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by Redocbew
Mon May 22, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1152
Views: 33657

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Interesting. I've never thought about entering passwords over a phone which can't supply a full set of special characters as input. If that was a requirement, then I'd probably just disallow any special characters except *, but I'm assuming from your description they didn't​ do that. Let's just hope...
by Redocbew
Mon May 22, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1152
Views: 33657

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

A "beer explosion" sounds like one of those things you'd think would be kind of awesome until you had to clean it up.

Unrelated: damn and blast these sinuses. Half my head is plugged up. The last time this happened I had orange snot for a week.
by Redocbew
Sun May 21, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of the line for my self-hosted web server
Replies: 19
Views: 962

Re: End of the line for my self-hosted web server

Waco wrote:
I'll hold a glass of Dogfish Head 120 Minute to that. My kit car fired up today for the first time, so I have reason to break it open and share the glory. :D


I haven't had the 120 yet, but Dogfish 90 is good stuff also. I'll crack one open later tonight. :)
by Redocbew
Fri May 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.
Replies: 192
Views: 12019

Re: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.

I don't think there's any way Threadripper could be compatible with AM4. The extra memory channels alone is going to occupy a decent chunk of space which I don't believe is included in AM4 at the moment.
by Redocbew
Fri May 19, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.
Replies: 192
Views: 12019

Re: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.

I have seen ITX boards with 4 dimm slots, but not with a CPU this big. The only thing I can think of which would make that doable is if they added little daughterboards like Asus did with the Maximus VIII Impact. Otherwise there's just not enough room.
by Redocbew
Fri May 19, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1152
Views: 33657

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I didn't even know they had made a movie out of Cell. Stephen King adaptations have been pretty hit-or-miss. I'm hoping the upcoming Dark Tower movies don't fall into the same trap.
by Redocbew
Fri May 19, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Why No longer pirate, from an ex-pirate.
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: Why No longer pirate, from an ex-pirate.

Talking to people who actually Photoshop, GIMP still is too far behind on some features. I still use Photoshop mostly just because that's what I know. I spend enough time during the day thinking "how does this work?" without having to do that while getting the prep for the real work out o...
by Redocbew
Fri May 19, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Why No longer pirate, from an ex-pirate.
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: Why No longer pirate, from an ex-pirate.

jackbomb wrote:
OK. Want a cookie?


I hope you brought enough for everyone.
by Redocbew
Fri May 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 3D printers
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: 3D printers

Hmm... yeah, seems like this is still a ways off. That's probably for the best anyway. Now's not a great time for me to be jumping down another rabbit hole, but it's cool to see how this stuff is progressing all the same.
by Redocbew
Fri May 19, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 3D printers
Replies: 10
Views: 358

3D printers

I was reading the other day that there's copper infused PLA filament available now which let's you create stuff made from(mostly) real copper on an "average" 3d printer. That turned out to be a very bad idea because now I've got all kinds of ideas(mostly related to watercooling) on what I'...
by Redocbew
Fri May 19, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 1455

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

There's no external drive bays in the Node 304, so if you wanted to keep an optical drive around you'd have to use a USB drive.
by Redocbew
Fri May 19, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 1455

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

Node 304 and an EVGA G3 650. Probably my favorite ITX case so far. The Cryorig C7 fits in there with room to spare and it's got plenty of room for drives. If you're ok reducing the number of drives from six to four(still more than enough for me) you can also fit a decent sized video card in it. It's...
by Redocbew
Thu May 18, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose
Replies: 52
Views: 1131

Re: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose

I had a great science teacher in the seventh grade who made a bunch of very memorable comparisons exactly like that one, so it stuck with me. Another one that stuck with me is this one: 1 glass of whole milk = the amount of fat in a McDonald's hamburger I have a family member who teaches Biochem, a...
by Redocbew
Wed May 17, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Ryzen build in a Fractal Nano S
Replies: 17
Views: 836

Re: New Ryzen build in a Fractal Nano S

Gigabyte and ASRock are rumored to be working on ITX boards for Ryzen also, but the details are slim at the moment, so yeah... If a Ryzen upgrade is the plan for the new case it's probably best you hang to it for a bit.
by Redocbew
Tue May 16, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: That WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 43
Views: 1879

Re: That WannaCry ransomware

I thought Silverlight was dead and MS had quit supporting it. Languages/frameworks like Silverlight never really die. Ned's example of Silverlight is just one of many where stuff has lingered on long past its official expiration date. Just look at how long it's taking to kill Flash which was always...
by Redocbew
Mon May 15, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Colossal Cave Adventure/ADVENT
Replies: 18
Views: 562

Re: Colossal Cave Adventure/ADVENT

Crayon Shin Chan wrote:
I had never heard of this guy before


Your nerd credentials are hereby revoked.
by Redocbew
Sun May 14, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: NAS Options for my home
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: NAS Options for my home

The Synology units are best if you don't want to spend a lot of time configuring stuff. If you're not going to be using the NAS for video you'll probably be fine resource-wise with one of the Synology units. I'd avoid the 2-bay devices from Synology​ though. They're not really much more than a sata ...
by Redocbew
Fri May 12, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Building a new home network
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Building a new home network

Drachasor wrote:
These connectors let you put the little wires all the way through


That's badass. You just made my inner hardware junkie very happy.
by Redocbew
Thu May 11, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Post your invention for the TR Napkin Sketch Contest thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2234

Re: Post your invention for the TR Napkin Sketch Contest thread

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/redocbewtrstuff/gunkless.jpg Keyboards are disgusting , right? Not this one. This is the worlds first gunkless RGB mechanical keyboard. It features it's own gunk rejection system(GRS) using high static pressure, high airflow, RGB enabled fans built right into the ...
by Redocbew
Thu May 11, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3351
Views: 498794

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Chased any ostriches lately?

For me its Korn - Make Me Bad. Seems appropriate here. :P
by Redocbew
Wed May 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME!
Replies: 66
Views: 2709

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Holy crap. The videos are awesome, but yeah. That's dedication. Disney should give them some kind of award.
by Redocbew
Tue May 09, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Dudes, check out this sweet RGB-LED snowboard!
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: Dudes, check out this sweet RGB-LED snowboard!

Now that would be an application of RGB LEDs that I could endorse.
by Redocbew
Tue May 09, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080Ti roundups
Replies: 18
Views: 1030

Re: 1080Ti roundups

If I do end up getting a 1080Ti I'll probably just get a Founders Edition and overclock it. The price difference between that and the FTW3 gets me most of the way to a waterblock, and after doing some research it sounds like the reference card is good enough for that while the PCB for the FTW3 is am...
by Redocbew
Sat May 06, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cable modems with Intel Puma6 chipset
Replies: 23
Views: 1413

Re: Cable modems with Intel Puma6 chipset

The chip is now shipping to test customers


It'd be interesting to see the percentage of "test customers" compared to all customers. :P
by Redocbew
Fri May 05, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 3221

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

Well, they are intentionally adding delays and taking measures to ensure that those delays don't get optimized out. (As I understand, a lot of crypto code at that level ends up getting tested on every new CPU design to ensure that each code branch is actually executing at the same speed, and hand-d...
by Redocbew
Fri May 05, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?

So long as it stays sealed you're probably going to be fine as far as things like evaporation are concerned. There was a story here a while ago posted by some dude who now has a crazy beard about an H60 failing, but that's the only case of a CLC failing like that I can think of offhand. If your temp...
by Redocbew
Thu May 04, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1152
Views: 33657

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Nifty. I might have a Xamarin project coming up soon also. It looks like a pretty nice platform. I like C# as a language. The .net framework in general still doesn't make much sense to me sometimes, but the conditions in which I learned it weren't great either. If I had a chance to go back and take ...
by Redocbew
Thu May 04, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CyperPowerPC Ryzen Box DOA
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: CyperPowerPC Ryzen Box DOA

Yeah, just send it back. Figuring out exactly why it's dead is their job. If they find evidence of your tinkering it may give them grounds for refusing the RMA. Most companies would rather just refund/replace and not risk having a customer cause a ruckus on social media or something, but it's a poss...
by Redocbew
Thu May 04, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Coffee Lake 6 core, this August with z370 chipsets?
Replies: 87
Views: 3455

Re: Coffee Lake 6 core, this August with z370 chipsets?

Isn't the claimed 15% performance increase for Coffee Lake the same thing Intel said about Kaby Lake? I guess we'll just have to wait and see what changes there are(if any) to the architecture. The wiki page on coffee lake lists two stories at WCCFTech as sources, so..... yeah, I'm not going to read...
by Redocbew
Wed May 03, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 3221

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

This distinctly reminds me of Bob Colwell and his lecture at Stanford. He regaled the class with a tale from when the Itanium team cheated at SPEC by hand optimizing an instruction loop. Bob called the Itanium team out and told them that if they could show him a compiler reaching the same conclusio...
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