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July 27, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
This video highlights one of the custom mods available on the Steam Workshop in Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade.

Get the Lytherian Synot: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=942428789
July 26, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
This is our new Object Desktop overview video! Be sure to give it a like and share on your social media accounts! 
July 25, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
It's back to school season! For some of you college-bound grads, it's "first time at a new school" season. If you're worried about how to keep track of all the new syllabuses and assignments you're going to have, stay productive, AND manage all of your budding social engagements on top of that, we have something for you. The productivity apps in the Object Desktop suite will make organizing the stuff piling up on your computer just a little bit easier, and the added customiza...
July 23, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

When MS decided not to update W10 on computers having "Clover Trail" processors, I don't think they realized they were screwing (potentially) close to 10 million computer owners by rendering their computers insecure.

By anyone's thinking, that's a lot of angry people, especially when we're speaking of computers which are at most 4 years old...and hybrid 2 in 1 devices using the Atom chip starting roughly in 2012. These folks had W 8/8.1 and were assured continued ser...
July 22, 2017 by MasonM on Who's life is it anyway?
It really, really rubs me the wrong way to have to ask anyone for help, especially when it comes to money, but I'm in a jam. I lost my home back in 2010 and have been homeless since then. It it weren't for driving a truck for a living I would have no place to sleep at night.

I make ok money driving a truck, but not great. Between paying back child support, {I got behind when I was off work for over a year due to a car accident), which is over $210 a week from my paycheck, and just bas...
July 20, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Stardock has a wide variety of desktop enhancement and customization applications that are used by millions of Windows® users daily. Whether it’s Fences, WindowBlinds, or the whole Object Desktop suite, there’s something for just about everyone. The best part is, you can easily purchase and download these apps directly from our website.

When you make a purchase from the Stardock store, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to download it. Down the line, though,...
July 20, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
It’s a great time to have WindowBlinds on your PC. There’s been lots of great skins submitted this summer and they keep coming in!

Let’s take a look at some of the latest, and you can see all the newest skins here.


Telesco by LightStar




Dragons and Dungeons by IceBabee




OldStyle by DaveBax




Alpha Patagonia by gmc2
I was never a prolific JoeUser poster. But for the past several years, more often then not, whenever I try to comment on an article, I get an error message. Doesn't matter whether I am using Chrome or Firefox or IE. On the odd occasion it lets me post a comment, but the next time that I return I am out of luck again. Sigh!

Update:

I just tried commenting on both my post and Mason's post. Neither worked. When I try, I get a popup saying:

"Your comment was not submitted successful...
July 19, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Discord is a voice and chat app designed for gamers, and we have an official Discord channel for Ashes of the Singularity. 

Get Discord here: https://discordapp.com/

Players can join the channel and interact with Ashes developers, other community members, learn about events, share mods, and much more.

Join the channel here: https://discord.gg/EF9HrEZ

 
July 18, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
These days I find article after article like, Scot Pruitt to be disbarred for having 2 email accounts, Trump Jr. to be sent to the electric chair for talking to a Russian, and Trump plummets to levels of unpopularity unseen in the history of polling. I think they should just copy and paste the same headline and save us all time and effort. It could be something like, "Democrats still abusing power to seek revenge for bitter election loss". This would save us all time and the news feed would prob...
 

Microsoft Surface Pro love



I got GalCiv III to run on my Surface Pro 4 by manually updating the video drivers to the latest ones by Intel.  The official drivers from Microsoft are a year old and those drivers claimed to be DirectX 11 capable drivers (they were not) and so the game would crash when trying to do a DirectX 11 specific call.

If you have an embedded Intel video adapter, do yourself a favor and head over to Intel's site and download the drivers.&...
July 15, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

An interesting concept... Microsoft is planning broadcast internet to rural areas using unused TV frequencies. 

"The system is known as white-spaces technology and uses wireless frequencies that are in the band reserved for over-the-air TV broadcasts but aren't currently being used. While Microsoft plans to use some of these frequencies, it wants the government to reserve at least three frequencies in each local area for use with the technology." infopackets after NYT

Th...
July 14, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Feature Friday! We're taking a look back at some of the most downloaded animated wallpapers on WinCustomize. This Aquarium dream by amitsaran puts a moving aquarium right on your desktop when using DeskScapes! Download here: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/dream/3262/
Get DeskScapes: http://bit.ly/2pg5MTT
July 12, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We have been putting a lot of focus on our Facebook and Twitter pages and it has resulted in new customers and new members of our community.  Since we have quite a few, I wanted to post a list of all of them so you can easily “like” them.

Facebook:

StardockWinCustomizeGalactic CivilizationsAshes of the SingularityStar ControlOffworld Trading CompanySins of a Solar EmpireElementalDemigodThe Political MachineStart8/10ModernMixDecor8Twitter:

@stardock@wincustomize@galciv@a...
Note: This post was originally written by my friend Steven Den Beste who passed away last year. This will be a series of articles designed to preserve his writing for future readers to enjoy the way I did.

The Human Eye: A design review

Occasionally I see creationists point to the human eye as a miracle of design, as if this somehow is evidence of divine origin for the human form. Unfortunately, from an engineering perspective, the human eye is seriously suboptimal. It simply isn't tha...