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by Aranarth
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Today is my last day, got a new job
Replies: 21
Views: 819

Re: Today is my last day, got a new job

I would totally live out in the boonies if I could still have a 10-20 minute commute. As it is I'm on the edge of suburban Minneapolis...there's farms ten minutes away, but they're *very expensive* farms due to being so close to the local tech-sector bubble and so not really an option for a single ...
by Aranarth
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Today is my last day, got a new job
Replies: 21
Views: 819

Re: Today is my last day, got a new job

just brew it! wrote:
Aranarth wrote:
morphine wrote:
As long as your monetary needs are fulfilled, time >>> money.

(it is also a 20% pay raise...)

Well that's a double win then -- double congratulations!


thanks!
by Aranarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Today is my last day, got a new job
Replies: 21
Views: 819

Re: Today is my last day, got a new job

... and my last 58mile 1 hour commute to work... Even driving a Cruze Diesel and averaging 42mpg a tank for the commute it was costing up to $2500/yr in gas. Man, I am living in the wrong part of the country... I live 13 miles from work, spend over an hour each way on an interstate commute.... But ...
by Aranarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Today is my last day, got a new job
Replies: 21
Views: 819

Re: Today is my last day, got a new job

morphine wrote:
Congratulations! :)

As long as your monetary needs are fulfilled, time >>> money.


(it is also a 20% pay raise...)

I'll be home later but i can also sleep in an hour during the summer
by Aranarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Today is my last day, got a new job
Replies: 21
Views: 819

Re: Today is my last day, got a new job

... and my last 58mile 1 hour commute to work... Even driving a Cruze Diesel and averaging 42mpg a tank for the commute it was costing up to $2500/yr in gas. Man, I am living in the wrong part of the country... I live 13 miles from work, spend over an hour each way on an interstate commute.... How ...
by Aranarth
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Today is my last day, got a new job
Replies: 21
Views: 819

Today is my last day, got a new job

Today is my last day at GE aviation, and my last 58mile 1 hour commute to work... Even driving a Cruze Diesel and averaging 42mpg a tank for the commute it was costing up to $2500/yr in gas. GE is a great place work but Capgemini who I was contracted through sucks as a company. I'm going to be worki...
by Aranarth
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"
Replies: 59
Views: 2163

Re: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"

Last year I decided to "treat myself" with my bonus and build a system with all the bells and whistles - giant gaming monitor, i7, and 1080Ti...about a month before I was hit by a car and out of work for months. Bad timing! I'd consider that good timing, now you have a gaming machine to u...
by Aranarth
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD 2.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure - Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: SSD 2.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure - Recommendation

The rosewill enclosures from newegg are decent, cheap, and reliable.
(I have 4 of them)
usb2 to ide 2.5"
usb2 to sata 2.5"
Usb3 to sata 2.5"
usb3 to sata 3.5"

The oldest one I've had for 5-6 years.
by Aranarth
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 2039

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

Pagey wrote:
Speed. Be wary of speed. Speed is addictive. Speed kills. :lol:

It's not the speed but sudden deceleration that kills...
In the mean time pedal to the metal!!!
by Aranarth
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 2039

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

Btw: ntfs does have a maximum limit to the number of fragments a file can have. Windows 10 still defrags files if they get over a certain number of fragments. Windows 7 does not so I DO recommend defragging ssd's on win7 machines once a year just in case. https://superuser.com/questions/1315108/ntfs...
by Aranarth
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Where to buy centering/nub motherboard standoffs
Replies: 31
Views: 1372

Re: Where to buy centering/nub motherboard standoffs

all right do this:

find a long fine thread screw that fits in the stand off and screw it all the way in after applying loctite.
Let the loctite or gorilla glue set.
Cut the head off the screw.

use a deep well socket to screw the standoff into the mainboard.

There you go...
by Aranarth
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Where to buy centering/nub motherboard standoffs
Replies: 31
Views: 1372

Re: Where to buy centering/nub motherboard standoffs

I haven't seen them in a while and the ones I do have are too tall for my case.

The two cases ago (athlon) case I had these kinds of stand offs, my cases since then are the wrong height for the standoffs.
by Aranarth
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Air conditioning: Dual-zone mini split vs two portable units
Replies: 43
Views: 2505

Re: Air conditioning: Dual-zone mini split vs two portable units

The mini split will be miles more efficient as the hot side and cold side don't have to share the same box. It's also much more aesthetically pleasing (14,000 BTU window units will likely need an exterior brace), quieter, and just might be helpful at sale time. I've got a Mitsubishi dual-head unit ...
by Aranarth
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: A question regarding storage hardware
Replies: 19
Views: 871

Re: A question regarding storage hardware

Just to further what JBI said... You can always put a large hard drive in an external enclosure that gives you all the same sort of capacities you can get from regular machine drives. Depending on exactly what you are doing with the thumb drive there are a couple of caveats to be aware of: 1 - Thumb...
by Aranarth
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post Your Old Games!
Replies: 36
Views: 2960

Re: Post Your Old Games!

hmm...

Thexder
Lemmings
SQ2
KQ3
Tyrian
Need for Speed
Ford Simulator
Sopwith
"Imagination" was fun online family game area.
by Aranarth
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11866

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Notes from this outing: I'm glad I came out! WTF where's the beach?! Captain Ned needs a drink named after him, something with plenty of potato vodka and "bang" with a smooth classy finish. I love my car at one point in the trip the car reported 56mpg avg over 25 miles, total round trip fo...
by Aranarth
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16/0 True cores 1% faster then 16/32threads. Threadripper
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: 16/0 True cores 1% faster then 16/32threads. Threadripper

The biggest question is does his software (TMPGEnc Video mastering 6) like that many threads and hyperthreading or not?

That's a question for the developer and their forums.
by Aranarth
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11866

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Looks like I may be able to make it after all!!!

May also be bringing Mrs. Aranarth as well.
by Aranarth
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues
Replies: 19
Views: 4437

Re: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues

My old dangerden system used a copper block and copper radiator.

That's one way to make sure you have no issues with galvanic corrosion.

(Edited B/C I cannot spell today!)
by Aranarth
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.
Replies: 17
Views: 462

Re: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.

Firmware up to date? (eeash I HATE updating firmware but sometimes....)

Have you tried a different cable?
It is not supposed to make a difference but did you get a crossover cable by mistake?
by Aranarth
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Help with a Brother Printer (MFC-9340CDW)
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: Help with a Brother Printer (MFC-9340CDW)

I believe I have that printer.

duplex scan, duplex print, color, etc.

With other brother and hp printers I've been able to push a firmware onto a borked printer over the usb cable.
Have you tried that?

I generally don't update firmware on a printer that is working just in case this happens...
by Aranarth
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Interesting Radeon scuttlebut...
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Interesting Radeon scuttlebut...

What I was hoping they would be able to do is develop an MCM so you would have one or two chips for games and 4+ chips for compute needs. Delving into it bit a more it seems like MCM is not a good fit for graphics work and needs more development time or is just unworkable and you need a monolithic c...
by Aranarth
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Interesting Radeon scuttlebut...
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Interesting Radeon scuttlebut...

There some new stories going around that Radeon/AMD has been making chips for specific client and not necessarily for Gamers. The basic idea is that they created the Radeon RX 400's and Radeon Vega for specific clients such as Apple and then putting a slight spin on it to produce cards for gamers. r...
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't

It just has its quirks like any other OS and all versions of Windows previous to it. QFT!!! Good grief, I don't think any version of Windows or DOS did not have its quirks. I think all OS's have their own quirks just some are more glaring with WTF?! moments than others. OS/2 and Windows ME are shin...
by Aranarth
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't

Im still using 8.1 with a Start Menu add on, and every time I hear an anecdote like this I cringe at the thought of actually upgrading to 10. Is there some grand article that contains every hack and tweak that’ll make Windows 10 behave? Windows 10 really is not that bad. Especially with the last tw...
by Aranarth
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't

There is one possibility I can think of... First make sure that when you are in explorer that you can go to the address bar and type in "D:\". (without the quotes) If the drive comes up then check your folder display settings. There is one for "hide empty drives", be sure it is N...
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Centurylink Modem
Replies: 6
Views: 4566

Re: Centurylink Modem

The modem should have signal meter info in its menu's. Fastpath or bidirectional should be enabled. If not you may not have good signal. I recommend having the modem on a UPS a small line interactive one would be best and NOTHING else plugged into it. You want HIGH QUALITY phone line direct from the...
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft acquires GitHub
Replies: 19
Views: 1069

Re: Microsoft acquires GitHub

I'm just not sure how long Nadella will last if he keeps trying to give everything away for free. They went from number 6? to number 3 largest company in the time that Nadella took over. Not only did he arrest the falling market share he grew it pretty fast as well. I would also point out that ther...
by Aranarth
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 105
Views: 3500

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

Ok So thinking about what a lot of the Mac owners I know use their pc for Netflix Porn Music Porn Netflix Microsoft word Excel sometimes Netflix Yeah, that covers at least 90 percent. It's why the bought macs, because they need that macos to handle their workload, not some goofy windows pc. If arm ...
by Aranarth
Wed May 30, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 53
Views: 2273

Re: How to reset no boot W10

Then Vista/7 came along, and Microsoft broke legacy compatibility pretty hard. There isn't much reason to run BIOS on anything built for Win7+. Unless, of course, you started a Windows 7 install on a legacy platform and upgraded it to Windows 10 on a newer platform. My personal machine at home stil...
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