I've been using PC's and video game consoles since the age of 11 (I'll be 34 in 4 days). In that time I've never had any of my accounts hacked or passwords stolen....until last month. Hackers broke into my PlayStation Network account and my Windows 10 log-in and changed my passwords. Thankfully their phone customer support is awesome and very helpful, it took a few hours but I got my stuff back and luckily nothing was missing or stolen from my account. Needless to say it was an extreme annoyance.
Why am I telling you all of this? Simple, make sure you change your passwords frequently, write them down in a notebook (not on your PC) this way if you are hacked they can't very well go into your house and steal it. Writing down passwords in a hidden folder in a MS Word pad might work, but if they get access to your system who knows...I know we're all big boys here and you all are smart enough to change them regularly (I hope). I work from home through Paypal, I also make a living selling goods on eBay and I'm going to be starting a YouTube channel with a friend of mine, so you can understand how upsetting this was for me.
Ever want to play XCOM on the go? I modified a Sony PlayStation 1 version of the original X-COM and transferred it to my Sony PSP.
It's a kind of a pain without a mouse, but it works with the buttons (obviously). It also plays the CD music version so THAT's a plus.
You know, in retrospect. I think I should have added this to my Tropical Island games Top 10 list. Hey Nook, if you still read this topic, check out these modsI made years and years ago for GalCivs II.
Update. He held a 500gb capacity (partitioned 478). It cost $80.00. I also did an autopsy with the help of a Youtube video. It was a waste of time, but fortunately over the cyber Monday sale I got a 3TB. The memorial service will be held tonight, 7:00pm CST (<--US).
Tonight I mourn the loss of my 2nd purchased external hardrive. He was my boy...his name that I altered at the devices and drives menu... ::Sniffs :: His name was HK-47, after the KOTOR Droid..he could hold 250 gigs of data. Last night, his life was taken from me by a USB port....vile nasty port...overloaded and killed him. He was 3 years old and he was holding all of my pirated roms and emulators. All 96 gigs worth. Thank god it wasn't the porn bot.
USB blowouts are a crime that need to be reported to your PC manufacturer and USB harddrive manufactures.
The thought of a new computer or game console always gives me a thrill. One thing I've learned as I've grown older is to be patient and more importantly be smart about which product I buy. For instance, the current PC I bought take me 2 weeks to decide on before I pulled the trigger. I looked at many different makes/models, prices, accessories, games that were compatible then and now. Thankfully the PC I bought 3 years ago this September plays all the current games just fine, I figure once (inevitably) it will have issues with future games I'll have such a huge backlog of games it really won't matter. I squirreled enough games in case I ever get to that Tropical Island. I own a laptop for work purposes and generally only play older games ala (GOG) when I have time such as lunch. Since I started using a desktop PC however, I can't use the built in mouse on a laptop. I mean I can...it's just not the same. An alternative idea is to build or have someone build a custom PC which not only can be cheaper but more powerful. There's a place a few blocks away from where I live, the guy who works there can build the exact type of high-end PC someone like Dell can make at about 3/5 of the price cheaper. Do you have an option like that where you live?
Here's a crappy game nobody asked for, it's called Ampu-Tea. The description is, "The Surgeon-Simulator inspired Tea-making game". With a plethora of thumbs down reviews, this game would be an excellent April Fool's Day gift for a Steam buddy of yours. You can pick up this piece of shit right here.
For all the money your spending on this cra....collectible stuff you better make sure you update your renters/home insurance. I'm serious, with the amount of time and money you've spent over the years it'd be a damn shame to see it all get ruined or lost.
I went to check my mail this afternoon and saw this hanging on the front of the box!
The photo doesn't really do the bug much justice seeing as this thing is damn near as big as my thumb.
I tried searching google image and all it brings up is desktop computers, I guess it thinks the mailbox is a PC. Maybe if I crop it down to just the bug? I'm no Entomologist, I don't know if it's native to the USA or the midwest or what. Notice the orange on the feet and antenna? First thought was:
Whatever the hell it is, it scared the shit outta me.
Maybe she felt guilty that she gave your SIM an STD? Perchance she was already 2 months pregnant in which the real father jumped ship, and she needed your SIM to be the "baby's daddy" excuse...."See, you have the same eyes". Possibly casing the joint for your SIMS hidden stash of XCOM merchandise?!
I believe the next DLC is entitled, "UN-Planned Parenthood".
I was wondering if anyone here at SC knows of a really good file extractor program. What I mean by "really good" is one that recognizes lots of different file extensions. There was one I owned a while back I had gotten online but deleted it by mistake, I'll be damned if I can remember what it's name was or where I found it. The one thing I DO remember is that .exe reminded me of the little (dinosaur?) guys from Bubble Bobble or Bust-A-Move. What I'm trying to do is extract .pngs and .jpgs from a large file. Any suggestions on such a prog?