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by wizardz
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: fixed poor amazon video quality on xfinity
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: fixed poor amazon video quality on xfinity

they might simply redirect you to a local comcast netflix cache instead, and because its busy AF, you get lower quality?
it would be interesting to compare the stream sources (IP) between using comcast's dns and google's dns.
by wizardz
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Poll: How did you primarily check out the reviews of the AMD ThreadRipper?
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Poll: How did you primarily check out the reviews of the AMD ThreadRipper?

Mr Bill wrote:
wizardz wrote:
you forgot to add the "im waiting on TR to release the TR review"

but because that is a future event.. im still going to select "written reviews"
Done :D

sweet :D
by wizardz
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Poll: How did you primarily check out the reviews of the AMD ThreadRipper?
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Poll: How did you primarily check out the reviews of the AMD ThreadRipper?

you forgot to add the "im waiting on TR to release the TR review"

but because that is a future event.. im still going to select "written reviews"
by wizardz
Wed May 24, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Fiber, Can't get new router to work!
Replies: 24
Views: 2002

Re: New Fiber, Can't get new router to work!

glad you found that one. network loops can be a pain..

like at this new job i just got, the previous admin purposely disabled STP/RSTP on ALL of the switches. like "no rstp" on the CLI.
still trying to figure out why...
by wizardz
Wed May 17, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Match these speakers to a receiver
Replies: 46
Views: 3191

Re: Match these speakers to a receiver

i have a pair of Monitor Audio Rx6, who some people might call "bright". i paired them with a Creek Audio Evolution 50A and they just sound awesome. i listen mostly to music recorded between 1950 and 1980, with the occasional party starter from the 90s not sure about your budget, but a Cre...
by wizardz
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?
Replies: 9
Views: 2531

Re: What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?

looks like a more basic version of Cisco/HP CPU installation aid.

(see cpu and heatsink replacement section)
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/un ... 200M3.html
by wizardz
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cheesy but effective DIY monitor arm...
Replies: 29
Views: 5541

Re: Cheesy but effective DIY monitor arm...

wow, creativity at its best!. reminds me of the ghetto "server cabinet" i made for myself when i first moved in except you actually finished it with a proper wrapping so it blends properly. i really need to get meself an utrawide, heck i would love to have a projector and an ultrawide scre...
by wizardz
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just lost my cat Zoe
Replies: 40
Views: 7563

Re: Just lost my cat Zoe

condolences, i hope you will keep good memories.
by wizardz
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Printer suggeestions
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Re: Printer suggeestions

i love my brother all in one too. (mfc-7860dw). cheap toner, you can even "reset the counter" by pressing a few keys and print paper until it fades to white (i was trying to use Fade To Black somewhere but meh.. ) be wary of some of their printer if you want to print natively from IOS. Som...
by wizardz
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Unlocked/OC-able CPUs at stock
Replies: 33
Views: 6888

Re: Unlocked/OC-able CPUs at stock

i bought a 2600k almost at launch, had been running a custom loop as well since day one but never bothered to overclock. only a few months ago i decided to beat the thing like it owed me money.. the difference is marginal and barely noticed the difference outside of synthetic benchmarks. it is paire...
by wizardz
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter driving sucks!
Replies: 85
Views: 3009

Re: Winter driving sucks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfDZixZFzms unfortunatly it is pretty common here. it seems like people forget how to drive in the snow/ice and that they have to learn every year. i mean we have been coverered in snow/ice for 6 months a year for the last 10,000 years or so... this particular stretc...
by wizardz
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: USB Trojan
Replies: 18
Views: 1914

Re: USB Trojan

All that said, I'd always insist that any "must have" data be made into a proper backup with an off-line copy stored in a fire-proof safe. Could automate that too, except the physical action of putting it into the safe :wink: if her job *depends* on those files, multiple copie taken multi...
by wizardz
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Becoming a father
Replies: 80
Views: 3752

Re: Becoming a father

the best days are yet to come.
enjoy every second of it.
by wizardz
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Building a LIGHTSABER!! Peltier Cooler question...
Replies: 47
Views: 2769

Re: Building a LIGHTSABER!! Peltier Cooler question...

oh !

i love it! awesome job man!!
by wizardz
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: FTTH Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: FTTH Question

i'm not sure about all the providers, but most of them will provide some form of ISP controlled ONT and provide only ethernet on the premise.

M'a Bell up here works that way.
by wizardz
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Becoming a father
Replies: 80
Views: 3752

Re: Becoming a father

first let me start with CONGRATULATIONS!!!! as a very good friend of mine who once said to me (he's a father of two little nuclear powered deamons) - don't listen to the advice of others. (not really but you will understand) thats the only advice i can give you. you will see that everyone around you...
by wizardz
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3511
Views: 517912

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Bill Withers - Ain't no sunshine
by wizardz
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cellular + Wireless Bridge Dual WAN Router?
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

Re: Cellular + Wireless Bridge Dual WAN Router?

hello,

have your checked Peplink?
i know some of their cellular routers may have the functions you are looking for
http://www.peplink.com/products/max-cel ... -cellular/

hope this helps
by wizardz
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Setup Airport Express on a Separate Network
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

Re: Setup Airport Express on a Separate Network

good day! the airport express, when setup in bridge mode will, like most access point bridge the wireless with the wired network. what you are trying to achieve is im assuming to setup some sort of guest network. if security is a concern (its mostly the case), then this configuration will be done wi...
by wizardz
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compressing Data to Save Space
Replies: 21
Views: 1207

Re: Compressing Data to Save Space

is virtualization an option?

we had 2 legacy app servers running windows 2003 that were running out of space (old proprietary applications that just grows overtime with no way to purge any of the old stuff). we ended up virtualizing them so we could increase the size of the disk pretty easily.
by wizardz
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 as a subscription?
Replies: 47
Views: 2939

Re: Windows 10 as a subscription?

An OS may not make sense but there may be a time it will. Take your parents for instance, if all they use their computer for is for email and to surf the web why would they pay for a full fledged OS? Why would they ever need one? i agree, and this is where i believe that "alternative" OS'...
by wizardz
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 as a subscription?
Replies: 47
Views: 2939

Re: Windows 10 as a subscription?

exactly what they have been doing with office for years. it just makes compliance a whole lot easier and finance super happy. heck, it almost makes me happy as well as i don't have to manage those damn licenses anymore. I guess for some people there would be some upsides to this, but I'm not sure t...
by wizardz
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 as a subscription?
Replies: 47
Views: 2939

Re: Windows 10 as a subscription?

exactly what they have been doing with office for years.

it just makes compliance a whole lot easier and finance super happy. heck, it almost makes me happy as well as i don't have to manage those damn licenses anymore.
by wizardz
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?
Replies: 32
Views: 4943

Re: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?

I may have fallen in love with that grey Phantek, no joke. that's actually the one i have. i like the clean look of it. no 5 1/2 bays or anything that can compromise the clean sleek look of the front. i crammed a 360mm rad, an extended-atx board and a 140mm EK-res inside and it just looks gorgeous :)
by wizardz
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?
Replies: 32
Views: 4943

Re: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?

for cases, i've always liked the no-nonsense design of Fractal Design's cases. since you said you don't want jet black it may not appeal to you. i also recently purchased a Phantek Eclipse P400 and i'm pretty happy with how it turned out. also they are faily cheap (price) enclosures.

hope it helps.
by wizardz
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?
Replies: 224
Views: 19676

Re: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?

an 80gb zune! i even spent extra to have it custom engraved with "Zune Originals" engraving.. thing is a beast tho.. has been my defacto incar music system for the past decade. then i got a smartphone and the Zune has most likely never seen daylight again, heck it's probably still in the ...
by wizardz
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?
Replies: 224
Views: 19676

Re: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?

an 80gb zune! i even spent extra to have it custom engraved with "Zune Originals" engraving.. thing is a beast tho.. has been my defacto incar music system for the past decade. then i got a smartphone and the Zune has most likely never seen daylight again, heck it's probably still in the g...
by wizardz
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm looking for a new wallet
Replies: 38
Views: 1893

Re: I'm looking for a new wallet

BIF, i have been using the ezgo wallets (http://www.ezgowallet.com) since they came out a few years ago. they can hold 3-4 cards per side, plus a full SD and a micro SD. you can also fit about 7-8 bank notes in the space in the middle. it fits very confortably in q front pocket and they also float! ...
by wizardz
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The eyes have it.
Replies: 30
Views: 1286

Re: The eyes have it.

i've had problems with my vision since my early (<5 yo) years..and had been wearing glasses ever since. it then started to degrade up until my early 20's where i couldn't even take a leak standing without my glasses and shortly thereafter it started to be even worse where i couldn't see 5 inches in ...
by wizardz
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Best antivirus / antimalware protection for Windows 10
Replies: 54
Views: 2110

Re: Best antivirus / antimalware protection for Windows 10

I have a new all-in-one HP Pavilion that came with Windows 10 and I need to know what is the best way to protect it. What software is the best for internet protection for viruses/spyware/malware etc.? i personally use Kaspersky Internet Security. its about 50$ per year for 3 devices. (android phone...