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by derFunkenstein
Tue May 23, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1155
Views: 33691

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

One of the perks of going to an office, I guess. Meanwhile I have to provide my own monitor, keyboard, and mouse. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 22, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 1473

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

Glass windows on cases, why would anyone want something that very easy to break on their hardware? It seems that way too many otherwise real nice cases have this "feature" I agree with you about glass. Other materials, though... The Enthoo Pro M I bought happened to come with the clear ac...
by derFunkenstein
Sun May 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS4 Future
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: PS4 Future

Well, the one with the failed disc drive was a launch-era unit, and that was apparently an issue, but it didn't show up until much later for me.
by derFunkenstein
Sun May 21, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS4 Future
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: PS4 Future

That's the first I've heard of anyone having failures. Weird. It's a surprise to me that it's a surprise to you. :lol: Microsoft never made reliable console hardware. I went through 2 OG Xboxes, 3 Xbox 360s, and 2 XBones. I can't help it, though - their exclusives have generally been really great. ...
by derFunkenstein
Sat May 20, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS4 Future
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: PS4 Future

I've had two Xbone failures. The first was the disc drive died about 3 months out of warranty, and a couple months later the hard drive crashed. It would power on but not detect the internal drive where the system software was. The second one died in-warranty. Controllers couldn't connect either via...
by derFunkenstein
Sat May 20, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1155
Views: 33691

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I need to finish the series. I read up through The Wastelands when I was in high school which was the latest at the time. I waited what seemed like forever for Wizards and Glass and loved it (sophomore year of college, I think). But by the time the fifth one came out I was married and busy with work...
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 19, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 1473

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

christos_thski wrote:
But the handle on the Corsair makes it more luggable than a lot of even smaller ITX cases. I love that design.

Yes, it does. That's part of why I bought it.
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 19, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 1473

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

Three systems: Fractal Define R5 + EVGA Supernova G2 550W Corsair 380T + Seasonic S12II 520W Phanteks Enthoo Pro M + EVGA Supernova G2 650W These are three of the largest cases you can get in their respective "classes". The Phanteks and the Fractal both push the bounds of a "midtower&...
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 19, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1155
Views: 33691

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

How could someone make a movie with Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack based on a book I really enjoyed and make such a very bad movie? I watched it a couple nights ago and I keep thinking about how truly awful it was.
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 19, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS4 Future
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: PS4 Future

The PS4 standard can't even output 4K. Your console choices for 4K in the future are Xbone, PS4 Pro (which also doesn't have 4K BD support yet that I know of), or (later this year) Scorpio. BTW, all the Jackbox games (since you bring up Drawful) are a ton of fun. Fibbage is hysterical even with two ...
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 19, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose
Replies: 53
Views: 1200

Re: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose

LOL @ Milk 1%, 2%, 3% aka 1%, 2%, whole :lol: I was about to post the same thing. 2% isn't *that* much better for you. If I'm drinking milk, it's the real stuff. It's not often enough I even care about the fat/calories. Not that much better for you but it's still like a 38% difference in fat, assum...
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 19, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Why No longer pirate, from an ex-pirate.
Replies: 20
Views: 532

Re: Why No longer pirate, from an ex-pirate.

boredom strikes again
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 19, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Retiring from gaming, need a MacBook for audio work
Replies: 14
Views: 335

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

I have zero experience with it, but it has a Re-Wire client so it'll work with Reaper, Pro Tools, Presonus Studio One, and anything else that supports Re-Wire. IIRC Meadows used FL Studio. Maybe ping him via PM. Edit: From what I'm reading, FL Studio has approximately ZERO non-MIDI functionality. Wa...
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 19, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Retiring from gaming, need a MacBook for audio work
Replies: 14
Views: 335

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

Well, if you're using Logic for the ~100 GB of sounds it comes with and its MIDI editing, there's no sense getting a PC. You'll spend more than the difference between a PC and a Mac just replacing the sounds you already have. I don't know for sure, but I would guess any of the current 15" MacBo...
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 19, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Retiring from gaming, need a MacBook for audio work
Replies: 14
Views: 335

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

Logic and Pro Tools are what my school taught, too, so I feel you. Logic Pro is a fine DAW, and I've never had many complaints with it (going back to version 5.x in the late 1990s). I haven't really touched it since 8.2, though. Pro Tools MIDI is much better than it was in the pre-7.4 era, but it's ...
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 19, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Retiring from gaming, need a MacBook for audio work
Replies: 14
Views: 335

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

Heh, I was GOING to say "Unless you're going to use Logic Pro or Garage Band, just stick with a PC. Every other DAW worth using is available on the PC and at least in my experience, Pro Tools 12 runs better on PC than it does on macOS. The new-ish 64-bit engine is a great performer with Windows...
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 18, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: R.I.P. Chris Cornell (SoundGarden/AudioSlave)
Replies: 12
Views: 400

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

Not by much. Furthermore, Soundgarden formed in 1984, and Superunkown came out in 1994; I was still in my early 30s in 1994, which definitely qualifies as "my younger years" now. :wink: Superunknown is one of my top-five albums of all time, let alone the 1990s. Cornell's music helped form...
by derFunkenstein
Tue May 16, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RX 560 spotted
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: RX 560 spotted

The RX560 should have a few more compute units, althgough the AMD specs says a maximum of 1024 stream processors instead of just specifying this as a fixed number Because new RX560's will likely be made with 1024CU silicon but all that RX460 inventory with 896CU will just get a BIOS flash and a new...
by derFunkenstein
Tue May 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: That WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 43
Views: 1887

Re: That WannaCry ransomware

Exactly Captain Ned's point. I used to do 2nd-level helpdesk as a contractor for a Fortune 500 company about 10 years ago. I have similar stories about older software than Windows 7. In late 2006 they were just completing their migration to Windows XP and depending on which intranet Java app you wan...
by derFunkenstein
Tue May 16, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: That WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 43
Views: 1887

Re: That WannaCry ransomware

But the reason you shouldn't be running it is because MS discontinued updates. The idea that MS discontinued updates because you shouldn't be running it on modern platforms is the very definition of circular logic.
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 15, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: That WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 43
Views: 1887

Re: That WannaCry ransomware

JustAnEngineer wrote:
If you're too lazy to patch your systems, I hope that you've got good backups and you don't mind the effort of wiping and restoring.

Or if you're dumb enough to run Windows 7 or 8.1 on a system that Microsoft no longer supports, like Ryzen or Baby Kale.
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 15, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: VME Broken on AMD Ryzen
Replies: 21
Views: 1299

Re: VME Broken on AMD Ryzen

That's the least convincing argument ever. Unless AMD is going to repackage Windows updates and distribute them for Ryzen systems, Windows 7 and 8.1 are dead OSes on Ryzen. Running unpatched systems is a horrible idea. (Edit) case in point: https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1350520#p1350...
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 15, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Baseball 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1704

Re: TR Baseball 2017

Even #10 is gone (Phil Rizzuto)
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 15, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: VME Broken on AMD Ryzen
Replies: 21
Views: 1299

Re: VME Broken on AMD Ryzen

meerkt wrote:
Chrispy_ wrote:
Ryzen is officially a Windows10-only product.
Where did AMD say that?

Microsoft said it when they started blocking updates on Windows 7 and 8.1.

http://techreport.com/news/31741/update ... ow-blocked
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 15, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 3234

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

morphine wrote:
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.

Great, you just gave AMD an idea. Now we're going to start getting 400MB CPU driver installers with optimization code paths. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 15, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kittson released!
Replies: 24
Views: 837

Re: Kittson released!

Scrotos wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Scrotos wrote:
No, you aren't.

Me: 1964
Dead Parrot: 1969

There are times when the Norwegian Blue's attitude toward life makes sense.


I was seeing if you would get the "argument" skit reference. :D

That's not an argument; it's mere contradiction!
by derFunkenstein
Sun May 14, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: When will Intel retire the Core i architecture
Replies: 43
Views: 3615

Re: When will Intel retire the Core i architecture

Wow, Intel increased a marketing number by two. Way to go out on a limb there. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Sat May 06, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1155
Views: 33691

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Those are the nights where the next day you wake up around noon and you're still drunk. :lol:

I don't miss my 20s.
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 04, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1155
Views: 33691

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It's pretty nice, at least in the last couple weeks I've been tinkering. I have a C# class this fall so I thought I'd get a jump this summer. I grabbed a nice Xamarin Forms class on Udemy for $10 and once I finished I figured I'd start fooling around on my own with the web services that are availabl...
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1155
Views: 33691

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I always found it very amusing when that happened. It's not like you're discussing movies or art or something. There are wrong answers here, and if they don't know the code it's not that difficult for someone who knows the right questions to ask to figure that out. I don't know how that turd did, b...