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  1. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: Holiday 2022 in ~games

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    Could I get Kerbal Space Program? Please and thank you :)

    Could I get Kerbal Space Program? Please and thank you :)

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: Holiday 2022 in ~games

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    Pikuniku really looks interesting. I never heard of it before. I would like to try it. Thanks for the recommendation, by the way :)

    Pikuniku really looks interesting. I never heard of it before. I would like to try it. Thanks for the recommendation, by the way :)

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: Holiday 2022 in ~games

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    Hi. I wouldn't mind having Yakuza 3. Thanks a lot! :)

    Hi. I wouldn't mind having Yakuza 3. Thanks a lot! :)

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Problems sharing programs between two local Windows accounts in ~comp

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    Thanks for the reply! So, what are you saying is, in case I want something only for the current logged-in user and the program lets me decide the installation path, then should I choose to install...

    Thanks for the reply!

    So, what are you saying is, in case I want something only for the current logged-in user and the program lets me decide the installation path, then should I choose to install directly into ...\AppData\Local\Programs ? This is something that I was not sure if it was good practice.

    So, all other programs should go into \ProgramFiles if I want them available for all users?

    I haven't checked the full list of programs not available to the Work user, but for example, f.lux and Bing Wallpaper are two examples.

  5. Problems sharing programs between two local Windows accounts

    Hi everyone, so, I'm going to start a new freelancing job so, I decided to create a separate admin local account on my personal desktop so that everything would be better organized and, for...

    Hi everyone, so, I'm going to start a new freelancing job so, I decided to create a separate admin local account on my personal desktop so that everything would be better organized and, for example, to not show my installed games if I have to share my screen to someone. So, my objective would be to not have duplicated installed programs for the two user accounts and when appropriate, only install a work program on the work account.

    But, I thought setting up this would actually be easier than I thought. At first, I thought all programs would be installed for all local users or that they would install only for the current user, but it seems it is completely random. Some programs show up on my new user account, some don't. Sadly, most programs do not ask if you want to install for the current user or for all users. Some programs don't even ask where do you want to install your program.

    A good example is Firefox, it is installed system-wide and when I start, I have a fresh new browser where I set up the desired settings and add-ons which means my settings are only for the currently logged user.

    I know there are some easy "tricks", like, move the desktop shortcut from my User Desktop folder to the Public Desktop. But it is harder to do for programs like f.lux, which should start when Windows boots up. Some programs also do not show up when you search on the start menu.

    Has anyone gone through the same process as I? Can anyone give me tips on how to better organize between Work and Personal local user accounts? Basically, some programs like my browser should be "shared" between both accounts, but a work program should only be available on the Work local account (should I simply install into C:\Users<work-user>\AppData\Local\Programs ?).

    Sorry, for all the trouble. I already investigated on the web and I don't find any good information to be honest.

    3 votes
  6. Router recommendations in 2022

    Hello everyone, I'm going to move to a new apartment and doing full time home office while my wife is doing part home office, so I'm looking to improve my internet connectivity. I already plan to...

    Hello everyone, I'm going to move to a new apartment and doing full time home office while my wife is doing part home office, so I'm looking to improve my internet connectivity. I already plan to get the 400 mbps down fiber cable plan. So, I have to be honest that routers is one of those topics that I should know more than I should but don't, so I'm not sure what should I expect and the features I want or don't need.

    Some time ago, I discovered and bookmarked the amazing website smallnetbuilder which at the time I thought, I would just trust his thorough reviews and choose the best router within my budget. Sadly, the website seems abandoned now, so I'm not sure if there is something new on the market or if the routers on his "Best" rank, are still valid options. By the way, I don't really game online.

    My requirements are:

    • 150€ budget, but willing to go to 200€ if really worth it;
    • Mesh compatibility, just in case I need it in the future;
    • Hopefully very low packet loss maybe 0-0.5%;
    • Compatibility/support with open source firmware;
    • Maybe VPN support (not sure, if worth it);
    • 2.5Gb LAN ports would be nice for future-proofing, but I think this is not possible without going over the budget;
    • Something that I don't know and never heard about, but you would really recommend it to me :).

    After a first glance, the Asus RT-AX58U looks nice. Just not sure about only having two 5GHz streams and no LAN port aggregation.

    Bonus dumb question(s) (sorry): Will all the routers work with my ISP modem? Or is it normal to always check with the ISP first before buying?

    9 votes
  7. Good enough kitchen appliances brands recommendations

    Hello everyone, I'll be moving to a new apartment where the kitchen does not have any kitchen appliances. From my searches on /r/BuyItForLife, it seems everyone usually recommends Bosch and Miele...

    Hello everyone,

    I'll be moving to a new apartment where the kitchen does not have any kitchen appliances. From my searches on /r/BuyItForLife, it seems everyone usually recommends Bosch and Miele appliances, but they are usually a bit on the expensive side. I'm not sure about buying for life at this stage in my life because I think this is not my final home, and I think in the future I won't be bothered to take everything with me. Also, it will be always be easier to sell the apartment in the future with the equipped kitchen.

    It seems Panasonic and Mitsubishi appliances are actually quite good and cheaper than Bosch and Miele, but unfortunately, these brands are basically non-existent here in Europe (regarding kitchen appliances, I mean).

    So, basically, is there still any brand left that might be as good as Bosch and Miele but slightly cheaper? Maybe Whirlpool or Electrolux brands?

    10 votes
  8. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

  9. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

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    Thanks a lot for the giveway! I would love to have Ryse Son of Rome and Just Cause 3 :) And for the love of god, someone, grab Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun!!! It's so good! If you are an...

    Thanks a lot for the giveway!

    I would love to have Ryse Son of Rome and Just Cause 3 :)

    And for the love of god, someone, grab Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun!!! It's so good! If you are an old Commandos and Desperados fan, you will love this one too!

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: June/July 2022 in ~games

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    Thanks a lot for the giveaway. Is it one game per person? I actually would like to have the two hitman games :)

    Thanks a lot for the giveaway.

    Is it one game per person? I actually would like to have the two hitman games :)

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What are good British TV comedies that are not too specific to the UK? in ~tv

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    I would recommend Coupling too! Funny stuff.

    I would recommend Coupling too! Funny stuff.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Humble Stand With Ukraine Bundle in ~games

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    Thank you so much! All the best! :)

    Thank you so much! All the best! :)

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What noise canceling headphones can block? in ~tech

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    Are you in Germany by any chance? I could probably get you a discount. But the most important thing is the fit. I have Sennheiser Momentum headphones and to be honest I‘m not really impressed....

    Are you in Germany by any chance? I could probably get you a discount. But the most important thing is the fit.

    I have Sennheiser Momentum headphones and to be honest I‘m not really impressed. Some times I think that my headphones have a defect because the noise is reduced but almost nothing. Sound quality is amazing though

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Humble Stand With Ukraine Bundle in ~games

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    Thanks a lot too! :) If it is available, I would love to have Metro Exodus :) Cheers!

    Thanks a lot too! :)

    If it is available, I would love to have Metro Exodus :) Cheers!

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Humble Stand With Ukraine Bundle in ~games

  16. Comment on Humble Stand With Ukraine Bundle in ~games

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    I already donated individually, so I won't sadly be buying all of these video games. Anyway, I would love Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons if it is still available :) And if later no one picks up Dear...

    I already donated individually, so I won't sadly be buying all of these video games.

    Anyway, I would love Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons if it is still available :)

    And if later no one picks up Dear Esther: Landmark Edition, I wouldn't mind having it too :)

    Cheers!

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) recommendations and advice in ~comp

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    Thanks a lot for the clarification. Then, I already have the surge protectors for the other devices. Now, I just need to find the right UPS's for the NAS, router and desktop.

    Thanks a lot for the clarification.

    Then, I already have the surge protectors for the other devices. Now, I just need to find the right UPS's for the NAS, router and desktop.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) recommendations and advice in ~comp

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    Basically, then my question would be, does it make sense to plug in all of these devices? From what I've read, most people only connect the NAS, desktop and router. I mentioned all of these...

    I will say that you're not going to get too much runtime out of almost anything in the <$150 range (USA context), especially not with everything listed.

    Basically, then my question would be, does it make sense to plug in all of these devices? From what I've read, most people only connect the NAS, desktop and router. I mentioned all of these devices on my post because they are the most valuable hardware that I have and wanted to protect them from power failures during thunderstorms (or any other situation) and my goal is not to keep using them during a power failure. It seems a lot of people want to continue using the devices until the power comes back on, but in my case I just want to protect the devices from frying and shut them down gracefully. Nevertheless, I actually bought two Belkin surge protectors while I do not have any UPS.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) recommendations and advice in ~comp

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    I have to be honest, maybe I'm confusing the purpose of a UPS? I wanted to protect all of those devices from frying during a thunderstorm, for example. Nevertheless, I know that nothing will...

    Why do you want anything besides the NAS and PC plugged in to the UPS? With that much plugged in, your UPS will most likely last only a few minutes.

    I have to be honest, maybe I'm confusing the purpose of a UPS? I wanted to protect all of those devices from frying during a thunderstorm, for example. Nevertheless, I know that nothing will protect you from a direct lightning strike.

    And if you have both your NAS and desktop PC plugged in to the UPS, which one would get the USB connection to the UPS? Most only support one connection at a time.

    I guess then I really need two UPS's. Thanks!

    If you want to protect your other devices, I'd suggest a high quality surge protector.

    I actually just did that and bought two Belkin surge protectors and connected all the devices I just mentioned. Tripp-Lite are recommended, but I could not find them here in Germany.

    One suggestion I'd make before purchasing one is to get a cheap current monitor like this one.

    Plug everything in, see what the power usage is and add a bit more headroom (25-30% seems reasonable) and then choose the appropriate size from any of the brands you mentioned.

    Thanks for the suggestion!

    2 votes
  20. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) recommendations and advice

    Hello everyone, I usually do my own research, and then I try to find multiple matching results and afterwards, read specifically in detail about each recommendation, but, I have to be honest that...

    Hello everyone,

    I usually do my own research, and then I try to find multiple matching results and afterwards, read specifically in detail about each recommendation, but, I have to be honest that for UPS recommendations that I’ve seen, it seems to be a very personal recommendation depending on the wattage and connected devices.

    First of all, most people recommend CyberPower or APC, but I’ve also seen some recommendations for Eaton. Is there any other brand that I should be looking into?

    The devices I would like to connect to a UPS would be: desktop, TV, Apple TV, NAS, router and probably my Nintendo Switch.

    There are some general things I've found out while searching that I think I would like some confirmation:

    • I actually think I should buy two UPS's, or? I think just one for the desktop and another one just for the remaining devices, since the desktop uses a lot more wattage.
    • Pure Sine Wave: It does not matter for smaller stuff (routers, etc) but it seems that anything above 70 W, it should use a UPS with this. So, that would mean I need pure sine wave, since my desktop and TV definitely use more than 70 W of power.
    • Some people said to search for a UPS with line conditioning so that you always get a perfect sine wave. Would you agree?
    • USB connection (not a faux USB!) so that the NAS detects the power failure and shuts down gracefully.
    • It is important that the UPS has removable battery for better longevity.

    How would I choose a UPS? Do I need to see the total wattage of all my devices and then pick the UPS accordingly? Anything I'm missing?

    My budget would be up to €100 or €150 in case it is really worth it.

    Thank you in advance for all replies.

    13 votes