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by TheEmrys
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: HDD works in external enclosure, not in case
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Re: HDD works in external enclosure, not in case

Thanks much. I'll give it a try. What a weird thing. I am not sure I even have Molex connectors on my modular PSU. Time to start digging into my big box of computer parts.
by TheEmrys
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: HDD works in external enclosure, not in case
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

HDD works in external enclosure, not in case

Long time, no see. Hope its not dead here. I bought 2 HGST 12TB drives for my Plex server. In my external enclosure (basic USB 3.1 Sabrent EC-DFLT), they both work perfectly. However, they do not work in my tower. As in, I cannot see them in the BIOS. They have power, and they are spinning, but ther...
by TheEmrys
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Updating Linux Minecraft server
Replies: 7
Views: 6491

Re: Updating Linux Minecraft server

That doesn't help. So you followed nebulous instructions that you won't link us to...how are we supposed to help figure out where it went wrong not knowing what you did? Doesn't look like you actually read what is going on. What went wrong: an old version of Minecraft is installed. Solution sought:...
by TheEmrys
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Updating Linux Minecraft server
Replies: 7
Views: 6491

Re: Updating Linux Minecraft server

That doesn't help.
by TheEmrys
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Updating Linux Minecraft server
Replies: 7
Views: 6491

Updating Linux Minecraft server

I set up a Linux Minecraft server, only to discover I set it up as a 1.41 server. I need to update it so my son's friends can play together. I tried to do it with a couple of step by step instructions for CLI, but all they did was start another instance of 1.41. Any tips on doing this nice and easy?
by TheEmrys
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 24236

Re: NFL 2019

I feel this terrible joy at the Patriots getting knocked out.
by TheEmrys
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 24236

Re: NFL 2019

The Eagles had 24 players miss games this season. :o Freddie Kitchens is one and done: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/browns-fire-freddie-kitchens-after-one-disastrous-season-set-to-hire-seventh-coach-since-2009/ We thank Freddie for his hard work and commitment to this organization but did not...
by TheEmrys
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 24236

Re: NFL 2019

Aaaand Seattle's season is over. No RB's on the most notorious running team in the NFL? LT out on a suspect O-line? Too many injuries for this year. First round Wildcard exit. There is even talk of Marshawn Lynch being called back.
by TheEmrys
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 24236

Re: NFL 2019

No, those stats are for 2010, followed by 2009's. The video is terrible. It is measuring offense by yards and defense by yards allowed. Absolute rubbish stastically speaking. Read Football Outsiders if you want good statistics on football. Fivethirtyeight is very, very good and Nate is terrific at s...
by TheEmrys
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 24236

Re: NFL 2019

Football Outsiders, whose stats are pretty solid, had the Chargers lower than #1. NE had the #1 offense and #19 defense. Pitt was #1 in defense, and #5 in Offense. The Bolts were #4 in Offense, #7 in D. Very, very good, but not dominant. 2009, the Chargers will still very good at 13-3. But the offen...
by TheEmrys
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 24236

Re: NFL 2019

Yep, but with the Seahawks having a win over the Niners, and if the records remain even (which very well could happen), the best SanFran can hope for would be a split. Then the scenarios get interesting.
by TheEmrys
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 24236

Re: NFL 2019

Tonight, I am a Colts fan. But, there will be a unique situation if the Saints win. There will be 4 teams at 11-3. No matter what happens, there will be no change in seeding. Seahawks are the first seed, despite losing to the Saints. This gets weird. For the divisions, head to head still matters so ...
by TheEmrys
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Upgrading mobo and cpu, reinstall linux 18.04?
Replies: 4
Views: 2068

Re: Upgrading mobo and cpu, reinstall linux 18.04?

This really god to know. Gotta love a good linux project. I will probably command line purge all nvidia stuff, shut it down, then move it to where I can swap the guts out.

Now, what to do with a 2120t?
by TheEmrys
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Upgrading mobo and cpu, reinstall linux 18.04?
Replies: 4
Views: 2068

Upgrading mobo and cpu, reinstall linux 18.04?

I am contemplating upgrading my home plex server from an i3-2120t with an 950gtx gpu to an i5-9400 (not the F) for transcoding and dvr, and eventually a minecraft server. I find that the gpu decoding is hit or miss, and I have lost my low power savings of the 2120t by having a 950gtx on all the time...
by TheEmrys
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 24236

Re: NFL 2019

JustAnEngineer wrote:
I wonder how much those hundreds of '72 & '73 football cards would be worth today if I still had them?


Not much. My dad's from the 50's and 60's are worth maybe 1/10th what his baseball cards are worth.
by TheEmrys
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 24236

Re: NFL 2019

Have running back by committees ever worked out well? Sure. Lots of times. Warrick Dunn and Mike Alstott, Mercury Morris, Larry Csonka and Jim Klick, Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara... Should have qualified it by modern offenses with a lone back set. Pro/Near/Far/I sets ar...
by TheEmrys
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 24236

Re: NFL 2019

Have running back by committees ever worked out well? Not nearly as often as they fail spectacularly.

Clooney to the Seahawks. Awesome! NFC West is going to be the most interesting division for sure now.
by TheEmrys
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 13223

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

chuckula wrote:
OK, this might even deserve its own thread, but my posts are being hijacked by "Viglink" auto-inserting spam URLs when certain keywords are typed into a post.

NOT COOL

I understand you need to pay the bills, but this is getting to be too much.


Yeah, this is not okay.
by TheEmrys
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 13223

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

pikaporeon wrote:
please can we have a next page button on articles, f-ed up wrists mean that extra bit of precision to hit the page number is a pain


You can see page numbers? I am dying to read how https://techreport.com/review/34642/official-overclocking-intel-performance-maximizer-reviewed/ turns out.
by TheEmrys
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 13223

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

Is there an issue with multi-page reviews/articles? I can't see anything after the introduction of Intel's OC software.
by TheEmrys
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 6297

Re: Retro Build

I have an old Alienware case I should do something with. I think it is based iff of the classic Antec... What was that model? The one everyone rebadged? It is one of those.
by TheEmrys
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"
Replies: 32
Views: 3532

Re: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"

I have to circle back here. Movies Anywhere is pretty awesome amd worth it. My 4k copy of Avengers Infinity War showed right up in my Amazon movies. Love it.
by TheEmrys
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"
Replies: 32
Views: 3532

Re: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"

It is absolutely worth it to set up your Movies Anywhere account and redeem digital copies. Especially if you have Amazon and iTunes. Once linked, you only have to redeem once and the movies will appear in both libraries. I still like physical media, but there is a space/convenience factor of havin...
by TheEmrys
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"
Replies: 32
Views: 3532

Re: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"

I never mess with the digital copies. If they were through Amazon, I would do it. I do, however, make my own copies for my Plex server. My rationale is that I can handle having two places where I have digital copies. One local, one remote. If I were to go down the digital copy redemption thing, I wo...
by TheEmrys
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 7450

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

My wife and I just started watching "Good Omens" after this review and have found it pretty entertaining. It has been our break in the middle of rewatching "Stargate: SG1". Good Omens was really good. The OA Season 2 was awesome. Nothing I hoped would happen in it, even remotely...
by TheEmrys
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz
Replies: 32
Views: 6997

Re: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz

How are the temperatures? My first suspicion is always throttling.
by TheEmrys
Fri May 31, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: New to Linux - HTPC/Plex server
Replies: 41
Views: 8571

Re: New to Linux - HTPC/Plex server

Oooooh. I have actually read all of that, but that is the first time it made sense. I have been trying to figure out how to make a Plex user. But it should be done. Got it. Will work more later.
by TheEmrys
Fri May 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: New to Linux - HTPC/Plex server
Replies: 41
Views: 8571

Re: New to Linux - HTPC/Plex server

Ended up reformatting. Fresh install of Linux. GPU is working as it should. whew.

Okay, then. Now, I am having trouble setting up Plex Media Server. It is the permissions thingy even though the drive is mounted.
by TheEmrys
Thu May 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: New to Linux - HTPC/Plex server
Replies: 41
Views: 8571

Re: New to Linux - HTPC/Plex server

A couple of things: I am most definitely on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. And yes, I chose Ubuntu so I could use the DVR (and OTA) functions of the TV card. I am just home from work and will be catching up with the responses as I can, as well as running some of the many commands I need to run. Also, there is so...
by TheEmrys
Thu May 30, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: New to Linux - HTPC/Plex server
Replies: 41
Views: 8571

Re: New to Linux - HTPC/Plex server

Linux is frustrating. Okay, current issues: 1. Installed nvidia drivers. Cannot get any resolution over 1024x768. Also, control panel thingy (Nvidia X?) is blank. Tried an older driver, no change. 2. Folders aren't being shared. Installed Samba. Set it up, but it isn't visible on my network. Could b...
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