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by NovusBogus
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 2532

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

At least they got product out the door. My industry has also been plagued by a rash of dumb kids who think that having a passing familiar with software development translates directly into hardware engineering and manufacturing. They take in a bunch of Kickstarter money for yet another generic low-c...
by NovusBogus
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 2532

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

Monoprice, the consumer electronics company? It's based in the US, and its parent, YFC-Boneagle Electric Co., Ltd., is Taiwanese, not Chinese. I can't find any other Monoprice of any importance. The Taiwanese get their 10% cut or whatever but the printers themselves are Chinese, as are almost all o...
by NovusBogus
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 2532

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

The tariffs have played a major role raising prices by almost 80% (partly due to associated shortages), which cut deeply into our margins. Apparently someone forgot to tell CaseLabs that trade wars are good, and easy to win. I won't go heavy into the R&P but I will say this: my industry, additi...
by NovusBogus
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Do a stop-gap build? Or go whole hog? ("Pentium Gold" v. "Ryzen," and other curiosities)
Replies: 25
Views: 1230

Re: Do a stop-gap build? Or go whole hog? ("Pentium Gold" v. "Ryzen," and other curiosities)

Go all the way on a good system build or wait until you're able to do that, I say. Stopgap upgrades with cheap components made sense a decade ago when whatever you bought was gonna be obsolete in 18 months, but thanks to CPU stagnation you're just throwing money away if you don't go for good compone...
by NovusBogus
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Today is my last day, got a new job
Replies: 21
Views: 796

Re: Today is my last day, got a new job

I would totally live out in the boonies if I could still have a 10-20 minute commute. As it is I'm on the edge of suburban Minneapolis...there's farms ten minutes away, but they're *very expensive* farms due to being so close to the local tech-sector bubble and so not really an option for a single e...
by NovusBogus
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: CAPTCHA confirmation bias
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: CAPTCHA confirmation bias

I have to admit, I was rather wondering why I get so many of those things since switching to Vivaldi (estimated ~0.05% market share).
by NovusBogus
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: In search of a replacement for a specific type of card.
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: In search of a replacement for a specific type of card.

Normally what you'd want to do is buy a previous generation midrange/enthusiast card with lots of ports for a discount, but the mining thing made the previous 2-3 generations fall into a black hole so that's not a viable option right now. So Quadro/Firepro probably is your best option.
by NovusBogus
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like that old-time chip monopolist is afraid!
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Looks like that old-time chip monopolist is afraid!

I can't wait for the RISC-V coalition to strike back! This is going to be like the business version of a drunken hobo fight, and the PC industry has had a hard time meeting its lulz quota ever since Ballmer retired.
by NovusBogus
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Am I bottlenecked?
Replies: 36
Views: 1909

Re: Am I bottlenecked?

Nope, won't be a problem. CPU hasn't been a major bottleneck for a long time unless it's a really cheap one; four decent cores and you're good to go. Even the i5-2500K can still handle most games outside of max settings and/or high refresh rate.
by NovusBogus
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Active Noise Cancelling headsets
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: Active Noise Cancelling headsets

Nice find! That is indeed a good deal; new for what most sites charge for refurb.
by NovusBogus
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Active Noise Cancelling headsets
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: Active Noise Cancelling headsets

Hmf...I should probably get on with it and pick up some QC25s while they're still available. Been needing to replace a deteriorating and mediocre to start with Panasonic model and I'm not so keen on the whole no batteries or 3.5mm thing the newer models are moving toward.
by NovusBogus
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Active Noise Cancelling headsets
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: Active Noise Cancelling headsets

You're probably not going to find anything decent for less than $150, certainly not new. NC technology worth caring about isn't cheap.
by NovusBogus
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: This is what Intel's failure looks like
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: This is what Intel's failure looks like

So 10nm was nowhere to be found, then suddenly it appears right after that one guy with the unpronounceable last name gets canned. Coincidence? I THINK NOT, SIRS.
by NovusBogus
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Webb delayed again
Replies: 16
Views: 675

Re: Webb delayed again

...wait, people are actually surprised by this? NASA has been useless ever since they stopped being run like a military unit in the 70s. Heck, most of the Elon Musk idol worship comes from his somehow managing to do more than a few years than the supposed experts have in forty and with a much smalle...
by NovusBogus
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 11132

Re: Battletech game coming out

Ugh, the feeling of having to bail on an escort mission because one of the trucks gets stuck and doesn't even try to turn around and move back onto the road... :oops: I do like that mech stability was improved over all. It's harder to knock down opponents, sure, but it sucked when it happened to yo...
by NovusBogus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 11132

Re: Battletech game coming out

Note that you don't necessarily have to destroy the head to take out the pilot, you can also do it from repeated pilot injuries too. For example, my active mechs include a Grasshopper with MGs and melee stability mods and various SRM splat lords, which together offer a foolproof if rather cheesy way...
by NovusBogus
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Oak Ridge flops 200 Quadrillion times a second
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Oak Ridge flops 200 Quadrillion times a second

Was wondering why Oak Ridge gets the big iron. Then I realized; less radiation induced errors that close to sea level. Actually Oak Ridge was the cite of Uranium enrichment and nuclear weapons manufacturing back in the day, although I know that the manufacturing process isn't supposed to release mu...
by NovusBogus
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 11132

Re: Battletech game coming out

Well that was just super. Loved the final mission. Really enjoy the game mechanics. Still floating around the galaxy and taking contracts. Hopefully I can keep my head above water without the steady stream of contracts from the main story. Can't wait to play a lot more of this. I haven't been havin...
by NovusBogus
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft acquires GitHub
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: Microsoft acquires GitHub

They'll better monetize Git Enterprise and it'll flourish. They wanted the name and recognition. I must admit, I'd be pretty fired up if they built a good issue tracker into GH Enterprise. We use paid Github and paid Jira, and while Github has been pretty stable from a usability perspective Jira ha...
by NovusBogus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft acquires GitHub
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: Microsoft acquires GitHub

To quote the email I sent to the software group this morning, this could be good or it could be very, very bad. In theory, the deal could provide a good level of stability and keep Github focused on catering to professionals who want to get work done, not following the path of so many other web serv...
by NovusBogus
Tue May 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 105
Views: 3412

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

Sometimes Motley Fool is insightful, but this is not one of those times. Setting aside the conspicuous lack of any actual sources, I question the author's understanding of how the ARM ecosystem actually works. But I guess it's good flamebait or whatever. Anyway, here are my predictions: -Apple will ...
by NovusBogus
Sun May 27, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 11132

Re: Battletech game coming out

That ought to be doable by engaging the fatlas beyond visual range with sensor lock, and pelting it with lurms or PPC. I tried doing it with Locusts just now for the lulz, but goofed up a few turns in and lost one of the Locusts. Should have made a run for the high ground! It was going to take a whi...
by NovusBogus
Sat May 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 11132

Re: Battletech game coming out

Looks like I'm only about half-way through. I would definitely be interested in buying more single-player content. Maybe put it in a different timeline so we can get more mechs. With priority missions that take me sometimes upwards of an hour or more to complete and side-quests that aren't that lon...
by NovusBogus
Sat May 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: While we're all worshiping AMD because FREEDOM!
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: While we're all worshiping AMD because FREEDOM!

Both what AMD is doing, and what NV tried to do, are very common things. The fanboyism has definitely been amusing to watch, and a good reminder that the PC hardware industry is amateur hour. Also, I like that mining card. NV/AMD and their OEM friends need to get on with it and treat mining like the...
by NovusBogus
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Why can't I post links in my threads?
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Why can't I post links in my threads?

I think the limit is somewhere around 10 posts.
by NovusBogus
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: In the market for a drone
Replies: 21
Views: 1383

Re: In the market for a drone

If you want it for photography, DJI is going to be your best bet. For truly automated flying, I've heard lots of good stuff about the discontinued 3DR/DIYDrones stuff but don't have any first hand experience. For just goofing around, I actually would suggest you get one of those cheap <$100 packages...
by NovusBogus
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 3359

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

If some random person calling some lawyers morons gets you all hot and triggered, you probably don't want to know the Royal House of Bogus's official family-wide position on American jurisprudence. Just sayin' :lol: On topic, this case reads like a dumbass idealist getting totally pwned for what sho...
by NovusBogus
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD FirePro W5100
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: AMD FirePro W5100

Professional series GPUs--Quadro and FirePro--carry a big price premium because their drivers are certified to work well with commercial grade workstation software like Solidworks, Siemens NX and Davinci Resolve. It's not generally a big deal for a hobbyist or freelancer, but it matters for large de...
by NovusBogus
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Midwest blizzard
Replies: 34
Views: 2941

Re: Midwest blizzard

We're getting lots of snow in Minnesota, but that's not exactly a rare phenomenon. Usually we don't get the snow and the wind at the same time though.
by NovusBogus
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 11132

Re: Battletech game coming out

I played around with the beta a little bit, but haven't had time lately to really go all in on it. It has potential, but the movement system is a bit goofy for the uninitiated. The name is kind of a big tipoff: they're trying to adapt the old school tabletop game, not make another Mechwarrior or Mec...
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