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by Redocbew
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2543
Views: 86768

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Right now TR is recommending me DotNetNuke hosting providers. I really hate DotNetNuke, but this is not a thing to blame on TR.
by Redocbew
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: New Ubuntu kernel + Nvidia drivers = broken desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: New Ubuntu kernel + Nvidia drivers = broken desktop

I'm on 16.04 here, and I had to disable secureboot in order for Nvidia's driver to be happy with my GTX 960. That was when I first built the system, so it may be fixed now, but if you're still on 14.04, then yeah you might as well just wait for the next LTS.
by Redocbew
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2543
Views: 86768

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

That's actually kind of creepy when you think about it. Sort of like their own corporate sponsored indoctrination into a particular thing.
by Redocbew
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2543
Views: 86768

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I remember. Probably still not something I would have done myself, but at least back then botnets weren't a thing, and power consumption wasn't such an issue. I imagine there was still some kind of active monitoring going on, but with the objective of most malware being to destroy the machine instea...
by Redocbew
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2543
Views: 86768

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah... wow. Mining from your company supplied laptop is one thing(and still a bad idea). Hijacking a server is a completely different level of stupid.
by Redocbew
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2543
Views: 86768

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I remember how happy Scott was to get rid of the dash.

Random guy: Hey man, your site is just techreport.com, right?
Scott: Err....
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Asus B350M-E + R3 2200G No BIOS Flash
Replies: 33
Views: 1838

Re: Asus B350M-E + R3 2200G No BIOS Flash

If the kit contains a fully working CPU, then I hope someone at AMD has run the numbers on what happens if they don't get the chips back. There's bound to be at least a few people who decide to keep the CPU regardless, or people who just don't get it thinking that if they can keep the heatsink they ...
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 59
Views: 5444

Re: MCU

A new trailer for season 2 of Jessica Jones was just released. There's some obvious scenes from season 1 mixed in which I hope is not an indication that they're thin on content. I can't imagine they would be given how long its been since season 1. The trailer is pretty awesome though. I'll be watchi...
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 79
Views: 3261

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

Yeah, old languages never really die they just fade from popularity, but you don't want to pigeonhole yourself. That can happen even if you study modern languages. Get stuck in a rut, let a few years go by, and suddenly your skill set isn't so modern anymore.
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: I7 8700 reaching 100C
Replies: 86
Views: 6963

Re: I7 8700 reaching 100C

Seems like calling it "air cooling" is really underselling the whole thing. Heatpipes are also commonly used on spacecraft since they require no power to operate, very little or no maintenance, can transport heat long distances, and like JBI said do not require gravity to function properl...
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 325
Views: 14045

Re: So who here is actually mining?

No. I suggest you read the Lightning primer . Satoshi Nakamoto's design for bitcoin is comically unscalable. Initially, that design was vital to achieving Nakamoto's vision of a fully decentralized payment network. But as Purdue computer scientist Pedro Moreno-Sanchez told Ars, it creates a big cha...
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 325
Views: 14045

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Question: If the transaction fee is based on the size of the transaction, then isn't that a huge problem for the long term sustainability of the network? The more it grows, the more it'll cost to get any hard currency out of it, and this "lightning" thing only looks to delay the inevitable...
by Redocbew
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Saving change fo new PC in three years.
Replies: 22
Views: 692

Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Behold!

http://www.coincalc.com

Go forth and estimate.

Edit: Extra points if you figure out how to put stale food towards the budget for your next upgrade. Information such as this would be of great value.
by Redocbew
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2543
Views: 86768

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It's been years since I had an MRI, but yeah, I've never had a problem with the techs either. Plus, if you're nice to them they can usually give you an unofficial nod as to how the images turned out. They can't really tell you anything directly without a doctor looking at it first, but they usually ...
by Redocbew
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2543
Views: 86768

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yep, for his next trick Bezos is going to use his own personal drone swarm to reinvent the cow catcher.
by Redocbew
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New desktop speaker recommendations
Replies: 91
Views: 2222

Re: New desktop speaker recommendations

Apple says it's a normal phenomenon. Translation: You're finishing it wrong! What I've seen so far looks a little bit like the fisheye effect you can get when the finish is contaminated with silicone. Usually that happens when there's a furniture polish used that contains silicone on something whic...
by Redocbew
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4765

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

There are plenty of things about Windows update which are annoying, but it works well at what it does. The only time I've encountered multiple reboots is during a not-a-service-pack update, or after a fresh install when there's a whacking huge number of updates available, and now that I think about ...
by Redocbew
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2543
Views: 86768

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

And in the worst-case scenario -- there's something blocking the quench pipe -- you have the potential for liters of supercold helium gas to escape into an occupied area, the air will freeze and fall like snow, and everyone dies of asphyxiation. I guess that's about as close as you can get to a lit...
by Redocbew
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4765

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

And if you were hammered while doing it that's even better. Remember Robert Downy Jr before he became Iron Man? Yeah, it's like that.
by Redocbew
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 76
Views: 2641

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Wait, what?

I tend to tune out the "courageous" meme these days, and most things related to it, but... really?
by Redocbew
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 97
Views: 6905

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

I would guess that's a placeholder for some other content which isn't there. I think. There's a joke here somewhere about how I can't tell the difference.
by Redocbew
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 988

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

It's interesting that we have a LOT more research into regeneration than nanites (bio or electro-mechanical). (..National Military's are *very* interested in regeneration, so they fund a lot more research for it.) Yeah, it could be that's just where the funding is. The aging process its self is a b...
by Redocbew
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is overclocking safe
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: Is overclocking safe

Is skydiving safe?

No, not really.

Do I want to do it again?

Hell yes.
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 68
Views: 2840

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

just brew it! wrote:
Not at all surprising. In fact, I would've been very surprised if existing releases worked with it out-of-box.


Indeed. I was expecting behavior somewhat like the skull canyon NUC when it first launched. Namely, for it to scream and die until someone wrangled it into submission.
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4765

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

It's basically the same problem as web developers run into with responsive web design. Trying to stretch the same experience across two or three completely different devices often just doesn't work, but building three completely different experiences isn't that great either(not to mention it's a lot...
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to turn off windows 10 os update?
Replies: 28
Views: 1337

Re: How to turn off windows 10 os update?

Deferring the updates is one thing. Turning them off altogether is another entirely.

Plus, these are desktops we're talking about, so downtime shouldn't be an issue. If it is an issue, then trusting everything to one machine is a bad idea anyway, and the update schedule should be staggered.
by Redocbew
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 988

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

Yeah, after I posted that I was thinking there'd probably be a way to control how quickly the bots go about their business. I was also thinking that instead of being used as an alternative to radiation maybe the best use for the bots is to set them loose on a search and destroy mission for anything ...
by Redocbew
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 988

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

Eh? The body processes countless cell deaths every day. The "chunk of dead, necrotic tissue" scenario typically occurs after a bacterial invasion that overwhelms the body's ability to clean house. True, but depending on how industrious this little bio-bot is it may overwhelm the body's na...
by Redocbew
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4765

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Software is on the cycle of karma ? Doubtful. I've seen a lot of bad code. The authors of said code most likely had good intentions, and yet bad code remains. I don't know what it's like on the hardware side of it, but being a developer is often a bit like searching for the 13th tribe of Kobol. The...
by Redocbew
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4765

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

LostCat wrote:
I find it funny how supposedly the new Windows is awful, the new iOS is awful, the new Android is awful, hah.


All software sucks. All hardware sucks.

All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.
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