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PianoPlayer88Key

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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to Moonzy in Hard Drive and SSD Shortages Could Be Imminent If New Cryptocurrency Blooms   
    an internal 6TB ironwolf, to run in redundancy with my existing one
     
    i'm a data hoarder, and i hate losing a single byte so i tend to have 4-5 copies of my files scattered everywhere (including in other houses in case this one catches on fire)
    it's fine when it's ~8gb 15 years ago, now my stash has grown to ~3TB and it has been a headache to backup and manage them
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to mon1ka in Hard Drive and SSD Shortages Could Be Imminent If New Cryptocurrency Blooms   
    No no sir can confirm this is wholesale give 5 stars eBay review yesand send PayPal and address so I can rob you  send you your high quality drive no scam 
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to FakeKGB in Hard Drive and SSD Shortages Could Be Imminent If New Cryptocurrency Blooms   
    50TB NVMe NGFF M.2 22110 PCIe 5.0 x8 NGFF Crucial NVMe STORAGE DRIVE - $69420 from NoScam
    2-day warranty from the date of purchase
    $666 drone shipping from Japan - guaranteed delivery in 6.9 hours!
     
    NO REFUNDS
    NO RETURNS
    NO MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to mon1ka in Hard Drive and SSD Shortages Could Be Imminent If New Cryptocurrency Blooms   
    selling 50gb 5400rpm hard drve $9999.99 great deal no scam
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to RorzNZ in Hard Drive and SSD Shortages Could Be Imminent If New Cryptocurrency Blooms   
    Selling one Maxtor Raptor 78Gb $999.99 good deal for you 
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    PianoPlayer88Key got a reaction from OrangeSunshine in Cheap soldering iron recommendations around 20£ or so   
    Yeah £/$20 sounds muy barato.
    My dad thinks he paid that, maybe $25 or so, at a surplus place for this iron (or another one of his that's somewhat similar, but not quite the same) -- in the mid/late 1970s or so.  (He also told me that soldering irons/stations he was looking at could go for upwards of $60-80 or so back then.)

     
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to wkdpaul in Experiences with non-techies   
    My next move message ;
     
    * your thread was moved to the guh-puh section *
     
    🤣
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to Skiiwee29 in What are some things that you feel that "they don't make them like they used to"?   
    Household appliances. They use to be built like tanks and last 15-20 years.. now.. you're lucky to get 5-8 out of most. 
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    PianoPlayer88Key got a reaction from iCoNrant in Where Are You From?   
    I'm from southern California - eastern suburbs of San Diego area.  (On a zoomed out satellite view, I'm basically almost on the edge between suburban and rural.)

    Have lived in this house all my life.  Parents moved here in November 1978, I was born a few months before the IBM PC came out.  (Actually I'll be leaving my 30s decade behind before this month ends.)
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to Sarra in What's the oldest piece of tech that you still use?   
    Wheel. I got 4 of 'em on my truck.
     
    For uh... 'Modern technology', probably a switch that was salvaged by the previous owner of the house from something antique. It's used on the irrigation pump, which is in a pump house, so it's pretty difficult to get pics of it sadly.
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to Uttamattamakin in Maybe Building Your Own PC is a BAD Idea   
    You have forced my hand  though not all below is directed at you but for those who have misconceptions about what computer building is, and what it was.   First I must respond to the implication that I don't even know what the Ram upgrade was in my own computer. 
     
    Here are the photos of the motherboard of my Tandy 1000 RL which I kept.  As you can see the ram upgrade is two sockets in which individual chips go not a card.  As far as I know this was pretty standard for a 1980's computer other than at the very high end (when a 486 DX 50 Mhz was high end).  


    As you can see the ram upgrade is not on a card.   The one thing that not even God can take from a person is the time they have lived.  OK maybe a different model had a SIMM  the last model of the Tandy 1000, the RSX, did have SIMM's.     This was likely considered to be user friendly as not that long before this computer came out it was sometimes expected that end users would solder more chips to the board.   
     
    Not long before that, late 70's or early 80's, home computers were often kits where one got the individual chips to solder in place themselves.  They were for hobbyist and enthusiast. 
     
    Old as this was some things about it were more advanced.  On board graphics which could do 16 colors at a time when one either had monochrome or 4 colors at the consumer level.  Sound equal to the Adlib or sound blaster in quality.   Games and software were written for it and  and sold as "Tandy compatible".   Then there is having a full OS and GUI in Rom.  Which made it all deceptively fast until one had to access a disk. 
    It made one not mind running an 8086 (from AMD at 10 Mhz) in 1989.    That's 8086 with no bloody 1, 2, 3, orrr 4. Thinking back on it I feel like Scotty on an episode of TNG.
     
    As for what I had in that ISA slot. 
     

     
    That blazing fast 2400 baud modem.  Notice it is an expansion card.  I had expected a modem to be an acoustic coupler like the one seen in War Games.  Never could hack NORAD. 
     
    Well I live in Chicago.  So yeah.   There was a radio shack in every shopping mall and even some mini malls.   Before the internet, in a smaller town, and before fast shipping services like Fed EX it had to be hard. 
     
     
     
    As you can see from the above a 386 was not in the cards for me.  I went from the above right to a 486 Tandy Sensation II (Which was replaced by a nearly identical computer from them the 3200)  One of the first to have a CD Rom drive. 
     
    The bolded there is part of what I am saying.  People like you and me are not average.  The average computer user is really just better off buying a computer and upgrading it latter to whatever that computer is able to upgrade to.  
     
    Think about what games most people play even?  How many people are playing MS FS  or Cyberpunk?  How many people are running high end science packages?  How many people are streaming out to audiences?   
     
    We are  enthusiast or hobbyist whose value to companies line AMD or Nvidia isn't really our sales.  Our real value is that we influence others around us.  At the high end of that are people like Linus, either Linus, and his company/ operating system.   (Depending on the Linus).  At the lower end... I'll bet you are someone people you know ask for advice about computers.    That then influences what other people we know buy.  
     
    Which means that any of the AMD APU's will be drop in upgrades.  That computer could take a Ryzen 5700g when it comes out.  An 8C 16T beast with graphics.  

    Then it can also take every bit of a meaty cooler on something like a 3060 or 3060ti.  Which for most people would be enough to run Linux as a host and Windows as a gaming guest or just have a very good experience for many MANY years in one OS. 


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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to Bitter in old dGPUs worse than modern iGPUs   
    I recall a few years ago I was shocked to find out that my Geforce 9800GT was WORSE than the integrated graphics on my i5 4590. That  was an eye opener!
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to Spotty in My new PC on a budget! PLZ HELP   
    If you would like to discuss the video about this build, please use the video thread in the LTT Official section.
    If you want to help people with building their own PC, or would like help with your own, please check out the New Builds & Planning section of the forum.
     
     
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to Light-Yagami in XPS 9700 further undervolting results   
    I have a 6700K in my desktop rig. I'm liquid cooling it, and it's overclocked to 4.7ghz locked at locked voltage.. It's been like that for.. 4 years now? 5? I got pretty lucky, most skylake chips don't overclock that well. Mine can actually hold 4.8ghz stable, but I can't cool it because of the stock TIM under the IHS.. and I'm not planning on delliding. In Cinebench R23, it scores 6568pts as it stands. And I'm okay with that.
     
    Funny enough - while skylake didn't overclock very well, it was an incredible undervolter. Even skylake laptops can usually get away with insanely low voltages, contested only by Intel 10th gen, and even that only rarely.
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to FakeKGB in Would you switch to Linux (assuming u already aren't using linux) if it had the vast selection of software that windows has?   
    I guess it's just my experience, then.
    I've never been able to get more than one OS on a drive - all but one craps out.
    No pattern between which ones die.
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to FakeKGB in Would you switch to Linux (assuming u already aren't using linux) if it had the vast selection of software that windows has?   
    On my Crucial M4 128GB, I have Windows installed.
    On an 80GB HDD, I have Linux Mint 17.3 installed.
    You're not limited to one OS per device - I know someone here had 8 at one point.
    You can - with a LOT of tinkering - get multiple OS's on one drive, but it's better to just do one OS on one drive.
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    PianoPlayer88Key got a reaction from Seban in Cheap soldering iron recommendations around 20£ or so   
    Yeah £/$20 sounds muy barato.
    My dad thinks he paid that, maybe $25 or so, at a surplus place for this iron (or another one of his that's somewhat similar, but not quite the same) -- in the mid/late 1970s or so.  (He also told me that soldering irons/stations he was looking at could go for upwards of $60-80 or so back then.)

     
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    PianoPlayer88Key got a reaction from MultiGamerClub in My new PC on a budget! PLZ HELP   
    I'm running the Hyper 212 Evo in a Fractal Design Define R5 case, currently with the side panels off for easier access to the internals.
    Just did a Cinebench R23 run, and it hit 92°C on the hottest core at stock settings.  From what I've observed, less demanding applications usually only get up into the 60s, maybe 70s °C at stock settings, last I remember.  Also earlier versions of Cinebench, like R15, could run around 70°C or so I think, and could get about 4.7 GHz with little effort or 4.8 GHz by pushing the voltage a bit (and getting higher temps).
    (Also it would be better to make this its own topic in either the CPUs or Cooling subforum; also the 4790K is several years old now, you'd probably be better off with a much newer CPU.  I use a Clevo laptop with an i7-6700K for travel use - have it undervolted so under normal use it stays under about 65-70°C or so under load.)
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to Epicgamerpogchamp in My new PC on a budget! PLZ HELP   
    I think you should simply flush your money down the toilet and flex on the haters
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    PianoPlayer88Key reacted to C2Z2 in My new PC on a budget! PLZ HELP   
    Budget (including currency): $1500USD before tax 
    Country: USA
    Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Should work for gaming and Creative cloud
    Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 
    I am building my first PC with a budget of $1500USD and need some help with getting the price down, i'm not sure which part I need to downgrade but I have attached my list for your reference :) I am also not 100% sure if everything is compatible so if you have have any suggestions for what I could change to make this build worth my money that would be awesome!
     
    Thanks!
     
    C2Z2

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    PianoPlayer88Key got a reaction from NZgamer in Experiences with non-techies   
    Ahh, and probably much newer too.  (Also when I took that picture, the compressor wasn't even plugged in, I was just staging the picture.)
     
      
     
    Before my biological maternal grandmother passed away (around 2000 or so IIRC, multiple myeloma / bone cancer), when she came to visit from Massachusetts, my mom would have her smoke outside (grandma was a smoker), usually on the patio or just beyond that.  (It's got a roof over it, but otherwise open, with a couple posts supporting the roof across the long edge.)
     
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    PianoPlayer88Key got a reaction from Schnoz in Experiences with non-techies   
    Something like this? 😄
    The one we had before that (when I was a kid - born 1981; I think we got this one when I was in my late teens or 20s, I forget now) was fairly loud, but this one is capable of tripping the MAIN 100-amp breaker for the entire property when powered on.  (We've found that plugging it into a particular outlet in the living room, near where my computer is (but not the same one and probably not the same circuit), seems to work.  BTW the house was built in 1962 and not all the outlets are grounded. I presume newer houses would have less of an issue.)
     
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    PianoPlayer88Key got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Will dual-die cards ever come back?   
    I wonder if chiplet designs would be what replaces SLI / Crossfire....
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