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by Redocbew
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Home Printers
Replies: 28
Views: 681

Re: Home Printers

Even better, schedule it to happen during the middle of the day so it'll freak people out by printing things seemingly at random. :P I went with a laser printer also, but if you do need an inkjet the daily cron job is worth burning a little ink each day to avoid having a clogged and angry printer wh...
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 191
Views: 6723

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

Yeah, marketing has never really been a strong point for AMD even when times were relatively good for them. It's not just AMD though, most vendor supplied benchmarks are suspect to some degree. Intel made the same kind of noise about the Skull Canyon NUC before it was released. I forget what the exa...
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Man is killed over silly AMD vs Nivida argument.
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Man is killed over silly AMD vs Nivida argument.

Maybe the dude was drunk enough to think he was playing Assassin's Creed.

That's the way it's supposed to be played, right?
by Redocbew
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 191
Views: 6723

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

I'd like to think so also, but AMD doesn't have enough money to pay for an advertising campaign lasting so long with this many hired fans. People are going bonkers because it's what they want, and the people at WCCFTech who posted that test probably don't even care they just want to fuel the fire.
by Redocbew
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 191
Views: 6723

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

I think I just heard Chuckula's head exploding. :lol: With that said, I will personally take Chuckula's informed bias over the near incomprehensible nonsense that has become normal for this chip. That slide Chuckula posted earlier is the equivalent to a tabloid headline. It's transparently ridiculou...
by Redocbew
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 191
Views: 6723

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

If we accept, blah blah blah. I'm having a hard time accepting anything you say, but fortunately it doesn't really matter. The products released by AMD and Intel in the next year or so will not be affected by the ramblings of one fanboy or another. For anyone who is more interested in the technolog...
by Redocbew
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 191
Views: 6723

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

You're forgetting the FX line. Some of those sold for 1000+ USD much like some of the core i7's do now.
by Redocbew
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cutting my soda habit in half.
Replies: 112
Views: 1920

Re: Cutting my soda habit in half.

I'll say running is bad great. Those people who don't run are crazy. FTFY Screw that. Cycling is da bomb. Ugh. Cycling is perhaps the only activity I dislike more than running, but for different reasons. Cycling is a bad reference point for me due to past relationships. Running is just a bad idea u...
by Redocbew
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 736
Views: 20434

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Captain Ned wrote:
ESR, keeper of the Jargon File, has been working up a 21st Century version of the same, found here:

http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/things-eve ... once-knew/


If ASCII is an 8bit character encoding standard, then what do we call 4bit character encoding?

Half-ASCII.
/ducks
by Redocbew
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 736
Views: 20434

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I think it's more that you bought something in that category from Amazon once and now you're flagged for that stuff. I get that kind of crap from them all the time. "Oh, you once bought a programmable thermostat. Perhaps you'd like to collect the whole set?" Newegg is worse, though. A hal...
by Redocbew
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 736
Views: 20434

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

At 12:03 AM I get this email from Amazon: "President's Day savings on mattresses & area rugs".

What kind of weird insomniac shopper list did they put me on.
by Redocbew
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: THE SILENCE OF THE BUFFALOS (RyZen release confirmed?)
Replies: 21
Views: 685

Re: THE SILENCE OF THE BUFFALOS (RyZen release confirmed?)

CScottG wrote:
morphine wrote:
MOO MOO MO********!

Well, not really.. :wink:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwmQiiuqEAs

I think we've all felt like that at one point or another.
by Redocbew
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cutting my soda habit in half.
Replies: 112
Views: 1920

Re: Cutting my soda habit in half.

I'll say running is bad. Those people are crazy.
by Redocbew
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Commercial skipping on Linux
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Commercial skipping on Linux

As a way to teach myself Python I wrote a script for removing commercials from the shows I record off my HDHomeRun Prime using comskip and ffmpeg. The script its self works fine, but comskip doesn't. Or at least, it doesn't without a lot of manual tweaking. So far I've found little to no documentati...
by Redocbew
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cutting my soda habit in half.
Replies: 112
Views: 1920

Re: Cutting my soda habit in half.

Once you're a few weeks in you'll notice the difference. I used to drink a lot of soda also, but now even just a single can will give me the jitters from the caffeine. Just take it slow. It's a marathon not a sprint, and a few months from now you'll be glad you made the choice.
by Redocbew
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Getting Tired of Gross Pics
Replies: 25
Views: 1099

Re: Getting Tired of Gross Pics

At some point, I'd like to see a comprehensive report on which entities PAY to run those ads in the first place and WHY. Is it some kind of "idiot filter," to recruit botnet machines? Or is there actual commerce occurring? I honestly want to know the scoop. Serious money is being sunk int...
by Redocbew
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Xeon Phi Workstation Review
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Xeon Phi Workstation Review

The kind of machines chuckula mentioned earlier that get listed in the top 500 often use hundreds of thousands if not millions of cores in total.  So yeah, it's kind of a different ballgame.   :P
by Redocbew
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Printer suggeestions
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: Printer suggeestions

I have an Canon MF216n.  I use it from Linux almost exclusively, but it's black and white only.  I went with a laser printer since I remembered inkjet printers getting clogged if not used regularly.  I use mine maybe once or twice every few weeks.  Not sure how the Linux support would be for some of...
by Redocbew
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Xeon Phi Workstation Review
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Xeon Phi Workstation Review

Maybe whm doesn't recognize 65536 as 2 raised to the 16th power?
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: The SolidTek ASK-600C mechanical keyboard review.
Replies: 23
Views: 401

Re: The SolidTek ASK-600C mechanical keyboard review.

All the more reason to get yourself a nice keyboard now.  If you decide to occupy yourself by becoming a drug dealer or something later that might change things...  :P
by Redocbew
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Intel Licensing AMD GPU Tech
Replies: 48
Views: 1093

Re: Intel Licensing AMD GPU Tech

Can a person say "get off my lawn" before they turn 40? That's kind of how I feel about this one. It's just annoying, I don't care, and I want it to go away.

Fortunately I don't have to actually do anything to make it go away, so I guess there's that. :P
by Redocbew
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Cron and gui applications
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: Cron and gui applications

It's a bit self-sustaining now also, because for many people new to the system X is just totally weird, and that just adds to the up-front cost of working on a replacement for it.  I personally never really made it a point of studying too deeply beyond the basics of how X works just because I found ...
by Redocbew
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 736
Views: 20434

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Or you can just take out the hinge pins. Kicking I guess is the tool-less approach. :P
by Redocbew
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux for College Students
Replies: 52
Views: 1452

Re: Linux for College Students

I have yet to come across a visual query editor which actually works for the kind of queries a person might want to use a visual editor to write for them.

The Views module in Drupal is basically a big visual query editor and it does a reasonable job at it, but that's not really the same thing.
by Redocbew
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?
Replies: 85
Views: 3501

Re: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?

Product reviews aren't just news though. They're also reference material, and videos make terrible reference material because they're not easily searchable.
by Redocbew
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Apple working on ARM chips for Macs
Replies: 32
Views: 851

Re: Apple working on ARM chips for Macs

Holy click baity headline Batman. They're not working on an ARM CPU.  They're working on an ARM controller of sorts.  Not exactly the same thing. The post makes no mention of a "CPU". You assumed that. You mislead yourself. The original source article, and the blurb you quoted talks about...
by Redocbew
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Apple working on ARM chips for Macs
Replies: 32
Views: 851

Re: Apple working on ARM chips for Macs

Holy click baity headline Batman.

They're not working on an ARM CPU.  They're working on an ARM controller of sorts.  Not exactly the same thing.
by Redocbew
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LHCb suggests Big Bang assymetry prefers matter over antimatter
Replies: 29
Views: 630

Re: LHCb suggests Big Bang assymetry prefers matter over antimatter

Swiping left after a big bang. The universe is a total jackass.
by Redocbew
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the TCO and upkeep of a high end PC?
Replies: 38
Views: 899

Re: What's the TCO and upkeep of a high end PC?

Sitting on your ass in a chair all day long staring at a mostly static image just a few feet away isn't generally considered a healthy activity.

Edit: See? I'm too slow already.
by Redocbew
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 736
Views: 20434

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The "Customer Images" of a porta-potty and a cartoon dude sitting on a toilet surrounded by lightning bolts are even better.

Yeah, clearly I'm underestimating the popularity of writing joke reviews on Amazon.   :o
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