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by Redocbew
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Apparently J-Electronics = Newegg? I bought a cheap motherboard recently, and it came in a newegg box with "For Newegg customers only" promos in the box. Good to know. ...or they're using recycled Newegg boxes! As it turns out, I'm returning the board and it's getting sent to Newegg Retur...
by Redocbew
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

... and I've got a dead machine. Guess it's time to buy some new hardware. Fortunately there's no data loss, and I try to keep the laptop as a reasonably up to date dev box for client meetings, so things could definitely be worse. Let this be the reminder often given by people who find themselves in...
by Redocbew
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Apparently J-Electronics = Newegg?

I bought a cheap motherboard recently, and it came in a newegg box with "For Newegg customers only" promos in the box. Good to know.
by Redocbew
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG TR is run by Intel Shills!
Replies: 17
Views: 840

Re: OMG TR is run by Intel Shills!

Always good to know Chuck is thinking about us even when he can't be here.
by Redocbew
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13058

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

:lol:

I haven't read the books, but from what I've heard Avasarala might be the character they had to reign in most in order to make the show fit for network TV. That was one point that kept coming up once Amazon picked up the show.
by Redocbew
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13058

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Season 1 hooked me, but it does get a lot more interesting in season 2 when you meet Bobbie Draper and you learn more about the "proto-molecule"(an unfortunate name, but a cool idea).
by Redocbew
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13058

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

If you like sci-fi, then The Expanse is a show that should make the cut, in my opinion. It's pretty badass.
by Redocbew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 60
Views: 1983

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

If I still had a custom loop I'd wait and do all the tinkering at once. I think if I ever go back to watercooling it'll just be with AIOs. Custom loops are nifty and all, but it's just too much hassle and cost for me these days.
by Redocbew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHBcVlqpvZ8

I guess even the creators of our future robotic overlords can get bored sometimes.
by Redocbew
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Threadripper 2990wx experiences
Replies: 132
Views: 3639

Re: Threadripper 2990wx experiences

BIG GROUP HUG!
by Redocbew
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New Platform: Threadripper or Skylake-X
Replies: 23
Views: 574

Re: New Platform: Threadripper or Skylake-X

If the OP wants to go that route I'd be very careful when choosing components. Maybe they'd have better luck with enterprise/workstation stuff, but I'd get confirmation on motherboard support, and rule out driver shenanigans before buying new hardware with the intent to pass through the GPU.
by Redocbew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Threadripper 2990wx experiences
Replies: 132
Views: 3639

Re: Threadripper 2990wx experiences

A message saying "bullet incoming" should get a different priority than one saying "tank driven away over that hill out of sight". You're assuming the game engine could know the difference between the two, or at least that a priority could be assigned to every conceivable event ...
by Redocbew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Login forms that don't allow you to paste in passwords are ridiculous. We should be making it easier for people to use good passwords not harder.

/rant
by Redocbew
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Threadripper 2990wx experiences
Replies: 132
Views: 3639

Re: Threadripper 2990wx experiences

I wonder if games can load their threads sequentially like this and achieve a speedup? Even if they could, it may have unintended consequences. Unlike the work Blastdoor is doing, games require that events happen in sync with one another -- so for example if the combat engine and the display engine...
by Redocbew
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

You are my new favorite person on the Internet.
by Redocbew
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 55
Views: 1787

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

Welcome to another episode of The Far Side, TR edition. They say: "You shouldn't read too closely into this, but in very loose comparison to some others these ARM chips from Apple are quick little buggers." You hear: "Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, ARM, blah blah blah, Apple blah...
by Redocbew
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Pixel 3 and 3XL
Replies: 33
Views: 635

Re: Pixel 3 and 3XL

Yeah, "free" may be a misnomer. Now that I think about it the pay in installments thing might have been my justification for getting an unlocked phone last time. That, and I liked the idea of a lump sum up front in exchange for slightly smaller monthly payments. It just seems unlikely to m...
by Redocbew
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Pixel 3 and 3XL
Replies: 33
Views: 635

Re: Pixel 3 and 3XL

Yeah, the battery life on mine is starting to fall off a cliff also. I've seen battery replacement kits around, but I'm not sure it's really worth the effort, and I'm not keen on getting a phone from Samsung either. I like the idea of getting an unlocked phone, but a free upgrade + contract vs. <ins...
by Redocbew
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Have $200, Will Upgrade
Replies: 27
Views: 838

Re: Have $200, Will Upgrade

Probably no more than the GPU its self would be. If you stay at 1080p, then I wouldn't expect the difference of 4GB vs. 8GB to make a huge difference a few years from now. I'm not a game developer, but I have a hard time seeing how games could become that much more memory intensive without an increa...
by Redocbew
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Have $200, Will Upgrade
Replies: 27
Views: 838

Re: Have $200, Will Upgrade

For your use case I'd also say go for the GPU. Second to that a bigger SSD, or maybe an AIO that lets you overclock your CPU as much as you can easily do so. An overclocked 2500k is still a pretty good choice for a 1080p gaming machine.
by Redocbew
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

1.1GB encoded in 11 minutes and change. Extending that to a total data set of several terabytes means the entire job will not take days, but months. :o There's a lot of room for error there, but yeah... that's a big job. If you're allowed to say, what are you encoding, and how? I'm using the Elasti...
by Redocbew
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

1.1GB encoded in 11 minutes and change. Extending that to a total data set of several terabytes means the entire job will not take days, but months. :o

There's a lot of room for error there, but yeah... that's a big job.
by Redocbew
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini
Replies: 34
Views: 838

Re: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini

Ya'll are a bunch of malcontents, seriously.

:P
by Redocbew
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Google shuts down Google+ after data leak
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Google shuts down Google+ after data leak

Wasn't Google Plus kind of DOA anyway? I'm a social media reject in general, so I could be wrong, but it always seemed to me like the only one who cared about Google Plus was Google.
by Redocbew
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Of all the weird things Javascript was never intended to do I think Promise objects are probably the weirdest of the bunch.
by Redocbew
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I'll second DancinJack and say that you really have to want it. A heavy dose of natural curiosity certainly doesn't hurt either. Some of the best developers I know can get waylaid and sent off on some ridiculous tangent quite easily just because they're so interested in how things work. Someone who'...
by Redocbew
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 55
Views: 1787

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

At least this thread had a dozen or so posts before it went downhill. That's progress, I guess.
by Redocbew
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: House struck by lightning
Replies: 31
Views: 1221

Re: House struck by lightning

I wouldn't be surprised if someone's had that idea. The amount of raw energy in one of those things is bonkers. Glad everyone is ok.
by Redocbew
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Keeping your skills up to date, and not necessarily just what you need for the day job is a good idea though. For example, NoSQL didn't exist when I was in school, and now it's in pretty heavy usage in a lot of places. It still feels like a weak spot for me since I haven't done many projects using i...
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