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  1. Just appended Reddit Signal to the OP Signal apparently is now #1 App in quite a lot of countries, second post in the following topic : https://www.reddit.com/r/signal/comments/kse744/megathread_many_are_now_migrating_to_signal_as_a/ I wonder if Facebook are regretting the strategy of buying WhatsApp for circa 19 billion (can't remember), getting everyone sucked in, and then going for the T&C change to start monetising more metadata and whatever promise slippage / settings obfuscation would follow after that. At the moment of the first signs, everyone has just sa
  2. PS If anyone is wondering wth Signal is, its the original Open Source which Whatsapp was based on. It's more advanced than WA in development and features, respects your Privacy and apparently is regarded as the gold standard in encrypted communications. Works the same as WA, just with a probably less cool name ( though personally I think Signal has always been cooler ) https://support.signal.org/hc/en-us/articles/360007320391-Is-it-private-Can-I-trust-it-
  3. Signal - https://signal.org/en/ Github - https://github.com/signalapp For Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thoughtcrime.securesms&hl=en_GB&gl=US For IOS - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/signal-private-messenger/id874139669 Signal Community - https://community.signalusers.org/ Reddit Signal - https://www.reddit.com/r/signal/ Signal seems to be on the way up at last!. Source - https://www.wired.com/story/signal-encrypted-messaging-features-mainstream/ Facebook / WhatsApp recently has had a change to T&C's, which ha
  4. Also found some powershell commands for SSDs .. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/storage/optimize-volume?view=win10-ps I tried the following in an elevated powershell (run as admin) Optimize-Volume -DriveLetter C -Analyze -Verbose I dont know enough to dabble with the rest yet, but looks interesting :)
  5. Just treated my second internal SSD (D:\ drive) to the same .. But this time used Windows Disk Management to shrink the drive to free up 100gb (well 97.66) for Over Provisioning
  6. Just upgraded my machine to a new SSD as the system drive Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVME 500gb (replacing the old Dell provided 256gb SK Hinyx) Turned out to be a bit of an adventure the following was all necessary : Did a bit of research first because I was sure there was something about changing BIOS System SATA mode from RAID to AHCI (without doing this you cant control SSD Over Provisioning), and possible problems for the OS - In Win 10 just changing to AHCI mode can cause the next reboot of the OS to either blue screen or just stop loading windows Decided to play it safe, d
  7. .. Nested fubar of that trial (I know its IPB not giving a crap about how useful old forum tools can be) Woops, and avatars are square bear. Edit: For the sake of editing.
  8. Trying a quote ^^, followed by text <<>> followed by a spoiler about Batman ..
  9. Bleachbit : bleachbit/bleachbit BleachBit system cleaner for Windows and Linux. Contribute to bleachbit/bleachbit development by creating an account on GitHub. github.com Clean Your System and Free Disk Space | BleachBit .. Most people should have had a notification, but in case you missed it version 4.2.0 has been publicly released. Now includes Microsoft Edge (the new Chrome based Edge) in the cleaning list. Hurrah! (And @Arthmoor Palemoon is now included) It has the ability to Shred files and Wi
  10. ReadSpeed - https://www.grc.com/ReadSpeed.htm Its another of Steve's Freeware utilities (among others such as DNS Benchmark / SQRL / InSpectre) This was developed as a tool to help with developing the next version of SpinRite. The download will help you create a bootable Thumb drive with ReadSpeed on it, which you then need to figure out how to boot from on your machine (for my laptop I have to go into the BIOS and disable Secure Boot first, then re-boot and enter the Dell Boot menu to then boot from the USB), and after use enable Secure boot again. Bit of a PITA, but to get a g
  11. Another hotfix https://www.cyberpunk.net/en/news/37214/hotfix-1-06 I wish I hadn't bought this game .. It's taking up far too much of my time and all other games have been put on hold since Edit : For those that celebrate it .. MERRY COVID CHRISTMAS!
  12. Another hotfix went public https://www.cyberpunk.net/en/news/37166/hotfix-1-05
  13. Oops! I don't really know how XBox and PS4 compaires to PCs in capabilities, but I would have thought it would be better targeting next gen', then again I guess when CDPR started this project next gen consoles were probably still on the planning board. I think CDPR are good with addressing bugs though, so probably just a matter of time as usual.
  14. Best Ongoing Game Award 2020 .. Sean Murray was having a drink or two, and looked completely unprepared for the result
  15. Anyone into dogfighting Privateer / Freelancer style .. Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is now out on GOG, at a reduced price too https://www.gog.com/game/rebel_galaxy_outlaw
  16. v1.04 - They fixed the slight annoying blurryness (though its not mentioned in patch notes .. Maybe it was related to NVidia Drivers update yesterday), but still no setting to mess with Anti-Aliasing Patch Notes here - https://www.cyberpunk.net/en/news/37043/hotfix-1-04 Support for bug reporting here - https://support.cdprojektred.com/en/cyberpunk/pc Forums - https://forums.cdprojektred.com/index.php?forums/news_cp/ edit : Oh and if you start as a Nomad, go see the guitarist round the back of the hotel - Not a spoiler, its just a very nice touch they did
  17. The games been good to me so far, but there is one bad omission for the settings No Anti-Aliasing setting O_o Sent a bug report in. Lots of crashing and bad performance being posted on GOG forum & Steam .. So probably best to let this one settle down a bit with a few patches. No doubt about it though if CDPR crush all the bugs this is one superb game if you are into this kind of game.
  18. Need sleep, game has me hooked already. Feels like a cross between Far Cry / Fallout New Vegas and Johnny Mnemonic thrown into the mix. From what I have seen (very little really, bit of driving, escaping from border checks and a few tutorials) its going to be a cracking game. I started with the Nomad scenario, only bug seen so far was a guy floating as if he was supposed to be sat on something.
  19. They lied, its 00:04 UK time I did just get an update though with pre-order rewards. I guess it is going to be mid day before play commences. No doubt with this laptop, settings are probably going to be low-medium ish (laptop GPU will be the ball and chain), but looking forward to it anyway. So long as the cooling fans don't have to go into overdrive I'll be happy. Edit: Woop!, its playing (01:00 UK time), and happy it's not melting my machine. Settings for graphics have to be low-medium for my GPU but the game engine is smooooth
  20. Patch 3 is public : https://steamcommunity.com/app/1086940/discussions/0/2969524751697721454/
  21. Seem the large haulers was a thing .. Fix in the next update : https://steamcommunity.com/app/275850/discussions/0/2974027717608153577/ Experimental Branch 25/11
  22. v4.00 Beta 1 is up : https://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=192&t=405397&sid=bd19e628fdbd5763da7b8a7b665a15c6 When this comes out of beta and goes public, the next DLC I think will also be launched.
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