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by Shobai
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10583

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

What, 'Days of Our Lives'-style? Makes me wonder whether smearing my glasses with Vaseline would help...
by Shobai
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Weird behavior with with multiple monitors
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Weird behavior with with multiple monitors

I won't say I have an identical issue, but it sounds similar. For me it happens only on my work PC, and only for one out of six users configured on that PC. The user accounts all have their monitors configured identically (two identical displays, all configured with identical resolution, orientation...
by Shobai
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: There goes the neighbourhood, I guess
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

There goes the neighbourhood, I guess

According to this tweet some researchers have gotten access to Intel's ME.
by Shobai
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 154
Views: 4561

Re: The iPhone got forked!

I seem to recall there were a bunch of 'my iPhone burnt a hole in my pants and scorched my leg' news articles at the same time as the Note 7 was, ah, blowing up the headlines - seems like Apple was on the cutting edge with that feature. Perhaps they've just learnt the same lesson Samsung had to?
by Shobai
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Another day, another crypto-related fail
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Another day, another crypto fail

I'll add some fluff to the first post.
by Shobai
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Another day, another crypto-related fail
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Another day, another crypto-related fail

Tech Crunch is reporting another vulnerability affecting Etherium. [edit: adding some context] The same guys that enabled the recent theft of lots of valuable Etherium have now enabled the 'freezing' of Etherium in their wallets. I'm not sure of the numbers, but it sounds like at least as much valu...
by Shobai
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chuckula's prognostication skills are failing him
Replies: 23
Views: 998

Re: Chuckula's prognostication skills are failing him

HSA just got a whole bunch more heterogeneous, I guess?
by Shobai
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chuckula's prognostication skills are failing him
Replies: 23
Views: 998

Re: Chuckula's prognostication skills are failing him

As others have said, why wouldn't there be an iGPU on the CPU? it only makes sense for them to behave as the current scheme does: integrated taking care of all the light stuff, with the Radeon powered down, then switching across when necessary. Intel then doesn't need to spin up new silicon, and the...
by Shobai
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: The Pixel 2 family is a hot mess
Replies: 68
Views: 4486

Re: The Pixel 2 family is a hot mess

Google has fixed the Oreo 8.1 Preview issues, it seems - I'm sure they'll be happy to be able to check off one outstanding issue.
by Shobai
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: can you help identify a Corsair case?
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: can you help identify a Corsair case?

Yep. The Obsidian Series 800D and 700D full-tower cases share the same case dimensions, rock-solid construction, isolated cooling zones, and lots of other features that make them truly great cases for builders. Choose the Obsidian Series 800D if you'd like hot-swap SATA drive bays and the clear side...
by Shobai
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: can you help identify a Corsair case?
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: can you help identify a Corsair case?

Thanks! I mustn't have been good looking enough while searching because that's the first time I've heard of the 700D.
by Shobai
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: The Pixel 2 family is a hot mess
Replies: 68
Views: 4486

Re: The Pixel 2 family is a hot mess

Now XDA et al. are finding that some Pixel 2 phones are failing to flash OTA updates and factory images... particularly the non-XL.

Oh joy!
by Shobai
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: can you help identify a Corsair case?
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

can you help identify a Corsair case?

Hi all, I picked up a Corsair case from an op shop and need some help identifying it. I'm away from home for a few days, otherwise I'd post a pic - apologies in advance! Externally the case looks much like an Obsidian 800D - same dimensions, same distinctive case feet setup, same unfiltered 3 x 120m...
by Shobai
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Smartphones with removeable battery?
Replies: 25
Views: 2020

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: 2020

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: 2020

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: 72
Views: 3796

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: 72
Views: 3796

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: 46
Views: 3942

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: 46
Views: 3942

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: 46
Views: 3942

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: 1027

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: 5998

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: 6402

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: 6402

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: 6402

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: 6402

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: 6402

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: 22
Views: 2404

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: 22
Views: 2404

Re: der8auer's at it again

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


Sorry!