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by Glorious
Wed May 23, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?
Replies: 34
Views: 750

Re: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?

If she has full (comp & collision) coverage (which it looks like she does), I would just pay the deductible and let her own insurance take care of it. OP indicated a 500 dollar deductible. Unless "scuffed" actually means bent metal or deeply scratched paint, we're not almost certainly...
by Glorious
Wed May 23, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?
Replies: 34
Views: 750

Re: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?

If you don't care about the scuffs, and it's just the side rearview mirror+assembly, those (shouldn't) cost anything remotely approaching $500 anyway. Someone took mine near clean off overnight once when my car was parked. OEM, it'll probably be like 200-300. Aftermarket or pick, probably less than ...
by Glorious
Mon May 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2877
Views: 109814

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Such "Saucy" language!
by Glorious
Mon May 21, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Child Proofing the digital world
Replies: 32
Views: 3472

Re: Child Proofing the digital world

20 years and maybe billions of dollars have been thrown at creating algorithms to detect and filter "objectionable" material on the Internet, and they just do not work effectively when used in the real-world. Especially when there is an incentive for humans on the other side to try and ge...
by Glorious
Tue May 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 1181

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

FiOS is full fiber to the premises, after which the signal is converted to coax for the purposes of providing TV, and in older installs, Internet, after which it's converted from coax to ethernet. On newer installs this is skipped and the fiber is converted directly to ethernet. I believe coax syst...
by Glorious
Tue May 08, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 1181

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

If you can (or can get them) to run CAT5/6 from the Gateway to the ONT, I'd recommend that. Not using MoCA between the ONT and the gateway shaved 5ms off my latency.
by Glorious
Thu May 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 326
Views: 25322

Re: Video card prices

That is what I was saying. I said given enough time people would come out with asics to support ether mining. Turns out I was right, and sooner than even I expected. I was thinking next year. But no one ever claimed that it couldn't be done, what we actually said was that it wouldn't be practical. ...
by Glorious
Thu May 03, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3443
Views: 508956

Re: Gun prOn!

money is clearly no object.
by Glorious
Thu May 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: In the market for a drone
Replies: 21
Views: 1115

Re: In the market for a drone

idchafee wrote:
what's shooting down a drone?


A CHALLENGE!
by Glorious
Tue May 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Upcycling an old washing machine
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Upcycling an old washing machine

Steel is entirely recyclable.

Separate out the motor and circuitry, and the rest will end up being a car, a beam, or even a new washing machine.
by Glorious
Tue May 01, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices

From what I've seen of the claimant's case from published articles, I don't really understand how this is collusion. Coordinated public statements? Is there precedent for an antitrust case based on something like that? I've seen no mention of allegations of secret dealings or communications to actu...
by Glorious
Tue May 01, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices

They may have a hard time proving it with server memory & GPU memory demand as high as it is Understatement. I have no problem believing that they are artificially constraining supply (Because they've publicly said that they are!) in tacit cahoots, but the problem is that reacting to what your ...
by Glorious
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Corps_v_Apple_Computer I don't think anyone is gonna mistake a CPU for a box of orange juice That's pretty much the basis of the law, but even the slightest possibility of a ruinous injunction means they get agreements/pay off possible contenders. I doubt this is ...
by Glorious
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2877
Views: 109814

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

But if you're going to keep it forever and it already smells terrible, how will you know if it goes bad?

:wink:
by Glorious
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 2500

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

I have to ask... do you talk like this in person? In person I talk like a pirate. ARGH. Scurvy Cur! So many feelings in this thread and very little grasp of the law. Yes, and arguing "feelings as law" works even better when some of those feelings are that federal criminal defense lawyers ...
by Glorious
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Error messages
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Error messages

by Glorious
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 2500

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

Generally speaking when it comes to findings of facts instead of law, Appeal courts will generally give wide deference and latitude to the trial court's factual findings. Right, and as you said, he plead guilty. The Feds will have a "Statement of Facts", already filed to the court. They w...
by Glorious
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5475

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

Windows 8 and Windows 10 have an issue with RTC time-drift on some platforms. No they don't. This kind of "understanding" is not even wrong: http://hwbot.org/newsflash/2684_windows_10_affected_by_same_downclock_bug_like_windows_88.1_disallowed_for_now That's not a bug. It's not a bug that...
by Glorious
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 2500

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

..and I really can't stand a person that behaves like a complete pedantic ass whenever I post, disagreeing or not. Because you post outrageous nonsense like this all the time. You will, at the drop of the hat, make scurrilous allegations of the most extreme kind on the basis of absolutely nothing. ...
by Glorious
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 2500

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

Calling professional lawyers "absolute morons" and multiple federal judges "idiots" because of utterly inept fairy-tale arguments is offensively ridiculous. I personally think that what happened to Mr. Lundgren is unnecessary and unjust, but if he followed this inanity the only p...
by Glorious
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 2500

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

Like I can't even communicate how delusional you are---if you are FEDERALLY charged CRIMINALLY the best civil litigator in the UNIVERSE will say, unequivocally, that you need to get a criminal lawyer, preferably several. Because, if you go to trial, you have an over 90% chance of being convicted. Th...
by Glorious
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 2500

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

He must have had an absolute moron for a lawyer.. -even for his appeal. Right. And you, not having even gone to law school, have a totally foolproof plan in which if he said different words, the court would be compelled to free him? Like, I'm not saying that lawyers are always right, or that you ca...
by Glorious
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5475

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

I only ever heard about it because going a decade back will show you lots of Google results for enabling HPET for Hackintosh systems. So I just (out of habit) turned in on with every new motherboard I got. In fact, I found one from the days of the Sierra public beta still recommending it. That's pr...
by Glorious
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5475

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

Oh I read the article. :evil: Not at Anandtech though, but at this: Ryzen Master is not the only piece of software that requires HPET to be forced in order to do what it needs to do. For any of our readers that have used overclocking software and tools before, or even monitoring tools such as fan sp...
by Glorious
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5475

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

We actually had a thread about this sort of issue years ago: https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=89149 There difference there was that people would mess with their clock-rate behind the OS's back, so the OS timer routines using RDTSC would calculate wrong. Here, the problem is that...
by Glorious
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17516

Re: Xbox One X

This is true of me as well. My computer is starting to show its age a bit (decent rig in 2011), so the Xbox One S gets used sometimes to play games, but more often it's used for Amazon Video or Youtube, while I do something with my computer. I got mine for less than $200 and have really enjoyed pla...
by Glorious
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17516

Re: Xbox One X

And it needs to have exclusive games I want to play. Yeah, as I said, I am firmly in this wing. I have a PS4 solely because it has the exclusives I want to play and because my friends & family are in that ecosystem too. The performance really didn't have anything to do with it. I'm not really i...
by Glorious
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17516

Re: Xbox One X

Err, I never said it was the fastest thing on Earth? All I've been saying was I was amused that people still act like it isn't better than the competition. Right, but no one disputed that it was more powerful than the PS4 Pro. DancinJack even said outright at the very beginning that he didn't even ...
by Glorious
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17516

Re: Xbox One X

I have him on ignore...I thought I mentioned that but whatever works. A lot of fanboys have me on ignore. I'm on that list, right next to "reality" with them, typically. And the 660 and 7850 were probably stronger than the X1 and PS4, except possibly for memory available. (Plus they were ...
by Glorious
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17516

Re: Xbox One X

DancinJack wrote:
Glorious wrote:
...& random things in life that actually require windows (thus far, just itunes once to do a iphone 6S -> 8 backup/restore/upgrade).


I'm so sorry.


LOL

There *may* have been some screaming.