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by DrCR
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New washing machine
Replies: 16
Views: 1777

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: 2516

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: 8043

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: 2788

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: 2788

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: 209
Views: 21460

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: 1473

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

Interesting. Thanks for the update.
by DrCR
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Dell Inspiron 15 i5570-5364SLV-PUS (Inside)
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

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

Out of curiosity, if you connect the 1TB HDD to your PC via e-Sata/Sata, can you mount it? I ran into this unmountable issue when I recently worked on an at least similar Dell Inspiron. iirc after I set it up a desired, I ended up working around the issue via using a Linux live thumbdrive (to make a...
by DrCR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dual Fax
Replies: 28
Views: 2354

Re: Dual Fax

'Digitally' signed PDFs pragmatically are, in my experience, a scanned john hancock pasted into an afterward flattened PDF. I'm unsure if other firms operate in a similar manner.
by DrCR
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS
Replies: 23
Views: 2102

Re: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS

Well it looks like I'm going to learn both Visual Basic and C# for school wither I want to or not. Since I have to learn them anyway, I might as well learn how to use both of them for cross platform programming. Try not to spend too much energy on VB, it is going out of favour . I do have to take o...
by DrCR
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: How to clone Win 10 onto a larger drive into a partition the size of that drive?
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: How to clone Win 10 onto a larger drive into a partition the size of that drive?

LIke JBI, I'm also suprised the EFI partition is in the way. Is it first on the original drive (e.g. via sfdisk -l via a linux live cd/thumbdrive)? It may be worth seeing if gparted will let you move and resize. You could perhaps also try first setting the partitions as desired on the new drive e.g....
by DrCR
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iOS or my car?
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

Re: iOS or my car?

It's not your car. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are basically dumb touchscreens, the app runs on the phone and not on the headunit. Re Android, not accordingly to Porsche a couple of years ago (and they wouldn't really have any motivation to be deceitful). Here's a quick search result link that r...
by DrCR
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 8270

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

Solar/wind and your own well? Unless you can make your own panels, turbine blades, and generator, you can still be tracked. Not to mention a large enough panel array and/or turbines can be seen by satellites. What's do you have against WATER power? http://www.askaprepper.com/homemade-water-wheel-el...
by DrCR
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 8270

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

End User wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
End User wrote:
The title of your post is lacking key information.

That could probably be said of 95% of the posts on this forum. Why complain specifically about this one?

It does apply to ever end user.

There's more than one of you?
by DrCR
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 97
Views: 12954

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Whose SSNs would they have? Basically anyone with charge/credit cards? Or perhaps something like only those who signed up with then to receive credit score info (or perhaps whose charge/credit card company complimentary provides a credit score through them)?
by DrCR
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Case Fan
Replies: 9
Views: 7519

Re: Case Fan

Primarily I am looking for quiet A good 1200 RPM fan e.g. a Scythe, Noctua, or the like should do the trick -- pair it with an undervolting option and adjust to desired noise/airflow. If going the PWM route, ensure you're getting a fan that's kosher with that control route. 1200rpm should be plenty...
by DrCR
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 22
Views: 3290

Re: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs

Wow, thanks for the link. I didn't realize he had a youtube channel -- I've got to give him props for bothering to also release English versions of his videos.
by DrCR
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..
Replies: 35
Views: 2676

Re: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..

That's because the more modern versions of the suite has Protected View, which will show a prompt warning you about a "potential security concern" when the script starts running. Just click Disable, and you'll be fine. However, older versions of the suite don't have that extra layer of se...
by DrCR
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 79
Views: 10534

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

This is why I'm still plugging away with an oldie but goodie panel that's approaching a decade old at this point -- it seems the most awesome monitors of the current era (for gaming, not prosumers per se) have awful reports re QA.
by DrCR
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No Safe Site?
Replies: 24
Views: 5047

Re: No Safe Site?

Thin Man, what was the permissions level of the user account?

I'd be curious if there would have pragmatically been no problem if it' was a true user account without even UAC capability.
by DrCR
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Geeky videos worth sharing with fellow gerbils
Replies: 0
Views: 1789

Geeky videos worth sharing with fellow gerbils

Zak shared a nice video in the article comments: Playstation 4 Hacked by fail0verflow presentation from 33C3 As a way of giving back while also being interested in what others may wish to share, here's something I formerly knew nothing about and found interesting: [HOPE X] Shortwave Pirate Radio and...
by DrCR
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Online vendor search options suck.
Replies: 13
Views: 5344

Re: Online vendor search options suck.

mcmaster is the kind of site that reminds me of how much I don't know. For REAL hardware....you know nuts, bolts, screws, etc..... https://www.mcmaster.com/ Go there. Type 'nut' or 'fitting' in the search bar. ENJOY. Double bonus: For many of their items you can drill down to the details and downloa...
by DrCR
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Upgrade to "old" PCI 2.0 card
Replies: 8
Views: 5753

Re: Upgrade to "old" PCI 2.0 card

I'd look for a knackered corporate computer headed for the dumpster. It could be a cheap way of getting a Win7 COA. Otherwise, you may indeed wish to spend any serious money towards Win10.
by DrCR
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?
Replies: 85
Views: 9008

Re: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?

WRT to Shortbread, from what I can tell, Ronald is a mystical being that gifts us with Shortbreads depending on where the wind blows him. Ronald has always, extremely generously, volunteered this service to TR, but I understand that the winds haven't been favorable for us lately. How often do you w...
by DrCR
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peace or tech.
Replies: 40
Views: 1796

Re: Peace or tech.

False dichotomy
by DrCR
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Desktop environments suck
Replies: 76
Views: 10898

Re: Desktop environments suck

I used to do GUI and disto hopping years ago when I first started with Linux, but I quickly settled on Slackware and then ultimately Slackware derivatives designed for those of us who like Slackware but are lazy. I've heard KDE referred to as slow and/or buggy over the years, but I've personally nev...
by DrCR
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What vid card would you choose to crown a 3GHz C2D, WinXP, legacy gaming box?
Replies: 57
Views: 2863

Re: What vid card would you choose to crown a 3GHz C2D, WinXP, legacy gaming box?

Thanks for the all commentary (well, that which is actually applicable to this thread..). Would some of these games run on newer hardware / WinOS versions? Probably, but I don't want to mess with it. Qemu/KVM has been on my to tinker with list for a while, and it's been since the GF4 era that I mess...
by DrCR
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?
Replies: 224
Views: 21097

Re: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?

No, the real reason is because it is an still tiny minority in the aspect ratio world. Developers or publisher never bother spending the extra time for QA or code the GUI for it. 16:10 was in the sane boat before HDTVs (16:9) became commonplace when lead to widescreen gaming. The rest of the world ...
by DrCR
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?
Replies: 224
Views: 21097

Re: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?

I use a Logitech gaming mouse (older model) myself for work, and I cannot imagine being without it -- but then I have 4 monitors side by side, so being able to readily twitch across that much screen real estate is really nice. I started by max weighting the mouse and then slow upping my mouse sensit...
by DrCR
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What vid card would you choose to crown a 3GHz C2D, WinXP, legacy gaming box?
Replies: 57
Views: 2863

Re: What vid card would you choose to crown a 3GHz C2D, WinXP, legacy gaming box?

If you could get a 750 or 750Ti for real cheap then I would install Linux on the system and use Wine to play the WinXP games. The point of a dedicated legacy gaming box is to have the native OS for games of a given era. Please don't misunderstand me, I live in *nix on that box -- but for the vast m...
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