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by titan
Sat May 20, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS4 Future
Replies: 19
Views: 956

Re: PS4 Future

Flying Fox wrote:
Basic question: do you have a 4K TV to play those Blurays?


Yes.
by titan
Sat May 20, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS4 Future
Replies: 19
Views: 956

Re: PS4 Future

Xbox One S looks interesting. I've never owned an Xbox. I know that my PS3 games won't be compatible with the PS4, so I'm not concerned about that. And, I don't really play console games because we just have the one TV. If I'm home, my wife is usually home, and she will want to watch something. She ...
by titan
Fri May 19, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS4 Future
Replies: 19
Views: 956

Re: PS4 Future

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Is this for movies or for games?


Yes.
by titan
Fri May 19, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS4 Future
Replies: 19
Views: 956

PS4 Future

So, my wife has decided she wants a PS4. She says it's for me, but I'm not the one that'll be using it the most. Our PS3 has been showing its age for a while as it has difficulty loading discs. (It'll load them, but it needs to be fed juuuuuuuuussssst right.) So, one of the reasons we want the PS4 i...
by titan
Tue May 09, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70

Rosewill RC-GS1024 10/100/1000 Mbps 24-Port Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop / Rackmountable Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166118 It's gotten fairly decent reviews/benchmarks. Not the best switch out there, but definitely adequate. Just need to s...
by titan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So, mechanical keyboards
Replies: 120
Views: 7161

Re: So, mechanical keyboards

And, now I have the Drevo Tyrfing. After reading that they have a 10-day, no questions asked, money back guaranteed, I took the plunge and got the blues. This is vastly superior to my previous membrane keyboard. The key action is much smoother and the keys are easier to push, despite claims that the...
by titan
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How likely is it that my GPU is fried?
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: How likely is it that my GPU is fried?

No, the reference was balancing power draw between the slot and the 6-pin. The 8 pin handles a good deal more power than the 6 pin. The reference RX 480 did/does draw more power through the slot than it should. The 6-pin power draw is less of a concern as those connections can handle a lot more than...
by titan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So, mechanical keyboards
Replies: 120
Views: 7161

Re: So, mechanical keyboards

I caved. I picked up a Drevo Tyrfing 87 key board with off-brand brown switches for $40. I refuse to spend $100 on a keyboard, but I can do $40. ... I have no hesitation recommending this thing. It's a damn sight more affordable than the models that get all the attention. Typing on mechanical keys ...
by titan
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need a new office chair.
Replies: 57
Views: 3083

Re: Need a new office chair.

I have a fairly cheap, armless office chair at work with light padding. Cost the company about $50 (maybe less). Meanwhile, my coworkers all selected the same executive chair at about $130 each. My chair is much more comfortable. It's the best thing ever as the arms don't get in the way of my arms, ...
by titan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Where do you bank?
Replies: 57
Views: 3378

Re: Where do you bank?

NC SECU for me and the wife now. (Joint account.) Incredibly easy mortgage process. Excellent interest rates on the deposit accounts. (1% on the money market, 0.75% saving, and 0.25% checking) We do have to pay a whopping $1 membership fee each month, but the interest gained takes care of that. (And...
by titan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: isp redundancy
Replies: 12
Views: 3589

Re: isp redundancy

I'll take a look at the Ubiquiti products.  Any particular one I should look at or just look around? I have an Openbsd firewall that I'm currently just using with Samba, but I used to use it as a router, so I'll check out adding another nic and see what I might end up with that. thanks, I think any...
by titan
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: isp redundancy
Replies: 12
Views: 3589

Re: isp redundancy

just brew it! wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:
The Ubiquiti routers can do dual WAN. You'll just have to do a wireless AP separate, which is a good idea anyway.

Ahh, wasn't aware of that. Good to know.


Yah, they have lots of nice, boring equipment.
by titan
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: First time home buyer
Replies: 40
Views: 3455

Re: First time home buyer

Vhalidictes wrote:
This is important. When I brought my computer over to my in-law's house, it tripped a breaker no matter where I plugged it in, because every circuit was only 10 amps(!)

:o Only 10 amps?! How were they able to do anything besides have lights?
by titan
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I just realized TR had a dark theme and never knew about it
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: I just realized TR had a dark theme and never knew about it

titan wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Canvas:  85,654 users
Black:  176 users

What?
There's only tan or blue. What am I supposed to do with that information?

And, I guess I should add that I only use blue.
by titan
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I just realized TR had a dark theme and never knew about it
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: I just realized TR had a dark theme and never knew about it

Captain Ned wrote:
Canvas:  85,654 users
Black:  176 users

What?
There's only tan or blue. What am I supposed to do with that information?
by titan
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Desktop environments suck
Replies: 76
Views: 6085

Re: Desktop environments suck

DancinJack wrote:
titan wrote:
Further, I have my Fluxbox set up just the way I want it to behave, which is hard to walk away from.


Seems pretty appropriate for a hardcore Gentoo user :)

I'm afraid it's worse than that. I'm a Gentoo Developer.
by titan
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Desktop environments suck
Replies: 76
Views: 6085

Re: Desktop environments suck

While I haven't gotten my hands dirty enough lately to have any gripes about systemd, it does come in handy being able to bounce a machine in a matter of seconds. I had a Debian 8 VM (running under Hyper-V no less) that I could type in 'reboot' and it would be back ready for me in the time it took ...
by titan
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Replies: 39
Views: 6395

Re: DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

As I posted 6/7 months ago, I'm still rocking the same D-Link DCM-301 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem. Still stable and I've even upgraded my cable service to 50 Mbps, which I have gotten or exceed ever so slightly, with Zito Media.

Still haven't had to do a reboot where that actually was the fix.
by titan
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Extend or Replace
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Extend or Replace

So, after a bit of research, the Unifi AP Lite does include a a PoE injector in the single unit package. It seems to be what I want as it's capable of doing handoffs. No idea if any of the clients can, though.
by titan
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Extend or Replace
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Extend or Replace

You say the new house is on an acre but don't say where the current house is. If it's anything like my neighbourhood then the WiFi spectrum is obliterated and moving to somewhere that is further away from your neighbours and hence has less interference on the WiFi spectrum could help massively. If ...
by titan
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Extend or Replace
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Extend or Replace

How large of a place?  I have a reasonably large place (a little over 4k square feet, 3 stories) and I don't bother with any extenders at all.  Router is a TP-Link Archer C9 in roughly the middle of the house, bottom floor.  No problems with 5 GHz wifi anywhere except the garage, and even there, it...
by titan
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Extend or Replace
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Extend or Replace

I'm buying my first house! And, I'm counting chickens. I currently have an Asus RT-N16. I know I'll have to extend the wifi in some way as -- in our current house -- the signal from that router drops off beyond 30 feet, and worse outside at the same approximate distance. I'm assuming we'll have the ...
by titan
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Little known AMD feature: virtual PIP displays
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Little known AMD feature: virtual PIP displays

For some reason I was thinking this was going to be a PIP Boy thing. I'm disappointed.
by titan
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Replies: 39
Views: 6395

Re: DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

I got the D-Link DCM-301 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem about a year ago. It's more stable the the cable company. In fact, I don't remember doing a reboot where that actually was the fix.

So, there ya go.
by titan
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Safety Razors
Replies: 41
Views: 2185

Re: Safety Razors

I recently switched to a safety razor this year. I now forget which handle I got, but it was $20-$30. I got 2 10-pack samplers of the most popular blades from tryablade.com . Some of the blades are better than others on my face. Most of the blades get 4 good shaves, though I could probably stretch i...
by titan
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: About that Polaris Power Issue
Replies: 200
Views: 9618

Re: About that Polaris Power Issue

Ah, so the default option in the new drivers is to not comply with PCIe standards. IOW, if you want the performance we "promised", you better be running a mobo that can deal with it. Sounds to me like it is getting the PCIe slot within spec, but pushing the 6-pin (further) out of spec. Th...
by titan
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: About that Polaris Power Issue
Replies: 200
Views: 9618

Re: About that Polaris Power Issue

just brew it! wrote:
titan wrote:
They have a fix:

https://www.techpowerup.com/223833/offi ... rent-issue

There should be a driver update Tuesday.

That essentially just repeats the same AMD press release that DancinJack quoted back on page 3.


Ah, so it was.
by titan
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: About that Polaris Power Issue
Replies: 200
Views: 9618

Re: About that Polaris Power Issue

They have a fix: https://www.techpowerup.com/223833/official-statement-from-amd-on-the-pci-express-overcurrent-issue There should be a driver update Tuesday. I finally found 1 example where TWO RX 480s may have been at fault for killing a motherboard: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1433925....
by titan
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: About that Polaris Power Issue
Replies: 200
Views: 9618

Re: About that Polaris Power Issue

I'll leave this piece of information here. Read the bold text... https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/4qmlep/rx_480_powergate_problem_has_a_solution/ In brief, the M/B has to define the power it can deliver at the slot via specific messages. This power can be well over 75W. The adapter then needs ...