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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,565 (as of May 15, 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!
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      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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Art Vandelay

Poor battery life in the new macs? Better remove the 'time remaining' indicator to fix it!

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I liked Gruber's analogy that this is like having a watch that ran fast so you just stop wearing watches altogether.

 

Window's has always been hilariously bad at estimating times, but I think it's still worthwhile to have it. Like Marco said in that post, if your battery is at 90% and it says you'll get two hours, it's probably some indication that a lot is going on, and that's potentially valuable. information.

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My 2015 MBP is never accurate.  Sometimes it says 11 hours at 100% and sometimes it says 4 hours but I always get around 7 or 8 hours. 

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I had a Mac Book Pro a generation or two ago, and I never really had a problem with estimating time with it. My ASUS is pretty good at it as well. The only computers I've ever had that were crap when it came to estimation were ones made by HP and Compaq. Really bad estimations. The worst.

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Among the laptops I've owned, MacBooks have been by far the best at predicting battery life. 

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Speaking of poor battery life, it looks like the Consumer Reports tests were bogus.

 

 

 

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