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by Redocbew
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah, and I have no idea why. It can't be that difficult to create a bike seat which isn't the cyclists equivalent of a hair shirt, but most bike people I've talked to seem to think otherwise, or are just uninterested for some reason.
by Redocbew
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!
Replies: 24
Views: 559

Re: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!

That's going to be a sweet machine, and I think you made the right choice with the 7700k. I've been trying to remind myself I don't have any use for a 1080Ti, at least not with a 60hz display, but that just makes me want to replace that also. :)
by Redocbew
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Some languages manage memory allocation for you. Data structures "grow" without you having to keep track of their exact size. Other languages give you control over how the memory required by your​ application is used. When you request memory you get a "pointer" to a memory addres...
by Redocbew
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 still able to be activated by W7 retail key!
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: W10 still able to be activated by W7 retail key!

I just installed Win10 in a VM here using a Win7 key. Pretty nifty. Although, attempting to install the creators update was a complete fail. I got as far as the logo screen and then it just dies. No spinny dots, or any other signs of progress of any kind. I guess I'll download updates and stuff now ...
by Redocbew
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

just brew it! wrote:
So did they chuck it in the bushes or something?


No they just left it by the door, which in this neighborhood isn't a problem. I can't find any evidence of a forceful attempt of placing the package in the mailbox, so I'm thinkin the mail guy probably just hit a wrong button or something.
by Redocbew
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I recently bought an EVGA 750W G3 power supply, and my orders page on Amazon says it was left "in the mailbox". :lol:

No, the mailbox is not that big.
by Redocbew
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah, I guess it's hard to build up a good case of road rage when you're not really paying attention to the road.
by Redocbew
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah, it is a dumb choice. If he's got things like tax codes in there which conceivably could change often it's just going to be a pain in the neck. Even the names and the countries themselves can change every now and then.
by Redocbew
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 5 - Your Choice?
Replies: 62
Views: 2993

Re: Ryzen 5 - Your Choice?

End User wrote:
a new HTPC would have been a colossal waste of money.


I don't know who you are anymore.
by Redocbew
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Help me understand the GTX 1080 line...
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Help me understand the GTX 1080 line...

Compared to the GTX 980s, would the 1080 Ti improve the speed of these tasks by more than 15%? I haven't seen tests for those tasks, but if the gaming tests I've seen are any indication the performance boost may be quite a bit more than 15%. In gaming the 1080Ti is about 30% faster than the 1080. I...
by Redocbew
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3845
Views: 611776

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

CitruSinesis Pale

My favorite from Lagunitas is still their Brown Shugga, but this is pretty good stuff.
by Redocbew
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I have an old tshirt from thinkgeek that says "Reverse Engineer" on it backwards. When I bought it I never thought reverse engineering would be something I'd actually spend any time in doing. Now, it usually occupies some part of my day, if not the entire day.
by Redocbew
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I'll admit, I'm guilty of that one myself. The application was a frontend for database driven publishing using dynamically generated PDFs. It created those little hang-tags people immediately throw away when they buy new clothing. The print layout was divided up into quadrants to create the inside/o...
by Redocbew
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah I've seen things like that also. A related application has comments in PHP saying "Don't remove this brace!" after the closing brace of a function.

Well, yes that's usually a bad idea in most languages...
by Redocbew
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

@param  array $args An array of our relevant arguments


Best documentation ever.
by Redocbew
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME!
Replies: 47
Views: 1250

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Spoiler alert: After this movie, we're not done with Star Wars.

I'll still go see it through.
by Redocbew
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3292
Views: 494770

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

No Rest for the Wicked - Godsmack

Selected by Pandora after coding for 7.5 hours. Hmm....
by Redocbew
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Hold Out for Ryzen 5?
Replies: 26
Views: 1999

Re: Hold Out for Ryzen 5?

The GPU upgrade probably did a lot more to help improve your gaming performance than the CPU upgrade did, but yeah, at the moment 4 cores at higher IPC is better for a pure gaming system. We probably won't see significant changes from that until there's another round of CPU upgrades done in the gami...
by Redocbew
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD reliability
Replies: 43
Views: 1298

Re: SSD reliability

I wouldn't be surprised if it was cheaper for the manufacturer in the long run to use an SSD instead of a mechanical drive. As others have mentioned, one of the best things about using an SSD in a laptop is it makes the machine a more drop-proof. With no mechanical hard drive in it the screen is pro...
by Redocbew
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 2111

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

chuckula wrote:
I'm sure TR will be taking it for a spin


I see what you did there, and I did not see what you did there.
by Redocbew
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Memory speed on Ryzen matters a lot
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Memory speed on Ryzen matters a lot

One containing a story which gets posted in two different threads within 15 minutes. Even better.
by Redocbew
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard drive platter swap
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: Hard drive platter swap

I read that as laminar and didn't even notice until JBI pointed it out. :o
by Redocbew
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3292
Views: 494770

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Oh dear Bob. Two Orthodox Jews busking in Jerusalem with "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D97gP-1zyqQ Surreal. Yeah, but they rock it. EDIT: They've also got "Wish You Were Here" down as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rirDOIttODM That's got to...
by Redocbew
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Physics argues against such tactics. I wouldn't put myself in such a position just in case.
by Redocbew
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 will soon run Edge in a virtual machine
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: Windows 10 will soon run Edge in a virtual machine

I'm confused. Why would this require VT-d? Once a device is passed through to a guest it becomes unavailable to the host, and doesn't passing devices directly to a VM which may have questionable integrity seem like a bad idea? It's a good idea in general, and I'm all for it if it means Microsoft can...
by Redocbew
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Poll: Ryzen RAM amounts
Replies: 34
Views: 1312

Re: Poll: Ryzen RAM amounts

... and the reason you're buying that CPU is for the intended workload, no? My intended workload would mostly be video encoding. I wouldn't need 32GB of memory for that. The current machine is headless with xfce installed on it just in case I need it, so I could get by with 8 and the CPU would be pe...
by Redocbew
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Poll: Ryzen RAM amounts
Replies: 34
Views: 1312

Re: Poll: Ryzen RAM amounts

Potato?

I'm for 16GB. 32 may be necessary for certain workloads, but I'm thinking 16 will probably be more common.
by Redocbew
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega - 2x Performance of 1080ti!
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Vega - 2x Performance of 1080ti!

The funny thing about April fools stories at WCCFTech is how far they have to go to set it apart from their usual coverage. :P
by Redocbew
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1048
Views: 28771

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

OK, I can understand not allowing people to skip past ads that precede a video to go straight to the content. Streaming bandwidth costs real money, and if you're a for-profit news site you need to keep your shareholders happy. But attaching a pointless video to a story that I just want to read, wit...
by Redocbew
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: how to put on/remove standoffs on Corsair 400r
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: how to put on/remove standoffs on Corsair 400r

You can make your own tool easy enough with a tiny washer and a spare screw, but if the standoff won't go in all the way by hand maybe the threads are bad and need to be cleaned out or re-tapped. If all else fails, just leave it out. With nine other points of contact having one missing isn't a big d...
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