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by leor
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 97
Views: 3097

Re: Almost 20 years

Old injury. Tore it up years ago. Unfortunately I wasn't even doing anything exciting at the time; I was just shoveling snow. Slipped, fell, and twisted it the wrong way. Most of the time it is just a minor annoyance, e.g. things can feel a little unstable when I'm carrying something heavy down a f...
by leor
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 97
Views: 3097

Re: Almost 20 years

just brew it! wrote:
The bad knee is too unstable to do that going down; I'll end up falling down the stairs and breaking my neck!

What happened to your knee? A question from a multiple knee surgery recipient.
by leor
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8912

Re: Space Thread

Dagwood wrote:
(link is broken and I don't understand why "2014 MU69" should get you there)

2014 MU69 is the official name of the object.

https://www.space.com/42878-ultima-thul ... photo.html
by leor
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 97
Views: 3097

Re: Almost 20 years

We had a certifiably nuts cyberstalker about a decade ago. Took a while to get the situation under control because he kept using new e-mail addresses and proxies to create new accounts. I don't recall how much was revealed publicly so I'm not revealing the stalker's handle (to protect the stalkee's...
by leor
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 97
Views: 3097

Re: Almost 20 years

Captain Ned wrote:
Didn't work for me either.

Lol, the age range where that works is well before homework comes into the picture. And yeah, crappy not fun stuff probably won't work (not sure why that needed elucidating, but there it is).
by leor
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 97
Views: 3097

Re: Almost 20 years

That said, of course I'd love it if she ends up liking the kind of things that I do and not thinking dad's a weirdo for inviting all his online nerd buddies over once a year to play. For now though, I think it's pretty cool that, through very little effort on our part, she has a damn good understan...
by leor
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 97
Views: 3097

Re: Almost 20 years

True story: I just this year threw out the letter from the president of my company where I had it in writing that it was all good for me to fold on the company PCs. Office got rearranged and I tossed 95% of the crap I'd accumulated since that era. I think I peaked at like 42 in the world. Nowadays,...
by leor
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 97
Views: 3097

Re: Almost 20 years

3) leor’s bird problem (pics are still here!) Except the grand finale. The the new forum software apparently censors filenames. :) (It's holyshi t!.jpg.) Ha ha, I still have the pics, but one of the servers that was hosting the images is gone. If I can overcome the lazy bug, I'll post them to a new...
by leor
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Building new pc. Need advice please.
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Building new pc. Need advice please.

Your assessment looks pretty spot on to me, no real bad choices there, I only have 2 bits of advice. Get 32mb of RAM, 16 is fine if you don't keep lots of stuff open and tend to focus on one heavy thing at a time (like a game), but given the very quality of the components you have chosen , 32 just m...
by leor
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Looking for new TR System Guide
Replies: 27
Views: 710

Re: Waiting for new TR system guide...anyone else?

I just took advantage of the 1950x sale to replace my living room computer. Why would I do that? I honestly have no answer for that question other than "because I could." Gonna toss a couple of Vega 56 cards I have from the mining craze. I'm as surprised to have an all AMD machine as... I ...
by leor
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New Dragon Age!
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: New Dragon Age!

The most disappointing thing about Dragon Age was that each installment was reduced and dumbed down from the previous one to fit within the limited gaming capabilities of consoles and to fit within the limited attention span of console gamers. This is a really stupid statement. Dragon Age Origins p...
by leor
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Titan RTX
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Titan RTX

Kretschmer wrote:
Oh, I'm not defending the RTX pricing. My 1080Ti is chuckling at the poor value of these successor cards. I doubt that Nvidia is charging this much just to be evil, so there may be yield bottlenecks for this cutting-edge tech.

Doesn’t have to be evil, greed is also a thing ;-)
by leor
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Titan RTX
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Titan RTX

The sad thing is we're not getting more value, the jumps from generation to generation are pretty much what they've always been. Well you'd buy a 480 in 2010 to play a game at 720p or 1080p at 60FPS or below. Now we buy big cards to run at 1440P or above at 100+ FPS with other goodies like HDR or s...
by leor
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Titan RTX
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Titan RTX

From my comment on the front page: 480: $500 580: $500 680: $500 780: $650 780 Ti: $700 980: $550 980 Ti: $650 ------------------------------------------- 1070 - $379 1080 - $549 1080 Ti - $699 Titan XP - $1,200 2070 - $499 2080 - $799 2080 Ti - $999 (really $1,199) Titan RTX $2,499 I remember when ...
by leor
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Titan RTX
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Titan RTX

https://www.anandtech.com/show/13668/nvidia-unveils-rtx-titan-2500-top-turing 15% faster for only more than double the price (only more than? that's an odd way to communicate). It's a fully enabled TU102, I wonder if there's a TU100 skulking around out there somewhere. The 24gb of RAM should be nice...
by leor
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 10 Gbps switch for a condo
Replies: 28
Views: 1025

Re: 10 Gbps switch for a condo

10Gbps has already reach the same price levels when 1Gbps was fairly new. 1Gbps was fairly pricey back in the early to mid 2000s if you wanted something beyond 1Gbps PCI NIC and simple, low-port count unmanaged switches. Except 10gbps is not new, at least not by any definition that I understand in ...
by leor
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 76
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: Fallout 76

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/11/fallout-76-review-an-unfinished-testament-to-what-could-have-been/ Not ideal. I’m playing it with a couple of friends and it’s not as bad as all that. I actually haven’t run into any bugs that I can remember, my biggest complaint is managing weight and being o...
by leor
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New Video Card torn between the 2080 or 2070
Replies: 23
Views: 1148

Re: New Video Card torn between the 2080 or 2070

Put the negative thoughts out of your head and just enjoy what you have. It was the best choice out of a slew of bad options, but since the choice is made, just go with it ;-)
by leor
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New Video Card torn between the 2080 or 2070
Replies: 23
Views: 1148

Re: New Video Card torn between the 2080 or 2070

There are really no good choices right now, just less bad ones. Get gouged on pricing for new tech where you're unlikely to use any of the new features of the new tech due to the massive performance hit, or spend good money on 2 year old tech. If I were you I'd probably go for the 2080, and do my be...
by leor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: My system is really annoying me
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: My system is really annoying me

Hardware reserved is listed at 322 MB. 17gb is listed as standby with 682mb free. 14gb in use.
by leor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: My system is really annoying me
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: My system is really annoying me

just brew it! wrote:
Can you tell which process(es) are using the additional RAM?

I can in a few days since I just crashed and rebooted :-)
by leor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: My system is really annoying me
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: My system is really annoying me

It doesn't sound like you should be anywhere near out of memory, and that one is fairly easy to look into. * Have you confirmed that the pagefile is set up correctly, even if you never touched it yourself? * What's typical reported RAM usage? Does it rise with increasing uptime when it shouldn't? *...
by leor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: My system is really annoying me
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: My system is really annoying me

The RAM is overclocked too, I take it? Can you put it back into DDR4-2666W as well as dialling the CPU cores back to 3.3 GHz base and spec'd turbo clocks? RAM usage went through the roof this year, I got 32 GB in summer 2016 thinking I was good for a few years, but turns out not so and I could do w...
by leor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: My system is really annoying me
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: My system is really annoying me

When an overclocked machine is getting screwy, just run it at stock for a week, especially during troubleshooting. If I had a dollar for every time someone had said "but my overclock is stable" and it was found the be contributing to the problem, I'd be able to buy a very small helicopter...
by leor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: My system is really annoying me
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: My system is really annoying me

How many displays are connected? I've had issues with multiple displays on Windows in the past, but not on W10. Kinda shocking about the RAM issue. I currently only have 16GB sitting in my motherboard and haven't hit that message and I do a lot of the same things on my home PC. Surely you've checke...
by leor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: My system is really annoying me
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

My system is really annoying me

So here's the stats: i9 7900x all core OC @4.6, 2x 1gb NVME drives in RAID 0 for boot, 32gb RAM @4000, Titan Pascal (the one before the XP) I frequently get out of RAM messages, or my screens just go black and I have to reboot if I'm doing too many things at once. By too many things I mean Photoshop...
by leor
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 76
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Fallout 76

Is anyone here going to play this? A friend and I just pre-ordered our copies, if anyone else here is going to play maybe we can meet up.
by leor
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 3004

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

whoops, double post.
by leor
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 3004

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

I don't like the prices either, it probably would've been better if NV bumped up the specs on the 2080 a bit more and called it the 2080 Ti and moved the 2080 Ti to an "RTX Titan" brand or something. As much as it sucks though, what can we as consumers do? Keep hoping and waiting for AMD ...
by leor
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 3004

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

techguy is my kind of end user! Loving my gold XS Max 512GB. I'm currently waiting for EVGA 2080 Ti custom cooler cards to become available at retail. I'm that kind of user. I'm currently running a de-lidded 7900x all core 4.6 OC on water cooling with 32gb of ram running at 4000. My gpu is a Titan ...