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by Flying Fox
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Portable chargers
Replies: 42
Views: 558

Re: Portable chargers

My biggest issue with Ampere (I have not uninstalled it yet, so at least part of me thinks it is useful in some circumstances) is that on my free version, I cannot tell it to keep the app on, even if I set the screen timeout to like 30mins. The app will go dark (exit?) after a while anyway, affecti...
by Flying Fox
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Portable chargers
Replies: 42
Views: 558

Re: Portable chargers

Cool, I need to look into that. I do have a pass-through USB dongle that tells you voltage, current, and total power transferred thru the port, but that app sounds like it gives more detail since it knows where all the power is going inside the phone. Does it require a rooted phone? No root necessa...
by Flying Fox
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Portable chargers
Replies: 42
Views: 558

Re: Portable chargers

My "Big 3" brands for these are Anker, Aukey, and RavPower. You should be good getting from any one of these. 8)
by Flying Fox
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh
Replies: 21
Views: 1173

Re: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh

I know that APUs are and will continue to be a thing, it's just that having the GPU in its own socket would help with power delivery and heat dissipation, and possibly PCIe lane tracing as well. For weaker APU-style GPU, the separate packaging will create issues with PCIe lane tracing and additiona...
by Flying Fox
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7321

Re: Formula One 2017

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Lewis Hamilton was annoyed that Bottas wasn't slowing down to block Vettel for him instead of cutting a second a lap off of Lance Stroll's time to take second place away from the young Canadian just as they crossed the finish line.

Crybaby much? :P
by Flying Fox
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7321

Re: Formula One 2017

------ / ------ / 105.0 / 105.1 / 106.2 / 107.4 Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren / Honda - 316 kph - 35-spot penalty for new engine & gearbox ------ / ------ / 104.3 / 104.7 / 105.5 / 107.6 Fernando Alonso, McLaren / Honda - 315 kph - 40-spot penalty for new engine How do you calculate that? So they ...
by Flying Fox
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh
Replies: 21
Views: 1173

Re: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh

I know that APUs are and will continue to be a thing, it's just that having the GPU in its own socket would help with power delivery and heat dissipation, and possibly PCIe lane tracing as well. For weaker APU-style GPU, the separate packaging will create issues with PCIe lane tracing and additiona...
by Flying Fox
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: World's First Passive Liquid Cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 4501

Re: World's First Passive Liquid Cooler

One comment on the TPU site dug this up: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/silverstone-td04-pumpless-liquid-cooling,27023.html This one looks to have a smaller radiator? It is not just the noise. Fans are mechanical parts and they eventually fail. It's a matter of when not if. The less moving parts t...
by Flying Fox
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Is There a TR Guide to NAS Building?
Replies: 11
Views: 740

Re: Is There a TR Guide to NAS Building?

What parts do you have and what else do you intend to get? Mind you if you are serious about the storage having some resiliency you will need ZFS and ECC RAM, complicating things.

If your main system is beefy enough, I would still set up some VM to try out how to setup FreeNAS.
by Flying Fox
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3574

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

AMD, etailer vendors and utility companies are the only ones who are laughing to the bank. I doubt AMD is selling at the inflated prices. So they should probably not benefit from it much. They may have taken away the board maker discounts for buying more than X chips in their batches, but that's ju...
by Flying Fox
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: How recursive is the real world?
Replies: 43
Views: 2310

Re: How recursive is the real world?

You are just doing retries. Could have just rewrite this without the "recusive" call. You are already doing the async pattern which can be tricky to begin with (no CancellationToken?). Besides, your DoSomething is sync, I am not sure why you want to make this async. Ninja: what's your erro...
by Flying Fox
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed

The BlackVue's, the A118/119/s, StreetGuardians seem to get pretty consistent good reviews for me. Where did you find bad reviews for those? Do not confuse issues with the thing being bad though. None of these, especially at the ~$100 mark, is going to be perfect. Also, we need to see under what cir...
by Flying Fox
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 3272

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

bthylafh wrote:
What's the real point of *any* of his threads?

For the lolz? :lol:
by Flying Fox
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*
Replies: 71
Views: 2439

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*

meerkt wrote:
brand name

That is why a "brand name" does not mean much. Every brand has their stinker line(s).
by Flying Fox
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 3272

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

just brew it! wrote:
Maybe the thread should be renamed "What is the REAL point of this THREAD?"

Well, I kinda let it go for the lolz. And I suppose these kinds of open-ended, click-bait ish threads are what bring in the clicks and eyeballs. :o :lol:
by Flying Fox
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 3272

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

The Egg wrote:
You guys realize this is all just a matter of opinion? It's a pointless thread with no answer.

You realize who the OP is? :lol: :P
by Flying Fox
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed

Probably a dumb question but why not just go with a Go Pro and a window mount? Is there something very specific that's needed or that a "dashcam" has that a standard Go Pro doesn't? Not too dumb of a question, in fact, it has been asked quite frequently: https://www.lifewire.com/car-tech-...
by Flying Fox
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed

AFAICT the built-in wifi stuff from those cams are not the most reliable. iOS apps and those devices seem to work a bit better, but I don't research Apple stuff as much. Do dashcams generally attract smash-and-grab thieves? It depends on a few variables: whether the models you chose are flashy or st...
by Flying Fox
Sun May 28, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7321

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: 3321

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: 833

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: 1310

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: 753

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: 1306

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: 1581

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: 585

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: 28
Views: 2277

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: 518

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: 526

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: 103
Views: 7321

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: