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by SomeOtherGeek
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: John Wetton 1949-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: John Wetton 1949-2017

The Egg wrote:
It disturbs me seeing people younger than my dad passing with increased frequency.


I guess, they partied harder? RIP. Loved their music - the instrumentals.
by SomeOtherGeek
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Free games from Ubisoft
Replies: 10
Views: 2937

Re: Free games from Ubisoft

Thanks for the heads up. Might never play them, but I have them in case. Never know.
by SomeOtherGeek
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: WOW! Computer help, please anyone
Replies: 26
Views: 7431

Re: WOW! Computer help, please anyone

Convert wrote:
Someone should get on that, in a couple more years a good portion of the TR regulars are going to need it  :P



Haha. No way. When I'm 95 and shaking all over, I'll still be building my system! Will probably bleed a lot, but it'll be worth it.
by SomeOtherGeek
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Part-time jobs, in tech
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Part-time jobs, in tech

I do a lot of part-time work on top of my full-time job. It is related to programming tho. It is pure telecommute - meaning I work from home which is awesome. I just search in the job groups. You'll be surprised in how much work there is. I have to luxury of picking the jobs I want. Most of the time...
by SomeOtherGeek
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 3 HDTV's blew out simultaneously advise greatly appreciated
Replies: 32
Views: 9164

Re: 3 HDTV's blew out simultaneously advise greatly apprecia

just brew it! wrote:
SomeOtherGeek wrote:
This is just me, but I would never rehook up something that was fried until I get to the root of the problem. Especially something that expensive. JMHO.

The root of the problem probably got fried too, so maybe he's safe...?

LOL! Poor thing. Probably went up in a puff of smoke?
by SomeOtherGeek
Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 3 HDTV's blew out simultaneously advise greatly appreciated
Replies: 32
Views: 9164

Re: 3 HDTV's blew out simultaneously advise greatly apprecia

This is just me, but I would never rehook up something that was fried until I get to the root of the problem. Especially something that expensive. JMHO.
by SomeOtherGeek
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Ad
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: TR Ad

I must have a boring life cuz all I get is IT stuff...
by SomeOtherGeek
Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: mattress deal at amazon
Replies: 3
Views: 2035

Re: mattress deal at amazon

Thanks! I'll be honest and say I didn't expect Amazon to have mattress. They have everything.

I think this is a great idea cuz it is delivered to your door! No hauling it home. I'm going for one as I need one.
by SomeOtherGeek
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Recommendations for killer screensavers?
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: Recommendations for killer screensavers?

Here is a good one.

http://katahiromz.web.fc2.com/xscreensaverwin/eindex.html

I remember the days of Unix programming with the maze screensaver. Some guy in Asia ported this from OSX. Pretty awesome set (204!) of screen savers. It is for windows so...
by SomeOtherGeek
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"
Replies: 18
Views: 9316

Re: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"

Wow!! That is a lot of work, but good job nonetheless! I'll be keeping that in mind. Thank you!
by SomeOtherGeek
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"
Replies: 18
Views: 9316

Re: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"

You'll probably kill me, but did you plug in the device? I mean to a power outlet?
by SomeOtherGeek
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 512GB SD-Card
Replies: 11
Views: 1750

Re: 512GB SD-Card

And then the article goes on to say that 2TB is possible. Scares me. I guess I would leave the card in the camera and never take it out until I get to a clean desk and then leave it overnight to transfer everything over an easier-to-find storage place.
by SomeOtherGeek
Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New Unigine "Valley" Benchmark
Replies: 197
Views: 69354

Re: New Unigine "Valley" Benchmark

FPS: 61.7 Score: 2583 Min FPS: 33.5 Max FPS: 116.4 System Platform: Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit CPU model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7- 4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (3499MHz) x4 (Actual speed 4100MHz ) GPU model: AMD Radeon R9 290 Series 14.100.0.0 (4095MB) x1 (Actual speed 1065MHz/1325MHz ) Settings Render: Direct3D11 ...
by SomeOtherGeek
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Should I use PCI Express SATA III Adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 6803

Re: Should I use PCI Express SATA III Adapter

Oh, most definitely! Good plan. I like it that you think ahead. I'll be rooting for this system you have now. It is a good system.
by SomeOtherGeek
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Should I use PCI Express SATA III Adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 6803

Re: Should I use PCI Express SATA III Adapter

Yea, I am definitely done with the upgrades!! I have probably done far more than what anyone would do with a propriety PC like a Dell XPS 410 (upgrade to PSU, graphics card, ram, SSD, a recent replacement sound card, and of course Win 7-- which I've been running on it for years). And I am crossing ...
by SomeOtherGeek
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Should I use PCI Express SATA III Adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 6803

Re: Should I use PCI Express SATA III Adapter

Hi. One thing you might want to keep in mind tho. Buy a SSD that is SATA III capable. That way when you get your new system it will be future proof. SATA III drives are compatible with the SATA II adapter. Then going forward, you can just add the SSD to the new system. Just my 2 cents. The OP got h...
by SomeOtherGeek
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Should I use PCI Express SATA III Adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 6803

Re: Should I use PCI Express SATA III Adapter

Hi. One thing you might want to keep in mind tho. Buy a SSD that is SATA III capable. That way when you get your new system it will be future proof. SATA III drives are compatible with the SATA II adapter. Then going forward, you can just add the SSD to the new system. Just my 2 cents.
by SomeOtherGeek
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD 280X giveaway
Replies: 150
Views: 13436

Re: AMD 280X giveaway

Image

It would go into this old PC that will replace a GTX 8800 workhorse (RIP) that is in there now.
by SomeOtherGeek
Mon May 26, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: BACK...again
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Re: BACK...again

Yes, welcome back. I'm not much of a forums person, but I like to personal ( I know TR has them).

So, question: Still at LANL? Has things been different than from last you posted? If you don't mind me asking.
by SomeOtherGeek
Sun May 04, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Haswell, IVY/SANDY bridge chip degradation questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3986

Re: Haswell, IVY/SANDY bridge chip degradation questions

Or maybe we just don't overclock cuz there is no need to. My PC running at base is more than enough for all the compiling I do.
by SomeOtherGeek
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: This the cheapest I have seen a gtx 770
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: This the cheapest I have seen a gtx 770

Good deal! I don't know how great PNY is gor graphics cards (EVGA would be a mega deal). I think the cheapest I've seen is $329-$349, but from better known brands, like EVGA, and those were with rebates. This one is straight up. I've been wanting to get one without any real need for it. Overclocked...
by SomeOtherGeek
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New indie simulated strategy game coming out
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: New indie simulated strategy game coming out

Yep, same here. I'm buying it the minute it comes out just to support the developer for keeping his fans informed!

I also like the fact is it not so violent. None of that first person shooting stuff that is everywhere.
by SomeOtherGeek
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New indie simulated strategy game coming out
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

New indie simulated strategy game coming out

This is a FYI only. This is not an ad or anything. A game called Banished is coming out. Just that I have been following this one man band develop a Sims like game all on his own. Pretty amazing actually. It goes thru the whole history of him developing this game. If are you a history puff or a prog...
by SomeOtherGeek
Tue May 21, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: First hand view of the Moore, OK tornado damage
Replies: 20
Views: 4239

Re: First hand view of the Moore, OK tornado damage

Dizik wrote:
A lifelong friend lost one of his sisters. :(


Ah man. That is the worst. I;m sorry and my heart goes out to her family and friends.
by SomeOtherGeek
Tue May 21, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: First hand view of the Moore, OK tornado damage
Replies: 20
Views: 4239

Re: First hand view of the Moore, OK tornado damage

Wow! What a nightmare. I'm glad you and yours are well. I'm really heartbroken for the kids from the two schools and worry that the downed hospital will have lasting effect.

I'm curious, where you at home when the twister hit?
by SomeOtherGeek
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New Unigine "Valley" Benchmark
Replies: 197
Views: 69354

Re: New Unigine "Valley" Benchmark

auxy wrote:
By the way, I love your signature! Edward Teller is one of my personal heroes!


Yea, mine too. When I need a moral boost, I read his stuff. Always brings me back to earth.
by SomeOtherGeek
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New Unigine "Valley" Benchmark
Replies: 197
Views: 69354

Re: New Unigine "Valley" Benchmark

Cool, re-running now.

Bacl... Much better.

Image
by SomeOtherGeek
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New Unigine "Valley" Benchmark
Replies: 197
Views: 69354

Re: New Unigine "Valley" Benchmark

Hi all -- I got interested in your comments and then thought I try it on my GTX 680. This is what I got: http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/9863/uniquevalleycompressed.jpg I don't know, the numbers seem too high? Or is this for real? These are my settings: http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/2083/uniqu...
by SomeOtherGeek
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Help with Router and Modem
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

Re: Help with Router and Modem

Try this first. Unplug the power to both the modem and router. wait a few minutes. Plug in the modem first til it is fully started up then plug in the router. See what happens. The router might be having trouble getting the DHCP number. Hope that works. Usually works 90% of the time for me.
by SomeOtherGeek
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: SLI info.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: SLI info.....

Yea, It wouldn't be worth it for that one monitor. On the other hand, if you plan to go triple monitor, yea... Also, you need to check your motherboard to see if you have two PCI-E X16 slots. 8x lanes each is good enough.

Food for thought.
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