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by Kougar
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Talk me out of it!
Replies: 29
Views: 1232

Re: Talk me out of it!

/sigh... Like going to a crack house hoping to get clean :P And you thought it was a good idea to come to it first! :lol: Best I got for you is that 12nm Zen is due in Feb 2018. Maybe there will be some minor fixes, optimizations, and IMC improvements in the die shrink, I'd be surprised if there wa...
by Kougar
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: AB-350 Gaming Mobo no posted after Bios update
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: AB-350 Gaming Mobo no posted after Bios update

If Gigabyte said to RMA I guess it's toast. But this was exactly the entire point of what dual BIOS is supposed to prevent. Flashing one BIOS shouldn't affect the backup BIOS. Did you try booting with just a single memory module and swapping them? I can't believe the backup BIOS wouldn't work unless...
by Kougar
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 22
Views: 1862

Re: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs

Mr. Bill, yeah that'd be another point in the liquid metal's favor. Der8auer already filled the entire IHS with paste, looked akin to someone plastering a wall. :lol: I imagine it'd depend on how the liquid metal crystallizes as it freezes. Depending on how that happens it might contract into clumps...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2579

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

All that old stuff running on DOS with no network stack is probably more secure now than many newer systems. Will likely outlast any current OS too. Yeah. Floppies mentioned in the original post may be horribly obsolete, but nobody on the internet is going to be able to steal the data off those wit...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 22
Views: 1862

Re: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs

My point was der8auer stated liquid metal performs worse at subzero cooling than TIM. I'm not talking about soldering the chip, my comparison is that frozen "liquid metal" would be a solid and not much different from a typical soldered chip at those temps, so I am perplexed as to why it wo...
by Kougar
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 2019

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

6 years on a car is nothing! I can't tell how old Ludi's car is.... I drive a 20 year old Lumina sedan, so it's a close call. :lol:
by Kougar
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Price Drop ?
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Price Drop ?

You might find some discounts on older generation chips from various retailers, but that tends to be on a retailer-by-retailer basis.
by Kougar
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 4627

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

...and the hurt continues: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/equifax-website-hacked-again-this-time-to-redirect-to-fake-flash-update/ Looks like Equifax (still) has the Three Stooges running their network security operation. Disgusting. It's amazing they weren't hacked years ea...
by Kougar
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 2019

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

Jeez, that's an insane list. :lol: A smartphone is pointless without apps though. The Coke Freestyle app has earned me $50 in amazon credit alone, Coke gives $1 per refill even when the cost of said refill is half that. Nevermind all the other reward programs out there. That said, I mention the offi...
by Kougar
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 22
Views: 1862

Re: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs

Yeah, liquid metals freeze just below room temperature. Even mercury can only make it down to -38C before freezing. I would have thought solidified frozen liquid metal would've been a better medium for thermal transfer at that point, it's not any different than soldering the IHS do the chip right? ...
by Kougar
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 2019

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

I gave up mine a year ago but it was a damn good OS. Way better UI than Android and iOS. Apps > UI ¿Por que no los dos? Because apps make or break the phone experience, and people judge the OS as a result. Case in point, HTC has a "boost" app that combines power saving and errant/abusive ...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME!
Replies: 78
Views: 5235

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Story-telling 101: There has to be a bad patch for the protagonist in which he/she questions everything. It's not like this is a secret only doled out to scriptwriters. The questioning everything was blatantly demonstrated in the trailer, isn't what I'm getting at. Though it really makes me think K...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: TPM for a new system?
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Re: TPM for a new system?

Well, my main point was to add a pre-boot passcode to prevent access to Windows instead of having a USB key attached to the computer at all times I've told this before, but let's go back into Federal Agency X folklore. Agency X issues me a laptop so that I can perform duties and securely upload the...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.
Replies: 21
Views: 1171

Re: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.

Heard that on Morning Joe. Apparently Kaspersky makes a list of all the files in the system. The hackers can just check the list to see if there are any files worth going after. :roll: In that case then the NY Times saying google-searching US consumer systems for pertinent files is quite literally ...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.
Replies: 21
Views: 1171

Re: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.

Knew there was a thread for this somewhere. Some extra details have emerged. Apparently Israeli spies hacked into Kaspersky's own network and were watching Russian hackers/spies actively exploiting Kaspersky to search US consumer systems looking for improperly stored documents and software on US age...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 22
Views: 1862

Re: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs

an ounce or so of 99.999% silver should do the trick! Don't think even gold will help when he was pulling 1,000 watts from a 7980XE :P Props for him keeping all 18 cores & HT active at 6.1Ghz, nevermind on a chip with a FIVR which limits how cold it can go. Link Kind of amazing X299 VRMs can su...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 70
Views: 2342

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

I don't expect my phone to do tons and tons but I also just refuse to buy a device that's one-and-done as far as software support goes. Couldn't agree more. Far as I know the HTC 10 is just stock android with some HTC specific apps, or at least it feels that way. Multiple patches a month typically....
by Kougar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1927
Views: 60450

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

After 12 yrs of Job, i am now going to open my own restaurant. Very nervous but i am hoping things will be fine. Going to do double shift since i can't afford to leave the job yet. I wish you the best of luck! I hope it is Italian fair, with pizza. :D Not in Texas is it? As a business major I can t...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME!
Replies: 78
Views: 5235

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Unsurprisingly a darker theme in this sequel and it is "not going to go the way you think" seems to be the overall story arc. Luke is a much more cranky character than his younger optimistic days and Rey is not going to find what she's looking for until a later sequel. Kylo is having doub...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: TPM for a new system?
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Re: TPM for a new system?

My questions is this, is there any actual benefit to having a TPM module or is this something I should give up on. Thank you for any advice! Far as I know there isn't really a need for it unless you are running apps that require secure key generation, security for running network apps over a corpor...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Anybody recycle old LCD monitors?
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Anybody recycle old LCD monitors?

All, thanks for the feedback. Yeah these are so cheap now these days it is not worth the hassle. There's a recycle/recovery center not far from me so that's where these will go. Seems not long ago these 19" LCDs were the cutting edge and 10 times the cost. Yeah, I am with you on that. I still ...
by Kougar
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 70
Views: 2342

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

I went from the HTC One S to the HTC one in 6 months cause I dropped the phone from standing at the top of a ladder right on its face....I almost cried on that one. I would have cried, too. The One S has been by far my favorite smartphone, but Verizon doesn't carry an HTC phones these days. :-/ Hm,...
by Kougar
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: EOC folding stats page updates
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: EOC folding stats page updates

Heh, had gotten used to everyone's names being red or gray that having colors again just looks strange.

Glad to see it updated, though even a single dedicated 1080 Ti will still place a person at the 2nd highest color category. :lol:
by Kougar
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 70
Views: 2342

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

I was very late to the smartphone party. As in, I'm still on my first one, an LG G4. Same, still on my first smartphone and zero interest in updating from it yet. Love the utility and I love the phone, an unlocked HTC 10. Was offered an update to Nougat just a couple weeks after it released before ...
by Kougar
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Places to buy replacement LCD panels?
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: Places to buy replacement LCD panels?

Should be fine. A few years back I ordered a raw LCD panel off some random Amazon seller as they guaranteed it fit the model laptop my father somehow managed to step on. Everything went smooth, no surprises or issues with the panel itself and it looked identical from what little I remembered of his ...
by Kougar
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Z370 and older CPUs
Replies: 12
Views: 1056

Re: Z370 and older CPUs

I've seen reports that it's nothing more than an artificial firmware limitation. Doesn't look to be a FIVR issue at all at this point as it would have been stated/known by now. You're a bit late on this: it appears that what used to be reserved and unused on the original 1151 layout are now actuall...
by Kougar
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Z370 and older CPUs
Replies: 12
Views: 1056

Re: Z370 and older CPUs

I've seen reports that it's nothing more than an artificial firmware limitation. Doesn't look to be a FIVR issue at all at this point as it would have been stated/known by now.
by Kougar
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1927
Views: 60450

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Stuff you don't learn in science class, freezing water generates heat. Take a glass of water and chill it to 30F keeping it as a liquid, then tap it to start the shock-freeze process. A temperature probe will go from 30 to 38F as the water freezes. Apparently that's enough heat to keep some processe...
by Kougar
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 56
Views: 3347

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

For those with a science/astronomy bent The Planets is a good watch. Didn't think there would be enough stuff to make an episode on Pluto but apparently even Pluto is still geologically active through several mechanisms. The episode on the proposed 9th planet (not pluto) was also pretty interesting ...
by Kougar
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1927
Views: 60450

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Oh, whoops. Misread the date my local theater's page. That's good, because there's no way a Marvel movie that close wouldn't harm anything else launching near it. If the new Blade Runner is good then I want it to be successful :lol: I don't think i've ever seen that either. I love Blade Runner* like...
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