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by Flying Fox
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 96
Views: 1693

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Rosetta@Home side is also running out of WUs. They are planning to add capacity soon. Also, WCG announces that they will be adding a COVID-19 related project "soon" (it's been a week and they are not fast enough to take advantage of all the exposure). Right now I have configured R@H to be ...
by Flying Fox
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mean lady gets her read handed to her.
Replies: 41
Views: 433

Re: Mean lady gets her read handed to her.

I got more laughs out of watching those car cam karma videos than this. The message behind this is somewhat serious. I also don't see why we have to laugh at the slimmer b***h either when we are supposed to have compassion for people, even the bad-mannered ones. Also, the pacing and acting were quit...
by Flying Fox
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 96
Views: 1693

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

A couple of clarifications: ⋅ You can use your own ID and join The Tech Report team (id: 2630) to contribute your points to overall TR ⋅ Only if you want to fold under the name TRFrankenbot as an aggregate entity (still under TR) that you need a passkey Side note: if you have bee...
by Flying Fox
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Distributed super-computers
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Distributed super-computers

So this is a variation of "showing off my bigger e-pen**" in the distributed world? :lol:
by Flying Fox
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Extreme Game Accelerator AIC - An idea
Replies: 39
Views: 361

Re: Extreme Game Accelerator AIC - An idea

That thing is just an adapter, not an "accelerator".

Gaming performance is still mostly bounded by GPU and CPU. I/O is still not a tier-1 factor. Even if the idea works you are still not optimizing the right area.
by Flying Fox
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm back!!! How is everyone? Is this Forum still alive?
Replies: 25
Views: 314

Re: I'm back!!! How is everyone? Is this Forum still alive?

Know anyone with a huge pile of cash who would be willing to buy it from the new owners and pump a bunch of investment into it to hire staff and acquire hardware to be reviewed? I don't think anything short of that will right this listing ship. And in the current economic climate I would question t...
by Flying Fox
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 2 tb harddrive choise
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: 2 tb harddrive choise

Buub wrote:
I generally trust Hitachi and Toshiba more than the other brands these days for spinning drives.

The usual clicking noise from the Toshiba is not inspiring confidence over the long term. Yes, I have one of their performance line 5TB drives and it seems ok so far.
by Flying Fox
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 96
Views: 1693

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Hate to say it, but if you have lower end hardware and/or not getting WUs anyway, you could divert some of your hardware resources to Rosetta@Home to help on that front. They have some COVID-19 computation going on as well.
by Flying Fox
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 96
Views: 1693

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Is an old GTX 660 still worth it? I know my CPU does not anymore.
by Flying Fox
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: USB Sharing through Network (Vir D-link DIR-882 router)
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: USB Sharing through Network (Vir D-link DIR-882 router)

Setting on the router, or an updated router firmware that added that support (unlikely)?
by Flying Fox
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Sharing non public folders on a home network
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Sharing non public folders on a home network

You need share permissions and NTFS permissions to match in order for the folders to be available. BTW, don't use that Share with certain people one, I never got that to work. Use the Advanced Share options. I tried matching share and NTFS permission, but the folders I want to share are still not a...
by Flying Fox
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Sharing non public folders on a home network
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Sharing non public folders on a home network

You need share permissions and NTFS permissions to match in order for the folders to be available. BTW, don't use that Share with certain people one, I never got that to work. Use the Advanced Share options. Also, I assume you are in workgroup mode. The easiest is to make sure you have the same user...
by Flying Fox
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: USB Sharing through Network (Vir D-link DIR-882 router)
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: USB Sharing through Network (Vir D-link DIR-882 router)

Is there a v2 (or 3) that you can also enable?
by Flying Fox
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New analytics machine -- how does this parts list look?
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: New analytics machine -- how does this parts list look?

cfOH wrote:
After I emptied the list into my shopping cart on Amazon, I deleted the list. Then I realized that broke the link here, so I removed it. Sorry.

Appreciate if you can post your final parts list for others' information.

I'm kind of pondering on a high-ish end build myself and can use some samples.
by Flying Fox
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New analytics machine -- how does this parts list look?
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: New analytics machine -- how does this parts list look?

cfOH wrote:
[[link removed]]

Why? Is your build that secretive that no one should copy? :roll:
by Flying Fox
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon RX 5600 XT - Why would you buy one?
Replies: 11
Views: 685

Re: Radeon RX 5600 XT - Why would you buy one?

Also, which vBIOS used in the benchmarks for the 5600XT?
by Flying Fox
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Sick screens and sick screen handling
Replies: 63
Views: 3063

Re: Sick screens and sick screen handling

Your normal sales at Best Buy/Fry's are not IT. Stop conflating the two and mix everything with "IT". The term is as overloaded as it is already. Anybody using some sort of tech is now labelled as IT, WTFH? :evil: I'm also not too sure what this "grey on grey thing" that you keep...
by Flying Fox
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Upgraded RAM from 16 GB to 32 GB and errors occured
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Upgraded RAM from 16 GB to 32 GB and errors occured

That's why I never boot to my real OS with new RAM until I memtest'ed it for at least overnight (it is getting longer nowadays as there are more gigabytes to cover).
by Flying Fox
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: mini usb3 that matches
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: mini usb3 that matches

Will we even get a clarification? I'm smelling some animal meat here... :roll: Now, let's make the thread a bit more useful. Assuming "capacity" means how large of USB storage (stick, HDD/SSDs), then the answer to that sort of depends on which file system the storage is formatted in? Like ...
by Flying Fox
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Lowest TDP video card?
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Lowest TDP video card?

Not sure about on the *nix side, but on Windows you need to make sure the video drivers are installed so that power management can kick it. Otherwise you won't get that 10W TDP on idle, or at the very least, get the fan to not scream. So I figure you need the drivers.
by Flying Fox
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Reputable vendors of lithium batteries (14500, 18650, etc.)?
Replies: 17
Views: 3020

Re: Reputable vendors of lithium batteries (14500, 18650, etc.)?

So what are Fenix and EBL rebrands of? Are they decent as well? Looks like Nitecore itself also sells their branded batteries.

Related question: what is the general opinion of those batteries with a micro USB port to save on getting a real charger? Giving up too much in capacity?
by Flying Fox
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PSU longevity question
Replies: 35
Views: 1090

Re: PSU longevity question

Some may disagree with me, but a mid-range Corsair CX-550 on promotion (or CX-M depending on which is on promo) is good enough for me. The OEM has changed, but 45A+ on the 12V rail (540W) and 5 year warranty are good enough for me. Not as extended as JAE, but I have a CX500 bought in 2014 and put in...
by Flying Fox
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PSU longevity question
Replies: 35
Views: 1090

Re: PSU longevity question

I hope you did not get that TT at the current Amazon price of 54.99. Today Newegg Shellshocker has the Seasonic 650W (even more amps!) at 59.99 and a 20 dollar rebate. https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-s12iii-bronze-series-ssr-650gb3-650w/p/N82E16817151228 Corsair and SS you can always wait for a sale...
by Flying Fox
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video encoding with high FPS
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Video encoding with high FPS

Because even after 5 years since the last Hobbit film, even 48fps HFR has not taken off . Playback at a lower rate will introduce judder. Besides, people seem to be just fine with regular 24fps films. So it is kind of like 3D, cool in the tech, a few "luminaries" sing its praises, but ulti...
by Flying Fox
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Can I install Apple Carplay and Android Auto at the same time on a vehicle?
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Re: Can I install Apple Carplay and Android Auto at the same time on a vehicle?

Aren't they typically pre-installed factory options? Well, you can install an aftermarket audio unit. They will have more available options. Pre-installed ones depend on which ecosystem they support. AFAICT factory units that support both are still in the minority. Or, the OP just had weird wording...
by Flying Fox
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Chinese Android phones
Replies: 29
Views: 4031

Re: Chinese Android phones

Not quite the old TR CPU/GPU matrix, but still huge lookup tables and alphabet soup that no sane person would want to bother:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTE_frequency_bands
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5G_NR_frequency_bands

Good luck :o
by Flying Fox
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Chinese Android phones
Replies: 29
Views: 4031

Re: Chinese Android phones

As mentioned by numerous others, frequency band support is the main issue. But my opinion is that the problem has actually gotten worse , not better. At least in normal people's ability to figuring things out. CDMA vs GSM/HSPA/LTE is a more well-known problem, let me explain the GSM-lineage side, an...
by Flying Fox
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Sick screens and sick screen handling
Replies: 63
Views: 3063

Re: Sick screens and sick screen handling

In the older Windows, if you right clicked on the clock in the bottom right corner, you got a context menu, and could chose to change the date settings. In those date settings, you got a view of a numbered month, which was very handy to see how much days you had left for a deadline. That doesn't ex...
by Flying Fox
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm encouraged by the changes here!
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

Re: I'm encouraged by the changes here!

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
Has the forum software been upgraded? I'm seeing some Active Topics in bold. What does that mean?

That has been there for a long time. Bolded threads are the ones that you have not read/caught up yet.
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