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by MileageMayVary
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1800

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

I gave up mine a year ago but it was a damn good OS. Way better UI than Android and iOS.
by MileageMayVary
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Z370 and older CPUs
Replies: 12
Views: 975

Re: Z370 and older CPUs

I've heard they are changing a lot of pins usages so if true, then I believe backwards compatibility to be nixed.
by MileageMayVary
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: OMG Java 9 is finally out
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: OMG Java 9 is finally out

chuckula wrote:
And...... the application broke when I tried to run it with JRE 9. So I rolled back to version 8. Yay regression testing. Incidentally, I have zero control over the broken application so I can't go fix it or even really debug what the problem is.


Ahh, good times.
by MileageMayVary
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Everything look kosher with this build?
Replies: 45
Views: 1512

Re: Everything look kosher with this build?

I would also recommend getting the fastest RAM you can afford and which is supported by the motherboard.

Also, remember to get a rabbi to bless your rig once you build it.

Edit: http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-A ... upport-doc
by MileageMayVary
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 4439

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Waco wrote:
Sigh. I hate everything about this idiotic system. The idiots running it give me as much confidence in their ability to judge my credit worthiness as they do in their ability to secure their systems: none.

Agreed.

Also, aren't these the people who own Lifelock?
by MileageMayVary
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Basic Upgrade for failing system
Replies: 15
Views: 920

Re: Basic Upgrade for failing system

Hello fellow gerbils! I'm starting to have some audio problems in my MB and instead of just buying an audio card, I was thinking of upgrading the whole MB, CPU, RAM, specially since this build is now 7 yrs old. The current build is: i7-870 P7P55D-Deluxe 8Gb RAM (4x2gb) DDR3 1600MHZ GTX 960 SSC EVGA...
by MileageMayVary
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just lost my cat Zoe
Replies: 40
Views: 7621

Re: Just lost my cat Zoe

My wife and I foster dogs and cats, so please take one if you're a loving home!
by MileageMayVary
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 5533

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

It's certainly a disappointment that neither Vega nor 1080 are really satisfactory for 4k. Actually since I have the numbers... Coming in a little late here, but it needs to be said: do not- ever- argue with average FPS alone. You're on TechReport. I would go with minimum frame rates or better yet ...
by MileageMayVary
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 56
Views: 3825

Re: Xbox One X

The Xbox One( and S) are a physically different architecture that developers need to specifically optimize for to take advantage of. The XBox X uses similar architecture as PS4/PS4 Pro. They don't have any need to turn it into an X1 or X1S, it can just do what it's been asked to and nothing more. T...
by MileageMayVary
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 56
Views: 3825

Re: Xbox One X

might as well have an official thread for it, though it'll start off late In fact, DX11 moves into 'maintenance mode' on Xbox One X, suggesting that Microsoft is keen for developers to move on. There are benefits for both Xboxes in doing so - and there may be implications here for the PC versions t...
by MileageMayVary
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 5533

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

Any reason AMD couldn't have Vega made at TSMC instead of GloFo? Didn't they redo their GloFo contract a bit ago to be less tied to them?
by MileageMayVary
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 5533

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

It's certainly a disappointment that neither Vega nor 1080 are really satisfactory for 4k. Actually since I have the numbers... AverageFPS@1440 GTX1080Ti...113.1 GTX1080.......86.9 Vega64..........85.5 Vega56..........77.0 GTX1070.......72.1 RX580...........55.7 AverageFPS@2160 GTX1080Ti....64.5 Ve...
by MileageMayVary
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 5533

Vega Meta Analysis

I pulled together average reported frame rates from several sites (including TR) for how the Vega64 and Vega 56 compare against the GTX1080 and GTX1070 at 1440. I'm not sure why the general feeling I get from the interwebs is that Vega failed. Was Vega supposed to beat the GTX1080Ti? No. Does it use...
by MileageMayVary
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3511
Views: 518024

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Megadeth - Tornado of Souls
by MileageMayVary
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: NOOOOOOOB
Replies: 130
Views: 15361

Re: NOOOOOOOB

I was just telling my daughter this morning that if she wanted to get into "programming" (she's nine years old, after all, so we'll dumb it down a bit) that she could get a job in just about any field, from cars to schools to working for NASA. Some Adult: And what do you want to do when y...
by MileageMayVary
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR System Guide
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

Re: TR System Guide

You've probably got a very specific set of requirements if Ryzen ThreadRipper 1900X meets your needs better than Ryzen 7 1800X or Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X or even an EPYC 7000 series CPU does. Well the 60 PCIe lanes and quad channel memory features does come to mind. Threadripper 1900: when you nee...
by MileageMayVary
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: OK TR, where's the Vega OMG Unboxing Story?
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: OK TR, where's the Vega OMG Unboxing Story?

Probably better off switching gears and getting Vega done and up on Monday, and finish a little later in the week. The reason for the late Threadripper review is public knowledge and thoroughly AMD's fault already. If AMD wanted high-quality prose posted on time they should have sent Jeff his sampl...
by MileageMayVary
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: (Updated) AMD (does?) want TR to report on TR
Replies: 86
Views: 6565

Re: AMD Doesn't want TR to report on TR

Proves my point and I love TR's reviews. It would be nice if AMD realized we have folks like Waco and maybe others who make IT decisions who are honestly looking for reasons to pick up a Threadripper. I know there are many people in places of purchasing power (at various companies and national labo...
by MileageMayVary
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: This G3258 goes to 1.7V
Replies: 54
Views: 4221

Re: This G3258 goes to 1.7V

Those of us who lived through Socket A will never forget. Those who didn't will never understand just how hard you had to press down on that screwdriver to get the clip to lock and the concomitant feeling of imminent disaster. I must have been lucky+careful since I never slipped a screwdriver and s...
by MileageMayVary
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: ryzen 3 1300X
Replies: 23
Views: 1219

Re: ryzen 3 1300X

Totally considering building my brother a Ryzen APU based rig later this year (he mostly plays MOBAs). Really looking forward to what a 4 core/8 thread + 512 or 768 shader part can do!
by MileageMayVary
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Dumb idea/thought experiment
Replies: 36
Views: 1698

Re: Dumb idea/thought experiment

I wonder if AMD might include 16GB HBM2 in a possible Zen2 or Zen3 based APU, and completely eliminate the need for RAM on the motherboard? I actually think this is a good possibility. Though I wouldn't eliminate RAM entirely from the picture; maybe some models would eliminate it but don't remove i...
by MileageMayVary
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 833
Views: 56810

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Thanks guys, appreciate the information! Replacement carb for the mower I referenced was $112. If there was a generic that would fit it I never found one that said so, and for that price it was either fix it or buy a new mower. Thank god the one I eventually replaced it with has a good Honda OHC en...
by MileageMayVary
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 833
Views: 56810

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Is like anything else, stores sell lots of worthless mowers and few decent ones, but they do sell some. To be fair being forced to use ethanol-tainted gas certainly doesn't help the carburetors either, and that's usually what is guaranteed to be the first thing to have problems. Cleaning those thin...
by MileageMayVary
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Personal Supercomputer, didn't know there was such a thing.
Replies: 48
Views: 2764

Re: Personal Supercomputer, didn't know there was such a thing.

NTMBK wrote:
That's not a supercomputer, that's just a very beefy workstation. People have been making those for decades (see: SGI).


Looking at the picture on the site there, I am imaging they just crossed out Sun and wrote NVidia.
by MileageMayVary
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 833
Views: 56810

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Been learning AC repair. (yay!) Bought an old house a year ago. Not a huge house but it has 2 HVAC units, one for each side. One looks like its 10 years old, located in the garage, and running fine. One looks like it was born with disco shoes, located in the basement, and has been running okay but I...
by MileageMayVary
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 70
Views: 5300

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

Reading this story suddenly makes me feel so much better about the support calls I've had to make.
by MileageMayVary
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Just saw Agesa 1.0.0.6 is out for my AsRock X370 Pro Gaming Board...
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: Just saw Agesa 1.0.0.6 is out for my AsRock X370 Pro Gaming Board...

Gigabyte has a beta for my B350 Gaming 3: http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-AB350-Gaming-3-rev-10#support-dl I'm going to wait for the final version, though. I'm so tired of flashing firmware updates and resetting UEFI settings. I've been waiting for AGESA 1.0.0.6 to update my BIOS since my ini...
by MileageMayVary
Fri May 26, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: AntiVirus suggestions
Replies: 85
Views: 8760

Re: AntiVirus suggestions

Doctor Venture wrote:
Avast!, Kaspersky (despite all the recent fears), F-Secure, NOD32, and Sophos. Windows Defender is also surprisingly good.

Basically, anything except Symantec or McAfee.



ROFL!!!

I quit dislike McAfee, I completely disdain Symantec.
by MileageMayVary
Wed May 24, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose
Replies: 53
Views: 1992

Re: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose

whm1974 wrote:
I can't even drink skim milk, it tastes like water!


I agree, skim is funny tasting water.
I only ever buy milk for the few times a year I want cereal. I just pick the 1% or 2% which has the longest sell by date.
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