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by Shobai
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Smartphones with removeable battery?
Replies: 25
Views: 971

Re: Smartphones with removeable battery?

The cathode gradually degrades with repeated charge/discharge cycles, and the rate of failure is aggravated by increased charge/discharge rates and temperature. Mobile devices tend to be one of the worst possible environments for battery usage. This is why it's absurd to use an upper limit to sugge...
by Shobai
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Smartphones with removeable battery?
Replies: 25
Views: 971

Re: Smartphones with removeable battery?

How do you get 1800 cycles = 18 months? Assuming 1800, how did you arrive at 18 months? I'm sure you haven't understood what I wrote. I stated a generous upper limit, and didn't then use that upper limit to suggest an average lifespan - it would be entirely unreasonable to do so. "Designed&quo...
by Shobai
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Smartphones with removeable battery?
Replies: 25
Views: 971

Re: Smartphones with removeable battery?

Personally I'm using a 2013 nexus 5 and despite a battery change being very easy on this phone I haven't felt the need to replace the original battery yet so it's not like phone batteries only last 2 years. I hear this thought often. Before generalising your experience, it's worth noting that (for ...
by Shobai
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 65
Views: 2035

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

This is probably branching into R&P, but what real choice is there? The upgrade treadmill is such a monstrous waste of resources. These older devices are often otherwise perfectly functional. It's often struck me as odd, in a way: a lot of the phones listed in this thread cost as much or more th...
by Shobai
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 65
Views: 2035

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

This looks like fun! For me, the progression has been: Palm Treo 750 i-mate Ultimate 9502 LG VS750 Fathom Motorola Droid 3 Motorola Droid 4 Blackberry Passport I rode Windows Mobile until they stopped making hardware keyboard phones. I did the same with Android - the Droid 4s are currently running L...
by Shobai
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1392

Re: College Football 2017

Thanks for the replies, the extra context helps a bunch.

And I guess you learn something new every day! I suppose streaming makes it trivial these days, but I makes me wonder what other local sports are available overseas these day..
by Shobai
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1392

Re: College Football 2017

Heh, thanks Ned - being from a northern state, I don't follow the AFL much but I definitely appreciate your attempt! I've watched the last few Superbowls, and I've got friends who follow the Broncos, St Louis - I've easily seen more NFL than AFL, NRL, or Union over the last few years (don't tell my ...
by Shobai
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1392

Re: College Football 2017

Please excuse my ignorance, as I don't know much about your football - after I watched the video you link, among the 'suggested' were one guy ranting about the game, and another along the lines of "Florida beat Tennessee in dumbest game". Could you give me a quick rundown as to why people ...
by Shobai
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: This 2017 ASRock board doesn't know its CPU's temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: This 2017 ASRock board doesn't know its CPU's temperature

Your phrasing is making this sound like it's an OS-specific issue, rather than the title's claim of a mobo (or possibly manufacturer?)-specific issue. Could you clarify on that? How does it behave under Windows?
by Shobai
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Quick and dirty desk upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 3303

Re: Quick and dirty desk upgrade

I had a similar setup for almost 15 years. The hollow core gave out after a few years, making me wish I'd used a solid door (but, much like yours, it was what I had on hand) forcing me to baby it until I moved. I replaced it with a desk proper in the new house. I suspect most of the damage to mine w...
by Shobai
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 99
Views: 5934

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

Surely that's the same incident posted on the previous page?
by Shobai
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 99
Views: 5934

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

Ah, then/than - another homophobe
by Shobai
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 99
Views: 5934

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

whm1974 wrote:
Pardon my spelling. Both words sound the same to me.


Ah, that's probably because they're palindromes.
by Shobai
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 99
Views: 5934

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

synthtel2 wrote:
It would be nice if more components had odometer-like-objects, along the lines of SMART data for drives.


Surely that would help drive down values in the secondhand market; you'd think AMD and Nvidia would be all over it.
by Shobai
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 99
Views: 5934

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

Well, that's not going to help...

Looks like Parity got done: black hats stole ~$32million worth of Ether, before 'white hats' stepped in and 'stole' another ~$77million worth...

[edit: added link....]
by Shobai
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: der8auer's at it again

Yesterday's shortbread has Guru3d reviewing the Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 motherboard, with no mention of VRM temps as far as I could see [admittedly, I only had time for a quick peek].
by Shobai
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: der8auer's at it again

DrDominodog51 wrote:
Dammit. You beat me to posting this. :P


Sorry!
by Shobai
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs

der8auer, everyone's favourite German overclocker and delidder, has posted a video about what he's discovered after playing with several X299 motherboards. Some interesting findings, for sure.
by Shobai
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: TPU “Advertorial By AMD”...
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

TPU “Advertorial By AMD”...

Oh dear, I really hope Scott wasn't involved in this shemozzle... DeliddedTech covers TechPowerUp posting a weird AMD advertorial spruiking the RX 560 over the GTX 1050.
by Shobai
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Bad Intel Docs & Skylake X die size estimate
Replies: 14
Views: 1779

Re: Bad Intel Docs & Skylake X die size estimate

Actually they did one better... they got a freakin' ruler out and measured it ... Incidentally, they got 22 x 14, so I was at least accurate within relatively decent margin of error. I might pixel-count based on their better photographs though, but not right now. Slight downward revision: Using the...
by Shobai
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Bad Intel Docs & Skylake X die size estimate
Replies: 14
Views: 1779

Re: Bad Intel Docs & Skylake X die size estimate

The Gamer's Nexus article I posted over on the frontpage article has a more square-on shot, if you wanted to try to adjust that for keystone? I can't imagine the measurements will be much different than what you came up with here, though.
by Shobai
Sat May 27, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP: Gregg Allman
Replies: 13
Views: 1214

Re: RIP: Gregg Allman

I'm kinda bemused at all these threads that pop up when another old famous person dies; did we really think they'd live forever? Is it just that our own mortality is thrown into stark contrast? Fair enough to remember them, their legacy, etc, but why the shock?

Am genuinely curious.
by Shobai
Thu May 18, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New HTPC build in a Fractal Nano S - ultra-quiet
Replies: 47
Views: 4048

Re: New Ryzen build in a Fractal Nano S

Heh, for that matter they're simultaneously making the best AND the worst mATX AM4 board that uses the X370 chipset in the GT3 - why has nobody else released one?
by Shobai
Thu May 18, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Watercooling with an aquarium chiller
Replies: 20
Views: 1612

Re: Watercooling with an aquarium chiller

If you're after more inspiration, I've enjoyed dropping past Overclock.net's Specialised Cooling subforum from time to time.
by Shobai
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Geforce Experience Security Vulnerability
Replies: 18
Views: 2850

Nvidia Geforce Experience Security Vulnerability

SEC Consult has disclosed a method to bypass application whitelisting by abusing Nvidia's node.js. According to other reports simply rolling back to a 2.x version after uninstalling 3.x isn't enough, as the offending files will be constantly downloaded as updates to GFE. Updating your hosts file wi...
by Shobai
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are the best offline games?
Replies: 42
Views: 4043

Re: What are the best offline games?

Civ II is the obvious choice here.
by Shobai
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Andromeda
Replies: 136
Views: 11750

Re: Andromeda

Various places are reporting the game's been cracked, in under 10 days. Not quite as quick as RE7's 5, but still.
by Shobai
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Softbank to sell 25% of ARM to Mabudala?
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Softbank to sell 25% of ARM to Mabudala?

The BBC is reporting that Softbank, having only recently bought ARM, intends to sell off a 25% stake to Mabudala (you know, those guys behind Global Foundries).

Interesting times ahead, if true!
by Shobai
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Khronos add Multi-GPU to Vulkan
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: Khronos add Multi-GPU to Vulkan

After you, naturally.

I am no apologist. Read their slides: they claim a wide selection of platforms and game engines. It remains up to them and their friends to make it happen, if it will.

That said, it's really beside the point - adding mGPU is an intriguing step forward, wouldn't you agree?
by Shobai
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Khronos add Multi-GPU to Vulkan
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: Khronos add Multi-GPU to Vulkan

Well, if their Page 3 is to be believed, DX12 was used in 19 PC games in the 18 months since launch while Vulkan was used in 11 PC games in the 12 months since launch.