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by just brew it!
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: UPS Failure Mode
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: UPS Failure Mode

I believe I have/had a unit that behaved that way.

In general, consumer UPSes don't seem to be very good about letting you know when the battery is getting dodgy. The only solution I've come up with is to replace the battery every ~3 years, whether you think it needs it or not.
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 270
Views: 5087

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

whm1974 wrote:
Anyway looking at the code it sure does look like a nightmare language to program in. :o

Some people say that about C/C++. :wink:

"What do you mean I need to do my own memory management? That's crazy talk!"
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2041
Views: 66509

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

For those of us in the US, what are your plans for the week? I figure a lot of people are taking an extra day (or three) off to travel out of town over the Thanksgiving holiday?. Working half-days today through Wednesday, spending the rest of the time preparing what I can in advance - roasted and m...
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2041
Views: 66509

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

For those of us in the US, what are your plans for the week? I figure a lot of people are taking an extra day (or three) off to travel out of town over the Thanksgiving holiday? I'm working a normal workday Mon-Wed. Should be a pretty quiet few days at the office; maybe I can actually get something ...
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 90
Views: 5875

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Also, does anyone care to write a thoughtful cover letter anymore? I take an almost pernicious obsession when I write my cover letters. I know that I will be judged not only by my grammatical mistakes, but by my judicious and straightforward prose to standout from the herd of mediocre contenders. M...
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 40
Views: 3898

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

Centos is hard to install on actual hardware. I had trouble installing Centos 7 on Dell C2D laptop as well as Thinkpad T420s until I disabled nVidia GPU. I love Centos on the server but it doesn't play well on desktops. Good to know about Ryzen on Linux. Centos (and RHEL) really are designed to be ...
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iMac Pro includes the A10 Fusion
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: iMac Pro includes the A10 Fusion

I didn't say first move :P The T1 iirc was something similar to the OG Apple Watch SoC? A10 Fusion is decidedly more capable, and I'm sure will be used for a lot more than hey Siri. The “big move” will be when Apple replaces Intel CPUs with their own in house designs. That would be the final move i...
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 90
Views: 5875

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Oh, duh. Yeah, hadn't been reading the thread too carefully. I even responded to the "fod" part, but the whole "devasting" thing whizzed right past me.
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iMac Pro includes the A10 Fusion
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: iMac Pro includes the A10 Fusion

Ninjitsu wrote:
But can it go "BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT"?

:D

Maybe it has a titanium inner tray to protect critical components?
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 2528

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

The solution there is to mount the large monitor to an arm so that it floats above the desk, leaving the whole surface free for relatively-short stuff. Good idea. Not sure how well that would work; there's a partition attached to the back of the desk. The partition is kind of superfluous though, gi...
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 2528

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

What is this thing people have against large displays? I mean I had folks look at me funny after I tell them I'm using a 30" monitor even after I explain that I'm using 2560x1600 resolution as well. I mean don't get me wrong, I can see those who simply don't have the room or the money to spare...
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 103
Views: 3152

Re: What is your sound set up?

My setup is objectively pathetic. I have an old pair of iPhone earbuds hooked up to the front panel headphone jack on my case, run through built in audio. Aside from no audio at all, I can’t imagine a much worse setup. The reason for all that is that my computer room is too close to bedrooms, so I ...
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition
Replies: 21
Views: 834

Re: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition

Presler == Netburst's Last Gasp, more or less.
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread

Looks like Jonnyguru really likes it, except for the fact that with some cases you physically can't mount it in the required orientation, due to how the screw holes are arranged.
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread

It's worse that that now - most modern cases mount the PSU at the bottom, and most of those now have segregated PSU shrouds that force you to mount a PSU with the fan facing down over some filtered intake. My current case has the PSU at the bottom, but no shroud. So something like the Seasonic pass...
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread

A timely article by Anandtech on Best PC Power Supplies https://www.anandtech.com/show/12056/best-psus Those passively cooled Seasonics are interesting, though the vent placement seems problematic to me. They need to be mounted with the large vent facing up, which means with a bottom-mount PSU the ...
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 103
Views: 3152

Re: What is your sound set up?

Maybe he just prefers headphones, or his system is in an area where frequent use of the speakers would disturb others.
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: wine fridge beeping
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: wine fridge beeping

Have you tried unplugging it for a few minutes and plugging it back in? Or maybe it is just waiting for you to reprogram the temperature set point(s)?

You could see if the manufacturer sells replacement parts, or maybe there are parts available on eBay.
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 90
Views: 5875

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Welch wrote:
Wow, that is one steaming pile of crap! Devasting even :lol:

What fine publication was that from?

Not sure which post you're referring to here.
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 2528

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

whm1974 wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
What is it that you really want to do? Set some priorities, and focus on them.

Yeah I need to do that, don't I? :roll: (at myself).

Ask questions in the GCC thread if you get stuck.
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 2528

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

What is it that you really want to do? Set some priorities, and focus on them. Are you serious about the "learn how to do software development" angle, or not? There are people here willing to help you do that, but only if you are serious about it and have the self-control to keep yourself ...
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 2528

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

You're focusing on minutiae again. Unless you're a AV connoisseur, or one of your priorities is impressing your AV connoisseur friends, this issue is lost in the noise.
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition
Replies: 21
Views: 834

Re: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition

Chrispy_ wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Yeah, really more of a meme than a joke. Tech site version of a Rickroll, without the YouTube link.

But Rickrolling is specifically about tricking someone into clicking the link. No link, no Rickroll :(

It's still an "oh yeah, this... :roll:" thing though.
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 2528

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

I single-handedly rewrote Digital Research's entire runtime library for their Pascal compiler when I was still in college. In 8080 assembly language. Original library was mostly written in Pascal; the performance and memory footprint of DR's implementation sucked a**. That was a big problem in thos...
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition
Replies: 21
Views: 834

Re: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition

LostCat obviously knows that. He just thinks it's a stupid joke. It always has been. If anything the probable reason it even caught on was how many Intel graphics chipsets back then were incapable of running pretty much anything. I played a demo of that game when it was released on my Pentium D 930...
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition
Replies: 21
Views: 834

Re: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition

LostCat obviously knows that. He just thinks it's a stupid joke. It always has been. If anything the probable reason it even caught on was how many Intel graphics chipsets back then were incapable of running pretty much anything. Yeah, really more of a meme than a joke. Tech site version of a Rickr...
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 2528

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

I single-handedly rewrote Digital Research's entire runtime library for their Pascal compiler when I was still in college. In 8080 assembly language. Original library was mostly written in Pascal; the performance and memory footprint of DR's implementation sucked a**. That was a big problem in those...
by just brew it!
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition
Replies: 21
Views: 834

Re: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition

Anyone else gone back and dug into Crysis performance now that hardware to run it has gotten up to 10 years newer? Dumbest joke ever? Machines when Crysis was launched could play Crysis. Why should I bother? "Can it run Crysis?" has been a running gag since the game come out since the gam...
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 270
Views: 5087

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

I didn't know that you could do ray tracing on a C64/C128/. I bet that was a lot of work setting all of that up. how did you "networked" them together? You can do anything - albeit at a certain scale and speed - with even a lowly 8-bit computer. Start with the basic building blocks. Write...
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition
Replies: 21
Views: 834

Re: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition

Surprisingly, Crysis doesn't require SSE2. I loaded it up on my PIII and it actually ran fine. Well, fine if you're OK with 21.3 fps at 800x600 with all details set to low. :P There were probably still enough non-SSE2 systems around when it was released that they didn't want to eliminate that poten...