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  1. Wow. That sounds like a completely different style of game than I was expecting. I never got into DS games so I might be better off watching a play through off this than playing it.
  2. My PC got screwed again. It wasn't just that memory stick. After I pulled a different memory stick, my hard crashes 90% stopped. I was still getting crashes about once or twice a day, but this time it was giving me blue screen errors instead of solid random crashes every 15 mins - 1 hour. All my drivers are up to date, but I kept getting driver_irql_not less or equal crashes with iastora.sys as the issue or it'd be a kmode_exception crash with no driver stated. Turns out iastora is the hard drive driver. I was worried my hard drive was failing. Doesn't look like it is. What I did was manually change the driver from the installed "Intel C220 series chipset SATA AHCI Controller" driver to the "Standard SATA AHCI Controller". As far as I can tell, that Intel driver was a couple years old and I'm guessing was not communicating correctly with my motherboard. Thats my guess at least. The motherboard has had multiple firmware updates over the year, including one earlier this year but that hard drive driver was still 2 years old. The new standard driver is recent as of this year. So far so good. Its been 3 days now and not a single crash of any kind. My PC seems stable now so I'm starting to reinstall my games and maybe I'll have the time to do that server transfer of AC since I won't have to worry about my PC crashing in the middle of a FTP connection.

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    2. Sledgstone


      Everything was working great, then windows update kicked in yesterday. -_-; last night I got another IRQ bluescreen crash. wtf. Only the one crash so far.

    3. DeathscytheX


      Its because you had me check my Necro build. XD GW2 was running like absolute shit because windows wants to update everytime I start the game up. So once I decided to launch GW2, windows pushed through and update. XD

    4. Sledgstone


      Lmao. Windows update strikes again. XD

  3. I'm glad the first ep is good. Hopefully the quality stays up to par. Oh... I'm glad they have those cartoons. I have old copies of them but the quality is pretty garbage. I'll get D+ eventually, but I'll wait those 6 weeks and do the trial. I know they had promos for buying 3 years upfront for a reduced price and verizon unlimited plans get it free for a year. I didn't get that 3 year deal and my Verizon plan isn't eligible. Its only $6 a month but I've been trying to reign in my random spending. Maybe they'll have a discount plan for black friday. I'm tempted to get a hulu combo with it, but the only combo I saw had D+, hulu and espn.. I almost never watch sports, its bad enough my cable subscription forces all the sports channels on me when I don't watch any of them, I hate seeing streaming services bundling sports too. ehh.
  4. That looks 1000x better than the garbage they released before. Huge improvement.
  5. Sledgstone

    Halloween pumpkins

    Happy Halloween!
  6. Im glad they're putting some good money into the cg and production. Large alien creatures, blaster bolts actually deflecting off the armor, space ships, battles.. quality.
  7. I bought a new power tool set on saturday:


    I checked that brickseek site and one of the home depots near me still had one in stock so I grabbed it quick. $70 off is a pretty damn good deal to me and comparable to the black friday deals last year. Most of last years BF deals for these tool sets were mostly larger combos with tools I didn't necessarily need and at a higher price, but still damn good deals. This set however has just about every tool I've been wanting except for an angle grinder. Its not brushless, but brushless tools would be more costly. That and all the brushless tool combos last black friday lacked multiple features the regular tools had like basic LED lights on the tools so you can see what you're doing.

    Now that I have tools I can do repair work on my deck. Which is how my weekend went. lol. I fixed a support piece with a new 1x6. I'll replace a couple deck boards this upcoming weekend and the deck should be good enough for winter.

    1. DeathscytheX
    2. Sledgstone


      Lmao. I felt like that when I was using the impact driver. That tool is a beast for driving deck screws. :D

  8. Sledgstone

    Fairy Tail

    Doesn't look enough like Fairy Tail.. Gray's clothes stayed on the entire time and Lucy's clothing didn't get ripped. lol. j/k. It looks good, but I'm surprised they went with turn style combat over a FF13/FF15 style action combat.
  9. I just read up on the battle passes for fortnite since I don't play it. Looks like you can buy a battle pass for about $10 worth of in game currency. With the battle pass you can get the season rewards including skins and earning more in game currency. And it looks like its been 9 seasons since last October, so roughly $90 a year.. unless someone plays so much that they earn enough currency to continue paying for the next seasons with the earned currency. I'm glad CoD is getting rid of loot boxes, but at the same time, if they don't let you pay for the battle passes with in game currency, then they could just as easily lock weapons behind different seasons/battlepasses. If that happens, then it could still be pay to win and they'll get everyone into FOMO (fear of missing out) by having some random OP weapon locked into a season's rewards. Assuming CoD's life span is only 1 year, if they can squeeze in 9 seasons in a year like fortnite, then in the end they could make more money than a traditional season pass and thats just for the battle pass sales, not counting the microtransaction store. Watch them start putting new perks as season pass rewards to entice people to buy it.
  10. Looks like theres going to be some epic space battles.
  11. I didn't get to play any of the halloween events at all last year. And last year was when they brought out new content for it. I'll be getting on there this weekend when I can. I did want to finish making that mad memories back piece because the final version of it was some universe looking/purplish effects to it kind of like a legendary weapon.
  12. LMAO! yeah only one couple gets their relationship in order in 100 years quest, none of the major ones of course.
  13. Did the anime end with the potential sequel quest like the manga did? I remember being so disappointed with the last arc and then it ended with the new quest and I figured they're ending it with fairy tail going back to normal guild stuff now that all the large plot lines were mostly resolved. And then a year later the sequel manga started up right where the first series ended... and the writing didn't improve at all.
  14. My computer had a heart attack yesterday morning. The freezing and rebooting that started almost a month ago from a windows update got so bad I couldn't work on the PC for longer than 15 minutes before it'd freeze again and reboot. So I set it to do a "reset" through the recovery option.. which uninstalled all my stuff but kept my personal files. Took almost 5 hours. and in the end, it froze again once yesterday and again this morning. wtf. I did a memory test and its all good. I'm about to do a full clean install but I'll have to move all my files off first. wtf. Even now I have to re-install everything, Guild Wars 2, etc.

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      Turns out it was a combo of things. I tested all hardware again. Ran a 5 hour scan on the hard drive, 5 hour scan again on the memory, all good. I learned a valuable lesson yesterday. Don't trust hardware tests. The second memory stick was bad. After pulling it the PC didn't crash the rest of the day. A solid 14 hours with no crash. It was the first day I worked a solid shift without a crash in just over a month. Wtf.

      Since its actually working I've noticed that doing a windows reset has actually improved performance quite a bit. Some crashes may have been initially a windows 10 issue with an bad update seeing as the crashes started right after a windows update a month ago. The reset option keeps all personal files, but wipes all programs including browsers and bookmarks. I had to reinstall nvidia geforce experience, avast, etc. One thing I thought was causing the crash before I pulled the memory was avast. After the reset and the crashing still happening I focused on avast thinking programs I was installing was causing conflicts. If I disabled all shields the PC wouldn't crash immediately. So I uninstalled it and installed panda antivirus. That didn't fix the crash obviously since it was the memory, but I left panda on there and I noticed it has less strain on my PC. I'll leave it installed for now because it's kind of nice not getting popups from avast. I reinstalled gw2 and I'll get on the this weekend. My parents are visiting from out of state so i might not have much time to do much with it over the next couple days.

      SSDs have gone down alot in price. I'll be watching black Friday sales. If I see a 1 tb for a real good price I'll upgrade my PC to it and take the existing 1 tb in it and buy an external enclosure for it and have a new external for backups. Upgrading to SSD is easy since I learned what to do when I upgraded my laptop years ago. All I needed was 1 usb3 hard drive cable and free cloning software on download.com. I need to check what software I used to see if it's still free. Cloning the hard drive took less time than the windows reset I did the other day. But if you only have usb2 it'll take a lot longer depending on the size of the hard drive. The only catch to cloning a hard drive is the new SSD has to be at least the same size of the existing hard drive or bigger.

      I wouldn't mind upgrading my ps4 to SSD like my older brother did. Only problem with that is it's impossible to clone a ps4 hard drive because it's encrypted. Just put the hard drive in, turn it on and the ps4 will have to format and install OS from a usb drive if I remember right.

    3. DeathscytheX


      I'm pretty excited to see what PS5 games will look like a year or two after launch. I was reading yesterday how developers are excited for SSD consoles because they can program with less repetitive coding that was necessary for optimal texture loading and what not. Hopefully that means not only less repetitive environments, but way less reskinned enemies that are harder but just red instead of blue with a few more horns and eyes. XD

    4. Sledgstone


      I watched a youtube video about that last night. I had no idea that was a thing. O_O 

      and my PC is heart attacking again. Maybe that one stick of ram I removed was a fluke because its crashing again. -_-; I'm trying a different memory stick again. wtf.

  15. I've been working on my gutters off and on for the last 3 weeks now. I hate these f*cking things. It wouldn't have been making repairs to these if the previous owners didn't redneck the hell out of them. I'm ten feet up in the air two days ago taking a broken piece off, only to find a hidden stripped screw thats impossible to take off, so then I have to break a piece off and my repair work looks like crap because of it. -_-; It'll work, unlike what was there before, but I'm not pleased with it. When I can afford it I'll pay some company to come out and replace all the gutters.

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      lmao, I looked like that guy at the beginning of the second video earlier this year. XD The people never cleaned out the gutters. One of the gutters was so bad, it was literally a 3 inch downspout, not cut to length, just jammed straight up into a 5 inch funnel piece. It would never work. Instead leaf and debris built up on the edge of it, and I saw a little plant growing out of the gutter in the spring. XD 

      What I want one of these days is to pay a company to do brand new seamless gutters for me. Looks a hell of a lot nicer and its a permanent fix since there would be no joints to repair. Most of the companies will do a leafguard combo with it too.

      My friend had this done for the back of his house. Its really nice looking seeing one long 90+ foot gutter.

    3. DeathscytheX


      Facebook is now showing me gutter ads for looking up those videos. XD

    4. Sledgstone


      rotflmao! XD  me too. XD

  16. I'm guessing the trailer isn't showing much on purpose. Because if it was all just, let's look for a robot, it might be a bit boring. But it looks like they are no longer stuck on just a single planet for this season so it could be incredibly interesting to see the worlds they visit and what life they encounter.
  17. Um.. only 10 years later from the start of the apocalypse and modern society looks like it's basically back up and running in small scale. That doesn't seem possible at all. Hell, Judith is 10 now. So this series is happening in the exact same time as the current walking dead season except somewhere else in the country? Wtf.
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    The Jimquisition

    Wow that Contra game looks horrible. Gun overheating is the worst feature they could have come up with. The game itself looks like complete crap, but they made it far worse with that overheating mechanic. WTF... Nintendo... $4.99 a month? With all the other microtransactions, I could see a $4.99 one time fee for the 200 cc mode.. but monthly? Damn thats greedy. Aside from the apple and google play games Jim mentioned, a person could also just buy a $1 a week minimum humble bundle or fanatical bundle and get significantly more for their money, entire multiple full games for $5 a month.
  19. That main character looks like Archie from the CW's Riverdale show. Lol. Aside from that the game is looking really good to me.
  20. This movie sucked. The costumes were supposed to be a throwback to the original X-Men costumes from the comic.. maybe as some way to try to reference back to the beginning of the franchise at the end. Most good movies or books generally reference the beginning at the end some how for closure, but the costumes looked like cheap crap especially since they showed the correct good costumes at the very end of the Apocalypse movie. Aside from that the acting wasn't good, the CG is some parts looks noticeably cheap and the plot was once again absolutely nothing like the Dark Phoenix plot from the comics. But there were some aliens... but they left their ships somewhere out in the woods and we never got to see them.. I'm glad Fox is done with this. They should have let Apocalypse be the last movie. Marvel will do a far better job with this franchise.
  21. I watched this movie last weekend. Holy shit that was awesome. That is hands down some of the best fight choreography I've seen since Into the Badlands, but its way more believable that Into the Badlands fights because it literally looks like real fighting, stabbing, knife throwing, etc. That knife fight alone was worth the price of the movie. So many knives. lol.
  22. I'm going to pass on this. It doesn't look anything like a portrayal of Joker from the comics (is this supposed to be Joker from the comics? or just some guy that goes a bit nuts and emulates Joker from the comics?) from what I've seen in the trailers. Its another one of those movies made just to win awards and most of those I generally hard pass on. But what does seem odd to me is that Joker was already established in Suicide Squad and they're making a Suicide Squad 2 which I thought Joker was going to show up in again.. but in the meantime theres this entirely different Joker. Ok... I see DC stopped caring about an actual single DC movie universe after Justice League came and went.
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