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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in Installing a NAS hard drive in a desktop   
    Wrong.  Desktop usage of NAS drives is known to cause explosions.  They're deadlier than a water heater exploding.   Similar to what happens if you try to use a Xeon CPU on any land that is zoned residential.  KABOOM.  Entire families have been KILLED.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Gunner Doom in "2K" does not mean 2560×1440   
    As someone who actually works in the film industry and has EXR and DPX sequences strangling them in their dreams every night, I'd like to make a few things clear:  All of that is just a projection standard.  Also that whole '4k is 4096x2160' thing is nonsense.  Particularly that 2160 part.  That's one weird as heck ratio and the shows we work on are shot at much less wide ratios an get cropped later.  The scales of the crops are borderline arbitrary and decided by production.  The exact resolutions and aspect ratios of footage varies wildly from project to project.
     
    Now, I get it, as a movie fan who is on the outside looking in, it gives you a sense of possessing 'special knowledge' for all techno nerd stuff you said up there but we actually don't bother with any of it.  We deal with the exact resolutions and crops because if someone said 'This movie is 4K', that statement is followed by 'But what's the resolution?' cause '4K' means nothing as a resolution to us.  We work at weird wonky resolutions that you've never typically encountered in media.
     
    Let me now explain to you what '4K' and '2K' actually means in the film industry:
     
    4K means: "But it's expensive and slow and it makes the entire pipeline cry like a statue of the Virgin Mary. :('
     
    2K means: 'Woo, dodged a bullet there. :3'
     
    That's it.  They are nothing but approximations of the data sets that we'll have to deal with that we use to judge the stresses on our pipelines.  Sorry to kill the romance for you.
     
     
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Vector0102 in Nvidia asks retailers to stop selling gpu's to miners   
    It really isn't 'Fucking Stupid', you're just short sighted.  In the short term, sure, sales are sales as far as nVidia is concerned.  But large companies like this aren't purely operating in the short term, they are running a long game and building their brand names and the recognition of those brands is critical to that.

    Mining eating up sales and making GPU units more scarce can and will push consumers to other options.  Since AMD is also getting hit, the most likely move is to NOT upgrade at all.  This leads to game devs considering 'the state of the market's hardware' and if it's been stunted, they won't develop games to better utilize next generation hardware because too few are buying into that hardware.  So a year or two from now you could have your flagship 'GTX 1180' or 'GTX 1280' that too few own.  So now you have the demand from mining dropping off and consumers are like 'Should I upgrade to the NEW GPU now that it's affordable?' and so many people and tech channels and everything else will be all 'Probably not, game GPU demand has patented for three years.  Your 3 year old GPU is basically just as good as it was new.  Maybe wait another year for devs to get more aggressive again?'  A scenario like that, in the long term, is BAD for the plan.  ...You just have to think beyond 'right now' before you declare it 'fucking stupid'.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Gunner Doom in How many PCIe Extensions is TOO MANY??   
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    Did I?  Damn. D:

    Better?
     

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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Thomas001 in What would happen to LMG if Linus was offered a presenting job for a tech TV show?   
    Tech computer shows have traditionally not don't very well on broadcast television.  YouTube allows LTT to focus on it's audience more specifically.
     
    It'd be a foolish move to go to broadcast television.
  8. Funny
    AshleyAshes got a reaction from GDRRiley in What would happen to LMG if Linus was offered a presenting job for a tech TV show?   
    But can you really be the next host of Dotto's Data Cafe?
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from LTT makes people Educate in Corridor Calls Out LTT on RED Video   
    I uhh, definitely don't think the 'Corridor Digital are just nobodies and they are Boo-Hooing to get some attention.' argument is one that stands up to... Well, reality.
     
     

     
     
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Dabombinable in Blu-Ray Player Software Recommendations   
    Well, except that it's basically impossible to actually be sued.  Yes by Canadian copyright law, while 'Format Shifting' is legal, if you have to bypass encryption or DRM to do so, it still violates copyright law but it is also undectable.  For a torrent, your IP, unless hidden by a VPN, is publicly viewable.  If you use a streaming service, your access is logged by the ISP and by the streaming provider so if they get taken down those logs could be aquired.  If you're HOSTING material, if legal means are used to take down your hosting, they could access the logs.  Meanwhile, format shifting your own media at home is done ENTIRELY offline, it is effectively undectable.  Also, no one fucking cares.  While that may be the letter of the law, even if they COULD detect it somehow, with the maximum payout for an individual's copyright violation is only $5000, NO COPYRIGHT HOLDER is going to get themselves in the headlines with 'PERSON SUED FOR COPYING OWN LEGALLY OWNED, BOUGHT AND PURCHASED, BLURAY TO THEIR IPAD.'
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from paddy-stone in Do You really Need ECC RAM for a home NAS???   
    Again, redundancy.  The entire ZFS file system is purpose built to avoid such concerns.  The ZFS file system is built like a brick shit house but you clearly have no idea how it works.  Unless the data is in memory and being written to the file system, it will just sit there.  Even a corrupted OS doesn't jump up and start eating the file system like some kind of random Skynet creation.  Only data in the process of being written, either in memory or needing to be read from a cache drive and copied to the file ZFS filesystem would be at risk.  And these are the rare situations where ECC can be a benefit.  A random cosmic ray flipping a bit in your memory will not cause you to lose all data.  Protection against this is literally why ZFS exists.
     
    And it makes sense in an enterprise situation.  There's a LOT of data moving in and out of memory to meet the demands of whatever service and you need to maximize uptime.  Meanwhile most end users who have a NAS are just hoarding files, usually media, files that will sit on the storage and rarely be read and when they are read they will be read for a pretty brief time (Relatively speaking).  Hard drive failures, now those are cause for a doom scenario.  Or a PSU failure that just up and burns out everything attached to it.  Power surge in your electrical grid.  Your idiot roommate flooding the place.  These are the things you should fear.  Insisting on ECC memory for a home user to avoid the 'monster' of 'total data loss', that's just ignorant nerds trying to out fearmonger each other.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Xx_osos_xX in Installing a NAS hard drive in a desktop   
    Wrong.  Desktop usage of NAS drives is known to cause explosions.  They're deadlier than a water heater exploding.   Similar to what happens if you try to use a Xeon CPU on any land that is zoned residential.  KABOOM.  Entire families have been KILLED.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Tristerin in ULTIMATE 100" Bedroom Gaming Battlestation!   
    I actually just prefer my PCs to be boring black rectangles without windows...
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Tristerin in ULTIMATE 100" Bedroom Gaming Battlestation!   
    I feel like that once you're spending $6000 on a 4K short throw projector just for your bedroom... You probably don't quite care about the bang for your buck on the PC hardware.  It's kinda in the "Screw it, I have money, just make it happen" category.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from PianoPlayer88Key in Installing a NAS hard drive in a desktop   
    Wrong.  Desktop usage of NAS drives is known to cause explosions.  They're deadlier than a water heater exploding.   Similar to what happens if you try to use a Xeon CPU on any land that is zoned residential.  KABOOM.  Entire families have been KILLED.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from SkyPhantom in Installing a NAS hard drive in a desktop   
    Wrong.  Desktop usage of NAS drives is known to cause explosions.  They're deadlier than a water heater exploding.   Similar to what happens if you try to use a Xeon CPU on any land that is zoned residential.  KABOOM.  Entire families have been KILLED.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from MalteH in We're Hiring! Did Colton FINALLY Get Fired?...   
    Apprentice ships are for skilled trades.  LMG for sure doesn't meet the legally meet the definition to offer apprenticeship training.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Techstorm970 in LGBT community   
    So what do I do literally after blowing through $1000 at Anime North last weekend?  Why I start buying more anime garbage of course.  Why not?
     
    I got the Princess Princess Premium art book for $24 on ebay.  Though it's going to come by the slowest shipping possible and take 1-2 months to turn up.  But squeeee, a whole artbook of Tsuda-san's crossdressing manga boys. <3
     

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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from GymBody in Is linus media group owned by fullscreen network?   
    The wikipedia article doesn't even SAY that LMG is owned by Fullscreen, Inc.  It only says that it's a member of Fullscreen, Inc, which is an MCN.  Being part of an MCN does not mean ownership by the MCN.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Mr. Cucumber in Installing a NAS hard drive in a desktop   
    Wrong.  Desktop usage of NAS drives is known to cause explosions.  They're deadlier than a water heater exploding.   Similar to what happens if you try to use a Xeon CPU on any land that is zoned residential.  KABOOM.  Entire families have been KILLED.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from nootnoot1277 in Can you fit SODIMM memory into a standard DIMM Mobo? Yes, you can!   
    1) I think this is an interesting topic and I totally would have reported my results had it not worked.  I couldn't Google much information on an adaptor like this at all, so even a failure would be contributing to the available information.  Maybe someone will have a similar question and find this thread via Google and it'll help them out.
     
    2) I ordered something on eBay on a whim for twelve bucks, waited seven weeks, jammed SODIMMs into them, then jammed them into a motherboard and pressed power.  There's no 'boasting on how an expert I am', just reporting my results.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from nootnoot1277 in Can you fit SODIMM memory into a standard DIMM Mobo? Yes, you can!   
    I started a thread about this some seven weeks ago, after finding SODIMM to DIMM adaptors on eBay for less than $5 each.  I asked if anyone had any info and I was met with some pretty stupid responses.  Actually, let's go over some of those responses shall we?
     
    "They don't." -MagnesiumPC
     
    He really supplied firm backing for his opinion here.
     
    "lmao that's not even a DDR3-style desktop connector. Looks a LOT more like regular DDR lmao lmaoooooo" -tmcclelland455
     
    This guy doesn't seem to actually know what DDR3 looks like, but whatever.
     
    The general concensus I received was that this was snake oil.  It would never work.  It's fake.  The photos are fake.  Don't bother.  I Googled a LOT and could not find a lot of information on them at ALL.  So I'll explain my use case.  I have 2x4GB of DDR3 SODIMM memory sitting in a package that was pulled from a laptop two years ago.  The laptop was upgraded to 2x8GB.  I was rebuilding my server and I could have spent about $50 to get 8GB of DDR for my server or I could pay $12.19 CAD with free shipping and I could use these SODIMM sticks in a desktop board.  I would save money AND recycle existing memory that was otherwise unused.  I liked this even though people thought it was bullshit.  So, about 7 weeks later they have arrived.  Free shipping from eBay from China tends not to be fast.  You get what you pay for...
     
    Here are the SODIMMS in the DIMM adaptors that will 100% totally not work:

     
     
     
    And here they are installed in an old Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 motherboard.  There is enough room that these adaptors will fit in all four slots without getting in the way of each other, not that that matters because they will never work.  If you're curious, there's an i5 2300 under that cooler.  It's a shame though, because this machine will surely not POST in this configuration.

     
     
    Here is the computer failing to POST.  Ignore all this 'BIOS' you see, and the report on the CPU and the 8GB of detected RAM.  It's just confused and THINKS it POSTed with all memory detected.  It totally didn't POST.

     
     
    Since it didn't POST, this is absolutely is not CPU-Z reporting on the specific model of the RAM which matches the RAM from the photo.  What actually happened was the SODIMM adaptors blew up my TV via the HDMI cable and somehow this is how the pixels got stuck.  Crazy, right?

     
     
     
    In conclusion, yes, you can TOTALLY run laptop SODIMM memory via a very cheap adaptor in a desktop build.  Also, some people on tech forums have no idea what they are talking about but are sure something will not work just because they never heard of it and it sounds silly to them.  Frankly, SODIMM has less pins but some of the pins on DDR3 DIMMs are only used for ECC, some are 'N/C' or 'No Connection' and serve no purpose, and others are redundant and the SODIMM adaptor just has less redundant connections.  If you think about it, this makes PERFECT sense.  There are desktop boards with low powered mobile CPUs on them but have full DIMM memory slots.  There are also motherboards with desktop CPU slots but have SODIMM memory slots (A lot of ITX boards for example). So there's no real argument that they wouldn't work, excluding manufacturing defect, other than the belief in voodoo or evil spirits that control weather your computer works or not.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Mutoh in Anyone know where to get movies from that work in 21:9?   
    This is actually wrong.  BluRay only supports 16:9 aspect ratios or 4:3 aspect ratios in SDTV.  (Yes, Bluray CAN store 480p video and remain within spec).  Any movie you see on Bluray that is WIDER than 16:9 is using black letter boxing, and wasting pixels on that black letter boxing, to do so. A lot of players may not crop this and thus show your content both letterboxed and pillarboxed on a 21:9 display.  Though if the player supports CROPPING, you can crop out those useless black pixels and fill the frame of your display, but the actual source resolution of the content will never be more than 1920 pixels across.  There is no 'Anamorphic' 21:9 support for BluRay where a 21:9 film would be 'squeezed' into a 16:9 video and then stretched back out during playback, resulting in every pixel being used for imagery.
     
    My guess was, no one anticipated home theater screens wider than 1920 pixels when locking down the Bluray standard so it didn't make sense at the time.  Though in our modern era of 4K, an 'anamorphic' 21:9 HD bluray would have some benefits by increasing the actual number of pixels used for the image instead of dedicating some to black.
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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from Nacht in Post your home theater   
    I guess I'd post my 'Nerd Fortress' living room.  A 65" 4K from Samsung with a full ATX HTPC  hooked up to it, powered by an i7 3770K, with 16GB RAM and an 8GB R9 390X for games and media playback.  And you know, my collection of nerd garbage.


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    AshleyAshes got a reaction from marten.aap2.0 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    It's the highest efficiency 10 000 BTU window air conditioner I could find.  And it's a wifi powered IoT one no less and even works with Google Assistant and Alexa.  By June the Russians will have this thing will be mining cryptocurrency and running DDoS attacks for sure!

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