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by arunphilip
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 69
Views: 2770

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

That falls into the depressingly normal state of laboratory instrument software, however this special edition also can't run at all if the date/time format is set to anything other than US English. Thanks. Somehow, the date format requirement grinds my gears more than tripping up on the .NET versio...
by arunphilip
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Formula One 2018

Ah, the dark and dreary winter withdrawal nears its end. Thanks JAE.

Any bets on what are the odds of (or) how long until Kubica is promoted into a race seat?
by arunphilip
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 289
Views: 11903

Re: Video card prices

Very nice points from all of you about thermals and fan wear. Thank you BIF, Kougar, and PrincipalSkinner.
by arunphilip
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 289
Views: 11903

Re: Video card prices

I'm not sure if this has been discussed previously, but do we know if the lifespan of GPUs will be affected by them having run 24x7 at full load in a mining rig for months? Particularly the ones that use smaller process nodes, due to migration? Would it be a significant risk to pick up GPUs with a m...
by arunphilip
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: games on hard drive or state drive?
Replies: 22
Views: 862

Re: games on hard drive or state drive?

So if I were to go with a laptop with a 256 GB SSD vs a 128 GB SSD, is that a significant difference or just a little better? Yes, big difference. Its a change from "adequate" to "usable/comfortable". For example: I have a 256 GB SSD + 4 TB HDD in my desktop. The SSD has Windows...
by arunphilip
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: games on hard drive or state drive?
Replies: 22
Views: 862

Re: games on hard drive or state drive?

Steam allows you to put your games library on more than one drive. I'd suggest that you install Steam and your game library on the HDD, and selectively install only specific games that you wish onto the SSD (you can change the targeted drive when installing games within Steam). 128 GB is quite small...
by arunphilip
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New desktop speaker recommendations
Replies: 85
Views: 1881

Re: New desktop speaker recommendations

Nothing too fancy here, I use a Bose Companion 5 ($400) - comes with a subwoofer, and 2 speakers on the desk. Fully satisfied with it.
by arunphilip
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others

In small workgroups like yours, your router does not play an active role in accessing PCs or sharing files, it is just a dumb messenger for passing packets between PCs. The router will contain only the IP address to MAC address mapping of the network adapter used to connect. Although some routers wi...
by arunphilip
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others

Good point re. private vs public networks being the thing to check first.
by arunphilip
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others

Is your primary problem that your PC cannot be seen by others? And that the name seems different is a potential cause? What is your PC's name in System Properties, vs. what's shown on the router? Screenshots please? What happens when you try typing \\[i]<name from Sys Prop>[/i] in Start -> Run? Does...
by arunphilip
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 changing language
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Windows 10 changing language

What Nionoi is saying is that you can buy a retail license - and any retail license that doesn't explicitly say "Single Language" will let you use multiple language. I have typically seen that SL editions of Windows come preinstalled from OEMs, while retail licenses are not SL. You can't c...
by arunphilip
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video Card for Flight Sim 2002 Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 2891

Re: Video Card for Flight Sim 2002 Pro

16 years and 6 minutes. That ought to be a necro record for TR! :D
by arunphilip
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 106
Views: 7428

Re: What is your sound set up?

Nothing fancy at my end - a 2.1 speaker setup (Bose Companion 50) driven off the motherboard's Realtek. I've been toying with the idea of getting a USB DAC, but haven't taken the plunge yet. The sound chip's drivers comes with Maxx Volume Pro software which turns on some audio processing that just e...
by arunphilip
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forums on Mobile Small Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Forums on Mobile Small Issue

DancinJack wrote:
Heyyyyo! Nice work. God knows why you would use the light them anyway, but nice work!

I'm generally a fan of dark themes, but hadn't noticed this setting before :) . TR's light scheme is pleasant enough that it didn't make me go hunting for a dark theme, until now.
by arunphilip
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forums on Mobile Small Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Forums on Mobile Small Issue

Out of curiosity does anyone else have this clipping issue where when you go to look at "Your Posts" via the hamburger (three horizontal lines) menu where the search bar overlaps it? You guys must have some setting borked up or something. Figured it out - the board style "Canvas"...
by arunphilip
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forums on Mobile Small Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Forums on Mobile Small Issue

I have the same issue as the OP, and it takes a bit of aiming with the finger to hit the hamburger menu on the right. It occurs in Chrome on my Samsung Galaxy S8+ running at both 2220x1080 and 1440x2960 in both portrait and landscape orientations. @DancinJack - that looks like the desktop site to me...
by arunphilip
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: HDD's for file server
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: HDD's for file server

by arunphilip
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: HDD's for file server
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: HDD's for file server

A quick look at the HGST Ultrastar page shows that only the 14 TB variant comes with SMR and highlights it as a major feature, while the 4 TB variant up to 12 TB variants don't have it. When it comes to you ordering drives, if you compare the model number of the product you're shopping for with that...
by arunphilip
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: HP Prodesk G4 400 video card upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: HP Prodesk G4 400 video card upgrade

Here you go Alright, that gives some useful information. ⋅ So, of the 8 GB RAM, 585 MB is reserved for exclusive use by hardware - a majority of this would be the GPU. ⋅ That means that the RAM available to Windows is 7.4 GB, of which 5.5 GB is in use, leaving 2 GB free. That is...
by arunphilip
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: HP Prodesk G4 400 video card upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: HP Prodesk G4 400 video card upgrade

Here is a random screenshot of my task manager 24 Chrome processes equating to about 2.4 GB, sounds reasonable - 100 MB per tab/site. Having said that, the top 5 processes consume about 3 GB RAM (of a total of 8 GB), yet total RAM usage is nearly 80%. Can you please check the 'Performance' tab in T...
by arunphilip
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Russia gone from 2018 Winter Olympics
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Russia gone from 2018 Winter Olympics

Wow, that sends a strong message. Especially coming on the heels of 2014 that Russia themselves hosted. It is good that the IOC has provided the provision of OAR, and it would be interesting to see if Russia's Olympic Committee actually allows their athletes to register via OAR, or tells them not to...
by arunphilip
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 239
Views: 27998

Re: Formula One 2017

Kubica hasn't seemed the easy shoo-in that we fans thought he might be. I'd love to see Kubica return but I'm surprised he's reached the point he has. Does he have backers with big pockets? He's only 4 years younger than Massa. I don't think Kubica brings any (major) sponsorships with him. And that...
by arunphilip
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 239
Views: 27998

Re: Formula One 2017

It's a bit surprising that Swiss team Sauber decided to keep their slowest Swiss driver (Ericsson) over both the more talented German (Pascal Wehrlein) from their 2017 roster and the Ferrari-supported Italian (Antonio Giovinazzi). I expect that the young rookie from Monaco (Leclerc) will outscore E...
by arunphilip
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Weird behavior with with multiple monitors
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: Weird behavior with with multiple monitors

When this happens, do you get any message/notification that the display driver crashed & was restarted, which is why the windows were shuffled around? If yes, then please try increasing the Timeout Detection and Recovery delay (i.e. method 3 on this Microsoft support article ). TLDR: In the regi...
by arunphilip
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?
Replies: 14
Views: 1370

Re: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?

Didn't the external drives come with any backup software? For example Western Digital drives come with backup software and even a variant of Acronis True Image for both Windows and Mac.
by arunphilip
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 239
Views: 27998

Re: Formula One 2017

JustAnEngineer wrote:
DNF percentage by engine supplier over the last six races:
6% Mercedes
17% Ferrari
31% Renault
17% Honda

Nice stat - what with the move to 3 power units for 2018.
by arunphilip
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (January 2018)
Replies: 287
Views: 303365

Re: Best low profile video cards available (October 2017)

deruberhanyok - Firstly, I have to thank you for consistently keeping this thread updated with recommendations. I was one of the first beneficiaries of this thread within a week or so of you having created it, and a week ago I used it again, because I replaced my R7 250E with a GT 1030. Here's resul...
by arunphilip
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition
Replies: 24
Views: 1943

Re: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition

Anyone else gone back and dug into Crysis performance now that hardware to run it has gotten up to 10 years newer? Interesting that PC Gamer ran such an article, because Tom's Hardware also did a similar pair of articles: ⋅  http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-10-year-anniversary-b...
by arunphilip
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 239
Views: 27998

Re: Formula One 2017

"Extreme" is the obvious choice because it doesn't start with a letter that matches any of the existing compounds. Oh, it also allows people to refer to it as eXtreme, because Xs make everything cool and new-age! On the topic of tyre compounds, here's an interesting tweet from F1 Fanatic ...
by arunphilip
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 239
Views: 27998

Re: Formula One 2017

Results from Interlagos After starting from the pit lane with a new PU and tweaked aero, Hamilton couldn't have hoped for a better first lap: ⋅ 3 cars retired in lap 1 incidents ⋅ 3 more cars pitted on lap 1 due to incidents/damage (Ricciardo, Grosjean, Wehrlein) ⋅ Tog...