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  • will commented on Adam Answers (Part 1) - 12/16/2014

    @Biochem_Scott: It's still working for me. podsurvey.com/untitled

  • will commented on Frustrated at lack of HellBoy Print info/Opportunity

    @suhrich: Glad to hear it! Sorry it took so long.

  • will commented on Tested Builds: LED Hypnocube, Part 2

    @garrettsea: In fairness, I've done a lot of soldering, and those steel wires are among the most difficult things I've ever tried to solder. The only thing that was worse was when I tried (foolishly) to solder galvanized nails for potato battery purposes.

  • will commented on Tested Builds: LED Hypnocube, Part 1

    @kurosavvas: You should be able to do that from the direct download link. We're working on official Chromecast support in the player, but the engineers don't actually have one to test with.

  • will commented on Rainpocalypse 2014 - This Is Only a Test #281 - 12/11/2014

    @samclarke: It was the least expensive Rode arm from Amazon. It was still $100

  • will commented on Podcast feed for Premium videos

    It's something we'd love to do, but I don't know when the development team will have time to figure it out.

    Would you be ok with password protected feeds, or do you need an unencumbered feed?

  • will commented on Tested Builds: LED Hypnocube, Part 1

    If you're having trouble loading the player, close all the tabs you have Tested open in and clear your cache.

  • will commented on Tested Builds: LED Hypnocube, Part 1

    @MantaBase: So I could have just jammed a wire in that same spot? Weird.

  • will commented on Tested Builds: LED Hypnocube, Part 1

    @KmanSweden: We both have temp control. The problem is that the steel wire is almost as hard to solder as the pennies and galvanized nails were.

  • will commented on Podcast Topic Request: Shop Safety

    @tmee: Did you get the thing where it said there was a problem making your post?

  • will commented on 12 Days of Tested Christmas: Essential Workshop Instruments

    @michael_katarn: I use them instead of a ruler and to make sure filament going into the printer is actually the advertised diameter. Changing the setting to match reality makes a huge difference in print quality.

  • will commented on Frustrated at lack of HellBoy Print info/Opportunity

    @micks75au: You should have gotten one if you were a member before the promotion and have a coupon. Check spam, and email support@tested.com with your username and info and they'll hook you up if you didn't.

  • will commented on Rainpocalypse 2014 - This Is Only a Test #281 - 12/11/2014

    @ebeatty: That is awesome! Does he still play?

  • will commented on Frustrated at lack of HellBoy Print info/Opportunity

    @crearle: It was a fair critique. We have more weeks of build coming, since people seemed to like them, but they come out in clumps and if you don't like them, there isn't much else for you. We'll try to pepper other stuff in between them. We're also planning to do more events in 2014, akin to the get togethers we had a PAX Prime and after our show in SF this fall.

  • will commented on Rainpocalypse 2014 - This Is Only a Test #281 - 12/11/2014

    @Outrager: I always err on the side of "don't spend money on bad stuff". Phones are especially tough, since the high end of the price range is set by on-contract discounts to $200ish, so price doesn't matter really. This stuff is especially evident in the Android market, where there are dozens of phones a year, but only 3 or 4 that are actually competitive. We also test a lot of emerging technologies that look neat to see if they are really ready for the mainstream. Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren't.

    Our goal has always been to find technology that matters, and give context that will help people find the right time to get the most bang for their technology buck.

    I was specifically thinking about Gizmodo circa-2010 type snark. Both Engadget and Gizmodo were in a race to see who could be the snarkiest about everything. That's less of a problem these days, as those sites have both suffered at the hands of new contenders.

  • will commented on 12 Days of Tested Christmas: Tile Bluetooth Tracking Beacon

    @Warduss: in a perfect world, it would be half the size (or this size, with a replaceable battery). I stuck mine on stuff my daughter likes to play with and accidentally hides.

  • will commented on Who let the spam bots in here?

    @MAGZine said:

    @General Desire said:

    I do think lately more real people are finding the forums as well, which is a good thing. The prostitute-bots come in waves, but generally the forums are clean around 6PM GMT, so someone is doing some nice active clean-up. Can't wait for a decent behind-the systems thing to come in effect though, but yes, they're on it.

    yep, that's about when I wake up most days :D

    Forum spam is literally the first and last thing I do each day. We're really sorry for the inconvenience, but our dev team moves very slowly on stuff like this.

    FWIW, CAPTCHAs will do very little to solve the current problems. From what we can tell, this is all being done by actual human beings. We could put a captcha on each post, but I'm pretty opposed to solutions that are going to impact good users just as much as the spammers.

    We're going to add some smarter filtering, and hope to add the ability for you guys to flag spammers into oblivion, instead of just bringing them to the attention of our mod team.

  • will commented on Heavy troll traffic

    Don't worry about flagging every post, but flagging every user helps us a ton.

  • will commented on Will Plays Alien: Isolation in the Oculus Rift

    @terminaliq: OBS will do it. It's a little weird though.

  • will commented on 8-Bit Tested Team Tee - any chance for a black version?

    @intvlan1shut: Changing the background color requires reworking the design fairly significantly, so we'll probably not redo old designs for new colors. We may do more pixel guys in the future, which we could design for different colors.