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by Redocbew
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Adobe will put Flash out to pasture by 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 666

Re: Adobe will put Flash out to pasture by 2020

The thing is, languages have a way of keeping their faculties in order better than we do. :P Programming languages never really die they just fade from popularity.
by Redocbew
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Adobe will put Flash out to pasture by 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 666

Re: Adobe will put Flash out to pasture by 2020

How long has it been since you were "developed"? I think we should replace you. :P
by Redocbew
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Dumb idea/thought experiment
Replies: 33
Views: 935

Re: Dumb idea/thought experiment

I had a girlfriend who had a Kanji on the back of her neck for "pain". I should have paid more attention to that.
by Redocbew
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Adobe will put Flash out to pasture by 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 666

Re: Adobe will put Flash out to pasture by 2020

Cue tangent #87 on supporting legacy software.

Although I guess that almost fits here.
by Redocbew
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Dumb idea/thought experiment
Replies: 33
Views: 935

Re: Dumb idea/thought experiment

Doctor Venture wrote:
If I knew latin, I'd make the family motto something along the lines of "If it wasn't for all the bad luck, we wouldn't have any at all".


Si non omnes Sorte omnino nolumus

That's according to Google, so don't go get this tattooed on your arm or something. :P
by Redocbew
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: A case with LOTs of mounts for fans, and a question about thermal paste
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: A case with LOTs of mounts for fans, and a question about thermal paste

I was thinking the same thing. Diminishing returns and all. The only time I've used more than three fans(recently) in an air cooled machine was in one of those dual chamber cases where I had intake and exhaust fans for each chamber, but it was headless and stuffed away in a closet so I didn't care a...
by Redocbew
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 95
Views: 2080

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

I bet you the dirty console peasants think so. More seriously, no. What do you suppose the average upgrade cycle is? I would imagine it's at least a year if not closer to two or three. How long has this latest mining craze lasted? A few months? Most people won't even be looking until it's over anywa...
by Redocbew
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3420
Views: 505398

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Monster Magnet - Gravity Well. Side Note: Later Monster Magnet seems to be straight-up Metal, not very psychedelic at all. Not bad, but also not good. Is there another group out there with a sound vaguely similar to Space Lord / Temple of Your Dreams? My Google-Fu is weak, as is my in-depth knowled...
by Redocbew
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 75
Views: 3368

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

Doc, Note: I Dissent. A Fast Never Prevents A Fatness. I Diet On Cod.
by Redocbew
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1477
Views: 43182

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

"Let's throw a bunch of tiny pressure vessels inside a glass container and then set a fire in it".

Yeah, sure. That project is no fun.
by Redocbew
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1477
Views: 43182

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah, I saw a few things like that while I was pre-med still before I officially became a geek.

You are squishy. The truck is not.
by Redocbew
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 620
Views: 71676

Re: What are you playing right now?

Hawkwing74 wrote:
61 inning.


96!

And if you keep playing long enough for it to become night time, you can hear crickets in the background. :P

Ok, now I must do something productive.
by Redocbew
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 620
Views: 71676

Re: What are you playing right now?

The cricket game on Google's homepage. :P

Every time Google does something like this I think about the time it took to create this thing just so it can be on Google's homepage for a day and then never seen again.
by Redocbew
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 3795

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

My laptop doesn't have an ethernet port at all. I'd have to get a USB dongle to get a physical connection. In my opinion that's just as annoying as having to use wifi for large transfers.
by Redocbew
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Memory4less Lies!!
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Memory4less Lies!!

Isn't memory4less the place people were buying OEM-only Samsung SSDs before they were officially re-branded for retail? If they make a habit of selling stuff outside of the channels the manufacturer intended, then it makes sense that support and RMA might be a bit awkward. Aside from that, oversells...
by Redocbew
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Streaming frustrations
Replies: 36
Views: 1483

Re: Streaming frustrations

Switching to a less crowded channel can help also. There's a bunch APs around here also, so I did that a few months ago when wireless was becoming spotty. I put Acrylic WiFi on my laptop to check it out. It's a pretty nifty little app.
by Redocbew
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 3795

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

Most home users use a "router" which combines a router, switch and wireless AP all in one, but it's still the "switch" part which handles communication between clients on the local network, no? Unless you're mirroring backups to the cloud it doesn't seem like there's going to be ...
by Redocbew
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 3795

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

Yes, the DHCP server in your router is usually what assigns your local IP addresses, but that doesn't mean all internal traffic is required to go through the router. Traffic between clients on your local network can often go through only the switch and bypass the router completely.
by Redocbew
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Really strange thought of the day.
Replies: 50
Views: 757

Re: Really strange thought of the day.

Didn't you make exactly this same thread a few months ago?
by Redocbew
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: X299 CPU Power Plugs/Temps (+ X399)
Replies: 23
Views: 1272

Re: X299 CPU Power Plugs/Temps (+ X399)

My understanding is that efficiency and current ratings vary depending on operating temperature, so they can't really give you a simple number to fit all cases. I think efficiency is usually very high though, and there's a relatively small amount of waste heat for the amount of current that's being ...
by Redocbew
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3933

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

I'd say it's possible and likely, but we'll have to wait for independent tests(as always) to know for sure.
by Redocbew
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3933

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

There's probably a way you could make it work albeit without any new features that may be present in Vega. I don't usually work on drivers, but it doesn't seem like Vega is so radically different from Fiji that it would cause a complete rebuild. That being said, I don't buy it. The fact that it's no...
by Redocbew
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 40
Views: 1722

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Are fan failures really that common? I can't remember the last time I had a fan fail on anything even for old, sad, dirty machines brought to me by family members.
by Redocbew
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: StarCraft: Remastered
Replies: 56
Views: 2210

Re: StarCraft: Remastered

There are games harder than StarCraft. Therefore, StarCraft is not a hard game.

There are numbers bigger than one million. Therefore, one million is not a big number.

/thread
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3933

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

It's difficult to call anything at the high end a great value these days, but yeah it does help to tip the scales. If this is at all predictive for Vega RX, then I guess I'll continue saving rewards points on the CC for a 1080Ti upgrade at some point. Of course I don't really need a 1080Ti, but my i...
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 125
Views: 5015

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

One of my favorite things about the Internet is there's always someone out there smarter than me. :P
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 125
Views: 5015

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

They might be buying the 1070 in order to avoid GDDR5X. I've heard that with GDDR5's lower latency it can sometimes work out better for mining. Still seems like a silly idea to me though. Comparing the same GPU with two different types of memory is one thing, but I would think the 1080 would be fast...
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 125
Views: 5015

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

Welcome to ecommerce. :lol:

I've worked with companies where people would buy 10k worth of various products from the store, and then return all of it a few days later for no real reason.
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1477
Views: 43182

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

That said, has anyone run Alan Guth's inflation model against the Three Laws of Thermodynamics, or is the inflation period somehow assumed to have happened outside/before the physical laws we can track back to when the CMB coalesced? I finished college with a math minor, and I'd probably still be l...
by Redocbew
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3933

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

Vega RX is supposed to have higher clocks, but yeah I was expecting it to do a little better also. Benches from 3DMark are sure to have seen some attention already. I doubt either AMD or Nvidia would post a public driver without doing that first. As for everything else, I guess we'll just have to wa...
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