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by End User
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: HTPC/file server
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: HTPC/file server

AMDisDEC wrote:
Doing the same, but with this embedded board.

http://www.congatec.com/en/products/com ... -b7ac.html

4x 10GbE?
by End User
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: HTPC/file server
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: HTPC/file server

As someone who has been down this path (too many times): don't combine your HTPC and your NAS/file server. Build two boxes, one suited to each task. I'd take it one step further. Don't combine you fileserver/media front end server/HTPC. This is good advice. It's better to ignore your budget and jus...
by End User
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: HTPC/file server
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: HTPC/file server

Waco wrote:
As someone who has been down this path (too many times): don't combine your HTPC and your NAS/file server. Build two boxes, one suited to each task.

I'd take it one step further. Don't combine you fileserver/media front end server/HTPC.
by End User
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: HTPC/file server
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: HTPC/file server

Build a Linux server but let it feed content to a Chromecast or Apple TV via Plex (or something similiar).
by End User
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How much of the Vega team is devoted to Apple drivers?
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: How much of the Vega team is devoted to Apple drivers?

Flying Fox wrote:
I thought Apple writes their own drivers?

I know a chap who works for AMD that is on the AMD Apple drivers team.
by End User
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Clean install W10 on Surface Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Clean install W10 on Surface Pro

Wow. That is terrible.
by End User
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

You totally glazed over the fact I was on a high speed train half way across the world and remote performance was fine. Yeah, you were on a premier rail line in the world's financial capital. Why would JBI be warranted in assuming this was normal? I would not do it if it was not as good as local. I...
by End User
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

1. Given that the OP is looking at a MBP, I assume mobility is part of the use case. Using a dedicated VM server will require a reliable, high-speed mobile broadband connection at all times, which may be an unwarranted assumption. Recommending a remote VM solution before we even know what the OP wa...
by End User
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

IMO if you plan to run anything with a modern GUI in a VM while also using the host OS for other tasks, 16GB should be considered a bare minimum. 32GB would be better. A decidated VM server is the way to go. 1. Given that the OP is looking at a MBP, I assume mobility is part of the use case. Using ...
by End User
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

I'm also not sure how well Windows 10 is going to work running from a remote server, but I suspect the answer is "not particularly well"... I’m on a Eurostar headed to London. I just remoted into a Windows 10 Pro VM on my home ESXi server via my iPad Pro. Performance was excellent via my ...
by End User
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

just brew it! wrote:
If you're going to be running VMs you want more than 8GB. Period.

I was running VMs on my 2015 MacBook and that had 8GB (and a Core M).

Ideally you want 16GB if you want to run VMs locally on a MacBook although your best option is running VMs on a beefy server and accessing them remotely.
by End User
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 14714

Re: Formula One 2017

Porsche in F1 = Awesome Possum

Side note: I'll be on a Porsche factory tour and museum visit tomorrow! :)
by End User
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2162

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

Does Jack Bauer live underground with Bluetooth turned off?
by End User
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2162

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

DrCR wrote:
End User wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
That could probably be said of 95% of the posts on this forum. Why complain specifically about this one?

It does apply to ever end user.

There's more than one of you?

We are everywhere!
by End User
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2162

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

just brew it! wrote:
End User wrote:
The title of your post is lacking key information.

That could probably be said of 95% of the posts on this forum. Why complain specifically about this one?

It does apply to ever end user.
by End User
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2162

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

The title of your post is lacking key information.
by End User
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Your Impressions of Curved Monitors
Replies: 29
Views: 1639

Re: Your Impressions of Curved Monitors

VA displays that I have used have been brutally bad. I have one out of four) IPS display with bad bleed but it is rare to see it during normal usage. I'll replace it with another IPS display at some point. If it came down to an IPS with bad bleed or a VA display I'd take the IPS display in a heartbe...
by End User
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Your Impressions of Curved Monitors
Replies: 29
Views: 1639

Re: Your Impressions of Curved Monitors

I've never used one for extended periods of time but I've seen quite a number of them at shows and the occasional electronics store. My take is that 30+ curved makes more sense than 30+ flat unless you sit really far away from it. Oddly enough, as much as I hate 16:9 compared to 16:10 I actually ki...
by End User
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget
Replies: 69
Views: 2344

Re: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget

I've not had a problem switching between Linux and Windows booting via the BIOS.
by End User
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2451

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

OMG!

Don't fracking worry about it. All batteries lose life and die.
by End User
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3494
Views: 515390

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

just brew it! wrote:
Getting back to female singer...

There is only one:

Polly Jean Harvey
by End User
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3494
Views: 515390

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The Right Thing Right (live)

Johnny Marr
by End User
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2451

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

Chrispy_ wrote:
Battery:
Lithium batteries wear out faster when they're flat. Keep them topped up when possible and if you can, avoid running them all the way down to zero.

Jeez. Who the hell does that? I keep it plugged in at all times to avoid any "f@cking hell" moments.
by End User
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2451

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

I've never worried about how to take care of a laptop. Just be kind to it.

HDD!?!?!?

Get a SSD stat!
by End User
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Your Impressions of Curved Monitors
Replies: 29
Views: 1639

Re: Your Impressions of Curved Monitors

I've owned both 34" flat and 34" curved monitors and prefer the flat. At 27-32", the curve is pretty pointless. But my use case is a bit unique (monitor doubles as television). It could be that the curve is useless alltogether. I would love to compare my curved 38” display to a simil...
by End User
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Your Impressions of Curved Monitors
Replies: 29
Views: 1639

Re: Your Impressions of Curved Monitors

I'm using a curved 38" 3840x1600 display at home. It took me a week or two to get used to it but all is good. It now feels weird when I use any of my 27" 2560x1440 displays.
by End User
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 14714

Re: Formula One 2017

by End User
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Think you're going to repurpose that USB HDD? Think again
Replies: 23
Views: 1840

Re: Think you're going to repurpose that USB HDD? Think again

If you really cared in the first place you would have purchase both a 2.5" enclosure and standalone 2.5" HDD. This is a dumb statement, and saying it makes you look dumb. These drives may be purchased and used as external drives, but when the USB crap hits the fan, it'd be nice to try to ...
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