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by End User
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 48
Views: 3318

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

Storage is cheap. I have 56TB in my Plex server. What is your setup? 10x 4TB Toshiba X300 drives + 1x 8TB Toshiba N300 + 1x 8TB HGST Deskstar NAS drive = 56TB (not using RAID, separate external 8TB disks for backup) i9 7900x @ stock under custom water (3x120 + 1x140mm rads) Asrock X299 Professional...
by End User
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 48
Views: 3318

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

Ah. Those X300's aren't NAS drives so they are cheap. NAS drives are overrated, IMO. Unless you're sticking them in something you intend to call support for (where the qualified drive list may get you into trouble if you deviate) I wouldn't spend the extra cash. It is tempting to go cheap. I'm at a...
by End User
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need a new office chair.
Replies: 64
Views: 6052

Re: Need a new office chair.

If you are going to spend the money on a HON chair then you might as well buy something good.

You don’t want a padded bottom. You want mesh. Buy a remastered Aeron.
by End User
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23967

Re: Formula One 2017

by End User
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 48
Views: 3318

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

techguy wrote:
End User wrote:
techguy wrote:
Storage is cheap. I have 56TB in my Plex server.

What is your setup?


10x 4TB Toshiba X300 drives

Ah. Those X300's aren't NAS drives so they are cheap.
by End User
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1771

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

I mean, we are already on iOS 11.2 (released to fix the time bug) and it is not even 2018 yet! So two major updates to 11 already. I just randomly typed in an iOS version and... ... iOS 9.2 was released on December 8, 2015. Oh I'm not griping on the amount of updates! Security issues should be addr...
by End User
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 26
Views: 1282

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

TigerDirect was absolute ***t. Don’t even mention it in the same post as NCIX (RIP).

NICX expanded into a market that was already covered by a well established high quality competititor (Canada Computers).
by End User
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New monitor/video card decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 3577

Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Topinio wrote:
End User wrote:
Vertical resolution means nothing anymore. No matter how you slice it.

Try telling that to application software devs!

Exactly! Vertical only means nothing!
by End User
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1771

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

I mean, we are already on iOS 11.2 (released to fix the time bug) and it is not even 2018 yet! So two major updates to 11 already. I just randomly typed in an iOS version and... ... iOS 9.2 was released on December 8, 2015. And MacOS has been getting through with more bugs than before it seems. The...
by End User
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1771

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

Glorious wrote:
End User wrote:
Some people just can't let it go.


Yeah, you.

You are talking about "tax" as an "avoidance" to the what the actual point was.

I'm referring to this:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leesheppar ... ecd6754dfe
by End User
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1771

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

I use a broad range of tech (AMD most recently). Beholden to all is my moto :P If someone makes it appear as if Apple is the only culprit in the murky world of corporate tax avoidance then I am going to make it clear that Apple is not the only company doing it. I'm not condoning the practice, merel...
by End User
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1771

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

It appears that Apple should have spent some of their $25+ billion tax-evaded off-shore reserves More info here . Yes, Microsoft's doing it too. That doesn't change the reality of Apple's own behavior on the matter. More info here. Your shill is showing. I use a broad range of tech (AMD most recent...
by End User
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23967

Re: Formula One 2017

I totally forgot about Stroll and his mega family backing. This now makes sense: “Of the drivers on their list, Sirotkin is said to have the most financial backing but Williams said this was not the main factor in their decision. Their priority is on-track performance.” http://www.bbc.com/sport/form...
by End User
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23967

Re: Formula One 2017

arunphilip wrote:
Kubica hasn't seemed the easy shoo-in that we fans thought he might be.

I'd love to see Kubica return but I'm surprised he's reached the point he has. Does he have backers with big pockets? He's only 4 years younger than Massa.
by End User
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 26
Views: 1282

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

In the last portion of latest Linus Tech Tips' WAN Show Linus talks a decent amount of what he thinks went wrong with NCIX and the mismanagement that occurred while he still worked there. I watched that and I was stunned. If I was him I would not have said a damn thing about his NICX exit deal on a...
by End User
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 26
Views: 1282

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

NICX had been in my top 3 sources of PC parts for a long time. The others are Canada Computers and Newegg.ca. NICX made a big brick and mortar push into Ontario a number of years ago. When that happened I became a regular. I noticed something was up this summer when my Ryzen build parts were redirec...
by End User
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New monitor/video card decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 3577

Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
End User wrote:
JustAnEngineer wrote:
1080p.

Argh. Please use the full resolution. 1080p mean nothing anymore.

Most people don't refer to Ultrawide 2560x1080 as 1080p, so I don't see there being much of a confusion here.

Vertical resolution means nothing anymore. No matter how you slice it.
by End User
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?

FlamingSpaceJunk wrote:
iCloud is good for backing system settings, but I wouldn't use it to back up files.

a) it's way better than nothing
b) it's seamless
c) it handles file and bookmark sync between PC/iOS/Mac and more!
by End User
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1771

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

JustAnEngineer wrote:
It appears that Apple should have spent some of their $25+ billion tax-evaded off-shore reserves

More info here.
by End User
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1771

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

derFunkenstein wrote:
Good news, everyone! If you installed the update before macOS 10.13.1, the bug is back!

Holy ****! What a cluster****.
by End User
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading to CoffeeLake, or should I wait ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1444

Re: Upgrading to CoffeeLake, or should I wait ?

My previous build has a Gigabyte motherboard and I've been very happy with it. So much so I bought another Gigabyte motherboard for my new gaming PC build.
by End User
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?

iCloud sounds like a viable option on both the Mac and PC: https://www.apple.com/ca/icloud/ iCloud Drive in particular looks good for her as she can add her Desktop and Documents folders and sync seamlessly to the cloud: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT206985 I use iCloud Drive on my Windows 10 PC...
by End User
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 48
Views: 3318

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

Waco wrote:
My quad core Haswell Xeon can keep up for 1080p transcodes of x265.

Movies? If yes, how long to convert?

Edit: sorry, transcode

Nevermind
by End User
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 48
Views: 3318

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

techguy wrote:
Storage is cheap. I have 56TB in my Plex server.

What is your setup?
by End User
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Not boot, Threadripper, (Fixed)
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: Not boot, Threadripper, help

Misplaced MB standoff shorting it out?
by End User
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 144hz, Display Port Cable Requirements
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: 144hz, Display Port Cable Requirements

My Ryzen build was temporarily KO’ed by an iffy DP cable.
by End User
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4462

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

DancinJack wrote:
End User wrote:
It goes very well with tube grubs.


Drizzle a little snail juice on 'em and mmmmmmmmmm

Perfect! :)
by End User
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4462

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

whm1974 wrote:
End User wrote:
Kopi luwak

Hell No!!! Not only is it way overpriced, but a medium size cat eats the fruit and poops out the bean at the other end. Why in Hell would anyone even drink that that? :o :roll:

It goes very well with tube grubs.
by End User
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4462

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Kopi luwak
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