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by adampk17
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 242
Views: 16768

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

How bad is Windows 10 Really? It's not. I have been using it since launch and I have installed every one of the updates within a week of it's release. Perhaps I've just been lucky, but I don't think so. I will tell you this, I am apparently much more open to change than the average person commenting...
by adampk17
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Question about a NVMe SSD and shared PCI-E lanes
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Question about a NVMe SSD and shared PCI-E lanes

In my experience using a x4 pcie adapter shows the m.2 drive to the pc the same way using the m.2 slot on the board does. I had a similar issue where I needed to use 5 sata ports and my board divvied up sata ports and pci lanes in a similar way with the m.2 slot and the bottom slot. I would probabl...
by adampk17
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Question about a NVMe SSD and shared PCI-E lanes
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Question about a NVMe SSD and shared PCI-E lanes

I don’t suppose that PCI-E slot adapter would change how the SSD was seen by the BIOS and for booting, would it?
by adampk17
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Question about a NVMe SSD and shared PCI-E lanes
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Question about a NVMe SSD and shared PCI-E lanes

Hello Gerbils, I'm upgrading my system here in the next week or so with a new proc, MB, RAM, and my first ever NVMe SSD, a Samsung 970 1TB. The motherboard is going to be a Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 and HERE is the link to the TR review where it talks about how the PCI-E lanes are divvied up. If ...
by adampk17
Fri May 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 20
Views: 4035

Re: Sports heroes

Ken Griffey Jr, Edgar Martinez (Better get in the HoF next year!), and for announcers, Dave Niehaus.
by adampk17
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 4562

Re: Warning about Newegg

Oh, and being as that I'm from Washington state, thanks for the $20. :lol:


edit: reread your post, I guess it was $40.
by adampk17
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 4562

Re: Warning about Newegg

ludi wrote:
Now if only more states could just discover massive oil reserves relative to their population density and then route the profits through a well-managed public benefit fund :roll:


I was gonna say.....
by adampk17
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 21861

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

jihadjoe wrote:
Do you guys think a proper fix to the silicon will make it to Ice Lake?


My uneducated guess is that Intel would not release a new processor that still had this errata.
by adampk17
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 21861

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

I wonder how long until the potentially ginormous class-action lawsuit is started? I don't see how it couldn't be.
by adampk17
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 20261

Re: Xbox One X

I was very tempted to get the X last week when we bought the S. I've been rocking the 360 Elite since launch day (it was the first version that had HDMI back in April 2007). Paid $480 for it at the time. It has lasted me over 10 years, which is a great ROI. I couldn't quite justify the price differ...
by adampk17
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR 2017 Gift Guide?
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Re: TR 2017 Gift Guide?

morphine wrote:
Yes, soon. Stay tuned.



Thank you sir
by adampk17
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR 2017 Gift Guide?
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

TR 2017 Gift Guide?

Just curious if a 2017 Gift Guide will be coming this year? I'm being nagged by my wife and parents that I don't have a list for them. I know, first world problems.....
by adampk17
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ergonomic "gaming" keyboard. Does it exist?
Replies: 49
Views: 17387

Re: Ergonomic "gaming" keyboard. Does it exist?

How funny, I started this thread almost 1.5 years ago. How cool to see it revived again. Sad to see the mythical ergo gaming keyboard is still a bit of a unicorn. :-(
by adampk17
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 20261

Re: Xbox One X

I'm too busy playing on this thing to talk about it much. It's fantastic in nearly every way. I have to agree with you. I have a 4K HDR TV and the couple X1X enhanced games that I have, Shadow of War, Diablo 3, and Killer Instinct look amazing. It even looked a lot better on my friends 1080P TV. Wo...
by adampk17
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 97
Views: 14978

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

Sprint PPC-6700 - (Sprint)
Motorola Q9h - (AT&T)
iPhone 3GS 32GB - (AT&T)
iPhone 4 32 GB - (AT&T)
iPhone 5 32 GB - (AT&T)
iPhone 6+ 64 GB - (AT&T/T-Mobile)
iPhone 8+ 64 GB - (T-Mobile)
by adampk17
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Tom Petty
Replies: 13
Views: 4279

Re: RIP Tom Petty

I didn't really know much of Tom's music except the hits that pretty much everyone has heard, Free Fallin', etc until my best friend, who was a huge Petty fan, introduced me to more of his library. I really grew to appreciate his music and the person he was. Went to 4 or 5 of his concerts, mostly at...
by adampk17
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 76
Views: 13907

Re: Eclipse on August 21

We're headed down to central Oregon to camp in a farmer's field that they have turned in to a money printing machine. We're headed down very early Saturday morning but I'm still nervous about running in to terrible traffic. Some traffic jams started in the area yesterday! http://komonews.com/news/lo...
by adampk17
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 4958

Re: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta

I play WoWS a bit and, from what I have heard, "Seal Clubbing" is when a skilled player that could be playing high tiered games plays a lower tier to prey upon newer, less experienced players.
by adampk17
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cutting my soda habit in half.
Replies: 112
Views: 8505

Re: Cutting my soda habit in half.

Holy cow, bro. That is a lot of soda. You didn't say if it was diet or not that you are drinking. Either way though, not good. Well done on cutting down. That's a good first step to take.

I average a little less than a can a day and my wife is kicking my ass about it.
by adampk17
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: McDonald rips off Apple
Replies: 18
Views: 6813

Re: McDonald rips off Apple

ludi wrote:
Oh yeah.  I hear Sophocles wrote up most of the Theban Plays while chewing through a stack of Gyro Jr.s and raising a goblet to Dionysus.



That is funny AF..
by adampk17
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Encryption on cloud drives
Replies: 12
Views: 6657

Re: Encryption on cloud drives

There is also this (but no Linux apparently): https://viivo.com/ Checked out Viivo a little bit. Looks like it might do most of what I need too. I like that it compresses files, even though I'm in no danger of maxing out any of the free cloud services. It's made by PKware too. If my early 90's memo...
by adampk17
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Encryption on cloud drives
Replies: 12
Views: 6657

Re: Encryption on cloud drives

adampk17 wrote:

This looks very interesting (Boxcryptor). I'm reading more now. Do you use it?



Boxcryptor looks kinda perfect. All except the $48/year for more than one cloud provider and more than two devices. Not bad though.

Now to read about Cryptomator.
by adampk17
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Encryption on cloud drives
Replies: 12
Views: 6657

Re: Encryption on cloud drives

CScottG wrote:
https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/download/

Note: the "portable" version also has Linux support.

Also:

https://cryptomator.org



This looks very interesting (Boxcryptor). I'm reading more now. Do you use it?
by adampk17
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Encryption on cloud drives
Replies: 12
Views: 6657

Re: Encryption on cloud drives

Resilio Sync https://www.resilio.com/individuals/ Cross platform. The paid version (pay once, activate on as many devices as you want) lets you have encrypted shares which allow you to have a P2P cloud of encrypted data on clients you don't trust, and decrypted data on clients you trust, all with r...
by adampk17
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Encryption on cloud drives
Replies: 12
Views: 6657

Encryption on cloud drives

There are lots of smart people here at TR so I'm going to throw this question out on these forums. What I'd like to be able to do is keep a blob of encrypted personal documents out on a cloud drive. Be it Google drive, One drive, it shouldn't matter I wouldn't think. However, I would like the data t...
by adampk17
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3
Replies: 38
Views: 4049

Re: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3

And even if it's true, it says much more about Apple's competitors and how hard is the Android market right now, than it says about Apple itself. The number (104%) wasn't meant to trumpet Apple. It's just one way of looking at the Q3 data, an observation. If you think it was then you assigned that ...
by adampk17
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3
Replies: 38
Views: 4049

Re: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3

Yep, math can be manipulated to come up with all kinds of numbers. Nobody is disputing that. In this case some people find the 104% figure interesting and it does add some perspective on the smart phone industry in Q3. Perhaps you can't do much with the number after that, but it isn't up to you to d...
by adampk17
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3
Replies: 38
Views: 4049

Re: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3

It makes perfect sense. If you haven't read the whole thread, where the math is explained, I don't know how to help ya.
by adampk17
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Galaxy S8 is not going to feature a 3.5mm headphone jack
Replies: 25
Views: 2494

Galaxy S8 is not going to feature a 3.5mm headphone jack

My guess is that this should still be classified somewhat as rumor but yikes. http://www.sammobile.com/2016/12/06/exclusive-galaxy-s8-is-not-going-to-feature-a-3-5mm-headphone-jack/

I'm more of an Apple guy myself, for mobile stuff, but I think this trend is dumb.
by adampk17
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4899

Re: College Football 2016

idchafee wrote:
So if Wisconsin beats Minnesota and Ohio State beats Michigan, does Wisconsin make the playoff?



I believe if Washington wins the PAC-12 Championship game on Friday, then Washington is in the playoffs
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