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by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Low-Profile RX550 ($77.98 USD) Free Shipping!
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Low-Profile RX550 ($77.98 USD) Free Shipping!

Link comes up with a page not found error. I think there is some extra stuff at the end of the URL. I think this one should work. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/xfx-amd-ra ... Id=5869600
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2511

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

You obviously haven't been in the DoD world. I've seen stuff being used for missions from the 80's. Nuclear stuff is even older.
by DragonDaddyBear
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1968

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

As long as Windows Phone gets updates I'm keeping it. I'm not a big app use or social media. I'm getting by just fine. The only bad part is runtastic no longer works so i need to track my runs the by time and map out the distance. I'm tired of this race to the new phone. I'm about to go all Andrew L...
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Module Installer Worker (TIWorker.exe) and the High CPU Usage
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: Windows Module Installer Worker (TIWorker.exe) and the High CPU Usage

Microsoft patches do more than just the OS. IE and Office were particularly problematic at one point in my career. If you're not on Legacy IE or using "Desktop" Office then you wouldn't have to patch those. It's a quick app reinstall if you have issues.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Module Installer Worker (TIWorker.exe) and the High CPU Usage
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: Windows Module Installer Worker (TIWorker.exe) and the High CPU Usage

You're probably right. It is much faster to install and update, though.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Module Installer Worker (TIWorker.exe) and the High CPU Usage
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: Windows Module Installer Worker (TIWorker.exe) and the High CPU Usage

That's what Universal Apps are for. It is much easier to patch. If only developers would use it.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1968

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

I'm one of the remaining few. I love my Lumia 950. I like the continuum dock I'm using to type this and listen to music on a DAC/amp. The integration with Skype on my desktop is pretty sweet, too. Cortana has.a "driving mode" and asks me if I want to hear my texts/Skype messages. Lack of h...
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A gerbil's tv box choice?
Replies: 20
Views: 593

Re: A gerbil's tv box choice?

Roku, for sure. WAF (wife approval factor) is very high. I use it with a Plex server in lieu of a Kodi box.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Networking for Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Networking for Kids

That packet builder looks awesome. I've used Scapy but I think kids might like the GUI a bit more, if we even get there. There's enough to do with just walking through a packet getting to Google. I'll probably do some basic web stuff, too. That's more interesting for the kids. Thanks for the advice!
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Which cpu to get?
Replies: 61
Views: 3495

Re: Which cpu to get?

I'll echo what others have said. Intel is king of gaming with the i7. If you haven't OC'ed you can do that and get quite a few more years out of your chip. Either get a better GPU if you don't have a high-end one or just save your money for a year or two.
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Networking for Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Networking for Kids

I don't know VBA.

Ok. I'll stick to "How the Internet Works." That's great advice.

I would like to start with scripting before programming. I can teach that and basic object oriented stuff in PowerShell. Maybe later.
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Networking for Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Networking for Kids

I guess that's the plan. I don't plan on doing any real switching unless I need to. I'm over planning in case things go wrong. I think I'm just going to plan on the 2960 and the router if i need it. They are crazy cheap. I can budget that if needed. Thanks for the advice everyone. If you have any ot...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Networking for Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Networking for Kids

Thanks for all of the help. Let me start with a little background. My wife and I received an email to see if we knew anyone that knew programming or game development. I've done some college classes on Java and a little toying in C#. I'm not really up to speed any more and don't think I could quite t...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Networking for Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Networking for Kids

If I were to look for a more "modern" switch with 1Gbps copper, what would I look for? It would be nice to let these kids keep the switch and use it. I saw the 2960's for about $50 after shipping. I know it's a bit more money to get 1Gbps but I'm not looking to make a bunch of cash off the...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Networking for Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Networking for Kids

I'm a little out of date here. My CCNA expired last year, but I potential gig teaching some kids networking basics. I was encouraged to keep the class "interactive" and let them go off on their own if I can. If I were to teach a bunch of teens to network what is a good, cheap, but still re...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: An experiment in repairing clipped audio
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: An experiment in repairing clipped audio

Is all of this being done in Audacity, including the screenshots?
by DragonDaddyBear
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Would it make sense to replace a GTX 560 Ti with GT 1030?
Replies: 28
Views: 1475

Re: Would it make sense to replace a GTX 560 Ti with GT 1030?

Are they're any major gains from a hardware decode by upgrading?
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Mesh Networking Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Mesh Networking Suggestion

For range and easy manageability plus great looks (on the base anyway), I'll throw in a mention for Ubiquiti's AmpliFi HD. Probably the most consumer-friendly thing they've ever made. To be fair, their other stuff is enterprise grade. I do love my UniFi AP. I'll send that his way, too. For the pric...
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Mesh Networking Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Mesh Networking Suggestion

I completely forgot about smallnetbuilder. I'll poke around on there, too. Thanks for the link.
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Mesh Networking Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Mesh Networking Suggestion

Fellow Gerbils, I need help with suggesting a networking product to a coworker. He's running some ancient gear that he says is about 10 years old. His device is in a basement and he is having range issues outside. I'm pretty sure he's only using 2.4 GHz 802.11n, so 5GHz AC will definitely be an issu...
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help with System Guide: Sept 2017 Work and Play
Replies: 48
Views: 1560

Re: Help with System Guide: Sept 2017 Work and Play

I'm very happy to hear you were not offended. It was not my intent. Your question want dumb at all. It's good you received guidance on the best slot and now you know it will work there.

Best of luck on the new build! We are here to help.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help with System Guide: Sept 2017 Work and Play
Replies: 48
Views: 1560

Re: Help with System Guide: Sept 2017 Work and Play

RTFM is absolutely important. They're may be details that dictate which slot one should install the SSD. Unless you have specific knowledge with this board advising someone which slot is not useful. The answer being sought is best found in the manual. I appreciate the OPs desire to connect with the ...
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help with System Guide: Sept 2017 Work and Play
Replies: 48
Views: 1560

Re: Help with System Guide: Sept 2017 Work and Play

Guys, not everybody has been building PCs for the better part of 20 years :) And to be honest, when was the last time you needed a manual to just plug stuff in? If there's one thing that's changed over the years, it's the fact that building a PC these days is like doing Legos. Totally agree. It's p...
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help with System Guide: Sept 2017 Work and Play
Replies: 48
Views: 1560

Re: Help with System Guide: Sept 2017 Work and Play

I don't mean to be crude, but... RTFM? I usually read it front to back after drooling over new hardware but before I actually install it.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Home Server Upgrades
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Home Server Upgrades

OK, so I should have asked before I went and bought a bunch of stuff. I needed more RAM for a VM pen-test lab I'm whipping up for work. I figured I'm taking down the network so why not go all out and avoid the need to shutdown the server again. So I bought a pair of L5640's to upgrade my quad-core L...
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 4563

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

As the CEO at the time is he still held legally responsible? If so, under what law?
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Security is hard!
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Security is hard!

The weakest part of any company, from a security perspective, is the people. It doesn't help they made the interface in such a way that human error would be more likely. One would think there would be a warning if you clicked on anything that exports your private certificate.
by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How much of the Vega team is devoted to Apple drivers?
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: How much of the Vega team is devoted to Apple drivers?

Well, there is a big push for open source Linux. I'm guessing that it probably helps more than it hurts being OS X is a flavor of Unix or at least based on it.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Looking for Prosumer mirrorless
Replies: 59
Views: 2472

Re: Looking for Prosumer mirrorless

I love my Sony A6000. I almost went Olympus and probably should have. Lenses are much more plentiful and cheaper, especially used, when i was in the market a few years ago.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: No Dummy Dies on Threadripper?
Replies: 16
Views: 993

Re: No Dummy Dies on Threadripper?

The TR4 socket is physically identical to the Epyc's SPRv3 socket, but they aren't compatible. I'm willing to be the physical differences are nonexistent, though. Firmware locked, perhaps, but it wouldn't make a lot of financial sense to stick with the huge packaging while also creating a physicall...
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