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by arunphilip
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forums on Mobile Small Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 209

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: 209

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: 209

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: 451

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: 451

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: 14
Views: 221

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: 14
Views: 221

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: 272

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: 237
Views: 23819

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: 237
Views: 23819

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: 479

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: 6
Views: 640

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: 237
Views: 23819

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 (October 2017)
Replies: 284
Views: 279179

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: 23
Views: 1424

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: 237
Views: 23819

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: 237
Views: 23819

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...
by arunphilip
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: MSI X370 Recognizing RAM but not Adding to Total?
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: MSI X370 Recognizing RAM but not Adding to Total?

Interesting, because this appears to be a firmware issue, not hardware. Nevertheless, have you tried the usual shenanigans while troubleshooting memory installation issues? Reseat the RAM, swap the sticks, use the other 2 slots, use mismatched slots, use one stick at a time, etc.? What has been the ...
by arunphilip
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 72
Views: 3692

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

For me, its been:
Nokia Lumia 720 - 1.5 years
Nokia Lumia 830 - 2.5 years
Samsung Galaxy S8+ - 0.5 years and going

Prior to that, feature phones were:
Nokia 6100 - 6.5 years
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - 3.5 years
by arunphilip
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23819

Re: Formula One 2017

Captain Ned wrote:
If only the first turn crashes would take out Hamilton.


If that did happen, it would have been a crash that knocked out every WDC on the grid!
by arunphilip
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Good PDF Splitter/Combiner Software??
Replies: 26
Views: 3964

Re: Good PDF Splitter/Combiner Software??

I've been using the CLI version of this on Linux for years. I see they now have a GUI version for Windows too (free version with limited functionality, or a "Pro" version for the whopping price of $3.99). Aside from the compression, it looks like the free version does what you need. User ...
by arunphilip
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23819

Re: Formula One 2017

No mention of Vettel's red mist incident? :) At first glance, it did look like a brake check, until they showed a replay of Hamilton's onboard which showed him gradually and cleanly slowing down even from before corner entry. More than the penalty, Vettel's probably learning a better lesson from his...
by arunphilip
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1774

Re: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed

[*]Wire in, or battery? I may decide to wire in if it lets me record anytime I'm in the car. Hard-wiring your dashcam is easy to do, and offers the convenience of starting/stopping the camera with your car (providing an appropriate fuse is tapped). I'd definitely recommend this. The 12V socket is p...
by arunphilip
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 on a 16GB Tablet with 1GB RAM?
Replies: 45
Views: 4498

Re: Windows 10 on a 16GB Tablet with 1GB RAM?

I'm hoping 1280x800 is fine since 1280 is a highly compatible website width and 800p is enough vertical area to avoid any compatibility issues that I'm aware of. Arrives tomorrow so I guess I'll have fun poking about with it as a cheap toy. I've played with a 1280x800 8" Windows tablet at a st...
by arunphilip
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 on a 16GB Tablet with 1GB RAM?
Replies: 45
Views: 4498

Re: Windows 10 on a 16GB Tablet with 1GB RAM?

So, there are some ridiculous offers for Intel quad-core Atom tablets with 1GB RAM and an decent IPS screen and windows 10 for like £40 ($60). The problem is that they only have 16GB storage + SD expansion. Obviously Windows comes shipped in a working state on these 16GB eMMC drives, but does anyon...
by arunphilip
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula 1 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 14529

Re: Formula 1 2016

Nico was quietly impressive today - spun by Vettel and dropped to the back of the field, worked his way through without any physical safety cars to bunch the pack up, and negated the 10s penalty with a 13s gap. I felt his overtake of Kimi wasn't the cleanest, but didn't see anything wrong with it. A...
by arunphilip
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Noticed a Strange thing in Opera browser as it automatically had all of my browsing history from chrome!
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

Re: Noticed a Strange thing in Opera browser as it automatically had all of my browsing history from chrome!

Since version 15, Opera has been based on the Chromium codebase. Chromium is basically Chrome with the proprietary Google bits stripped out. OK, but does that mean they share the same user profiles, for the OP to have common history between his separate Chrome instance and his Opera instance? EDIT ...
by arunphilip
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Stupid app store guidelines strike again
Replies: 24
Views: 2763

Re: Stupid app store guidelines strike again

I would suggest designing the feature to be enabled / disabled remotely without the need for a client update. Disable it during app review and enable it after it is released. Any chance you're a Volkswagen employee? :D No offence intended, just a cheeky reference to their emission management "...
by arunphilip
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Stupid app store guidelines strike again
Replies: 24
Views: 2763

Re: Stupid app store guidelines strike again

At least in this case, one competitor is equally stuck on this. At any rate, there have to be exemptions. Would a letter from the superintendent/head of the school district help clarify? Also, going back to the original rejection, you mentioned that Apple's wording was: Your app includes a referenc...
by arunphilip
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Stupid app store guidelines strike again
Replies: 24
Views: 2763

Re: Stupid app store guidelines strike again

This information is not IP nor does it give a competitive edge, it is the vendors vs. Apple, so I shouldn't see why the others would hesitate in sharing any info they have. Err... if one vendor has figured out a way around it and another one hasn't, how is that NOT a competitive edge for the one wh...