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by cygnus1
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum
Replies: 407
Views: 370018

Re: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum

add please?
by cygnus1
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Which non-consumer-grade router (no wifi needed)?
Replies: 44
Views: 5975

Re: Which non-consumer-grade router (no wifi needed)?

I'd like to mention Sophos UTM in this thread too. They have decent little appliances you can buy, or you can run a free version on your own hardware, like pfSense. The only limit on their free version, only 50 IP's can route through it. It has a lot of cool features and definitely overkill for home...
by cygnus1
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Which non-consumer-grade router (no wifi needed)?
Replies: 44
Views: 5975

Re: Which non-consumer-grade router (no wifi needed)?

Since the router is your default gateway for everything, even your internal traffic will be processed through it. If by processed you mean switched/forwarded from one port to another, then maybe. But no, local traffic does not get handled by the routing function of your router. And the routing pack...
by cygnus1
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pentium D D1517
Replies: 13
Views: 2555

Re: Pentium D D1517

I personally would never spend that kind of money on a RAID card for a home NAS though. The major NAS OS's (like FreeNAS) discourage use of hardware RAID as it is. It's an unnecessarily added expense, and it creates an additional point of failure, and can very much complicate hardware fault recovery...
by cygnus1
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pentium D D1517
Replies: 13
Views: 2555

Re: Pentium D D1517

My rule of thumb (which I fully admit is an over-generalization, but which should get you into the general ballpark for most workloads) is: 1 Hyperthreaded core (2 threads) = 1.25 "real" cores; 1 Bulldozer/Piledriver module (2 integer cores, 2 threads, but 1 decoder/FPU) = 1.5 "real&...
by cygnus1
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pentium D D1517
Replies: 13
Views: 2555

Re: Pentium D D1517

biffzinker wrote:
Try this instead: Intel Pentium D1508


That's definitely a better price, but does drop down to dual core from quad.
by cygnus1
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pentium D D1517
Replies: 13
Views: 2555

Re: Pentium D D1517

Yeah, ARK even says the 10Gb network interfaces are there still too. However, I only just noticed it's tray price ($194) is only $5 cheaper than the Xeon D 1521 which is matched as one of the two cheapest Xeon D's at $199. I was hoping for a bit steeper of a discount but I see why it's priced that w...
by cygnus1
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pentium D D1517
Replies: 13
Views: 2555

Pentium D D1517

Has anybody seen anything posted about products containing the Pentium D D1517?? Seems like it's going to be a killer home server CPU, looking like it's basically a lower binned/clocked Xeon D.


http://ark.intel.com/products/91557/Intel-Pentium-Processor-D1517-6M-Cache-1_60-GHz
by cygnus1
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Witcher 3 giveaway
Replies: 53
Views: 6364

Re: The Witcher 3 giveaway

How about 10 hours of this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2ulyJuvU3Q
by cygnus1
Thu May 01, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Short password timeout in Comments
Replies: 83
Views: 13884

Re: Short password timeout in Comments

Just wanted to come chime in, seems logins are persisting pretty well for me now. It's probably been about a week that I've noticed not having to login all the time.

Good work!
by cygnus1
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Short password timeout in Comments
Replies: 83
Views: 13884

Re: Short password timeout in Comments

Checked the cookies last night, they looked good. Refreshed an article page I left up and I'm still logged in, so it's looking really good now.
by cygnus1
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Short password timeout in Comments
Replies: 83
Views: 13884

Re: Short password timeout in Comments

Gotcha. Given the site's past behavior for the login, I'd given up on the Remember Me checkbox and just had Chrome caching my login/password so I could just click the login button. But I went ahead and checked it on my last log in to see if there's any difference. I'll keep an eye on it now, let me ...
by cygnus1
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Short password timeout in Comments
Replies: 83
Views: 13884

Re: Short password timeout in Comments

Just so I've got correct expectations, how long should it stay logged in for? Just to give you an idea of my usage pattern, I pretty much keep Chrome open for days. It only closes when I reboot my PC. On articles where I want to watch the comment threads, their tabs tend to stay open for days as wel...
by cygnus1
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Short password timeout in Comments
Replies: 83
Views: 13884

Re: Short password timeout in Comments

This has been an issue for me forever. I mainly use Chrome, but since it does it on every computer I thought that was the way TR worked. If I should be able to be logged in indefinitely let me know how I can fix that!
by cygnus1
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here
Replies: 264
Views: 47378

Re: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here

Journal entry 01100100011000010111100100100000001100110011001100110101 So it's now been 335 days since my last memory wipe. I'm not really sure what brings them on. I mean, I know other computers don't get wiped so often. It seems to be a near yearly ordeal so I feel another wipe is rapidly approach...
by cygnus1
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 21454

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

Thanks for the contest/giveaway, you guys rock as usual.
by cygnus1
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Enter here for a shot at a GeForce GTX 460 or Metro 2033
Replies: 149
Views: 22460

Re: Enter here for a shot at a GeForce GTX 460 or Metro 2033

I'll up a pic of my server when I get home, but this is the only pic worthy hardware I have at work.

Image
by cygnus1
Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter here for a chance to win a free Just Cause 2 license
Replies: 115
Views: 20794

Re: Enter here for a chance to win a free Just Cause 2 license

My first system that I built was an original Pentium, not even MMX, when I was about 14 or 15. I moved up from an 8086 based IBM PS2. While I don't remember much about the PC I built, since it didn't take long to start upgrading different parts, I do remember the process of picking and ordering part...
by cygnus1
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Opinion/advice on my new system builds?
Replies: 16
Views: 1877

Re: Opinion/advice on my new system builds?

okay, so I've made my purchases :D I've never ordered so many things in one go :o I've basically kept everything exactly the same as in my lists at the top of the thread. As per Airmantharp, I stuck with the i7 860 (the following article also helped me stick with the 860). I stuck with the Antec NS...
by cygnus1
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Time for new mouse...
Replies: 47
Views: 4351

Re: Time for new mouse...

hmm, claw grip and low sensitivity gaming? somehow, i don't think this combination works. move arms for fast aim, move hand for adjustments. makes twitch sniping alot easier since its harder to overshoot and easier to make small adjustments. it does make tracking fast targets alot harder, but thats...
by cygnus1
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Is Windows XP vs 7 benchmarking pointless?
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Is Windows XP vs 7 benchmarking pointless?

just brew it! wrote:
cygnus1 wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Stuff...

Stuff that disagrees with my stuff...

Stuff about stuff...



True.
by cygnus1
Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Is Windows XP vs 7 benchmarking pointless?
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Is Windows XP vs 7 benchmarking pointless?

Stuff... Gotta disagree with you JBI. Normal idle operation will have everything stay static. Nothing will be paged out. What's likely happening is that some task, background or otherwise, is touching files. Maybe the search indexer, who knows. That's causing the OS to see recently touched files it...
by cygnus1
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: New Notfred diskless version out
Replies: 206
Views: 163379

Re: New Notfred diskless version out

I think you actually want to set it to 0 as the FAHlog.txt timestamps are normally in UTC. Linux (which is what my diskless stuff uses) and every OS (apart from Windows) expects the RTC in UTC and not localtime. Yeah, windows sucks in that regard. It would be much simpler to do it the linux (and ev...
by cygnus1
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: New Notfred diskless version out
Replies: 206
Views: 163379

Re: New Notfred diskless version out

I tried rtc.diffFromUTC = -14400. That sets the RTC to -4 hours (EST w/ DST). The timestamps in the log now shows current local time. We'll see when this WU is done and a new one is pulled down if the right download time is tracked in Fahmon and if it gives a proper estimate of PPD. I'll report back...
by cygnus1
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: New Notfred diskless version out
Replies: 206
Views: 163379

Re: New Notfred diskless version out

How can I change the timezone in my VM so the logged times are right? That would help FAHMON.
by cygnus1
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: New Notfred diskless version out
Replies: 206
Views: 163379

Re: New Notfred diskless version out

On another topic, for those interested, it appears there's a way to run 4 cores in VMware.... on foldingforum.org they have a thread describing how you manually edit the .vmx config file to enable 4 cores per VM with ' numvcpus = "4" ': Do Any VM's Use All 4 Cores? NICE! Just did that on ...
by cygnus1
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Speaker noise
Replies: 15
Views: 3647

Re: Speaker noise

You placed them on both ends of the cable? I bought three and only one was big enough to put on the power cable. But on the other cables I tried them all the combinations I could think. Including one on each end of the audio cable and individual speaker wires. I tried wrapping the wire around them ...
by cygnus1
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Speaker noise
Replies: 15
Views: 3647

Re: Speaker noise

Well, the ferrite cores didn't help. I tried them on every cable involved in the speaker setup. I figure either the internal components of the sub/amp aren't shielded well as moving the sub/amp into a cabinet/shelf area of the desk away from the wall and power cables lessened the interference more t...
by cygnus1
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Speaker noise
Replies: 15
Views: 3647

Re: Speaker noise

Ferrite core sounds like a good idea. I had a feeling it was lack of shielding somewhere. I'll see about checking my local radio shacks this weekend to see if they have them. Any other ideas of where I might get a couple if radio shack is a no go?