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by Welch
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Chrome - Can't scroll on specific website, specific computer
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Chrome - Can't scroll on specific website, specific computer

I've got an odd issue on a customers machine. They can't scroll on their own website /shrug. I've tried about everything possible from resetting Chrome, fully uninstalling it and running cleanup afterwards, manually deleting cookies for the site and all others, creating a new profile, starting dead ...
by Welch
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft acquires GitHub
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Microsoft acquires GitHub

Microsoft will screw it up, like they do all acquisitions. I guess you are right, it could be worse. Google could buy it and segment it into 1000 different products and eventually kill or sell it off.
by Welch
Thu May 03, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 7 2700
Replies: 17
Views: 3360

Re: Ryzen 7 2700

3.4 all-core isn't too bad for the same power usage as a 1700. The 1700s here are render nodes, where performance/Watt matters and they mostly run at 3.2GHz on all cores, so that's an efficiency improvement from the new process node, by the looks of it. If you're using faster RAM, that's something ...
by Welch
Thu May 03, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4067
Views: 576029

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

jackbomb wrote:
The Floppotron - At Doom's Gate


I enjoyed that WAY too much. Other than the floppies, I think I have almost everything needed to make a setup like that. People have way too much time, and the results are glorious.
by Welch
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 89
Views: 10062

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

I have read this thread and seen what has actually happened and I'll say Now that's thinking like an Nvidia lawyer! Seriously. They have obviously vetted this pretty carefully but the arm twisting is real. Vendors like Asus and MSI have invested heavily in brands like RoG and Fatal1ty over a period...
by Welch
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 34094

Re: Video card prices

My PNY GTX970 has just started getting bad coil whine over the last few weeks (bought it 2 years ago). It's actually coming out of my sound card's right channel and manifesting itself as static/hiss in my speakers (I did an L/R swap, new RCA cables and swapped 2 different amps to verify). When game...
by Welch
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank
Replies: 10
Views: 5152

Re: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank

Frosting would probably cost a bit as it requires you to take it somewhere to have it done. Depends, how do you feel about a DIY experiment using glass etching cream? Interesting idea... How consistent could that look? I know you can do something like a soda blaster too. I'm curious how tough those...
by Welch
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 3034
Views: 632702

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

I assumed it was a low light, very slow shutter shot of a train crossing. The white "fog" would be the side of grey/white covered hopper cars and you are seeing the scene on the other side exposed through the gaps in the cars. Yeah I noticed it was a train, just curious about the other se...
by Welch
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank
Replies: 10
Views: 5152

Re: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank

mirror tinting or fronting the panel. Painting glass takes way to much effort Here I thought my painting suggestion required the least effort and cost....oh well. Cost, maybe. Effort though would require you to use a really good paint or somehow make the surface a bit roughed up to accept the paint...
by Welch
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 3921

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

Thanks for the exchange as well, the one key thing I hadn't seen was that his discs were stamped to represent themselves as official copyrighted Microsoft disks. If nothing else, that would be a sign he was intentionally trying to decieve people of where the discs come from. That sort of changes may...
by Welch
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank
Replies: 10
Views: 5152

Re: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank

Good feedback, I love the idea of either mirror tinting or fronting the panel. Painting glass takes way to much effort and requires a specific paint. I'm sure the right person could make it look really good. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who finds the Evolv lines/case attractive. On second look...
by Welch
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank
Replies: 10
Views: 5152

Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank

I guess I'm falling into the marketing and hype train on tempered and hell, even RGB right now. I'm going to be doing a build that includes the 2700x, 16GB of RAM, 1TB M.2 among other things. I'm trying to find the right case for the system and really think I love the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv. Somethin...
by Welch
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 34094

Re: Video card prices

I missed an Office Max online only purchase for $100 off an MSI RX 580 4GB. Brought it down to $249.99! That sucker sold ultra fast. Even with it being the 4GB version I was ready to buy it up at fairly close to MSRP.
by Welch
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 3921

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

Yes, the guy clearly broke the law. But IMO the severity of the punishment is out of line, given that the restore image was freely downloadable anyway, and required a valid COA/key to activate. Pretty much my feeling on it. I was just blown away that federal funds were spent to track the guy down a...
by Welch
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 3921

Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

Hardened Criminal off the streets! Great job Microsoft, you are an inspiration to us all.

https://www.pcgamer.com/electronic-wast ... mment-jump
by Welch
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Inexpensive IPS for Office (Dual Monitor)
Replies: 40
Views: 4914

Re: Inexpensive IPS for Office (Dual Monitor)

So I FINALLY got Newegg on the phone as they were just plain out not responding via email/website. They spoke to the "vendor" (a bunch of crooks) and they offered the same $39.34 as a discount. Which still makes these $140 monitors that you can get cheaper elsewhere. I said "Nope, the...
by Welch
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 3034
Views: 632702

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

That third portrait (living room scene) could have been shot for J.Crew or Land's End. The subject is framed by a perfect "lifestyle" balance of contemporary clothing and furniture. That was sort of what I was thinking. The green with darker lines and patterns especially looks really nice...
by Welch
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 3034
Views: 632702

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

That third portrait (living room scene) could have been shot for J.Crew or Land's End. The subject is framed by a perfect "lifestyle" balance of contemporary clothing and furniture. That was sort of what I was thinking. The green with darker lines and patterns especially looks really nice...
by Welch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Inexpensive IPS for Office (Dual Monitor)
Replies: 40
Views: 4914

Re: Inexpensive IPS for Office (Dual Monitor)

I sent them a message on Newegg via the Marketplace and nothing.... sent a claim to Newegg stating that no one had responded about this issue yet, but saw that Newegg claims 1-2 weeks due to "Increased Marketplace Claims", which really makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. We shall see wha...
by Welch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen 2k Series + B350/x370 BIOS from e-tailers
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Ryzen 2k Series + B350/x370 BIOS from e-tailers

Supposedly, all motherboards marked Ryzen 2000 Ready have Bios that will work "out of the Box" with all Ryzen 2000 series (7, 5, G) CPUs. That being said I had a bad experience with an ASRock X370 PRO4 AM4 motherboard which is listed as Ryzen 2000 Ready on newegg.com and the box itself. I...
by Welch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen 2k Series + B350/x370 BIOS from e-tailers
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Ryzen 2k Series + B350/x370 BIOS from e-tailers

We find ourselves down the road 3 months from the release of the BIOS updates that allowed Raven Ridge boot-ability on B350/x370 boards. Unfortunately, it seems that e-tailers don't either know their products or care about properly informing their customers of which of these "older" boards...
by Welch
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4067
Views: 576029

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Black Stone Cherries - Rain Wizard
The talk of Wizards reminded me that this song exists.

https://youtu.be/org1ITRGGNg
by Welch
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 5320

Re: Warning about Newegg

biffzinker wrote:
Welch wrote:
Becoming an "Alaskan" is sort of like making it through a dare or challenge, you have an underlying respect for each other measured in the number of years you've lived here, I've hit 19 years which is a good start.

26 years been here since 1992


Hehe respect.
by Welch
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4067
Views: 576029

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Pretty cool cover of one of my favorite songs ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0RV0kgdqJU Made me LOL because it is so f*cking over the top, but so good at the same time. I think I am in love with the female singer/guitarist. I enjoyed that way to much, and agree... I think she was looking at...
by Welch
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 5320

Re: Warning about Newegg

Yeah we have oil... But every state has something that is worth lots of money... They just didn't manage it like Alaska did. Uhm, in the entire world, I can think of only two locations that had the right combination of mineral resource wealth, politics, and population density to do what Alaska has ...
by Welch
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 5320

Re: Warning about Newegg

Yeah we have oil.. ...which Alaska taxes. Heavily. It's not that Alaska really has "less" taxes, it is that it has a industry-specific tax you just happen to not pay personally. Also: Mineral extraction isn't transportable. Essentially all other industry is. Other states don't have the lu...
by Welch
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 5320

Re: Warning about Newegg

Yeah we have oil... But every state has something that is worth lots of money... They just didn't manage it like Alaska did. Alaska also had many many years of witnessing how other states sold their resources cheap to corporations because times were different, Texas comes to mind. Ok well not EVERY ...
by Welch
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 5320

Re: Warning about Newegg

My major gripe was Neweggs dumb system of default to a one off address. I've become to spoiled with Amazon's much better setup in that regard. But as far as taxes... Alaska has no sales tax for the state, my city has no sales tax, the little town my house is in does have 4% but it is capped at $8. W...
by Welch
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 5320

Warning about Newegg

Just a heads up, of course as some of us found out in the "Marketplace" on Newegg, you can easily find yourself in a bait and switch scam. This didn't come as much of a surprise to me. I wasn't even worried about waiting on the return which is going to take 1-2 weeks to even start. However...
by Welch
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4067
Views: 576029

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Stephen Swartz - Bullet Train
&
Survivor

Seems like one of those techno/trance/dubstep type of days. Anything with a really strong beat.