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by DancinJack
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: What happened to my overclock?

Bleeding-edge overclocks/overvolts was what I was talking about. I'm sure that at default settings most CPUs last at least 10 years. While that makes more sense, you also said "reasonable voltages." So, I mean, generally you're not gonna have bleeding edge overclocks with a reasonable vol...
by DancinJack
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: What happened to my overclock?

... I can't imagine that most 14nm processors would last longer than 2 years even at reasonable voltages. This makes no sense. I don't know what are "reasonable voltages" in your mind, but if 2 years were an expected lifetime from "reasonable voltages" Intel would be replacing d...
by DancinJack
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: File system stops responding in new build
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: File system stops responding in new build

just brew it! wrote:
Sounds like time for a Windows reinstall to me...


this.

/thread
by DancinJack
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2177
Views: 71068

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I know precisely jack **** about cars and racing. I know some Italian though. And I can Google. I didn't find a race with enough certainty to make a real guess though.
by DancinJack
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2177
Views: 71068

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Captain Ned wrote:
A very American race car in a very non-American race. Have at.


Very clearly Italy. Are you asking for the actual race name? no idea.
by DancinJack
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10552

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

idchafee wrote:
Also if the Dolphins could kick Tom Brady in the ass one or two more times tonight, that would be spiffy


grats!
by DancinJack
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: Displayport cable

RickyTick wrote:
tanker27 wrote:
To the OP:

I have a 1080 and also the PG279G:

One word.....MONOPRICE!

Just grab one in the size you need and you're golden.


Thanks!


I'd have linked Monoprice if their shipping charges weren't insane. Amazon ftw.
by DancinJack
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Gaming keyboard and mouse
Replies: 24
Views: 578

Re: Gaming keyboard and mouse

My bad. :oops: ..still not as bad as coupe de gra(s). (The cut of FAT.) :P No worries mate. Like I said, I wasn't criticizing you, but rather the fact that most people think "grazi" is how you say it. I don't even know where that came from. Probably us terrible English speakers if I had t...
by DancinJack
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Gaming keyboard and mouse
Replies: 24
Views: 578

Re: Gaming keyboard and mouse

Very nice little app.. Graci! :D (..yeah, a history to look back through to see where you screwed up is really handy - especially if you are moving at a rapid pace without really looking at num.pad when using it.) :lol: So off topic, but this annoys me (not you CScottG, but rather the wide misconce...
by DancinJack
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2177
Views: 71068

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

https://www.etsy.com/listing/560684190/ ... -accordion

edit: obviously it's nowhere near as kitschy, but maybe the same purpose?
by DancinJack
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2177
Views: 71068

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I had a higher-end microwave meal for lunch yesterday (if there is such a thing), and it came with a Sriracha sauce packet. I like spicy foods, but never tried much of that particular brand (I don't partake in table condiments at restaurants). While the taste was alright, it made my whole place sme...
by DancinJack
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forums on Mobile Small Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Forums on Mobile Small Issue

Heyyyyo! Nice work. God knows why you would use the light them anyway, but nice work! I'm generally a fan of dark themes, but hadn't noticed this setting before :) . TR's light scheme is pleasant enough that it didn't make me go hunting for a dark theme, until now. Ahhh. It burns my eyeballs. I've ...
by DancinJack
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forums on Mobile Small Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Forums on Mobile Small Issue

Figured it out - the board style "Canvas" has this problem. Changing it to "Black" solves it because it gives you a UI like what DancinJack has shown in his screenshot. Heyyyyo! Nice work. God knows why you would use the light them anyway, but nice work! edit: I wanted to check ...
by DancinJack
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forums on Mobile Small Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Forums on Mobile Small Issue

I have the same issue as the OP, and it takes a bit of aiming with the finger to hit the hamburger menu on the right. It occurs in Chrome on my Samsung Galaxy S8+ running at both 2220x1080 and 1440x2960 in both portrait and landscape orientations. @DancinJack - that looks like the desktop site to m...
by DancinJack
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Start Menu and Taskbar Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Windows 10 Start Menu and Taskbar Issue

Yeah, client machines as in three desktops. It is odd because I turn all that nonsense off during the setup process. Basically, all I'm doing is installing drivers, doing all the Win 10 updates, tossing chrome on, and slapping Sophos Home anti virus on. Then just through general use like 30 minutes...
by DancinJack
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forums on Mobile Small Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Forums on Mobile Small Issue

Mine has never looked like that. I'm on a 2560x1440 Pixel XL though (and was on a 1440p phone previously as well). I have and always use Chrome stable on my phone. https://i.imgur.com/zQZZ4dU.png?2 edit: I realize now that you were in landscape. https://i.imgur.com/JRwO2aP.png?1 edit: Dude, where is...
by DancinJack
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Start Menu and Taskbar Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Windows 10 Start Menu and Taskbar Issue

I've been doing some digging around now that I have it happening on 3 computers which had clean installs of 1709. it appears when the start menu goes south the event log shows the windows shell experience is terminating due to a timeout. I tried a few things including a power shell command to re-in...
by DancinJack
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10552

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I'm still friends with my main "group" of friends from high school. A few of us went to college together too, so that helped. I have been to zero reunion type functions. Though it sounds like I enjoyed high school more than most of you in this thread.
by DancinJack
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 29
Views: 1218

Re: Nvidia Titan V

Stupid naïve question of the day: could NVIDIA add (AI) functionality into GameWorks which made use of the Tensor Cores on the back end? Not that I'm expecting it, but the block diagrams put the tensor cores within each of the 4 sub-cores in a Volta SM. Either the SM itself will be different on non...
by DancinJack
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: Displayport cable

Just need to make sure the cable is DP 1.2 or higher. Here are a couple options. https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-DisplayPort-Cable-10-Feet/dp/B01J8S7624 https://www.amazon.com/Accell-DisplayPort-Cable-Locking-Latches/dp/B00CD1FB4E https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort#Resolution_and_refresh_...
by DancinJack
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10552

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Redocbew wrote:
Locate sand, insert head.


multiply by 154154545457786562
by DancinJack
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10552

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wrestling: basically LARPing. You mean the WWE. I was an amateur wrestler for 15 years, and I can assure you, it's not that similar to LARPing. Oh btw, I'm a tech nerd too. GASP! SPORTS AND TECH ZOMG THOSE DON'T EXIST. I also swam, played football, basketball, golfed, got a 4.0 in high school, and ...
by DancinJack
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Sound-Isolating Earphone Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Sound-Isolating Earphone Recommendations

Etymotic. It's really the ear tips that are going to give you the isolation and less so the actual earphone. Etymotic makes some really great, neutral IEMs that you might like, and they have great isolation with the included tips. https://www.etymotic.com/consumer/earphones.html Most of their models...
by DancinJack
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1781

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

Man, this thing is the gift that keeps on giving. Just in time for the holidays too! I have been repeatedly dismissing the High Sierra upgrade nag on my work MBP. I think I will continue to put it off until Apple gets their act together, or IT says they're not supporting Sierra any more. Just reboo...
by DancinJack
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 48
Views: 3326

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

Yeah, I don't think you'll want to do that on an i3 4170. Have you considered getting an updated GPU that supports HEVC decode/encode and using DirectPlay? (assuming your devices support H.265 playback, of course) (Like a GT 1030?)
by DancinJack
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: 27" WQHD IPS Monitor $220
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: 27" WQHD IPS Monitor $220

Anyone looking for a standard office-use monitor should have a look at this 24 hour sale on the Acer K272HUL for $220. with promo code EMCXBCRB2. It' doesn't have any fancy VRR tech, but it's a solid monitor at a great (possibly lowest ever?) price. Ends at midnight 12/1. I'm currently sitting in f...
by DancinJack
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 128
Views: 4514

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

whm1974 wrote:
That's funny, how did you find that?


Ned is a big Monty Python fan. Plus, he lives in VT, where they make a ton of cheese. Plus he can google. All of the above.
by DancinJack
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 144hz, Display Port Cable Requirements
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: 144hz, Display Port Cable Requirements

Yep, appreciate the link. Monoprice charges for shipping here so I usually don't use them unless it's an item I can really wait on and I'm buying bulk at a larger discount than Newegg or Amazon can get me since they ship free with my membership. Oh man, I know, their shipping is ridiculous. It's ju...
by DancinJack
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 144hz, Display Port Cable Requirements
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: 144hz, Display Port Cable Requirements

Good to know, so it's not hype. I haven't seen or used a lot of DP displays in business machines until the end of this year. I'm thinking 2018 is going to usher in the era of DP even in more mainstream/work systems. You'd think so, but HDMI is on almost, if not, every single TV out there. Projector...
by DancinJack
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 128
Views: 4514

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

End User wrote:
It goes very well with tube grubs.


Drizzle a little snail juice on 'em and mmmmmmmmmm