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by Vhalidictes
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 3062

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

As I already stated, those were pressed disks. So, no, as a factual matter, not "anyone" can do it. I can't imagine what the minimum run of a CD pressing costs, but it's got to be a lot. Not that it matters: People pay for things they could do themselves all the time. That's not really re...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: If you haven't yet, ditch Ryzen Power Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: If you haven't yet, ditch Ryzen Power Plan

Thanks MOSFET. I now suspect this is the main thing wrong with the random high temps on my new rig. *Yes, I'm aware of the CPU heat temperature Helpful Shifting, it's not that.
by Vhalidictes
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5825

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

chuckula wrote:
And he's totally NOT talking about simulating detonations of nukes here folks.
Just putting it out there that's NOT what we're dealing with.


Understood. I always wondered about the whole INTEL thing, and I guess now I know why.
by Vhalidictes
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 3062

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

Yes, it is not credible to claim that you spent 80k in a strictly commercial enterprise to create something that had no value. Kind of a problem. Actually, it isn't a problem here. The disks did, in fact, have no value. Anyone, anyone at all, can download and install Windows 10 from the Microsoft w...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 730
Views: 100691

Re: What are you playing right now?

I got Metal Gear Solid V for $5 last week and it's been hugely enjoyable, at least once I got past the looooong intro. I *adore* open-world stealth games with plenty of side quests. Thanks for letting us know! I've never played or looked at the MGS series but I love open-world games. To the extent ...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Win10 still capable of activating on Win7 keys, apparently...
Replies: 38
Views: 4942

Re: Win10 still capable of activating on Win7 keys, apparently...

I just did. After a lot of pain and suffering, after replacing a motherboard and having Win10 Pro deactivate itself, I performed a hail-Mary manuver and "enter new product code" in the Activation help screen and put my Windows 7 key in. 60 seconds later, I had an activated copy of Win10. T...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 730
Views: 100691

Re: What are you playing right now?

Guild Wars II is good for scratching that solo or play-with-friends MMO itch without fast forwarding a month to realize that it's 3PM on Sunday and you're still in your boxers due to deprioritization of anything that doesn't increment numbers. It's also the best leveling experience I've seen in any...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 730
Views: 100691

Re: What are you playing right now?

I got bored with my usual line up of games and went looking for something new/different. I spent around a month looking for a MMO that was acceptable to me and a few friends so we could all play together. We all got bored with Ark and decided Conan Exiles needs more work to make it worth spending m...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 30955

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Welp, finally saw TLJ. Wasn't as bad as I expected. I can understand where they were going with Luke's character (even if the movie wasn't completely convincing about it), but everything else was a solid "meh". Not horrible, not good. I would normally put in a comment here about how gettin...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Good inexpensive 10" tablets?
Replies: 42
Views: 12271

Re: Good inexpensive 10" tablets?

Any particular reason you don't like the Amazon Fire HD 10? I'd consider that a good cheap tablet. I have 2 of them in my household (Wife and Mum), including 2 more 7" the kids use. This is indeed what I ended up doing. So far, I haven't even needed to to Root it. Just sideloaded the Play Stor...
by Vhalidictes
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 82
Views: 7115

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

@Waco - Could be worse. You could be using Lotus IBM Notes. "It's not dead yet!" :wink: We are. And despite promises it's going away, it looks at this point that it will still be around when we migrate to Windows 10. Wait, what? The email software that failed back in the mid-90's is still...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Earbud Replacement Suggestion
Replies: 11
Views: 1299

Re: Earbud Replacement Suggestion

https://www.amazon.ca/Jaybird-Sport-Bluetooth-Headphones-Blackout/dp/B01M7NCT5O /thread https://www.amazon.ca/Monoprice-109927-Enhanced-Isolating-Earphones/dp/B00B8QCMHY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1516755991&sr=1-1&keywords=monoprice+9927 Assuming you don't want to spend $...
by Vhalidictes
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3856
Views: 558979

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

"Who Dunnit" is terrible, but you need to view it through the lens of a failed experiment. I agree with you on everything else.
by Vhalidictes
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 30955

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

okay, fair enough. My point that I wanted to make when I said "and people wonder why LOTF and FOTJ..." didn't sell. was that If you think about it, there isn't really any difference between Rey and Jaina And Jacen and Kylo Ren. You're right. What we have is pretty much the same as the bad...
by Vhalidictes
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 128
Views: 9246

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

End User wrote:
The green guys are fighting.


But we all know who won. Repeat after me: "There is no replacement..."
by Vhalidictes
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 97
Views: 8236

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Bluetooth audio doesn't use anywhere near all of that though, and you're still transcoding from one lossy format to another for transmission. But like I said above, Bluetooth audio quality is generally "good enough". Biggest issue I have with it is that the Bluetooth audio on my LG G4 gli...
by Vhalidictes
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 97
Views: 8236

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

I agree completely. I have a HD 650 I got on a sale and I am happy to admit that I'm Fulla (2) Schitt as well. Where do you use them? Can you move your setup around? I keep them both with my work laptop, use it for my sound card everywhere I go. Although sometimes I don't wear the HD 650 at work be...
by Vhalidictes
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 97
Views: 8236

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Sennheiser H6XX is $199 semi-regularly on Massdrop. Plenty of used HD600 and HD650 units out there too or good deals as the new but not really improved but slightly different models have come out. That is absolutely audiophile grade. Buy $100 to $400 worth of DAC and amp from say a company like Sch...
by Vhalidictes
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 97
Views: 8236

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

You listen to lossy audio with HD 820's? Shine on you crazy diamond.
by Vhalidictes
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 30955

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

CScottG wrote:
.. and yet somehow only 1 generation later the Rebels are on the verge of extinction. WTF? Just how stupid do they have to be?


To be fair that happened in the Expanded Universe Legends books too because politics. So it's really not a change.
by Vhalidictes
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 128
Views: 9246

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Why do you want your car to make more noise? That doesn't make it go any faster. Is it just to annoy others or draw attention? I think they're talking about the kind of noise not the loudness of noise. Although it's highly entertaining every time my coworker's heavily modified Firebird sets off eve...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 128
Views: 9246

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

I feel like there's something wrong with me saying this, but... for a high-performance car, wouldn't a supercharger be a better idea?

Sure a Turbo isn't always-on, but fuel economy for a Corvette just seems like a lost cause compared to dealing with turbo lag.
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC SHUTS DOWN
Replies: 9
Views: 2451

Re: PC SHUTS DOWN

If you replaced the board, and Windows isn't crashing or otherwise unstable, it's almost certainly a PSU issue. The only other things I can think of are: 1) Faulty power button (but it does try to start when you hit the button, correct?). 2) Minor Short which your PSU is brute-forcing past (You can ...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 97
Views: 8236

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Bluetooth is my go to option for every situation bar one: Apple Airpods ( give MKBHD some time if you are sceptical ) for general at home/work iPhone/iPad/laptop/Apple TV listening - super easy to switch between devices BeatsX for around the town and working out Sony MDR 1000X for excellent audio w...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: C Code Perfect Storm of Stupid
Replies: 64
Views: 6873

Re: C Code Perfect Storm of Stupid

Once upon a time I had faith that all developers at least gave their application a cursory run through helgrind prior to deploying anything. Working in the industry for 30+ years will convince you beyond a shadow of a doubt that at least 50% of software developers don't have a f*cking clue what the...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrades Complete (2500k to 1600x)
Replies: 13
Views: 1927

Re: Upgrades Complete (2500k to 1600x)

Congrats! Sounds like everything went well. I had a bizarrely problem-free experience myself, replacing a Sandy Bridge-E motherboard and CPU with a Ryzen 1700X. Everything just... worked, no need to re-install Windows 10.
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3154
Views: 125282

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

DerFunk, I've resembled that post, although I like to think I grew out of it at a younger age than he sounds to be. Hopefully time and life experience will make him more bearable, although I'd be impressed if you could fix him before your class was up.

Sounds like you're off to a great start!
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10-1709 not "snappy" SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 1614

Re: W10-1709 not "snappy"

Everything seems to hesitate in W10-1709. Open a window and it seems to "grow" onto the screen. I hate that. I want everything, windows, menus etc to snap open and snap closed. In W7 I know how to fix that. W10...Argg. Thanks, jmc2 I'm pretty sure the Registry options are the same between...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: AMD 400 series chipset
Replies: 8
Views: 3311

Re: AMD 400 series chipset

What board and PSU are you sitting on? A lot of B350 boards have mediocre phases. I just bought a Strix B350-F as it has better chokes than most B350s and it's a 4+4 configuration. Granted I'm not looking to OC right off the bat, but it should be easy later down the road with this board. ASRock AB3...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 30955

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Oh, we're referencing other franchises now? Okay.

"Star Wars is used to being beast of burden to other people's needs. Very sad life. Probably have very sad death. But, at least there is symmetry."
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