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Kathypellerin
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Re: Who is left

Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:39 am

Still here !
 
meerkt
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Re: Who is left

Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:37 am

Ah, yes. I still remember your first post as if it were yesterday, or so...
 
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Re: Who is left

Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:34 am

Kathypellerin wrote:
Still here !


Who?
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Re: Who is left

Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:34 pm

Are you? Who Who!
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Re: Who is left

Fri Mar 11, 2022 4:53 pm

Kathypellerin wrote:
Still here !

Fuck off, bot who was activated last week.
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Re: Who is left

Sat Mar 12, 2022 12:28 pm

Still here, but it seems Edge Chromium can no longer login, so tried regular chrome today and it worked... been like this for months...
 
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Re: Who is left

Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:32 pm

Hey all! Haven't been in here for an age, surprised anyone at all is still around given the mess on the front page.

kvndoom wrote:
GrimDanfango wrote:
So, erm, where did everyone go? I went to Anandtech for a while, but they barely seem to post PC hardware reviews any more, it's all deep-dive silicon manufacturing geekery, enterprise stuff, and mobile phone reviews. More recently, it seems like I can't even access the site from a central-american IP any more.

I can't put my finger on it exactly, but Tom's Hardware never quite feels right to me... there's reviews, but it somehow feels a bit surface-level and generic. Can't work out if they're just carefully dressing up corporate press releases with benchmarks or if there's genuine depth there...

Are there any lesser-known website gems out there that aren't "and now a word from our sponsors!"? Or has the Youtube "hyperactive dude mugging into the camera in every thumbnail" era fully taken over all of tech journalism?

Anand left Anandtech.

Tom left Tom's Hardware.

I check here once in a blue moon (today is a blue moon, apparently). Anyone who didn't know the depth of knowledge on these forums wouldn't make it past the front page. Oh well.


Andrei, AT"s phone guy left last fall. Can now add Ian Cutress to that list. Just leaves Ryan Smith running Anandtech now, but even they haven't reviewed a single GPU since 2020. Anandtech didn't even post a review of Ampere. I figure Future plc will merge THG and what's left of Anandtech together before too long.

I watch a combination of Hardware Unboxed and GN these days. HUB at least does excellent VRM testing that I don't see replicated anywhere else and HUB had excellent testing of DDR5. Also the best/most exhaustive 6500XT PCIe width testing as well. With Gamers Nexus having that giant fan testing machine I'm looking forward to in depth fan testing from them in the future. Otherwise I just browse https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/ Everything seems to have either migrated to Reddit or to channel-specific Discord servers, but you have to be a donor to get into most of them.
 
kuraegomon
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Re: Who is left

Sat Mar 12, 2022 6:06 pm

Here for the 1st time in a couple of years I guess... and the last. Godspeed gerbils. Godspeed.

EDIT: Heavens forfend, my last forum post was FIVE years ago! I guess I was always more active in article comments... back when articles were written by actual humans. Sorry, I loved the old TR too much to interface in any way with what it's become.
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Re: Who is left

Mon Mar 14, 2022 6:19 pm

STILL. OLD. FRIEND.
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Re: Who is left

Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:16 pm

YAAAAWN.

Holy ****, I'm married and have a 2 year old. What the **** is up tech nerds? This site sucks **** amirite?
 
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Re: Who is left

Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:43 pm

Wow, my account still works. Hi there.
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khelben1979
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Re: Who is left

Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:43 pm

I guess I'm still here too! but as you can see I very rarely post anything. It's nice to see there's some people left. Would be good if there's some guys getting together to resurrect this website and just drop the activity from this place. Maybe some day?
 
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Re: Who is left

Tue May 03, 2022 4:57 pm

I miss you all terribly, thanks for being a part of my tech life for so long.
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Technerd78
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Re: Who is left

Thu May 05, 2022 3:10 am

I'm getting bored, anyone up
 
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Re: Who is left

Fri May 06, 2022 8:59 am

Two thoughts:

1.) Who the **** are you
2.) You came to the wrong forum if you're bored
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Re: Who is left

Sun May 08, 2022 3:41 pm

I didn't know bots could get bored.
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Re: Who is left

Sat May 21, 2022 5:49 am

Krogoth wrote:
Vrock wrote:
Back when Celeron 300As ran at 450mhz. And Intel hated it.
Mendocino Celerons were more of a happy accident. Intel was experimenting on trying to add on-die L2 cache. They were resulted, because they only able to cram 128KiB of it on 250nm node. Intel marketing branded them as "Celerons" while at time Slot 1 Pentium IIs had 512KiB on back of the module but it operated on back-side bus (1/2 of the CPU clockspeed) versus the full clockspeed that L2 cache enjoyed on Mendocino "Celeron". The "Celeron" could easily handle the same clockspeed as their Pentium II brethen (Same architecutre) and were faster as long as the data fit could within smaller L2 Cache pool.
In a way, Mendocino "Celeron" were kinda a proto-"Coppermine" Pentium III at least the Socket 370 version.

There's two other CPUs to discuss, with that: the Dixon Pentium II, and the other Dixon Pentium II.

The Dixon Pentium II is basically a Mendocino Celeron with the L2 cache block duplicated and attached on the end of the existing one - so it has 256 kiB just like the later Coppermine - sold for mobile use (from 266 to 400 MHz), as far as I can tell from die shots.

...and then there's the later steppings of the 400 MHz Dixon Pentium II, which is a die shrink to 180 nm, making it even more of a proto-Coppermine. (But it has a completely different floorplan from the actual Coppermine, as it's still a Mendocino with more L2, just die-shrunk.)
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meerkt
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Re: Who is left

Sat May 21, 2022 6:07 am

Sheesh. Every thread is derailed into hardware talk... :)
 
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Re: Who is left

Sat May 21, 2022 8:19 pm

Well took 3 tries to guess my password but 3rd time was a charm. First visit in probably a year.

Usually hangout at smallnetbuilder forums and techpowerup (mechtech *handle) now. Forums here are really tapering off now also. Too bad, is/was a lot of knowledgeable people here.
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Re: Who is left

Sun May 22, 2022 10:50 am

meerkt wrote:
Sheesh. Every thread is derailed into hardware talk... :)

Isn't what this site and forums used to be about? ;)
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Re: Who is left

Sun May 22, 2022 1:40 pm

I was an extremely occasional poster to the forums, and I just came back today to see what it looked like... and I find this forum post! So I guess I'm kinda still here
 
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Re: Who is left

Tue May 24, 2022 10:04 pm

jeesh. This website still pops in my recommended pages and occasionally I misclick it like I just did. :cry: I had good run here; it was fun learning about everything from you all.
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Re: Who is left

Sat May 28, 2022 4:45 pm

Another one who has posted occasionally. Add today to the list. Was just thinking about BBQ with Dr. Fish.
I have nothing more to say about that.
 
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Re: Who is left

Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:27 pm

Xylker wrote:
Another one who has posted occasionally. Add today to the list. Was just thinking about BBQ with Dr. Fish.


where is the damn post/thread of the trbbq 2022 ffs?
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Re: Who is left

Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:29 pm

thegleek, that's an user that I haven't seen in a long, long time.
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Re: Who is left

Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:05 pm

thegleek wrote:
Xylker wrote:
Another one who has posted occasionally. Add today to the list. Was just thinking about BBQ with Dr. Fish.


where is the damn post/thread of the trbbq 2022 ffs?


Not here, that's pretty clear
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Re: Who is left

Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:57 pm

thegleek wrote:
Xylker wrote:
Another one who has posted occasionally. Add today to the list. Was just thinking about BBQ with Dr. Fish.


where is the damn post/thread of the trbbq 2022 ffs?


Do you still have your IRC up?
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Re: Who is left

Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:42 pm

semi-annual checkin (actually seeing if I could still find an Acronis code from an old subscription here, and i don't see how)

to add at least the tiniest amount of substance, I might occasionally appear at TechPowerUp, HotHardware, ServeTheHome forums and comments

It's ahhhh...difficult to check in here. I miss it so much. Last year i reread all the major cpu reviews from sandy bridge to coffee lake. I don't know why - because I had the time. I just ... missed it.
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Re: Who is left

Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:40 am

I come to the forums and site every once in a blue moon to mourn what once was.
 
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Re: Who is left

Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:58 pm

Activity in the Back porch!

Good to see some familiar names still posting. I'll admit, I'm checking in less and less, as time goes by. Such a shame, as the TR was my home page since 2000 or 2001, up until about 5 years ago... or so...

Hope you all are doing well!

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