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by CAIN
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone upgrade advice
Replies: 80
Views: 1857

Re: Headphone upgrade advice

Ditto on the rec for the Audio Technica ATH-M50x.
by CAIN
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3354
Views: 499429

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Phaxe & Morten Granau - The Collective
Progressive Psy I think.
by CAIN
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux Mint malware warning
Replies: 79
Views: 6149

Re: Linux Mint malware warning

And it's a good idea to check hashes before installing *any* ISO. This protects you against both corrupted downloads and tampered ISO images. Unless the hackers updated the md5sum listed to reflect the tampered ISO, which I assume they did this time, as I believe they changed the website as well as...
by CAIN
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Another Linux Mint 17.2 issue? Or the same one?
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Another Linux Mint 17.2 issue? Or the same one?

I think I managed to fix my issue, which was a known bug with encrypted, separate swap partition not being used. I followed answer 4 at the bottom of this page: https://askubuntu.com/questions/341979/what-to-do-about-the-disk-drive-for-dev-mapper-cryptswap1-is-not-ready-yet-or Maybe this is of use t...
by CAIN
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Another Linux Mint 17.2 issue? Or the same one?
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Another Linux Mint 17.2 issue? Or the same one?

I'm a new user of Mint 17.2 XFCE too. Also having the same symptoms with memory, with 8GB RAM. If I play Minecraft (4GB assigned), and watch Twitch at the same time (using Chromium). I THINK my issue is more related to Chromium's known memory leak, but your issue makes me be less sure of that. Have ...
by CAIN
Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any (TV) cord cutters out there?
Replies: 64
Views: 4947

Re: Any (TV) cord cutters out there?

It's been about 10 years since I cut the cord. I don't have a TV (wall space completely covered with bookcases), and my PC replaces any tv/film based entertainment.
by CAIN
Mon May 09, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Erasing hard drives- permanently
Replies: 72
Views: 13140

Re: Erasing hard drives- permanently

We Sdelete/dBAN followed by a trip to the HDD chewer-upper/grinder. It meets ISO standards afaik.
by CAIN
Wed May 04, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: High temps on 2600K (new build)
Replies: 20
Views: 4681

Re: High temps on 2600K (new build)

I thought the CPU was at 75% when in the BIOS, and not idle? Or has this changed now?
by CAIN
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 13991

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

Count me in :)
GL everyone.
by CAIN
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:42 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Sonata "Quiet"?
Replies: 17
Views: 4365

Well, there are 3 hdd IDELED connectors inside the case as well, so it makes sense.
by CAIN
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Sonata "Quiet"?
Replies: 17
Views: 4365

I have the 3700BQE; up here in Western Canada, it's about C$30 cheaper than the Sonata.
I imagine it's a mixture of the Sonata being so popular therefore having its price increased, and the BQE being new and hence Antec doing a loss leader?
by CAIN
Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: tech-report.com r0xx!
Replies: 6
Views: 4471

There's other ars peeps here? Yikes, hadn't noticed.
Anyways, I agree, this is a great site.
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 5:53 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great MODS that need more praise
Replies: 14
Views: 6359

Not really a mod, but the real BIG maps with low grav in Unreal Tournament rock my world. Especially with instagib or Strangelove. :smile:
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 5:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 19inch monitors suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 7039

Re: lines. I notice them ocassionally. Only very rarely, enough to annoy me.
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 2:02 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So what are you playing?
Replies: 69
Views: 30570

D2X
Trying to get back into UT. Just need to reinstall, and I'll be halfway there. :wink:
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 1:43 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Have you ever upgraded your comp just for a game?
Replies: 45
Views: 16875

Not yet. Just upgraded for better stats on DC projects. Next one will be dual 1900+ AMDs. :smile:
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 1:36 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 19inch monitors suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 7039

I have the Samsung 900NF. Very pleased with it. Couple of points: suposedly text not as crisp as 900DF, but color better than DF. At 16x12 on DDR Radeon, text is OK (no more)
by CAIN
Mon Jan 21, 2002 1:09 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Which distributed computing efforts?
Replies: 16
Views: 9903

For me, F@H, G@H and Ubero are the most worhtwhile.