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About Robin88

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  • Birthday Oct 05, 1988

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  • Location
    Cornwall, United Kingdom
  • Gender
  • 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
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650x Gold PSU
  • Display(s)
    LG M227WDP (1920x1080p 60Hz)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Cherry Red
  • Mouse
    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 (
  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,
  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 po
  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 leg
  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
  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 fi
  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'
  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
  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
  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, s
  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
  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,