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by The Egg
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!

Either your sarcasm filter is broken, or mine is. I always took Chuckula's posts to be tongue-in-cheek and somewhat of a fanboy parody. Either way, it's all in good fun. I'd be in better spirits about it if it hadn't been going on for years. And I can assure you that his responses to rebuttals or e...
by The Egg
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!

I'd like to propose chuckula for "speedy deletion". *gasp* But his unending screeching at AMD and narcissistic injury when he's called on it are such an integral part of the Tech Report experience! No, we'll be hearing about What AMD Did until he dies, and then he'll pay for bots in his l...
by The Egg
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 33
Views: 791

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

Some really childish stuff there. I'd expect something like that out of a teenager, but the Wiki account lists as having been born in the former USSR, putting them at 28 years old minimum (but likely well into their 30's). Someone needs to grow up.
by The Egg
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Bluray Burning Software?
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Bluray Burning Software?

It might be both cheaper and easier to pursue some sort of streaming service for distribution. Sometimes that's plain impossible, though. Kids' stuff often need to be on a disc for pre-review by teachers/clubs, and for grandparents with no computers and weak internet and phone plans, the sheer band...
by The Egg
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Bluray Burning Software?
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Bluray Burning Software?

I've been using CDBurnerXP for probably 15 years (more download options -> without installcore ). It will burn Blu-ray, but unfortunately I don't think it will burn blu-ray video (as in, formatted to play in a consumer standalone player). Regarding the above, I stopped trying to make discs for video...
by The Egg
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15343

Re: Something's different...

Alot of folks are getting frustrated here (myself included), and it seems as though this thread may have outlasted its usefulness. Another 25 pages of venting/ranting isn't going to accomplish anything other than further increasing tensions. I move that we break off Fish's original post here, and cr...
by The Egg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Calling all Gerbil's for System Suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Calling all Gerbil's for System Suggestions

Don't upgrade to a 4790. Spending money for a couple hundred Mhz and hyperthreading would be a big waste. What res are you gaming at? If it's 1080p, just replace the failing drive and stick with what you have.
by The Egg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: I'm responsible for aepp-sdk-go - need opinions on usability vs functionality
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: I'm responsible for aepp-sdk-go - need opinions on usability vs functionality

There is a nvidia only miner, but it does a very bad job of keeping the GPU busy Well, your proof of work is cuckoo, which is a memory-bound algorithm. It's compute time is minimal (5%? or is it even that?) as a component of total runtime, the rest of it is basically waiting for memory. Hence, the ...
by The Egg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?

QLC wouldn't necessarily be my first choice for a system boot disk, but I suppose it'll be alright if you don't beat on it too much.
by The Egg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Microcenter - Additional $50 Off 5700-Series w/3600 Or Better CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Microcenter - Additional $50 Off 5700-Series w/3600 Or Better CPU

Looks like the deal was popular. There were plenty in stock yesterday, but now they're cleaned out of everything.


Edit: I take that back. Some local stores still have them, it's just mine (and the web store) which doesn't.
by The Egg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: I'm responsible for aepp-sdk-go - need opinions on usability vs functionality
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: I'm responsible for aepp-sdk-go - need opinions on usability vs functionality

I'm now responsible for aeternity's Go SDK, https://github.com/aeternity/aepp-sdk-go . In case you don't know, aeternity is like Ethereum, but we're trying to do it better. Most of your post is way over my head, but I would just do what you can to make sure Aeternity mining runs terribly on GPUs. :D
by The Egg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Prime Day 2019 is two days
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Prime Day 2019 is two days

We need a new secondary TV. My 42" Westy is just sucking too much juice. CLose to 240W. Gosh when I was growing up our old RCA console CRT TV said 1000w on the back of it, which is probably why the cat liked to sleep on top of it. I have a plasma that says 660w so my current OLED that uses onl...
by The Egg
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?

I’ve seen this thread in the Unread Posts for a while now, but I just figured it was related to some obscure server tech, and never bothered to click. Wasn’t until I remembered they were planning discrete cards, and found the name in a google search. Xe. I think Intel could have chosen any word, phr...
by The Egg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Microcenter - Additional $50 Off 5700-Series w/3600 Or Better CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Microcenter - Additional $50 Off 5700-Series w/3600 Or Better CPU

If you're looking to build an entire system, Microcenter is currently offering $50 off any 5700-series card when purchased with a Ryzen 3600 or better CPU. This is apparently in addition to their usual $50-off motherboard bundle, meaning if you buy a 5700-series GPU, Ryzen 3600+ CPU, and a motherboa...
by The Egg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute
Replies: 22
Views: 346

Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Cool stuff. I knew the anniversary was coming up, but it slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder (and the link Usacomp). I also just recently built the Lego Apollo Saturn V , and Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander . My first lego builds in over 20 years; now I just have to finish up my plan to display the...
by The Egg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4201
Views: 598255

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Is it bad that I've had the Soviet National Anthem randomly popping into my head over the past several days (despite not knowing any of the words)?? Perhaps I'm somehow being reprogrammed?

Also: https://youtu.be/tHNcAZYPY_E
by The Egg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: PCIe 4.0 boosts SSD sequential performance
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: PCIe 4.0 boosts SSD sequential performance

Even good old PCIe3 NVMe is largely useless for home systems. I remember seeing a side by side comparison video of boot and various game load times featuring then super-spiffy Samsung 960 NVMe vs a Crucial SATA SSD. There was really no difference, and in one or two cases the Crucial might have even...
by The Egg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 1816

Re: Retro Build

Interesting stuff; not sure how I missed this thread. Only thing I might suggest is losing the wireless USB NIC, as it certainly uses measurably more CPU overhead. Kinda wild that you were able to find a ~2007 videocard in standard PCI, as that was at least a couple years after the end of AGP. I ab...
by The Egg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!

I've got to wonder if it was done in part to get some hands-on experience at 7nm before prime-time. It was done entirely to sell off Instinct Mi50 stock that ISV/OEMs didn't want for whatever reason. The current pricing paradigm is only reason was willing to pull this off. Radeon VIIs are their MSR...
by The Egg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I got married
Replies: 30
Views: 584

Re: I got married

Congrats! You finally have someone else to fondle the Grapes of Roth! Bwahahah. Thanks again everyone, and we definitely are in the far top-left of the price/performance scatter plot for what we spent and how happy we are with it. I wish more people would forego the stress and cost of a 'traditiona...
by The Egg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!

I've got to wonder if it was done in part to get some hands-on experience at 7nm before prime-time.
by The Egg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: PCIe 4.0 boosts SSD sequential performance
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: PCIe 4.0 boosts SSD sequential performance

Great. As if inexperienced builders aren't hyper-focused on their PCIe version number enough as it is, now they have a legit benchmark to glom-onto.
by The Egg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 1816

Re: Retro Build

Interesting stuff; not sure how I missed this thread. Only thing I might suggest is losing the wireless USB NIC, as it certainly uses measurably more CPU overhead. Kinda wild that you were able to find a ~2007 videocard in standard PCI, as that was at least a couple years after the end of AGP.
by The Egg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15343

Re: Something's different...

I suspect we may get some lip service, but if TR really is just a commodity in a larger portfolio and the important thing about this site is its attractiveness to and profitability from search engine traffic like has been stated, then the existing community and concept aren’t really important and c...
by The Egg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15343

Re: Something's different...

Am I the only person who doesn't know what real names are associated with forum names? First Gyromancer and then SSK... Sheesh... No.....I had/have a hard time following as well. The new owners of TR are professionals. They bought the site and had months to plan a strategy. This is what they did, a...
by The Egg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!

I don't think anyone expected it to be more than a stopgap. AMD's own Navi 10 is drawing close enough at $399 that it's no longer viable. If retailers somehow managed to sell the majority of their inventory, I'd consider it a success.
by The Egg
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4495
Views: 186441

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

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In related news though, police located the original suspect, and she indeed turned out to be a juvenile. Gross as it was, I'm glad they're not going to ruin her life over it.
by The Egg
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15343

Re: Something's different...

@TR Community Blasting the new ownership with negativity needs to stop. Nope. Sugar coating anything doesn't help anyone. The new owners need to understand that they were injecting themselves (for a good reason) into a thriving community. They made a terrible change and didn't do a proper hand offs...
by The Egg
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1992

Re: NFL 2019

As for League revenue, I think they have options to maintain current levels. Their DirecTV deal needs to DIAF so they can replace it with a dish-free streaming option. I would buy in if they made it streamable and cut the price to $100 for the season. And even then, I don't need every single game f...
by The Egg
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15343

Re: Something's different...

I feel really bad for this site. I don't comment and post much, but I read a lot of the content and visit the forums frequently. This is one of my 3 morning stops. I feel worse for JBI, Ned, and all the other better and active regulars than me who are probably wrenching inside but nicer to be brave...
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