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Comment: Re:Awesome, I shall buy one in a year (Score 1) 114

by idealego (#48881197) Attached to: NVIDIA Launches New Midrange Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card

I managed to get a GTX 750 Ti for about $80 USD (I price matched it at $120 CAD and it had a $20 MIR, so it ended up being $100 CAD plus tax).

I bought it because my old 6850 wasn't running Far Cry 4 all that well. The GTX 750 Ti runs it like a champ at 1080P with settings between medium and high. Huge performance increase over the 6850, it's much quieter, doesn't need an external power connector, and I even sold my old card to someone for $70.

Comment: Re: Why do I want to upgrade? (Score 1) 437

by idealego (#48767469) Attached to: Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

If your device is not sleeping while plugged in make sure you're using the charger that came with the device. It seems like it shouldn't make any difference, but I had this problem myself and sure enough using the original charger fixed it. If it's still not sleeping while plugged in I'd probably try a factory reset. There are a few software settings such as one in the developer mode to purposely keep it on, but if you haven't messed with this stuff then it shouldn't be the problem.

Comment: Google Whitepaper Answers Your Questions (Score 1) 348

by idealego (#42376091) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do You Test Your New Hard Drives?

This answers most of your questions and does so using data based on a large dataset.
http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/research.google.com/en//archive/disk_failures.pdf

If you are concerned about reliability I suggest using an Intel SSD. Their failure rate is very low.

Comment: 32-bit version frequently hits 4GB and crashes (Score 0) 224

by idealego (#42075753) Attached to: Mozilla Dropping 64-Bit Windows Nightly Builds For Now

I started using the 64-bit version because the 32-bit version frequently hits 4GB of memory usage and crashes. I've seen the 64-bit version over 16GB on my 32GB system. This is a problem that Chrome does not have, but Firefox has some extensions I really like that Chrome lacks. As long as I can continue using the 64-bit nightly that I'm currently using I guess I won't really care, but this seems rather short-sighted.

Comment: Solution: Setup Chrome As Default PDF Reader (Score 1) 164

by idealego (#41029115) Attached to: Google Employees Find 60 Security Holes In Adobe Reader

Setting up Google Chrome as the default PDF reader is more secure, and it's one less program to update. To do so in Windows 7 just right click on a PDF file, click "open with", click "choose default program", click Browse, and Browse to the following file:
C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\Chrome.exe

Adobe Reader does have some features that Chrome lacks, but 95% of users will be perfectly fine with just Chrome.

Comment: Still no Google+ for Google Apps users (Score 3, Insightful) 519

by idealego (#37665866) Attached to: Google+ Loses 60% of Active Users

Many of the early adopters out there are Google Apps users, and yet we still can't use our Google Apps accounts with Google+. I've heard many good things about Google+ but am still waiting for Google to allow me to use it.

And I'm not interested in managing yet another account just to try out Google+.

"There is no statute of limitations on stupidity." -- Randomly produced by a computer program called Markov3.

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