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by DrCR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1041
Views: 24981

Re: Something's different...

Renee seems to have inherited authorship of Jeff's articles. I presume this is a bug. https://techreport.com/author/renee-johnson/ - Litsts articles dating back to 2014 https://techreport.com/author/jeff-kampman/ - 404 page not found Jeff's farewell also 404s: https://techreport.com/blog/34333/so-l...
by DrCR
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Gerbitl GPU spend $$$
Replies: 24
Views: 556

Re: Gerbitl GPU spend $$$

~200 - 2000 - GF2 GTS How? iirc mine cost about twice that, also in '00, though iirc I had the higher memory (64MB?), but not Ultra, version. I've probably had a dozen cards since then, via finding great deals and then flipping them soon thereafter to recupe or actually make money, but once that be...
by DrCR
Sun May 19, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Format ext4 from Windows
Replies: 44
Views: 2052

Re: Format ext4 from Windows

FireGryphon wrote:
I booted into live versions of Slax and Lububtu and neither of them see the card

Even fdisk -l does not show it?
by DrCR
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Fast USB Thumb Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Fast USB Thumb Drive

https://oyendigital.com/portable-storage
Perhaps more prosumer than you're looking for though.
by DrCR
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Big release day for Intel
Replies: 55
Views: 4631

Re: Big release day for Intel

Good Lord. I came here to read about big, important developments in Intel's roadmap, and instead get grown people screaming "no, YOU'RE ignorant" in a round robin. Please make a subforum for internet slap fights if the people here can't be civil. This is not the kind of discussion that's ...
by DrCR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Website SSL Issue in Firefox
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: TR Website SSL Issue in Firefox

I encountered this problem earlier today and decided to try again later. It's indeed working OK now.
by DrCR
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?
Replies: 19
Views: 1291

Re: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?

Really.. I find that I'm most excited about stuff BEFORE I know what it is! After those pesky things called "facts" and "reality" interfere I usually go Krogoth. This. I'm totally stoked over it right now, but I recognize that's going to change once we have something more than v...
by DrCR
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help! Not enough Sata ports
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: Help! Not enough Sata ports

Give the present cash flow situation, you could install but leave disconnected the 1TB and optical drives for the immediate future. (Perhaps temporarily connect the former to transfer the data to the 4TB)
by DrCR
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Decluttering in 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3123

Re: Decluttering in 2019

Seriously though, inevitability if don't check myself from being as aggressive as I now reactionarily tend to be, in the seemingly immediate future thereafter I'll end up having to spend $$$ I would not have otherwise. Not sure what you mean by this, but I find that the great majority of declutteri...
by DrCR
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Decently priced USB Sound Card / DAC
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Decently priced USB Sound Card / DAC

Perhaps AudioQuest DragonFly or Schitt e.g. Fulla. The former would get the nod if you would like to use it elsewhere as well e.g. with a 'courageous' smartphone.

Edit: This is presuming you're powering headphones.
by DrCR
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Decluttering in 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3123

Re: Decluttering in 2019

Heh, I'm in the middle of a purge myself, and asking myself all the hard questions e.g. whether a binder edition of Falcon 4.0 is still worth keeping. Seriously though, inevitability if don't check myself from being as aggressive as I now reactionarily tend to be, in the seemingly immediate future t...
by DrCR
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: [Fixed!] The Sad State of Appliances (in this case, Refrigerators)
Replies: 53
Views: 3466

Re: The Sad State of Appliances (in this case, Refrigerators)

HERETIC wrote:
Level your fridge, with a slight tilt to the back

This was my first thought, though perhaps make the backward tilt a bit more than just slight. Perhaps you may have some sort of boltesque footers on the fridge that would allow you to raise the front a bit to achieve a bit of a backward angle.
by DrCR
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Aged system crashing. Getting new PSU as first step...
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

Re: Aged system crashing. Getting new PSU as first step...

Yeah, you're probably right that I should stress test it first. Good point too on perhaps the mobo being a potential factor. The only old motherboards I've had die one me are ones I've killed e.g. playing with vmods or some such after deeming them old enough to be worth the risk. Just underclock, no...
by DrCR
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Aged system crashing. Getting new PSU as first step...
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

Aged system crashing. Getting new PSU as first step...

My primary personal system is getting quite long in the tooth now -- about a decade. But it still does the job quite well for what I do the vast majority of the time... except it's started locking up on me occasionally. So my thought is to replace the PSU, and if the issue persists, proceed with a g...
by DrCR
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Big news at smallnetbuilder
Replies: 8
Views: 1304

Re: Big news at smallnetbuilder

Re SPCR, I used to be rather active there. I think we all learned what we wanted to learn, the industry as a whole improved, and then we all moved on. The same could be said with the ProCooling forum. (Anyone else remember the Cather G4 watercooling era?) From that smallnetbuilder post, it sounds li...
by DrCR
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Which processor would you choose?
Replies: 10
Views: 1439

Re: Which processor would you choose?

iamjsmith83, For the options you provided, I'd give some consideration to the 8600k [9600k] route: from 2.8 GHz to 3.6 GHz base for just another $60. That's a pretty significant bump for $60 [$45]. JAE's comment applies though re 9600K and the aftermarket you may need to purchase, and re turbo, you ...
by DrCR
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Best place to Cross the rocky mountains in january?
Replies: 42
Views: 2569

Re: Best place to Cross the rocky mountains in january?

Drove straight home from Vegas to Calgary today. 22 hours and I'm here. The i15 was almost 100% clear and dry, though it looks like it'll get pretty dicey tomorrow. Thanks for the advice guys, it worked out beautifully! Glad it went well! I drove from Charlotte area to just south of Vancouver, BC i...
by DrCR
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: A good Wireless Router under $100?
Replies: 25
Views: 2815

Re: A good Wireless Router under $100?

since it looks like its worth upgrading every 24-30months for security and feature reasons. After running a WRT54GL for over a decade with dd-wrt, it was finally time to upgrade, and the Unifi route got the nod. Greater upfront costs (USG-Pro-4 + AP), granted, but perhaps not ultimately so over tim...
by DrCR
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Best Open World Single Player with Ai bots for Multi Player?
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: Best Open World Single Player with Ai bots for Multi Player?

Insurgency: Sandstorm may be of interest to you. I enjoy their product.
by DrCR
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: ASRock Reference Vega 56 for $340 worth it
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: ASRock Reference Vega 56 for $340 worth it

if it seems like a card that is too hot/loud, don't despair. Things can be improved significantly if you are willing to tune. At this stage in the game, is undervolting done in the OS or BIOS? (Perhaps unlike most, I live in multiple OSes, even multiple, independent installs of WinOSes, so OS-only ...
by DrCR
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: iPhones go x86.... CONFIRMED!
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

Re: iPhones go x86.... CONFIRMED!

Thanks for sharing.

How did you even find that post?
by DrCR
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD 2.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure - Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Re: SSD 2.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure - Recommendation

It's been a while, and I've been out of the loop for some years now, but back then the only chipset I'd trust was Oxford Digital. OWC's Pro line or some such and Oyen Digital were the only enclosures I was aware of that used Oxford Digital chipsets. So that may be a good place to start. Full disclos...
by DrCR
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Monitor suddenly turned off and won't turn back on
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: Monitor suddenly turned off and won't turn back on

No light of any kind at all, even if you unplug the powercable from the monitor (the monitor end, not the outlet end as you already tried the outlet end), plug it back in, and they try to power it on again? And the OSD menu does not appear when pressing the monitor's menu button after doing the abov...
by DrCR
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New washing machine
Replies: 16
Views: 3878

Re: New washing machine

Speed Queen, hands down. Whirlpool as the next option, though I've no experience wit the Korean options -- which iirc just got hit with a steep tariff. Run away from Miele. Edit: There are front loader washer options from Speed Queen, but iirc they may be more on the commercial end of the spectrum t...
by DrCR
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 5060

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

Easy, Glorious. Let's not go down the same path as that Cloudflare thread. I'm not speaking to the validity of your post; I'm saying perhaps you don't have to go this far to make your point.
by DrCR
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 44
Views: 12248

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

adamlongwalker, the OP posted approaching a year ago. And found a solution shortly thereafter. It's a dead horse.
by DrCR
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?
Replies: 38
Views: 4092

Re: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?

I'm still trying to figure out the 'why' behind this. They're the ones with so much bad press over their support for web publishing for [whoever - DrCR] and whatever other **** the internet Such bad press is, how should I say this, an expression of an opinion that's to me irrelevant. I'll elaborate...
by DrCR
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?
Replies: 38
Views: 4092

Re: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?

I'm still trying to figure out the 'why' behind this. Their post, https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-1111/, isn't helping me, at least not from a very quick read. Perhaps it is indeed altruistic, and they are simply hoping they can reap some positive PR and corresponding increased business. I'm ...
by DrCR
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: VW in deep Doo-Doo
Replies: 230
Views: 28917

Re: VW in deep Doo-Doo

Welch wrote:
I guess a VW would be luxury there in many cases.

Yeah, that's basically the case for German branded cars there.
by DrCR
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Dell Inspiron 15 i5570-5364SLV-PUS (Inside)
Replies: 6
Views: 4775

Re: Dell Inspiron 15 i5570-5364SLV-PUS (Inside)

Interesting. Thanks for the update.
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