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by paultherope
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1989

Re: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread

A timely article by Anandtech on Best PC Power Supplies https://www.anandtech.com/show/12056/best-psus
by paultherope
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 419 scams
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: 419 scams

I get the domain name scam letters that ask for hundreds of dollars. Clearly enough people pay these for it to be worthwhile. My favourite 419 was the one with the African Astronaut:- Subject: Nigerian Astronaut Wants To Come Home Dr. Bakare Tunde Astronautics Project Manager National Space Research...
by paultherope
Wed May 13, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Video ads on TR
Replies: 57
Views: 4674

Re: Video ads on TR

The Secindo Fashion ads seem to cause some problems. Whilst these pages are up I notice regular stalling if watching a video, or pauses when trying to scroll a web page in another tab: Time and Date: 2015/05/13 07:30am UTC+1 I5-2500k 8GB RAM nVidia 4600GTX Win 7 Pro Google Chrome 42.0.2311.135 (Offi...
by paultherope
Thu May 07, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Video ads on TR
Replies: 57
Views: 4674

Re: Video ads on TR

I'm noticing the same problem as traversed. I open a few tech sites at once and work my way through them. The tech report page maxes out one core and the memory use increases over time. I use Chrome on win 7. I understand the need for advertising, so don't have a problem with it unless it's pop up, ...
by paultherope
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Old PSU, what is it capable of?
Replies: 19
Views: 3422

Re: Old PSU, what is it capable of?

Flying Fox wrote:


Great article Fox, very informative and I discovered why my old Antec/Asus system failed to start on occasion.
by paultherope
Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's My Line? (according to Google)
Replies: 33
Views: 1923

Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

I think it definitely needs some work.

Last week it thought I was 16-24, which was kind of flattering but this week it thinks I'm 65+ which is baffling and insulting (I'm 47 BTW). Apparently I'm also into team sports which is news to me :)