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Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 47
Views: 1237

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

LetsEncrypt.org also issues free public certificates. Although their service is primarily geared towards web servers, it looks like there's a QNAP tutorial for working with LetsEncrypt's certificate issuance/renewal protocol here: https://forum.qnap.com/viewtopic.php?t=122747 Nice, I will look into...
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Sony a6000 unable to display
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Sony a6000 unable to display

@JBI - I typically connect via USB and open the camera drive from My Computer then navigate to the DCIM folder where the photos are stored, so I'd guess I'm connecting as a USB mass storage device. It will still show up under My Computer regardless of whether it is using mass storage protocol or MT...
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Sony a6000 unable to display
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Sony a6000 unable to display

Are you connecting via MTP, or as a USB mass storage device? I've noticed quite a bit of wonkiness with MTP in general (not on your specific camera, since I don't own it; I mean with MTP devices in general). Changes made to the internal memory via MTP aren't always correctly reflected on the device,...
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1456
Views: 42499

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I also grew up in the era when filmstrip projectors were commonly used in elementary schools. The company that made them is located in the Chicago area, and is still around. When I interviewed there back in the 1990s they had a display case in the lobby with a gold-plated filmstrip projector in it....
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD is back with a vengeance -
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: AMD is back with a vengeance -

Back in my day we did physics simulations with pencil and paper, went through both by the ton, and erasers.............;) "Your day" must go pretty far back. :wink: In the early '90s I worked on one of the early purpose-built QCD simulation machines, ACPMAPS . 12 racks of equipment, 612 I...
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Gamdias Hermes E1
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Gamdias Hermes E1

My thought would be that it has driver issues, given the Newegg reviews you mentioned.
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3416
Views: 504964

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

There is a lot of overlap though especially with bands like Halestorm which can do both, but often has a few ballads thrown in as well. Even Slipknot has done that on occasion, and they're pretty hard to mistake as anything but a metal band. :P ...and then you've got bands like Opeth which morph ov...
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Another dumb question I likely have the answer to
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Another dumb question I likely have the answer to

Sounds like it is possible but not easy; you need to install ESXi first (so you would need to re-do the Windows install as well). Most people seem to recommend installing ESXi to a second drive or USB stick if you want to dual-boot it. More info here: https://serverfault.com/questions/610191/vmware-...
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 73
Views: 2986

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

It bothers me a little bit that "palindrome" is not a palindrome.
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 73
Views: 2986

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

Captain Ned wrote:
Shobai wrote:
[Ah, that's probably because they're palindromes.

Able was I, ere I saw Elba?
A man, a plan, a canal, Panama.

A slut nixes sex in Tulsa.
Net safety? Byte fasten.
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Dumb idea/thought experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: Dumb idea/thought experiment

whm1974 wrote:
For moment I'll say the second one. It would be too expensive and a lot of folks won't like the idea of being limited to 16GB of memory anyway.

I would hazard a guess that the vast majority of APU users wouldn't feel constrained by 16GB.
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 73
Views: 2986

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

whm1974 wrote:
And I am assuming miners will lye their ass off in order to sell those used cards as well.

Well yeah, putting lye on your ass very well might make it fall off, but I'm not sure how that would help anyone sell a used video card...
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 28
Views: 1300

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

Geez whiz even though I want a cheap six or eight core system, with of these problems Ryzen is having with Linux I think I would stick with Intel if I was building a new rig. Intel may cost an arm and leg but at least Linux is fully supported and just works. Well, the problem reported in the OP was...
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 47
Views: 1237

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

My pain threshold for re-downloading stuff improved massively when I upgraded from 3 Mb DSL to 105 Mb cable a couple of years ago. :wink:
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 28
Views: 1300

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

It hasn't been fixed, and it's serious in the sense that if you do something like on your systems regularly, you're not going to buy a ryzen system. Yup, this is one of the reasons I am in no hurry to jump on Ryzen. Until there's at least a better understanding of what triggers the issue, there's n...
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1456
Views: 42499

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I also grew up in the era when filmstrip projectors were commonly used in elementary schools. The company that made them is located in the Chicago area, and is still around. When I interviewed there back in the 1990s they had a display case in the lobby with a gold-plated filmstrip projector in it.
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1456
Views: 42499

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I think we've still got one on a shelf in the garage somewhere. Was probably last used about 2 decades ago.
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 47
Views: 1237

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

My NAS can be turned into a web accessible device extremely easily, my own personal cloud as it were. The only reason I've not done so is to make it secure I'd need to buy an SSL certificate, QNAP wants $45 for a three year SSL cert. I haven't been traveling much anymore so I've never gone ahead an...
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Fake Ryzen chips
Replies: 21
Views: 822

Re: Fake Ryzen chips

1. Most music is still not available as a lossless download at reasonable prices. If the artists are still producing give them an email or hit their twitter. Seems silly I know but just sending a quick note or tweet to two groups I like got them to give lossless a try with their most recent albums....
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 47
Views: 1237

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

devs have all gone insane and think it's a good idea to scatter files all over the place in there. Why keeping files for a program inside that program's directory became something nobody wants to do is beyond me. I also much prefer the idea of keeping all of a programs settings in the program direc...
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 47
Views: 1237

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

Oh, and regarding the "declutter" aspect, here's what I've been doing for a while now for my desktop: When I upgrade to a new version of Linux (every 2-3 years), I always do a clean install to different hardware instead of an in-place upgrade. Using trailing edge gear makes this affordable...
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 47
Views: 1237

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

I don't use Windows any more, but I do use the Documents folder and Desktop on Linux. Documents folder is treated as temporary staging area for work in progress. Desktop is used similarly but also has folders and/or shortcuts to frequently accessed stuff. Files which are to be kept longer term are p...
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Fake Ryzen chips
Replies: 21
Views: 822

Re: Fake Ryzen chips

People still buy CDs? I thought that folks quit buying those once portable audio devices that can playback MP3 and newer codecs become affordable. 1. Most music is still not available as a lossless download at reasonable prices. 2. Physical CDs often come with extras (e.g. booklet with lyrics &...
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Air filtered through water
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Air filtered through water

I vaguely remember hearing from one of those high-pressure timeshare sorts that they want the local female present because she's normally easier to sell to and will then apply domestic pressure on the dude to go along with it. He was explaining why their 'free' vacation packages and such tend to st...
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1456
Views: 42499

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I am become Pinterest, burner-downer of houses . In short, don't decorate a candle with nature's own hardwood charcoal briquettes. Crazy stuff. I guess one of the acorns was smoldering after the main wick of the candle was put out. Given the oil content of acorns, and the proximity of a mass of par...
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Website Popup Video Player is Killing Me!
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Website Popup Video Player is Killing Me!

...In any case, it sounds like the site in question is somewhat shady, and probably best avoided. Awww, come on, I said in my first post it's the UK Daily Mail. And I also said it's not the only major media site that does this. :( *Ahem*... Daily Mail qualifies as a "somewhat shady" site ...
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1456
Views: 42499

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

when I was a young teen--pre driving--we were behind motorcycle that lost control and wound up going into a concrete median divider; with the driver going head first. He was not wearing a helmet and it was grotesque. My mom was driving (a minivan IIRC) and I was in the front and got to see what hap...
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: CPU usage different in different Task Manager tabs
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: CPU usage different in different Task Manager tabs

Yes, AFAIK idle virtual (HT) cores count towards the idle percentage.

Also, if you have a lot of processes rapidly spawning and terminating, this may throw things off (I know it does in Linux, not sure how well Windows tracks things in this situation).
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 73
Views: 2986

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

Heiwashin wrote:
I had forgotten that folding was a thing.

One of the "dual-core crates" from my old folding farm got donated to Starfalcon's museum of old PC tech at the TRBBQ. :wink:
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Fake Ryzen chips
Replies: 21
Views: 822

Re: Fake Ryzen chips

The first thing i do is check the prime only shipping filter, that weeds out most of the junk. Then i just make sure it's at least "fulfilled by amazon". I figured that perhaps if they're shipping it themselves they maybe vet it a little. Of course i always go for sold by amazon first eve...