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by Redocbew
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 130
Views: 3334

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: 2404
Views: 78351

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: 430

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: 612

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: 8457

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: 8457

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: 8457

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: 130
Views: 3334

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: 510

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: 130
Views: 3334

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: 720

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: 6573

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: 2404
Views: 78351

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: 2404
Views: 78351

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: 6573

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: 6573

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: 6573

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: 2404
Views: 78351

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: 2404
Views: 78351

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: 2404
Views: 78351

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: 2404
Views: 78351

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: 2404
Views: 78351

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: 113
Views: 7823

Re: NFL 2017

As a 49ers fan myself I appreciate the sentiment, but I don't think that's quite how things works. :lol:
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: All phones need a check engine light
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: All phones need a check engine light

Who is this guy, and why do I care what he has to say?
by Redocbew
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2404
Views: 78351

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Ace is usually my spot for hardware also. Often times when I'm there it's for fasteners of some kind, but they do seem to have a good supply of plumbing hardware also.
by Redocbew
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers
Replies: 33
Views: 2133

Re: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers

I don't think it's fair to shame one and not the others, just look at the free pass people give Apple. A strange position to take when you seemed to be implying that if Mozilla did the required ass-covering beforehand, then nobody should take issue with this extension being preloaded. There's also ...
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers
Replies: 33
Views: 2133

Re: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers

Firefox gained its popularity by avoiding exactly these kind of stunts. Even if IE wasn't so poorly behaved it was still backed by the megacorp while Mozilla was very much the underdog. That alone would have caused some people to take notice, but the software they provided was actually good as well....
by Redocbew
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....

So, you are saying it's aliens. :lol: After I did a little googling it looks like the weirdly behaving star I mentioned in this thread earlier is slightly less weird now. A new theory of a cloud of dust orbiting the star helps to explain some of the weirdness. It's still weird, but "alien megas...
by Redocbew
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....

They were probably just bored while being required to take part in this guys pet project.

He should be watching Tabby's star also if he's into aliens, but that'd be an even harder sell to the DOD than this. :P
by Redocbew
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 889
Views: 67132

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I read "bedroom producer" as a way to describe production on a small scale. If that's not what they meant, then I wouldn't expect high quality audio to be a priority.

However, according to Rule 34 audiophile pr0n must be a thing.
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