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by Glorious
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1098

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

bthylafh wrote:
I got it for him because he was unsatisfied with USB adapters.


Rightfully so, finding a decent USB one can F$#^@ing hard.
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget
Replies: 69
Views: 2203

Re: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget

I don't think I've seen the ephemeral ports on windows be quite that low, but I assume that's what you are referring to. https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6335 EDIT: To be clear, you *ARE* *ONLY* using 80/443 as Ryu Connor explained, the range of ports you are referencing are just the corresponding sho...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2046

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

Ideally, the enterprise you work for can afford a competent team that enforces source control and code reviews/audits of anything that gets added for merging to production. hahahahahahah *breathes* hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahah *breathes* *sighs* *groans* *frowns* I work in industrial automation...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2046

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

That line about how you don't want to see how laws or sausage get made? It applies to software too. In spades. Closed vs. Open source doesn't make much difference either. That's for sure. There's a big imbroglio right now in bitcoinland because someone disclosed a theoretical implementation vulnera...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2327

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

I just checked and got ~105 on a 5400/2.5 HDD (ST5000LM000) over USB3. Disk is more than half full, so while I don't specifically know whether high/low LBA, I'm likely not getting best-in-show results... And that's just a random 5TB SFF/Bus-powered external drive I picked off a shelf (x2 and RAID1'd...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 63
Views: 2797

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

It's EU regulation only, however it will impact US firm doing business in EU, too. That's still an open question from the previous effort when the territoriality went the other way: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Corp._v._United_States We'll know more this upcoming October term, but I woul...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 63
Views: 2797

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Someone already made this point on the frontpage without the use of a link loaded with charged language and massive doses of unrelated acrimony.
by Glorious
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Decent Test Lab Server
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: Decent Test Lab Server

oh, Intel product segmentation, what a rascal!
by Glorious
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 63
Views: 2797

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Internet has never been a secured network or environment. It has always been that way by design. It is just a matter of time and motivation for certain parties to find an exploit against lucrative targets. Better get used to these "leaks" until people start to realize that transmitting se...
by Glorious
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup
Replies: 38
Views: 1346

Re: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup

Hey, that's a decent chunk of hard drive space! On a modern Windows system, the pagefile could grow to something like 16GB, which isn't small change if your system drive is a tiny SSD. In all seriousness though, I haven't even looked at this on Windows in over a decade, but can't you set it to a ce...
by Glorious
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup
Replies: 38
Views: 1346

Re: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup

You keep yours, ill keep my actual hands on experience/research solving this very problem across multiple unixes. What "problem?" How is simply having a pagefile a problem? When you disable it, what did you "solve?" To be clear, the fact that you are paging is perfectly obvious,...
by Glorious
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2327

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

Whm1974 needs to actually buy the systems he inquires about more often, this thread is inspired.
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

I had to find that quote from Cyan in my history because it had been deleted from this site. Glorious BS all you want you know what I'm talking about and TBH I don't know what to really call you as you're so beneath my contempt. I'm telling you, it's right there. Nothing happened. Does the link I p...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

well at least we know what you're really like. Does 100 -18% not represent 82%. Not for "Nvidia market share", no. As I said, there's another company in the mix called Intel. Strange all the other posts have been deleted isn't it. ...Not as far as I can tell? And I don't think this forum ...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Just to show you I haven't made it up. Maybe ask Cynan where he got it from Uhh.... Are you are saying that you get 82% figure because cynan cited the ~18% AMD GPU number from the survey? As I said before, I'm still completely lost, because AMD having 18% doesn't mean Nvidia has 82%, there's anothe...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

I will once you tell me the number of respondents in the survey so I can work out what 82% is. Stop the BS posts and just provide THE NUMBER OF RESPONDENTS/b] Is that really too much to ask? Where is this 82% thing coming from? This is a sincere question, because I honestly have no idea what your 8...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Jerry Maquire said SHOW ME THE NUMBER Is that really too much to ask? Explain to me what exactly Nvidia's 82% of market share really is. You've quoted the Steam survey likes it's a gamers GPU bible so please explain to me how they work out the percentages. Am I speaking in a foreign language? Expla...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

So if that's the case why aren't the moderators doing something about Cyan and Glorious as none of their claims seem to stack up. Can you provide any evidence to back up their claims? If not who's talking BS? I seem to be asking for REAL FACTS they can't seem to prove. Is it really that hard to und...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Perhaps the steam survey is not completely representative of the distribution of GPU manufacturers across gamers Oh so now you're finally agreeing with me. No, he isn't. You're selectively quoting. Go away. I'm still awaiting you or Glorious to provide me with the baseline respondents so we can act...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Glorious please enlighten me how many people actually responded to the Steam survey so we can form a baseline? I can't find it anywhere TBH. From an advertising viewpoint if you publish any statistics regarding a product you have to publish the baseline respondents so people can make a reasoned dec...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

So lets let look under the hood at these headline figures of 82% Nvidia and 18% AMD. Let's look at Nvidia's Pascal chips first. The most popular is the 1060 at 6.52%. Next is the 1070 with 3.28%, the 1080 with 1.69% and the 1080ti with 0.56%. Bringing a total for all Pascal cards to 12.05%. Whilst ...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Alpha Litebook Linux notebook any good?
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Alpha Litebook Linux notebook any good?

dude, how many of the systems in these "whatabout" posts of yours do you normally end up buying?
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Sure, we don't know for certain how accurate the "18%" is, because sampling and denominators are not explicitly defined. But it still likely paints a fairly representative picture of current AMD vs Nvidia GPU adoption by gamers. That's where I am coming from as well, and we shouldn't be s...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

When 10 of the top 10 cards are Maxwell or newer, you and I both know damn well that isn't representative of the community. No, I don't. What I do know is that this idea of yours is basically make-believe. I have no idea why you are incredulous about it. Market research independently states that Nv...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Maybe you originally deferred the question? Again, doesn't reflect my experience with Steam, which is that it generally asks after a fresh install of the program, and rarely does afterward. Dude, come on. You go from "very clearly only polling upon new installs" to "and rarely does a...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

The Steam survey has always been useless. In the past, you had over 30% of cards in the "Other" category, and now you've 10 out of the top 10 cards being at least Maxwell, a complete lack of one vendor, and still double-digits in the "Other" category. You can just about toss all...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7588

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

I've had steam for years and never once participated in their survey. It's not at all representative of overall GPU market share and by trying to portray it as so is extremely misleading to say the least. Unless AMD owners are disproportionately likely to decline participation, why wouldn't it be r...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Good PDF Splitter/Combiner Software??
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: Good PDF Splitter/Combiner Software??

The specs are published, and there are plenty of tools. Just not a nice all-in-one that isn't bloatware, AFAIK. The last time I messed with pdftk (At least four years ago) it was to do something to a pdf that had like embedded buttons in it that did something with Adobe. (I second JBI et al's recom...
by Glorious
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Form factor trends
Replies: 24
Views: 996

Re: Form factor trends

JBI wrote:
(can't get onto the corporate intranet from home unless you've got an IT-blessed device that's allowed to connect to the VPN).


That seems to be the way of things these days. In the just the past month I can't even get email anymore without an officially-provisioned device/computer.
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