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by JustAnEngineer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Work from Home Monitors
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Work from Home Monitors

Yes. GeForce GTX10xx and newer cards support FreeSync. Look for a monitor that supports LFC (low framerate compensation) . A FreeSync range of 48-120 Hz would be good, but 40-100 Hz would probably also be fine. Any monitor or television that bears AMD's "FreeSync Premium" badge includes LF...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/coronavirus-cases-united-states.html China and South Korea have flattened their curves. Italy, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands have begun to flatten their curves. The United States still has not. More than half of all confirmed coronavirus cases in the U...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wh ... -19-model/
Why It’s So Freaking Hard To Make A Good COVID-19 Model
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Work from Home Monitors
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Work from Home Monitors

Leave your existing monitors on the office PC and get new multi-use/gaming monitors for your home PCs. RTings likes the 27" ASUS TUF VG27AQ , but in the 31½" size, you're going to find VA panels instead of IPS. Dell S3220DGF for $350 at Best Buy might have been a good choice when it was on...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Ryzen 9 4900HS takes the mobile performance crown
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Ryzen 9 4900HS takes the mobile performance crown

New laptops with AMD's Ryzen 4000 Mobile "Renoir" APUs are showing up on store shelves and reviewers' doorsteps. These 7 nm chips have surpassed Intel's 14 nm chips for both performance and power consumption. Has Intel ever been in the situation of not leading the laptop space, or is this ...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 952
Views: 138783

Re: What are you playing right now?

Steam's new record: 23,572,311 simultaneous users.
https://store.steampowered.com/stats/
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula 1 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Formula 1 2020

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mercedes-breathing-aid-nhs-uk/4774791/ In conjunction with mechanical engineers at University College London, Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrain - the F1 team’s engine division - helped reverse engineer a breathing device. The Continuous Positive Airway Press...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...
Replies: 197
Views: 923

Re: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...

1 + 1 = 3, for large values of 1. ;-)
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

In no way did I suggest that Donald J. Trump should be more like Xi Jinping. I would have liked for him to be more like George W. Bush, George H. Bush or Ronald Reagan - men who rose to the challenges that faced them and provided U.S. leadership In times of world crisis. The Chinese are simply capit...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...
Replies: 197
Views: 923

Re: Chinese astrology - Let's try this one more time...

whm1974 wrote:
What is the mechanism for this?
Magic!
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/testing-coronavirus-pandemic.html As the deadly virus spread from China with ferocity across the United States between late January and early March, large-scale testing of people who might have been infected did not happen — because of technical flaws, regulator...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Old Radeons still handle Doom Eternal
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Old Radeons still handle Doom Eternal

Amazingly enough, My old Radeon R9-290 has still got legs, all these years later. Even the HD7950 isn't completely useless for gaming:
https://wccftech.com/amds-fine-wine-in- ... ell-cards/
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: headphone "sound stage" advice for understanding
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: headphone "sound stage" advice for understanding

Have you looked at https://www.head-fi.org and https://www.avsforum.com ? How about the articles at https://www.crutchfield.com/lc_7/Headphones-Wireless-How-To-FAQ-and-Shopping-Guides.html ? I recently picked up a new pair of Sennheiser audiophile headphones, but I was already familiar with that fam...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

China has already stepped in to provide humanitarian aid and leadership for the areas of the world that are much less ready to deal with this pandemic than the U.S. Even the staunchest U.S. allies have commented about how strange it is for the U.S. president to have withdrawn rather than taking the ...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4306
Views: 619056

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Alice in Chains - Unplugged - Sludge Factory
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Help Fixing FM Tuner Board
Replies: 10
Views: 135

Re: Help Fixing FM Tuner Board

A $20 FM radio + digital TV tuner USB stick would be an inexpensive replacement.
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

https://news.yahoo.com/without-interventions-social-distancing-one-200517236.html Their models predict that if authorities took steps to shield the elderly and slow viral transmission, 20 million lives could be saved worldwide. "But we predict that even in this scenario, health systems in all c...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-test-wasn-t-federal-101936408.html From its biggest cities to its smallest towns, America’s chance to contain the coronavirus crisis came and went in the seven weeks since U.S. health officials botched the testing rollout and then misled scientists in state laborat...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

https://news.yahoo.com/8-strains-coronavirus-circling-globe-182338255.html Chiu’s analysis shows California’s strict shelter in place efforts appear to be working. Over half of the 50 SARS-CoV-2 virus genomes his San Francisco-based lab sequenced in the past two weeks are associated with travel from...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you eating Right Now
Replies: 298
Views: 54916

Re: What are you eating Right Now

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/14689 ... andwiches/
French Dip beef sandwiches with au jus gravy. Yum!
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

To Ned's point, the crude death rate in the U.S. is typically 8¼ deaths per thousand per year , so 2.7 million people would die this year due to all causes before COVID-19 arrived, which might cause that number to double in the very worst case projection. More optimistic projections might put the nu...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/27/upshot/coronavirus-new-york-comparison.html U.S. confirmed cases doubling every 3 days. Because of the very limited testing conducted in the U.S. and the four or five day delay from testing to results, these numbers are certainly under-reporting the act...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Redocbew wrote:
At least GameStop is going to be ok.
... and the gun stores: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-gun- ... -covid-19/
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/03/covid-19-surges-europe-sickens-uk-response-leaders Record high deaths were reported in Italy and the virus sickened Britain's prime minister and two of its top health officials. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebrey...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/03/us-covid-19-cases-top-100000-trump-clashes-governors Confirmed US COVID-19 cases surpassed 100,000 and deaths surpassed 1500. Clash over ventilator need "I don't believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You know, you go into major hospita...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 798
Views: 8607

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

"Live free or die!" as the license plate in the next state over says.
GZIP: On