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RIP Prince

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Onboard Realtek HD Audio Dolby Digital Live/DTS Connect Not Working in Windows 10

If you have onboard Realtek HD sound, and you’ve updated to Win 10 — even if you’re using the unlocked drivers — you will notice that it is no longer able to play anything in Dolby Digital Live or DTS … Continue reading

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The Imminent Demise of Donald Trump

The debate, and the ensuing dust-up with Megyn Kelly, mark the beginning of the end for The Donald. If you’re a Republican and you lose Fox News…worse yet, ATTACK a popular Fox News host for asking a perfectly fair question … Continue reading

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Netflix Playback Error M7357-1003 (WidevineCdm component error) in Google Chrome quick fix

I recently had trouble playing Netflix in Chrome; it was giving me an error (M7357-1003) that said I needed to update my WidevineCdm component. I tried this, and it didn’t work. I tried a bunch of other fixes I found … Continue reading

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RIP Joe Perdoni

Incredibly sad news out of Wellesley. Joe Perdoni, a former WHSer, and owner of the Old School Pizzeria, has passed away, leaving behind a wife and children. I don’t know much at this time other than he was sick the … Continue reading

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Help me get “Skullduggery” (1983) RIFFED!

I need your help, guys. When I was in fifth grade, my dad invested in this AWFUL movie, Skullduggery, with $10k that my grandfather (on my mother’s side) had given me to start a college fund. We lost every cent … Continue reading

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Dying Light debuts on PC with a myriad of faults; my fixes

Well, Dying Light is here, and from what I’ve been seeing around the Internet, this game suffers from the usual “meant for console, ported to PC” problems. The first thing I noticed was that in SLI mode I would get a … Continue reading

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Civilization: Beyond Earth patch finally releases, fixes 1920×1080 issue

After quite a long wait, Civilization: Beyond Earth has got its first patch out. It fixes several issues, but most notably, it takes care of the 1920×1080 “only windowed” 1080p prolbem. You can now play fullscreen in 1920×1080 (1080p). Here’s a … Continue reading

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Fix for Assassin’s Creed Unity framerate stuttering and low framerate problems

It’s pretty simple. Play the game in offline mode and it all goes away and you’re playing with no framerate hiccups, even in large crowd. I first found the thread about it on reddit here, then immediately tested it tonight … Continue reading

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Civilization: Beyond Earth Fullscreen 1920×1080 (1080p) not working

Well, I was waiting with bated breath for the new Civilization: Beyond Earth; I downloaded it at midnight, and I can’t play it (except in Windowed mode, which is distracting as all hell and which I will not do on principle) … Continue reading

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