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by Xylker
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Fake Ryzen chips
Replies: 23
Views: 1421

Re: Fake Ryzen chips

Convert wrote:
Actually I think Intel is behind this. Not sure if they are overstating the performance of their Celeron line or taking a jab at Ryzen's performance. Either way the message is clear: You've been Celeroned.

Would have been so much better if you'd spelled it "Celerowned..."
by Xylker
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: New LGA-3647 will eat your puny CPU for lunch.
Replies: 23
Views: 2729

Re: New LGA-3647 will eat your puny CPU for lunch.

There aren't any more pins on the KNL-F sockets, but they do have a neat little diving board / tail where the integrate Omnipath exits. I have seen some very, very interesting systems with these on-board. One of the cooler items is the very large integrated memory pool on the new chips. 16GB of &quo...
by Xylker
Tue May 03, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TiVo
Replies: 13
Views: 1434

Re: TiVo

Another TiVo fan here. I have an original Series 3 (THX certified, OLED front panel and all) a TiVo HD and a Roamio Plus. I've rewired / re-capped and replaced PSUs in the older units, but they've all been great performers. The one thing that I hate (which isn't TiVo's fault) is that the cable cards...
by Xylker
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ashley Madison
Replies: 40
Views: 4470

Re: Ashley Madison

Any site named Ashley Madison deserves to get hacked - and if possible ripped up, shredded and blown out of existence. God that ridiculous, focus-grouped, Upper East Side trendy b.s. name bothers me lol. They should've gone all the way and named it Ashley Madison Caleb Winston Jayden. {edit: no off...
by Xylker
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 25536

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Aaargh!

This is so much fun, but I am entertaining my sister locally, so no chance to make the BBQ. BBQ the 13th however... I'm gonna hafta make the next one!
by Xylker
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New Receiver
Replies: 47
Views: 8432

Re: New Receiver

SecretSquirrel, that has to be a Magnolia inside a Best Buy... No way the regular BB in your neighborhood has that stuff under a regular ol' Best Buy stocking plan. Either that or you live in Connecticut or somewhere where the median income is 7 figures. :o
by Xylker
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nostalgia Lane - Old Time TR Posters
Replies: 93
Views: 7739

Re: Nostalgia Lane - Old Time TR Posters

TR has been my homepage since before the forums even existed. It is usually the first web-page that comes up on any PC I build and most VMs, too. I've whined about the new format, the new, new format and color choices. Man, I do love this place; even if I'm not posting every year (day) like some do.
by Xylker
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Haiku contest entry thread
Replies: 365
Views: 16946

Re: Haiku contest entry thread

keyboard mouse & screen
humanity flick'ring by
see rule 34
by Xylker
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Beginner Server Admin Inquiries / Tips
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Beginner Server Admin Inquiries / Tips

I am neck-deep in VMware, and I think it is really useful software; so much so I interviewed to be a pre-sales SE with them. Didn't get the job, but I am still a big fan. (fair warning...) Anyway, I think that there is no course work that will make you an admin. The course work required is a desire ...
by Xylker
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)
Replies: 382
Views: 37843

Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Looks fun. Wish I was there.

How was the water temp this year? Looked like it would be cool based on what I saw on the news down here last week...
by Xylker
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR's new(?) logo
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

Re: TR's new(?) logo

Wow, so... https://web.archive.org/web/20000301172037/http://tech-report.com/ Yeah. Yeah, I know it has always been "The" Tech Report, but somehow the logo looks like its been changed. Moved, edited, I dunno... Somehow my brain has just never noticed that leading the in the logo. Also mad...
by Xylker
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR's new(?) logo
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

TR's new(?) logo

So... when did the "The" get put into the logo? Have I really just been oblivious to it since forever, or did it recently change?
by Xylker
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: LAN network question (restricted access)
Replies: 8
Views: 3067

Re: LAN network question (restricted access)

Hey, how about a static IP assigned to the NIC in the laptop?
by Xylker
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dell is private
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Dell is private

True enough, it is not a done deal yet.

From the inside, I think that the things it takes to be astoundingly successful in the enterprise are coming together. From what I can see, Dell's portfolio is developing well; the people are setting the right goals and doing the right thing.
by Xylker
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dell is private
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Dell is private

Well, looks like we're a private company now. Full confirmation will take two to three days, but I'm relatively certain that the meeting would not have proceeded without a certain confidence about the vote.

Yay!
by Xylker
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 56789

Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

I had a great time at the BBQ again this year. My son had a great time playing with the other kids and swimming in Lake Michigan. We got to build some sand castles on the beach, blow huge bubbles, eat some wonderful ribs, hot-dogs, smores, and just generally enjoy a whole day of fun. Meeting Ellie i...
by Xylker
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 56789

Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

My little sister is just now being discharged from Holland Hospital, so I am out for this evening's activities. See y'all tomorrow.
by Xylker
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 56789

Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Gleek,
I am in town already. Let me know if you want company on your visit to the GH brewery.
by Xylker
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3927
Views: 629581

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Red, red, wine, make you feel so fine...

I have found a blended wine that has really great fruit and a nice balance to it. Rare Red $8 / bottle and oh so tasty!
by Xylker
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 56789

Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

You can put me and the 5 yr old down as confirmed. I am confirmed for time off from work, leaving TX on the 8th or 9th.
by Xylker
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 56789

Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

After my faux pas and bad manners in the comments last year, (Sorry Ned) I think I'll be showing up again this year. This get together is always a blast, and so worth the travel. I am driving from Texas this year, so I expect that there will be some old computer parts coming with me. Anyone interest...
by Xylker
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~X~ Opening Thoughts (and baby stuff)
Replies: 61
Views: 19182

Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Opening Thoughts (and baby stuff)

I'd like to have some BBQ flown in from Texas. What do you think? Oh? What kind of BBQ from Texas? Brisket? - Franklin BBQ in Austin (apparently the best in the state) Pork Chops - Coopers Pit BBQ in Llano (apparently the best in the state) Somebody who might actually do mail order? The Salt Lick o...
by Xylker
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 3TB and WinXP
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

Re: 3TB and WinXP

Xylker wrote:


Er, oops :oops:
Should have read that it won't work for >2TB volumes.

This one will, however: http://www.paragon-software.com/technol ... pt-loader/
by Xylker
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 3TB and WinXP
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

Re: 3TB and WinXP

by Xylker
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012
Replies: 298
Views: 40403

Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

I am bummed that I missed this one. I am interviewing on Thursday with a company in GRR, so perhaps next year I'll be local again... Time will tell.
by Xylker
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Solving a storage problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: Solving a storage problem

Notice too, that those are SO-DIMMs... makes you go, huh?
by Xylker
Tue May 22, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Moving to the Austin, TX area - help needed
Replies: 30
Views: 4279

Re: Moving to the Austin, TX area - help needed

Well, you're here. What do you think so far?
by Xylker
Thu May 10, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's a TechSling?
Replies: 188
Views: 58427

Re: What's a TechSling?

I think that the option of making them act like suspenders might be interesting. Since one of the questions/complaints here is that the cargo compartment might shift too much, you could connect to the waist band/belt with a clip or loop. You could even go all out with the suspender theme and make an...
by Xylker
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Moving to the Austin, TX area - help needed
Replies: 30
Views: 4279

Re: Moving to the Austin, TX area - help needed

First off, congrats! I lived and worked off of Bannister Ln for several years before I headed North to Georgetown. I am somewhat into the property scene in Austin, and can tell you that the cost of living to be close to downtown (work) and in a good school district is very high. One of my best frien...
by Xylker
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012
Replies: 298
Views: 40403

Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread

I believe I asked this a few years ago but I don't remember the answer. If I bring a waverunner, is there somewhere within a reasonable distance I can get it into the water? Someplace I could toodle down to La Playa De Fish and beach it? Please don't quote me on this, since I haven't been a local f...
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