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by Aether
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: VHS capture software
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: VHS capture software

The site for the device you already own has a linked video for installing on Win 7. Have you tried this on Win 10 to see it it will work? If not, I've had good luck using capture devices from Hauppauge, but I have not done any analog capture in years. They presently have a device called "USB-Li...
by Aether
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 2994

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

Really, now that I realize it, auxy's approach was what managed to elicit the whole bit about how this nominator knew Scott! Either they thought better of their initial impulse, or despite their (false) protestations, they knew this was going to cost them credibility. So, despite my cautioning auxy...
by Aether
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 2994

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

Hopefully, those that make the ultimate decision at Wikipedia hew to their deletion process policy at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Introduction_to_deletion_process If you look at the points listed under "When to use the deletion process?", none of them appear to apply here. A p...
by Aether
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 2994

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

I glanced through the Wikipedia deletion policy, and I do not see how the entry for The Tech Report meets the criteria. Unfortunately, I do not already have an account on Wikipedia, and it sounds like registering now to comment on the deletion request would be counterproductive.
by Aether
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1472
Views: 57170

Re: Something's different...

I would also like a dark theme option.
by Aether
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 81
Views: 5519

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

tanker27 wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
If the Flat Earth society offers certifications in Flat Earth theory, does that make it true?


It is flat! and where can I get certified in it!? 8)


Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter!
by Aether
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 81
Views: 5519

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

This study shows that Diabetes is a direct result of fat build-up in the pancreas. Since fat intake is minimized in the Rice diet, the body has no choice but to start stripping away the layers of fat accumulated inside the body, especially in and around internal organs such as the liver, the pancre...
by Aether
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My 30 y/o fridge is clicking
Replies: 24
Views: 1061

Re: My 30 y/o fridge is clicking

Manufacturers take no account of high heat or moisture/humidity generated in appliances, and also take no steps to safeguard PCB boards against it. They could probably lower their logic board failure rates by 90% for no more than a $5 increase on the BOM, but have no interest in doing so. Interesti...
by Aether
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Lead-free piping!
Replies: 26
Views: 839

Re: Lead-free piping!

meerkt wrote:
BTW, that 13% was supposed to 0.13%; similar products with different brand names have roughly the same text.


Thank goodness; 13% is crazy for carrying anything potable. Having said that, I completely agree with Ludi's take on the situation.
by Aether
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21108

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Thanks for the update!
by Aether
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Lead-free piping!
Replies: 26
Views: 839

Re: Lead-free piping!

If it's for drinking water, I wouldn't skimp.
by Aether
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 698
Views: 20308

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

The financial case for a lease also depends on the financing deal you can get. Before I bought out the vehicle I am still driving, I leased it for 3 years. When I leased it, there was a 0% interest deal, so I did not pay any interest during those first 3 years. Also, as someone else pointed out, you...
by Aether
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Who's ready for the zombie a-PIG-alypse??
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Who's ready for the zombie a-PIG-alypse??

"The researchers hooked key blood vessels up to a device that pumped in a specially formulated chemical cocktail for six hours ..."

An imperial stout?
by Aether
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Maybe the coolest digital clock ever
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Maybe the coolest digital clock ever

Wow, outstanding job by whoever made this!
by Aether
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 and 10 - sharing folders
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: Windows 7 and 10 - sharing folders

After Homegroups was removed from Windows 10, I had issues with my file shares. I think to fix it, I up had to set the service "Function Discovery Resource Publication" to start automatically. However, at this point, I am not positive that this is what actually fixed it. (I remember I had ...
by Aether
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Disk encryption: discrete TPM vs AMD fTPM
Replies: 16
Views: 6678

Re: Disk encryption: discrete TPM vs AMD fTPM

I encrypt hard drives on home machines (with the exception of DVR video drives) just in case we were robbed so that the robber (or associates) couldn't simply pop out the hard drive and easily look through files. I would not worry about what type of TPM is being used, as I doubt that for this scenar...
by Aether
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Two specific programs take ages to launch, even after reformat
Replies: 25
Views: 3811

Re: Two specific programs take ages to launch, even after reformat

I flipped over my laptop yesterday and realized that I can change the HDD and switch to a SSD. Would it be worth the time and investment? I would still need to keep a HDD connected at all times. I produce music occassionally and the samples alone are about 300GB+ It should provide a noticeable perf...
by Aether
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Annoying marketing trend
Replies: 56
Views: 7003

Re: Annoying marketing trend

I have also seen this, and it really is annoying because the companies making this claim are obviously misleading consumers intentionally.
by Aether
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New gaming build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 20
Views: 2948

Re: New gaming build. It’s glorious!

Wow!
by Aether
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Fractals revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 3154

Re: Fractals revisited

just brew it! wrote:
Something else I've considered is showing the Mandelbrot and Julia side by side, and having a moving crosshair on the corresponding point of the Mandelbrot set.


I would like to see that.
by Aether
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD
Replies: 44
Views: 5594

Re: Windows 10 DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD

While you have the case open, consider reseating all cards, DIMMs, cables, etc.
by Aether
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: A good Wireless Router under $100?
Replies: 25
Views: 3783

Re: A good Wireless Router under $100?

You trade some simplicity for general reliability and configuration options ... and also potentially better coverage, depending on your particular house layout. My biggest advantage of going with a router + wireless access point instead of a wireless router is that I was able to put the router in t...
by Aether
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Antivirus software
Replies: 37
Views: 4057

Re: Antivirus software

I have been using Webroot for quite a while. It is not resource intensive, and monitors for bad behavior instead of just for file signatures. The price is pretty good too; I just bought a 3-license pack from Amazon for ~$20 to use for 2019.
by Aether
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Built new pc
Replies: 55
Views: 2858

Re: Built new pc

If you boot into the BIOS setup, does it reboot after a few minutes like it does when you boot into Windows? Doing this may help determine if it's a hardware issue or a Windows issue.
by Aether
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung
Replies: 29
Views: 4017

Re: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung

Ryu Connor wrote:
Worth noting that the Windows Store version of iTunes is rather compartmentalized.

https://www.howtogeek.com/352307/avoid- ... e-version/


Thanks for posting; I was unaware of this.
by Aether
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1060 No Display
Replies: 26
Views: 3399

Re: GTX 1060 No Display

Do you have the 6 or 8-pin PCIe power connector from the PSU plugged into the GTX 1060? I ask because your other card would not need this, so it would be easy to overlook.
by Aether
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Finally confirmation that Intel is going back to solder!
Replies: 15
Views: 2842

Re: Finally confirmation that Intel is going back to solder!

So let's see... >Her ring might not fly depending on the FOD control of the area. >She has zero static-safe devices (wrist strap, smock, anti-static bench material). >One would not be soldering that board on that side...nor with that >The soldering iron cable should not be going under the bench. >A...
by Aether
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Finally confirmation that Intel is going back to solder!
Replies: 15
Views: 2842

Re: Finally confirmation that Intel is going back to solder!

Great pic! What I like most is that Shutterstock apparently does not have a single employee that can recognize the multitude of problems with this photo.
by Aether
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Guild Wars 2 performance mystery deepens.
Replies: 36
Views: 10007

Re: The Guild Wars 2 performance mystery deepens.

I dunno, a loss of FPS by moving the mouse tells me that we might be looking in all the wrong places. This caught my attention as well, as I had an issue with a wireless device that may be worth mentioning. A few months back, I tried switching to a wireless keyboard with my primary computer, but I ...
by Aether
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 32
Views: 8155

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

Okay, looks like the problem is solved. It seems to have been an issue with the placement of the sticks. I put the 4GB sticks in slots 2 and 4 from the CPU. I put the 8GB stick in slot 3. Booted into Windows and now it sees all 16GB. Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I assume I will need to get ano...
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