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by Flying Fox
Sun May 28, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5715

Re: Formula One 2017

Looks like the track got the better of a bunch of newbies.
by Flying Fox
Sun May 28, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: i5 6500 Crashes when idle
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

Re: i5 6500 Crashes when idle

The RAM is GeIL. Their RMA process was eh. Kinda similar to Gigabyte's RMA, except they communicate even less but they ship faster (once they tested my RAM, they shipped out a new set from Taiwan and I got it the NEXT DAY). I ran Memtest86 on the replacement set for 21 hours with the *bad* CPU and ...
by Flying Fox
Sat May 27, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Levitra prezzo in farmacia
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Levitra prezzo in farmacia

I'm now officially baffled. Mods will get to spam posts eventually, but not necessarily in realtime. We will usually just move the thread to the junk yard and swing the "Hammer of Banning (HoB) +4" to the poster. This is why you should use the Report function to let the mods know about th...
by Flying Fox
Wed May 24, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Core i9 vs. The Threadripper Preview
Replies: 31
Views: 906

Re: Core i9 vs. The Threadripper Preview

replace her current A10-7850 Kaveri setup. She just uses it for Windows 10, websurfing, email, and Office 2013 The A10-7850 can't handle those tasks? Yeah, no kidding! If that system feels sluggish for web/e-mail/office tasks, something is seriously messed up (or it is still using a mechanical HDD ...
by Flying Fox
Tue May 23, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Roger Moore
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: RIP Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore 8)

:cry:
by Flying Fox
Sat May 20, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS4 Future
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: PS4 Future

Basic question: do you have a 4K TV to play those Blurays?
by Flying Fox
Thu May 18, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose
Replies: 53
Views: 1275

Re: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose

whm1974 wrote:
Looks like I should have given this more thought before I created this thread.

That pretty much applies to most of your threads, eh? Good advice for yourself. :P
by Flying Fox
Fri May 12, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Transfer Large Files From Remote Site Securely
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Transfer Large Files From Remote Site Securely

Mega? Assuming both sides can do 50GB+ transfers reasonably fast and without caps.
by Flying Fox
Fri May 12, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: VME Broken on AMD Ryzen
Replies: 24
Views: 1512

Re: VME Broken on AMD Ryzen

Concupiscence wrote:
wingless wrote:
I run a Pentim 200MMX on Win98SE for 16-bit software. Real DOS on real hardware is better.


At this point sourcing the real hardware's just too much of a hassle. And I say this as someone who's got a 6 MB Canopus Pure3D sitting in his parts bin.

Just ask Starfalcon? :P :lol:
by Flying Fox
Sat May 06, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: vSphere or Hyper-V for hypervisor
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: vSphere or Hyper-V for hypervisor

I also like how vSphere is a "bare metal" hypervisor. Hyper-V is a server roll and as such competes with physical resources with the host operating system. That does not sound cricket to me. Not completely bare metal, but if your host server is purely for hosting VMs, you can use Server 2...
by Flying Fox
Thu May 04, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: PC World article on RISC-V
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: PC World article on RISC-V

Well, the original RISC-V IP is BSD-licensed, so I'd guess that SiFive's implementation isn't open source. SiFive is working on vector extensions, which will be helpful for high-performance computing. The core RISC-V design being promoted by RISC-V Foundation will remain constant, but SiFive has fo...
by Flying Fox
Mon May 01, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5715

Re: Formula One 2017

JustAnEngineer wrote:
11 Lance Stroll, Williams / Mercedes 98.9s, 316 kph

And Canada is celebrating like a championship for his first finish of his career. :lol:
by Flying Fox
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Cannot Index one of my HDDs
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Cannot Index one of my HDDs

With those other search programs, is it as easy as Windows i.e. is there a search box constantly onscreen or do you have to fire up the search program first? One step back is to pin the search app on Start/Taskbar. I was missing the ability to grep things. :) Increase your geek creds with cygwin+gr...
by Flying Fox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: How secure is Android ecosystem for data & privacy security?
Replies: 31
Views: 1879

Re: How secure is Android ecosystem for data & privacy security?

I dont agree this. A lot of malware apps in the store. Android system looking sweety and nice but security is low. Apple ecosystem generaly more secure than droids. Google Play store should be pretty good since they actively scan for stuff (like Apple) and take down relatively quick (can do better ...
by Flying Fox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: How secure is Android ecosystem for data & privacy security?
Replies: 31
Views: 1879

Re: How secure is Android ecosystem for data & privacy security?

generally, android devices are secure. it's us, the users, who aren't. Android as an operating system is very secure. It has multiple layers of protection to keep malware at bay, and it requires your specific permission to do almost anything that could lead to your data or the system being compromi...
by Flying Fox
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Shield K1 out of production?
Replies: 19
Views: 1356

Re: Shield K1 out of production?

It's pretty appalling how little Android tablets have improved since 2013, and in some regards have actually gotten worse. The Nexus 7 had a quad-core Krait CPU, with pretty powerful out-of-order cores. Most devices in a similar price range these days have crappy A7/A53 in-order cores. I just found...
by Flying Fox
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Free file hosts with decent storage capacity?
Replies: 19
Views: 1146

Re: Free file hosts with decent storage capacity?

The problem with Mega is their annoying non-standard downloading. Or do they offer now plain HTTP downloading? Beggars can't be choosers. You want huge capacity, then you have to live with it. You don't need the special client anymore. Just straight up browser (at least on Chrome) would do. If you ...
by Flying Fox
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Free file hosts with decent storage capacity?
Replies: 19
Views: 1146

Re: Free file hosts with decent storage capacity?

OneDrive is 5 gigs free.

Box.com is 10gigs free, but 250MB per file limit (meaning you have to use multi-part zip/rar/7z to break stuff up).

Ninja: Mega.nz (of Kim Dotcom fame) is 50gigs free too.
by Flying Fox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Core i3 or Core i5 for family?
Replies: 31
Views: 1174

Re: Core i3 or Core i5 for family?

I do realize I am late to the party, but I have to ask: Why not laptop? It would suffice to your parents' use case, and add portability to the table. The parents may not appreciate the smallish laptop screens, nor the smallish keyboards. Some of them may have grown up on the typewriter and will not...
by Flying Fox
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Portable mp3 player/speaker system
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: Portable mp3 player/speaker system

Audioengine A2+ . Has RCA, 3.5mm, and USB input. Audioengine B2 . Two channels in one box. Has 3.5mm and Bluetooth aptX. Buy either from the Audioengine website and you get 30 days trial period. I think we have a winner here if the budget is that high. :D In order to use the DAC inside the speakers...
by Flying Fox
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Portable mp3 player/speaker system
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: Portable mp3 player/speaker system

This looks promising for under $20. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ARGLC94/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3O6Y5BGJWKEAL All such devices tend toward mediocre, although if your goal is simply to step up from integrated laptop speakers, almost anything will be better. Are ope...
by Flying Fox
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Shield K1 out of production?
Replies: 19
Views: 1356

Re: Shield K1 out of production?

B&H seems to be out of stock. Newegg, Best Buy and Amazon seem to still have them listed. Get it while you can. Nothing else at that price which is as good. Or else you will need to jump to the $300 bracket, which will be touching the new iPad territory (if you are into the 9" class tablets...
by Flying Fox
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Core i3 or Core i5 for family?
Replies: 31
Views: 1174

Re: Core i3 or Core i5 for family?

if you can get a G4560, its a real i3 Yeah, there's no point in getting a desktop i3 anymore when the G4560 is half the price and basically equivalent to the i3-6100. That choice may be harder to accomplish on OEM builds though. That said, I think that's all your parents need. Putting an SSD into a...
by Flying Fox
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Bye, Bloomfield: First Big PC Overhaul
Replies: 55
Views: 2309

Re: Bye, Bloomfield: First Big PC Overhaul

What's the advantage of the X370 if you don't plan on multiple video cards? Other than the PCIe lanes I'm wondering what the draw is... At least for me, the extra PCIe lanes is exactly why I would go with an X370 over the B series. Extra lanes = extra NVME drives down the line. I'm already at the p...
by Flying Fox
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Bye, Bloomfield: First Big PC Overhaul
Replies: 55
Views: 2309

Re: Bye, Bloomfield: First Big PC Overhaul

My 875K with GTX660 only managed to pull 300W max at the wall/UPS when I am doing both CPU and GPU folding. I don't think you can easily breach 300W total system draw, and that means a 750W PSU will give you less than 50% load, and most of the time when you are idle, the load will be even less. So 7...
by Flying Fox
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM prices
Replies: 32
Views: 2153

Re: RAM prices

just brew it! wrote:
You people and your bitchin' about $10/GB RAM... :roll:

Way back in the day, I paid $16/KB. Yup, kilobyte.

Now get off my lawn! :wink:

Kids these days... they are really spoiled :lol: :P
by Flying Fox
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Audio Chipsets Comparison for Surround sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Audio Chipsets Comparison for Surround sound?

meerkt wrote:
Why not HDMI?

It depends on the OP's receiver. Older models may not have enough HDMI inputs, or none at all.
by Flying Fox
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Can't boot with four dimms
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Can't boot with four dimms

Most important question: are they all the same sticks?
by Flying Fox
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD reliability
Replies: 43
Views: 1689

Re: SSD reliability

PS: If you wonder why I keep inquiring about SSDs, even though I'm not the buyer, it's because he can't even make the difference between bit and bytes and he has me doing his maintenance for him when necessary. :roll: (that's why he put me to pick his laptop for him, btw). IMO you are losing your g...
by Flying Fox
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Nokia to go Full Nexus?
Replies: 16
Views: 704

Re: Nokia to go Full Nexus?

Nokia did, in fact, have top-end hardware, even for mid-range phones. The "hardware" that I'm talking about is of course the camera. You can get by with less RAM. You can get by with no SD slot You can get by with missing features (who even uses NFC anyway?) But a crummy camera is forever...