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by Redocbew
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 64
Views: 1245

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

I like using bluetooth headphones, but I wish mine had some other way of notifying me of a low battery. Suddenly hearing a voice from the eerie valley screaming "BATTERY LOW" seemingly at random is a bit jarring.
by Redocbew
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long a wait for Spectre/Meltdown-proof CPUs?
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Re: How long a wait for Spectre/Meltdown-proof CPUs?

I'm still a bit surprised that such a complicated timing attack is possible within an interpreted language like javascript. I would have thought that was the domain of low level C code, or something similar, and that trying to write the same thing in a higher level language would be infeasible becau...
by Redocbew
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 173
Views: 5016

Re: Video card prices

The Egg wrote:


Wait, what the crap did I just watch?
by Redocbew
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Modded legacy BIOS for Meltdown/Spectre
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: Modded legacy BIOS for Meltdown/Spectre

You would hope so. It's not like they need to make concessions to users who may be put off by a little added security.
by Redocbew
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 173
Views: 5016

Re: Video card prices

Brick and mortar only retailers have had it rough for a while now. If I had to guess I'd say the crypto-craze has probably been good for them since they get to sell as many cards as they can to miners instead of just a few here and there to people who for some reason can't wait a few days to get it ...
by Redocbew
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Modded legacy BIOS for Meltdown/Spectre
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: Modded legacy BIOS for Meltdown/Spectre

Yeah, that would be the reason for the extra trickery. I have no idea if that would work, just speculating(heh) on alternatives that are less scary. Assuming that the whole reason for using a USB drive is that there isn't a Linux install on disk, then yeah, it probably wouldn't. So just ignore me. :P
by Redocbew
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Modded legacy BIOS for Meltdown/Spectre
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: Modded legacy BIOS for Meltdown/Spectre

I wonder if you could run Linux from a USB drive and update the microcode from that. It might require a chroot or some other trickery with the environment, but I'd personally try that before I tried hacking the BIOS directly.
by Redocbew
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 173
Views: 5016

Re: Video card prices

Gigabyte isn't dictating the marked up prices though, are they? Probably not. The OEM has long since been paid whatever their asking price was once a deal like that shows up. There's no way of knowing really if Gigabyte made a deal at straight wholesale(usually 50% off retail), or for some other am...
by Redocbew
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 79682

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

First time I've ever been able to pay out of pocket for a vehicle without getting a loan. Seeing the smaller savings account balance kind of made me cry a bit but not having a car payment is awesome. I did the same when I bought my first car. I had a little convincing to do though, because I think ...
by Redocbew
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR has fallen victim to Intel's CPU Bug!
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: TR has fallen victim to Intel's CPU Bug!

Bah. Old news. I am disappoint.

We already knew there'd be no way of predicting in what ways these attacks would evolve. Indeed it now seems that no side-panel is safe.
by Redocbew
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen's Standings Jan 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 673

Re: Ryzen's Standings Jan 2018

It seemed like the early adopter tax was a bit higher with Ryzen than it is usually, but yeah it's often a good way to end up in trouble. I was really interested in setting up a Ryzen build also, but decided to put it off. Like JBI, I've got a pile of parts here completed unrelated to all that which...
by Redocbew
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 186
Views: 8922

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Speaking generally(hence my ninja editing) from an engineering perspective I don't think it really matters what the specific uses are, but that's probably the single biggest reason why I'm not a fan myself. There's been all this fuss, and all this trouble, and the end result is, what exactly? If the...
by Redocbew
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 186
Views: 8922

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Anyone who is marketing anything on the basis of going "beyond the blockchain" (ethereum FAQs about the potential of the general idea do not count--ethereum is a blockchain and it was sold as a blockchain) is essentially fraudulent. ... Yes, yes, I am an opponent of crypto-currency (but m...
by Redocbew
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 186
Views: 8922

Re: So who here is actually mining?

I'm kind of lost because the Blockchain (burden) is a feature, not a bug. It's a means, not the goal. If you can leave PoW but get rid of the blockchain, that would be progress. I don't disagree, however Glorious spent about 20 posts explaining how there isn't a good alternative to the blockchain, ...
by Redocbew
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 173
Views: 5016

Re: Video card prices

Should I be mining eth with my 7950 so I can but a better card? If you can make more than you're paying for the electricity, and you don't mind waiting for however long it takes, and you don't mind being restricted to vendors which accept Bitcoin, and you don't mind possibly coming away with nothin...
by Redocbew
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Touchscreen instead of touchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Touchscreen instead of touchpad

Also seems like it'd be a pretty significant drain on battery life. It does seem like a better idea than using an actual touchscreen display on a laptop if only because you don't have to reach across the keyboard to use it.
by Redocbew
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 173
Views: 5016

Re: Video card prices

I think the Radeon packs were mostly DOA, weren't they? I never really looked, but I can't remember seeing them around much.

I'm just resigned to the fact now that buying my next GPU is going to suck. Hopefully that won't be happening for a while yet.
by Redocbew
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm thinking of going it solo...
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: I'm thinking of going it solo...

Having worked for myself for the past three years let me add a few things to JBI's excellent list in case you do decide to go solo. 1. Charge what you're worth! It sounds like you're pretty good at doing the deep dive and figuring these things out, so set your prices accordingly. 2. Set your estimat...
by Redocbew
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6905

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

It does have that feeling to it, sort of like the substitution tables in DES which just popped up out of nowhere and couldn't be derived mathematically. I usually hate to get all spooky about things like this, but it does make you wonder.
by Redocbew
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 79682

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah I bet that's true for a lot of things. The first time I had a tomato that wasn't store bought I almost didn't know what I was eating.
by Redocbew
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 79682

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

All this apple talk, and no one mentions the Gravenstein. That's just sad.
by Redocbew
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6905

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Yeah, it's looking like those in this thread who cautioned against branding this as "Intel-only", and that these two exploits are really just the proverbial tip of the iceberg are going to be proven right. Those in charge of damage control at Intel are likely grateful for that assuming the...
by Redocbew
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6905

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

I wonder if anyone else finds it mildly amusing to see Rambus mentioned in these reports. To be fair, I suppose there's a pretty good chance it's not really the same company anymore, but if there was ever a company who just refused to die, then Rambus is most certainly it.
by Redocbew
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6905

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

I'd expect these exploits to pose the same amount of risk to Denuvo as they would any other DRM happening purely in software. The cryptographic keys might get snooped, and so on. Otherwise it's mostly unrelated. Ninja edit: In terms of performance I don't think anyone really knows yet, and it's like...
by Redocbew
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 79682

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah, that's what I've been hearing. Fried chicken has never really been a favorite of mine, so I guess that's part of it, or maybe it's just bad fried chicken that I don't like. I have had beer battered chicken strips before which were pretty good, just not from a major fast food place.
by Redocbew
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 79682

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

A Popeye's chicken place just went in near here recently. It's always busy which is usually a good sign, but so far just the smell of fried chicken that is now ever present across the whole block has been enough to deter me from checking it out.
by Redocbew
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 79682

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I must really be out of touch with the world of fast food. I had no idea they were ever combined. Probably for the best though, because a combined taco bell/KFC sounds kind of terrifying.
by Redocbew
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 79682

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Isn't all side/rear/top automotive glass designed to shatter into small granules rather than shards? Yeah, it's all laminated so that it breaks up that way. It's miles better than using plate glass, but to say that the edges of those granules aren't sharp is a step too far. I figure the material of...
by Redocbew
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 79682

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It does seem like a strange idea especially considering that a rollover is less of an instantaneous impact, and the glass is likely to shatter and cut the airbag to ribbons anyway.
by Redocbew
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8488

Re: NFL 2017

As a 49ers fan myself I appreciate the sentiment, but I don't think that's quite how things works. :lol:
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