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by farmpuma
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: This G3258 goes to 1.7V
Replies: 54
Views: 1761

Re: This G3258 goes to 1.7V

Those of us who lived through Socket A will never forget. Those who didn't will never understand just how hard you had to press down on that screwdriver to get the clip to lock and the concomitant feeling of imminent disaster. The trick was to take some of the bend out of the mounting strap (they w...
by farmpuma
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1615
Views: 47912

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I would expect eighty pounds of hardwood to be at the bottom of most any stack of boxes of stuff.
by farmpuma
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1615
Views: 47912

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Glad you are still here with us. At 45 my brother wasn't so lucky. After he passed out the EMT measured his at 1200 and said anything over 600 is potentially deadly. He never came out of the coma.
by farmpuma
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP: Martin Landau
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: RIP: Martin Landau

Can't remember a time when his acting was anything but first rate.
by farmpuma
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Really strange thought of the day.
Replies: 50
Views: 953

Re: Really strange thought of the day.

My earliest electrical experiment involved a ceramic surface mount light socket, a ceramic surface mount switch, and an AC plug. I wired them all in parallel. With the switch off I plugged it into a wall socket and light came on. Humm ... I flipped the switch and all the lights in the room went out....
by farmpuma
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone6 battery replacement options?
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: iPhone6 battery replacement options?

ifixit.com has 69 parts listings for the iphone 6. First on the list is a replacement battery for $14.95 - $19.95.

https://www.ifixit.com/Store/iPhone/iPhone-6
by farmpuma
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1615
Views: 47912

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Back in the high school days we called skunked the extras that were stuffed under the seat and consequently froze. I don't recall the skunk aroma, but they were pretty much undrinkable.
by farmpuma
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What to do with old PC?
Replies: 20
Views: 1402

Re: What to do with old PC?

Under clocking and under volting both the CPU and GPU will take a big bite out of power usage. Data shuffling is not a compute intensive workload. IIRC most NAS CPUs run around one GHz.
by farmpuma
Sun May 28, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP: Gregg Allman
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: RIP: Gregg Allman

The death of Duane in '71 was a tragedy, this strikes me as kinda meh. RIP Allman Brothers
by farmpuma
Wed May 24, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Roger Moore
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: RIP Roger Moore

Farewell Simon Templar - I enjoyed all your work.
by farmpuma
Sun May 07, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 818
Views: 53241

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Yeah, I like to think of it as buying a new car a piece at a time plus sweat equity. Although I often find myself muttering, "I'm getting to old for this sh1t."
by farmpuma
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: 2017 Masters
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Re: 2017 Masters

Yep, an all around good Masters.
by farmpuma
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1615
Views: 47912

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Farewell Mr. Rickles. Another classic laid to rest.
by farmpuma
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1615
Views: 47912

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

just brew it! wrote:
Time permitting, I do plan to start getting back into a bit of FPS gaming once the new build is up and running. I imagine my reflexes aren't what they used to be though...

And there's the massive folding potential of a substantial GPU.
by farmpuma
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Bragging Thread
Replies: 523
Views: 295925

Re: Bragging Thread

Uh, that's not going to last for much longer with your recent stats being all flat lined and all.
by farmpuma
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Chuck Berry
Replies: 12
Views: 3604

Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Too much death this week. First my last uncle on pi day, then an elder cousin in law on Thursday, and Chucky be good on Saturday. Damn.

Was much impressed with the Navy honor guard at my uncle's grave side rites. WWII
by farmpuma
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: First time home buyer
Replies: 40
Views: 5140

Re: First time home buyer

Currently have a basic top-load GE manual dial washer which was good for the last 16 year but now stalls out in the spin cycle. I'm liking that sexy non-digital SpeedQueen model with all metal, analog-sweetness. I have three kids and I'm helping the wife with laundry every frigging day now. Have tr...
by farmpuma
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1615
Views: 47912

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Happy belated Birthday! Cheers!
by farmpuma
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Where do you bank?
Replies: 57
Views: 5194

Re: Where do you bank?

Wells Fargo branch in the same building that was a Farmers & Merchants back in the fifties when my late brother and I had pass book savings accounts setup by my father. Main advantage is safe deposit box for farm documents. When my father went into the nursing home I converted his accounts into ...
by farmpuma
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1615
Views: 47912

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

This is Texas...I think I've met a vegan once? Maybe? Probably had to drive to Austin to find one (yikes, Amarillo to Austin is 1/2 of my drive to TRBBQ). Reminds me of my move from Phoenix, AZ to Fort Lauderdale, FL back in the fall of 1978. I was towing a heavily loaded five by eight Uhaul with e...
by farmpuma
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bill Paxton
Replies: 12
Views: 4540

Re: Bill Paxton

CScottG wrote:
..well, there goes the new show Training Day. (..not a great show, but still fun - and mostly because of Bill.)...

Yeah, one of the few shows I was starting to look forward to seeing each week. RIP you cranky SoB.
by farmpuma
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just lost my cat Zoe
Replies: 25
Views: 5581

Re: Just lost my cat Zoe

Sympathy for your loss, may it hurt less with each passing day as you remember the good times.
by farmpuma
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: MSI RX 480 Armor 4G OC: 185 - 25MIR
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Re: MSI RX 480 Armor 4G OC: 185 - 25MIR

Yep, I almost damaged some plastic. The things ya see when the bank balance is low. It probably would have made a good folding heater.
by farmpuma
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Bragging Thread
Replies: 523
Views: 295925

Re: Bragging Thread

LoneWolf15 wrote:
I'm very interested in seeing how going from Maxwell (GTX 980) to Pascal (GTX 1070) will affect my numbers.

The points jump should be pretty much directly proportional to the increases in processing cores and clock speed. Congrats on your upgrade and your 100 million point milestone.
by farmpuma
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: R.I.P. Carrie Fisher
Replies: 29
Views: 1369

Re: R.I.P. Carrie Fisher

May she find the peace that so often eluded her in life.
by farmpuma
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1615
Views: 47912

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sorry to hear that. Weather related, or unknown cause? It seemed to be respiratory failure, possibly pneumonia. She was about three months old and near the end her breathing was rapid and shallow. A day or so before she had stopped eating and drinking, even turning up her nose at canned cat food. S...
by farmpuma
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1615
Views: 47912

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Found one of the kittens dead this morning. Even with eighteen cats it hurts to lose one.
by farmpuma
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1615
Views: 47912

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Chuckaluphagus wrote:
I hate surface-mount soldering. Only for family, or possibly large amounts of money.

It does take a delicate touch and determining which is the larger mass to heat first can be problematic. The right size iron tip is an absolute must and a halo magnifier is a big help.
by farmpuma
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Question for the low-level hardware geeks
Replies: 17
Views: 1076

Re: Question for the low-level hardware geeks

Any idea if/when mere mortals will be prohibited from purchasing leaded solder in the US? I use leaded solder for all DIY electronics and repair/rework, since it is more durable and easier to work with. I figure the day is probably coming when you'll need a special permit to buy the stuff, and I sh...
by farmpuma
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Starter kit for aspiring engineer
Replies: 19
Views: 1211

Re: Starter kit for aspiring engineer

superjawes wrote:
(I went to a different engineering school in Indiana.)

There's another engineering school in Indiana?

Does it have a fission reactor?
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