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by aristide1
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: The 10 to 100 Million+ Points PLUS club, All are welcome..
Replies: 99
Views: 154534

Re: The 10 to 100 Million+ Points PLUS club, All are welcom

NeilBlanchard wrote:Looks like the new GTX 970 card is doing ~33,000 points every 3 hours. That's about 260,000PPD - holy moly! It took me about 6 years to get my first million points; now it is 1.8M per week!
Where are those motherboards with the 6 full length PCIE slots when you need them???
by aristide1
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: The 10 to 100 Million+ Points PLUS club, All are welcome..
Replies: 99
Views: 154534

Re: The 10 to 100 Million+ Points PLUS club, All are welcom

It also seems the 980 has a lot more grunt for very little additional power usage. Yeah the price of admission stings, but if you want to compete with Cordis...... :mrgreen:
by aristide1
Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

Happy 2015

Just saying "2015" seems like I am living in the future. It doesn't seem possible. 2014 sure was a mixed bag. Too much and too little of everything. It seems for every positive thing mankind does it also does 3 more in the other direction. Why does everything and everyone have to be so polarized? Wh...
by aristide1
Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Advice on a "second-grade" folding rig
Replies: 4
Views: 10599

Re: Advice on a "second-grade" folding rig

Such a pity that AMD socket AM1 motherboards are so limited in slots. You can pick up a new 25 watt process for like $40. But you can forget about PCIe slots, let alone 2 of them. Oddly enough my Sandy Bridge quad core with integrated video would idle at 35 watts, so perhaps the point is moot. I'd l...
by aristide1
Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production
Replies: 23
Views: 11652

Re: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production

Yes, Monoprice is the bomb for accessories. Observations, this using a Sony BD player about $60. DVDs are more juddery, halos with fast movement. Facial hair is there when still, as soon as there is any movement it goes, as if the camera loses focus. While Blu-rays are smoother they also are not per...
by aristide1
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production
Replies: 23
Views: 11652

Re: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production

May it live long? Any company that places capacitors next to scorching heat sinks is not ignorant, it's planned obsolescence. The government has spent a decade getting the public to accept Social Security is going away. Flat panel TVs manufactures have spent a decade getting the public to accept tha...
by aristide1
Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production
Replies: 23
Views: 11652

Re: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production

Well your chance at a new plasma is all but finished. A few 60" inch LGs and Samsungs are available here and there, the last of the 51" 5300 series are all pentile sets. I need not their history of failure nor cost of ownership. I settled for a Samsung H6350. The brightness is superb, I don't unders...
by aristide1
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SpyBot
Replies: 2
Views: 2644

SpyBot

I sent them so money. I figured, what the hell? They pulled my fat out of the fire more than once.

Well worth it.
by aristide1
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heartbleed bug, change passwords?
Replies: 11
Views: 5363

Re: Heartbleed bug, change passwords?

My precautions tend to be more like pull more cash out of the ATM and use that at Target and other stores for small purchases. I don't need this crap. The fewer transactions you create anywhere the safer you are.
by aristide1
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Speakers with TV
Replies: 9
Views: 5162

Re: Speakers with TV

High end audio is not crap. But there many companies that claim to be high end and are liars. There are no high end receivers. All receivers, even the $2000 models are all built to a price point, with tons of features that may actually degrade sound quality, which is why Denon used to have a "pure d...
by aristide1
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production
Replies: 23
Views: 11652

Re: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production

OMG, there's 1 Panny 50 inch ST60 left at the local Sears. I wonder if I can get them to give it away?
by aristide1
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Speakers with TV
Replies: 9
Views: 5162

Re: Speakers with TV

You should buy what you can afford and enjoy. Years ago CTR TVs and monitors required shielded speakers, this is no longer an issue for most people. Computer speakers are more sound compromised than most speakers, but if you like certain ones by all means. I chose a low priced 2 channel receiver and...
by aristide1
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
Replies: 33
Views: 17002

Re: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

It's nice to see my Samsung 830 isn't a boat anchor. Yet.
by aristide1
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer reviews
Replies: 18
Views: 9214

Re: Backblaze HD reliability survey vs Newegg customer revie

It's rather unfortunate that Newegg reviews have been "Amazon-ed" and have become pretty much useless. In the old days a "hard drive" review was based on 1 model and 1 capacity on Newegg, so you could see if a certain size drive had more problems than others with say fewer platters. Not anymore, lik...
by aristide1
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor as TEMP drive
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: Velociraptor as TEMP drive

For $40 I'd buy more memory if my OS supports it and just turn off the swap file.
by aristide1
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Desktop 4TB, any input?
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: Seagate Desktop 4TB, any input?

I'm staying away from 4TB drives, slower or faster these 5 platter jobs run hotter than their 3TB 4 platter counterparts. This is fine with a drive in a PC enclosure, but in an external all plastic tiny enclosure they are much more likely to run above their temp spec, resulting in shorter life.
by aristide1
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bluetooth or wireless keyboard with trackpad for Smart TV
Replies: 10
Views: 5525

Re: Bluetooth or wireless keyboard with trackpad for Smart T

NeilBlanchard wrote:Aris, does the space bar on the K400 work in your YouTube client?
Sorry I did not get back to you sooner. My system and the K400 are miles apart at this time, but they will reunite March 1st. I'm not 100% sure what you mean, ie does the space bar act as a pause button?
by aristide1
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Goes Work.
Replies: 0
Views: 2220

How Goes Work.

I've been an IT consultant for almost 8 months now. Coding phase is almost complete. I've been asked to join the test team, that's good. That work is 1800 miles away, there's no relocation or expenses paid. That's not so good. Final decision will be based on the usual, do I have any choice? My goal ...
by aristide1
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bluetooth or wireless keyboard with trackpad for Smart TV
Replies: 10
Views: 5525

Re: Bluetooth or wireless keyboard with trackpad for Smart T

I got the K400 as well, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126264 I like having the touch pad out of the way, no accidental swipes. No real reason the top row of keys is so short, no harm either. I really like using VLC Player on the PC, quite an assortment of deinterlacers, th...
by aristide1
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate NAS HDD 4TB
Replies: 14
Views: 10486

Re: Seagate NAS HDD 4TB

I look at the consumers reviews of HDs these days. They ain't what they used to be.

I would consider paying double for a WD Black, made in Thailand.

No offense.
by aristide1
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FIOS jacked up my bill by 30%
Replies: 3
Views: 2521

FIOS jacked up my bill by 30%

My Internet & phone went from $74 to $96. I can't believe this crap. Options? I see Time Warner actually has a monthly rental fee for the modem, but you can buy your own modem. I'm not home much, I may go with the public library & Starbucks options for a while.

Greedy a$$holes.
by aristide1
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production
Replies: 23
Views: 11652

Re: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production

I would expect your plasma to be built far better than anything made today.

My mistake, I meant to say your plasma is built better than everything made today.

Aris
by aristide1
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production
Replies: 23
Views: 11652

Re: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production

This was an interesting development of the Holiday. The Samsung PN51F5300, a 51 inch 1080P plasma wth no frills, dropped 20% in price to $529. The 42 and 43 inch 720P plasmas didn't budge and don't expect them to either. Given plasmas rather limited life expectency this may hold some of us over unti...
by aristide1
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 1
Views: 1884

Happy Thanksgiving!

We set aside this day to give thanks, so be thankful already.
Eat too much and watch TV with your eyes closed.
Nom nom nom zzz zzz zzz.

Yours truly,
Mr Grumpy.
by aristide1
Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production
Replies: 23
Views: 11652

Re: Panasonic stopping all Plasma TV production

Panny TC-P50ST60 was a grand about 6 months ago, still a grand.

Black Friday sales my a$$.
by aristide1
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There is no racist like Mettyx
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: There is no racist like Mettyx

Vicotnik wrote:You're a grumpy old man, aristide1. But we love you. :)
Bah, humbug!

:mrgreen:
by aristide1
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There is no racist like Mettyx
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: There is no racist like Mettyx

Seriously, who's the danger here? The person who targets 1 justifiably or who demonizes huge groups? And as any justice court judge would say "You opened the door." You think I am critical, which is not true, I merely pointed out the hypocrisy of his own viewpoints. It's his words that make him a ra...
by aristide1
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There is no racist like Mettyx
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

There is no racist like Mettyx

Make accusations and then run away.

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by aristide1
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good free email service?
Replies: 11
Views: 5127

Re: Good free email service?

After this hate filled rant I wonder what the zealot originator is trying to hide.

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by aristide1
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13522

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

Remember when anytime you point out the savage, primitive and barbaric nature of all Islamic countries, you substantiate it with facts and statistics, and point out how the Islamic brain rot is different than other superstition-induced brain rots like Christianity, the first thing that pops out of ...