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Re: dymt reloaded

I find that recent string trimmers are made so shoddily that you might as well just buy a new one. I was a sucker and bought one of those new troy built 4cyl ones that run on gas. Yeah it lasted maybe 3 years. Because of the ethanol in unleaded gas now-a-days it wrecks these small engines. And sadl...
by ludi
on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:14 am
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 24148
Views: 1816722

Re: A little late for buyer's remorse?

If you're still having regrets, one of those SSDs could probably be eBay'd for a couple hundred bucks.
by ludi
on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:06 am
 
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A little late for buyer's remorse?
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: Help Installing Win7 on 4TB hdd

What about this: 1. Use the procedure you've already worked out to initialize the disk as GPT and then install Windows as usual to a partition at or less than the maximum 2TB. 2. Open Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Disk Management, convert Basic Disk to Dynamic Disk. 3. Extend the volume to fill...
by ludi
on Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:53 am
 
Forum: Windows
Topic: Help Installing Win7 on 4TB hdd
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: dymt reloaded

This brew session is also an experiment, to see how well the new kitchen stove works for brewing. It has a high output burner, and I figure if all goes well I may move more of the brew sessions indoors, as natural gas is more economical than propane. Have you considered adding a natural gas tap to ...
by ludi
on Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:12 am
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 24148
Views: 1816722

Re: Help identifying an IC

meerkt wrote:So either a manufacturer-specific part code, or a cryptic internal batch/production something?

That, or the manufacturer of this device may have scrubbed the original markings from the ICs and then etched an internal bill-of-material code for simplified inventory tracking.
by ludi
on Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:07 am
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Help identifying an IC
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

bhtooefr wrote:I picked this up in February (the Miata, not the Golf, I've had that for a few years now): 2000 Miata, had 14k mi when I got it.

Not a typo, fourteen thousand miles. Yes, I checked Carfax. It was legit.

Now how did we know you would end up with another Miata :wink:
by ludi
on Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:39 am
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 229
Views: 77295

Re: Good 'professional' laptop w/GPU

The Dell Precision series is where I would put my money, mostly because I've had a chance to run through a few M4xx laptops at work and the features and build are about as good as you're going to get short of spending 60% more for Apple. Plus, you can be fairly confident that there will be broad com...
by ludi
on Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:26 am
 
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Good 'professional' laptop w/GPU
Replies: 21
Views: 983

Re: Printer reviews

Where are you looking that you can't find toner cartridges? There are dozens of options available for the LaserJet 4L on eBay and Amazon, including genuine HP if you want to pay a little extra.
by ludi
on Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:53 pm
 
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Printer reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Laser Printer messed page after toner change

So, just changed the toner in my OKI B410dn laser printer. Ran a few cleaning pages through it. Now top half or page is perfect, but the bottom half of the page is all gray. Not much experience with laser printers. Any ideas? Thanks If the problem started with the new cartridge, try another one. So...
by ludi
on Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:52 am
 
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Laser Printer messed page after toner change
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: AMD withdrawing fury samples unless favorable?

puppetworx wrote:
l33t-g4m3r wrote:
Kitguru broke their NDA with AMD several times in the past few weeks releasing confidential information, hence the withdrawal


Who are you quoting?

It appears to have been posted in the comments to the Kitguru article, and since deleted.

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by ludi
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:21 pm
 
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD withdrawing fury samples unless favorable?
Replies: 28
Views: 1606

Re: 4ft. T8 LED Tubes in Canada

No direct experience but I've heard others warn that of these replacements, especially the cheapies fresh off the boat from Shenzhen, have odd wiring schemes -- for example, AC connections on one side of the tube only with dummies on the other, or mirrored AC connections on either end to be intercha...
by ludi
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:16 am
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 4ft. T8 LED Tubes in Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: dymt reloaded

Can't remember where I saw this today, but here it is: the Jurassic Park theme played at a 10x speed reduction. Goes from being 5:41 of John William's usual energetic orchestral flares to 54:13 of ambient chill music that is only missing a few slow-motion replays of ocean waves breaking and time-lap...
by ludi
on Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:05 pm
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 24148
Views: 1816722

Re: CPU fan connector made a break for freedom

Yeah, I would go for a broken wire as the first explanation. The tachometer signal is usually derived from the same hall-effect sensor that controls the fan magnetics, although it's possible there's a small transistor driving the tach output and it is failing.
by ludi
on Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:22 pm
 
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CPU fan connector made a break for freedom
Replies: 14
Views: 799

Re: dymt reloaded

Just for giggles, try it again next winter with an empty dryer. There won't be much of a cloud. I'll take you up on that bet. Some of the dryer steam is obviously from the clothes, but my folks have a high-efficiency furnace that includes a drain pump and a PVC side-vent in place of the traditional...
by ludi
on Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:04 pm
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 24148
Views: 1816722

Re: Anyone else getting Windows 10 upgrade prompts?

I think many here are missing the point. The icon is nothing. It's not about the icon; it's the principle of the matter. They're deliberately preventing users from having full control over their own system. This wasn't a glitch or a bug, and it wasn't accidental. They knew some users would dislike ...
by ludi
on Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:32 am
 
Forum: General Software
Topic: Anyone else getting Windows 10 upgrade prompts?
Replies: 111
Views: 4852

Re: dymt reloaded

What's wrong with drum-in-disc parking brakes? None of this messing around with scan tools or rotating pistons when you change the pads, you just push the pistons in as you would on the front brakes. Agree. I don't like the idea that a device which might have to operate when the car is immobilized,...
by ludi
on Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:10 am
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 24148
Views: 1816722

Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake

I grew up gaming since I was a young child and there is not any single title that would generate the level of hype in me as this game does in old men. I just don't get it. FFVII had a lot of hype to live up to, and it succeeded. Square already had a rep for good RPGs when they jumped teams, from Ni...
by ludi
on Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:00 am
 
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Replies: 45
Views: 1094

Re: Crucial BX100 or Mushkin Reactor?

Thanks for the input, everyone. If these drives were at the same capacity I don't think I'd be having this dilemma; overall I think the BX100 is the better quality drive and I'd be willing to let go of $20. Buuuuut that extra 12GB is easily the difference between having another game or two on the S...
by ludi
on Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:18 am
 
Forum: Storage
Topic: Crucial BX100 or Mushkin Reactor?
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: Backing up iMessages archive to a Windows PC

Thanks, this is helpful. I'll get SQLite set up on the PC and see if I can read the data files.
by ludi
on Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:19 am
 
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Backing up iMessages archive to a Windows PC
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake

I see Cloud is still carrying his mattress-on-a-stick.
by ludi
on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:20 am
 
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Replies: 45
Views: 1094

Re: CPU fan connector made a break for freedom

Yeah, almost gotta be #1. Those fan connectors are pretty secure when fully seated; the only way I could see one vibrating loose over the lifetime of a typical PC would be if the system was in a very high vibration environment. That, or a piece of the fan blade breaks free from defective molding or...
by ludi
on Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:26 pm
 
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CPU fan connector made a break for freedom
Replies: 14
Views: 799

Re: Mice with "free scroll" scroll wheel.

I am using such a mouse now -- Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000. No detents. It is quite terrible for AutoCAD, which uses the mouse wheel and center button for multiple zoom and pan functions.
by ludi
on Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:43 am
 
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Mice with "free scroll" scroll wheel.
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Windows activation mystery

No CoA for any version of Windows? Unless it started life as a Win8 machine and was downgraded somehow, that seems fishy, unless it was originally delivered with the unit but not actually applied to the machine (which it should have been, but at least there would be a unique key available).
by ludi
on Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows activation mystery
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Backing up iMessages archive to a Windows PC

I'll take a look when time permits, I really have no idea what the iTunes backup format looks like.
by ludi
on Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Backing up iMessages archive to a Windows PC
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: dymt reloaded

Comp or collision? The last time my agent explained it to me, they called it comprehensive -- the two vehicles are a '98 Camry and a '96 Corolla, insurable replacement value probably factors at around $3600 and $1100, respectively. With the deductible set at $4500 per claim per vehicle, if the tree...
by ludi
on Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:22 pm
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 24148
Views: 1816722

Re: dymt reloaded

And as for insurance, I've heard that you end up spending the car's worth on it in about 2 years with old ones like this, so it's not worth it. Maybe??? (Yeah, obviously I still need liability myself.) Depends, for a driver who is younger, male, unmarried, has previous moving violations or an at-fa...
by ludi
on Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:12 pm
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 24148
Views: 1816722

Backing up iMessages archive to a Windows PC

Here's a fun one: My wife uses her iPhone as a hub for pretty much all communications with immediate family and a number of close friends, and correspondingly, her iMessages archive is enormous. Like seven or eight gigabytes enormous. For sentimental reasons, she wants to extract and store a large c...
by ludi
on Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:24 am
 
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Backing up iMessages archive to a Windows PC
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: dymt reloaded

So, 2-door vs 4-door....If it weren't for the price difference, I'd definitely prefer the 4-door. Did you contact your insurance agent for a quote on both? At your age, you may find there's an insurance premium increase for the coupe that will completely eat the purchase price savings within the fi...
by ludi
on Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:03 pm
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 24148
Views: 1816722

Re: CPU fan connector made a break for freedom

In order of probability: 1) The fan plug was never secured tightly in the first place, and finally sprung loose due to mechanical tension in the wires or slight vibrations from the fan. 2) The fan wires are under sufficient vibration that they worked the connector loose over time, and may do so agai...
by ludi
on Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:57 pm
 
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CPU fan connector made a break for freedom
Replies: 14
Views: 799

Re: dymt reloaded

2-door cars are generally more pleasing to the eye, and more sporty looking. A 4-door might be easier to load/unload, but the cargo capacity should be roughly the same. Really does depend on the model, sometimes the 4-door and 2-door are nearly identical with the coupe merely having longer doors an...
by ludi
on Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:32 pm
 
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 24148
Views: 1816722
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