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by meerkt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sidegrading C2D
Replies: 20
Views: 972

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.
by meerkt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 1540

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

You don't need to be logged in to read the forum.
And of course auxy is auxy.
by meerkt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

It just really wasn't that bad. Different than TR of old, yes, but still a lot better than 'clickbait'. I think tanker27 was referring to stuff like "Gamers are sure to appreciate". I also somewhat dislike, in the following, the passive voice and the harmless-word-turned-buzzword "ex...
by meerkt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 78
Views: 2324

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

Homepage uses a mixture of low-quality JPEGs (10-20K for ~100K pixel), and unneeded PNGs (large file sizes).
Also elsewhere there's PNG misuse where high quality JPEG would be smaller with nearly same quality.
by meerkt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: I'm responsible for aepp-sdk-go - need opinions on usability vs functionality
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: I'm responsible for aepp-sdk-go - need opinions on usability vs functionality

A difference in feature set can be understandable, but I don't see a reason for the options to have different names or behave differently. Depending on the target platforms/scenarios, wouldn't it would make sense for the secondary interfaces (JS/Py) to just be frontends/bridges to the main/native pr...
by meerkt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: I'm responsible for aepp-sdk-go - need opinions on usability vs functionality
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: I'm responsible for aepp-sdk-go - need opinions on usability vs functionality

I'm not a target user, nor a unix user, but on Windows I'd prefer to have an app to do everything directly, without relying on batch files. If those 3 commands are usually but not always executed as a single composite operation, I'd also implement the composite operation as a single command. It migh...
by meerkt
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sidegrading C2D
Replies: 20
Views: 972

Re: Sidegrading C2D

Why did you have all these OEM machines?

For the same price (and assuming you have suitable mobos), would you take an X5460 over an i5-760?
by meerkt
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sidegrading C2D
Replies: 20
Views: 972

Re: Sidegrading C2D

I guess what I said up there is conflicting. :) Dual-channel that's only good for the northbridge IGP is a shame. Not trying to overclock the PCIe, only make sure it stays at 100MHz. I haven't bookmarked the discussions, but I recall something about >300 FSBs doing PCIe trouble in some cases. Maybe ...
by meerkt
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sidegrading C2D
Replies: 20
Views: 972

Re: Sidegrading C2D

The lack of AHCI support was puzzling, and caught me by surprise. There are ICH7 variants that do support it, but not the vanilla variant. At least below 333MHz there's benefit to dual-channel. Bandwidth improved with FSB = 306 instead of 266. I guess the CPU- and RAM-side clocks are dependent. Is t...
by meerkt
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Monitor Shopping - Will I Regret a "Good" TN Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Monitor Shopping - Will I Regret a "Good" TN Panel

rudimentary_lathe wrote:
4 out of 4 votes against the TN

To clarify, above, it wasn't scare quotes. I really don't know.
by meerkt
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sidegrading C2D
Replies: 20
Views: 972

Re: Sidegrading C2D

Interesting. Didn't think of set associativity. Any benchmarks specifically designed to check the effects of associativity? The RAM is DDR3-1333 (so 666 MHz bus). If an even FSB ratio matters, that would be 333. But doesn't the RAM anyway change its external and internal clocks in lockstep? And I re...
by meerkt
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

Sidetracks are fundamental to the zeitgeist of this place. The side-discussion will be difficult to find in here, but so be it. Your attributions are incorrect in large part The list was id-ordered, with the names inserted where someone joins the fray. considering another fact that Ads becoming mor...
by meerkt
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Monitor Shopping - Will I Regret a "Good" TN Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Monitor Shopping - Will I Regret a "Good" TN Panel

I don't have an opinion on "good TNs". So just some notes regarding the other two techs. Some IPSes don't have IPS glow (but may be rare, most of those on TFT Central do glow), and some VAs' limited viewing angles can be quite annoying, depending on the specifics of the panel, and screen s...
by meerkt
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

( If no one objects, and a mod/admin feels inclined, here's a suggested sidetrack post list to move to a new thread, tentatively dubbed "Forum software (and JavaScript)": Redocbew 736 excession 774 776 779 781 Mr Bill 782 784 785 788 789 FireGryphon 790 791 795 796 799 Captain Ned 800 tank...
by meerkt
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

I remember when Steve sold the Shack, even that was handled much better. An apt comparison. For some reason that was also what I had in mind. ShackNews' design had character , and also comments were prominently featured in the homepage (and TR articles linked in the right-side column). Then the hom...
by meerkt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

search results being messed up when they had javascript turned off That'd be unexpected, but don't know. My searches use an external search engine. dynamically generated content was considered an SEO no-no, because search engines couldn't index I assume dynamic forums serve plain static pages to bo...
by meerkt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

and it’s tough to edit text with an on-screen keyboard, such as whittling down quotes Oh. I don't see why. phpBB works perfectly fine. ... o... k. Come to think of it, haven't we talked about this before? Probably no earlier than two pages back? Oh, and I full-quoted JUST TO PISS YOU OFF! Alright. ...
by meerkt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

disabling javascript isn't a realistic use case these days I don't see why. phpBB works perfectly fine. I wonder how much of that stuff could be avoided by not using the default theme? Some of the more superficial stuff, perhaps. Core functionality, I'm guessing not. PS: Edited my post above after ...
by meerkt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

I'm curious, what don't you like about it? Some of the convenience features in Discourse may be nice extras, but the base functionality is lacking. I also dislike the default skin. A non-exhaustive list... Thread list: * Infinite scroll * No "thread starter" and "last post" * Su...
by meerkt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

excession wrote:
Discourse is pretty excellent.

Not for me.

Chrispy_ wrote:

Hah, nice. Didn't know it existed. I thought of creating something similar but never did. If I frequent a site I just add custom CSS overrides.
BTW, there are other useful extensions by the same author.
by meerkt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

just brew it! wrote:
https://techreport.com/blog/17915/remembering-the-gotbyte-incident/

Some images missing there. Oddly, also on the Wayback Machine.
by meerkt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

On the topic of forum software, it'd be nice to have quoted blocks link to the quoted message. The feature was added in phpBB 3.2, but apparently the forum is on 3.1.

Draal wrote:
having to remember the hyphen between tech and report

Or the space. :)
by meerkt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

How come there's no GDPR cookie nag yet? :) (Never got the point. Mandating by law that people would be required to dismiss, repeatedly, a meaningless popup that no one reads.)
by meerkt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

drfish wrote:
The forums are here to stay. My understanding is that they are SEO gold. They may be migrated to a different platform

Uh oh. I thought phpBB was safe. I hope it's not going to turn into a JS-ridden infinite-scroll 5-topics-per-screen #-days-ago facsimile-of-the-current-homepage sort of thing.
by meerkt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I got married
Replies: 30
Views: 682

Re: I got married

derFunkenstein wrote:
What a weird direction this thread has taken.

It's a tech forum, and steelcity_ballin mentioned it in the OP. Benchmarking different marriage techniques is to be expected. :)
by meerkt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

I fondly (well, maybe not so fondly) remember spending entire weekends 10 hours each day cranking out launch-day reviews When was that? Even taking shortcuts (re-using old results within reason) Isn't that the normal practice? Keep the base hardware and core drivers the same so that one doesn't hav...
by meerkt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25795

Re: Something's different...

SecretSquirrel wrote:
Many of us found the site early in our careers and have followed since. We have progressed during this time. Some quite far.
Hey, speak for yourself.
by meerkt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I got married
Replies: 30
Views: 682

Re: I got married

The Amish, as is directly relevant to this case, absolutely have ministers (and very prestigious ones within the community at that). Wikipedia says also the Amish are into that, though the linked reference only mentions Quakers and Bahai. As to people in general, no, I mean come on. Obviously most ...
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