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Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 866
Views: 63736

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

No blood, but I did swear a couple of times!
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Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Speakers hum when PC is off/standby
Replies: 23
Views: 1239

Re: Speakers hum when PC is off/standby

Cool.
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Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 866
Views: 63736

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Does fixing a string of Christmas lights count?
by just brew it!
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2195
Views: 71638

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I travel a lot for work and yeah it's crazy what gets flagged and what doesn't. I bought some stuff for kids in Hong Kong in August with my check card...no issues. Then I buy some random thing at Best Buy last month.. FLAGGED. :o :roll: "Some random thing from [insert retail chain]" can b...
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Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2195
Views: 71638

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

turns out I am hosed so hard my anus is bruising. My water heater is in a location that is no longer legal for it to be in. Since I'm replacing it, I'll have to relocate it. Usually I'd say the hell with it and do it anyway but we're moving in May or June and putting the house for sale. So it has t...
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Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2195
Views: 71638

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Here are the recipes I went with this time around: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/46822/indian-chicken-curry-ii/ https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/curried-eggplant-109738 http://allrecipes.com/recipe/72349/indian-style-basmati-rice/ I guess the rice was technically not a curry on its own, ...
by just brew it!
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Speakers hum when PC is off/standby
Replies: 23
Views: 1239

Re: Speakers hum when PC is off/standby

I also get this on my Corsair SP2500s, but I thought it was normal too. I just live with it *shrugs* I suppose it's "normal" in the sense that it's pretty common. Using well-shielded cables and a couple of 5 cent resistors would greatly reduce it though; so it's really a symptom of cost-c...
by just brew it!
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2195
Views: 71638

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

just brew it! wrote:
Changing the subject, I'm making chicken curry for dinner tonight.

Went for a curry triple-play. Chicken curry, eggplant curry, and curry rice. Yes, we all enjoy spicy food. Everything was delicious!
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2195
Views: 71638

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

TFW code uses asserts and exception handlers as part of the normal control flow... and logs the exceptions. :roll: hahaha an app I use fairly frequently does this. There are two logs - one with all exceptions and one with just "important" exceptions. The file with all exceptions is full o...
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Re: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers

Yup. If you are straight-up using Google for your searches then what's the point of not using Chrome (..most of the time)? Well, other than the abysmal memory handling. :oops: At least memory was cheap when I put my last build together. 32GB FTW! :lol: For those rare times that you need a "sta...
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?

Any kind of overclocking is not guaranteed to work and/or may require additional tweaking, even if done via XMP profile. Even with a kit with better reviews, there is a slight chance you won't be able to hit 3000; running at 3000 means you are running the memory controller on the CPU out of spec, wh...
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?

G.SKILL is not my first choice of brand, but yes they should work. (As noted above, I prefer Crucial and Kingston.)
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?

Crucial and Kingston (who also make Hyper X) are reliable and usually reasonably priced.
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?

XMP is essentially factory overclocking. While it should work, it doesn't always work. There is some risk that you will not be stable using the XMP profile, though 3000 is a pretty mild overclock so odds are good that it will work.
by just brew it!
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?

Can i buy first 1080 ti aorus without new rams. And start using 8700K , with my 2133mhz rams and 1080 ti aorus. After month i just buy faster ram . Or i will be have too much performance decrease because of 2133mhz? That will end up costing you more than if you just bought faster RAM to start with....
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?

Only performance in games , thats all. I read many reviews that difference between 2133mhz and 2666mhz is like 10-40 fps. I cant post link because i cant paste links now. And some guys from polish forum , said that i will be have bottleneck on my 8700k with 2133mhz rams. Is this true? I want only 1...
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: Can i use 2133mhz with 8700K or should i buy 2666mhz?

2666MHz is the fastest speed Intel is willing to certify as compatible (i.e., all 8700K should be able to run the RAM at that speed). Slower RAM should work just fine as long as it is DDR4 (best bet is something on Asus' list of modules they've tested for compatibility), but you'll lose some perform...
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Re: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers

I switched to Chrome several years ago and haven't looked back. Yeah, there are privacy concerns; but Google knows pretty much everything anyway. I keep FF around too, but rarely use it. On my laptop, Chrome is configured to use an encrypted SOCKS proxy by default. So I use Firefox to deal with WiFi...
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 23
Views: 810

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

I remember way back in the day there were some installers that got confused once HDDs got bigger than 4GB. The free space calculation would blow up and no matter how much you had it would think you didn't have enough.
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2195
Views: 71638

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

TFW code uses asserts and exception handlers as part of the normal control flow... and logs the exceptions. :roll:
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 131
Views: 4787

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Bitcoin's big issues these days aren't related to security; they are transaction rate, per-transaction cost, and net energy consumption. Security of the overall ecosystem is a concern too, but not in the top 3.
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 866
Views: 63736

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Not exactly a "repair" (yet), but arguably still in the spirit of this thread... I had an epiphany about a software bug I've been chasing at work for the past couple of days. The flash of insight came at a homebrew club event earlier this evening, after a couple of beers. Real-life example...
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 131
Views: 4787

Re: So who here is actually mining?

DPete27 wrote:
That's what I see. If things pan out, we could be looking at a perfect storm for a big pullback.

Nearly everyone else here has been predicting a big pullback for a while now. :wink:
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: decided to dust off
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: decided to dust off

Yeah, there's definitely some discoloration which was not apparent in the original pic. I've seen worse, but only on boards which have ceased to function.
by just brew it!
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Speakers hum when PC is off/standby
Replies: 23
Views: 1239

Re: Speakers hum when PC is off/standby

If the existing cable is unshielded, then yeah better cables would probably help.
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 23
Views: 810

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

There are a lot of amazingly bad devs out there. I've encountered quite a few over the years.
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Speakers hum when PC is off/standby
Replies: 23
Views: 1239

Re: Speakers hum when PC is off/standby

You could still try my passive adapter idea too; I bet that would get rid of most of the remaining hum. It's all low-voltage, so you're not going to damage anything even if you screw it up and miswire it.
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Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: File system stops responding in new build - SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: File system stops responding in new build

Sounds like time for a Windows reinstall to me...
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Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: decided to dust off
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: decided to dust off

Yeah, those are good points.
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Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: decided to dust off
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: decided to dust off

Looks like the coating is slightly blistered to me? A clearer pic would help.