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About Robin88

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  • Birthday 1988-10-05

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    Cornwall, United Kingdom
  • Occupation
    Fabricator Welder


  • CPU
    Core i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P v1.0
  • RAM
    16GB Kingston HyperX Fury @1866MHz
  • GPU
    XFX DD R9 390 @ 1100MHz Core & 1600MHz Memory
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define S
  • Storage
    500GB 850 EVO SSD & 500GB WD HDD & 2TB NAS
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    Corsair RM650x Gold PSU
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    LG M227WDP (1920x1080p 60Hz)
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    Corsair H105
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Cherry Red
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    Corsair M60
  • Sound
    Creative X-Fi Titanium Sound Card + Asus R.O.G Vulcan Headset + Sony LBT-V102 Stereo System
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64bit

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  1. This is utter bullshit, I don't know how many of you deal with people who are easily scared by technology, but I know of several people who would be utterly terrified by this. Something big and scary takes over their entire screen, which they simply don't understand and it's basically yelling in their face to upgrade, it's going to scare the living daylights out of them. To us who know what this means and how to deal with it, sure it's a minor annoyance, but to people who can just about turn on a computer without getting lost this will send them into a panic. This is simply not acceptable (at the risk of sounding like Lemongrab) and MS should be ashamed of these kinds of tactics, The more and more this shit goes on, the more I want to switch to Linux permanently. And no, I strongly disagree that this makes disabling the notification easy, it's fucking purple text on a purple background, there are more than a handful of people who have poor eyesight that simply would not see that, or have dyslexia and need black text on pink to read a computer screen properly, or wouldn't be as attentive as we are and completely miss it, why should they suffer because Microshite are pulling the same tactics used by malware authors to get everyone on Windows 10? Fuck Microshite. Bunch of twats
  2. Thanks for that, I stand corrected, fuck AMD, once these GPU's get into peoples hands, I wouldn't be surprised if we see mass mobo and PSU deaths. I'll wait and see what Anadtech says, but as it stands, I won't be recommending the RX480 until there is either a recall, or AMD releases some kind of software/firmware fix that can correct that kind of power draw from the slot. Geez AMD, the first GPU release since the HD5000 series that has had me properly excited and you go and fuck it up. Well done. nVidia don't deserve a free pass either btw, but at least with it happening on the 1080, it's generally bought by people who can afford quality parts, whereas the RX480 is more likely to be bought by those who are on a budget and are likely to skimp on the mobo to save money, and are more likely to suffer dead boards due to this.
  3. If I understand this correctly, and you can absolutely correct me if I'm wrong. But according to Toms Hardware, the entire card is pulling at peak, some 300W of power? And at that peak power draw, some 155W to 200W of that is coming from the PCIe connector on the motherboard? If that is true, then holy cow AMD, how on earth did that pass validation? But here's the thing, I call bullshit on Toms numbers and here's why. The freaking motherboard would have fried with that much power being pulled through something only meant for 75W MAX. There is no motherboard on earth without additional power inputs that could cope with that kind of power draw, none. Why do you think that some mobos have an extra molex connector next to the PCIe slots? Because PCIe by itself cannot cope with more than a peak power draw of 100W per slot, and definitely no more than 75W long term. I'm looking at the numbers being thrown around here and the more I look, the more I think to myself that Toms either has faulty measuring equipment, or the GPU itself is faulty. 155W to 200W across a single PCIe slot should easily kill the traces on the mobo. 12V across PCIe for a max of 75W equals 6.25 Amps, 12V at 200W however equals 16.6 Amps, there's no chance a mobo can cope with that. Having said all that though, if the GPU really is pulling that much power through the slot, then fuck AMD for either incompetence or malicious intent, whichever one it is, and if anyone can give me a reason for being wrong, then I'm all ears. And by malicious intent, what I mean is the possibility that they deliberately lied about the RX480's power consumption and board design.
  4. Hmm, I searched for issues with that particular disc and there is nothing that matches anything you encountered at all, Star Trek 2009 afaik only uses AACS and should not cause the issue you describe, something else was screwing up your system as far as I can tell. Don't get me wrong, I'm not calling you a liar, I don't have that BluRay so I can't test it but I found nothing with that particular BluRay and most people have had success except for dirty/damaged discs or dirty lenses or ISO mounting software causing conflicts etc. And you're right, BluRay is shite, they made it harder for legitimate purchasers of the films to enjoy the content the way they choose and killed BD's chance of ever truly replacing DVD before it even got released, but what do you expect? It was co-developed by Sony, it should have been obvious they'd fuck it up somehow
  5. That's strange, a quick google tells me that people have successfully copied the disc, so it must be something with your specific setup that caused the issue, maybe try again and post the error logs to their forums? I'd hazard a guess at a dirty lens in the drive or a scratched, or dirty disc or a bad pressing and AnyDVD can somehow work around it, it happens.
  6. What discs are those? I never seen it lock up personally although I have seen it sometimes fail with discs the first time you scan a disc, but usually works the second time round. I've used the MakeMKV + Handbrake method on over 200+ films and it worked on every one of them, including Disney films which are notorious for being hard to crack. I tried AnyDVD and it actually was totally useless for me, it simply didn't work on many of the DVD's I then successfully copied using MakeMKV, but even so, it sucks for those who did use it successfully. But MakeMKV is an option even if you feel it isn't perfect so we're not totally up shit creek right now, and if it's been a while since you last used it, you might find it's improved since then, it's getting fairly regular updates and is still free so maybe give it a go, it might be a viable alternative for you now.
  7. MakeMKV + Handbrake. 'nuff said. Seriously though this sucks for AnyDVD users and for SlySoft, but we should have seen this coming, Hollywood are tossers for this kind of crap and were bound to win a court case involving this, they've got the money and the friends in government to succeed.
  8. The hacker is a total prick, but really the website admins shouldn't have allowed this to happen in the first place, so shame on them. I'm glad I stayed with 17.2 for the time being, as I was just thinking the other week that I might go with a clean install of the newest stable release, but until the Mint team get things under control I'll wait it out. This shows unequivocally that even if you know a file to be safe, you should always scan it with a competent malware scanner first with no exceptions, because it only takes that one time for a compromised website to serve you a malicious file and you're screwed. That's what I've always done, even with files from Microsofts own website, mostly because of paranoia and mostly because I don't want to get burned by complacency on my part, and touch wood very firmly (hehe) since I started doing that religiously, I've not been hit by malware on any of my devices, even on Windows XP that's connected to the internet (it is installed as a VM though, so it isn't on dedicated H/W) I'm strongly of the opinion that you should always run anti-malware even if you think you're wise to the tactics malware creators use, because one day you will slip up, humans are not infallible and one day, when you're tired, ill, drunk or even just distracted by life, you'll forget, you'll not pay attention, you'll click the wrong thing, you'll type the wrong address, or you'll open an email attachment that's malicious, and there'll be nothing to stop the malware from wrecking your system and everything you hold dearly to you that's kept on it.
  9. And here I am not even able to get a signal for making phone calls anywhere in my house, and I can't even get EDGE when I'm outside and I'm only 7 or so miles away from a city. Oh well, I do live in a very beautiful part of the country and the broadband is reasonably good for a village with only about 350 residents in it so I can't complain too much. 55th overall is not great but it could be worse, not much worse mind you, considering how hard your telco's are doing their best to fuck everything up. Even so, you could be using carrier pigeon to send information around. Off topic I can't seem to word good today, I don't know what's up with me but my spelling is terrible, I've spent more time spell checking than I have actually typing this out
  10. My issue is not so much that they aren't allowing unauthorised repairs, I don't like it, at all, but I understand the logic behind it, they can't guarantee security on something they had no hand in doing, but the issue for me is that the user simply cannot recover their own data if this happens, sure they should always have a backup and more the fool them if they don't, but come on this is just cutting your nose off to spite your face and is not excusable. They should warn the user before the upgrade process with something like "If you have had the home button replaced by anyone other than an authorised Apple repair center then please be aware that your phone may freeze with an Error 53 code on screen and this error is NOT recoverable, please contact a local repair center if you think you may be affected by this. Apple will not be responsible for any data lost or damaged during this process, enter your AppleID password and then click or tap Confirm to continue" With that the user is aware of the risks and what can happen and Apple gets people to go to an authorised repair center before it becomes an issue, but instead the user is screwed over without any warning beforehand and no way to fix the damage once it's done and that is anti-consumer no matter which way you cut it.
  11. Are you using the correct mounting hardware for your socket? Looking at the pictures you shared it looks like it isn't the correct mount, you might be using the 1366/2011 socket mount instead of the 115x mount. It's a long shot but have a look just to be sure, you never know
  12. That is one of the most incredible things I have seen in computing yet, sure I've heard of nVidia's GRID, but to see something like this, that if I was rich enough (and mental enough) to buy is awesome, I just need $30,000 and 7 PC gaming friends and I could have a right giggle That third screen though along the top row of monitors, wonder what happened to it? Cause in some shots it looked awful, and then in others it looked just fine, very weird. I may have to show this to the lads in my CompTIA hardware class, they'd love it. Also, happy new year to everyone, it's a few days late but oh well, and I hope you all had a great Christmas as well.
  13. So he proposes routing an approximate 21EB of data a month through US network infrastructure? Need I remind people that America has some of the worst infrastructure in the world? It barely copes with the current load, never mind the added load of everything else, also he proposes having the NSA monitor it? 21EB of data a month? They can't even monitor current levels of data, never mind all of that. How would a small government branch sift through that much data? They can't, it's impossible, the entirety of the internet would collapse in an instant, not even Google could do it, but go ahead, spend a lot of tax payers dollars trying to enact his genius plan. All of this to deny a handful of countries access to the internet? What a fucking nutcase, the only morons here are those that believe that this is even remotely possible, or even remotely moral, no one country should police the internet, least of all the US. He also wants to build a wall along the border with Mexico, I remember hearing something like that once before, and I think it was a video game that took the piss out of people like Trump, oh yeah, I remember, it was GTA Vice City. He's not a legitimate politician, he's a moron, a dangerous moron at that, but one with a lot of money that could cause the US a lot of problems if he ever took seat in the White House. I'll reiterate, this "plan" is not possible, and comes from the mouth of someone with only the vaguest idea of what the internet actually is, or how big it really is. His brainfart (I refuse to call it an idea) would be the biggest DDOS in history and in the meantime Daesh would be pissing themselves laughing at the whole charade.
  14. I'm no expert and I'll get this wrong I know it, but as I understand it, a qubit is not just a 1 or a 0, before it is measured a qubit is at the same time a 1, a 0, a -1, and a -0 which allows branching paths in code to be done at the same time without having to go through each one, one after the other, so you only need something like 300 qubits to basically simulate every possible location of every atom in the visible universe in a fraction of the time it would take a classical computer to complete. Once a qubit is measured though, it collapses into just one of the aforementioned states and acts in the same way as a classical bit, but again, it can be any one of 4 possibilities and it requires further computation by a classical pc to check that the answer is the one we're looking for, and that might sound like it's be slow, but once we have the output from a quantum pc, we only need to check 1 answer and give us the answer in minutes as opposed to millennia. Current quantum computers aren't true quantum computers depending on who you believe though, and I'm of the opinion that these so-called quantum computers aren't quite true quantum devices, but I'm just a monkey with only a minimum understanding of quantum theory, so you can ignore me if you want
  15. As others have said, you're having issues because of using x265, which the pi doesn't have hardware decoding for, switch to x264 and you'll have hardware decode available and playback will be butter smooth. Back on topic though, this device sounds cool, but as others have pointed out, what about software support? It's all well and good chucking more hardware at a problem, but if the support isn't there then this is dead on arrival. That Gigabit port sounds tasty though, if it gets a decent streaming media player ported to it then I may pick one up and use it for streaming media from my NAS, otherwise I might just go with a pi2 and be done with it.