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Sorry about the 2 hours of downtime

19 October 2014 - 01:42 AM

We had about two hours of downtime. The reason we have so far is a misconfiguration on our web-host's side. They've changed the configuration and we're back online as a result. We'll be chasing this up to figure out what caused it and so it doesn't happen again.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Updated Security Guidelines for your Rs account's protection

17 October 2014 - 09:39 PM

Take a few minutes to secure your computer and RuneScape account today and you'll save yourself a lot of grief (imagine if your account gets hacked or taken advantage of tomorrow!)

Read my updated Security Guidelines.

Don't delay this! Get the peace of mind now and avoid getting hacked.

Recommend A Laptop For Me

02 October 2014 - 09:45 AM

I bought my laptop in 2010 and I've used in heavily and it shows (loads of little chips and scuffs... the touchpad is discolored, etc.)  It came with Windows 7 and I upgraded to 8.1 a while back. Bad decision because it's been slower since.

Anyways, I'm looking to buy a new laptop within the next few months:
  • Preferably < $1000
  • Fastest CPU
  • Huge RAM. (I leave at least 15 tabs in Chrome open at all times, a few powerpoints, word, several folders, and 3 or 4 other apps)
  • Windows.
  • 13-inch is my favorite size. (I'd rather go smaller than 13-inch, instead of 15-inch, if I had to pick)
  • Graphics is moderately important to me, but I can live without the best.
  • 802.11ac, HDMI, USB 3.0, LAN port.
  • Preferably SD slot and gigabit LAN.
  • I appreciate a light and cool-running machine. (I've had an HP Pavilion before which weighed a ton, sounded like a Boeing 747 taking off, and got so hot it should have been classified as a heater that also computes).
  • Looks aren't important to me. The laptop can look like a VCR from 1989 and I'd be okay with it. Of course, I'm not against good looks though.
  • Optical drive not necessary (can't even remember the last time I had to use it!)
  • I'm not gonna mention that I like decent battery life because every time I've been told a laptop can last "up to 9 hours" it dies within 2 hours when I actually use it.
Please recommend.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Vs Sony Xperia Z2 (Camera)

09 April 2014 - 08:44 AM

I'm currently phoneless (using my Note 8.0 as a phone since my Galaxy S3 broke last year). Now, I'm split between these two: S5 and the Z2. The S5 body is cheap and there's no dedicated camera button but the photo quality is better than the Z2's. I use my phone to take a lot of pictures, so I really need a good night-shooter (all phones are great day shooters nowadays).  If that's something you also look for in a phone, I've gotten some comparisons to help you make the decision (I've reduced the size on purpose and cropped too):

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Verdit: The Samsung Galaxy S5's camera outperforms the Sony Xperia Z2's camera in night shots. I've read that the Sony Xperia Z2's colors are more true and that the S5 overprocesses the photos, but I only care about the final result: if the picture looks nicer, in my book, it wins (that's why you'll notice there is no mention of sensor size and megapixels here! ;-) )

Other things to think about:
  • The S5's camera focuses faster than the Z2's.
  • S5 has 2GB ram while Z2 has 3GB.  Not sure how much better an extra 1 GB RAM is and if it affects the battery usage.
  • S5 has a sliiiiightly faster processor.
  • Z2 has a bigger battery but remember that Z2 has a bigger screen and 1GB extra RAM, so it may consume more too.
  • Z2 has better waterproofing and a dedicated camera button for taking pics underwater. The S5 is waterproof too, but it's designed to withstand water, not actually be actually operated in the water like Z2 (which is marketed as such).
  • The Z2's body is nicer looking than S5's but the Z2's glass front AND glass back makes me feel worried about cracking it.
  • Z2 costs more (where I am) by about 15%.
  • S5 features a heart-beat monitor (I can see myself using it on my jogs) and has built-in apps for fitness (I use Nike+ currently anyways). There's also a fingerprint scanner... semi-cool, but not a game-changer for me.
  • Z2 has active noise cancellation. Now this is something that I'm excited about because I've tried $300+ active noise cancellation headphones before and their effectiveness blew me away (they can get rid of like 90%+ of the noise in an airplane!) The Z2 bundles a pretty decent pair of in-ear headphones as well.
  • The Z2 has front-facing stereo speakers so there's less chance of you covering up the speakers with your hands (I always did that on my S3!) and of course, audio probably sounds nicer.
  • The S5 is thinner, smaller, and lighter. But, the faux metallic bezel-border is cheap (easily scratches off) and the back is like a flexible leathery surface, but unlike leather, I've read that it feels cheap (and in the "gold" (light brown) color simply resembles a band-aid).

Source of the pics: http://www.xperiablo...-and-galaxy-s5/
Source of everything else: I read a whole bunch of reviews and saw Youtube review videos.

We Are Recruiting For 2007Rshelp.com!

03 April 2014 - 06:04 AM

Now that Jagex are updating OSRS more often and the OSRS community is pretty strong, we think it's a good time to get a content team for our 07 site: http://2007rshelp.com

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If you're interested in applying, please see the procedure here: http://forums.zybez....-want-to-apply/    (please note: you need a minimum of 20 post-count to apply)

If you have any questions, feel free to reply here.

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