Ben_H's forum posts

#1 Edited by Ben_H (3310 posts) -

Yup, and I had 2 other co-workers tell me as such because they had noticed it too (the big give-away being that they asked her about relationships and what kind of guy she wanted, and when my name came up she started blushing big time). I had already figured it out by that point. She always sat beside me or near me at break/lunch so she could talk to me and made a point of working with me whenever possible. I kept noticing her also asking me lots of more personal questions indirectly (like figuring out roughly how old I was, stuff like that). I asked her out recently. We'll have to see what happens.

There was this other girl too, but that was school. Just thinking about that bums me out. She was super nice, insanely smart and we got along perfectly, but her parents forbade her from dating until she was done university (which, due to the program she was in, was going to be 4+ years minimum). We found this out after we had made plans to do a bunch of stuff.

#2 Posted by Ben_H (3310 posts) -

Looking over that list of games it seems they've gone back too far in their time travel machine for me to have any touchstones. In 1994 I was 6 years old and playing solitaire and a golf game on some old black and orange monochrome PC from the 80s.

I wonder if you played the same golf game I played. That was my first foray into games. That golf game was pretty fun.

#3 Edited by Ben_H (3310 posts) -

I'll echo what everyone else has said. Don't get a hybrid, just get a small-medium sized SSD and a large HDD and you will be set. If your HDD is fast enough, load speeds for games will be negligible to the point where moving them over to an SSD to play will be kinda pointless. As such, just get an SSD for OS and main programs and store everything else on large 7200RPM HDDs.

For example, my setup on both my desktops (I have a Windows game-focused desktop and a Linux work-focused desktop) is a main SSD that is 120GB, and then a 2TB HDD for everything else. In fact, I even use this setup on my laptop because I ripped out the optical drive and replaced it with a 2.5" HDD. My main drive in that machine is an SSD and I have a spinny drive for storage. It works great in all cases.

#4 Posted by Ben_H (3310 posts) -

Don't worry about it at all. It happens and there's nothing you can do about it. People who try and hide it end up looking more insecure and make it more noticeable than those who just roll with it.

I've had a bit of a widow's peak since I was around 16 but I've never put any thought into it other than acknowledge that it does exist. My hair receded a bit but has mostly stopped, which is about what happens to everyone in my extended family.

And don't worry, I've seen much worse than that by your age. There was a guy in one of my university classes that was around 20ish and pretty much completely bald.

#5 Posted by Ben_H (3310 posts) -

@zevvion said:

@mb said:

You use the black layout? Monster.

You use the white layout? Monster who hates their eyes.

#6 Edited by Ben_H (3310 posts) -

That gif is the perfect response. Nothing I can post will even come close to comparing to how perfect it is for this.

#7 Posted by Ben_H (3310 posts) -

400 hour Oblivion save to a dead hard drive. I actually did get it back eventually. My dad had our data recovered off the drive because he had a bunch of stuff he needed on it.

#8 Edited by Ben_H (3310 posts) -

Their flash player is just quite demanding on the ol' CPU. The fans kicking up means your computer is getting quite warm. The HTML5 player is a lot less demanding, at least it is for me.

#9 Posted by Ben_H (3310 posts) -

August 2008. I briefly switched to a Dave tribute one when he left but promptly switched back.

#10 Posted by Ben_H (3310 posts) -

A little bit of everything, mostly older. Except country. I don't really listen to a lot of it outside of the classic stuff from the 50s and 60s and so on.

I particularly like Jazz Fusion,Big Band stuff, and a lot of 80s Pop music.

My current biggest jam is this: