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by Aether
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 208
Views: 9108

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

The biggest risk by far is outdated/unpatched web browsers. Your web browser implicitly runs untrusted code all the time (in the form of JavaScript on web pages). This opens the possibility of malicious code on a web page using the Spectre vulnerability to leak information from outside the JavaScri...
by Aether
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others

I had an issue that was similar to this (but not exactly the same) when one of my machines recently updated to version 1709. The machine in question had originally run Vista and had been been upgraded to 7 and then to 10, and it ended up still having SMB v1 running instead of SMB 2/3. As a result, t...
by Aether
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others

churin wrote:
There are three pcs, A, B, and C. W10 v.1709 is on A and B, and v.1511 on B.


Could you clarify which was recently upgraded from 1511 to 1709? You have "B" listed twice and "C" not listed.
by Aether
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others

Are each of the three PCs connected by wired connection to the router (as opposed to connecting wirelessly), and if so, is each PC connected directly to the router (as opposed to connecting by a intervening network device like a switch)? FWIW, some routers have a function that can isolate wireless c...
by Aether
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others

Are the three PCs on the same subnet behind your router and just using the network switch functionality of the router? If so, I would not think that the name of the problematic PC on the router would matter. Have you already tried rebooting the router?
by Aether
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Netgear Router...Config Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: New Netgear Router...Config Questions

Captain Ned wrote:
Never tried same, simply because I don't trust router firmware to not be too flaky in this area.


Same.
by Aether
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)
Replies: 34
Views: 2350

Re: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)

Vhalidictes wrote:
The warranty length depends on.... where you bought the drive.


Wow, the idea of attaching a warranty to a SKU instead of to a hardware design would have never occurred to me, which is one of the many reasons why I ended up in engineering instead of marketing.
by Aether
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)
Replies: 34
Views: 2350

Re: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)

meerkt wrote:
Solution: Find S/Ns before buying!


The Egg wrote:
The drive warranty will be in effect for exactly as long as it lasts*. If you have any questions, please refer to this document.


Problem solved; next! :D
by Aether
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)
Replies: 34
Views: 2350

Re: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)

I failed the challenge. It looks like they expect that you should just buy the drive, and when it fails, you can type the drive's serial number into the page at:

https://www2.hgst.com/portal/site/en/support/warranty/

so they can inform you that it's out of warranty. ;)
by Aether
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: audio books to USB
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: audio books to USB

CDex can be configured to put the track number in the file name and in the file properties, and once it is set up, it is very automated. However, you might have to walk him through the initial setup. If this does not fix the problem, he may need to investigate if the stereo was unintentionally set t...
by Aether
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: I7 8700 reaching 100C
Replies: 86
Views: 6738

Re: I7 8700 reaching 100C

The bad news is even with a normal core voltage(1.19Vmax) and all 3 case fans running at max it still reaches 100C in the end, it just takes much longer to reach that temp than it did with the higher voltage. I'll report back on the temps when the new cooler is here. That makes me wonder if the hea...
by Aether
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ASUS H110-Plus with PCI
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: ASUS H110-Plus with PCI

just brew it! wrote:
That's a seriously oddball motherboard for a current platform like LGA 1151.


I saw that it's also sporting a parallel connector, so it must have been designed for users needing compatibility with old hardware.
by Aether
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Buying eyeglasses online
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: Buying eyeglasses online

Decided to give online prescription eyeglasses a go for the first time (ordered from Zenni), and they just arrived today. I have to say, I'm quite pleased. Thanks for posting your experience. I have trouble finding frames at the optometrist that fit my face, and I am always galled by how much I end...
by Aether
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?

A coworker of mine has been happy with the free edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. It is set up so that it will start a backup when the portable USB drive is plugged in and eject the drive when the backup is done.
by Aether
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Modern Apps Broken Again!?
Replies: 15
Views: 1114

Re: Modern Apps Broken Again!?

But the Windows Start menu and all of the Win 10 menus for settings are a part of the Windows 10 Modern apps suite. If it breaks you cant open any of those new things. I was unaware of this; good thing to know. I have not had a reason to use modern apps, and I may purposely avoid them if there is t...
by Aether
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: File system stops responding in new build - SOLVED
Replies: 16
Views: 1153

Re: File system stops responding in new build

I've had similar issues when a drive wasn't responding properly. Took a look in CrystalDiskMark and found the SATA interface speeds (that's right, the bus speed, not even measuring the actual throughput) were dropping from 6Gbps to 3Gbps to 1.5Gbps. Eventually the system would stutter and freeze to...
by Aether
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Greyed our iPhone icons
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Re: Greyed our iPhone icons

Typically, the only time I have seen an icon grayed out is right before ios starts updating the program. I think maybe I saw something like your situation when I had a program that ios thought it should update but couldn't. In my situation, it was an app that I wasn't using anymore, so I deleted it....
by Aether
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Brush your teeth in just 10 seconds..
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: Brush your teeth in just 10 seconds..

Since everyone's mouth is exactly the same size and shape, this should work just fine. ;)
by Aether
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 9158

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

I cut the serving size in half. That's great if you are only using 1 tsp of sugar per serving, given how much sugar you used to be consuming in each serving of soda. Once your taste buds have adjusted to this new norm, you should try cutting the sugar in half again to see if this works. In addition...
by Aether
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 128
Views: 5408

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

I'm going to hijack this travesty of this thread to ask if there is any decaffeinated brand that can compare to bold dark caffeinated coffee. I try and manage caffeine intake but miss that intoxicating taste. While I have had decaf that I would call good, I have never had any with the same flavor c...
by Aether
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 9158

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Not to be too preachy, but there really isn't any beverage that you should be drinking other than water if health is your main concern. Even coffee, tea, and milk have their downsides. I don't agree with this statement. There is mounting evidence that moderate coffee consumption is not deleterious ...
by Aether
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 128
Views: 5408

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

End User wrote:
Kopi luwak


I'll also pass on coffee from crapped-out beans.
by Aether
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 128
Views: 5408

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Also, if you are using a drip coffee maker, proof your grounds - with the coffee in the filter, but before you close the door, slowly pour about 30 ml (1 oz.) of cold water over the grounds and let them sit for a few minutes. Then close the door and start the brewing. The grounds will have have dam...
by Aether
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 9158

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

just brew it! wrote:
If you can make it a week you can make it permanent!


Absolutely. Nice work making it this far, whm1974!
by Aether
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 128
Views: 5408

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Oxidation is also the reason that pre-ground coffee is not nearly as good as coffee made from beans that you ground that day. Once you expose the surface of the grounds to air, they start oxidizing and losing flavor. Sealed pods slow this process way down, so I think they are better than coffee brew...
by Aether
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 128
Views: 5408

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Regarding K-cup pods, the advantage is that you make the coffee right when you want it. When you make coffee, it starts oxidizing as soon as it finishes brewing. The more it oxidizes, the less complex the flavor, so I don't like coffee that has been sitting around for more than a short time. While p...
by Aether
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 128
Views: 5408

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

The last time I had a fresh brewed cup of Folgers coffee, it tasted decent. If Folgers takes OK to you, there's no sense in seeking out more expensive options. There are two types of coffee beans, arabica and robusto. Arabica tastes much better, but robusto is much easier to grow. (Arabica plants a...
by Aether
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Moniter goes black after startup
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: Moniter goes black after startup

Can you connect your video card to your monitor via DVI instead of HDMI to verify that your new Windows install is not doing something weird with the HDMI port?