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atxcyclist

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from Mel0nMan in What is the worst tech catastrophe you have experienced?   
    One of the worst: I lent my office a workstation I built in order for us to run 3D renderings for architectural projects. During a 20+ hour rendering job, the PSU ignited and destroyed the whole system. Thankfully we had backup of all the files.
     
    All other catastrophes have been hard drives dying, I’ve not really had any other significant hardware failures.
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    atxcyclist got a reaction from The_russian in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Every time I see these pictures, I am thankful I live somewhere that doesn't salt the roads.
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    atxcyclist got a reaction from whm1974 in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Do you have a Holland & Holland in there? Who just has a box of .500 Nitro sitting around, especially since that's probably a $200 box of ammo, haha.
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    atxcyclist got a reaction from FakeKGB in cat thread   
    It’s getting cold, but he always finds the warmest spot in the house.

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from NinJake in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Just a stock image, I'll get mine in a few days.
     
     

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    atxcyclist reacted to Wooden Law - Black in SSD TIER LIST   
    - PNY CS3030: it changed its hardware recently, like all ex-Phison E12 SSDs (Sabrent Rocket, Corsair MP510, Silicon Power P34A80, etc.) it has now the Phison E12S (which is different from the E12 non-S since the smaller size, the nichel IHS, the smaller node and the less DRAM capacity) with probably TLC 96L, so Kioxia BiCS4 or Micron B27A/B27B (Micron B27A/B27B has higher performance - if I remember correctly 80 MB/s vs 57 MB/s - and endurance) and a DRAM cache. It is good SSD, but it can cause problems with AMD in terms of performance.
     
    - Silicon Power P34A80: also this is a ex-Phison E12 SSD and now it has a almost same controller (Silicon Motion SM2262ENG - both are eight-channel with 32 CE and the same ECC, but the E12 has more core and the SM2262ENG is higher performing in 4K), but it changed the NANDs from 64L TLC Kioxia (BiCS3) to IMFT (Intel/Micron) 64L TLC (B17A probably), so of course an improve as reliability. It has a DDR3 DRAM cache. I prefer this than the PNY since the controller doesn’t cause problems on AMD.
     
    - Inland Premium: Phison E12S with Kioxia BiCS4 TLC 3D and a DRAM cache. Supposedly it has the same performance as PNY, in fact I would avoid it for the higher price.
     
    - WD SN750: one of the best PCIe 3.0 SSD on the business. In-house controller (tri-core, eight-channel, 32 CE architecture) with SanDisk/Kioxia 64L TLC (BiCS3) flash and a DDR3 DRAM cache. Probably the Silicon Power is more reliable because it has better flash, but it is worse as performance after the SLC cache.  
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    atxcyclist got a reaction from mr moose in [Update: MS Backpedals] 1 7th Gen Intel CPU Supported by Windows 11, NO 1st Gen Ryzen to be added. Older hardware will not be blocked from Windows 11   
    Same, I took Microsoft up on the 8.1-->10 upgrade for my workstation at my office, but usually if I'm moving to a new version it always goes with a full new build for it.
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    atxcyclist got a reaction from Jason 57 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    I live in Texas, and the storm that came through a few months back was an eye-opener for many people about disaster preparedness, and I decided I need to step my game up a little more.
     
    I've got multiple types of camp stoves/fuels, extra blankets, canned food, water filtration, and first aid covered, but didn't have a generator. So since the rush on them has waned slightly, and stock has improved, I bought a 2200watt surge/1800 watt continuous invertor generator, a Westinghouse iGen2200. Plus it has the benefit of being portable, so outside of disasters I can take it with me if I'll want/need it.
     
     

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from Dissitesuxba11s in Show off your latest purchase!   
    I live in Texas, and the storm that came through a few months back was an eye-opener for many people about disaster preparedness, and I decided I need to step my game up a little more.
     
    I've got multiple types of camp stoves/fuels, extra blankets, canned food, water filtration, and first aid covered, but didn't have a generator. So since the rush on them has waned slightly, and stock has improved, I bought a 2200watt surge/1800 watt continuous invertor generator, a Westinghouse iGen2200. Plus it has the benefit of being portable, so outside of disasters I can take it with me if I'll want/need it.
     
     

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from FmPhenom in Show off your latest purchase!   
    I live in Texas, and the storm that came through a few months back was an eye-opener for many people about disaster preparedness, and I decided I need to step my game up a little more.
     
    I've got multiple types of camp stoves/fuels, extra blankets, canned food, water filtration, and first aid covered, but didn't have a generator. So since the rush on them has waned slightly, and stock has improved, I bought a 2200watt surge/1800 watt continuous invertor generator, a Westinghouse iGen2200. Plus it has the benefit of being portable, so outside of disasters I can take it with me if I'll want/need it.
     
     

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from sub68 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    I live in Texas, and the storm that came through a few months back was an eye-opener for many people about disaster preparedness, and I decided I need to step my game up a little more.
     
    I've got multiple types of camp stoves/fuels, extra blankets, canned food, water filtration, and first aid covered, but didn't have a generator. So since the rush on them has waned slightly, and stock has improved, I bought a 2200watt surge/1800 watt continuous invertor generator, a Westinghouse iGen2200. Plus it has the benefit of being portable, so outside of disasters I can take it with me if I'll want/need it.
     
     

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from Lord Mirdalan in Your unpopular (non-political, non-offensive) opinions!   
    Cats make better pets than dogs, unless you need a “working” animal, but then it’s more like an employee than a pet.
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    atxcyclist got a reaction from sub68 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Razer DeathAdder. My office mouse crapped-out so I replaced it with the mouse I use with my laptop, so then I had to replace that one. I think it has double the sensor resolution of the mouse it replaces, so an upgrade of sorts.

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from bondoao1 in Reduce Air Conditioner noise?   
    You would never want to wrap a blanket or anything around a compressor unit, they need airflow to dissipate heat. I realize they sell things that do this, but it would be a really bad idea. Focus on sound-absorbing curtains and sound deadening inside your house, your drywall carries a lot more noise through reverberation than you realize.
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    atxcyclist got a reaction from LAwLz in Microsoft makes things worse: Windows 11 upgrade video blasted as being "tone deaf"   
    People are running insider builds on Sandy Bridge, Haswell, and even Core2Quad systems though, so the security measures are clearly not mandatory for operation of the kernel. Microsoft putting a limitation on hardware would mean something, if lacking those features were keeping you from being able to run the OS. If the situation were like old AMD Phenom systems missing instructions sets and being unable to launch certain software, that is a legitimate reason. Realistically if it's like every version of Windows since at least 7, the heavy security features like drive encryption won't even be supported on the consumer versions of the OS anyway.
     
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    atxcyclist got a reaction from AlwaysFSX in In the US, life cycle emissions for EVs are 60-68% lower than gasoline.   
    Probably not ignorant of EV news, but argumentative about EVs and prescribing solutions for everyone else without much experience. It’s someone that has never driven any real distance in a vehicle and doesn’t understand why anyone would ever do that; Just out of touch.
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    atxcyclist got a reaction from leadeater in In the US, life cycle emissions for EVs are 60-68% lower than gasoline.   
    I serviced an electric drill a few months back, took some solvent to the commutator to clean the carbon fouling off. I've done the same thing to starters in cars many times over the years, cleaning and re-lubricating them instead of replacing one that sticks or fails to engage. Absolutely nothing with moving parts and friction is completely maintenance-free. Even the hinge pins on the doors in your house should be cleaned and lubricated occasionally, people just rarely do it.
     
    The Tesla maintenance shop is not far from my house. If it were only dealing with tires, washer fluid, and brake pads every 40k miles, why would Tesla need a 20 bay shop? It's because the motor gearboxes/axles need service, the battery cooling systems need service, even the software/firmware in the chassis management systems need to be updated occasionally. And they also need repairs, more than people seem to realize that share your your mindset. You don't just buy a Tesla and only put tires on it for hundreds of thousands of miles, there are lots of systems on any car outside of the engine and transmission that need service, and that is no different on a Tesla or other EVs.
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    atxcyclist got a reaction from FrodoX570 in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Rousted this thing from its slumber. 500mhz G3e, 512mb ram, 16mb Rage 128 Pro AGP video, and a 40gb hard drive. It’s been stored in a closet for many years at this point, I used it for a while around 2007 after buying it from a GoodWill. I have no real use for it currently, but good to see it still boots.
     
    Just for grins I fired up GLquake on there, still runs alright!
     
     

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from Kilrah in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Rousted this thing from its slumber. 500mhz G3e, 512mb ram, 16mb Rage 128 Pro AGP video, and a 40gb hard drive. It’s been stored in a closet for many years at this point, I used it for a while around 2007 after buying it from a GoodWill. I have no real use for it currently, but good to see it still boots.
     
    Just for grins I fired up GLquake on there, still runs alright!
     
     

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from Rex Hite in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Rousted this thing from its slumber. 500mhz G3e, 512mb ram, 16mb Rage 128 Pro AGP video, and a 40gb hard drive. It’s been stored in a closet for many years at this point, I used it for a while around 2007 after buying it from a GoodWill. I have no real use for it currently, but good to see it still boots.
     
    Just for grins I fired up GLquake on there, still runs alright!
     
     

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from Mel0nMan in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Rousted this thing from its slumber. 500mhz G3e, 512mb ram, 16mb Rage 128 Pro AGP video, and a 40gb hard drive. It’s been stored in a closet for many years at this point, I used it for a while around 2007 after buying it from a GoodWill. I have no real use for it currently, but good to see it still boots.
     
    Just for grins I fired up GLquake on there, still runs alright!
     
     

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from Schnoz in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Rousted this thing from its slumber. 500mhz G3e, 512mb ram, 16mb Rage 128 Pro AGP video, and a 40gb hard drive. It’s been stored in a closet for many years at this point, I used it for a while around 2007 after buying it from a GoodWill. I have no real use for it currently, but good to see it still boots.
     
    Just for grins I fired up GLquake on there, still runs alright!
     
     

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from BrianTheElectrician in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Rousted this thing from its slumber. 500mhz G3e, 512mb ram, 16mb Rage 128 Pro AGP video, and a 40gb hard drive. It’s been stored in a closet for many years at this point, I used it for a while around 2007 after buying it from a GoodWill. I have no real use for it currently, but good to see it still boots.
     
    Just for grins I fired up GLquake on there, still runs alright!
     
     

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    atxcyclist got a reaction from YouSirAreADudeSir in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Rousted this thing from its slumber. 500mhz G3e, 512mb ram, 16mb Rage 128 Pro AGP video, and a 40gb hard drive. It’s been stored in a closet for many years at this point, I used it for a while around 2007 after buying it from a GoodWill. I have no real use for it currently, but good to see it still boots.
     
    Just for grins I fired up GLquake on there, still runs alright!
     
     

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    atxcyclist reacted to BrianTheElectrician in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Well, as of yesterday I can begin learning about and experimenting with Atari computers... Picked this up at a local thrift store that I left my number at in case they got in any old computers. A manager actually called me yesterday that one had come in if I was interested and arrived to this GEM. It boots up and has a 720k disk drive, which is working (formatted a 720k disk on it last night). Didn't come with a mouse but have an adapter on order to be able to use a ps/2 one. Not bad for $50 😛
     
    From what I can find, its a 1040ST, which is an upgraded 520ST. It has a Motorola 68000 CPU and 1mb of ram. I believe these were released in 1986.

     
     
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