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by Mr Bill
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car runs rough on idle
Replies: 41
Views: 1203

Re: Car runs rough on idle

I had this problem on my supercharged Cobalt SS and on the mechanics recommendation, did the injector cleaner thing; It got worse. They "cleaned" the mass flow sensor, it got worse. They replaced the mass flow sensor and that did the trick. Cleaning that sensor was almost as expensive as b...
by Mr Bill
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119526

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

just brew it! wrote:
Pet peeve: Robocall that immediately puts you on hold when you pick up. Great way to guarantee that I won't talk to you.

Saves me time. If I don't hear a human voice within about 10-15 seconds; I hang up.
by Mr Bill
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!

chuckula wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Oh, sorry. Their first re-entry to the discrete market. The first RajaChip.


I'm still waiting for the press conference where they announce that the product based on the super-secret "RajaChip" codename will be named.... wait for it..... RajaChip!

#VegaStillStunsMe
Raja-Raja.
by Mr Bill
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME
Replies: 39
Views: 1810

Re: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME

On a slightly more serious note. Can't a particular core timeshare more than one channel of DDR4 simultaneously? Not sure what you mean by this. My life in metaphore. I mean that if only one core was active, surely it could talk to more than one memory channel? If only two cores were active they co...
by Mr Bill
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME
Replies: 39
Views: 1810

Re: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME

this topic doesn't seem very serious either Oh, it's deadly serious assuming Lisa Su didn't flat-out lie at the end of AMD's webcast yesterday. Which, unlike the AMD fansquad around here, I actually watched live. People tend to forget that I take technology, but not myself, seriously. The story com...
by Mr Bill
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Oak Ridge flops 200 Quadrillion times a second
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: Oak Ridge flops 200 Quadrillion times a second

What we got here is a world wide Crisis server!
by Mr Bill
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Oak Ridge flops 200 Quadrillion times a second
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: Oak Ridge flops 200 Quadrillion times a second

Was wondering why Oak Ridge gets the big iron. Then I realized; less radiation induced errors that close to sea level.
by Mr Bill
Fri May 18, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1085
Views: 90451

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Well now I'm looking at reverse-osmosis in-home (under-sink) kits for drinking water purposes. We have a charcoal filter for our in-fridge water system, and it does pretty decently. I'm not in a hurry to do any work or add any upgrades, but it's fun to read. These are frequently used as the first s...
by Mr Bill
Wed May 16, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1085
Views: 90451

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I'm not sure what the rules are but many makers of bottled "mineral" water start by deionizing it completely and then adding back in, their mix of mineral components. I've noticed that a little carbonation along with those minerals makes it sweet. Around here, our water is drawn from snowm...
by Mr Bill
Mon May 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1085
Views: 90451

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Been digging in the back yard after a leak in my irrigation system. It started small, about 20" from the pump. I ran all last summer with just a trickle coming up (which I routed back into the irrigation ditch). But this year it became a bigger leak and routing it back to the ditch did not work...
by Mr Bill
Mon May 14, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1085
Views: 90451

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

My LG frontloader has suddenly refused to spin. I think it may be just out of motor warranty (direct drive motor, 10yrs). I'm guessing that motor will cost me more than the $700 I paid for it. Still checking facts. This may be a repair. Or, it may be a replace. A little trouble shooting and code ch...
by Mr Bill
Tue May 08, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation
Replies: 19
Views: 2343

Re: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation

We can and do run multiple instances of SolidWorks, even though it complains about it's journal file/auto recovery not being able to work. However, in this case, running multiple instances of SolidWorks is less common than running multiple instances of the dedicated translation software. My bad, I ...
by Mr Bill
Tue May 08, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation
Replies: 19
Views: 2343

Re: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation

Windows 10 is a good enough multitasking platform to let you run muptiple instances? Is this even a serious question... _(:3」∠)_ Its a legit question. Mostly motivated by my ignorance of Win10 and solidworks. I recall when you you would get the server version of windows to get better multitasking (...
by Mr Bill
Mon May 07, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation
Replies: 19
Views: 2343

Re: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation

Windows 10 is a good enough multitasking platform to let you run muptiple instances?
by Mr Bill
Tue May 01, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1085
Views: 90451

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

My LG frontloader has suddenly refused to spin. I think it may be just out of motor warranty (direct drive motor, 10yrs). I'm guessing that motor will cost me more than the $700 I paid for it. Still checking facts. This may be a repair. Or, it may be a replace.
by Mr Bill
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 12
Views: 1259

Re: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!

a well-known cranberry juice for a product codename Err... what? Nobody else is allowed to use "ocean" in a product name now? :roll: Just not 'Ocean Spray' :D Well if we have 8th Gen Covfefe Lake, 9th Gen Whisky Lake, and 10th Gen Icelake... does that mean that Ocean's 11? That would make...
by Mr Bill
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 12
Views: 1259

Re: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!

just brew it! wrote:
chuckula wrote:
a well-known cranberry juice for a product codename

Err... what? Nobody else is allowed to use "ocean" in a product name now? :roll:
Just not 'Ocean Spray' :D
by Mr Bill
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5694

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

What system clock do extreme overclockers now have to use to submit a valid benchmark?
by Mr Bill
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: DIY Theater Room
Replies: 10
Views: 2681

Re: DIY Theater Room

Looks nice!
by Mr Bill
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1085
Views: 90451

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Got the irrigation pump installed and primed; which confirmed two breaks in the main line once I had pressure. Time to break out the shovels!

De-winterized the swamp cooler and fired it up last night. Ah lovely fresh cool air. Note to self turn hold temp on furnance down to 50F so they don't fight.
by Mr Bill
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Haiku thread
Replies: 364
Views: 96937

Re: TR Haiku thread

drfish wrote:
grammar nazis wish
their corrective speed could hang
with Funk's haiku skillz
:D :D :D :D
by Mr Bill
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Haiku thread
Replies: 364
Views: 96937

Re: TR Haiku thread

Jupiter smoking
censerous bejeweled eye
floating in the night
by Mr Bill
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 3258

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

I'd love to, but for an 8C/16T system I'd really like to have 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4... which unfortunately would cost as much as the CPU and motherboard combined lol This is why Intel provides such a valuable public service. With their chips you suddenly don't think about the cost of RAM being so hi...
by Mr Bill
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5
Replies: 14
Views: 1852

Re: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5

From the article chuckula linked: As a side note, manufacturers often skip 4 due to its meaning in Chinese culture. It’s an unlucky number because it’s homophonous to the word ‘death’. Something that AMD surely does not want to be associated with Zen architecture. I guess Intel were never bothered ...
by Mr Bill
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5
Replies: 14
Views: 1852

Re: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5

Ryhadar wrote:
Zen 5 project manager adds "Zen 5.X" entry to the project tracker

AMD: "Work has already begun on Zen 5."

----

Not serious here, just having a bit of fun. :lol:
Its all about the PenteZen?
by Mr Bill
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My daughter, the artist
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: My daughter, the artist

I would have voted but there is no "like us on facebook" link.
by Mr Bill
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 128
Views: 8775

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Waco wrote:
End User wrote:
Manual transmission
NA engine

I agreed on the former, but turbos are fun. :P
Also agree on the former. Superchargers are more fun than NA because you get all that grunt right off the line without having to wind it up.
by Mr Bill
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?
Replies: 13
Views: 6876

Re: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?

I still have my pair of 1974 Advents. So, yes.
by Mr Bill
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory
Replies: 90
Views: 12804

Re: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory

Starfalcon wrote:
Well I had some time today and added more things to the list.
Are you starting a museum?
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