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by meerkt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 77
Views: 2304

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

Chrispy_ wrote:
leave now and remember TR as it was

The forums are intact.

meerkt wrote:
I noticed Usacomp2k3's Starlink article is attributed to "Administrator".

Still unchanged..
by meerkt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 196
Views: 10079

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Adding allergens would make it easier if you're on a diet (and allergic), but otherwise?

Captain Ned wrote:
meerkt wrote:
Any confirmed surprise attendees? :)

That's one powerful oxymoron.

Not that powerful. It's part of their official title: Surprise Attendees.
by meerkt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Earnings Q2 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Earnings Q2 2019

blastdoor wrote:
1. AMD ... But will these guys ever get to a point where they are a solidly profitable company?

Maybe starting next quarter? Give them time. They've only been around 50 years.
by meerkt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 77
Views: 2304

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

derFunkenstein wrote:
It's back, if you want to read it. :)

Thanks. I'll venture into the great white... :)
by meerkt
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 196
Views: 10079

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Any confirmed surprise attendees? :)
by meerkt
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: hp charger died, cannot find replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: hp charger died, cannot find replacement

Don't forget to check if the laptop's under a 2 or 3 years extended warranty.
by meerkt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1052
Views: 25549

Re: Something's different...

morphine wrote:
I've elected to step away from TR. I'll probably still stick around in the forums.

The forums are now TheTrueTR™. On the upside, more time to perfect your economy picking? :)
by meerkt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 1535

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

DragonFli wrote:
I came out of TR Forum AND Wikipedia retirement

Still with a Geforce 6800GT? :)
by meerkt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 77
Views: 2304

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

Yeah, I know it's theirs (and now inaccessible).
Anyway, it'll resurface eventually.
by meerkt
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 77
Views: 2304

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

It's more efficient, and safer. Can you really count on no server hiccups, and JS editors or browser history behavior? Even forum posts I write locally first. :)
Plus, I'd want to keep my own creations.
by meerkt
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Recommend me a TV
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Recommend me a TV

The Egg wrote:
input lag. Unfortunately reviewers generally ignore this area
Try Rtings. That's the good thing about them; reviews are primarily hard data.
by meerkt
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 77
Views: 2304

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

derFunkenstein wrote:
It's in the old CMS and totally inaccessible.

You don't write locally?!
by meerkt
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Recommend me a TV
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Recommend me a TV

sometimes leaving it on the pause screen for extended periods of time

So turn it off. :)

OLED might be okay even for PC use, but see this:
https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-li ... rn-in-test
by meerkt
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 77
Views: 2304

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

derFunkenstein wrote:
Discussed in the other thread. It got lost to the ether in The Click. I'm particularly sad about it.

That's a bizarre migration problem.

You can post the rest on the forums, no? It's the same site. :)
by meerkt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 77
Views: 2304

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

I will add the latest 32bit Opera to my sneaker net list. As far as I can tell the site works okay with Opera 12. An unpleasant too-much-JS pause in the homepage, but otherwise functional. Which other older browsers do you use, and whither do you sneakernet? have the images browsable as a gallery. ...
by meerkt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1052
Views: 25549

Re: Something's different...

So not linking-overriding, but that old thing that dynamically turns text into URLs to random destinations? Like qmacpoint, I don't see these links. The only links on the subscriptions page are to redeem it! which leads to a 404, and to Macrium thru a Viglink redirect. That's on two different browse...
by meerkt
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1052
Views: 25549

Re: Something's different...

The design problems and bugs were discussed earlier in this thread.

But link hijacking is new. When/on what do you get it?
by meerkt
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Weird bug and weirder solution...
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Weird bug and weirder solution...

What happens if you use a local file instead of on \\utilserver?
by meerkt
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 77
Views: 2304

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

sconesy wrote:
my subscription info

Might be of help:
https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic ... 1&t=122216
by meerkt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sidegrading C2D
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: Sidegrading C2D

Right. Intriguing. I wonder what's the deal there.
by meerkt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Carbide Series 275R vs others..
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Carbide Series 275R vs others..

If you want a new case for other reasons that's something else. I don't have specific case suggestions. But those high temperatures, I'm not sure it's the case to blame. It doesn't seem likely any normal-functioning HSF would keep an i7-4770K at 50-60C above ambient. R9 290s are power-hungry and pot...
by meerkt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sidegrading C2D
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: Sidegrading C2D

setaG_lliB wrote:
Core 2 is well over twice as fast as Netburst clock-for-clock.

But that's quad core versus dual core.
by meerkt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Carbide Series 275R vs others..
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Carbide Series 275R vs others..

If it doesn't fit, it's cheaper to get another cooler than a case. But before that, it's not impossible, maybe even likely, that there's no actual problem with the Zalman. If the fan rotates freely and sounds fine, did you try to reapply thermal paste and reseat the heatsink? And if not, perhaps try...
by meerkt
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.

NTSC DVDs are always 720x480. They can be wide or not (16:9, 4:3 ratios) but that happens on playback, the actual stored images are the same resolution. There's no point in encoding as 1080p. You're just extrapolating and adding pixels before encode. It increases your file size, or reduces quality f...
by meerkt
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.

If you mean remultiplex to MP4 or AVI, I've no idea if Handbrake can do that or it's only for transcoding. But you can remux between MKV/MP4/others with Avidemux (GUI) or ffmpeg (CLI; can't suggest a GUI frontend). There's no point in using AVI nowadays, I'm not even sure it can hold MPEG2. If the s...
by meerkt
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.

They're already low-quality, so I'd not re-encode them. A DVD is only 4.7 or 9GB, not too big.

I'd remux to MKV, for example with this:
https://www.makemkv.com/
by meerkt
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Carbide Series 275R vs others..
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Carbide Series 275R vs others..

Welcome!

Why did you need a new cooler, and why this specific model?
A comfortable case seems more important to me than this or that cooler.
by meerkt
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sidegrading C2D
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: Sidegrading C2D

I wouldn't characterize CPU performance based on just one specific domain. JavaScript is more popular than AES, but even so. Based on a wider set of performance figures (from this review ) C2D seems twice as fast as its predecessor, which is still impressive and surprising. C2D E6700 2.66GHz vs Pent...
by meerkt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sidegrading C2D
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: Sidegrading C2D

How do you figure a 3x increase between 2005 and 2006?

I don't think AMD is to blame for the slowdown in CPU progress, not materially. It's physics, and you can't always get technological breakthroughs on demand. It's not only Intel and AMD/GF, but also Samsung, TSMC, and others.
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