Personal computing discussed

Search found 54 matches

  • 1
  • 2
by ermo
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Mandalorian
Replies: 48
Views: 1476

Re: The Mandalorian

Yup I woke up an hour early before work to watch the first Episode on Disney+. WHOA! If this is what Star Wars is like without Lucas, I like it! NINJA EDIT: It definitely has that Dave Filoni story telling vibe. And if yo watched Clone Wars and Rebels you know what I'm talking about. Both Clone War...
by ermo
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils
Replies: 37
Views: 3643

Re: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils

I would humbly suggest The Maker Forums ( https://forum.makerforums.info/) as an option. I know one of the guys who started it (in response to G+ shutting down) and he's both very knowledgeable, knows his software from his hardware, is a good writer and one of the kindest people you'll meet.
by ermo
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

Re: Something's different...

Just wanted to pop in and say that I appreciate the work Eric and Aaron are putting in to make TR more active. *Hat tip* I now find myself visiting daily again. Even the comments section is seeing a little more action these days. I stil miss Zak, Ben and the rest of the old crew. But at least it see...
by ermo
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215159

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

More hits for Boeing: https://news.yahoo.com/boeing-facing-fresh-crisis-another-111802622.html You probably already know (but others might not): All airplanes with metal skin have cracks, particularly ones with aluminium skin. As I understand it, it's just a matter of monitoring them and deciding w...
by ermo
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

Re: Something's different...

Ditto. Heck, at the moment I've got three of them (home linux server and two linux boxes). In my case, the home server is a Phenom II 1090T. :D To be fair, the 1090T probably outperforms most Bulldozer-derived CPUs. From the Linux kernel compiles I've done when switching between the 1090T and the F...
by ermo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

Re: Something's different...

An FX-8350 is still my "daily driver" at home. :lol: Ditto. Heck, at the moment I've got three of them (home linux server and two linux boxes). In my case, the home server is a Phenom II 1090T. :D You've *got* to be kidding me. I used a PhII 1090T in an ASUS M4A78E SE w/8GB ECC DDR2-800 a...
by ermo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

Re: Something's different...

(I even have a Piledriver system, that was a mistake, if somewhat interesting) An FX-8350 is still my "daily driver" at home. :lol: Ditto. Heck, at the moment I've got three of them (home linux server and two linux boxes). They all run an instance of the icecream distributed compiler, whi...
by ermo
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

Re: Something's different...

News has been light. :-? You don't say... Apart from making the necessary business changes to increase the odds of the commercial survival of TR, how aware do you think the new overlords are that longtime TR supporters are very much frowning upon the way this has all been / is being handled? If you...
by ermo
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

Re: Something's different...

Any news from our new overlords drfish?
by ermo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

Re: Something's different...

Is this the same Stylish that had Spyware ? Interesting. I guess I missed that news. I really only chose it as a method of sharing, but perhaps it'd be best to use other plugins then. The css can still be pulled from the site I'd think but there's no need to use the stylish plugin itself if a diffe...
by ermo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

Re: Something's different...

Just add the line I mentioned at the top of the css text. I installed Stylish and got it to work (...) Cheers mate, this seemed to work. Honestly, these simple CSS changes makes an enormous difference to the readability of the site with the bonus that it feels more like the TR I used to know and lo...
by ermo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

Re: Something's different...

I don't speak CSS; at least not well enough to talk to Stylus /Stylish, so: Which incantation should I use if I wanted to decrease the line spacing to a more reasonable level inside each paragraph on the front page (to make it the same spacing as, say, the present forum)? That would be "line-h...
by ermo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

Re: Something's different...

I don't speak CSS; at least not well enough to talk to Stylus /Stylish, so: Which incantation should I use if I wanted to decrease the line spacing to a more reasonable level inside each paragraph on the front page (to make it the same spacing as, say, the present forum)? (yes, I looked at the page ...
by ermo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

[REQUEST]: Scalable fonts, blue or grey "border" area

A couple of (hopefully!) small requests: Since I have poor eyesight, I tend to need to scale up the zoom-level on websites. This doesn't work quite as well on the new TR, though, due to the already low information density and huuuge pictures. Any chance the font size could be made variable (while th...
by ermo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68400

Re: Something's different... (new)

Am I to understand that the comments haven't disappeared permanently, and that the current state of limited functionality is not expected to be the status quo going forward? Moving away from the custom CMS seems like the right move to me. I just hope you don't all burn yourself out over what are pre...
by ermo
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?
Replies: 28
Views: 2787

Re: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?

From my perspective, it appears that Microsoft has traditionally been too concerned about internal office politics and shareholder pressure to really push a product positioned in a competitive market through to feature complete maturity while retaining (and constantly refining) a cohesive customer s...
by ermo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Recommendations for an 8 TB HDD
Replies: 45
Views: 4997

Re: Recommendations for an 8 TB HDD

I'm a cheapskate and run an old M5A88M-EVO board with a Ph II 1090T and 4x4GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM which runs 24/7. I've added a couple of cheap and dumb PCIe x1 Marvell controllers and run Fedora Server 28 on a 2-drive Linux MD RAID10 with the far layout on a couple of refurbished SSDs (essentially RA...
by ermo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: systemd-resolve and local hostnames in Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

Re: systemd-resolve and local hostnames in Ubuntu 18.04

notfred wrote:
I gave up on making systemd-resolve behave and changed my dnsmasq setup. Now everything on my LAN has names in the .lan domain and that domain is pushed as a search domain to all the DHCP clients.


I've taken the exact same approach on my apartment network, except I also push a local NTP server.
by ermo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: VEGA 64 Temps, Boost Clock, and Wattage
Replies: 10
Views: 7043

Re: VEGA 64 Temps, Boost Clock, and Wattage

On my Sapphire RX Vega 64 OEM AC, I've set up a custom undervolted profile that runs with the following settings: - Cores at default speeds - P6 1050 mV, P7 1100 mV - HBM 1000 mV at 1080 MHz - Power at +15% (same as the Turbo profile -- ~255W) - Fan speed at 400-4900 RPM (sounds like a hurricane, bu...
by ermo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft acquires GitHub
Replies: 19
Views: 1848

Re: Microsoft acquires GitHub

Your ray of hope is Sanjay Nadella. The guy seems pretty determined to shepherd a platform-agnostic expansion of the the entire Win+Office ecosystem to the World+Dog and this appears to be another part of that vision. As recently as 5 years ago, i.e. just before Steve "The Chair" Ballmer ...
by ermo
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 534581

Re: Gun prOn!

The Cabot Big Bang Pistol Set: http://cabotgun.com/oak-collection/the-big-bang-pistol-set/#1 Built from meteoritic iron. Only $4.5 million for the only pair available Pardon me for thinking that creating an interesting time-piece of sorts would've been a much more appropriate and worthwhile endeavo...
by ermo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 534581

Re: Gun prOn!

Has anyone here shot the CZ P-09? ( suppressor-ready / no suppressor ) I like the way it looks and it sounds like it has a reasonably low bore-axis and is quite accurate out of the box? I live in a country where gun ownership is very restricted compared to the US of A, so it's not like I can just po...
by ermo
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Managed to snag a RX Vega 64: First Impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 2847

Re: Managed to snag a RX Vega 64: First Impressions

I got one of the cheap-ish OEM cooler Sapphire branded RX Vega 64 boards from a 100 unit firesale at OCUK almost 4 weeks ago (it ended up being cheaper shipped than the cheapest 1080 I could find on sale in .dk at the time). Last night, I finally sat down and fiddled with undervolting (1050 mV acros...
by ermo
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 20767

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

+1 I wanted a flagship card and would have been ok with taking Vega64+Freesync vs a 1080Ti+Vsync if the power consumption was lower. Exactly this. Unless RTG and GloFo can pull a rabbit out of their collective as*** ^H hats with future steppings, Vega will likely be consigned to the history books a...
by ermo
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 20767

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

It's a failure to me because it's so power hungry. +1 I wanted a flagship card and would have been ok with taking Vega64+Freesync vs a 1080Ti+Vsync if the power consumption was lower. Exactly this. Unless RTG and GloFo can pull a rabbit out of their collective as*** ^H hats with future steppings, V...
by ermo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 99
Views: 8147

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

"When?" and "How much will my next card be as a consequence?" just about sums up my interest in Etherium and its purported crash.
by ermo
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 44
Views: 12777

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

To be completely honest, why anyone would even *think* of adopting RyZen before approximately six months has passed since its release is beyond me. And I'm saying this as someone who is rooting for AMD to succeed and tend to buy AMD for their fairly reasonable (read: not-totally-bullcrap like intel)...
by ermo
Mon May 15, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results
Replies: 38
Views: 13848

Re: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results

So I'm looking at a 12-15C difference before and after delidding. Obviously and quickly a very worthwhile experiment. I'll hang onto it for if I choose to upgrade to Kaby Lake or Coffee Lake one day. Heh. Congratulations! Always nice to see someone benefitting from getting their hands dirty as it w...
by ermo
Mon May 15, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results
Replies: 38
Views: 13848

Re: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results

A small update on my delidding adventure: It turns out that my Hyper 212 Evo had a small indent in the base (my fault I'm afraid!), so I finally got around to buying a new cooler and decided on a push-pull Arctic Freezer i33 Plus, which is only about €3 more. I had my eyes on a Scythie Mugen 4 PCGH ...
by ermo
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results
Replies: 38
Views: 13848

Re: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results

What a timely post! Got my 3770k in 2012, and it runs 4.4ghz and reaches a max temp of 80c with a CM612s in push-pull. Tried the razor method but chickened out...tempting tempting! Wondering how much I can squeeze out of it. Need to get a vice and the TIMs though... Finally delidded. Avg temp drop ...
  • 1
  • 2
GZIP: On