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Everything posted by Technous285

  1. Unless you've got internet providing Gigabit (1000mbps) or higher speeds, you don't need anything above Gigabit Ethernet for gaming on a LAN unless you've got a NAS feeding computers on the LAN with 4K movies and shows. 2.5gbps, 5gbps & 10gbps Ethernet in the home & prosumer markets is mostly used for dumping data across the LAN to/from a NAS for mass storage of movies & shows for those who've spent the time and money on such a setup. Keep in mind we've had Gigabit Ethernet hardware for home networks for about 20 years (I remember having to install drivers for the Gigab
  2. League viability != Casual viability. Too many folks focus on "oh, can this game be a big contender in the Pro eSports scene?" without considering for a second how the game plays and is balanced for the casuals who keep the game alive as the mass of the player base while "talent" rolls in and rolls out from the small fraction of the overall player base the "pros" compose.
  3. Aye, I have one of the 6GB EVGA 780 SC+ ACX 2.0 cards under an EXWB block, had it since like 2012 with my i7-3770K rig before the Z77 mobo there fragged itself and (along with external factors) forced me to build my current Monsuta build back in 2016. I need to figure out a build that I can toss that card in to with the block (paste change of course) along with the 3770K if I can't source another Z77 board at non-scalped prices that isn't a China Brand on AliExpress.
  4. Just because Nintendo doesn't provide ISO's and other dumps of games on their system, doesn't make it illegal for someone who owns original media to say "fuck you" and make their own dump of their copy of original media. Additionally whilst Nintendo doesn't like it, they can't do jack squat legally about people modifying their consoles beyond refusing to do warranty repairs on them as First Sale Doctrine strips away any control that Nintendo might have had on the systems once they are purchased by the consumer (which is why companies like Ford can't force you to buy tyres from a Ford deal
  5. With PSU's like that, instead of having a single 24-pin bank taking up space on the face of the unit for the motherboard connector, they split the PSU side of the 24-pin ATX motherboard cable to a 14-pin & 10-pin duo to free up space for other devices on SATA/Molex & PCIe whilst keeping the hardware related to the motherboard power (involving 12V, 5V & 3V rails, everything else is just 12V or 5V) in the one general area instead of spreading it out. In other words: if the PSU has something particular printed on the face related to a set of pins, then that's what those pi
  6. Laser printers - yes. Sure the printers are expensive upfront, and toner can seem expensive, but it's not a scam that costs more than blood. Inkjet printers - hell no! The ink cartridges are tiny capacity for their size, more expensive per-litre than blood, and is often full of should-be-illegal DRM (see Lexmark) used to prevent people from using cartridges they refill or refilled by a third party instead of buying new brand-made ones which is where the margins for the printer makers are in inkjets. Additionally laser printer toner is more stable and survives longer than inkje
  7. Fair enough, and truth there. Even at 12.4.8 on my 32GB iPhone 6, I feel safer using it as a daily driver just for the pin+fingerprint reader combo, while my previous phone was a Huawei Y625 stuck on Android 4.4.2 unless I felt like bricking it with a root (I have it as a offline 2FA device now) which maybe? had a pin you could set instead of the swipe-to-unlock default. If I have a cool $1-2K AUD by the end of 2021, I might treat myself with an iPhone 12 of some flavour, move most of my stuff to that and use the 6 as a offline 2FA device and factory reset the Huawei before gi
  8. Actually, iOS 12.4.8 is the current version for iPhone 6, due to the 1GB RAM in the device and iOS 13+ wants 2GB or more of RAM to officially update (like High Sierra is the last you can put on a mid-2010 Macbook as Mojave wants a GPU with Metal API support officially). But still, if there comes out a problem with iOS 12 that hasn't been fixed already, Apple is more likely to fix it and do so for at least another year or so, rather than let it rot unlike Android. Been rocking my 36GB iPhone 6 since late-2016 and I'd happy with it, though wouldn't mind updating to a iPhone 12 i
  9. Eh, I dunno about that chief. Back in late-2016 I needed a new phone was was no more than $300 AUD (skinflint budget, I know), had 4G cellular capability (my old 3G phone's connection was getting wonky), would get OS updates and security fixes for at least 3 if not up to 5 years, and wasn't coming with an OS that was already 5 years out of date (Hello~ Android 4.4 KitKat!). I searched every reputable Australian retailer that sold phones and tablets, found that JB HiFi had exactly what I was looking for, and it just so happened to be the 32GB iPhone 6 (yeah, yeah "Bendgate" and
  10. Not really, HDD's have features to 'park' the heads and slow down the drives when not being read from/written to to save power and wear and tear. Otherwise, there's not much 'wear and tear' from solid-state parts like CPU, GPU, chipset & RAM (or SSD for that matter) once they've had the initial surge to initiate their functions, as long as the electrons freely flow and the parts aren't cooking from being worked to their limits.
  11. Historically speaking; you're MORE likely to kill a computer by turning it off and on each day, as each time that happens you're sending surges of power in to key components like the CPU, GPU, chipset, RAM, drives & monitor (especially CRT's) to wake them up and prepare them for operation. Nowadays, leaving a computer idling overnight instead of sleep or hibernation (with trickle power to components and not surges to wake them) is only gonna make a difference to your power bill more than component longevity as systems and parts are built with better quality, tolerances and powe
  12. Example; I have a Vita 1000, VitaTV & PSTV. I put CFW on my Vita 1000 to try out homebrew software (which isn't too bad) and as a "why the hell not?" type experimentation to see what is involved in installing CFW on a system, whilst my VitaTV is hooked up to my streaming capture setup so I can play my PSOne/PSP/Vita games I legally bought and own and the PSTV sits there as an emergency backup if something goes wrong with the VitaTV and I need to do work on that system that'll take a few weeks of waiting (shipping) but keep to a streaming schedule. If anything goes wrong with any
  13. I would suggest using the MultiMC launcher to handle Minecraft instances (both modded and vanilla) instead of the default Java Edition launcher, especially under any flavour of Linux or MacOS. I've been using MultiMC since around Beta 1.7/Beta 1.8 (been playing since Alpha 1.1) and find it extremely handy to manage and launch any of my instances of Minecraft that I have set up in it.
  14. I mean, I got a C2Q Q9505-powered build in an old Lian Li case from 2004, only cable management holes are for the front panel ports (2x USB 2.0, headphone/microphone jacks, Firewire 800 port with it's own sheathed cable to run to the plug on a add-in card!) power/reset switches and power/HDD LED's. With a semi-modular PSU in there, closest thing to cable management for that to hide the cables from view through the side panel is just shove the excess length in a spare 5.25" bay!
  15. When I was in my late teens to mid 20's, I swore I'd never buy an Apple product... Now I'm in my early 30's and I have a 32GB iPhone 6 (bought brand-new), mid-2010 Macbook A1342 (refurbished) & a 2009 21.5" iMac (refurbished) that I picked up over the past ~4 years, and I'm seriously giving consideration to buying a moderate 2020/2021 iMac for most of my daily driving, and only keeping a Windows system built to be overkill for games circa 2020 to last me a good 5-10 years. I'm not gone full "Apple fanboy" or "apologist", but between macOS 10 & Windows 10, I'm honestly fairl
  16. Here's me rocking; i7-5820K, MSI X99A SLI Krait, 64GB (8x8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-2400 (XMP at 2666), twin GTX 980Ti's as my main rig i7-6700, MSI Z170A, 32GB (4x8GB) G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-2800C16Q, GTX 960 & a Elgato HD60 Pro as my console capture box C2Q Q9505, Gigabyte GA-EP41-UD3L-B3 (Rev 1.2), 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR2-667, GTX 760 as my WinXP Retro Rig (dual-boot with Win7 to get stuff running on Steam & GOG on it, updated with XP USP4 and a 64-bit aware patch so can access up to 64GB of RAM in 32-bit XP) Oh, and then there's; i7-5820K, M
  17. The 75W of power delivered over PCIe comes from the first batch of pins before the notch in the card edge that defines the card/slot as a 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x or 16x card/slot. Every card gets the same 75W of power from the slot, all that differs is the physical length of the data side of the card edge, the length of the slot and how much of the slot is wired up for what particular data throughput of whichever version of PCIe it is (eg: PCIe 3.0 16x card will fit and work in any 16x slot even if the slot is only wired for something like PCIe 2.0 8x, the card will throttle itself to transfer dat
  18. Good gravy, I was just cackling like a madman seeing all that damage the TV just absorbed and asked for more. I have a feeling they're using Gorilla Glass or a high-quality competitor for that front panel of the screen that just took it like a champ.
  19. Yeah, been following this on TechDirt for a while, rather friggen screwy case overall.
  20. Disconnect external USB devices that aren't keyboard & mouse, particularly external drives & thumb drives, sometimes having external hard drives plugged in and powered up will cause longer boot times (particularly during the POST), as the system pings every device hanging off it.
  21. 1984 (published in 1949) was where we get the concept of Big Brother watching over the populace and thought policing everyone, trying to keep them riled up to be passionate about being patriotic for their nation being constantly in war, but apathetic enough to not rock the system, whilst manipulating history to suit the government's fancy of the day. Then "treatment" involving literal torture to "adjust" the person in to being what the government wants out of them if someone doesn't fall in-line with what the government wants from them all the time. But that's a whole OTHER set of problem
  22. (Emphasis in quote added by me) THIS. THIS is the type of shit I was talking about in how something "useful" like genetic testing for Autism can be weaponised to remove from existence children with traits some people in a group would consider as "undesirable". Additionally the forced molding of people by that society into terminations by shaming and other forms of social parahaisms is the icing on the cake as to why I am against such testing, particularly going beyond the privacy between a physician and the patient, by being made known to the government and the society under c
  23. Don't be so fucking naive, you know as well as I do that once someone has made a scientific or technological breakthrough, there WILL be someone right around the corner waiting to abuse said breakthrough for their own personal means. It might start as an elective procedure right now, but the next nutter that thinks they're going to be the next Hitler WILL be all too ready to abuse this to run their own eugenics program, either to wipe out anyone with Autistic markers OR those without them if they want to wipe out "normies"/"Neurotypicals". The advancement to being able to dete
  24. In the past I've used an external power brick that takes mains AC and adjust it to the 4-pin 3.5" Molex plug that is intended for powering 3.5" HDD/5.25" ODD on a USB-to-IDE drive adapter. Other times I've taken a spare PSU with an on/off switch, used a jumper plug like from EKWB (you don't "need" this, but it helps) on the 24-pin of that PSU and used that PSU's Molex line to power-cycle the pump.
  25. As someone who was diagnosed with Autism (specifically Asperger's) in the 90's as a kid (even though my cuntwaffle of a mother wanted to get like 5 or 6 docs to "diagnose" me with ADHD so she could dope me up on Ritalin, the docs at Royal Far West eventually told her to 'shove it' and diag'd me with Autism, especially after seeing how much of a different person I was under the supervision of my mother compared to all my other family members) and has genetic history of Autism running in pretty much all the males on my dad's side of the family born since the 40's/50's (so my dad & uncle, my