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by wizardz
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just lost my cat Zoe
Replies: 40
Views: 15625

Re: Just lost my cat Zoe

condolences, i hope you will keep good memories.
by wizardz
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Printer suggeestions
Replies: 22
Views: 6033

Re: Printer suggeestions

i love my brother all in one too. (mfc-7860dw). cheap toner, you can even "reset the counter" by pressing a few keys and print paper until it fades to white (i was trying to use Fade To Black somewhere but meh.. ) be wary of some of their printer if you want to print natively from IOS. Som...
by wizardz
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Unlocked/OC-able CPUs at stock
Replies: 33
Views: 7493

Re: Unlocked/OC-able CPUs at stock

i bought a 2600k almost at launch, had been running a custom loop as well since day one but never bothered to overclock. only a few months ago i decided to beat the thing like it owed me money.. the difference is marginal and barely noticed the difference outside of synthetic benchmarks. it is paire...
by wizardz
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter driving sucks!
Replies: 85
Views: 4188

Re: Winter driving sucks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfDZixZFzms unfortunatly it is pretty common here. it seems like people forget how to drive in the snow/ice and that they have to learn every year. i mean we have been coverered in snow/ice for 6 months a year for the last 10,000 years or so... this particular stretc...
by wizardz
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: USB Trojan
Replies: 18
Views: 3262

Re: USB Trojan

All that said, I'd always insist that any "must have" data be made into a proper backup with an off-line copy stored in a fire-proof safe. Could automate that too, except the physical action of putting it into the safe :wink: if her job *depends* on those files, multiple copie taken multi...
by wizardz
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Becoming a father
Replies: 80
Views: 4959

Re: Becoming a father

the best days are yet to come.
enjoy every second of it.
by wizardz
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Building a LIGHTSABER!! Peltier Cooler question...
Replies: 47
Views: 3788

Re: Building a LIGHTSABER!! Peltier Cooler question...

oh !

i love it! awesome job man!!
by wizardz
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: FTTH Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: FTTH Question

i'm not sure about all the providers, but most of them will provide some form of ISP controlled ONT and provide only ethernet on the premise.

M'a Bell up here works that way.
by wizardz
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Becoming a father
Replies: 80
Views: 4959

Re: Becoming a father

first let me start with CONGRATULATIONS!!!! as a very good friend of mine who once said to me (he's a father of two little nuclear powered deamons) - don't listen to the advice of others. (not really but you will understand) thats the only advice i can give you. you will see that everyone around you...
by wizardz
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4273
Views: 611718

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Bill Withers - Ain't no sunshine
by wizardz
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cellular + Wireless Bridge Dual WAN Router?
Replies: 3
Views: 2544

Re: Cellular + Wireless Bridge Dual WAN Router?

hello,

have your checked Peplink?
i know some of their cellular routers may have the functions you are looking for
http://www.peplink.com/products/max-cel ... -cellular/

hope this helps
by wizardz
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Setup Airport Express on a Separate Network
Replies: 1
Views: 1667

Re: Setup Airport Express on a Separate Network

good day! the airport express, when setup in bridge mode will, like most access point bridge the wireless with the wired network. what you are trying to achieve is im assuming to setup some sort of guest network. if security is a concern (its mostly the case), then this configuration will be done wi...
by wizardz
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compressing Data to Save Space
Replies: 21
Views: 1727

Re: Compressing Data to Save Space

is virtualization an option?

we had 2 legacy app servers running windows 2003 that were running out of space (old proprietary applications that just grows overtime with no way to purge any of the old stuff). we ended up virtualizing them so we could increase the size of the disk pretty easily.
by wizardz
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 as a subscription?
Replies: 47
Views: 3566

Re: Windows 10 as a subscription?

An OS may not make sense but there may be a time it will. Take your parents for instance, if all they use their computer for is for email and to surf the web why would they pay for a full fledged OS? Why would they ever need one? i agree, and this is where i believe that "alternative" OS'...
by wizardz
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 as a subscription?
Replies: 47
Views: 3566

Re: Windows 10 as a subscription?

exactly what they have been doing with office for years. it just makes compliance a whole lot easier and finance super happy. heck, it almost makes me happy as well as i don't have to manage those damn licenses anymore. I guess for some people there would be some upsides to this, but I'm not sure t...
by wizardz
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 as a subscription?
Replies: 47
Views: 3566

Re: Windows 10 as a subscription?

exactly what they have been doing with office for years.

it just makes compliance a whole lot easier and finance super happy. heck, it almost makes me happy as well as i don't have to manage those damn licenses anymore.
by wizardz
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?
Replies: 32
Views: 5582

Re: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?

I may have fallen in love with that grey Phantek, no joke. that's actually the one i have. i like the clean look of it. no 5 1/2 bays or anything that can compromise the clean sleek look of the front. i crammed a 360mm rad, an extended-atx board and a 140mm EK-res inside and it just looks gorgeous :)
by wizardz
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?
Replies: 32
Views: 5582

Re: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?

for cases, i've always liked the no-nonsense design of Fractal Design's cases. since you said you don't want jet black it may not appeal to you. i also recently purchased a Phantek Eclipse P400 and i'm pretty happy with how it turned out. also they are faily cheap (price) enclosures.

hope it helps.
by wizardz
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?
Replies: 224
Views: 23123

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

an 80gb zune! i even spent extra to have it custom engraved with "Zune Originals" engraving.. thing is a beast tho.. has been my defacto incar music system for the past decade. then i got a smartphone and the Zune has most likely never seen daylight again, heck it's probably still in the ...
by wizardz
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?
Replies: 224
Views: 23123

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

an 80gb zune! i even spent extra to have it custom engraved with "Zune Originals" engraving.. thing is a beast tho.. has been my defacto incar music system for the past decade. then i got a smartphone and the Zune has most likely never seen daylight again, heck it's probably still in the g...
by wizardz
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm looking for a new wallet
Replies: 38
Views: 3009

Re: I'm looking for a new wallet

BIF, i have been using the ezgo wallets (http://www.ezgowallet.com) since they came out a few years ago. they can hold 3-4 cards per side, plus a full SD and a micro SD. you can also fit about 7-8 bank notes in the space in the middle. it fits very confortably in q front pocket and they also float! ...
by wizardz
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The eyes have it.
Replies: 30
Views: 1826

Re: The eyes have it.

i've had problems with my vision since my early (<5 yo) years..and had been wearing glasses ever since. it then started to degrade up until my early 20's where i couldn't even take a leak standing without my glasses and shortly thereafter it started to be even worse where i couldn't see 5 inches in ...
by wizardz
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Best antivirus / antimalware protection for Windows 10
Replies: 54
Views: 2769

Re: Best antivirus / antimalware protection for Windows 10

I have a new all-in-one HP Pavilion that came with Windows 10 and I need to know what is the best way to protect it. What software is the best for internet protection for viruses/spyware/malware etc.? i personally use Kaspersky Internet Security. its about 50$ per year for 3 devices. (android phone...
by wizardz
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Burying my dad tomorrow
Replies: 52
Views: 4120

Re: Burying my dad tomorrow

my most sincere condolences. hugs to you and your mom.

stay strong my internet friend,
by wizardz
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Circuit Breaker Size
Replies: 59
Views: 6312

Re: Circuit Breaker Size

Electric forced air? Good lord, I don't even want to know how much that was drawing. :o I have little 1kW electric heaters in my apartment, and I'm really cautious about running them because of the bill. 60F all the time in here (mostly heat leaking from the neighbors, I'm ground floor, but the the...
by wizardz
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Help with audio build
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Re: Help with audio build

Yep - I know its overkill. SPDIF a must. Lesser, older components fine too. if SPDIF is a must, regardless of O/S, i will have to go with The Egg's suggestion of a raspberry pi2 with a Digi+ addon (https://www.hifiberry.com/digiplus/) you will have all you want (hardware wise) for about a hundred b...
by wizardz
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Return of the Golden Crushinator
Replies: 28
Views: 4182

Re: Return of the Golden Crushinator

Just curious. Why do people tell horror stories and then end them like this? "It was horrible. There were body parts, blood, and brain matter everywhere. Good times, good times!" Is that like the saying "Bless her heart", where most people mean it just the opposite of a good wis...
by wizardz
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Return of the Golden Crushinator
Replies: 28
Views: 4182

Re: Return of the Golden Crushinator

The truly amazing thing about the Orb's retention mechanism was that you could crack the CPU core *and* shear the tabs off the socket, thereby trashing both CPU and motherboard in a single operation. Genius! the fact that you had to use "significant" force, a flathead screwdriver and more...
by wizardz
Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Default gateway IP keeps reverting?
Replies: 20
Views: 3203

Re: Default gateway IP keeps reverting?

just to rule out anything on the network pushing this to your computer, just run a network capture (wireshark or,tcpdump) with a dhcp/bootp filter. ive had this at a friends place where he had a software sometimes send an ip to some devices and would screw up the networking big time but only "s...
by wizardz
Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, this new Star Wars movie - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 313
Views: 24689

Re: So, this new Star Wars movie

i actually loved it. was also my first 3d movie at the theater.

reading this thread makes me think i'm reading a "declassified" CIA file from the '50s
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