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by esc_in_ks
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Summon window to current monitor?
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Summon window to current monitor?

I don't know of a way to do this, but in case you weren't aware, Windows+Shift+Left or Right arrow will move a window between monitors. I have three monitors and in the worst case, a couple of quick taps will move the window where I want it pretty quickly.
by esc_in_ks
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Micro Center website down?
Replies: 14
Views: 1126

Re: Micro Center website down?

I noticed it yesterday.

At first, I assumed it was related to the X299 launch, but given that it's coming up on 24 hours and there aren't *that* many SKUs (at least that Intel is releasing on time, ha), not sure what's going on.
by esc_in_ks
Wed May 24, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Core i9 vs. The Threadripper Preview
Replies: 31
Views: 2482

Re: Core i9 vs. The Threadripper Preview

It appears from those Sisoft results that the i9 7900k is clocked natively (not overclocked) at 4 GHz/4.5 GHz boost, which is pretty high for a 10C/20T part. After all, the 6950X is 3 GHz/3.5 GHz boost and also 10C/20T. It'll be interesting if we really get a 10C part with Skylake IPC running at 4 G...
by esc_in_ks
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"
Replies: 18
Views: 7480

Re: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"

Well, what's funny is that I think the "fixes" I did mostly didn't actually do any good. Just repeatedly rebooting until it sometimes worked would've probably accomplished the same thing. Every now and again she'd tell me it's not working and I'd come closer to throwing it all out the wind...
by esc_in_ks
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen by the Numbers
Replies: 17
Views: 1456

Re: Zen by the Numbers

Do we yet know what the L3 cache size is going to be on the 8C/16T part?
by esc_in_ks
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: A little help, please.....
Replies: 21
Views: 3624

Re: A little help, please.....

Last time I needed to do this, I used Clonezilla (free) to clone a smaller SSD to a larger SSD. Then, in Windows, I expanded the filesystem to take up the rest of the free space. No issues doing it that way. It's been a while, but at least this is non-destructive, so you have little risk of causing ...
by esc_in_ks
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm looking for a new wallet
Replies: 38
Views: 2338

Re: I'm looking for a new wallet

.... I keep it in my back pocket and sit on it regularly. Do you know how much damage you are doing to your back? http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/17/health/17real.html Seriously I get it, you're probably young. But it will catch up to you. So stop now. 8) I don't drink, do drugs or smoke. This is my...
by esc_in_ks
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm looking for a new wallet
Replies: 38
Views: 2338

Re: I'm looking for a new wallet

I have a Trayvax Original which is quite small. One would think it would be uncomfortable, but it's absolutely not at all, and I keep it in my back pocket and sit on it regularly. Since wallets are such a personal thing, it's hard to tell if this would meet your requirements, but I've been very happ...
by esc_in_ks
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 94
Views: 6463

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

What about Kindle books? I find the formatting to often be horrible. I've run across books which were clearly converted to Kindle format using OCR and no one bothered to check over the results with even so much as a spell checker. There's a feature in the Kindle application to report errors, but it ...
by esc_in_ks
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Homebrew Router
Replies: 27
Views: 3238

Re: Homebrew Router

Netgate RCC-VE 2440 and will run pfsense on it. It's $350, 6-7W power draw and fanless, and has 4 Intel gigabit ports. It's got the Atom C2358 with QuickAssist, so running at line rate shouldn't be a problem. Ouch that's a little pricey. Yeah, it is, but I'm expecting to get 8+ years out of it, jus...
by esc_in_ks
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Homebrew Router
Replies: 27
Views: 3238

Re: Homebrew Router

I've been using a Soekris net5501 with m0n0wall for about 8 years now. It's been fantastic. I'm now needing something with more than 100 Mbit/sec connectivity, so after doing massive amounts of research, I've bought a Netgate RCC-VE 2440 and will run pfsense on it. It's $350, 6-7W power draw and fan...
by esc_in_ks
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Horror Story (Long)
Replies: 19
Views: 1089

Re: Horror Story (Long)

I don't think I would *ever* tempt fate by mounting a drive under the motherboard like that unless I had no other choice. If the 3.5" bays didn't have 2.5" mounting holes I would've used an adapter. I've seen some fancy new mini-ITX boards where the M.2 slot is on the underside of the mot...
by esc_in_ks
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo $10 on Amazon
Replies: 3
Views: 2482

Re: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo $10 on Amazon

I pulled it up, said "cool", got distracted, came back, and they're all gone. :(

Oh, well. I didn't *really* need one, but for $10, thought it'd be worth keeping one in my spare parts box just in case.

Next time I'll be faster! Thanks for pointing it out.
by esc_in_ks
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 mandatory updates
Replies: 29
Views: 1631

Re: Windows 10 mandatory updates

I guess I'll go look at Linux again. I'm in the same camp. I've used Linux for 21 years (yikes) to the point where I'm far more comfortable there than Windows, but have always had to keep a Windows disk/partition for games. The only games I presently play which are available in Linux are Civ V, Cit...
by esc_in_ks
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Win 8 Drivers and Licensing questions
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Win 8 Drivers and Licensing questions

For what it's worth, I've done a motherboard swap with Windows 7 OEM before with a fresh install using the same key and didn't have a problem. I didn't try to reactivate the existing install, though. The part of your problem description that was interesting is the YouTube video skipping just prior t...
by esc_in_ks
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Worst code ever
Replies: 64
Views: 11426

Re: Worst code ever

This is a fun topic. I worked in telecom back in the late 90s. I worked on a team of about 12 people. I was the only person with a computer science degree. Despite my other team members being pretty smart people and quite experienced, they were all new to software. Most came from electrical engineer...
by esc_in_ks
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Replies: 42
Views: 3842

Re: Amazon, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I was unaware that Amazon Prime is a game, but it appears DrFish is winning.

89 items, that's an achievement.

I have HVAC air filters and Rid-X. Only 88 items to go and I win.
by esc_in_ks
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Articulating monitor arm for 30" monitors
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: Articulating monitor arm for 30" monitors

Fantastic, that looks like just what I'm looking for. Thanks for the quick response. I'll get one ordered!
by esc_in_ks
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Articulating monitor arm for 30" monitors
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Articulating monitor arm for 30" monitors

Does anyone know of a monitor arm (articulating, clamp-on style) which will definitely work with a U3011 monitor (30", 20.4 lbs w/out stand)? Dell claims their MSA14 dynamic arm will work, but I just tried it and I couldn't get it to satisfactorily work---the monitor kept tipping forward regard...
by esc_in_ks
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: HTTP/general logging proxy software for Windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: HTTP/general logging proxy software for Windows?

I've used Squid on Linux and FreeBSD to do similar things. There's a Squid port that runs on Windows. While I've not run it on Windows, it does appear to have some decent Windows integration, like the ability to run as a service. Squid has a lot of capabilities that you won't need (reverse proxy, ca...
by esc_in_ks
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: TeamCenter/SharePoint alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: TeamCenter/SharePoint alternative?

Well, there's a pretty huge difference between something massive like TeamCenter and something small and simple like WordPress. The functionality is also massively different. Without knowing exactly what you mean by "planning/collaboration" and "task/project management"... What a...
by esc_in_ks
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"
Replies: 18
Views: 7480

Re: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I didn't have any of the LowerFilters or UpperFilters in the registry that were for relevant devices. But, in the end, I just now have finally figured it out! I kind of stumbled into it, but it fixed it and that's all that matters. While poking around the registry ...
by esc_in_ks
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"
Replies: 18
Views: 7480

Re: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"

How often did you reboot during your troubleshooting? Might be that once it gets stuck, it can't get unstuck without a reboot so changing ports is pointless without rebooting too? Lots of reboots. It's got an SSD and is pretty quick to reboot, so I've been doing it between most/all steps. A few mor...
by esc_in_ks
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"
Replies: 18
Views: 7480

Re: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"

You may have already tried this, but try to limit the number of USB devices plugged in. Try to isolate it in the USB port cluster; essentially, try to get it onto it's own 'channel'. I had tried that, but to be sure, I just took it to the next level by: 1. Trying every single USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 po...
by esc_in_ks
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"
Replies: 18
Views: 7480

Re: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"

Have you checked the manufacturers website for drivers? Yep. They explicitly say that it doesn't require them. Of course, I did think that was strange, but I didn't need to install them previously on Windows 7 nor did I install them for the brief amount of time it was working on Windows 8. From my ...
by esc_in_ks
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"
Replies: 18
Views: 7480

Windows 8.1 "USB Printing Support"

My wife has a Silhouette Cameo USB device (it's basically like a plotter, but instead of printing, it cuts paper, cardstock, etc.). It's worked fine on Windows 7 for a year with no issues. She asked me to move it to her Windows 8.1 desktop. It was a bit strange at first, not seeing the device, but a...
by esc_in_ks
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Comcast Collection on my Credit Report
Replies: 12
Views: 7156

Re: Comcast Collection on my Credit Report

I think it depends on how much your time is worth to you. I had a similar situation with a phone company where they said I owed even less than you, about $20. I just paid it. I hadn't kept enough records to bother trying to prove (or disprove) my situation, and figured it was just easier. Was I char...
by esc_in_ks
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: BF4 Browser Plugin
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: BF4 Browser Plugin

As for tracking, selling your data, I guess you A. didn't actually read the EULA, and B. didn't go into origin and choose whether they are allowed to share your data or not. So that part is on you, it's not forcing you to do anything. You're right, I didn't. I took the usually safe assumption that ...
by esc_in_ks
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: BF4 Browser Plugin
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

BF4 Browser Plugin

I read in the Shortbread earlier this week that BF4 was free for 100+ hours on Origin this week. I figured I'd get it, play through the single-player/campaign, and see how I liked it. So, after downloading the massive thing, I click on Play. Usually, in most games, that starts the game. Not here. It...
by esc_in_ks
Thu May 15, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Reasonable temperature for server in closet
Replies: 16
Views: 4059

Re: Reasonable temperature for server in closet

I think the potential problem is that the ambient temperature may be too high. How warm is it in there now? What you've got spec'ed out there will probably pull around 80-90W at idle, I'd guess. Generally speaking, computer parts don't like heat all that much. If it's much over 82-85F in there, that...