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November 19, 2018 by kona0197 on Kona
So my hard drive is on it's last leg. It's so bad it will not run Windows 8 because it has so many bad sectors. I got Ubuntu to run on it - barely. Enough to browse the web. I will be able to replace it on Friday. Question is about my screen. Almost everyday when I bring the system out of sleep mode to watch a bit of YouTube I see 8 to 15 lnes appear the screen near the top. Now the screen works fine after the OS loads up and runs. I was curious if I should buy the SSD I wanted to buy for it or ...
November 17, 2018 by Hankers on hankers
You have to be old enough to remember Abbott and Costello, and too old to REALLY understand computers, to fully appreciate this.

If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, 'Who's on First?' might have turned out something like this:

COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.

ABBOTT: Mac?

COSTELLO: No, th...
November 15, 2018 by Daiwa on daiwa
Title describes it.  Settings dialogs have always had native Win borders until recent 'upgrade' to 1803.  Now they're getting skinned frames.

Others seeing this?

Thx.
November 15, 2018 by T-Man on The Janitor's Closet
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November 15, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
What can I say except..."Thank goodness for WB and WSX."

To see it is not to love it...check it out at the external link.

 
November 13, 2018 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
Well, since I am big into cleaning up the planets environment, I am curious if anyone else drives a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle? I had a 2012 Chevy Volt Premium but sold it and got myself a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV Premium with less than 4,000 miles on it. It was a GM Executive vehicle and now it's mine! Love it!



I don't own anything now that runs on gas! Electric/Battery on everything!
November 13, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
So this is my question...

   We have a game going since 2009, the ban game. Very popular too, people come from all over the place to ban stuff. Another popular game was the Borg game. It got kinda tired and retired. So, since it is pumpkin season why not a game for the holiday called the Pumpkin game and instead of using Borg we use Patch. For example...I am Pumpkin so and so of Patch, make me a pie. Or some such. I dunno, it sounded good at the time.   
November 13, 2018 by ZubaZ on zubaz
I know I'm not as active as I once was but I'm lurking daily.

It's crazy that the babiies of memebers when I started out here are now in high-school.

Great products brought me here and great people kept me here.

Many thanks to T-Man, _Andrew, Nickie, SexyMat, KarmaGirl, Nakor, and of course Frogboy for all they've done at the WinCustomize and Stardock forums.
November 12, 2018 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
A great man has passed and will be missed by all, RIP Stan Lee...   

https://comicbook.com/comics/2018/11/12/stan-lee-obituary-dead-marvel/
As the Tywom like to say, HELLO, BEST FRIENDS!

Just playing the start of a new GalCiv III v3.1 game with the Star Control DLC added.  Let's take a look at what we can expect.

The Setup

Players have been asking for a way to customize the colors further than what was possible before and now they can do it.  So if you're into ship designing, you're in for a real treat!



Here is my super tame but very custom color scheme.



  Just starting up my game here with my c...
This upcoming Monday, Stardock will be releasing a new DLC for its massive space strategy game, Galactic Civilizations III.

The new DLC, Heroes of Star Control: Origins, will introduce 4 new major civilizations to play as complete with their own ship styles, parts, new traits, diplomatic behaviors, and AI for $5.99. 

It'll be available to purchase on Steam, GOG, and of course GalCiv3.com, starting Monday afternoon EST, November 12.

About Galactic Civilizations

Galactic Civilizat...
November 4, 2018 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
I can't post a reply from Internet Explorer, yet I can from Chrome and Edge.

 

Anyone else with this issue?

 

Anyone have any ideas other than clear the cache, which I have already done?
October 31, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
   It all started with Chrome acting up more than usual. It took its time opening and going to other sites and sometimes it would hang. I've gotten used to it by now. Then it gets updated and things go south in a hurry. After a bit with Chrome open it suddenly decided not to work. Wouldn't scroll, couldn't use the scroll bar, click on sites in the bookmark bar and nothing happens. The only things working are the min/max close buttons, that's it.

   I close the browser thin...
Over on the GalCiv III Steam page, I asked players to post their saved games so I could check them out.  And what I've been finding has been amazing and horrifying simultaneously.



Players are able to do things that I wouldn't have thought of.  This is why saved games are so valuable.  Many times I get feedback from players who say "The AI needs to do X" and my answer is, "well of course, it already does that!" But there is some other thing that it ha...
October 30, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Recently, I shared an intro to customizing your Windows desktop. This time, I wanted to do the same type of article, but put the focus on desktop productivity apps.

Organize your desktop icons with Fences
Fences is one of our most popular apps for a productive desktop. Fences allows you to create fenced off areas on your desktop that you can place your icons in to organize them how you like. Fence can be customized with colors and transparency, and can also be rolled-up to save space on...