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by Gerbil Jedidiah
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forum Technology - What's the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 1989

Re: Forum Technology - What's the best?

phpBB is a solid choice, though watch out because the quality of mods... varias a lot. I did some dev work with VBulletin some years ago and I swore I would never touch it again in my life. lol, I have heard that since v5 came out it's much better. vBulletin is actually getting more momentum right ...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forum Technology - What's the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 1989

Re: Forum Technology - What's the best?

Thank you and keep the ideas coming. Service Provider information is also appreciated. We're expecting 10,000 members the first month, just to give you an idea of how much support and infrastructure services we'll need. As far as PHP/MySQL being bad, do you guys see any showstoppers in my requiremen...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forum Technology - What's the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 1989

Re: Forum Technology - What's the best?

NovusBogus wrote:
10. Will probably require coding. But you're using that money to pay the coders, right? :)


Of course!
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forum Technology - What's the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 1989

Re: Forum Technology - What's the best?

PHPbb is probably going to be your best bet, it has a boatload of addons that should provide whatever special functionality you need. I'm having a hard time even thinking of another forum package that's been actively developed since 2005 or so, excepting WordPress--which isn't really a forum--and l...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forum Technology - What's the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 1989

Re: Forum Technology - What's the best?

OUCH! According to my sig we aren't doing so well anymore with the distributed computing. Man those were fun times!
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forum Technology - What's the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 1989

Forum Technology - What's the best?

Hey everyone, I know I know long time no post. I got out of the distributed computing effort a couple of years ago and got too old to play videogames. I'm a bad Gerbil. Anyway, I am not sure where to post this but was hoping to solicit feedback on forum technologies, and which is the best to use now...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Laptop Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: Laptop Advice

Just saw this on slickdeals... not recommending it (just because I don't know anything about it other than this link) but sounds like it might fit your needs: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/45299/hpshopping.com-hp-envy-laptop-i7720qm-1.6ghz-cpu-4gb-ddr3-500gb-hd-radeon-hd-5650-14-led-1600-x-900-lcd...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Did I brick it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Re: Did I brick it?

Try it in another system. Try it with a SATA-to-USB adapter. If neither of these tests elicit any signs of life from the drive, then yeah it sounds like you bricked it somehow. Is it still under warranty? I'll try a SATA-to-USB adapter tonight and see what happens. It should be under warranty. Only...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Did I brick it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Re: Did I brick it?

bthylafh wrote:
Have you tried sticking the SSD into another computer?


No but it has worked fine in this PC in the past.
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Did I brick it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Did I brick it?

I have a Corsair P128 SSD that had the old non trim firmware. I went online, got the update software, created a bootable flashdrive, and updated the firmware. I then booted using a mechanical drive and partitioned the P128. I used Acronis to clone a 500GB bootable mechanical drive (with 100GB of dat...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527320

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

I think our team's best writer(s) should slap together a plea for more folders, because we're going to be passed by another team in barely 2 weeks and then we'll be further behind the top 10 teams, and things don't look very good from there. Yea, I noticed that too. Got a 580 chugging out 16K. Not ...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527320

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

Did you see the update just now? Time Points WUs 12.20, 12pm 64,202 4 12.20, 9am 1,059 3 12.20, 6am 1,059 3 12.20, 3am 1,842 4 12.20, 12am 1,106 3 Around 62000 points should be my first attempt with a -bigadv WU. All I can say is wow. :o The whole thing is massive though, took me 68 hours to comple...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD
Replies: 40
Views: 12242

Re: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD

mph_Ragnarok wrote:

But then the power bill will be....


If they replace existing folding bits (older CPUs / GPUs) it will be less. That's the beauty of it!
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3921
Views: 626631

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Ambien with a water chaser
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Is it worth upgrading RAM?
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Is it worth upgrading RAM?

Thank for your responce. If i would really get a 10% overall performance increase i will buy this ram. Unfortunately any money saved in my house at the moment wont be going towards a pc upgrade that is apparently not needed :D She`d much preffer somehthing else lol. Im gonna spend £600-£800 on my I...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Is it worth upgrading RAM?
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Is it worth upgrading RAM?

Thats what i was fearing, cant really afford a I7 rig atm :D So general system performace will not be noticable? No fps increase in world of warcraft for example? What is the point of having different RAM speeds then? Faster RAM will still speed up your system a little, it's just an incremental inc...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 500 Bucks To Spend on Upgrades
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: 500 Bucks To Spend on Upgrades

How about a GTX460 and an SSD?
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Looking to build a PC, I would appreciate any help.
Replies: 33
Views: 3184

Re: Looking to build a PC, I would appreciate any help.

I've gotten some good answers to questions and a some parts suggestions, both of which will save me some time in my research, some of which was seemingly very reluctantly given out. There are plenty of questions I still have to ask though. I have also gotten a bit of unnecessary grief, like your po...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Looking to build a PC, I would appreciate any help.
Replies: 33
Views: 3184

Re: Looking to build a PC, I would appreciate any help.

Well, I know I wasn't rude or demanding, I apologize if some of you perceived otherwise from me or if you found my questions too challenging. If any of you want me to change anything, then you would have to tell me specifically what. Otherwise I can only speak as I do with the politeness of my own....
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Perils of Summer Steam Sale: What is Everyone Getting?
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Perils of Summer Steam Sale: What is Everyone Getting?

Thread FAIL until you post more detail on what is on sale.
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Wed May 26, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143706

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

The node I got from Jeffry is nicely in the basement where it is cool, but I have to avoid the gaming computer in my room being on too much in this heat, so it's not really folding in the summer. The 8800GT system sits at work now, and I fold with it 8 hours a day while I work. My media center no l...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Wed May 26, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143706

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

fuzzhead wrote:
12k ppd on a 470 stock. Finally!

Fuzzhead


Have fun with that power bill...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Mon May 24, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: As the Work Unit Crunches
Replies: 335
Views: 123861

Re: As the Work Unit Crunches

http://techreport.com/discussions.x/18962 According to the above link, nVidia 400-series GPU's now have CUDA 3.1-enabled beta drivers. Does this mean they can be folded on, now? And Gerbil Jedidiah , when will you get a GTX 480 to start folding on? :wink: And any others who have a 400-series GPU, a...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Fri May 07, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3921
Views: 626631

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Ommegang Abbey Ale
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sat May 01, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Decisions... Decisions...
Replies: 24
Views: 2173

Re: Decisions... Decisions...

Heh CPU only. I'll go back to my CoolerMaster V8, when I get my new P6TD. Hopefully the 965 lives on. Not sure since I wasn't there, but this sounds like you mobo may be toast... I'd imagine the CPU and GPUs will survive. back to grapchics... The 480 may be a nice solution, but it would also be the...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sat May 01, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Decisions... Decisions...
Replies: 24
Views: 2173

Re: Decisions... Decisions...

I'd keep the 480 out of those cards just because it's the fastest single GPU. (the 295s performance and features on one chip) Hoping mine aren't toast. Put one of those CoolIt ECO coolers on today scored the traces on the motherboard because IMO the design is poor. My rec room smells like burnt met...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sat May 01, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Decisions... Decisions...
Replies: 24
Views: 2173

Re: Decisions... Decisions...

In a strange twist of developments... I have a GTX480 arriving on 4 May. I was planning on returning it unopened and keeping the 5870, but now with the driver issues I may try out the 480. OK I know I have to explain the 480... I had a gift card balance of $400 on amazon that I didn't want to spend ...
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sat May 01, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Decisions... Decisions...
Replies: 24
Views: 2173

Re: Decisions... Decisions...

Fighterpilot wrote:
if you were running the NV card previously...ATi cards are notorious for needing a system format to work properly.


I've run several nvidia cards on this OS prior to installing the 5870. Ugh why can't PC crap ever be easy? :roll:
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sat May 01, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Decisions... Decisions...
Replies: 24
Views: 2173

Re: Decisions... Decisions...

Drive sweeper did not help.

Turning Aero off did though. That doesn't seem like much of a fix to me when I have to turn off features. I'm hoping there's a better solution.
by Gerbil Jedidiah
Sat May 01, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Decisions... Decisions...
Replies: 24
Views: 2173

Re: Decisions... Decisions...

Could be a power/heat problem, or a defective card. Also, have you tried backing off to an earlier driver version? The GTX295 runs fine so it's not heat or power. I have several noctua fans and a PCP&C 750 in a Coolermaster Cosmos case. Google indicates others have had this vertical line issue,...