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by Redocbew
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 37
Views: 906

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

Yeah good luck with that. I'll admit I haven't cared enough to check, but if you show me a GPU which achieved a 30% boost in performance across the board within 9 months simply from driver updates, then I will happily eat one of whm's magic mushroom treats. An increase that big is the kind of thing ...
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Native American Pemmican
Replies: 23
Views: 313

Re: Native American Pemmican

whm1974 wrote:
Well I was never known for my patients.


Yes, I suppose that's true.
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New HTPC build in a Fractal Nano S - ultra-quiet
Replies: 42
Views: 2307

Re: New HTPC build in a Fractal Nano S - ultra-quiet

Yeah it's still a thing. You don't see it used much in PC mods because there's other materials better suited to the job, and duct tape will leave behind gummy, sticky goo everywhere once you heat it up. In this case I wouldn't use it to affix the duct to any components, but just on the duct its self.
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New HTPC build in a Fractal Nano S - ultra-quiet
Replies: 42
Views: 2307

Re: New HTPC build in a Fractal Nano S - ultra-quiet

Plus, then you'll actually be using duct tape for its intended purpose. Tape on a duct. That almost never happens.
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 51
Views: 1622

Re: End of an E®A

I never threw away my AOL discs. They were good for target practice.
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: TPU “Advertorial By AMD”...
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: TPU “Advertorial By AMD”...

They updated it. It was clearly on the wrong side of the line when I looked at it last also.
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Micro Center website down?
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: Micro Center website down?

I suppose they could actually be updating the site as the maintenance page says. However, you would think if they had a planned update which they knew would cause an extended period of downtime they'd have it staged in a separate environment such that they could just cutover from one to the other.
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 921

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Let's be fair, I kinda like penguins...Although I do have to say I've never found a six foot one that could run a hundred miles an hour...But then again, I'm not Finnish or Swedish...I guess it makes a difference... Little known fact: There is a species of subterranean penguin living underneath the...
by Redocbew
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 45
Views: 613

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

This is exactly the kind of bizarre and random stuff that I'd expect from a bot.
by Redocbew
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 921

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Waco wrote:
The worst enemies of Linux adoption are the tenacious Linux users, in my experience. :oops:


I'll drink to that.
by Redocbew
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1327
Views: 38815

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

That is one awesome gorilla.
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)
Replies: 23
Views: 643

Re: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)

I picked up Shadow of Mordor for $4 earlier, but not while under the influence. That part comes later. :P
by Redocbew
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 51
Views: 1622

Re: End of an E®A

The funny thing about print catalogs is they can still work even if it's only to help drive traffic and sales to the ecommerce site. I worked on a site up until a few years ago(they might still do it now, I don't know) which still sent out a print catalog every year. The first time I heard that I sa...
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3565

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

It's probably stuff they couldn't sell on their own site because of some dent in the box or something.
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 767
Views: 49435

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

My mouse has been prone to collecting gunk between the housing and the back of the scroll wheel. Enough gunk had accumulated that it was interfering with the scroll wheels movement, so I took it apart and de-gunked it. I may have to replace the little teflon pads on the bottom since I had to peel th...
by Redocbew
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1327
Views: 38815

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Diablo 3, finishing off my demon hunter before the season ends. The pie was blackberry/apple. Good stuff, but I agree that Strawberry/Rhubarb is a step up. :P
by Redocbew
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1327
Views: 38815

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yesterday I did nothing but eat pie and play video games. I feel strangely proud of this accomplishment.
by Redocbew
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: World's First Passive Liquid Cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 4499

Re: World's First Passive Liquid Cooler

A chimney works because hot air is less dense than cold air. A tall, well-insulated chimney can provide quite a bit of natural draft. A six-foot length of plastic pipe attached to the top vent of your case would improve its passive cooling capability significantly. A PC has a much lower temperature...
by Redocbew
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is Facebook getting past my hosts file?
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Is Facebook getting past my hosts file?

In the network monitor, "connecting" means it's done with DNS resolution and attempting to establish a TCP connection, but it won't actually do that in this case because of your host file entries. I'm assuming the fact that it said "connected to" in the status bar has little to d...
by Redocbew
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is Facebook getting past my hosts file?
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Is Facebook getting past my hosts file?

A CDN is just a spot to put static content. It's a common practice to put all your dynamic scripts(PHP, Ruby, C#, etc) and static content(images, stylesheets, file downloads) on different hosts to help reduce load on the host(s) serving dynamic content. Sometimes it's mapped to a subdomain, or somet...
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1327
Views: 38815

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I've never really treated youtube like it was a place to watch regular "shows". It's always just been weird/funny/awesome one-off videos for me. Recently I find myself becoming regular viewer of certain channels. Yet another way to sit on my ass in front of the PC. Yay? :-?
by Redocbew
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Quiet Keyboard & Mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Quiet Keyboard & Mouse

Ethyriel wrote:
trackerben wrote:
she no longer complains and just falls asleep while I'm banging away.


Heh


Oh good. I'm not the only one who thought of that.
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3565

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

AMD's stock is taking a beating due to this. Is it? I'm no economist, but after a little quick googling I don't see anything that looks out of the ordinary to my un-trained eye. I'd expect there to be a bit more volatility in regards to AMD since a greater portion of their total market cap is being...
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tell me about the new Crypto-Currency
Replies: 94
Views: 2563

Re: Tell me about the new Crypto-Currency

Did you say "REEEELEASE THE KRRAAAAKEN!!!" before making the exchange?
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3565

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

Manufacturers in general don't care why people buy things even when selling direct to consumers. If they're selling to a retailer at wholesale, then they really don't care. It'd probably be a bigger headache for AMD to try to adjust pricing or somehow discourage miners than it is just to put up with...
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..
Replies: 35
Views: 1301

Re: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..

Yeah, it's one of those tools that crosses over into the domain of the "average user", and has all the unfortunate side effects which often go with that. At my last job I ended up hating the phase "powerpoint deck", because it seemed much too sophisticated a term for what was usu...
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: How recursive is the real world?
Replies: 43
Views: 2310

Re: How recursive is the real world?

I approve of any attempt for code to crap its pants gracefully. There's an alarming amount of code out there which is simply incontinent by comparison. :P
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Personal Supercomputer, didn't know there was such a thing.
Replies: 35
Views: 1208

Re: Personal Supercomputer, didn't know there was such a thing.

You mean their "trash can" workstation they came out with about four years ago? Yeah I wouldn't buy one either. I was thinking of the G4, but now that you mention it I think they did say that about the trash can also. The wiki page for "personal supercomputer" to this day still ...
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Personal Supercomputer, didn't know there was such a thing.
Replies: 35
Views: 1208

Re: Personal Supercomputer, didn't know there was such a thing.

Apple's marketing department already tried that. Didn't work out so well.
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1327
Views: 38815

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I think this is a rotator cuff thing since it seems pretty specific to rotation and is not affected much by normal weight bearing. Thanks to a bout with Lyme in my early years I've pretty much always had aches and pains. This feels like I tweaked something and is probably not helped with my less-tha...
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