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  1. The Mad Atheist

    is there any benefit to have the m.2 heatsink more than 2X the size of the thermal pad?

    Can't install that in my laptop, it came with a couple of thermal pads between the SSD and MOBO, I might get a small finned heat spreader for it, but have to measure first.
  2. The Mad Atheist

    Billions of passwords leaked online - rockyou2021

    My PW manager is a pen and paper in my back pocket! lol OK OK, actually a fingerprint locked .txt file on my phone that I have yet to backup......
  3. The Mad Atheist

    Billions of passwords leaked online - rockyou2021

    Well, just checked mine, so far so good.
  4. The Mad Atheist

    does 10 to 15 yr. old USB Joystick still works with any game under windows 10?

    God I had that, bought it for Mechwarrior 4 and it's other 2 games but never got into it, preferred using the PS2 style Logitech rumble pad 2. Actually I think I had the non force feedback one.
  5. The Mad Atheist

    What do you mostly play? Single or Multiplayer games?

    Mostly single since i pirate. Used to play Planetside 2 a lot and have yet to get into MWO since I paid for the legendary pack back in the day.
  6. The Mad Atheist

    Epic Games Store

    I been wanting to play it. Might get it on Steam if it's there. I might install it on my phone also.
  7. The Mad Atheist

    Outriders (Bulletstorm developer)

    Got this game free when I got my laptop. Only a hour in, seems OK, not a fan of it having to have a internet connection tho. Haven't used the multiplayer elements yet.
  8. The Mad Atheist

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    GTA 5, Outriders, maybe some Planetside 2 so my company don't kick me.
  9. The Mad Atheist

    Anyone dealed with MSI rebates before?

    This rebate was a paperless one were you just send the picture of your invoice, and box label, maybe something else, so hopefully everything is fine. Guess I'll check the post office this Saturday to see if it came or not. Want to get the parts to install a 2nd m.2 slot on my GL65 Leopard MSI...
  10. The Mad Atheist

    is there any benefit to have the m.2 heatsink more than 2X the size of the thermal pad?

    IIRC they were originally used for GPU RAM. Think I had the kit when I had my ATI 9700 Pro.
  11. The Mad Atheist

    is there any benefit to have the m.2 heatsink more than 2X the size of the thermal pad?

    Had one of those, never used the 2 with the fins.
  12. The Mad Atheist

    FBI Arrests Hundreds in Encrypted Chat App Sting

    What were the crimes, offending people?
  13. The Mad Atheist

    Your CPU progression

    AMD 1ghz Athlon Thunderbird, 1st PC Several Athlons from the 1800+ to 3200+ AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ AMD Turion 1.7ghz, 1st laptop Q6600 i3-370m 2.4ghz, 2nd laptop i7 10750H, 6 core, current laptop.
  14. The Mad Atheist

    Battle Bots New Youtube channel

    Meh, let me know when we can have Urban mechs!
  15. The Mad Atheist

    Xbox always on DRM is back.

    I would like to play games GTA 5 and Outriders that I got for free offline if I don't have a connection for my laptop.
  16. The Mad Atheist

    Messed up screen protector install FloLab brand

    Wish these screen protector makers stop painting on the black borders, had one for my phone and it cut off some of the viewable LCD area.
  17. The Mad Atheist

    Sluggish Android 11 updated from 10......

    Have a Redmi Note 9s with a 720G Snapdragon, 6GB RAM, 128GB UFS ROM, and a 512GB u3 card. Upgraded from stock Xiaomi Android 10 to Android 11 via their update panel. Phone used to be snappy, now it's not, and accessing media like pictures on the SD card is slow. Anyone else having issues?
  18. The Mad Atheist

    Stardock Fences 3 leaving residue that prevent using Free version 1 Fences.

    Forgot about that software, I'll give it a try next time.
  19. The Mad Atheist

    Anyone dealed with MSI rebates before?

    Just got an update for my 100usd rebate card for my laptop and it doesn't exactly say approved. Should I be worried?
  20. The Mad Atheist

    How Many CPU Cores Do You Need For Great PC Gaming?

    Just got my new laptop about a month ago 6c i7-10750h, 115w 2060 RTX, 1080P 144hz screen, 16GB so I should be good for awhile. Might go to 32GB RAM once I get the funds. Been gaming on i3-370m, 8GB RAM, Radeon 5650m, 768P screen between 2010-2017. Planetside 2 on low gave me 15-30fps depending...
  21. The Mad Atheist

    240W Extended Power Range USB C

    Think I rather stick with a barrel jack, feels more solid and they usually have a reinforcement bar around the jack.
  22. The Mad Atheist

    A fresh new Firefox is here

    I need to revert my mobile version to one that allowed me to use video downloaders. Been using Palemoon in Windows and they even started to lose support for video downloaders.
  23. The Mad Atheist

    Stardock Fences 3 leaving residue that prevent using Free version 1 Fences.

    Trial of Fences 3 ended so I decide to uninstall it and use the free version but I can't move desktop icons until I uninstall the free one. Even tried using CCleaner but is a no go. Fences 3 remembers that my trial ended when I decide to install that version again. Anyone know of a software to...
  24. The Mad Atheist

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

    I see they're still flipping sprites instead of drawing them an alternative stance with their weapons in the correct hand. Back then it was excusable to save resorces, but now!?
  25. The Mad Atheist

    Inside Amazon's Smart Warehouse

    Hmm, that guy at 3:00 seems to be moving a little too slow, wonder if he still works there?
  26. The Mad Atheist

    Customizable controller let's you configure controls

    Had a USB Saitek that had a reversible dpad/analog, shame I pawned it. The P3600 Cyborg Rumble, iirc.
  27. The Mad Atheist

    How many SSD drives have you purchased?

    I would need to buy a few 8TB nvme sticks to do that, atleast 2 sticks and whatever largest 2.5", 7mm SATA drive there is.
  28. The Mad Atheist

    Best Buy Beta

    Haven't been in BB for years so the membership isn't worth it, I'm surprised people buy that much there to justify having one. I am curious what changed, last things I bought there was a Sansa Clip+ and the Apple Charger that had the rebranded Enolope batteries. Wonder if they still sell anime...
  29. The Mad Atheist

    How many SSD drives have you purchased?

    Have 2 now, the stock blue labeled WD 512GB nvme that came with my MSI GL65 Leopard, and the 2TB Micro Center nvme I plan on installing once I add the 2nd m.2 components to the laptop that MSI decided to leave off.
  30. The Mad Atheist

    World Wide Web creator, Tim Berners-Lee, sad to see his invention being used for evil, hatches plan to take it back

    "invention being used for evil"...... What's that Rin Tin, stuff being used for evil!? Oh snap! Gee, can I borrow a few million hands so I can count how many good intention inventions been used for bad?
  31. The Mad Atheist

    More laptop options. Any clue when laptops will drop in price?

    Cute, mail in rebate for that MSI laptop. I have a General Delivery address since I'm on the road. Hopefully it I can use that address.
  32. The Mad Atheist

    More laptop options. Any clue when laptops will drop in price?

    I see a AcerRecertified 17" Helios model # PH317-54-70YD for $1,200, might not fit in my back pack. Also need to check if the screen is good for content creation. Any opinion on refurbs? Comes with a 1TB HDD, no clue if it's a m.2 or 2.5", currently waiting for a reply from Newegg seller. My...
  33. The Mad Atheist

    How many SSD drives have you purchased?

    None so far, lol, only used spinners my whole PC life. Closest I used a 1TB hybrid drive with 8GB flash cache. Planning buying a 2TB NVME to use in the 2nd m.2 slot of a laptop I'm getting. A Micro Center brand for $185.
  34. The Mad Atheist

    More laptop options. Any clue when laptops will drop in price?

    Wanting to get a Acer Helios 300 with 10th gen i7, 2060 or 3060 RTX, 144hz 1080p screen, 16GB RAM and 512GB nvme at $1,200 on Amazon for free shipping and tax free., but god did they jump up in price. Shame I missed it when it went on sale at $1,000 last year, could've grabbed a 32GB RAM kit...
  35. The Mad Atheist

    What Mouse is in Your Laptop Bag?

    I have a Logitech G604, normal SRP is $100, but regul regularly at $70 last time I checked. Has built-in Bluetooth and a 2.4ghz dongle. Nice because I can switch between using it on my android tablet and laptop by holding down the mode button. Uses a single AA. 2 index buttons and 6 thumb ones...
  36. The Mad Atheist

    Who is still heavily using optical media ?

    I have a DVD burner in my tech bag if for some odd reason I need it. I replaced my 12.5mm ODD with a 12.5mm high 1.5TB spinner in a HDD caddy years ago in a past laptop. The laptop I'm plannig on getting doesn't have one, just 2 m.2s and a 2.5 SATA bay.
  37. The Mad Atheist

    EA Announces Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    The whole 3rd game was the ending. :p
  38. The Mad Atheist

    EA Announces Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    No thanks, played all 3 already and heard they changed a few things to make it more PC and woke.
  39. The Mad Atheist

    3.2 billion email passwords leaked

    Well f me, one of mine was on the list. Tho I didn't even bother read the whole thing if past combos are included.
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