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Curious Pineapple

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About Curious Pineapple

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  • CPU
    AMD Fx-6300 @ 4.6 Ghz
  • Motherboard
    MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition
  • RAM
    16GB Hyper-x
  • GPU
    N9500 GT 1GB
  • Case
    eBuyer bargain from 10+ years ago
  • Storage
    Mish mash of random drives
  • PSU
    500W something
  • Display(s)
    Acer V243H
  • Cooling
    Zalman CNPS10X Optima
  • Keyboard
    Tipro Point of sale ,mechanical (with mag card reader)
  • Mouse
    Kensington trackball
  • Sound
    Yes, there is some
  • Operating System
    Whatever fits my needs

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  1. Curious Pineapple

    Is this £30 case any good ?

    I bought a £15 clearance case from Ebuyer about 14 years ago, still going strong
  2. Curious Pineapple

    What do you think of Teslas?

    Apart from bearings, a motor that's 50% over-rated for the application shouldn't fail in any reasonable lifespan. IC engines need the oil changing as combustion byproducts, hydrocarbons and heat cause the oil to break down, loosing it's lubrication properties. No such issue with an electric motor as all the load is tortional so ball or roller bearings can be used and they just need lubricating at the factory and are sealed for life. A good modern Diesel is about 40% efficient, 60% of the energy in the fuel is wasted as heat and some pisses off in vibration. From battery to energy that's actually moving the electric car, about 80% ends up as kinetic. Theres losses in the battery, wiring, connectors, control electronics etc, but nowhere near as bad as burning a fuel for the expanding gasses.
  3. A SATA SSD will work fine there, you won't get the full 6Gbps speeds as the board only supports 3Gbps, but the drive will work just fine
  4. Curious Pineapple

    How screwed is my work.

    Maybe you need a random "infection" on one machine to randomly delete a load of data from the network. Restorable from a backup of course, and when you "remove" the "infection", you point out that it was done by "malware" that used a keylogger to obtain passwords and tried them on the servers until it got in and started buggering stuff up. If they don't understand simple security measures I doubt they would question a non existant infection deleting files.
  5. Curious Pineapple

    What do you think of Teslas?

    From the progress being made in recent years, fusion power in the near future is almost guarenteed. We need the vehicle, battery and charging technology and infrastructure in place before ITER or the Chinese start using fusion to pump into the grid. At worst an electric car requires the burning of a similar amount of fossil fuel to what a modern diesel does. Compared to most petrol engines, electric cars require less energy to be relased from fossil fuel and can get back a large amount of the energy used to accelerate to speed. An electric motor should never wear out either apart from bearings, require no oil to lubricate them and have less interant losses.
  6. Curious Pineapple

    What do you think of Teslas?

    That's the first time anyone has actually worked out what I mean. I salute you, happy partial inbred English peasant!
  7. Curious Pineapple

    What do you think of Teslas?

    We get actual horsepower from them and fuel consumption not much worse than a 20 year old estate. My brothers 4.0 Jeep got thrashed by a 1.6 Diesel civic. Said jeep is only 50 BHP up on my 1.6 twinspark that's from the same era.
  8. Not a ban but a requirement to prove age before being able to access porn. Having an "Are you over 18?" message box isn't that hard to get around.
  9. Curious Pineapple

    Does this bother you?

    What have I just read?
  10. This now leaves me with 2 options. The first being disable HT (which is funny as all my older non-hyper threaded CPU's are vulnerable too and the Pentium 4 HT isn't) and have a slow ass machine, or the second is buy more DDR3 and put my FX machine back into use. As I have a domain name pointed at my workstation with some forwarded ports, I need to do something.Yay Intel.
  11. There's the older workstation option. You can pick up a dual Xeon X56xx series machine for that money, dual hyper-threaded 6 core (so 24 threads). While they may not be the best single thread performers they handle many threads very well.
  12. Every board can support an SSD. What board is it?
  13. Curious Pineapple

    Wish.come gaming

    I'm sure that Vaseky SSD for 179 Euro is many tmes better than the WD one I have!
  14. Curious Pineapple

    Windows 7 SP1 vs Windows 10 for older hardware

    I have Windows 10 on a C2Q and it runs fine, got it on a Centrino laptop with 2GB of memory and it works well with a rather large pagefile on the SSD.
  15. Curious Pineapple

    Windows 10 key

    I've bought a few ebay bargain keys. 2 were retail keys that worked fine, one was a dud but wasnt worth my time to bother with it and the last ended up being a volume key so definately not legit, but works for activating all the random installs I do when testing hardware and working with VM's. How long they last is an unknown though.