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by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Yan wrote:
anotherengineer wrote:
Mining?

Open pit or U/G?

I see you're really in Northern Ontario. ;-)

Sudbury has that effect on people.
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2171
Views: 70842

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

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A very American race car in a very non-American race. Have at.
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: So who here is actually mining?

So the difference between idle and mining with CPU and GPU is 90 W. Proportionally, that's a lot, but in absolute numbers, that seems fairly negligible, no? My power rate = $0.1624/kWh (90 Wh * 24 * 365)/1000 = 788.4 kWh 788.4 * $0.1624 = $128.04 All depends on whether or not you think that's "...
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: So who here is actually mining?

I think crypto will stick around, and eventually become a useful part of the financial system. Bitcoin's specific implementation seems to be fatally flawed though, as far as becoming an actual functioning currency is concerned. The whole concept of the distributed ledger, where every market partici...
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Mods may want to just move the last few comments to a separate thread where haters can argue why nobody should invest in crypto. First: Don't be backseating. Second: Read the comments from mods in this thread as to crypto and sanity. Third: I don't call buying a Powerball ticket when the jackpot is...
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Damned miners are destroying the planet... https://www.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-mining-track-consume-world-150717809.html I guess that's one way for Trump to revitalize the coal industry. :P Coal-powered currency -- the wave of the future! How else do you think China is powering its massive investmen...
by Captain Ned
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Is Flips Audio going out of business?
Replies: 36
Views: 697

Re: Is Flips Audio going out of business?

I'll stick with my Oppo PM3s just the same. Planar-magnetic and closed-back, so both high quality and office-friendly. Travel duties belong to the Shure SE530s.
by Captain Ned
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3404
Views: 492678

Re: Gun prOn!

The pistols are fully-functional – and resultant of their National Match barrels, accurate; verified both on the rest and in off-hand shooting. Leaving nothing to chance in terms of functionality, our engineers used electron beam technology to meticulously add bimetal support only to the frame/slid...
by Captain Ned
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2171
Views: 70842

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Knowing you, I am surprised you didn't get the full-on vinyl version. I am envious of your recent acquisition. :D Thought about it, but it was an extra $100. Besides, this way the WAVs are always with me courtesy of the 2TB ruggedized external I always carry. Was beginning to wonder if it'd ever co...
by Captain Ned
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3404
Views: 492678

Re: Gun prOn!

The Cabot Big Bang Pistol Set:

http://cabotgun.com/oak-collection/the- ... tol-set/#1

Built from meteoritic iron. Only $4.5 million for the only pair available
by Captain Ned
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2171
Views: 70842

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

just brew it! wrote:
Ahh, got it. We had the scale wrong. It's a Weird Al CD box set. :wink:

Cool.

I'm pretty sure the vinyl version comes in the same container, as each CD is in a 12" cardboard representation of the album cover.
by Captain Ned
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2171
Views: 70842

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

One last hint:

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by Captain Ned
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2171
Views: 70842

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The kitchsy part is correct, but it's got nothing to do with the kitchen.

Farmpuma described it correctly. See if this helps:

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by Captain Ned
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2171
Views: 70842

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Farmpuma is close, in a way.
by Captain Ned
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2171
Views: 70842

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

farmpuma wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
I wonder what this could be?

I'm gonna go with some sort of squeeze box. I have cousins who use to play.

It is not a functioning musical instrument (or a non-functioning one, for that matter).
by Captain Ned
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2171
Views: 70842

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I wonder what this could be?

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by Captain Ned
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 29
Views: 1198

Re: Nvidia Titan V

Ninjitsu wrote:
Finally! Someone else noticed. Although it seems you may be talking about the Delta II rockets? Titan family went to IV, but there was a Saturn V.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_First_Contact
by Captain Ned
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 39
Views: 1137

Re: Displayport cable

whm1974 wrote:
GREAT GODS FOUR FIGURES for FREAKING CABLES??? Who are buying these?

The same people that buy these, just to keep the cables off the floor.

https://www.musicdirect.com/accessories ... le-Support

JBI: Should I tell him about Shun Mook, Peter Belt, or the Tice Clock?
by Captain Ned
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10510

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

whm1974 wrote:
Yes I have drunk alcohol before, and I yes I have to two years of college.

You really need to get to the TR BBQ. It'll help you dispel many erroneous notions.
by Captain Ned
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 29
Views: 1198

Re: Nvidia Titan V

Titan V?

Isn't that what launched the Phoenix?
by Captain Ned
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 1809

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

Now, banks track account balances much the same way (Captain Ned, correct me if I am wrong here), but theoretically they don't have to. They could, for instance, issue a nominal ID for every dollar or cent you deposit and individually track those so they could answer a question of which specific do...
by Captain Ned
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 1809

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

It's probably on that hard drive in the Welsh landfill.
by Captain Ned
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need a new office chair.
Replies: 64
Views: 6049

Re: Need a new office chair.

My biggest problem with chairs is the seal or whatever on the cylinders leak and they don't stay up right. Ned, seeing as you and I match similar physiques, you say the HONs don't have this issue? Every chair finally succumbs to my gravitational field, but the HON lasted longer than any other (that...
by Captain Ned
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4460

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

In case you're thinking of putting this to the test, the estimate (because we can't test it to be certain) for human LD50 that I read years ago is 2500 mg -- 2.5 g -- or 250 mg/kg of body weight, whichever comes first . That is very easily achievable with a combination of beverages and caffeine pil...
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Russia gone from 2018 Winter Olympics
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Russia gone from 2018 Winter Olympics

Interesting. I feel that not being allowed to go to the olympics is a great shame on them. An article on ESPN says that the Russian pro hockey league, the KHL, won't let its players go to the Olympics (NHL had already decided to keep its players out a year or so ago) if they can't skate as Russia a...
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Questions re: Christmas upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Questions re: Christmas upgrade

Looking in the Device Manager, the current hard drive is split into 2 partitions: - C: (with OS and other programs) is ~165GB with ~16GB free - D: (with games and data) is ~710GB with ~160GB free - There is also an 850MB "recovery partition" that I don't remember making myself (created by...
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Russia gone from 2018 Winter Olympics
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Russia gone from 2018 Winter Olympics

Never thought the IOC would have the stones, but the Russian Olympic Committee has been banned from the 2018 Winter Games. There's a path for "clean" athletes to compete, but not under the Russian flag. They will instead compete under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)" ...
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Questions re: Christmas upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Questions re: Christmas upgrade

Greetings all. I've purchased some components for a Christmas upgrade to my son's machine. I put the system together for him several years ago and now it's time to move on. I've got a new CPU, motherboard, RAM, graphics card, and an SSD. I'd like to transfer his OS and games to the new SSD while ke...
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10510

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Sports mod here (took over for Stiffie several years ago). The forum started mostly because of the many fantasy sports played by TR regulars in TR-named leagues.. We also discuss other non-fantasy sports along the way, up to and including Test cricket (almost entertainingly dull, per Slartibartfast)...
by Captain Ned
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Over 100GB of cab_xxxx_xx files in C:\Windows\Temp -- WTF?
Replies: 45
Views: 1266

Re: Over 100GB of cab_xxxx_xx files in C:\Windows\Temp -- WTF?

just brew it! wrote:
"Don't lie to the user" seems like a pretty simple rule. If you can't do something because of a permissions issue, at least tell me there's a permissions issue!

Welcome to the LOCAL_SYSTEM privilege layer.