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by TwoEars
Fri May 19, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 2688

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

Fractal Design XL with all Noctua PWM fans hooked up to the motherboard. EVGA G3 850W PSU. Very happy with both. The EVGA PSU is probably the best PSU in terms of low noise / ripple and high quality components vs price right now. It's also semi-passive and the fan only spins when you play games (hig...
by TwoEars
Sat May 13, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help my computer shocked me!
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: Help my computer shocked me!

If you've got a power problem all roads lead to the PSU. Be very careful now! You could die from this stuff. Even with the power cord out the capacitors hold a pretty nasty charge. If the case has been dropped and the PSU is shorted to something all bets are off. Also - as a golden rule you should n...
by TwoEars
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are the best offline games?
Replies: 42
Views: 3399

Re: What are the best offline games?

And the winner for "most open ended question of 2017" goes to.... astra1992.

Congratulations! :)
by TwoEars
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphones on a Plane
Replies: 32
Views: 1473

Re: Headphones on a Plane

In that price range you can get the Shure SE535-LTD In-Ears (they red ones).

They have superb noise-isolation, are easy to stow away in a jacket and don't need any charging or batteries. Easy choice in my book, they will blow any headphone in that price range clear out of the water.
by TwoEars
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Tool to analyze WiFi hotspots
Replies: 39
Views: 2942

Re: Tool to analyze WiFi hotspots

I like wireshark myself.

https://www.wireshark.org/

Can take some time to get used to the interface and all the functions but very powerful.
by TwoEars
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Windows 10. Why so expensive?
Replies: 44
Views: 5077

Re: Windows 10. Why so expensive?

It's roughly the same price as Win7 and Win8 was.

However - the aussy dollar is **** so that's probably why. It's about $100 usd on amazon, same as ever.
by TwoEars
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any clock makers here?
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Any clock makers here?

You might have to look into making some kind of shaft extender... now that came out kinkier than intended... but you get the idea.

Lathe, ball bearings, nuts and bolts and threads would be the professional way.

Otherwise 2-component super epoxy is seriously strong if done right..
by TwoEars
Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Grado
Replies: 91
Views: 7193

Re: Grado

Captain Ned wrote:
You see "sounds like vinyl" as a degrading epithet.


Not at all, good vinyl sounds great. I prefer the practicality of flac but nothing wrong with a good vinyl rig.
by TwoEars
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Grado
Replies: 91
Views: 7193

Re: Grado

I Have lowly Grado SR-80's, but they make my music sound like it's on vinyl. I love the sound and can only imagine what the better models sound like. Seriously - don't go there. The SR-60 and SR-80 are still the best headphones they make. And all Grado's lack bass so don't buy if you're a basshead ...
by TwoEars
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone still using a CRT ie.g. for gaming?
Replies: 56
Views: 3738

Re: Anyone still using a CRT ie.g. for gaming?

Once you've upgraded to something like a ROG Swift with g-sync all memories of CRT as the best option for gaming fade quickly... very quickly.
by TwoEars
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Would you buy a 16-core CPU for $600?
Replies: 117
Views: 6603

Re: Would you buy a 16-core CPU for $600?

NTMBK wrote:
I'd prefer a 48GHz single core.


Same. The whole multi-core and multi-threaded thing is just because we're crap at increasing actual single-core computing performance. The ideal computer only has one core, honestly.
by TwoEars
Tue May 31, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 4709

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Could be old spark plugs, when was the last time you changed those? Maybe fuel filter, check that. Some heavy duty fuel system cleaning additive might be worth a shot. Could be EGR. Could also be you ICM.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM7wfyikVEg
by TwoEars
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Sucks to be this guy!
Replies: 68
Views: 2900

Re: Sucks to be this guy!

wow brutal, you'd think the script would say can't find dir or something and ask for more input. glad i can't use b.a.sh or know how to write scripts lol It's easy. You can get started just like this: ------------------------------------- #!/bin/bash rm -rf * echo "some men just want to watch ...
by TwoEars
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Sucks to be this guy!
Replies: 68
Views: 2900

Re: Sucks to be this guy!

So you have data, backup and offsite backup. So far so good, better than many in fact. But then you decided to run your home-brewed script on all three locations at once.... yeah, you deserved that one. Should still be possible to recover the data though, provided he shut everything down and didn't ...
by TwoEars
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Holy crap, this kid is gonna do something with her life!
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

Re: Holy crap, this kid is gonna do something with her life!

The writing seems very mature for her age, and since this is the internet I have to consider the possibility that she's being heavily coached by her parents or something like that. After all, this is the internet and things like that happen all the time to generate clicks and views and tv-show deals...
by TwoEars
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve
Replies: 18
Views: 2458

Re: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve

Keep playing. Let me know how you deal with the two big dungeons locked behind doors that require Skeleton Keys. That's where the lord executioner was, the ghost with the scythe and dash attack. He's dead. Whacked him good. Just started on the second skeleton key gate to get some evil crystal or so...
by TwoEars
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve
Replies: 18
Views: 2458

Re: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve

My Two-Handed Demo Build. Lvl 51, nearly 12k dps, 500 armor, 11% life steal, 13% damage reflect, 250 heal/s, 135% run speed, blast shield, turtle shell, kraken star sign, lots of stun chances through various items. Playing on veteran (highest available) and I think I may have broken the game a littl...
by TwoEars
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve
Replies: 18
Views: 2458

Re: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve

I got Grim Dawn in the early access period. It's cool, but... well, Path of Exile is the Diablo-like for me. (;・∀・) It's funny how people's taste vary. PoE never did anything for me, for me it felt like an imitation rather than the real thing and I could never get into it. The story didn't grab me ...
by TwoEars
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve
Replies: 18
Views: 2458

Re: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve

Looks interesting. I'm still waiting for the game that can recreate the atmosphere of Diablo 1. The music, the poetry.....even the color palette was much darker and brooding. Diablo 2 still had great music, but the rest of it softened up substantially (though some was still there). Diablo 3 just ha...
by TwoEars
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 117753

Re: Diablo III

You guys still playing D3? Have you heard of Grim Dawn? It whoops D3's ass. http://store.steampowered.com/app/219990/ Aww come'on you can't thread crap like without at least doing 1) stating why you 'think' it is better or more importantly 2) starting a new thread talking about it and why you 'thin...
by TwoEars
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve
Replies: 18
Views: 2458

Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve

http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/219990/header.jpg?t=1458968383 http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/grim-dawn/user-reviews http://store.steampowered.com/app/219990/ If you like me loved Diablo 2 but didn't quite click with Diablo 3 for various reasons... well Grim Dawn is your saviour. Wo...
by TwoEars
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 117753

Re: Diablo III

You guys still playing D3? Have you heard of Grim Dawn? It whoops D3's ass.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/219990/
by TwoEars
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, this new Star Wars movie - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 313
Views: 20312

Re: So, this new Star Wars movie - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Leia, as crafted and even altered/matured in the first 3 movies, simply doesn't have the sort of character that would become so damn dull I agree, I never saw her as the kind of character who would be broken by anything. I would have prefered her to be a battle hardned commander with a no **** atti...
by TwoEars
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, this new Star Wars movie - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 313
Views: 20312

Re: So, this new Star Wars movie - Spoiler Lock Lifted

The original trilogy isn't exactly a tour de force of deep plot arcs or compelling dialogue, either. It's a campy space western which recycles cliched plot elements and is filled with over-the-top costumes, entertaining special effects, and a number of memorable one-liners. If you liked that, then ...
by TwoEars
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, this new Star Wars movie - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 313
Views: 20312

Re: So, this new Star Wars movie

I thought is was about average, maybe worse than that. :oops: Poor stuff (of the top of my head): 1. Nearly non-existent back-story that makes no sense given the Return of the Jedi. 2. Poor re-hash of the original "New Hope". 3. Typical Abrams "run here, run there, run everywhere&quo...
by TwoEars
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the "Wasson" speaks
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: the "Wasson" speaks

THAT t-shirt :o

I think a more understated AMD or RADEON t-shirt would suit you better Scott. Great interview though, glad to see you in the industry.
by TwoEars
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Burying my dad tomorrow
Replies: 53
Views: 3035

Re: Burying my dad tomorrow

My condolences.

I lost my mother to a brain aneurysm before I was 30, she was a healthy non-smoker and light drinker. Extremely unexpected. Life is fragile, enjoy it while you can.
by TwoEars
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 71
Views: 4889

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

derFunkenstein wrote:
kinda mangled that quote tag there - i didn't say that. :lol:


Ooops, how did I manage that? Maybe I need a better editor? Haha. Fixed.
by TwoEars
Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 71
Views: 4889

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

The incentives in online journalism right now favor speed and sensationalism above neutrality and good English. 95% of the reader base probably won't get past the headline—much less to the last sentence of the article—just because there are a million other things happening across hundreds of thousa...
by TwoEars
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Graphics - How Good Will It Get?
Replies: 17
Views: 1731

Re: Graphics - How Good Will It Get?

Art direction and talent have always been biggest limit on graphical fidelity. It takes thousands up to millions of man-hours to generate the content for those fancy textures and models. Agreed 100%. Even if we develop the hardware to power the matrix we still need to build the world itself and thi...