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#1199143 What's on your mind?

Posted by Nich... on 14 January 2018 - 11:37 AM

It's twisted logic to think you should be taking responsibility for Haiti, just because someone pointed out its fucked up history.

#1198920 Perth drivers - again....

Posted by Nich... on 08 January 2018 - 11:26 AM

where you can do 5~6 100kmph down to 20kmph hour speed changes within a 30 second period

That seems like one of those situations where someone asks why you keep going back up to 100 if you have to keep dropping to 20 so often.

#1198842 Perth drivers - again....

Posted by Nich... on 05 January 2018 - 04:18 PM

Phew, glad it's only an issue in Perth!

#1198237 how crap is this government ?

Posted by Nich... on 06 December 2017 - 02:04 PM

They kind of have to, right? After they killed off all the nightlife?

#1198101 My leg and the last 2 months

Posted by Nich... on 29 November 2017 - 10:42 PM

JFC, I hope you're keeping comfortable for the next few, and thebusiness is being taken care of.

#1198011 Too Many Damn Lakes! Intel's coming CPU's

Posted by Nich... on 25 November 2017 - 01:46 PM

This seems like a long time on the same basic architecture. If they're having issues with manufacturing quality, it also seems like it'd be a good time to get a lot of work done on the replacement architecture.

Or at this point are 8/9/10th gen different enough to first gen core, that it's really just branding?

#1197711 Main PC took 6 hours - 8 attempts to boot...

Posted by Nich... on 12 November 2017 - 01:29 PM

I've had an 8TB drive that's been problematic over the last year or so.  Normally it works fine, but every few months, windows has a hard time detecting it as connected.  When that happens, i/o on every drive grinds to a halt as windows has a panic attack trying to work out why it can't see that drive that should be there and is still getting power.


It's set up as a removable drive (all sata drives are) via ahci or whatever, but it's the unexpected nature of it appearing then disapearing that seems to cause problems.


#1197687 Bitcoin trading.....

Posted by Nich... on 11 November 2017 - 01:56 PM

Bitcoin comes across to me as the world's biggest pontzi scheme

One day somebody will wake up and realise it is based on wishful thinking
Then the whole thing comes down like a house of cards

The same goes for investing in foreign currency of any kind, really.


But Yeah, the friends I've seen trying to drum up support and groups and commissions and etc all seem to be making it sound like a pyramid scheme.

#1197686 iNeed to upgrade - which Intel socket 2066 motherboard?

Posted by Nich... on 11 November 2017 - 01:49 PM

If Intel does a big comeback, I don't see how it'll be using the same motherboards as used for lower core chips.

If AMD do need a socket upgrade if you want to swap in a better CPU in a year or two, the total spend is still likely to be less, right?

The big things I'd be looking at in terms of which microarchitecture to lock yourself in to are whether the software you use supports any specific instructions that are mutually exclusive.

Depending on your contacts/networks, if you're right and there are no real consultants doing this kind of build for this kind of market segment, you could potentially try contacting AMD and Intel and talking about a benchmark system to test workflows, and see if you can score free/discounted kit?

#1197349 NBN - Is it too expensive?

Posted by Nich... on 01 November 2017 - 06:55 PM

No, you can still have a TA. It's just not a custom built job to cater for POTS passthrough, meaning there's no economy of scale at all, custom firmware, etc.

#1197263 "As official as it gets" Atomic Meet - 17 years young! Date-3 Feb 18

Posted by Nich... on 30 October 2017 - 06:49 PM

... You think there's a chance that people will be bothered to travel when they can't be bothered to log in?

No guarantees that anyone committing/maybeing on facespace will actually attend, but yeah. There are people who won't even try the 'shit I forgot my password' link, or reach out to try and contact a mod to reset email addresses/passwords, but there are also a bunch of people who see each other elsewhere-online and face to face regularly enough who might go for shits and giggles, but wouldn't necessarily be arsed to log in here.

Like that Hector cunt!

#1197174 Pc build south Aus

Posted by Nich... on 24 October 2017 - 01:39 PM

I wouldn't be trusting a random (as in, not a friend I trust, not a store that has to fix fuckups) to build a PC for me.

If they break shit, GL

#1197153 Pc build south Aus

Posted by Nich... on 23 October 2017 - 06:07 PM

There won't be a clash per se, you just can't use gsync on a freesync screen, so it won't adaptively change refresh rates.

#1197140 Pc build south Aus

Posted by Nich... on 23 October 2017 - 12:48 PM

You have internet?

MSY have a website and email.

All you need is someone to pick it up for you - or just order it when you're closer to coming home and presumable prices go down.

#1197005 New Rig help please Budget $2000

Posted by Nich... on 18 October 2017 - 03:38 PM

I'm using a 4 core from a few years ago now, and the only issue I have is when gaming and having 200 tabs open in firefox as well as a flash game in the background. That's not really a typical usecase.

Banking on 6 or 8 cores now, at a premium, when you won't use them now but maybe will in the future? Nah.