Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Curious Pineapple

Member
  • Content Count

    759
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Curious Pineapple

  1. Curious Pineapple

    Family of man killed by his Model X on autopilot sues Tesla

    Hot drinks made with hot water generally are pretty hot. You'd have a field day in our (countries) cafe's, hot drinks are made with boiling water straight from a kettle then served to the customer who will be fully aware of how hot the hot drink they asked for hot actually is. No warning signs, no lawyers at the door making people sign a disclaimer, just a nice hot cup of tea with steam coming off the top. Milk served on the side so the customer can add to taste.
  2. Curious Pineapple

    Family of man killed by his Model X on autopilot sues Tesla

    Boil water, put in cup, add spoon of instant coffee, stir. Then what? Put it in a fucking shipping container with a time lock on the door so it can't be opened for 25 minutes? No warning on a petrol pump saying don't pump into anus, would you sue for that too?
  3. Curious Pineapple

    Family of man killed by his Model X on autopilot sues Tesla

    So is a coffee I make at home with, ya know, boiling water.
  4. Curious Pineapple

    Family of man killed by his Model X on autopilot sues Tesla

    The USA seems to be swarming with utter morons. They call the UK a "nanny state" for our rather strict H&S laws, then sue for a lack of warning labels on chainsaws, coffee, hammers, explosives and god knows what else. When there are repeated warnings that something should or shouldn't be done, there's too many warnings and people ignore them, leading to a lawsuit over needing more warnings.
  5. Curious Pineapple

    Family of man killed by his Model X on autopilot sues Tesla

    This is like people driving too fast and braking too late because most cars now have traction control, stability control and anti-lock brakes. Traction control does nothing until grip is lost, same with anti-lock brakes. Stability control again has no effect on the vehicle until wheels start to loose grip, at that point it applies the brakes on them wheels to help keep them from sliding. Do we blame manufacturers for these morons bad driving? After all, they are all features marketed towards avoiding loss of control, except when control is lost, it's major.
  6. Curious Pineapple

    Macs are SLOWER than PCs. Here’s why.

    I'm using a Windows machine from about 10 years ago. Works perfectly fine, doesn't thermal throttle under 100% load and as of about 2 weeks ago was 9th in the CB20 rankings. But yeh, completely useless and nowhere near as powerful as the 2011 Mac Mini behind me that in no way overheats and turns off randomly when under high load like video encoding, that thing it was "designed" to do. I could compare it to the fantastic 2011(ish) iMac that isn't in pieces with a failed power supply and failed display which is not a comon fault with that model at all. In no way is my "house brand" Advent 5511 laptop working perfectly fine with Windows 10 whilst a 2006 Macbook Pro next to it needs a new power supply because that didn't overheat and fail at all, nor did the battery pack prematurely fail rendering the machine next to useless in case the "brilliant" magsafe connector gets so much as sneezed on. Only Apple products here that still work properly are a G3 iMac and an iPhone 3G, everything else has problems related to form over function design. Even my iPod classic has failed with a faulty DAC so it only works connected to my car radio through USB now (another not common fault). But as you said, this dual CPU workstation from 10 years ago isn't worth powering on. I may as well throw it out the window and use the Mini.
  7. Curious Pineapple

    Am I being "Bottle-necked"?

    Just wait until you show any interest in buying an AMD processor
  8. Curious Pineapple

    Will Mac pro Xeons work in other machines?

    If only it supported UEFI I've actually given up on it, there's water damage to the case and the mainboard needed quite a clean when I finally got it out. I'll either put newinternals in it, or just sell what's left of the machine.
  9. I'm looking for some 1366 Xeons to test a board I have, I've found a pair of Mac pro Xeons for pretty much nothing on eBay. WIll they work in other boards, or would Apple have pulled an Apple and got farked CPU's to prevent replacement with non-apple provided parts?
  10. Curious Pineapple

    Macs are SLOWER than PCs. Here’s why.

    My old Toshiba Satellite doesn't thermal throttle with a 2.8 Northwood P4 in it....
  11. It's totally possible for AMD to compress/alter data between the CPU and GPU to get more information across using the same available bandwidth. Were talking PCIe here though, the overheads of compressing/decompressing data on the fly at gigabytes per second would likely slow down overall throughput. Unless they developed their own protocols within the physical constraints of PCIe to shovel data around faster on supported hardware, it's not going to happen. They'd probably be sued in America too because, well, America likes to sue.
  12. Curious Pineapple

    Van Life Gaming

    Use a dekstop case/lay a tower on it's side so any forces from bumps are taken by the backplate rather than flexing the card and the PCIe slot.
  13. Curious Pineapple

    Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

    100 amp incoming, 6 amp lighting and 40 amp ringmain. Not that the breaker rating will affect anything, 240v from the grid across the heart is instant death. A breaker can pass a few kA before tripping.
  14. Curious Pineapple

    Motherboard power without CPU and Ram

    May just go full fan speed and do nothing.
  15. Curious Pineapple

    Help bending back pins

    I repaired worse, sewing needle, lots of light and be bloody gentle.
  16. Same here, old laptop running Win 10 faster than 7 was on it
  17. Curious Pineapple

    Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

    You sure about that? I wouldn't call 100 amp low
  18. Curious Pineapple

    Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

    No collector would want it, it's got broken bits on it, the speakers are loose, think there's a cover missing and all the screws that hold the shell together are long gone.
  19. Curious Pineapple

    Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

    It's a pile of shite, 450 MHz processor and may as well have no RAM. HDD is slow as shit, the OS is utter honk and it feels like a cheaply made childs toy. Only good thing about it is it has the only copes of 2 albums I made back in college on it. Looks cool though. I'd be best off ripping the internals out and replacing them with an LCD and Raspberry pi!
  20. I bet my Core2Duo would run games better than my hyper-threaded Atom
  21. Curious Pineapple

    Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

    Got a 2009 Core duo Macbook here needing new battery pack, even they're dirt cheap now. Also got an Indigo PPC iMac but not sure if it still works.
  22. Curious Pineapple

    Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

    Ahh, my bad. There will still be plenty of older Macbooks in use though, considering how cheap they are.
  23. Or forcing an application to run on a dual when it requires a quad at minimum.
  24. Curious Pineapple

    Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

    The fuse in a UK plug is to protect the cord from the plug to the appliance, fuses don't protect against excess voltages either. USB is USB, a 10 year old USB charger is still as relevant as one designed tomorrow.
  25. Does anyone actually have network traffic logs of an Echo device constantly sending out data? There's more than enough of us able to monitor and record network traffic, surely someone would have found something by now. Considering the Alexa service is open for developers to use with their own hardware, working out how much data it uses on average for sending voice data wouldn't be too hard. I don't have one by the way, not got a single use for it.
×