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by Ryu Connor
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 driver confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Windows 10 driver confusion

This was created by a sneaky spammer.
by Ryu Connor
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI
Replies: 68
Views: 4512

Re: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI

I can only speak for myself, but if I worked there, and legal had advised against any statement I wouldn't want to say anything. If you're going to cause a ruckus and declare first amendment rights, then would you really want to do it over this guy? My statement isn't about some reporter going &quo...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI
Replies: 68
Views: 4512

Re: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI

Yeah, they're claiming legal, but it rings hollow. The 1st Amendment protections they have are a sufficient shield against both the FBI or SDNY trying to gag them or Bright trying to civilly sue them for libel.
by Ryu Connor
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI
Replies: 68
Views: 4512

Re: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI

As an aside, I find it distasteful that ArsTechnica hasn't reported on this. They were more than happy to dredge up ancient posts about Edward Snowden from their forums when he frequented the site years before his crime, but one of their staff gets in trouble and it's radio silence.
by Ryu Connor
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI
Replies: 68
Views: 4512

Re: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI

Hmm. I don't think the prosecutors are doing as tight a job as they are supposed to be doing. He's clearly guilty of something, but I don't think the particular law they quoted for this case is a slam dunk. There's not likely an issue, the black letter writing of the law is rarely the full scope or...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI
Replies: 68
Views: 4512

Re: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI

Just because he's been charged does not mean he is guilty. We're going to have to wait for more information 6. PETER BRIGHT, the defendant, was thereafter advised of his Miranda rights, waived those rights, and agreed to speak with law enforcement officers. Among other things, BRLGHT admitted to ha...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?
Replies: 84
Views: 13309

Re: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?

Jeez, well that beats mine. Did you disable the sleep timer or is that mitigated in other ways for that array? Sleep timer is enabled for the array, though with a long timer (30 minutes). The load cycle count is 14,006. I don't find that particularly problematic given the age. These are WD Blacks 1...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?
Replies: 84
Views: 13309

Re: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?

90,899 hours on my 4 disk raid-5 array.
by Ryu Connor
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: {Resident Evil 2 | DMC 5} + DX12 = Object flickering
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: {Resident Evil 2 | DMC 5} + DX12 = Object flickering

The RE engine does not have a good implementation of DX12. While it might be an AMD specific quirk, I'm not sure it's worth worrying about.
by Ryu Connor
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Restored Win 7 from backup, now lost localized folder names
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: Restored Win 7 from backup, now lost localized folder names

If you were going to take a cli approach to this, ImageX or DISM would have been a much better way to deal with all this.
by Ryu Connor
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2nd hop is 0.0.0.0?
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: 2nd hop is 0.0.0.0?

0.0.0.0 is the route of last resort. Every network device (including your PC) that can route traffic has that route configured by default. On business class equipment it tends to not be configured by default just in case the network administrator doesn't want a route of last resort (security/isolati...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD
Replies: 44
Views: 4189

Re: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD

I'm curious which part of the slot failed, bad solder joint or a failed power delivery component. Unlikely to ever find out the answer to that mystery.
by Ryu Connor
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD
Replies: 44
Views: 4189

Re: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD

Moving to a different slot is still working?
by Ryu Connor
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD
Replies: 44
Views: 4189

Re: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD

Windows is set to do Hybrid Sleep by default. Meaning it does sleep and hibernate at the same time. That would explain why when you finally got booted back into Windows it was in the last known good state, it booted from the hiberfil.sys. The fact it is losing the boot drive is concerning, but more ...
by Ryu Connor
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD
Replies: 44
Views: 4189

Re: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD

Seems like a good course of action. Don't make multiple changes at once. I'd start with swapping PSU(s) first. Then if that fails move to trying a different slot.
by Ryu Connor
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD
Replies: 44
Views: 4189

Re: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD

The dump file this time was not corrupted and it blames the DirectX Kernel. There are still parts of the dump file that don't make sense, like the timeframe of the watchdog violation itself. The details still make me think bad hardware. My inclination is a bad power supply. Everything seems peachy u...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: nVidia FreeSync support is coming?
Replies: 56
Views: 3289

Re: nVidia FreeSync support is coming?

Freesync monitors range from pretty good to trash. While he might be exagering the bad part, his point isn't baseless. I agree, I suspect there's likely a nugget of truth in his statement. There's also complications created by HDMI FreeSync. ⋅ There's zero chance that there aren't broken ...
by Ryu Connor
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD
Replies: 44
Views: 4189

Re: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD

Followed thru on pulling the video card, probably the same day I mentioned it (Jan 1... so 2 or 3 days ago?)... also nuked the nvidia driver from orbit with DDU. Since then it's been behaving as expected prior to BSOD-ing daily. I do have a low-mileage MSI 960 video card that I can swap in to maybe...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD
Replies: 44
Views: 4189

Re: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD

Same results as the previous dump file(s). It's completely corrupt, anything the BSOD blames is suspect when the results are tore up like this. That said, you're at the part where you're gonna have to start narrowing down the suspects. Removing the video card and running testing what happens on the ...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 120
Views: 8479

Re: Almost 20 years

bthylafh wrote:

R&P related? I don't remember seeing anything about her getting bans.


We generally don't announce bans.

Edit: As an aside, R&P is almost never a reason for a ban. That sub-forum has a unique ruleset.
by Ryu Connor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 120
Views: 8479

Re: Almost 20 years

derFunkenstein wrote:
auxy wasn’t banned that I remember.


Multiple bans.
by Ryu Connor
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD
Replies: 44
Views: 4189

Re: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD

Any ideas which bit of hardware might be the suspect, if it is hardware? CPU, mobo, RAM, PSU. Overall, for nearly 2 years this thing was rebooted almost never, only occasionally for software reasons. Even the hardware hadn't been touched since some early hard drive consolidation. Computers don't ag...
by Ryu Connor
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD
Replies: 44
Views: 4189

Re: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD

I reviewed your provided kernel dumps and they're corrupted. Whatever went wrong totally trashed the entire memory management of the OS. STACK_TEXT: fffff807`67d893a8 fffff807`682f4c4b : 00000000`00000133 00000000`00000001 00000000`00001e00 fffff807`685dc380 : 0xfffff807`6824cb40 fffff807`67d893b0 0...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: PhysX Just Went Open Source
Replies: 26
Views: 2868

Re: PhysX Just Went Open Source

Doom isn't a programmer, much less a low level one, and it strikes me that he lacks the expertise to add an educated opinion.
by Ryu Connor
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: PhysX Just Went Open Source
Replies: 26
Views: 2868

Re: PhysX Just Went Open Source

I mean, at the very least it'd be nice to see the CPU-driven portion of PhysX rewritten to use SIMD instead of grody old x87. Whether that's possible without fundamentally changing behavior for applications relying on it remains to be seen. Already is in modern versions. One of the developers who w...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: 1Password - Free Gift
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: 1Password - Free Gift

DancinJack wrote:
Not to mention you need WINE (or similar) to run it on Linux?


It has native Linux versions available from any major repository.
by Ryu Connor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Memory access priority?
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Memory access priority?

Windows Key + I > System > About Look on the right side of the menu where it says "Related settings" and click "System info" Look on the left side of the new menu and click "Advanced system settings" Look at the top where it says "Performance" and click "...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows

At this point I'm really just curious if there's a way to take care of this without the inevitable re-install [...] Yes, but it's hardly worth it. You could use the Apps & features or Programs and Features, to uninstall the various drivers on the box. How to do that when the keyboard and mouse ...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows

At this point I'm really just curious if there's a way to take care of this without the inevitable re-install [...] Yes, but it's hardly worth it. You could use the Apps & features or Programs and Features, to uninstall the various drivers on the box. Could turn to a tool like DDU to make sure ...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Spectre-Meltdown barricade
Replies: 37
Views: 5037

Re: Spectre-Meltdown barricade

Except that every vendor tries to fix it, without regard to the end-user's use-case and even when the performance impact will be very bad. And to me, that is a "big deal". You shouldn't be surprised by this. It is not the responsibility of AMD, Intel, Microsoft, or the thousands of contri...
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