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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,515 (as of April 7, 2017)   12/12/2016

      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!
    • Jason

      Update on the single-device/browser login restriction issue some people are having.   04/04/2017

      4/7/2017 update: Now people who've been affected by this are saying that it went away on its own after about a week. So I dunno, if this would really hugely inconvenience you try to not log in on additional devices/browsers until the 4.2 update that's supposed to hopefully resolve this for good.   original announcement: For a long time now, D1P has been limited to three logins at a time; logging in on a fourth device or browser would log you out everywhere else. Unfortunately, multiple people have been reporting that they've started experiencing being limited to ONE login at a time.   The good news is, Invision Power Services (the company that makes our forum software) is aware of the issue and will be addressing it in version 4.2 of the software, which is the next big update. The bad news is, they announced about a month ago (the beginning of March 2017) that the update will be coming out in "mid 2017", so we probably have at least another couple of months to go before this is resolved.   In the meantime, I apologize to those affected for the inconvenience, and would suggest to everyone else to not log in to additional devices until this is resolved if this is something you don't want to have to have to deal with. I'm still not 100% sure on why it's not affecting everyone and why it didn't hit everyone affected at the same time, but the timing of when the reports of this started here mostly lines up with when I've seen reports of other sites having this issue starting, and I suspect that the problem is trickling in because of people happening to hit a fourth login that logs them out everywhere else, and then proceeding to be limited to one login at a time after that.
    • SFLUFAN

      D1Pcast Episode 26: The Retro Show   04/19/2017

      It's time to have that talk with your kids. No not THAT talk, the talk about retro games and how much better things were back in our days! We have @Reputator join us and talk a bit about the Scorpio and some retro PC cards. [email protected] us about console retro gaming and how he just got his Super Mario USA. While @Jason tells us about the day his parents threw out all his retro consoles. A sad day for any gamer. So listen and give us your feed back about your retro gaming experience!    

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  1. Memtest is what a lot of people on the overclock.net forums use. I tested my old FX system with prime 95 years ago, but I don't know if it is still popular. Realbench is another thing that can test general stability I've read people use along with OCCT (no memory check on OCCT?).
  2. It still makes more sense to recommend to a new buyer a 580 over a 480.
  3. Low Framerate Compensation (LFC) kicks in below 48.
  4. https://pcmonitors.info/philips/philips-328m6fjmb-2560-x-1440-curved-144hz-va-model/ I wish it was 27 inch with HDR.
  5. I don't believe this rumor but if it were true, AMD would be rendered completely pointless unless Vega is some sort of paradigm shift. http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-20-volta-graphics-card-q3-2017/
  6. http://www.pcgamer.com/radeon-rx-580-review/
  7. Yep. That is my least favorite part of the movie. Chewy not hugging Leia is jarring and I agree with Cayce that the brainstorming session was needlessly cheesy.
  8. I didn't even know D1P users were using Discord.
  9. I agree with legend that Rey acquired force powers in an unsatisfying way. I still like the character, but I hope some flaws start to show up in the next one. TFA needed more back story and character development. They could have cut the boring CGI monster scene involving Han, Chewy, Rey, and Finn and used that time for some back story and character development. I still enjoyed TFA more than the prequels, but it has some flaws that put it well below Star Wars, Empire, and even ROTJ.
  10. I echo GoldenTongue's suggestion about long term care. I remain skeptical of universal life/whole life insurance policies and prefer term; however, you should discuss it with an insurance agent. Two other insurance policies worth looking into: As your net worth increases, you should also eventually look into an umbrella policy (liability). Increase your auto if required so that you are able to purchase a $2 million policy. 2 million is a good number that will motivate an insurance company to protect you with their army of lawyers since they won't want to pay out that much. This protects your assets from lawsuits. When you feel you have accumulated some assets, look into it. Long-term disability insurance. Look for a good policy that will protect you in case you can no longer work. Don't be scared of managing your own money with a discount broker following the boglehead philosophy. You can purchase low cost index funds funds quite easily with online broker accounts. For instance, you can open a Roth up online, fund it from a bank account, and buy your own funds to create your portfolio and cut out a financial advise and their fees and get ahead. Let's say you wanted a portfolio that is all stocks, no bonds, since you plan on working for 20 more years. Your portfolio would be as easy as purchasing 2 funds ($10,000 example): Purchase $7500 of VTI- Vanguard Total U.S. Stock Market-- 75% U.S. Purchase $2500 of VXUS- Vanguard Total International-- 25% International You now would own a fraction of thousands of companies across the planet (very diversified) with two easy purchases. Add a bond fund (such as BND or BIV) if you need to based on your risk tolerance. https://personal.vanguard.com/us/FundsInvQuestionnaire foosh also is right to look into 1% savings accounts. I have one at Ally and so far it is working well.
  11. http://techreport.com/review/31754/amd-radeon-rx-580-and-radeon-rx-570-graphics-cards-reviewed/7 No big surprises here except the power consumption shooting the moon. AMD isn't even giving us any hints about Vega, so it is of no surprise that some are speculating that it is crap. Maybe the drivers are so incomplete they feel uncomfortable talking about it?
  12. 1) Max out your 401k if your employer matches 2) Pay off debt 3) Roth IRA 4) Fund taxable (keep an emergency fund) Read these links: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Main_Page https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Getting_started https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads®_investment_philosophy https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads®_investing_start-up_kit
  13. It looks interesting. I didn't see any Star Destroyers in that space battle.
  14. Yeah, that's pretty disturbing stuff. What are your thoughts on it?