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by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: FYI for Gmail users regarding security alerts
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: FYI for Gmail users regarding security alerts

Thanks for the advice. Being a security person I tend to avoid personal stuff at work. I know the kind of power that even I have and can't imagine what a larger company could be capable with more people and better technology. Most companies make you sign an agreement that they can monitor ALL activi...
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: SXFI AMP - Holographic Audio
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: SXFI AMP - Holographic Audio

Well, that's one way to get a headphone jack back.Good luck charging your phone and listening to music at the same time without wireless charging.
by DragonDaddyBear
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Two specific programs take ages to launch, even after reformat
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Two specific programs take ages to launch, even after reformat

+1 for procmon. Also, try an AV exclusion.
by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: VGA upgrade possible for photo editing and 4k playback ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1520

Re: VGA upgrade possible for photo editing and 4k playback ?

you only will need a piece of paper to cover 2 pins of the cpu. Is super easy. ...That.. Uh. ...that doesn't, like, sound easy? I assume you don't actually mean the pins in the LGA socket, right? You really mean the contacts/pads on the CPU? Even then... super-small. It seems very frustrating, not ...
by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 177
Views: 2869

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

I was hoping for a new iPad Mini. How is that thing still $400 and using an A8 processor?
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Comments pls on 4K Video editing build
Replies: 28
Views: 945

Re: Comments pls on 4K Video editing build

Yeah, 500GB isn't going to be much for 4K. What do you have for larger storage? Do you have a NAS?
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Comments pls on 4K Video editing build
Replies: 28
Views: 945

Re: Comments pls on 4K Video editing build

TheEmrys wrote:
Depending on the software used, you may be better off with a Radeon. OpenCL still tends to be better there.

I'm not a video editing person, but doesn't VRAM usually help as well with 4K? If so, the 8GB on an RX 580 8GB may help.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Comments pls on 4K Video editing build
Replies: 28
Views: 945

Re: Comments pls on 4K Video editing build

Also, if you can, try to get an NVMe drive for your OS. The cost difference is negligible but performance can be significant.
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini
Replies: 34
Views: 994

Re: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini

Anovoca wrote:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ES5GanVs8a577xjo7

That's as disturbing as it is funny.
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini
Replies: 34
Views: 994

Re: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini

Why do comets become carnivores when they come to earth? Because they are meat-eat-ors.

You may not think this is that funny but my elemetry-aged kiddo who loves space laughed her behind off.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Have $200, Will Upgrade
Replies: 34
Views: 1254

Re: Have $200, Will Upgrade

I actually like the single-fan reference cooler design with one fan. Is it better? Depends. If you have a small case or poor air flow it may be preferable. If you do go with a single fan I strongly encourage under volting and maybe even lowing clocks a little bit. The Polaris chips are actually pret...
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600
Replies: 46
Views: 1458

Re: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600

I need friends like yours. Good for you, though. Please post a link to the thread you make in this one.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?
Replies: 28
Views: 1125

Re: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?

"S Mode" devices can game to a limited degree (if x86). I've installed Cuphead and a few other games that are very light on resources. You won't be doing steam but you can do some.
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5376

Re: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit

Yeah, but they know what you watch and who to sponsor for your demographic.
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5376

Re: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit

Uncanny, I just watched that yesterday. Tell me, has the online media that people reading this thread consume suddenly become universally sponsored by NordVPN? I swear, fully half of what I listen two or watch ran a NordVPN ad read this week. Ah, the beauty of online trackers and targeted advertisi...
by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Threadripper 2990wx experiences
Replies: 132
Views: 3936

Re: Threadripper 2990wx experiences

That's good information. Maybe TechReport can use that in their reviews?
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware
Replies: 20
Views: 1059

Re: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware

I get it, sure. I've seen plenty of interfaces. My point is more that most consumers do not understand that a switch != router != AP. That concept is pretty advanced for most uses. Seeking high end/quality doesn't imply they know what they are doing in the same way buying a McLaren didn't mean your ...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware
Replies: 20
Views: 1059

Re: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware

About the only thing they don't do is arrive combined into a single conversation-piece chassis that scares dogs and small children. I actually laughed at that. My point is I don't think most people can handle the kind of management/setup of Ubiquiti. If I could do it again the EdgeRouter is probabl...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware
Replies: 20
Views: 1059

Re: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware

Ubiquiti is "entry" level enterprise gear. It is not something the typical user wanting "high end" gear should consider. There is definitely a market niche for high end gear that is well supported, has advanced features, and is easy to use. I doubt any manufacture will come throu...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: FreeNAS I̶n̶t̶e̶l̶ ̶8̶0̶8̶6̶k̶ AMD Threadripper upgrade!
Replies: 39
Views: 2785

Re: FreeNAS I̶n̶t̶e̶l̶ ̶8̶0̶8̶6̶k̶ AMD Threadripper upgrade!

I intend to brute force transcoding with CPU, the GPU would only be for diagnosis if something broke honestly. GPU support in FreeNAS isn't wonderful either. The 1030s are attractive simply because the idoe power is power, but the cost of entry is essentially double. I've seen rumblings of Docker i...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware
Replies: 20
Views: 1059

Re: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware

What drove me over the edge was that I had a D-Link router that was still being sold and a vulnerability came out that I wanted to update. Unfortunately for me the version of hardware I had was no longer supported. Then I bought a router that could use DD-WRT. Well, it was crap. Regardless of what f...
by DragonDaddyBear
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: looking for a Windows event monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: looking for a Windows event monitor

In the search on Windows type event viewer, that's what you are looking for.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux+Threadripper plunge
Replies: 22
Views: 1865

Re: Linux+Threadripper plunge

A few tips ... 1. Don’t use SAMBA for network sharing ... use NFS. Samba performance sucks and security wise it sucks too. Umm, NFSv3 and lower can be incredibly insecure. Like, clear text insecure. It has more to do with how you configure it. Also, SMB 3.1 and later are not as slow as the older ve...
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Nas solutions
Replies: 23
Views: 1135

Re: Nas solutions

I'm looking for a NAS too, as I also have a WD USB enclosure, with RAID 1 for a whopping total of... 4 TBs. What particular Synology model would you prefer? and how much wallet damage should I expect? What are you're needs/intended uses? EDIT: Try this out. https://www.synology.com/en-us/support/na...
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Nas solutions
Replies: 23
Views: 1135

Re: Nas solutions

How much time are you willing to sink into this. I went the home brew route. I think it's a lot of fun. You get more CPU and storage per dollar than you would going build. That said, it will take a LOT more time. FreeNAS is dead simple to set up and uses ZFS and is the route I went. For the older, h...
by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 2091

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

It's honestly a bit embarrassing that I made that mistake, given I correct people on the same point of the first amendment. I was caught up in the my emotions at just how silly that clause is. My overall point is that there is no way Intel could conceivably sue someone and win. I get NDA's and all t...
by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Steam Play beta integrates Wine
Replies: 18
Views: 1262

Re: Steam Play beta integrates Wine

It may be a second class platform but it's getting a LOT more attention these days.
by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 2091

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

Wow. I'm not sure how that doesn't violate the first amendment. I'd like to see Intel try to win that law suit.
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Robo Vacuum for Christmas
Replies: 28
Views: 5224

Re: Robo Vacuum for Christmas

Kretschmer wrote:
Helen asleep on the job:

Image

Haha, love the reply. I had a very similar experience. It works but is very stupid. It would get caught in my drums all the time. It ran daily because it would get stuck and not finish.
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