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by JustAnEngineer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Can a 144Hz display help reduce eye strain?
Replies: 21
Views: 695

Re: Can a 144Hz display help reduce eye strain?

I'm thinking of bundling this with Vega. Tell me that it will be an upgrade from my 10 year-old UltraSharp 3007WFP + 15 year-old 2001FP.
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 26
Views: 522

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

And the world in 2045 is at the brink of chaos due everybody wasting time in "fake" reality instead of working to their very real one better. :roll: Not to sound like someone who goes around proclaiming the younger generations will cause the world to collapse, but I fear this may happen. ...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 88
Views: 1980

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

Was NVidia making obscene amounts of money when graphics cards were much more reasonably priced? Yes. Therefore, GPU makers and graphics card assemblers could scale up production until supply and demand are again in balance at that price point and make even more total profit. What's stopping that is...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Gamdias Hermes E1
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Gamdias Hermes E1

My Rosewill RK-9000BR has Cherry MX Brown key switches. I've added O-rings to the keycaps to dampen the rattle. I'm a touch typist, so there's no need for backlighting of any color. I use the numpad quite often, so a "tenkeyless" design wouldn't suit me. I've tried the Corsair Strafe and C...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Gamdias Hermes E1
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Gamdias Hermes E1

Take a look at the US$55 Logitech G502 or any of their other gaming mice.
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3420
Views: 505390

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Def Leppard - Women.
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 75
Views: 3365

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

by JustAnEngineer
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 51
Views: 1567

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

Ned, you should spend the 2 easy minutes that it takes to relocate the libraries that you want. You can choose which libraries go on which drive and in which directory and Windows will move the files for you. it doesn't always behave and some programs will ignore the different locations. For the ob...
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 51
Views: 1567

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

Ned, you should spend the 2 easy minutes that it takes to relocate the libraries that you want. You can choose which libraries go on which drive and in which directory and Windows will move the files for you.
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3420
Views: 505390

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

NoMBe - Freak Like Me, followed by St. Motel - Move. Both of these are still in heavy rotation on XM36.
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Air filtered through water
Replies: 17
Views: 769

Re: Air filtered through water

Because air flows through the air conditioner's evaporator after passing through the filter, humidity shouldn't be much of a problem other than right around the filter. If your evaporator operates at 34 to 50 °F, that will set the dewpoint of the air that flows from the evaporator to the distributio...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 2993
Views: 612987

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Those are some great shots, Danny. Here are a few that I took over the holiday weekend: http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee120/JustAnEngineer/Alabama/th_EGL_5596.jpg http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee120/JustAnEngineer/Alabama/th_EGL_5728.jpg http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee120/JustAnEngin...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 2.5" external HDD reliability: WDC vs Seagate?
Replies: 26
Views: 693

Re: 2.5" external HDD reliability: WDC vs Seagate?

I've got a Toshiba Canvio. Hard drives are cheap enough that you should be keeping a good backup.
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Air filtered through water
Replies: 17
Views: 769

Re: Air filtered through water

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legionnaires%27_disease
That'd be a good reason to have a steady makeup of chlorinated water.
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 133
Views: 9437

Re: Formula One 2017

Drivers' standings after ten races: http://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2017/2017-classifications 177 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - three wins 176 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - four wins 154 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - two wins. 1 DNF 117 Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull / Renau...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 133
Views: 9437

Re: Formula One 2017

Results from Silverstone: 1 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 90.6s , 320 kph 2 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 90.9s, 331 kph 3 Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 91.5s, 315 kph 4 Max Verstappen, Red Bull / Renault - 90.7s, 325 kph 5 Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull / Renault - 91.9s, 329 kph 6 Nico Hulkenberg, Renault - 92...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Surprise! Creator 10 Update Applied...
Replies: 29
Views: 2294

Re: Surprise! Creator 10 Update Applied...

Settings - System - About indicates that I'm on Version 1703, which is the Creator's Update. If I look at Settings - Update & Security - Update History - Other Updates , I see that it installed successfully on April 14. No worries. If the update assistant fixes things for you, why not let it ru...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: All Games Crash to Desktop/Freeze
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: All Games Crash to Desktop

Have you tested with MemTest and Prime95?

How hot are your CPU and motherboard temperature sensors?

A properly-configured case could provide better cooling with the side panels on than with them off.
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 133
Views: 9437

Re: Formula One 2017

The light rain over Silverstone let up towards the end of Q1. Fernando Alonso charged out on slicks to set the fastest lap as time expired. It was a pointless display of bravery, since he already had 30 grid spots worth of penalties coming for new Honda power unit components (including the eighth tu...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 133
Views: 9437

Re: Formula One 2017

British Grand Prix qualifying and practice lap times (Q3/Q2/Q1/P3/P2/P1): http://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2017/eventtiming-information 86.6 / 87.9 / 99.1 / 88.1 / 88.5 / 89.2 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 322 kph 87.1 / 89.0 /100.5/ 88.7 / 88.8 / 90.1 Kimi Raikkonen,...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 620
Views: 71668

Re: What are you playing right now?

I wish I'd gone with the PC version. Mouse and keyboard would be preferable... I'm really not fond of shooters on console. It looks prettier on the PC, too. Are these folks really incapable of looking for a planet until the guy designated to look for planets shows up? You should have already learne...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Custom Builders
Replies: 36
Views: 1225

Re: Custom Builders

I'm not sure any system builders are offering Skylake-X stuff yet. https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/page/Intel/7th-Gen-X-Series-Gaming-PC/ https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPower-X299-Configurator Reseller rating: 9.2/10 . B&H has a higher rating, at 9.7/10 , but they don't assemble custom P...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Custom Builders
Replies: 36
Views: 1225

Re: Custom Builders

The last system that I helped spec out for a co-worker came with a CoolerMaster Seidon liquid cooler. He claims that it is so silent that he couldn't tell if the PC was turned on or not.
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Custom Builders
Replies: 36
Views: 1225

Re: Custom Builders

Several of my co-workers have been pleased enough with CyberPower PC to order from them more than once. They have a good selection of high-quality parts and the price that they charge for the assembled system isn't a lot more than you'd spend buying the components by yourself (especially if you take...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Streaming frustrations
Replies: 36
Views: 1482

Re: Streaming frustrations

When Microsoft killed off Windows Media Center, it killed the HTPC for me. I use the TiVo for streaming now.
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Really strange thought of the day.
Replies: 50
Views: 757

Re: Really strange thought of the day.

Redocbew wrote:
Didn't you make exactly this same thread a few months ago?
Exactly the same.
Topics merged. Please do not create duplicate threads.
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 808
Views: 51967

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

The clicky switches are less expensive than the quiet ones.
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 133
Views: 9437

Re: Formula One 2017

Drivers' standings after nine races: http://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2017/2017-classifications 171 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - three wins 151 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - three wins 136 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - two wins. 1 DNF 107 Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull / Ren...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 133
Views: 9437

Re: Formula One 2017

Results from Spielberg: 1 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 67.8s, 323 kph 2 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - 67.5s, 326 kph 3 Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull / Renault - 67.4s, 311 kph 4 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 67.4s , 329 kph 5 Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 67.5s, 315 kph 6 Romain Grosjean, Haas / Ferrari - 68.6s,...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Streaming frustrations
Replies: 36
Views: 1482

Re: Streaming frustrations

I stream Amazon Prime and X-Finity On Demand to my TiVo without any hiccups.