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  1. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    Really, maybe just a little bit more thought should have gone into the naming of this news story: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6639696/turkey-russia-mull-joint-patrols-in-idlib/?cs=14232
  2. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    The problem I have with these parodying cartoons & sketches - it's just so easy to sit on the outside criticising, with the benefit of 20:20 hindsight usually in hand.
  3. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    Sounds like some sort of populist stunt. I bet if he won the election he'd not have shown the same concern.
  4. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    PMSL. Armed robbery with toilet paper taken in Hong Kong. "2 men arrested, a third on the run"
  5. Rybags

    Regular laptop or 2-in-1 ?

    I've had a go and worked on some such as Yoga and Surface 2. Nice as in light, compact and portable but onscreen keyboard is something I don't care much for and I'd probably never end up using it in tablet mode.
  6. Dual station... I should have bought one of those. With hotswap you're supposed to perform a proper dismount/safely remove procedure, especially if write caching's turned on. Also, I'm fairly sure if you're hotswapping internal drives there's usually an option per port in the Bios to enable it, plus you should run the Intel Rapid Storage utility (not 100% on that, I need no interaction with it other than reading it's plug/unplug messages) Backing up/recovering from a large drive though... just that in itself can be sufficient to trash or further damage a drive given the huge timeframe. I discovered the MiniTool Data Recovery software which seems about the best, there's 1 or 2 lesser featured clones of it by other companies. But it's big advantage is that once the scan is finished you can save the project file and do the file recovery part at your leisure.
  7. Ah, OK. Didn't realise they'd reused the name. Wonder though who supplies the flash chips?
  8. Firecuda? That's a Seagate tag which they use for their SSHDs (hybrid mech/SSD). I installed one for someone about a year ago (2.5") but wasn't overly impressed. Generally the SSHDs aren't too much more $ than the standard mechanical ones. Them 970s are a bit pricey vs the Sata 860s. I've got numerous SSDs in use now but they're all Sata and as such hampered by the transmission speed limit. My desktop is all SSD now though I've got a removable bay that I just switch off/on to offload stuff + another hotswap insert bay and the usual assortment of externals. I was going to get an EVO but the local MSY being as they are had next to nothing so I had to settle for a QVO which is cheaper, slower and using quad-level cells has a much less write cycle lifetime. But anyway, with your strategy I'd be maybe looking at benchmarks that reflect the type of work you'll be giving to them. If your processing is purely sequential then it's an easy job since most SSDs perform well in that realm. But if there's random access, especially writes then you'd want to look closely at that aspect of their performance. Samsung though are generally pretty good relative to the rest so you should do well. The PRO somewhat better than EVO but whether you can justify the extra expense?
  9. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    I guess on the other hand if you know your days are numbered then move quickly, though 69 isn't as old as it used to be.
  10. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    2 months ago. That's a WTF right there. Understandable for someone "young & stupid" (sort of) but for anyone with the life experience of being over about 35, I dunno. But I guess for anyone over 45, hooking up with someone a generation younger might have you getting that commitment from them before they change their mind.
  11. Rybags

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Dunning-Kruger. PMSL. Pot meets kettle. Or should I say, the chronic pothead posesses the delusion he's accusing everyone else of having. We don't bask in your company, merely tolerate it.
  12. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    Bit of a shock and like it says, kissing 25% of the market goodbye if they don't even bother engineering RHD variants. Though I doubt they have much presence in India, and Japan would be Suzuki which I think they still have a stake in, and probably a few Daewoos. I guess take those 2 out and the remainder is like 10% of the global market or less. Badge engineering costs SFA really if it's a near identical car with only the compliance plate and stickers/badged being different, so it would be surprising if they pulled out completely. Likely we might get the Euro scenerio where Chev is the cheap junk and Opel is the premium brand.
  13. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    I just gave my brother the 2600 (non-K) that I scored. They're not too shabby. And the top end Sandy and Ivy Bridge CPUs still stand up to modern day midrange stuff.
  14. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    CCleaner... *shudders* It was good when it was a turnkey on-demand thing that went away after you selected what you wanted it to do. Now it's an ever present sentinal "helper program" which is just as pesky as most of the other ones. The fact of the matter is these things chew resources and save you bugger-all. Who gives a crap if you've got 3.5 Gig of temporary internet files? Only people with a 128 Gig system drive that keeps filling up. My advice to people is just run a decent AV (ie not Nortons), don't use the MS browsers, run adblockers if you want. And don't install any of that rubbish helper/cleanup software.
  15. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    What's the old machine? From memory I think you've got a GTX 960 same as me? And the rest is kinda ancient.
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