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by morphine
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 888

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Yeah, I didn't mean to say I've blacklisted Seagate forever. According to all reports, they've been having good reliability records in these past few iterations. Another issue is that WD's support is nothing short of fantastic. I still prefer to buy from them because I know that it something goes wr...
by morphine
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 888

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Well, I'm not getting into that particular discussion. Between me and friends, I've seen a ton of Seagate drives go, while WD failures are much fewer and farther between, so... vOv
by morphine
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 888

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Flipping that point on its head, all of us are no strangers to tons of situations that could have been avoided if users would just have some common sense about their computing devices. But that's an actual social problem entirely: put diesel in your gasoline car, your friends will mock you merciless...
by morphine
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 888

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Yeah, users reading documentation or "working around the system." Let me know when you meet those outside of forums like these. No offense, though, I do understand your point but it simply doesn't correlate with reality. And in all fairness, should it? It's 2017, and much like a car will d...
by morphine
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 888

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Oooh, this is one of those trick questions. "The positive parts of Linux," just like "everything that men understand about women": two books with blank pages.

I'm joking, I use Linux in servers, and also, what JBI said :)
by morphine
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)

Worst time I ever did that was when I clicked the "register" link in this website.

Look at the effin' mess that turned out to be.
by morphine
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Change Username
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Change Username

I was joking, but hey, it's an interesting story :)
by morphine
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Change Username
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Change Username

Sooo, are you no longer a loser, no longer a gamer, or both?
by morphine
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Applied New Artic Silver 5 and now...
Replies: 26
Views: 905

Re: Applied New Artic Silver 5 and now...

Power supply as in charger?
by morphine
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: My latest Case project, as of 10-18-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 17779

Re: My latest Case project, as of 10-18-2016

Man that sucks. Did you impress enough people at least?
by morphine
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Popup executable
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Popup executable

I'd get a hold of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Make sure you grab the free version, it's not immediately obvious in their website. Have it run a full scan.
by morphine
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Applied New Artic Silver 5 and now...
Replies: 26
Views: 905

Re: Applied New Artic Silver 5 and now...

If you feel like going through the trouble, work out the parts that you know are working (screen, keyboard, touchpad, charger, etc) and flip then on eBay or Craigslist. Should get a couple hundred back.
by morphine
Mon May 29, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good
Replies: 30
Views: 1333

Re: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good

"I absolutely love handling tapes." -- Nobody.
by morphine
Mon May 29, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good
Replies: 30
Views: 1333

Re: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good

And today on "formats I never heard of..."
by morphine
Sat May 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP: Gregg Allman
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: RIP: Gregg Allman

Jeez, that blows :(
by morphine
Fri May 19, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Retiring from gaming, need a MacBook for audio work
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: Retiring from gaming, need a MacBook for audio work

ALiLPinkMonster wrote:
This would all be so much easier if Apple didn't price their products like they're crafted by God himself.

HOW DARE YOU, HEATHEN!?
by morphine
Fri May 19, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Chimney-effect low-noise cases
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Chimney-effect low-noise cases

Hardly a fair comparison, Ned. The P182 is a big, lumbering beast with sound-proofed side panels that weigh as much as entire cases. I still love mine, but it's since been relegated to NAS duties atop an IKEA shelf stand.
by morphine
Fri May 19, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Retiring from gaming, need a MacBook for audio work
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: Retiring from gaming, need a MacBook for audio work

I guess the question is "what do you consider comparable to Logic?" :) I'm a fan of Reaper myself because it's easy to use (but not simplistic) and hyper-fast. You have Sonar, Cakewalk, Ableton Live, Cubase... The choices are endless, really. If you do have to stick with Logic/macOS, then ...
by morphine
Fri May 19, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Retiring from gaming, need a MacBook for audio work
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: Retiring from gaming, need a MacBook for audio work

I know you've probably already heard this, but as far grabbing an older Mac for audio work isn't the best idea, at least at this point in time. Is there a specific reason why you have to go with Apple? Existing hardware, software, etc? All those machines are fairly anemic, and unless you scare up a ...
by morphine
Fri May 19, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Chimney-effect low-noise cases
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Chimney-effect low-noise cases

Wait, I could swear the Napkin Sketch Contest was over. Heck, I was part of the jury :P
by morphine
Thu May 18, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Chimney-effect low-noise cases
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Chimney-effect low-noise cases

Having a PC's top portion open when it's standing on the floor (presumably close to you) will let too much noise through, thereby making the whole "silence" thing moot. If the computer is on a desk it's less of an issue, but then you have the problem where the top portion needs to not be c...
by morphine
Thu May 18, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (SoundGarden/AudioSlave)
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (SoundGarden/AudioSlave)

What the F.... this can't be happening.
by morphine
Fri May 12, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Transfer Large Files From Remote Site Securely
Replies: 12
Views: 579

Re: Transfer Large Files From Remote Site Securely

If you're looking for a really simple solution, Windows' BitLocker works on USB sticks.
by morphine
Thu May 04, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Post your invention for the TR Napkin Sketch Contest thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3537

Post your invention for the TR Napkin Sketch Contest thread

The Tech Report, Colton Westrate, and Fractal are teaming up to offer a selection of three Fractal cases: a one-off, unique Fur-E model, a Define R5, and a Define Nano S. This is the entry thread for the contest. If you'd like to learn more about the contest, please head over to this front-page news...
by morphine
Thu May 04, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 4074

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

If Ryzen's OoO unit was optimizing a piece of code from a popular game and made it run 10FPS faster, everyone would be cheering quite loudly.
by morphine
Wed May 03, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Having trouble finding new speakers.
Replies: 36
Views: 1700

Re: Having trouble finding new speakers.

Of course, but if and until the size requirements are increased... :) Can't outrun physics. If meatier bass is a requirement, a high-quality 2.1 set would be a preferable choice. The problem is, I can't think of any, or at least, not one with quality small satellites.
by morphine
Wed May 03, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 4074

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

Disclaimer: personal, non-editor opinion. For the sake of argument, let's assume there's some nefarious plot here. Why the heck would AMD bother working out a way to cheat at... CPU-Z ? Talk about not shooting for the moon. A bit of code that works in a certain way with Ryzen happened to be in CPU-Z...
by morphine
Wed May 03, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Having trouble finding new speakers.
Replies: 36
Views: 1700

Re: Having trouble finding new speakers.

There are studio monitor speakers with 3" drivers that still offer a pretty good punch. Like the Mackie CR3s. They measure 15.3 x 8.5 x 11.5 in.
by morphine
Mon May 01, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 42
Views: 5050

Re: 7700k, wow!

This is OP. Really glad to hear that I'm not the only gerbil out there with a success story upgrading CPU from Sandy Bridge to current gen. I wonder why the perception across the internet doesn't match the reality here. Does it have to do with the fact that these are multiplayer results, with no gr...
by morphine
Mon May 01, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!
Replies: 54
Views: 2423

Re: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!

Do you need room for anything else? No? You're fine :)

I had the same impression when I moved my main PC to a Fractal Define C. Then I though "eh, I'm never going to add a second graphics card and I've already moved my storage drives off this box, so this is all it ever needs to be."