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Comment reply on Forum Topic "When to launch and when to wait"

  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

Welcome back. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "When to launch and when to wait"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

That's correct.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "When to launch and when to wait"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

For this site we're reserving all PCPartPicker usernames until 12/31/2015. Just register on the new site with your existing username and email and you'll be good to go. (You can change your email afterwards if you want.) After 12/31, anyone will be able to get any available username they want.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Welcome to Philip's Corner"

  • 53 months ago
  • 7 points

I don't drink Mountain Dew, so you're of no value to me. I think I'll post you on Craigslist.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Welcome to Philip's Corner"

  • 53 months ago
  • 9 points

No.

Comment reply on Blog Post "New Software Categories Added"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, if you find it before tomorrow, feel free to announce it. :) It's ready to go but the timing didn't fit right for today.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Welcome to Philip's Corner"

  • 53 months ago
  • 4 points

We don't have a patent, and even if we did it's prohibitively expensive to pursue litigation anyways (if we wanted to, but we're not that kind of company). We feel like if we do our job right and focus on our users, having clones of our site around won't matter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Welcome to Philip's Corner"

  • 53 months ago
  • 9 points

No. But you can fetch me a frosty beverage.

Comment reply on Blog Post "New Software Categories Added"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

We do want to incorporate games from multiple sources, but we think that'll take some time to get right.

Comment reply on Blog Post "New Software Categories Added"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

For operating systems we incorporate a lot of compatibility checks and warnings. For instance different OS versions (Home vs Pro etc) have different max RAM values, so we warn if you exceed those values.

Comment reply on Blog Post "New Software Categories Added"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh no, this isn't it. That's been delayed until tomorrow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build log posts, etc..."

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

100% agree. We're looking into a rework of our completed builds section, so we'll factor this in.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Change part's list from "System Build/Part's List" tab?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

We actually had something like that for a brief period. You could switch between working on a part list, to a saved build, to a completed build, etc. It really messed people up. Major usability nightmare, so we switched back. People were constantly accidentally overwriting saved and completed builds.

For the current part list though, we added a "History" that goes back quite a ways. That way if you make any changes to it on accident or blap it completely, you can get to what it was before. Look for the "History" link on the part list page to check it out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "On power supplies and capacitors"

  • 53 months ago
  • 5 points

So let's evaluate on data, not on "clever words". Measurements properly done on representative samples don't lie, and then it doesn't matter what editorial content there is surrounding it. No "do you work for them?" conspiracies or whatnot.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI B150M Mortar Live Build "

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

You mean like in the beginning of the video where we say that MSI and Corsair provided the parts for the build?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can a OEM version of windows 7 home premium be transferred from my laptop to my new build?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Please do not advertise that subreddit here. The keys presented there are often resold volume license keys that violate Microsoft terms.

Comment reply on Vitality's Completed Build: Dads New PC / Gaming PC!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep it polite.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "On power supplies and capacitors"

  • 53 months ago
  • 6 points

example: I'm sure the corsair CX series would work fine even at 40C. But if you check under tech specs

Right right! I don't dispute that number at all. Part of why I posted the topic is that I've literally seen this progression on these forums:

  • Corsair publishes spec of 30C continuous output
  • Then the bad claims start... Another person reads that and posts that they only uses capacitors rated for 30C... (sigh)
  • Next person comes along and posts that if you go over 30C, that capacitor is going to blow and take out all your parts
  • Next person comes in and posts that all of that series are ticking time bombs
  • (edit, because I literally just saw this today) Next person says don't ever buy from said manufacturer.

And then on and on it goes, until it become a meme or groupthink. That's what I'd love to see die off. Lets evaluate units on their technical merits, not subjective tiers. I'm a big fan of JonnyGuru and how they review PSUs. Perhaps one day we'll start reviewing PSUs in a similar manner, who knows. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "On power supplies and capacitors"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd love to. I know having the proper testing equipment is not cheap, but it's the time investment needed that is the constraining factor right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A new site is coming"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

There's still some time for implementation - we may institute a time window where usernames are locked down unless you initially register with the same email as what you supplied with pcpartpicker. I'm sure some people will want to take over usernames of some of the top posters here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A new site is coming"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll need to make new accounts. We debated a lot on whether or not to carry over accounts - in the end - the long-term strategy - it didn't fit. (Plus we didn't want people thinking of the sites as separate, then one account change affecting the other.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A new site is coming"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly no, it is not that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A new site is coming"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

:) We'll post the url once we feel it's ready for people to test it out - likely Monday.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A new site is coming"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It's technically up and running right now on the production servers, we just haven't given out the url yet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A new site is coming"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, it borrows a lot of the look and feel.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A new site is coming"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

We're just launching it as is. I don't really believe in labelling a website in "beta".

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to get to GPU water blocks section?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now we don't support those in full compatibility mode, so they aren't exposed yet. We hope to have that available soon though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New blog post styling"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you like it! We did it because the four youtube embeds slowed index page render time by about 1.5-2s on average. It also didn't make a lot of sense to have a functional video on the index page that was that tiny.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Our 404 page is not a security vulnerability"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Python is a language, however there are frameworks built out-of/on-top-of it. For instance, Flask, Django, etc. So technically speaking, our 404 shell was built with Python, Django, Javascript, and jQuery, dabbling in of course HTML and CSS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Our 404 page is not a security vulnerability"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

So... ?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Our 404 page is not a security vulnerability"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Python.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Our 404 page is not a security vulnerability"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

We don't run with Ruby. Our shell was done in house without reusing anything.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1,000,000 comments"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe I need to create a histogram of comments per user.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1,000,000 comments"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL staff can see deleted comments... So yes, you are correct. :0 (And we're glad you're part of the community here. :) )

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1,000,000 comments"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Edited. Meant to say, "here's to reaching 10M comments."

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Something has to be done with how we view replies/goto replies"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally agree - the "continue thread" thing was an attempt to handle deeply nested threads that squished up on the right side really bad. The thread continuation needs a major rework, and that's one of the top usability items on my list of things needing to be addressed. We'll get this fixed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rework the "Cancel" button please...."

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I can totally empathize with the usability issue. We will address it. In the interim, which do you think makes more sense - having cancel close the reply window but leave the reply text intact, or having a confirmation dialog saying you'll lose your reply text (if it's populated)?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why I can't change my part's price?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry about that - broke that functionality with a code update this morning. Should be fixed now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Our 404 page is not a security vulnerability"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It does handle the requests on the server side. However, you're making assumptions about the implementation and overstating the risk. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Our 404 page is not a security vulnerability"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome to know you read the logs on it though lol, theres a chance someone might actually try to gain real shell from that thing if they can find an exploit in it...

It doesn't call into a shell to execute anything. It's simple string parsing and returning results. So I think the odds of exploiting it to get to a real shell are very, very, very low.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Removal of TigerDirect (US and Canada)"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

We're ready to re-add TigerDirect, but we're waiting on some answers about their data feed. It has some issues that need to be addressed before we can list prices at the accuracy we want.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[jonnyguru]EVGA 850 GQ review"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I read that part. But things like

I'm assuming you are an EVGA/SuperFlower employee correct? Otherwise I see NO reason to withhold this.

along with statements that it's "ridiculous" and "stupid" not to share - that's what I mean by the discussion toeing the edge of civility. If he has the info and doesn't want to share, for whatever reason at all, that's ok. No one is entitled to it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[jonnyguru]EVGA 850 GQ review"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Lets take a step back and relax. This is starting to border on the edge of civil discussion. If someone has that information and doesn't want to share it, that's up to them. (And besides, if you're not going to use it for anything, just generally curious, why should he need to PM it to you?)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Our 404 page is not a security vulnerability"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

sudo is to run things as a root user. rm -rf / means recursively delete everything from root (forcing if necessary). basically nuke the filesystem. If you run 'sudo --no-preserve-root rm -rf /' on a unix system, you'll get a very long list of 'Operation not permitted errors' for the /sys/kernel/ and /proc dirs, then a completely non functional system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Our 404 page is not a security vulnerability"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL yeah my rudimentary parser isn't going to run that properly...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Where's that infernal mobile app?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Currently 136GB, so even that's a no-go.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Welcome to Philip's Corner"

  • 53 months ago
  • 4 points

There have been a lot of sites similar to PCPP that launched after we did. Some have taken a lot of the concepts we used. Should I be frustrated by that? I don't know. Sometimes I am, sometimes I'm not.

Rating power in games is something that's been on our roadmap for a long long time. But roadmap vs actually executing on it is a different thing, so kudos to them for shipping something (unlike us).

There have been some pretty blatant ripoffs for sure. If anything, it's validation that we're doing something right. And in my opinion, they can keep on trying to copy what we're doing, because what they see is 6-12 months behind what we're working on. Most of the copycats we've seen to date haven't fully solved some of the really challenging problems we've seen. So as long as we keep at it and keep listening to our community we'll be ok.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Where's that infernal mobile app?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

Our production database is well over 100GB.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Where's that infernal mobile app?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

There are a couple reasons why we won't embed it in an app for offline mode:

  • Our production database is over 100GB. Compatibility data isn't all of that, but it's not small.
  • We're continually updating the database and compatibility rules to make it better. We would have to incorporate some sort of update mechanism to make sure it stayed up to date on the client side, where the size deltas could be large.
  • We view our compatibility database as a competitive advantage. I don't want to put compiled data we've spent years on in a position where it can be easily pulled out and used by competitors.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Where's that infernal mobile app?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Big. :)

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