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Posted Sat Nov 4, 2017 7:47 PM
Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 5:22 PM
And now for something truly depressing:
Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:49 PM
I "use" youtube to find stuff, but i have never uploaded anything to youtube.
Edited by ramidavis, Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:54 PM.
Posted Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:39 PM
MOTHERF.... could have at least been a beige one with a Mistumi keyboard.
Yeah, no kidding...
Posted Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:31 PM
Anyone have a 3.9K carbon film, 5% tolerance, 1/2watt resistor laying around they would not mind parting with via snail mail? I am finding that I must either buy more than I need and/or pay a high shipping cost. This is for a washing machine control board that has a nice, new scorch mark thanks to a failed switch.
Posted Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 PM
Hauling laundry to a family member's house will certainly mean spending more time (and money) than I can save waiting a few weeks, so I'll probably just bite the bullet and order from somewhere by tomorrow if no one has one laying around. I do like that price, though! I think some places are making extra profit charging ridiculous shipping fees for things that shouldn't cost more than a postage stamp to ship. Ah well.
Posted Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:54 AM
Any device built around Intel's low-power Clover Trail Atom processors between 2012 and 2015 are being blocked from installing the Creators Update of Windows 10. Users who try to install the latest version of windows are prompted with a message which reads: “Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC.”
Posted Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:19 AM
I miss the era of 'customer satisfaction' and 'customer service'. It seems now day's companies specifically design for 'planned obsolescence' as a way of forcing the consumer into being nothing more than and endless conduit of money.
I say screw 'em. If I can still find a TI-99/4A useful for something, how long do you think I'll be clutching onto my PC with Windows 7?
Posted Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:52 AM
Honestly (and sadly), i have seen hints of the linux world moving this direction also.
I triple-boot any pc i own: windows xp/7 (depending on hardware age), ubuntu 11.04 (last ubuntu to use REAL gnome 2, not a lookalikes like gnome-shell and mate [mate is good, but it is NOT gnome2]), and whatever the latest ubuntu release is.
If i can get something running under ubuntu 11.04, all the better. If not, i try the latest ubuntu. If all else fails, i go looking for windows-versions of programs.
...Did you know alot of the time, the only reason newer linux software will not work on older versions of linux is they were compiled for a newer version of libc?
If you can manage to recompile the software on a older libc, chances are good you get the software to work on your "outdated" linux.
Why the heck is mozilla pumping out updates like a machine gun? I am still running firefox 48 and not experiencing any problems.
What could possibly need patching that often? If your software honestly has so many bugs that you have to issue patches that often, i would call that some really bad programming.
On my outdated ubuntu 11.04 setup, i have full support of my ati video card. If i were to update to the latest linux versions, i would lose that, my card has been deemed legacy by ati, plus the last version of the legacy driver from ati that supports my card does not support the version of x.org used by modern linux distros, AND my wireless card that works out of the box on ubuntu 11.04 does not work by default on newer versions; i have to go hardwired until i manage to get the driver setup and working.
In my opinion, nowadays linux and windows both suck. But linux is still the lesser evil. Oh, and linux-distro builders: can we please lose the dang dark-theme as default theme bs? That'd be great. Quit kissing butt and copycatting the latest windows and mac features.
Edited by ramidavis, Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:03 AM.
Posted Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:44 PM
Posted Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:16 PM
I bet a guy could processes YouTube videos pretty quick on this Alienware PC. I dunno about you guys though, it may or may not be 'overkill', but I think it's rather steep in the price department. What do you think?
At $17K it's about $14K - $15K too much.
The dual Titan Z cards are outdated and overpriced when compared to GTX 1080s (currently $4K each vs $500). The 1080s also appear to run circles around the Titans:
Throw in another $1K or $2K for current generation I7 CPU/ Motherboard/ RAM / etc. Of course you'd have to put it together yourself, but like I said you'd save $14K - $15K.
Posted Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:02 PM
it drives me nuts a little how bitcoin mining has driven the costs of GPUs- it makes sourcing cards for us lazy poor folks all that much harder.
im looking at building a gaming machine for my wife next year to replace her aging one i built 6 years ago, lol
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