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by willmore
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New ryzen 3000 build
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: New ryzen 3000 build

So far so good. Been running a lot of Prime95 at different settings and haven't gotten any errors, so that's a very good sign. I haven't done anything to overclock the CPU--I'm about 5 years out of date WRT how to do that well. I may do that in the future if it seems like I'll need it. I'm going to ...
by willmore
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New ryzen 3000 build
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: New ryzen 3000 build

Everything but the M.2 SSD arrived by yesterday, so I assembled it and stuck it on the bench with a spare PSU. Things I like about the MB: the BIOS mostly makes sense. It has an 'update over the internet' feature. This is wornderful as it allowed me to update the firmware without having to do any st...
by willmore
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New ryzen 3000 build
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: New ryzen 3000 build

Agreed. I didn't really need 64GB--though I plan on giving it a workout--but it was just such a good deal. The MB and memory came today from the local warehouse, but the CPU is coming from their Edison, NJ facility and will likely be here next tuesday. No worries, I wasn't expecting any of it quickl...
by willmore
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New ryzen 3000 build
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: New ryzen 3000 build

I waited another day and the quad kit of that RipJaws memory came on sale for less than two of the dual kits, so, I sort of convinced myself to get 64GB. That'll be a nice step up from 16GB--which was already plenty. I hope I don't regret that decision. (someone make a note of this :) I threw in an ...
by willmore
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New ryzen 3000 build
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: New ryzen 3000 build

And now the memory is sold out. :)
by willmore
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New ryzen 3000 build
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: New ryzen 3000 build

I did look at those Crucial DIMMs. Can't remember why I eliminated them. I think it was because I couldn't find anything like them on the memory compatability list of the MB and I thought I'd play it safe. My reason for not looking at the Ripjaws was because some of the reviews talk about them being...
by willmore
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New ryzen 3000 build
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

New ryzen 3000 build

Hello, all! I'm building a new system for my main desktop for the first time in five years. The i5-3570K is going to a better place. My plan is to replace it with a Ryzen 3700X config: ASUS Prime X570-P G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory ...
by willmore
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: pcper.com down? [mostly solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: pcper.com down? [mostly solved]

On my Ubuntu box it's sometimes necessary to flush the DNS cache from the system also with systemd-resolve for changes in DNS entries to take immediate effect. I'm assuming you're using Windows, so maybe that has something similar? Fedora 29 here, FWIW. I'll look to see if they config systemd simil...
by willmore
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: pcper.com down? [mostly solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: pcper.com down? [mostly solved]

Yeah, stranger and stranger. I told FF to forget the site and changed the NS to 8.8.8.8, went to the page and got the same redirect.
wget does the same thing.

But, the cell phone using FF and mobile data works....

What is going on....

Thanks for you help, by the way, it's greatly appreciated.
by willmore
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: pcper.com down? [mostly solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: pcper.com down? [solved]

The site works for me. Try another browser to see if it's a FF issue or something global to your computer or LAN. I don't have another browser, but I did try it on FF on my cell phone (Android) and it shows the same issue. It goes to 127.0.0.1 when trying to follow the login link. EDITED: I take it...
by willmore
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: pcper.com down? [mostly solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: pcper.com down? [solved]

Captain Ned wrote:
Who do you use for DNS?

My ISP. The thing is it's the same hostname, so DNS shouldn't really be playing a role at that point.

Can anyone reproduce? Do the 'forget this site' thing and then go to a story with comments and click on the "login to reply" button?
by willmore
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: pcper.com down? [mostly solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: pcper.com down? [solved]

Even more followup. I am now logged out--I assume 'forget about this site' also kills cookies. No problem, hit the "login to reply" button and......127.0.0.1. Forgetting the site doesn't help. Looks like there might still be something on their end?
by willmore
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: pcper.com down? [mostly solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: pcper.com down?

Solved. Don't know what happened, but it looks like FF has its own DNS cache and it got corrupted somehow. The way to solve it was to go to View History->right click on pcper.com and select "forget this site". Then everything was fine. (so far). Thanks everyone! EDITED: Forgot the link to ...
by willmore
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: pcper.com down? [mostly solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: pcper.com down?

Thanks, I tried isitdown and it showed it okay, but I don't know what they do to check if something is up. I can ping it, but any reference to it in my web browser (FF) goes to localhost.

I did just try wget on it and it got the index.html and it looks normal. Wonder what FF did to get so confused?
by willmore
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: pcper.com down? [mostly solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 950

pcper.com down? [mostly solved]

[EDITED: Solved, see post further down.]

Is anyone having trouble reaching pcper.com? I get redirected to 127.0.0.1 when I try to go to their site. I wonder if I tripped some kind of content or spam filter.

Does anyone have a contact there who can look into it?
by willmore
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: USB3 <> SATA *data only*
Replies: 13
Views: 2911

Re: USB3 <> SATA *data only*

Thanks to eveyone who responded, that little extension cable was exactly what I needed. It's a lot cleaner than the idea I had hack the USB3<>SATA adapter to add 12V power to the right pins. :) biffzinker, I appreciate your concern, but I am not quoting a theoritical USB 2 throughput, but what I hav...
by willmore
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: USB3 <> SATA *data only*
Replies: 13
Views: 2911

Re: USB3 <> SATA *data only*

The Egg, yeah, that could work as well. Not a bad pick if I had to hurry and order all the stuff at once. As it is, I think I'll pick up the parts as they come on sale over at NewEgg. Thanks for looking!
by willmore
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: USB3 <> SATA *data only*
Replies: 13
Views: 2911

Re: USB3 <> SATA *data only*

frumper15, Yeah, I'm thinking of using an old PC enclosure and its power supply (with a shorting cable rigged to a front pannel switch to turn it on and off. Sadly, USB2 isn't fast enough to keep up with even a 16x DVD. I tried. :) I have seen USB3 variants of that cable, but they're around $20 or m...
by willmore
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: USB3 <> SATA *data only*
Replies: 13
Views: 2911

Re: USB3 <> SATA *data only*

by willmore
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: USB3 <> SATA *data only*
Replies: 13
Views: 2911

Re: USB3 <> SATA *data only*

just brew it!, Thanks! That's actually a great idea! That price is crazy, but I'm sure someone else has them for something more sane. I was pondering hacking up cables like I did for my first USB SATA enclosure. I took a USB to eSATA adapter, removed the jack, and soldered a SATA cable to it. This w...
by willmore
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: USB3 <> SATA *data only*
Replies: 13
Views: 2911

Re: USB3 <> SATA *data only*

BobbinThreadbare, Thank you for taking the time to read and reply. All the enclosures that I've seen have the same problems. Those with 12V are expensive, etc. I did find some JBOD type enclusures, but they were hundreds of dollars. That's way outside of my budget. FWIW, If you just need to access a...
by willmore
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: USB3 <> SATA *data only*
Replies: 13
Views: 2911

USB3 <> SATA *data only*

I have too many optical drives. So, I thought I'd put them in an external case. eSATA has never struck me as very reliable--the connectors are always loose and there is no retention system beyond wishes and good will. So, I thought I would look at USB3. It's plenty fast to feed several DVD drives--n...
by willmore
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: In case you need a 1x video card.
Replies: 13
Views: 2691

Re: In case you need a 1x video card.

I took apart the system that this card had been a while back and set the parts aside. I just found them when I was building up a system for the kids to use. So, I took the opportunity to solder on the card presense detect wire. The soldering to the PCI-E pins was a little touchy, but I managed it. N...
by willmore
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Haiku contest entry thread
Replies: 365
Views: 22296

Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Camping on the spawn
Noobs pithed on Rail Guns bright glow
Quad Damage denied
by willmore
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Short password timeout in Comments
Replies: 83
Views: 14184

Re: Short password timeout in Comments

morphine, thank you for that summary. That second one looks like a real sneaky problem. Good catch!
by willmore
Tue May 13, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Short password timeout in Comments
Replies: 83
Views: 14184

Re: Short password timeout in Comments

Any chance we could get a summary of what the problem turned out to be? It might come in handy for some other poor individual who finds themself in the same boat.
by willmore
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Short password timeout in Comments
Replies: 83
Views: 14184

Re: Short password timeout in Comments

That's an interesting scenario. I'm pretty sure I didn't refresh them within one second--I actaully read the first refreshed page. I'll keep an eye out to see if this is a possible scenario.
by willmore
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Short password timeout in Comments
Replies: 83
Views: 14184

Re: Short password timeout in Comments

I had been idle for maybe that long before the first refresh, yes. Cleaning the house for the impending arrival of the inlaws.
by willmore
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Short password timeout in Comments
Replies: 83
Views: 14184

Re: Short password timeout in Comments

Uhh, no? Are you suggesting I do because of the Heartbleed issue or are you just trying to debug this?
by willmore
Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Short password timeout in Comments
Replies: 83
Views: 14184

Re: Short password timeout in Comments

Oh, drat. I just got logged out and, for the first time, it wasn't when I was idle. I refreshed a page at TR to see new comments tabbed to another TR article, refreshed it and I was logged out! It was a matter of seconds between the two refreshes and I didn't click anything on the pages, I just refr...
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