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X-COM UFO DEFENSE ON THE GO! HOW COOL IS THAT?

X-COM UFO DEFENSE ON THE GO! HOW COOL IS THAT?

I already mentioned desktop version of [UFO: X-COM Defence] . Also there is open-source [Android port] of the game. In today’s post i would like to recommend you an extended modification called [OpenXcom Extended] . Mod offers plenty of improvements over the original version including neat touchscreen controls [!]. Download [OpenXcom Extended] ||| [direct link to v7.8] Download original DOS [game cache] ||| [mega.nz] Extract downloaded archive into SDcard/OpenXcom folder Run game launcher and point it to newly created folder Check the plethora of settings provided by the game Now you can shot alien scum wherever you want!
IBASSO DX 240 + AMP8 MKII ▀ YOUR PERSONAL POCKET-SIZED GHETTO BLASTER

IBASSO DX 240 + AMP8 MKII ▀ YOUR PERSONAL POCKET-SIZED GHETTO BLASTER

UPDATED ON: 2023-04-06 After a year of extensive testing i find out that [Shanling M6] has some flaws, which won’t fit my requirements. It is an excellent 2-way DAC DAP in terms of sound quality. All my claims have purely ergonomic nature: Dim display, big form factor [at least from my point of view], weak battery life. These factors forced me to look at [Ibasso DX240] player. Player has single-way desktop grade 32bit/768Khz/DSD512 enabled DAC [ES9038Pro] [pdf specs], very serious elements banding, nice bright Sharp screen and big battery.
MAX HEADROOM [1985-1988] ▀ UNDERRATED CYBERPUNK SHOW

MAX HEADROOM [1985-1988] ▀ UNDERRATED CYBERPUNK SHOW

I was completely floored by quality of movie atmosphere and yeah, this is true [retro-future-cyberpunk show] of the 80s, without any strained interpretations. Pumping soundtrack, marvelous neon illumination with dramatic light beams, excellent design rise quality of the picture to the point where we can safely say “this is classic!”. Glorious CRT monitors, bulky industrial keyboards, cool computer graphics made on fancy new [Amiga] computers. FILM WAS AVAILABLE IN SUPERB 30 FPS [EAT THIS!
MULL ▀ PROBABLY THE LAST SANE BROWSER FOR ANDROID

MULL ▀ PROBABLY THE LAST SANE BROWSER FOR ANDROID

It looks like that i found replacement for [Fenec F-Droid] browser, for real. I’m not completely satisfied with not fully removed telemetry, shady stubs and other fishy things presented by Fennec. That is why i begin to investigate the problem and discovered [Mull browser] . Main features of it: DOESN’T DIAL BACK NEITHER TO GOOGLE NOR TO MOZILLA [and that’s a complete steal] based around hardened version of user.js [main FireFox configuration file] frequently updated [keeps up with original Firefox releases] mascot of Mull is rather awful [but who cares?
SWITCHING FROM VEGAS 18 TO VEGAS 20 ▀ RETROGRADE ON THE EDGE!

SWITCHING FROM VEGAS 18 TO VEGAS 20 ▀ RETROGRADE ON THE EDGE!

Recently i’ve switched to newer version of Vegas Pro. Tweeeenty to be precise. I’m using Vegas for basic montage of my tracker music clips for [Tik-Tok channel] . Despite the fact that eighteeeen is surely a nice number i decided to move on and be a hip. To my surprise transition goes so well that i didn’t noticed that i’m using new release. Right after execution Vegas 20 outputs window with [Windows 7 EOL warning], with something like this:
VIM 9.0 ▀ MINIMALIST TEXT EDITOR WITH RIDICULOUSLY FAST INTERFACE

VIM 9.0 ▀ MINIMALIST TEXT EDITOR WITH RIDICULOUSLY FAST INTERFACE

UPDATED ON: 2023-02-16 Added super useful [interactive learning course] Vim is for sure a discovery of the day. It is a [very fast text editor] and will be helpful not only for coders, but can be useful for people who is working with insane amounts of text information. Software is 100% keyboard oriented. It’s based around original Unix text editor [Vi] , which was released back in 1976. VIM 9.
SALIX OS ▀ SIMPLIFIED SLACKWARE SOLUTION FOR A SLACKER?

SALIX OS ▀ SIMPLIFIED SLACKWARE SOLUTION FOR A SLACKER?

Some time ago i’ve mentioned the fact about [Linux usage] on my laptop. It was a [Manjaro] based around [Arch] . Recently i stumbled upon [SalixOS] review. It’s a simplified [Slackware] distro with modern fast [Xfce] user interface. As you may already know Slackware is the most “Unix-like” Linux distribution. Besides i can’t afford myself to skip distro with motto: "Linux for the lazy Slacker" Here is a quick intro into Salix operating system.
24GB GEFORCE 3090TI ON XEON E5-2696v4 ▀ HOW COOL IS THAT?

24GB GEFORCE 3090TI ON XEON E5-2696v4 ▀ HOW COOL IS THAT?

¶ PREFACE NOTE You obviously thinking something like: Man, this is universally stupid, because Xeon E5 platform is based around PCIe 3.0 [15.75Gb/s] and 3090Ti is PCIe 4.0 [31.5 Gb/s] card But i need to check this out no matter the cost. Why? Coz i’m a weirdo, remember? █ COMPUTER CONFIGURATIONS [1] ► Intel Xeon E5-2696v4 / Asrock X99 Extreme 4 / 64Gb DDR4 2400Mhz / Geforce 3090Ti 24Gb Stock [2] ► Ryzen 9 5950X PBO OC / Gigabyte Aorus Ultra X570 / 64Gb DDR4 3600@3800Mhz / Radeon 6900XT 16Gb OC
GEMINI RUE ▀ AWESOME PIXEL ART QUEST

GEMINI RUE ▀ AWESOME PIXEL ART QUEST

[Gemini Rue] is an excellent cyberpunk graphic adventure game made by [Joshua Nuernberger] . Game, which brings immersive atmosphere of 90s quest to your flat LCD screen. IN GAME SCREEN OFFICIAL TRAILER BEAUTIFUL SOUNDTRACK BY [NATHAN ALLEN PINARD] Imagery by spacedrone808
SONIM XP8 ▀ ULTIMATE RUGGED SMARTPHONE FOR DARK AGES

SONIM XP8 ▀ ULTIMATE RUGGED SMARTPHONE FOR DARK AGES

Considering the fact that world is going completly mad the most important features for smartphone will be reability, long running time and neat network reception. In such scenario [Sonim XP8] is a perfect phone because it has interchangable battery, strong millitary protection and it is almost indestructible. Device is based around [Android 8.1] , so telemetry is minimal, but nerual networks is already there [in their rudimentary state]. So rooting phone and installing [neat ip-tables firewall] and [root-based hosts adblocker] will solve problem like there was no any.
64-CORES/128-THREADS THREADRIPPER 3995WX WORKSTATION GRADE CPU CONFIRMED TO WORK IN WINDOWS 7

64-CORES/128-THREADS THREADRIPPER 3995WX WORKSTATION GRADE CPU CONFIRMED TO WORK IN WINDOWS 7

Well known Chinese driver modder [Canonkong] confirmed that [64-cores/128-threads Threadripper 3995WX] based upon sWRX8 chipset works flawlessly in Windows 7 environment. Considering the news it looks like that more recent [5995WX] will also work without any issues. So, we have plenty of headroom in terms of system performance. As for me, i have no need to switch to “recent operating systems” like Windows 10/11. Here is brief [confirmation] from the WinRaid forum:
HODEJEGERNE [2011]

HODEJEGERNE [2011]

A friend of mine dropped me a recommendation to watch the [movie] . So i’ve done it and now recommend it to you. If you like non-cliche movies and understand nordic self-irony and humour welcome on board! No YT video at this time because film owners blocked embedded content on extrenal sites. Here is [direct link] to YT trailer. Imagery by spacedrone808
MIAMI VICE [1984-1990]

MIAMI VICE [1984-1990]

[Miami Vice] ….what can i say? I don’t know why it has status of cult tv series. Plot and acting are very plain and sometimes ridiculously childish. One thing which i know for sure is that film demonstrates pretty good music selection for the era. We can hear not only generic stuff like pop and rock, but more underground things like techno, funk and reggae, which are also here.
WALKING DEAD [2009-2022] ▀ HOW TO RUIN GREAT IDEA

WALKING DEAD [2009-2022] ▀ HOW TO RUIN GREAT IDEA

Just watched 9.5 out of 11 episodes of this [zombie soap opera] . Oh, my! What a waste! Lil’ breakdown of main key features: interesting story-line at the beginning, but rapidly degrading into repeating marasmic rave [end of episode 8 is a peak of delirium] frequent meaningless dialogs diluted by zombie cameos low quality acting is a frequent thing also [hi goes out to captain Karl, boy with dumb sheriff hat permanently glued directly to his head, later on was replaced by little girl with the same hat] after disappearance of Rick [main character], series completely lost meaning of existence Highly encourage you not to repeat my mistake and do something useful instead of wasting time on this “masterpiece”!
PALIT GEFORCE 1650 TI ▀ FASTEST PASSIVELY COOLED GPU

PALIT GEFORCE 1650 TI ▀ FASTEST PASSIVELY COOLED GPU

[GeForce 1650Ti] is the fastest passively cooled GPU avaialable on market. It was made by Palit company and carries KalmX branding. Recently, i finished my Blender investigations and that is why i don’t need [Radeon 6900xt] power anymore. So, i decided to switch to something without fan with decent performance. KalmX design solely relies on massive radiator. Despite the fact that device doesn’t have any fans it provides pretty good performance.
1984 IS ALREADY HERE

1984 IS ALREADY HERE

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Nineteen Eighty-Four, also known as 1984, is a 1984 British dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Michael Radford, based upon George Orwell’s 1949 novel of the same name. Film follows the life of Winston Smith, a low-ranking civil servant in a war-torn London ruled by Oceania, a totalitarian superstate. Smith struggles to maintain his sanity and his grip on reality as the regime’s overwhelming power and influence persecutes individualism and individual thinking on both a political and personal level.
HIGH TREASON ▀ BEST RETRO HARDWARE REVIEWER

HIGH TREASON ▀ BEST RETRO HARDWARE REVIEWER

Non-prepaid vintage hardware reviewer based in UK. Streaming not only about retro tech, but adds some life experience touch. Likes freedom speech and don’t contact much with corrupted government “authorities”. HIGH TREASON 610 AKA DX ZEFF ===> YT STREAM <=== [PERSONAL FORUM] [HT610 SITE] Imagery by spacedrone808
BRUTAL DOOM ▀ MODERN REMASTER [2019]

BRUTAL DOOM ▀ MODERN REMASTER [2019]

[Brutal Doom] is an ultra high-quality remaster of [classic DOOM] . vastly improved graphics and sound extremely intense action insane amounts of blood, death animations, dismemberments, headshots, executions, fire and explosion particles, flares countless settings and tweakable parameters and much more [Hi-Q music mod] ► goes great with Brutal Doom and enhance it’s violent atmosphere even more. Music pack aims to create a Metal experience. Every original midi song of the game has been replaced by remakes using real instruments.
THE GOOD BOSS [2021]

THE GOOD BOSS [2021]

Spain countinue to amaze me. Third film in a row. Today it is [The Good Boss] . Country produce top quality drama films, which are spiced up with very solid and mature humour. THE GOOD BOSS TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808
DJ INCOGNITO ▀ BEST MDS MUSIC SELECTOR

DJ INCOGNITO ▀ BEST MDS MUSIC SELECTOR

[DJ Incognito] is a person who curated music selection for Russian literary radio show [Model Dlia Sborki] [MDS]. It was aired on 106.8 FM in mid 90s. The concept of the show was reading SciFi stories, which were backed with modern electronic music. Music styles revolved from ambient-trance to trip-hop. DJ Incognito always provided unique’n’immersive atmosphere to the show. It’s a pity that he is no longer in project anymore.
THE WEASEL'S TALE [2019]

THE WEASEL'S TALE [2019]

A bit slow paced at the beginning, but violently fast at the end [mature tragicomedy] with solid elements of black humour. Argentina and Spain conjunction [already showed] to us their capabilities. EL CUENTO DE LAS COMADREJAS TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808
MITCH MURDER ▀ ESSENCE OF 80S SYNTHPOP

MITCH MURDER ▀ ESSENCE OF 80S SYNTHPOP

[Mitch] produces first class retrowave music. Using [Renoise] tracker as the main composing tool. Made majority of tunes for [KungFury] movie. Also make sure to check out [Impact Winter soundtrack] . Very rare quality. Overall atmosphere is simply overwhelming. BREEZE BREAKING WAVES GALAXY TRAIN THROUGH THE BREACH Imagery by spacedrone808
DAVID MICHAEL FRANK ▀ NEON OST OF 90S

DAVID MICHAEL FRANK ▀ NEON OST OF 90S

Music of [David Michael Frank] was discovered by me after watching classic action movies [Above The Law] and [Hard To Kill] . Here are some examples, as usual. ABOVE THE LAW OST - MAIN THEME HARD TO KILL OST - ESCAPE FROM OJAI HARD TO KILL OST - SEVEN YEAR STORM Imagery by spacedrone808
RENOISE ▀ BEST YT TUTORIALS

RENOISE ▀ BEST YT TUTORIALS

Just a quick note just to share the most useful YT tutorials regarding Renoise tracker. [Official Renoise tutorials] ► essential Renoise knowledge [Tutorials from official Renoise guy] ► Achenar [Excellent Renoise tutorials] ► Groovin’in G [Gold mine of Renoise knowledge] ► Brainplace [Very useful tutorials] ► Type-A Music Also i suggest to check [official manuals] on Renoise website. Quick Reference Card [cheatsheet] describing pattern commands. And don’t forget to visit vibrant Renoise [community forum] .
ICEWEASEL ▀ MODERN REPLACEMENT FOR AGING ICECAT 91 ESR BRANCH

ICEWEASEL ▀ MODERN REPLACEMENT FOR AGING ICECAT 91 ESR BRANCH

I’m still using trusted [Icecat port by Muslayev] . Problem is that it begin to show it’s age by not rendering some websites in a correct way. After checking [Firefox release roadmap] i find out that 91 ESR branch on which Icecat is based will reach EOL status at the end of the summer. So i’ll need a replacement to keep up with modern web standards. Chrome and original Firefox are not an options because of their telemetry framework and bloated nature.

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