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by CampinCarl
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: more server fun
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: more server fun

Re: Data drives in a noisy environment, a fun, old video from Sun pre-nazi invasion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDacjrSCeq4
by CampinCarl
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: "Whoa Nellie!" RIP Keith Jackson
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: "Whoa Nellie!" RIP Keith Jackson

He was an iconic voice. Very sad to see him go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTSvbv9uLlY
by CampinCarl
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 19685

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Just as a note, via the Linux Kernel Mailing List there may be perf hits to AMD systems on the official patch (4.14.11, I believe) unless this patch actually made it into the baseline for 4.14.11 (forgive me, I don't typically try to read the patch tree for the linux kernel). You'll apparently be ab...
by CampinCarl
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 7795

Re: College Football 2017

I love rivalry week. Always full of chaos!

It also helps when we've won 12 of the last 13 games against Michigan.
by CampinCarl
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance
Replies: 49
Views: 7102

Re: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance

I know this doesn't really contribute much, but as a related bit of history/trivia re: x87

https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=323

Comment #109 is pretty humorous (it's actually taped on my wall out of frustration with floating point some days).
by CampinCarl
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 7795

Re: College Football 2017

I watched some of it--they were flat horrible from the whistle. The game was only close at the half because they had a fumble-recovery-for-touchdown.
by CampinCarl
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Ryzen 7 mATX Build
Replies: 31
Views: 4169

Re: New Ryzen 7 mATX Build

Hey all, just so everyone is aware, I got everything up and running last night. I won't say it went perfectly, of course... I'm working on a write up that will encompass both some of the things already discussed here and new stuff. I will also update the write-up with additional benchmarks in a coup...
by CampinCarl
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Ryzen 7 mATX Build
Replies: 31
Views: 4169

Re: New Ryzen 7 mATX Build

blahsaysblah wrote:
You try running the DIMMS in 2+4 instead of 1+3? Your board says it can do 3200 across all four with proper DIMMS.


It's a good thought, but the radiator interferes with all the DIMM slots and not just the first 1 :(
by CampinCarl
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Ryzen 7 mATX Build
Replies: 31
Views: 4169

Re: New Ryzen 7 mATX Build

So, here's my update for tonight, in Imgur Album form:
Let's just say it didn't go all that well.

Image

Time to drink.
by CampinCarl
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Ryzen 7 mATX Build
Replies: 31
Views: 4169

Re: New Ryzen 7 mATX Build

I'll have a longer update tonight, but I wanted to put a quick note in. The motherboard (last piece I was waiting on!) was delivered yesterday evening. I'm behind on the benchmarks I wanted to cover on my old system before I move the SSD and GPU to the new system (I plan on doing old vs. new vs. (ne...
by CampinCarl
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Geforce Experience Security Vulnerability
Replies: 18
Views: 3120

Re: Nvidia Geforce Experience Security Vulnerability

I feel like almost nobody writes real code any more. Most applications are developed by duct taping a bunch of canned libraries together, with only a superficial understanding of what's really going on. While this typically results in quicker development turnaround, it also results in a horribly bl...
by CampinCarl
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Ryzen 7 mATX Build
Replies: 31
Views: 4169

Re: New Ryzen 7 mATX Build

Thanks for the quick replies all! JAE: It's a 1TB drive because I already have a NAS (which I'll be expanding from 4TB here shortly) that does most of my other bulk storage. I'd buy an even smaller one, but I don't feel it's worth it. I mostly use it to store games I don't play frequently/don't care...
by CampinCarl
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New Ryzen 7 mATX Build
Replies: 31
Views: 4169

New Ryzen 7 mATX Build

All, Well, I've had about enough of sitting on this gigantic Antec P280 case. I've decided that now is the time to build myself a new computer. I'll be reusing the 500GB 850 Evo that has served dutifully in the existing machine (signature). I will also reutilize the Xonar sound card for the time bei...
by CampinCarl
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Ryzen to the occasion
Replies: 136
Views: 12506

Re: Ryzen to the occasion

Hey Funk, can't wait to hear how it goes. I'm pretty settled on a 1700+AB350M Gaming 3 setup, but I'm anxious about some of the stuff I've seen about other motherboards for Ryzen.
by CampinCarl
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3991
Views: 653910

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Highland Single Malt Scotch.
by CampinCarl
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: 2.0 computer speakers
Replies: 54
Views: 4792

Re: 2.0 computer speakers

To plus-one on the Fluance recommendations, I have a pair of SX6's ( this pair, but mine are a lighter brown that I love. They're cheaper than their Sig series, but they, imho, sound alllmost as good. I bought this cheap SMSL Amp, which is 50w per channel, though I never run it over about 1/2 volume...
by CampinCarl
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 2017606

Re: dymt reloaded

Wait, what? Are you saying he knows you are taking a ~6k loss on the loan and just expects you to eat it? Yes! Apparently in this area (It may be a Georgia thing) buyers EXPECT the sellers to pay some if not all of the closing costs. I don't know why its that way, it just is. /shrug This is roughly...
by CampinCarl
Tue May 10, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: This is why when people say javascript, I groan
Replies: 27
Views: 5195

Re: This is why when people say javascript, I groan

With JavaScript, developers can also update the software in the satellite, allowing them to extend the functionality after the launch. Oh, I'm sorry. I forgot that no sat has ever been updated from ground control before. Never. Spirit still runs the same source as when it launched. Same with Opport...
by CampinCarl
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Drove a sports car for the first time! Amazing!
Replies: 26
Views: 1580

Re: Drove a sports car for the first time! Amazing!

Yeah, it's a coupe - are the coupe and sedan options notably different on those? With my 05 Civic, the engine, tranny (all of the guts actually), and size of the car are the same - the coupe just has slightly different headlights/taillights and 2 fewer doors. I couldn't figure out why anyone would ...
by CampinCarl
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Drove a sports car for the first time! Amazing!
Replies: 26
Views: 1580

Re: Drove a sports car for the first time! Amazing!

Curiously, one of my friends has a 2011 Genesis, he drives it and mods it hard, and 2nd gear doesn't engage properly (bad synchros?). At least the Civic does that well. Given that you said your friend put mods on, I'm assuming it's a 2011 Coupe; in which case, I can tell you that it's because the m...
by CampinCarl
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo 2 Patched Today
Replies: 24
Views: 2907

Re: Diablo 2 Patched Today

I wish they'd go back and patch Diablo 1 so I can play it on Windows 10 properly.
by CampinCarl
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How to get good service from a dealership?
Replies: 55
Views: 2504

Re: How to get good service from a dealership?

Find a professional shop, run by ethical and honest people you know in your community. You will get 10x the work for half the price you pay at any dealership in the UNITED STATES...any car brand...it is just in the structure of the beast. :wink: The main problem with this is that it isn't always at...
by CampinCarl
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How to get good service from a dealership?
Replies: 55
Views: 2504

Re: How to get good service from a dealership?

The only Ford I've ever owned (a Tempo, early 1990s model year IIRC) was an unmitigated disaster as well. Ford earned a permanent spot at the top of my "avoid" list as a result of that vehicle. Never again! It was purchased used, and within a year I ditched it by trading it in. My mom had...
by CampinCarl
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 2017606

Re: dymt reloaded

Ugg that time of the year for appraisals. I hate objectives that are team/division related that I have no direct control over. :-? BTW the way my company does appraisals is each objective is scored 1-5. 1 being seriously bad, 3 is on target, 4 is exceptional, and 5's well they are rare and you have...
by CampinCarl
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 2017606

Re: dymt reloaded

And RSVP via mail? I suppose a formal card in the mail is nice every now and then, but why not respond via email or the like? (Faster anyway) We actually did both. We used one of the wedding websites to host a webpage and used that for online RSVP (plus links to the registry, other information), pl...
by CampinCarl
Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26484
Views: 2017606

Re: dymt reloaded

So, back on to non-tech topics:

Why is it that people seem to have so much trouble actually RSVPing by the date on the damn wedding invitation? WE PUT IT THERE FOR A REASON PEOPLE. It's even just a website! (Unless they were old, then we gave them a paper one). :x
by CampinCarl
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Considering buying a VW GTI. Am I crazy?
Replies: 109
Views: 14966

Re: Considering buying a VW GTI. Am I crazy?

Just to throw this out there--my team lead recently bought a new car, and ended up test driving both the Mazda 3 and 6. He ended up going for the 6 because it was basically the same feel, etc. in terms of driving, but it looks slightly better (The 3 looks really...weird now), has a bit more leg room...
by CampinCarl
Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Qt Tutorials
Replies: 5
Views: 5063

Re: Qt Tutorials

I am actually doing this now...I had mostly been doing command-line only C/CUDA/C++ programming the last couple of years, and I need to make some graphical programs for some side projects. Honestly, I think Qt's tutorials and documentation are plenty thorough if you're not new to C++. Trolltech/Noki...
by CampinCarl
Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 27" Korean IPS or Wait?
Replies: 28
Views: 9322

Re: 27" Korean IPS or Wait?

So, I have to say...I don't know where this has been all my life. I really wish I had purchased one of these years ago, because between the simple picture quality improvement, the increased real estate, and the increased beauty in games...yowza. I haven't noticed any ghosting while playing any games...
by CampinCarl
Fri May 29, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 27" Korean IPS or Wait?
Replies: 28
Views: 9322

Re: 27" Korean IPS or Wait?

Well, I ended up buying the Acer monitor (it was still $300 on Amazon). I also bought a new 1TB drive to replace my aging Samsung Spinpoint drive. 3 years is starting to get old enough I worry about it failing. So the new fun is that on top of the monitor randomly shutting itself off, I had all my O...
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