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by Redocbew
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 5 - Your Choice?
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Ryzen 5 - Your Choice?

The requirements of a fridge don't change over time. Unless you have a specific and fixed use case in mind the requirements of a PC probably will. If it takes a few years for that to happen I don't think that's unusual. I'll pick up a 1700 once there's some decent ITX boards around for it. Until the...
by Redocbew
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How to subscribe without a credit card?
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: How to subscribe without a credit card?

If Ned pulled out the badge while wearing the BBQ shirt that just makes the story even better.
by Redocbew
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Build!!
Replies: 29
Views: 644

Re: New Build!!

Yeah you'll probably be fine with that PSU. If you want to drop in a new GPU at some later date you want to upgrade it then, but the 7700k and RX 480 shouldn't be a problem with it for the time being. The C7 is a nice heatsink. I have one also, but since it's rated at 100 watts, and the 7700k has a ...
by Redocbew
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results
Replies: 34
Views: 1995

Re: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results

It's the other components on the board like VRMs with typically crappy or no heatsinks which worry me more than the CPU at temperatures like that.
by Redocbew
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3147
Views: 490218

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

When I started writing this it was Ain't No Rest For The Wicked - Cage The Elephant. Now, Missile - Dorothy. REO Speedwagon - Roll with the Changes. UofI Assembly Hall, Champaign IL, probably 1983 or '84. Quite possibly the loudest concert I have ever been to in my life. Ears rang for several days. ...
by Redocbew
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

Ugh, don't you guys ever get tired of this? Sophisticles is frantically trying to remove foot from mouth, and you're still babbling about the wonders of Manjaro like we're not six pages into this. Both of you would make an excellent case study for some grad student interested in marketing though. A ...
by Redocbew
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

That's not what I mean. If there's free space in memory, then it won't get swapped out to the pagefile. If it's swapping, then the system presumably does not have enough space in main memory to store the data there anyway.
by Redocbew
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

Why would you need to put swap on a ramdisk in the first place? Doesn't Linux already do a pretty good job not swapping to disk unless necessary?
by Redocbew
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

There's unfortunately a lot of software out there which is truly awful, and some of us here(myself included) have had the privilege of maintaining some of it. There were times where I wish I had the opportunity to consider the architecture and UI involved instead of just trying to keep the bloody th...
by Redocbew
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

That didn't take long..... :lol: That's a good point, Ludi - my knowledge of current/recent Linux video drivers is somewhat dated. That said, around 2013 or so, getting Cinnamon to work... at all... with either of my AMD 4870 or 6850 was an exercise in going mad. FGLRX driver? AMD proprietary driver...
by Redocbew
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

Yeah, I doubt Linux has ever seen >5% usage on the desktop overall. 5% of all desktop machines on the web is a lot of machines.
by Redocbew
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM prices
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: RAM prices

Looks like PCPartPicker is in agreement with you.... https://pcpartpicker.com/trends/price/memory/ Not sure how they're calculating what the "average" price is, but if those graphs are accurate and this year is anything like the last prices should start leveling off soon. Even still, I'm k...
by Redocbew
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Ryzen to the occasion
Replies: 107
Views: 3853

Re: Ryzen to the occasion

That's good news. Hopefully that stability will carry over to the ITX board Gigabyte is supposed to be working on at the moment. :P
by Redocbew
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

Yeah, and a person could solve triple integrals verbally without even writing anything down if they do enough research on those beforehand also. That's just child's play. I don't understand where you're coming from with all this dude, but I guess that's not surprising. I've never understood the zeal...
by Redocbew
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

If you count basic configuration of your devices as part of the install process it sometimes still isn't quite so easy. The best example being video drivers. Hiss. Boo. Sucks.
by Redocbew
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

I have always found Linux easier to install, even back in '98 when I checked out Red Hat 5.2. I guess you never did a Stage 1 install of Gentoo. I was curious, so I did, and I never wanted to do it again. I'm sure there are people who enjoyed doing that also just like there are some people who enjo...
by Redocbew
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

DancinJack wrote:
Also, it should be "Is Linux getting easier to use than Windows?"


Yes it should be.
by Redocbew
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console peasants....
Replies: 58
Views: 1281

Re: Console peasants....

whm1974 wrote:
OK I've been watching this guy on YouTube for a few days, and boy is he funny.


I fart in his general direction.
by Redocbew
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

That's mostly what makes me stick with Ubuntu LTS for my distro of choice. Sure I could stray into the weeds and build something which might be more fun, but then I'd probably get my ass kicked in the process. Sometimes I still get my ass kicked, and there was a point not too long ago where getting ...
by Redocbew
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

May I recommend a modern distro with up to date packages? I'm using Manjaro with no problems what so ever playing a small selection of games that would probably run better on windows anyway. Fixed. I don't mean to be a jackass, and I have played games which behaved exactly the same on linux as they...
by Redocbew
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

And these folks wonder why they have such a malware problem. :roll: I took a course in college specifically about viruses and malware where we had a cart of sacrificial lab machines on their own isolated network that would get trashed and re-imaged repeatedly. They were all running Windows. Care to...
by Redocbew
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

Glorious wrote:
You consort with the strange people who do.


Heck, I got one of those cheap win10 tablets.

I don't pay attention to any of those antics either. The thing just works.

This is coming from one of those strange people. :lol:


Apparently I'm weird, even among them. :P
by Redocbew
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3313

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

The majority of Windows users don't even notice the antics of Microsoft. They do not concern themselves with the innards of a PC unless absolutely necessary. You consort with the strange people who do.
by Redocbew
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.
Replies: 167
Views: 6891

Re: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.

Usually I'm not big on the "new widget spotted!" stories, but I've been keeping an eye on this one and figured I'd post it in case anyone else is interested. Anyway, looks like Gigabyte is working on a B350 mini-itx board. There's no product page that I can find as of yet, but if I had to ...
by Redocbew
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Optical Media Stream
Replies: 33
Views: 920

Re: Optical Media Stream

Being owned by someone big just makes it easier for the parent company to cut the cord and throw them to the wolves. I've no idea if that's what Walmart would do, but I doubt the revenue brought in by Vudu is anything more than a rounding error in comparison. On the programs I could get to cast, it ...
by Redocbew
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 863
Views: 23902

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

A while ago I got rear ended on my way home from work. 3 cars involved. I was lucky being that there wasn't any significant damage to my car. The dude in the middle, not so much. The guy who hit us handed me his papers and then took off while I was checking on the guy who got stuck in the middle. I ...
by Redocbew
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 863
Views: 23902

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I think so, and yeah it's not so good in there. I did a quick once over and thought "yeah, I'm not going to find anything useful in here"... :P
by Redocbew
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 863
Views: 23902

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

So, I just found a check for IE5 in this code I'm working on. Google says IE5 was released March 1999. 18 years ago.

I know some of the other devs here have probably seen much of the same, but yeah... :o
by Redocbew
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Ryzen to the occasion
Replies: 107
Views: 3853

Re: Ryzen to the occasion

If I was buying a board now Gigabyte is probably who I'd go with also. The Asus boards are probably pretty good, but the story of them getting bricked during bios updates is a bit disconcerting.
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