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by PenGun
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?
Replies: 46
Views: 6357

Re: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?

 I actually though you were a smart person. I'm easily fooled it's true. ;) All you got is googele fu and a bad attitude.
by PenGun
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Audiophilia nervosa
Replies: 126
Views: 9508

Re: Audiophilia nervosa

 One of the things that drive this affliction is that once you get a fairly decent system running, almost anything you change will make a change in the sound. This drives the bead people et al, as they can produce a slight change which they claim is a huge improvement. What? No. The only change the...
by PenGun
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?
Replies: 46
Views: 6357

Re: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?

 A bit tweaked are we?   IPC is the constant conversation an OS has with it's self. It is my theory, stated in my first post on this subject, that the IPC in win 10 is handled a bit better than the IPC in win 7, resulting in noticeable smoothing in game.  Calling me names is fun for you, I can work ...
by PenGun
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?
Replies: 46
Views: 6357

Re: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?

Really. You don't understand that there are a crap load of processes running in an OS, windows especially. My guess, because that's all it is, is that win 10 does IPC better than win 7, so my game is smoother.. My "guess", and that isn't all it is, is that you have no clue whatsoever what...
by PenGun
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Audiophilia nervosa
Replies: 126
Views: 9508

Re: Audiophilia nervosa

 One of the things that drive this affliction is that once you get a fairly decent system running, almost anything you change will make a change in the sound. This drives the bead people et al, as they can produce a slight change which they claim is a huge improvement.  The hard part is actually pro...
by PenGun
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?
Replies: 46
Views: 6357

Re: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?

If I remember correctly, most forms of inter process communication haven't really changed much over the past 30 years or so.  Now we have clouds, and grids, and whatnot running around, but it's all still built on the same pipes, sockets and message queues that we had before. More to the point: ESO,...
by PenGun
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?
Replies: 46
Views: 6357

Re: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?

Inter Process Communication Oh? So ESO is implemented as a pack of processes using COM or something, which is notably faster on Windows 10? Or is it literally just a single-instance of eso.exe (like every other games...  :roll: ) and you're just completely making this whole thing up? https://www.go...
by PenGun
Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?
Replies: 46
Views: 6357

Re: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?

 Inter Process Communication
by PenGun
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?
Replies: 46
Views: 6357

Re: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?

Win 10. I went to win 10 while I was playing ESO and it was immediately apparent that things were smoother, quite a bit smoother. Frame rate was about the same but it just ran better. Better IPC is my guess. Is "Win 10" a new computer chip or something? I thought we were talking about Win...
by PenGun
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?
Replies: 46
Views: 6357

Re: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?

 Win 10. I went to win 10 while I was playing ESO and it was immediately apparent that things were smoother, quite a bit smoother. Frame rate was about the same but it just ran better. Better IPC is my guess. 
by PenGun
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4309
Views: 619218

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

 One of my favorites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qurVdB-HwUU

 I have an 8G high bitrate file.
by PenGun
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Audiophilia nervosa
Replies: 126
Views: 9508

Re: Audiophilia nervosa

I've paid to read this crap for 30 years only because every year they have one poor soul whose job is to rumble around in the real world and note those bits of gear that punch far above their price tags.  They keep doing it and I'm eternally grateful.   It's why I bought My Sonic Frontiers SFL-1 Si...
by PenGun
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: The Great Re-Encoding
Replies: 64
Views: 7107

Re: The Great Re-Encoding

 I have about 100G on disc. I just put what I wanted to listen to next, no plan really, and it's a small part of my collection. Anyhoo what I do is so simple: Stuff CD in player/burner. Create dir with name of album and go in it. cdparanoia -B  To play: Go in dir xmms .   I am terminally lazy ... oh...
by PenGun
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ballistic Cases?
Replies: 55
Views: 2386

Re: Ballistic Cases?

 I think a Fallout 4 Survival, full conversion mod, might be able to do this justice.

  
by PenGun
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Moving Just Photos in a Gallery Album to my computer
Replies: 6
Views: 1964

Re: Moving Just Photos in a Gallery Album to my computer

 There are also both good file managers, File Commander is one, and a few terminals as well that you can do most anything on your Android system. Acquire root and you can do anything at all.

 Probably not what you are looking for. ;)
by PenGun
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Must Have Programs!
Replies: 184
Views: 177010

Re: Must Have Programs!

biffzinker wrote:
PenGun wrote:
Firefox for surfing on the small screen and Chrome for entertainment on the big screen.

Shouldn't that be Cyberfox?

 No sound, it's not picking up ALSA I guess. I may or may not fool with it some more. ;)
by PenGun
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Must Have Programs!
Replies: 184
Views: 177010

Re: Must Have Programs!

biffzinker wrote:
PenGun wrote:
Firefox for surfing on the small screen and Chrome for entertainment on the big screen.

Shouldn't that be Cyberfox?

 I dunno, downloading it now. Chrome on Linux is just better at video than the fox.
by PenGun
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Build - Open to suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 3038

Re: New Build - Open to suggestions

whm1974 wrote:
kelaynak wrote:
Dont waste your money to Asrock (with alot of problem). You look asus or msi moatherboards.

I've been using an ASRock motherboard for the last three years with no problems.

 I have lost stuff from almost everyone. Only EVGA has never given me an RMA.
by PenGun
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: IP Address Management
Replies: 31
Views: 3601

Re: IP Address Management

 I'm not sure it would be any use but I used to play with Cheops quite a bit in the old days. Does nice network pictures from nmap among other things. I think Ubuntu has it in repo.

  https://nmap.org/soc/images/cheops-ss-big.jpg
by PenGun
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Must Have Programs!
Replies: 184
Views: 177010

Re: Must Have Programs!

 Back from the dead several times. My old post still stands.  Bash, Midnight Commander and a web browser. MC does all my entertainment, it's hooked into all the file types, and invokes whatever in needed when that Enter button gets hit. Mplayer, I finally looked at the GUI on my new install to get t...
by PenGun
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Build - Open to suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 3038

Re: New Build - Open to suggestions

 The 2x16 for RAM is right but the point of DDR4 is speed. Get something faster, if at all possible.
by PenGun
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New tech site purportedly worth following
Replies: 16
Views: 1990

Re: New tech site purportedly worth following

 I had 5 at one time. Just the vanity site now.
by PenGun
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Grado
Replies: 91
Views: 10008

Re: Grado

 I've run tube amps for a long time. I dealt tubes for a while, and was able to put a pretty nice system together, fairly cheaply.

 I like em', a lot. They make digital input easier to take, and do sound wonderful.
by PenGun
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: board goes in a loop
Replies: 11
Views: 1985

Re: board goes in a loop

 Just went through mildly serious pain with an old Biostar doing stuff like this. Video card was keeping the BIOS from starting, and when it did boot, it bypassed the BIOS entry. I'm still not sure what happened to the GTX 750, but I blame windows. (not really) Tossed in my backup GTX 460 and up it ...
by PenGun
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Grado
Replies: 91
Views: 10008

Re: Grado

 Superbestaudiofriends. Awesome, a small look round and I'll guess they are about as useful for audio, as South Park's super best friends are for religion.  As an audiophile for many decades I have been there. These mock everything subjective, places, only prosper because the actual quality of moder...
by PenGun
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Microsoft Powershell - customers didn't like that it was Windows-only - now cross platform
Replies: 19
Views: 2387

Re: Microsoft Powershell - customers didn't like that it was Windows-only - now cross platform

 I was surprised to find, according to wiki, that less 2% of the top million servers run windows. Since M$ wants windows SQL to run on Linux, which make perfect sense for their cloud crap, this is just another tool for that effort. MS lost the battle for the web years ago.  I know that, I was surpr...
by PenGun
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Microsoft Powershell - customers didn't like that it was Windows-only - now cross platform
Replies: 19
Views: 2387

Re: Microsoft Powershell - customers didn't like that it was Windows-only - now cross platform

 I was surprised to find, according to wiki, that less 2% of the top million servers run windows. Since M$ wants windows SQL to run on Linux, which make perfect sense for their cloud crap, this is just another tool for that effort. Surprised?  You must not be in software.   Also, you must mean MSSQ...
by PenGun
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Grado
Replies: 91
Views: 10008

Re: Grado

 I used to have a pair of AKG K240 phones. They were very detailed and you could hear stuff almost nothing else would reveal. The bass was rolled off pretty high up and I did not like listening through them all that much. Sold them to friend for his home studio setup, which they, of course, were per...
by PenGun
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Microsoft Powershell - customers didn't like that it was Windows-only - now cross platform
Replies: 19
Views: 2387

Re: Microsoft Powershell - customers didn't like that it was Windows-only - now cross platform

 I was surprised to find, according to wiki, that less 2% of the top million servers run windows. Since M$ wants windows SQL to run on Linux, which make perfect sense for their cloud crap, this is just another tool for that effort.
by PenGun
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 952
Views: 138868

Re: What are you playing right now?

 It is. A great game.
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