future. Bloody Bezos mucking things up. Good luck!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop Search"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I would not go with the Yoga, as it's a consumer laptop and has less durable build quality than the other two. Personally, I would prefer the Thinkpad, because it's longer-lasting than other alternatives. The XPS is also a fine choice, but quality varies.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which laptop for student? Buying for sister."

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the secondary option. The first option is to wait for a sale. Lenovo does sales so often, you just wait a week and there will be a new sale. I'd suggest waiting for the Back to School sale, which occurs in June and July for a week or two. That's got rather high discounts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which laptop for student? Buying for sister."

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

The Lenovo T-series is among the best laptops you can get for college, and one of my personal favorites. However, it is expensive, and so you'll either want to wait for one of the frequent sales where prices drop by as much as 15%, and also pick up a free coupon by subscribing to their email newsletter.

If you don't want a Lenovo T-series. look for a Dell Inspiron series or one of the cheaper Lenovo Thinkpad options.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which laptop?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Out of the provided options, I suggest the first John Lewis link. The first two laptops have a 256Gb SSD, which is a great quality-of-life improvement and durability investment compared to the 1Tb hard drive in the third. That knocks the third laptop out, leaving the top two links. Out of the top two, the second laptop is 100 pounds more expensive for a simple 1.6" increase in screen size, which I consider too hefty of a price. That leaves the first.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[HELP] Several Problems With My PC"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

What exactly led up to the current circumstances? Any idea how the removed items became corrupted?

I think the OS is corrupted, though I can't be sure right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Small 17' or any size except thicccccccccccccc 15' laptop for VFX/DaVinci Resolve and Gaming compatible with linux"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I suggest the 15" Lenovo P1. It's a bit pricey, but the battery life is adequate, and the durability is king. It also performs well, with a 6-core Intel Core i7 CPU (the Xeon 8-core option starts at $2500) and a P1000 GPU. With 16Gb of RAM, a 512Gb SSD, the 1080p screen, and the top i7, the price stands at about $1700.

Alternatively, it's big brother the P72 is more powerful, but heavier (7.5 lbs). it's also slightly bigger (17"), and has the same spec options. With the above specs, it stands a bit below $1700.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Things that, for the life of you, you absolutely hate"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

5th period Mandarin. Worst class in the entire school. The students are more rude than anywhere else in the state, the teacher was imported straight from China and can't speak a word, and no one as any idea how ******* bad it is.

That's it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop Comparison - Which is better?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

The Acer Swift is the worst out of the bunch, as it's got the weakest GPU for comparable CPU power and a higher price than the other two.

The other two are equal in terms of price-to-performance, but I would suggest Dell for the smaller, more portable size, and the better build and brand quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "iS tHiS gOOd?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. All who do not follow English convention, will be sent to forced-labor camps making PC parts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "iS tHiS gOOd?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What the heck is that title formatting?

Also, wrong forum.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Superfetch"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had similar experiences, so I can agree.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Superfetch"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Superfetch is actually a service that loads items into RAM faster, based on what the program you are currently using has used in the past. Disabling it would be a massive mistake. The constant freezes are likely coming from one of four things: Too much items loaded into RAM, too much load on the CPU or GPU, or a near-failing hard disk, in which case it would need to be replaced. (Also for TF2, it freezes so often even on powerful hardware, it's no concern).

In short, do NOT disable Superfetch. Something else is causing the issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New website layout! Thoughts?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Avengers Endgame Discussion - SPOILER FREE"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I am going to watch it with a close friend.... After my AP tests.... in 4 weeks. I expect so many spoilers by then.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A rant in which I decry Google Chrome"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

We're talking the N350 something, the 8th gen Celeron.

I think my school ruined something; my personal PC did not have the problem until the Chromebooks and associated plugins were rolled out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Conserving Battery on Laptop"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent! Good luck with using it!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Conserving Battery on Laptop"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

How long does the laptop last right now off charger?

Turning down the screen brightness to 50% and turning off key back light can decrease power consumption by almost 50%.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Conserving Battery on Laptop"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

So yes, I believe you can go into BIOS and disable the 1050ti to save power. The HDD replacement will also save some power.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Conserving Battery on Laptop"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I would need the exact model of the Legion laptop to figure this out. In essence, depending on the CPU in the laptop, you can enter the BIOS to disable/enable the GPU as needed, and this will give you the most power savings; however, we would have to ensure you actually have an integrated GPU on your CPU. I'm not sure of any way to configure boot profiles.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good Brands/Models for Laptops?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally would take the Lenovo PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "(HELP) Are these temperatures good?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Those are very good temperatures, about average for Fortnite.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Create Windows 10 installation media first, then full retail version"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You can do this, and indeed, Windows has a trial period for such purposes. Just make sure you do buy the license and enter it into Windows.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good laptop under 300 dollars"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yes, I forgot the new i3s are quad-cored (or laptops are dual-cored hyper-threaded). I'll rescind my answer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 ISO Burning Failed with Rufus"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How long did you leave the file burning to disk? It might take up to 3 hours for burning to move past a point where it gets stuck.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Esports"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Technically, it's not even an esport. TF2 has never had an official esports scene (especially as it's got 6 devs, 6 content artists, and 3 marketing guys). Instead, the competitive scene is generally run by 3rd parties.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop for Graduate School / Minecraft"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck!

If remember correctly, the Thinkpad goes for about 10-15% off during school sales (in early summer/late spring), so $1284 will go down to about $1100. It's about $300 over your budget. I do believe, however, that if you subscribe to Lenovo's email newsletters, not only will it give you news of major sales, but the first email gives you a coupon for a certain reduction in prices (for purchases between $1000 and $2000, a $50 discount). Combine this with sales to maybe get it down to $1000.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reparations"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have a problem with the difference in numbers - The USSR did change numbers around. I disagree with the sentiment that the USSR was a monstrous pile of whatever (I have swear filter on).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reparations"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I would agree. I tend toward the low end of the figures.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reparations"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the reason Russia is behind California is that Russia was left with a 1900s economic model when the USSR dissolved. It was an extractive economy, focused on processing native natural resources (like the USA during the industrial revolution). The USSR managed to convert these resources into a massive range of products, which I think is amazing for what they had to fight against. When the USSR dissolved, it changed from forced industrialization to lassiez-faire capitalism, which in the absence of competition, will always ****** economic growth. So as it stands, Russia is like the 1910s USA, without a war to profit off of.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reparations"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really.

Most of what we know about the USSR actually comes direct from Nazi propaganda because of an agreement newspaper owner William Hearst had with Hitler's propaganda chief Goebbels in the 1930s. While Goebbel's propaganda originates in truth, he inflated the numbers to seem like the USSR was an evil demon. Goebbels counted the number of people sent to the Gulag as direct deaths, even though 95% passed through the camps alive, and most were standard criminals rather than political dissidents (about 500,000 dissidents). Later, during the Cold War, to demonize the Soviet Union, scholars took the figure of 20 million and made up figures to total up to the final tally (eg 15 million died of famine, 2 million executed, 3 million died in forced-labor camps). Recently (as far as 20 years ago can be recent), released Soviet records refute this, and total up to about 12 million, including all famines, executions, and death estimates in gulags during Stalin's 30-year reign.

In exchange for the sacrifice in lives, Stalin was able to forcibly modernize the Soviet Union from 1600s-era agricultural, feudalism backwater to a modern industrial power in only 30 years.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Notre Dame on fire"

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

The cathedral, not the college, sir.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reparations"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

There should be some way to keep politicians doing actual jobs rather than campaigning for their job.

This is one thing the USSR had it good: If someone under performed, as long as the person in charge was competent (Stalin), they were sent to the gulag.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are you ready to see a black hole today?"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Naw, I counted the layers from the top dimension. GPS broke as the incursion occurred.

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